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Xevious, Lunar Lander and Space Invaders Deluxe
« on: October 26, 2019, 02:00:56 am »
Hey there guys, I am looking to make some Raspberry Pi quarter scale machines.  I am looking for some specific art.  Space Invaders Deluxe Kick Plate, Xevious Back Splash, and Lunar Lander Side ART.  If these are not available I would love to get my hands on either scans or Hi-Res Pics so that I might vectorize it my self.  Thanks ahead of time for you help guys.

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Re: Xevious, Lunar Lander and Space Invaders Deluxe
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2019, 03:06:39 am »
I wasn't able to find anyone with scans or hires pictures for any of the art I was looking for so I decided to take matters into my own hands.  I found a really crappy picture of the Xevious backsplash, I adjusted the angles using the lens correction in Photoshop and came up with this....

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Re: Xevious, Lunar Lander and Space Invaders Deluxe
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2019, 03:13:51 am »
I wasn't too awfully impressed with what I had to work with as my illustrator vectoring skills are self taught and very basic.  I realized that much of the more difficult sections of the image are almost exactly the same as some of the images used in the side art.  Hats off to whoever did the side art.  It's amazing.  I hope I am not stepping on anybody's toes in using pieces of it.  Most of the other shapes were mostly line art.  I told myself, "You can do this!!" and set to work.  After about two hours, this is what I came up with.  It's not perfect, but as this file doesn't seem to exist I'm pretty happy with my progress.  Let me know what you think and keep in mind I know just about enough about vector art to be dangerous.


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Re: Xevious, Lunar Lander and Space Invaders Deluxe
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2019, 07:03:59 pm »
Great work.
Some slightly more detailed image (click to enlarge):

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Re: Xevious, Lunar Lander and Space Invaders Deluxe
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2019, 03:02:59 am »
Great work.
Some slightly more detailed image (click to enlarge):

That's soooo awesome RaspBear.  Thanks much!!  It'll help me finish some of the parts that were too blurry to figure out!  Finally had some time to get a little further!

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Re: Xevious, Lunar Lander and Space Invaders Deluxe
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2019, 06:14:22 pm »
Another picture with additional details:


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Re: Xevious, Lunar Lander and Space Invaders Deluxe
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2019, 12:37:47 am »
Thanks much!

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Re: Xevious, Lunar Lander and Space Invaders Deluxe
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2019, 07:37:41 pm »
Almost finished,  a lot of little fiddely points need to be cleaned up.  I think I will color match using the .ai side art.

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Re: Xevious, Lunar Lander and Space Invaders Deluxe
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2019, 08:09:33 pm »
This is good BYOAC
This forum needs more threads about Arcade 1Up cabinets.

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Re: Xevious, Lunar Lander and Space Invaders Deluxe
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2019, 12:58:42 am »
Thanks much!

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Re: Xevious, Lunar Lander and Space Invaders Deluxe
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2019, 06:42:00 pm »
Another update, I think that I have finally hit my skill ceiling.  I hoped to make it as perfect as possible.  I thought I did pretty good considering the first blurry jpeg that I had to work with.  Thankfully RaspBear came to my aid.  Thanks much by the way.  I will be color matching to the sideart, which I think was done by ZORG.  Somebody out there fact check me if you can, I would like to give credit where credit is due.  I originally started this because I purchased a 17 inch Quarter Scale Galaga cabinet (I think you guys know what I'm talking about).  I was pretty happy with it but I thought that with a lot of effort and elbow grease, I could do better.  I will probably eventually get to the Galaga cabinet but I wanted to to Xevious first.  Seeing as how the back splash will be on a 17 inch cabinet (which will make the back splash 5.9 inches wide by 3.7 inches tall) no one will be able to see my obvious mistakes.  I will eventually go back and correct these mistakes as my illustrator skills increase but for my purposes it will work for now.  If anybody out there has pictures or hi-res scans of Lunar Lander art and the Space Invaders Deluxe Kick Plate, I will be attempting those after I finish color matching the Xevious back splash to the side art and cleaning it up a bit more. 

My next couple issues don't deal with art.  I will be making quarter scale micro switch joystick and push button replicas as well as trying to tackle the Lunar Lander thruster control panel at 1/4 scale.  Probably use a potentiometer hack of some sort.  Anyway keep watching here for artwork updates and look in the Project announcements for the 1/4 scale machine updates.  I'll probably start Xevious in the next couple of weeks.

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Re: Xevious, Lunar Lander and Space Invaders Deluxe
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2019, 11:08:36 pm »
OK!  Finally all the fiddely little accent lines are finished.  Now all I need to do is clean up and color match!  Enjoy!

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Re: Xevious, Lunar Lander and Space Invaders Deluxe
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2019, 03:02:21 pm »
Decided to take a break from Xevious.  Looking at all the colors hour upon hour kind of wrecks the eyes.  Decided to focus on the Space Invaders Kick Plate for a couple of days.  Don't worry, I go back and clean up and color match the Xevious back splash soon.  Anywho, after a couple of hours I was able to turn this....

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Re: Xevious, Lunar Lander and Space Invaders Deluxe
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2019, 03:07:31 pm »
Into this....

Space Invaders Deluxe art was stenciled on the cabinet so I am doing my best to recreate that same look.

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Re: Xevious, Lunar Lander and Space Invaders Deluxe
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2019, 03:25:37 am »
Got a little bit further....  What do you guys think?  Any feedback would be welcome...

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Re: Xevious, Lunar Lander and Space Invaders Deluxe
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2019, 03:27:30 am »
Things would go a lot smoother if I had some hires pics....  Anybody out there with a Space Invaders Deluxe cab willing to help out with pics?

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Re: Xevious, Lunar Lander and Space Invaders Deluxe
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2019, 02:47:32 am »
Got a little further.  Lots of people looking but was hoping for comments.

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Re: Xevious, Lunar Lander and Space Invaders Deluxe
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2019, 08:09:17 am »
Cant help at all, but will say it looks like it's heading in the right direction  :applaud: :applaud: Looking forward to seeing the build guide on the replica controls too :)

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Re: Xevious, Lunar Lander and Space Invaders Deluxe
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2019, 02:36:17 am »
Got a little further, I know my skills aren't up to snuff but I am learning quite a bit as I go.

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Re: Xevious, Lunar Lander and Space Invaders Deluxe
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2019, 07:09:54 am »
I wish I could help you. All I can offer is some cheer leading. :applaud: :applaud:

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Re: Xevious, Lunar Lander and Space Invaders Deluxe
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2019, 11:22:07 pm »
Thanks Mike!

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Re: Xevious, Lunar Lander and Space Invaders Deluxe
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2019, 02:11:27 am »
I decided to restart the Space Invaders Deluxe Kick Plate.  Somebody was kind enough to hit me with a better pic.  I am quite a bit happier with the results.  What do you guys think?

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Re: Xevious, Lunar Lander and Space Invaders Deluxe
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2019, 02:28:58 am »
I am really liking this new version more and more.  I wish that some one had a scan though :laugh:

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Re: Xevious, Lunar Lander and Space Invaders Deluxe
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2019, 02:22:04 am »
OK guys here is what I've come up with so far.  I think I will add a little more fading on some of the sharper edges to re-create the stenciled look.  As these were all stenciled each cabinet had it own unique flaws.  I'll try to give that kind of feel.  After that I will color match it as well as I can.  Anybody have paint codes for this cabinet?  That would help greatly. 

I have been looking around at some liquid resin 3D printers and have finally decided to break my piggy bank and buy an Anycubic Photon 3D resin printer.  I will be printing quarter scale joysticks and buttons with this unit as well as as close to possible replica coin doors, speaker grills, recessed cabinet handles and wheels for those cabinets that had wheels.  I will be trying to make these cabinets as realistic as possible.  If anybody has 3D models for Williams, Bally Midway, Atari, Namco or Coin door models for any of the cabinets below hit me with a PM.  Thanks for looking guys. 

Q*Bert
Moon Patrol
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Jr.
Popeye
Centipede
Burger Time
Ms. Pac-Man
Galaga
Pac-Man
Galaxian
Space Invaders Deluxe
Space Invaders
Missile Command
Super Pac-Man
Joust
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Asteroids Deluxe
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Lunar Lander
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Missile Command
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Re: Xevious, Lunar Lander and Space Invaders Deluxe
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2019, 02:34:21 am »
Started working on Lunar Lander side art!

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Re: Xevious, Lunar Lander and Space Invaders Deluxe
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2019, 02:38:21 am »
Sorry guys, I don't know what that turned out blurry.  Here it comes again. 

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Re: Xevious, Lunar Lander and Space Invaders Deluxe
« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2019, 02:38:49 am »
Much better! 8)