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Title: The Rescue of the CK Bezel-artwork
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 21, 2010, 02:52:22 PM
As you all can read in this post (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=1768.0), there was a horrifying accident !

Ever since, Bela is looking for a new Bezel to replace the broken bezel on his Crazy Kong.
some time ago there was a CK on marktplaats along with a Centipede.

Anyway, as you all know i love DK an CK because thats the game i played the most in the past.
I had an nonworking DK table, and it lives in my mothers attic.
Well since space is limited, my mother agreed with an upright only if i removed the table.

I contacted the seller, and we could not come together on the price he was asking fort his CK.

As you all know there is no Repro Artwork for CK, i asked robin if i could scan his artwork to help Bela out.
No offence to robin ofcourse, but i did not hear anything from him, so i contacted the seller of this CK with the question if i could come over to scan the bezel.

The seller was kind enough and willing to help fellow arcade lovers out and agreed that i come and scan the artwork.
What youre waiting for Etienne ? Lets GO !!!!

I grabbed the scanner from work, and put it in the case, Maximum protection ofcourse  :-*
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/ckbezel/1.jpg)

More protection, i don’t want that after the trip the scanner is not working due to bad packaging  ;)
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/ckbezel/2.jpg)


Everything loaded ? Scanner, CHECK! -  Laptop, CHECK!
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/ckbezel/3.jpg)


Route in navigation, CHECK! All systems GO!
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/ckbezel/4.jpg)


38,8 Km’s to go, not far today..  ETA 29 minutes..
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/ckbezel/Route.jpg)


Standard Stats picture:
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/ckbezel/5.jpg)


Not many exiting moments on the road since its only 40 Km’s and mostly highway.
I only spotted 2 hot air balloons in the sky..
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/ckbezel/6.jpg)


And here is my exit already..
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/ckbezel/7.jpg)


Again the hot air balloons , only now with a beautifull background ..
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/ckbezel/8.jpg)


This you cannot read almost, but it says right under the town name “you are there” ;D
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/ckbezel/9.jpg)


Arrived at the location, a warm welcome from the local residents :D
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/ckbezel/10.jpg)


The seller was a little later then me so i decided to take some pictures of the place..
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/ckbezel/11.jpg)

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/ckbezel/12.jpg)


Then i saw another “classic”
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/ckbezel/13.jpg)


And another, right next to the barn, where more residents live :)
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/ckbezel/14.jpg)


Oke, once the seller arrived, we entered the building and this what i came for…
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/ckbezel/15.jpg)


Armed with my weapons of choice i started to scan the artwork :
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/ckbezel/16.jpg)


Almost finished !
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/ckbezel/17.jpg)


Not much special on the way back, just a fuzzy shot of my exit before i got home again..
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/ckbezel/18.jpg)


Ending stats..
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/ckbezel/19.jpg)


Total Km’s : 92, countries : 1, provinces : 1, Total time spend: 4 hours

Now its time to work on those graphics  :twisted:


Title: Re: The Rescue of the CK Bezel-artwork
Post by: Belike on September 21, 2010, 03:11:48 PM
I think it's the greatest thing in our community, selfless helping of each other!!! ;D
Many thanks to Etienne for this great favour! ;)


Title: Re: The Rescue of the CK Bezel-artwork
Post by: Q*ris on September 21, 2010, 05:37:14 PM
Very nice thing to do indeed.
I'm pretty sure you know that already Etienne but just in case you don't this will spare you some time for sure:
to combine multiple images using photoshop:
First make sure they are all oriented the same way and place them in a folder.
Then in photoshop, choose: File/automate/photomerge
There you choose “reposition only” and point photoshop to the folder where your pictures are stored.

It works quite well (sometimes you just have to soften a bit the junction between two pictures by using the eraser tool on the mask layer).


Title: Re: The Rescue of the CK Bezel-artwork
Post by: Level42 on September 21, 2010, 06:33:31 PM
Wow dedication for sure !

So I'm a bit hasitant to ask but....not the side-art ?  ;D


Title: Re: The Rescue of the CK Bezel-artwork
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 21, 2010, 06:39:52 PM
Unfortunately it has "standard zaccaria" (http://www.zzzaccaria.com/photos_www/2005/universal_ebay.jpg) sideart  :'( , for sure if it had the monkey, i would have scan that also !

@chrischris, Thanx for the tips, i am starting with learning AI in this moment, and photoshop i only have basic knowledge, so it comes in very handy !

I use "panoramafactory" (http://www.panoramafactory.com/) in this moment to join pictures wich work quit well as i may say
you can give as much refference points as you like and the program does the rest , very reccomendable!


Title: Re: The Rescue of the CK Bezel-artwork
Post by: Level42 on September 21, 2010, 06:40:34 PM
Ah ! That explains it :)


Title: Re: The Rescue of the CK Bezel-artwork
Post by: ckong on September 21, 2010, 06:47:20 PM
That's a very nice thing to do Etiènne.  :spaceace:  And it is great artwork.


Title: Re: The Rescue of the CK Bezel-artwork
Post by: Ronald Reagan on September 21, 2010, 08:06:32 PM
thats very kind of you
 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: The Rescue of the CK Bezel-artwork
Post by: Superully on September 21, 2010, 08:23:00 PM
great job, etienne, that's what i call "helping out BIG TIME". your effort deserves at least give  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: The Rescue of the CK Bezel-artwork
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 21, 2010, 09:09:24 PM
Thank all of you, It was my pleasure

Now the hard part , the graphics work....
i stitched the 8 scans, and the file grow to 280 Mb  :o

My processor is cooking at the moment  ;D

Ofcourse while i was there i played some rounds with the seller  ;D
Guess who is player 1 and who is player 2  :lol: (no offence mr seller)

(http://www.opdenkelder.com/pics/ckbezel/15.jpg)


Title: Re: The Rescue of the CK Bezel-artwork
Post by: Superully on September 21, 2010, 09:35:22 PM
i forgot to ask: what type of scanner is that?


Title: Re: The Rescue of the CK Bezel-artwork
Post by: Belike on September 21, 2010, 09:36:38 PM
i forgot to ask: what type of scanner is that?
+1?
Looks very handy, never saw like this before! ???


Title: Re: The Rescue of the CK Bezel-artwork
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 21, 2010, 09:48:34 PM
The Scanner  8) (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=1770.msg19262#msg19262) a HP Scanjet 4670


Title: Re: The Rescue of the CK Bezel-artwork
Post by: scr33n on September 22, 2010, 12:04:52 AM
Great job Etienne - this is pure arcade lifestyle !!!  :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: The Rescue of the CK Bezel-artwork
Post by: Level42 on September 22, 2010, 07:43:16 AM
Yes that model scanner is very popular for scanning artwork :)


Title: Re: The Rescue of the CK Bezel-artwork
Post by: kroustibat on September 22, 2010, 11:20:24 AM
great story, and what an even greater community :)


Title: Re: The Rescue of the CK Bezel-artwork
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 22, 2010, 01:35:55 PM
I received a PM from Falcon NL, he offerd me to help with the vectors, as also chrischris
I suggested to falcon that i make the stitch, and then devide it in some parts again , and in this way we all can do a little vectorisation and cleanup, and later stitch it to the final result together, so there will be an AI file of the bezel in the future.

Dont ask me when it will be finished, because i am going to take my time for it , I need to do it in spare time, and i have a pretty busy life  ;)

but eventualy it will be done

If there is progress i will let you guys know !


Title: Re: The Rescue of the CK Bezel-artwork
Post by: Q*ris on September 22, 2010, 03:05:27 PM
Yeah baby, let's team up like Voltron!


Title: Re: The Rescue of the CK Bezel-artwork
Post by: flip971 on September 22, 2010, 07:39:18 PM
Yeah baby, let's team up like Voltron!

Real name "Hyakujuu Golion" ;)


Title: Re: The Rescue of the CK Bezel-artwork
Post by: ckong on September 23, 2010, 10:27:42 PM
Removed on request.


Title: Re: The Rescue of the CK Bezel-artwork
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 24, 2010, 05:04:22 PM
The story Continues right here:

http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=2005.msg22951#msg22951 (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=2005.msg22951#msg22951)


Title: Re: The Rescue of the CK Bezel-artwork
Post by: Superully on October 17, 2010, 10:46:32 AM
The Scanner  8) (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=1770.msg19262#msg19262) a HP Scanjet 4670

is there also an a3 version of that type of scanner?


Title: Re: The Rescue of the CK Bezel-artwork
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on October 17, 2010, 04:10:13 PM
not as far as i know..


Title: Re: The Rescue of the CK Bezel-artwork
Post by: Level42 on October 17, 2010, 10:27:13 PM
No, there's the 4600 which is more or less only the scanning panel and the 4670 which also had the "stand" and and adapter for scanning films.
They're out of production.

They're cool though !