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Hi,
My Crazy Kong bezel ended up broken at the last show so I need to repro another. A while back it was scanned & vectored - can anyone provide the artwork for a repro or have complete repro (plastic OK) for sale?
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Re: Wanted: Zaccaria Crazy Kong restored bezel artwork or complete repro
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2022, 03:37:01 PM »
Hi Paul, I only have a scan i made in this topic;

http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=1996.0

Scan: https://www.opdenkelder.com/Pics/ckbezel.jpg

Maybe User Joeks can help you, he does printing and maybe has it, i know he has the sideart:

https://arcadeartrepro.com/

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Re: Wanted: Zaccaria Crazy Kong restored bezel artwork or complete repro
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2022, 04:00:00 PM »
Thanks, I'll PM him,
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Re: Wanted: Zaccaria Crazy Kong restored bezel artwork or complete repro
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2022, 08:58:06 AM »
Thanks for referring me Etienne!

Sadly I don't have a file for it, except your scan. And no offence, but due to the scanner (probably a HP 4600 series?) the quality is not that sharp and great to just retouch it in Photoshop, it would need to be redrawn I think.
I would prefer a new sharp scan to work from to save us some time and be more accurate if possible.
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Re: Wanted: Zaccaria Crazy Kong restored bezel artwork or complete repro
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2022, 04:50:51 PM »
I can try and scan mine, it's broken into 3 parts at the bottom, currently taped up (would remove the front tape to scan).
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Re: Wanted: Zaccaria Crazy Kong restored bezel artwork or complete repro
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2022, 07:59:03 AM »
I have this:

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Re: Wanted: Zaccaria Crazy Kong restored bezel artwork or complete repro
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2022, 08:48:37 AM »
that could work, hope it comes out sharp. Fixing the broken sections in Photoshop should be doable.


I can try and scan mine, it's broken into 3 parts at the bottom, currently taped up (would remove the front tape to scan).
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Re: Wanted: Zaccaria Crazy Kong restored bezel artwork or complete repro
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2022, 08:51:20 AM »
That looks good! Is the image sharp and would you care to share it?

I have this:

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Re: Wanted: Zaccaria Crazy Kong restored bezel artwork or complete repro
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2022, 11:38:17 AM »
Joeks,
That is my Photoshop MAME artwork publicly available here to registered Mameworld members:

https://www.mameworld.info/ubbthreads/showthreaded.php?Cat=&Number=391137&page=1&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1&vc=1&new=1640077023

 The artwork is only 4000 pixels wide. It is absolutely not suitable for printing. It's a combination of a blurry scan through plexi generously provided by Etienne Macgyver and parts of images Paul Swan made available on his ZZZ website. It Is not an accurate representation of the Crazy Kong Bezel Scan as you will discover simply looking at photos of the actual bezel. I added loads of detail missing in the scan Etienne made available and blurred it to match the rest of the artwork.

Best option for repro is for Paul to properly scan his bezel, have the artwork cleaned, repaired, color corrected etc etc in native resolution and then printed professionally. 

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Re: Wanted: Zaccaria Crazy Kong restored bezel artwork or complete repro
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2022, 01:27:15 PM »
I also have a scanned version from the original, i can upload it to somewhere, the file size is to big to send it via email.

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Re: Wanted: Zaccaria Crazy Kong restored bezel artwork or complete repro
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2022, 02:42:42 AM »
Hi,
Bela kindly sent me the raw files, http://www.zzzaccaria.com/temp/CrazyKongMonitorGlassFromBela.zip

Do you think it's usable Joeks? I'll still pull mine and scan as well as another reference.

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Re: Wanted: Zaccaria Crazy Kong restored bezel artwork or complete repro
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2022, 11:45:07 AM »
Yep. That's the scan I used from Etienne and my finished MAME artwork. Both IMO, completely unsuitable for printing. A vector would need to be done if that scan is the only available source. A vector would be marvelous to see, but preferably a proper scan from another bezel to make it as close to original as possible as there are small details you simply will not get reproduced in a vector. Example, look at the Gorillas fur. A vector of that would end up a huge mess no matter who works on it. It's a good thing you have the actual bezel in your possession Paul. 

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Re: Wanted: Zaccaria Crazy Kong restored bezel artwork or complete repro
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2022, 02:15:01 PM »
the sideart has been done in vectors, perhaps "loan" some things from that to speedup the vector ?

I dont have the time to vector it, sorry

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Re: Wanted: Zaccaria Crazy Kong restored bezel artwork or complete repro
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2022, 09:28:28 PM »
Hi,
Here's a scan of the taped up broken glass, 300DPI 24-bit raw uncompressed. Alas, I lost access to the Xerox so this is from an old Microtek A3 flat.

http://www.zzzaccaria.com/temp/CrazyKongBrokenMonitorGlass.zip

Is that any better as a starting point?

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Re: Wanted: Zaccaria Crazy Kong restored bezel artwork or complete repro
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2022, 11:56:29 AM »
Regarding resolution and sharpness, it's a huge improvement compared to the other scan. A few minutes of alteration on the new scan blows away the other one as you can clearly see below. Still, It's going to need major repair and cleaning. Your scanner isn't doing this artwork any justice. The different scans are not matching up well in color, brightness etc. It's great for someone like me who would take the time to match it all, repair and clean it for low res MAME artwork.

If I were you I would take it to a good print shop and get it scanned in one pass on a pro machine at 600dpi. Then have someone you know with a good work portfolio restore/repair that scan. Your present scans aren't ideal, however they can definitely be used to make a print.

Thanks for sharing that scan Paul. It's really appreciated. Do I have your permission to make some MAME artwork from that and post it for the public?
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