Parts were ordered, pieces were assembled, beer was consumed, and a lot of swearing was involved. If you've ever worked on a MAME cabinet, you know exactly what I'm talking about. If you have yet to go through the experience, you have yet to meet Satan and his giggling minions.
Actually I'm exaggerating a bit. Yes, it was a bitch. But every time I made it through an extra-difficult hurdle I would stand back to admire my progress... and the pain and misery would fade away. As we all know, anything worthwhile is usually very difficult.
So now, other than a couple of tiny details such as ordering a final marquee to replace the shitty color copy I have in place now, the cabinet is finished.
I promise to post photos soon, stay tuned.