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Author Topic: [Restoration] The King of the Jungle: Aaayihiah-Yihi-Ahauauooooo  (Read 130480 times)
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« Reply #45 on: November 15, 2010, 10:35:27 PM »

Nice to see you working on that cab! Wink
That bezel is  really a pain in the ass, I saw one for sale at Querterarcade, but I guess that's the same you spotted. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2010, 10:57:53 PM »


Another Taito part in a good shape removed Undecided.
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« Reply #47 on: November 16, 2010, 06:55:13 AM »

Why didn't you use my Control Panel Cooking (TM) method ? Saves a lot of time. And headache.

simple answer: because i totally forgot about it Embarrassed but with that experience in my (aching) head, i won't forget it the next time and give it a try!!!
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« Reply #48 on: November 16, 2010, 07:59:43 AM »

Another Taito part in a good shape removed Undecided.

i know, but seriously, who wants to have hunt, when king is basically the same game (with a much cooler character) with thrilling artwork and reproductions available?
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« Reply #49 on: November 16, 2010, 11:46:07 AM »

I agree with Ully on this. The game was developed and meant to be Jungle King. Only because the copyright holders of Tarzan started a copyright lawsuite, Taito changed it to Jungle Hunt.

So, Jungle King is more " original" in this case.

Besides, the CPO _was_ damaged.

And indeed, the King artwork is much much nicer (in fact that Hunt CPO can't be called artwork at all.... Cheesy)
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« Reply #50 on: November 16, 2010, 01:36:06 PM »

I agree with Ully on this.

YESSSS!!! Finally Wink
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« Reply #51 on: November 16, 2010, 01:51:24 PM »

 Grin.
Of course, the artwork of Jungle King is far better, you do the right choice for your cab Ully .
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« Reply #52 on: November 28, 2010, 07:00:15 PM »


the restoration continues ...

paint test número tres Ghost

the base



this time, i definitely gave the paint enough time to dry through completely before applying the stencils!



additionally, i tried something different for one side of the stencils: a guy from the german arcade forum suggested applying a very thin coat of the base color first to "seal off" the stencils and to prevent paint runs. that's what i did!



after that, i rolled on the stencil color



three layers of dark green later, the light green doesn't show through anymore



after a few days in a warm room, i'm carefully removing the stencils. it starts promising: the base color isn't lifted off at all  (which means i was right with my assumption that i didn't give the paint enough time to dry completely the last time) Smiley



no problem at all so far!



and here's the final result for the side with the base coat: one word: PERFECT!!! Space Ace Space Ace Space Ace



now to the other side (pictured on the left). remember: i didn't apply a base coat here - and while it looks nice at first glance as well ...



... there are definitely some paint runs clearly visible! Sad



the bottom line after three rounds of testing: i will be painting a very thin coat of the light green base color before applying the dark green layers! i'm really glad i did those tests Kiss

watch this space for the paint job to begin shortly!!!

to be continued ...

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« Reply #53 on: November 28, 2010, 09:42:01 PM »

great to see you found the correct method !

cant wait for the result !

Gooed luck ully !
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« Reply #54 on: November 28, 2010, 09:52:04 PM »

But, how can you do this if you have really contrasting colors ?
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« Reply #55 on: November 29, 2010, 06:10:31 AM »

i think the theory is like this;

the paint "crawls" just under the masked part, so if you apply first the same color as the masked part, this will "seal" the gap between the maskingtape and the masked part

this creates tiny runners, wich is no problem because its the same color, and as we can see in many pictures, its not thick.

then after drying, apply the contrasting color wich will not crawl under since the first coat has sealed the line of the masking tape.
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« Reply #56 on: November 29, 2010, 07:12:19 AM »

exactly! and the first coat with the base color can be extremely thin, it just needs to seal of the parts where the stencils don't stick to the wood 100% - worked perfectly for me as you can see!
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« Reply #57 on: December 17, 2010, 07:55:26 PM »


the restoration continues ...

after a lot of testing and waiting, the time has finally come for the real deal: stencilling  Space Ace

but let's start with something different first, a short explanation of what's about to come (amongst others): there are two taito-style cabinets out there with different artwork on the sides arrow



on the front, the cabinet looks like this arrow



if you look closely you'll realize that those cabs have only one speaker cut-out but a nice little taito logo on the speaker board



the second taito cab version (like jungle king) has two speaker cut-outs but the taito logo is missing for whatever reason - the speaker board is simply black. i've always thought that there is something missing on those cabs, that's why i scanned / vectored the logo and asked brian from gamestencils.com to cut those stencils for me (thx brian Kiss)!

here's the uncut logo stencil on the black jungle king speaker board



during application



removing the premask



masking off the rest of the speaker board



maximum protection all the way



and then - like i did during the tests before - i'm spraying a light coat of black to seal off the stencil's edges



i'm doing the same type of work for the front







it's time to move on to the sides: i've had the sideart stencils simply lying on the sides to flatten out for quite a while - now they are ready to be applied!



starting at the very bottom ...



... i'm slowly moving upwards ...



... until i've reached the top!



let's remove the premask



here we are - looking very taito-ish already Smiley



masking off the sides of the sides Wink





bring on the paint to seal off the stencils



a very thin layer of light green applied







after giving the paint enough time to dry, i'm doing some smooth sanding before moving on to the dark green color



my weapon of choice Twisted



bring on the next color: dark green!



rolling on a thin first layer



layer one done!!!





the same job for the front ...



... and the speaker board! looking good so far Kiss



to be continued ...

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« Reply #58 on: December 17, 2010, 08:28:23 PM »

Great that the theory works !

looking good already!  cant wait to see it finished  Space Ace

By the way, this is one of those theories / tips that are so usefull, maybe its a good idea to create a Wiki on this forum bruno ?
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« Reply #59 on: December 18, 2010, 08:28:06 AM »

Great that the theory works !

let's H-O-P-E that it works on the "real deal" as well - fingers crossed!!!

By the way, this is one of those theories / tips that are so usefull, maybe its a good idea to create a Wiki on this forum bruno ?

nice idea, etienne, there are so many useful tips / tools in the various restorations, it's difficult to keep track of things!
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