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Crowdsourcing the castle

Stop and think, what would a crowdsourced castle look like? A moat made of lime jello and Gouda? A tower overhang for bungee jumping? Alas, you know I am not speaking about an actual castle, but Star Castle artwork – namely the sideart. I believe I have found some significant differences in distinct printed pieces of sideart and I need your help to figure it out.

Up to speed on Star Castle sideart

I wrote an introductory post about progress on stitching together the Star Castle artwork. I mentioned that I got a disc from Russ that had 90% of the artwork, but I was missing 2-3 areas and I needed additional scans. You can see those areas in this stitch detail.

Star Castle - Right Side - Stitch to date

Another Star Castle owner – Ben, stepped up and supplied scans for those areas. When I went to lay in that artwork, there were some obvious differences. Here are two side by side images of what I found. Click the image for a larger view.

Star Castle - Sideart Detail 1Star Castle - Sideart Detail 2

See the differences? From how far the black explosion line extends, to a missing yellow dot, to the explosion details, to the pattern of circles and the halftone in the tower – there are a ton of differences just in these two detail comparisons of the Star Castle sideart.

Help with the Star Castle Sideart

I need your help. If you own a Star Castle, grab this image and make a close comparison – which version do you have, or is your artwork even different from these two? Send me a photo or two. I need to know the division of who has which, and how many.

If you can help out, I will certainly mention your name in the final post when the artwork is completed – and of course you’ll know that your help made Star Castle artwork available for all.

Look forward to hearing some thoughts.

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Jeff,
I put some pics of mine up here…
http://picasaweb.google.com/timiskander/Starcastle#
Mine’s a yellow dot, white circle kinda game 🙂
cheers
/Tim

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Do you know which ‘versions’ of Star Castle the scans came from? In the simplest scenario, are they both from Cinematronics labeled Star Castles? Or is one from a Rock-ola?

While the art should be the same, the marquee and bezel were different between the Cinematronics and Rock-ola versions. Maybe the sideart was as well… If not, this could get pretty confusing…

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Just found out that Russ’ Star Castle is the Rock Ola. So, the stitch that collectors are seeing above is the Rock Ola version of the artwork.

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Forgot to note:

My cabinet, which is a Cinematronics version, matches the art in the upper right and lower left of the four comparison images, above.

Tim’s cabinet is also a Cinematronics version. Look at his picture #8 and you’ll see that the front edge of the cabinet has a curve just below the bottom of the sideart. The Rock-Ola cabinets have straight front edges (no curve). Cinematronics licensed Rock-Ola to build and sell Star Castles – don’t know the details why.

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Then maybe this is where the differences are coming in. I just emailed Ben to see if he owns a Rock-Ola Star Castle. This would at least make sense, because these variations are not from the printing process. The artwork is just slightly different.

Both sets of scans I am showing in these images are from the same side of the cabinet.

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Jeff, looks like art from both sides of the cab. I sent an email with a link to pics of both sides of my cab. The artwork is different on each side.

-Tom

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Adding to Tom’s note, I was lazy and did not notice that mine is like his – different are on each side. The right side of my cab matches the art in the upper left and lower right of the comparison images. My left side matches the pics Tim posted.

So, it could be that there are multiple Cinematronics version (same on each side and different on each side) plus however many variations of Rock-Ola art there may be. Great…

I don’t recall any other games that have different art on each side…

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Looks like Ben is going to do a full scan of his Cinematronics sideart. The Cinematronics Star Castle is what we are reproducing, not the Rock Ola version.

If anyone out there has the Rock Ola version and can help complete the stitch of the sideart with some additional scans, please drop me a line.

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Any progress to report on the sideart? I may be picking up a Star Castle next week.

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Not yet. I hope to have something to report about the Star Castle sideart in the first couple weeks of Feb.

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The brighter red is more of what my NOS StarCastle looks like. It was bought during the auction.

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Do you have the scan still of the side art? I found a place that I can send in the scan, and they will make me the side art. Thanks
Jesse

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Jesse » I do have a copy of the Star Castle sideart. I passed it off to a friend who is working on vectorizing it and getting it printed.

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Do you know if he has made any head way on it? I have a sweet cab that needs that art work. If has not started on it is there any way I might be able to get that file with the scans? I have a place that is going to re creat it. I figured that your scans would be better then them drawing it by hand. Thanks
Jesse

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Hey Jeff please send me that file when you have time. The place I am going through said with your scan they can make the side art very close to the oringal. I am paying them to creat it so after they are done everyone will be able to get the side art. I believe it will cost around the area of $65 give or take. Would you like my email so you can send it to me or is it to big and you need to load it to a place like rapidshare. That place is free, and you can upload stuff up to 25mb. Thanks Jeff for your time.
Jesse

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Jesse,
I think the preference is to get this silk screened, which is probably not what your printer will be doing. As far as I know, this is still being worked on and a well known printer of arcade art is also on board. Better to wait for the better quality work to be done.

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If the art work is being worked on I am more then happy to wait, but you never know when other people are going to get around to it to finishing it up. Life gets busy and stuff gets placed on the back burner. I think it would benifit anyone who was looking to update there artwork. I just wanted to pay someone to take these scans and make a complete sideart out of it.

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So any progress on the side art? I have a cab that is ready for it.

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Dex » I handed this Star Castle sideart project off, and it got completed.

This Old Game sells sets of the sideart now, solvent inkjet. Check out the Star Castle thread on Coinopspace.com

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Jeff, if you ever finish this and send it to me, I’ll vector it out. Winter is upon me and I always start vectoring arcade art about this time of year.

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