> OK, I'm not saying this is 100% or anything. I'm working off some crappy low-res pics
> of the (original)control panel. But I've been zooming in/out on blurry images and
> comparing it to some vintage posters/flyers/etc, and have done some pretty cool stuff
> I am NOT sure on the Japanese Kanji on the 1P/2P Buttons, or on the sticker to the
> left. All the other images seem to be accurate for the original cabinet, with some
> (minor) placement issues on some of the text/images on the control panel.
> I'm not calling this done by any means. But for a Bezel with the completed original
> overlay, this is the best I've seen. Not that the bar is very high; in fact, I've
> never really seen one .
> As always, your comments appreciated.
Ya know... I think there are possibilities here... I just went through all my pics, and I think this might be doable... I'm going to post a bunch of pics as replies to this thread after typing this:
-- Dimensions: should be the same as the existing Tank Batallion artwork in MAME, as it's the same cabinet, just different graphics. Current MAME Artwork is 3189x4000. One of the pics below is a "rough" idea of what it should look like.
-- Instruction Card: I have a Japanese cocktail instruction card... all of the details listed on the upright are also listed in the card, just in different sections... that should help you create the detail for the bottom left. The cabinet pic below also has pretty good detail on the instructions.
-- Colors: Below is a pretty good pic of a cabinet... you can get a better eye on the colors in this pic. The red, blue, and yellow should essentially be the same as the current Pac-Man bezel in MAME Artwork. (Also posted below for reference). The orange, you can get out of the cabinet pic. The bottom of the control panel is faded... those should be red stripes all the way down... I also attached a pic of my miniature Namco model cabinet I got last year, in case that helps. (though, there are some things incorrect on it... refer to the actual cabinet for character placement and other details).
--Notice how the orange circle overlaps the orange rectangular border, and extends all the way to the edge of the bezel.
-- The character on the bottom right seems to skinny... compare to the bezel and cabinet pics.
-- Between the cabinet pic and the instruction card pic, you should be able to nail that down pretty good.
-- Font on "CONTROL" needs fixing... cabinet pic should help with that.
-- White streaks above bottom left character need fixing... these are missing to the left of the bottom right character.
-- Missing white highlights on energizer in hand of bottom left character.
-- Cherry's need some detail work, and correct placement... cabinet pic will help with that.
I think that's everything? Reference pics below this post.
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