> Side art arrived today safe.
> Iíll try to get it scanned this week.
> Itís got a little damaged upper left corner which was visible on ebay so hopefully
> someone here is biting at the bit to do the cleanup.
Yes, I saw that. But at least the damage seems to be in a place that is not graphically intense, I suppose it won't be that difficult to restore, if someone skilled put the hands on it at some point.
> Also, how will this be incorporated into Mame?
> Maybe a custom bezel?
This game has a dedicated bezel already, I did the scan/stitching myself and sent it to Mr.DO together with the Guardians Of The Hood bezel, but it also has to be cleaned by someone skilled. Since the WIP page has no updates for quite some time now, this bezel is not there yet.
Side arts do not appear during emulation (yet), the main purpose of having it scanned is preservation of the original artwork.
Regarding the scan: since the art seems to have some air bubbles inside, I would suggest you to take off the artwork from the original sticker and paste it onto a clean/plain/thicker sheet of paper to make the art surface as smooth as possible, it will allow a better scan. I used this technique to scan my Pit-Fighter/Jail Break/Guardians Of The Hood sidearts. But it is a suggestion only, if you have a better technique, do it your way