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« Reply #120 on: November 26, 2012, 09:51:31 PM »

Awesome..... It's finally happening!  Cheesy
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« Reply #121 on: November 27, 2012, 12:56:34 AM »

I've waited for this day to come for looong time, awesome.
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« Reply #122 on: November 27, 2012, 11:56:41 AM »

Finally! I'm looking so much forward to seeing this assembled again! Grin
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« Reply #123 on: November 27, 2012, 03:35:03 PM »



Yes... and reassembling all the Galaxian≥ parts inside the V3 in a such 'historical moment' for me, that it deserves something really special, so here we goes :

So for that day, what could be a better representation than all the Galaxian≥ logo letters coming together, as showed in the real Galaxian3 game attract mode?
For doing this, I'll use the real laser disc arcade footage captured on both LD (left + right), and reassemble the two pictures to have the Galaxian≥ logo in its full glory!



And to picture the idea of the 'event' to come, which is the reunion of all the Galaxian Theater parts (not the reassembling of the Theater so far), I selected the logo phase while all the letters are coming together, but they are not totally grouped!  Cool

So I bought white t-shirts, and asked Sam to print me the logo on the same 'Iron-On Shirt Transfers' sheets used 5 five years ago for the original trilogy.


You can spot a sheet with the original model done in 2007 for the road trip...

Arghhh... I should not have print the new logo on these old sheets... Impossible to transfer the image as it supposed to be...  Ghost  arrow



Let's buy new sheets...



...and it works like a charm now!  Smiley  arrow



So yes, you understand now why I call this day ...

EPISODE 5 - THE REUNION DAY

Here we are ... the 24th of November 2012... early in the morning ... the welcome packs are ready for all the participants  Cool  arrow





The truck is ready :



And here's the cast (in order of appearance) :

Ombrenoire 'The Dark Shadow', coming from France  arrow



Funkycochise and Aganim, coming from France arrow



Sam, temporarily the keeper of the seven keys some G≥ parts, coming from Belgium...



...and ChrisChris, coming from Belgium :



I'm taking place in the truck with Sam, the rest of the UGSF team follow us in this car :



9:04am, on schedule  Cool



My first tattoo!  Roll Eyes Tongue arrow



For one time, the destination is not too far from my home, only 35 km to go!  Cool Hope we will arrive before the Cannon Seed will destroy an other planet!... ops?!  roll eyes  arrow



Ok, at location ... my mother's home... Sam leads me through the truck docking operation  Grin  arrow



The UGSF team entering the place...



So here they are, most the the biggest Galaxian Theater parts... They waited quietly here for more than 5 years...



In addition of the Galaxian3 parts, I'll get back the other cabinets also 'in storage' here. Let's start with this Exidy STAR FIRE (Road Trip can be seen right here) :



Hey, something really cool regarding the rent truck : no need protection for the cabinets, it's full of 'carpet' here!  Kiss  arrow



Today, I'm the 'conductor' of this 'Arcade Opera'  Grin  arrow



STAR FIRE now on board :

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« Reply #124 on: November 27, 2012, 03:35:19 PM »

An other cabinet 'pending' here is the Super Bug (road trip can be seen here), now loaded inside the truck  arrow



We are more or less working in two team here. One is moving out parts from the house...





...while the second one is loading the parts inside the truck :







Because there's a lot of parts, we think it's better to bring them all outside, and thinking the best way to arrange them inside the truck first, before loading them.... All the parts should fit the truck! No time for two travels!

Ombrenoire & Aganim have the honor to move out the last Galaxian3 part from the cellar basement  Grin  arrow





Giant tetris game inside the truck...



Still more parts... but it's quite easy with a '6 players' team  Cool  arrow



While we are loading there parts...



...we are discovering new details. Anyone can translate this?  arrow



Dawn! It's quite easy with so many people today  Kiss  arrow



Hell Yeah!  Space Ace Space Ace Space Ace  arrow arrow arrow







Most of the parts are heavy, it's not really necessary to 'secure' them inside the truck, only few of them...





OK, here is the last batch of parts to load...



Men at work...







As you can see, the truck is almost full...



Ombrenoire is 'securing' the last part... he is a smoker by the way, funny to see him working so close to that 'non smoking' sticker  Grin  arrow



No more cardboard or whatever available? No problem, here's the solution to protect parts  Cheesy  arrow



Damn it! After so many years of wait, my mother and Freddy have this room available again  Grin  arrow



Congratulation to the European UGSF Team, you have successfully completed the first mission of the day!  arrow



 Space Ace Space Ace Space Ace

Ok, the ship is now ready to bring all the part inside the Nuno's Lair V... Ignition!  Cool



And less than 25 minutes l8ter, we are approaching the final destination, this small village in the middle of nowhere...



...I call it : home!  Cool
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« Reply #125 on: November 27, 2012, 03:35:31 PM »

UGSF Team, ready to unload!



The official 'power up' item for all members here today!  Grin  arrow



Watch out, serious job here!   Grin  arrow



The V3, before any new parts today...



Here we are, the massive ones first...







The truck is emptied rather quickly...



...but I knew it won't be the 'big job' of the day  Roll Eyes... no! ... the first hard task is now  roll eyes oppps to get out Galaxian3 parts out from my house.
And if it wasn't complicate enough, the parts are located either in my attic, either in my office ...located at the first floor!  oppps



See!  arrow



A real nightmare to handle these boxes! I still do not understand how I putted these parts five years ago at the first floor, with the help of only one person! See here if you do not believe me!  shock







TWO...



and THREE...



...now inside the V3!  arrow



Level up, guys! Let's go in the attic! More parts there  Roll Eyes Twisted  arrow



Once again, two teams... the first one stay in the attic...



...while the second one stay in the first floor...



Good team work... progressing fast!  Smiley











Debriefing Strategies...  Grin





...OK guys, let's vary our enjoyment by moving out something different than Galaxian Theater parts, huh?  Roll Eyes Grin

What? I didn't tell you? Well... today I also need help to move 'regular' games ( oppps)... No no... nothing complicated to do... only this Battlezone located at the first floor  roll eyes  arrow



I'm sure they hate me now!   Cool



Ok, an easy one now, this empty Ms Pac-Man... pacman  Ghost Ghost Ghost Ghost



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« Reply #126 on: November 27, 2012, 03:35:43 PM »

An other one to move out from the first floor of my house, sorry guys... but I swear it's the last one to move ... on the first floor  Roll Eyes Tongue  arrow



Yeah! Moving that Spy Hunter is a nightmare! I can't remember why at the time I moved it at the first floor? ... oh I remember, lack of space!  Grin



After more than 5 years 'untouched' ( oppps), this Spy Hunter is finally outside of the house!



The unexpected follower of the day! Careful guys, the Sauron's eye is watching us!  Twisted  arrow



Ok guys, it's time to do a break... Darth Nunette is back with some food...



...typical Belgian food!  Tongue



Can you recognize all the 'dishes'?  Grin



WARRIORS NEED FOOD!  Smiley



Nothing can beat this food!



Now do you believe me when I tell you I probably have the highest WAF 'possible'  Roll Eyes Grin  arrow



OK, back to work!





The idea now is to move out some big cabinets, for the V2 into the V3... I take advantage of the situation, so many helpers today!  Kiss
Before moving the Guitar Freaks, we have to get out the Berzerk...





Thanks to the new side way, it's a piece of cake to move games from V1/V2 <> V3 ...



Now we can move out that beast!  arrow





That Daytona USA twin will be better in the V3! Sorry guys, another big one to move  Roll Eyes oppps  Wink  arrow







ChrisChris must leave in the middle of the afternoon, so it's time for us to make right now the 'official' pictures of the day, while the UGSF European team is still complete!



Well, the initial idea was to wear the 'event T-Shirt' all the day, but hey... it's winter season, a waaaaaayyyyyy too cold outside...



(from left to right) Ombrenoire 'The Dark Shadow', Sam, Funkycochise, Aganim, ChrisChris and myself (Darth Nuno)

This AB will have the honor to be in the brand new V3 too  Cool  arrow





One of my room will host the non working games, or games to restore...like these games still outside...  arrow





No more game 'outside' now... and no more free space inside the V2  confused  arrow



Now let's go back to Galaxian Theater stuff please!  Cool Remember a shed at the back of my garden? Here's a picture from November 10, 2007  arrow



To remind you, I used that shed to store the 6 'seat/gun bases'... see more pictures right here:

So here's the same shed, 5 years later...



... and I've never opened that door since 5 years! So l hope these items won't be too damaged by humidity/rust/water or whatever?  roll eyes



Well! No severe damage on them but...



...as expected, more rust, and all the vinyl damaged! I'll have to restore them before assembling the theater. OK, the 6 'players bases' are now safe inside the V3  arrow

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« Reply #127 on: November 27, 2012, 03:35:57 PM »

Let's take a short break...



I will have to give back the truck rental in less than one hour. It's not very far from my house but we will lose a lot of time if we go there together... and there are still Galaxian3 parts to move from my attic to the V3.
Ok, I'll bring back the truck -alone- while the rest of the UGSF team will continue to move G3 parts! What a team!  Cool

So while I driving to the truck rental..

Safe in the light that surrounds me
Free of the fear and the pain
My subconscious mind
Starts spinning through time
To rejoin the past once again

Nothing seems real
I`m starting to feel
Lost in the haze of a dream

And as I draw near
The scene becomes clear
Like watching my life on a screen




At the same time, the UGSF team found an other camera and start to have fun with  Grin! No comment, because I wasn't there!  Grin  arrow



















I'm finally back... hey, what happens here?  Roll Eyes Tongue  arrow



Ok, my turn to play!  Cool  arrow



Great job guys, all the remaining parts from the attic are now out! But the job is not over today!  arrow



What a day!... and now, what a night!  Tongue  arrow





Still parts to move out from my 'office'... hey, what happens here?



Wait! Same picture with the flash on  Twisted  arrow



OK guys, I know you are all tired, but just a last effort please!  Grin
The seats are now inside the V3... only five here? Where is the last one?



Here! Sam?!  Grin  arrow



OK, I guess all the Galaxian3 parts are now in the V3... but ... this is not over guys  roll eyes Did I mentioned you I wanted to move out some games from my living room?  Roll Eyes What about this Space Invaders Pinball?  Roll Eyes  arrow



At this point, everyone need a break...



"Come on guys, we need your help..."



"Ok, I'll try to get up OmbreNoire..."



"I give up... and stay with him"



 Grin
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« Reply #128 on: November 27, 2012, 03:36:25 PM »

Ok, here's the true-real-last cabinet to move today! Tongue  arrow



Cannot resist to put this cabinet close to the cabinet (in french)...  Grin



Fortunately that Sega Astro was the last one to enter the V3 today, because OmbreNoire hides under the SI pinball to avoid any additional work!  Grin! Gotcha!  Grin  arrow



What a day, but here we are... 'most' of the tasks scheduled today are done! To be honest I also had the idea to disassemble the G-Loc and move it into the V3, but it would require too much work! So I didn't mention it to you guys  Roll Eyes Tongue Debriefing of the day, inside the V3... what a mess...







We are all so tired...A last drink...



..for our arcade fellowship  Smiley ...



Once again, many thanks to all the UGSF European team...Ombrenoire, Sam, Funkycochise, Aganim, ChrisChris...fellowship created for this 'event'...and beyond!) today, for your time, your happiness, your strength... 100% pure ArcadeLifeStyle spirit!  Kiss Kiss Kiss





What a mess here...but all the G parts are inside the V. Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen!



Oh, and here's the video of the day :


[click on the picture to watch the video]

 Grin

Ok, now I have all the keys to go further in this story...



...and so I can start the last chapter of this 'odyssey'!  Cool
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« Reply #129 on: November 27, 2012, 03:41:02 PM »

 Space Ace Space Ace Space Ace Space Ace Space Ace Space Ace Space Ace
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« Reply #130 on: November 27, 2012, 04:13:12 PM »

I have a feeling, that some of our belgian and german members were there undercover. Wink
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« Reply #131 on: November 27, 2012, 09:22:10 PM »

What A Tease!




What A Tease!




What A Tease!




What A Tease!





What A Tease!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Grin


I'll bet they are already playing it!!!! 

This is soooo cool !!!  Grin  Grin  pacman  Ghost  Space Ace
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« Reply #132 on: November 27, 2012, 10:28:31 PM »

Can't stay tuned much longer!! Please, more pics! Cheesy
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« Reply #133 on: November 28, 2012, 12:43:15 PM »

I'll bet they are already playing it!!!! 

ROTFL !

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You are one crazy person!  Grin  Grin
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« Reply #134 on: November 29, 2012, 10:02:01 AM »

hes been to busy playing gears of war 3 on his 360!!

GET ON WITH IT BRUNO Smiley
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