Sunday, 6 January 2013
Some nice t-mold ordered
Unfortunately after a long search I still haven't managed to find an identical replacement for it. I did already purchase on Ebay a bag of five small sample t-mold offcuts to see what they could look like on the cabinet.
The modern t-mold you can buy these days looks quite cheap and they don't come with the grove pattern. The colours also look quite matt. The best modern t-mold seems to be the chrome version, however I quite liked the brass/gold colour of the original t-mold on the cabinet as it went well with the wood colour.
Yesterday for the first time I spotted on Ebay a good candidate t-mold for the cabinet. I had never seen it on an arcade cabinet before. Looks like something that would be seen on the side of a casino table! Its a gold edged t-mold with a blue pattern on the surface. I think this will work, as the blue will also go with the blue theme I have adopted for the screen bezel. Also blue is the colour that seems to have been unofficially adopted by MB for their European Vectrex promotion - and my goal is to make the finished arcade cabinet look like a real cabinet that could have been produced by MB. Anyway I have just ordered 25m of the stuff!