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Looking for Defender side art, or detailed photos
« on: May 01, 2003, 01:07:58 am »
Hey gang, I'm looking for Defender side art (vector Illustrator type format), or detailed photos so I can trace it in illustrator.  I'd be glad to share the results if I do.

Actually, I'm looking for the side, the front, and the bezel art.

I have some decent control panel art if you would like to trade.

Pics of the current project are here. http://homepage.mac.com/mahuti/Mamecab/PhotoAlbum12.html
« Last Edit: May 07, 2003, 04:44:25 pm by mahuti »
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Re:Looking for Defender side art, or detailed photos
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2003, 02:34:09 am »
You do know that Defender is a stencilled game right? So it was just painted with a stencil and a spray can.

New stencils are available if you want to go that route.
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Re:Looking for Defender side art, or detailed photos
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2003, 02:37:58 am »
Oh crud. Your Defender had side art and you painted over it?

That could have been salvaged. It really would have just been a matter of repainting what was already there.

You may still be able to salvage it if you strip off that black paint you put on it.

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Re:Looking for Defender side art, or detailed photos
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2003, 09:36:10 am »
You do know that Defender is a stencilled game right? So it was just painted with a stencil and a spray can.

New stencils are available if you want to go that route.

If stencils are available, I would like to see where. I have looked at many sites, and haven't found any stencil sets yet. Some of the sites that I found links to that were supposed to have stencil sets for Defender, didn't.

Anyway, the original art was a total loss. It was under several coats of paint, and the cabinet was pretty beat up. At the time I wasn't planning on using it. The more I restored the cab, though, the more it was making sense to return it to original Defender glory. Had I decided to do it from the start, I would have traced the art.

Again, if anyone has links to a site that carries Defender stencils, please contact me.
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Re:Looking for Defender side art, or detailed photos
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2003, 10:00:19 am »
Don't know of any stencils, but if you have a good graphics file of it, borrow a projector to blow it up onto the side of your cabinet and trace it....
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Re:Looking for Defender side art, or detailed photos
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2003, 10:46:06 am »
I have an office with a production studio. I'll probably have them print it out at full size, attach it to something, and then router the stencils out.

I made some artwork myself out of pics I had laying around, but the cabinets at angles, so the artwork is skewed.. now I have to see if I can run KPT vector effects efficiently enough to bring those pics back into a flat plane.  
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Re:Looking for Defender side art, or detailed photos
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2003, 03:01:22 pm »
Yeah, I tried contacting that guy, with no response. They aren't available at the site he mentions, either. At least, not that I could find.
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Re:Looking for Defender side art, or detailed photos
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2003, 03:15:04 pm »
Hmm, maybe something happened with them and Williams, since I've seen the stencils there, and now they offer no williams products at all.. Odd.

 I repro'd my defender using the original outlines on the cabinet itseld, and just looking at pics of cabinets from places like ebay etc.

http://www.mameworld.net/massive/Cabinet/Defender/defender.htm

Good luck with the project, they look great in a gamesroom when they're done!
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Re:Looking for Defender side art, or detailed photos
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2003, 07:07:16 pm »
 Thats interesting that ArcadeRenovations took all their Willaims stuff off their site. I wonder if Williams is going after companies selling bootleg repro's like Namco.