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Author Topic: Crystal Castles restoration - * TRADED *  (Read 4618 times)

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Crystal Castles restoration - * TRADED *
« on: February 26, 2005, 01:42:59 pm »
So as of today, I own Crystal Castles!

It's a little beat up, but fairly good over-all. The red in the gems on the front art has faded and there are a couple patches of scraped up art on the sides. Screen burn is noticeable, unfortunately and the marquee area needs fixin. (It's missing the middle Atari logo! AHH!). Overall a nice looking machine though.
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Re: Added Crystal Castles to my collection!
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2005, 03:13:06 pm »
Looks like Quarter Arcade sells the speaker area art:
http://www.quarterarcade.com/GamePicture.aspx?c=&g=3382&o=2&m=0

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Re: Added Crystal Castles to my collection!
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2005, 11:39:46 am »
Nice score.....I've got one I'm slowly working on that's in pretty bad shape....

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Re: Added Crystal Castles to my collection!
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2005, 12:18:01 am »
Having owned Crystal Castles and many other silk screened atari cabinets I can say that a few hours with a careful hand and a sharpie will have that sideart looking good as new again, they screen the black on it last, and the black is always the first color to rub off. You will probably find that 90 percent of the flaws in your artwork are missing black.
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Re: Added Crystal Castles to my collection!
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2005, 01:12:41 am »
Nice!  Crystal Castles is one of the few arcade games I hope to own an original of someday.    One of my earliest arcade memories is begging my mom for quarters to play it at Izzy's pizza. :)  Good times...

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Re: Added Crystal Castles to my collection!
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2005, 09:34:42 am »
i have a crystal castles "kit" if anyone is interested. the kit consists of:
complete uncut wire harness
audio board
working pcb
marqee
control panel w/trackball
all of this came out of my dig dug cabinet so the cp will fit a dig dug. i dont know if it will fit a dedicated machine.



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Re: Added Crystal Castles to my collection!
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2005, 11:56:13 am »
Having owned Crystal Castles and many other silk screened atari cabinets I can say that a few hours with a careful hand and a sharpie will have that sideart looking good as new again, they screen the black on it last, and the black is always the first color to rub off. You will probably find that 90 percent of the flaws in your artwork are missing black.

Unfortunately, the biggest cosmetic problems on this one are:

1. Front art has faded reds. All the gems are now almost white. (Strangely, bentley's hat is still perfect red!)
2. The white on the sides has yellowed. Can anything be done about that?

Other than that, I already ordered repro marquee, speaker overlay, and CP overlay from ArcadeRenovations.
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Re: Added Crystal Castles to my collection!
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2005, 01:56:09 am »
The white might clean back up to be white again, often yellowing is actual nicotine staining.
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Re: Added Crystal Castles to my collection!
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2005, 06:21:31 pm »
What would you wash the sides with? Is a brush too abrasive? Should i use only water, or is soap ok?
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Re: Crystal Castles restoration
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2008, 01:11:07 pm »
More pics in various stages:

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Re: Crystal Castles restoration
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2008, 01:15:32 pm »
More pics of the broken marquee being reassembled, glued, clamped...

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Re: Crystal Castles restoration
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2008, 01:25:50 pm »
And I thought I was slow with restoring....... :D

Nice one ! Shame it's not a DK.







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Re: Crystal Castles restoration
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2008, 01:36:52 pm »
Those are old photos. I was slow on posting.   ;)
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Re: Crystal Castles restoration
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2008, 07:36:29 pm »
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Nice one ! Shame it's not a DK.


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Re: Crystal Castles restoration
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2008, 11:17:27 am »
Here's some recent photos, before I announce that....

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Re: Crystal Castles restoration
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2008, 11:18:56 am »
... as of last week, I've traded this machine away.
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Re: Crystal Castles restoration
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2008, 02:41:32 pm »
For the SW ?