LAI SEGA OutRun Restoration Update 6

Last weekend my wife kindly helped my take the cabinet for a ride from the garage to the house. It wasn’t an easy process as it had to go along the road (where several cars passed us) and down a second driveway at around a 40 deg drop. Then it had to go down and up a few stairs. It was kinda scary and I had a feeling that we would all end up in a heap at the bottom of the house. I’m happy to say we all survived !
The cab is now in the house and my wife couldn’t be happier …..mmmm #arcadewife 
I lined up the side art and found it needed trimming around the top curves. After taping  it down to the cab I used a specially crafted piece of Lego taped to a pencil to mark a 6mm line around the edges and then trimmed it.
The final result came out really well and there’s a nice even edge between the side art and the Newly fitted T-Molding.

I will do a further update to this post later this weekend with progress to the CP.

Finally after many many hours of work it’s starting to all come together.

Custom Built OutRun Testarossa by Vic Veinz

We’ve seen a few excellent custom OutRun models before but this is a first for custom poseable figures.
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Vic has used pieces from various other figures to create these custom OutRun characters. Alberto the driver of the ferrari was made with Wolverine arms. His face and head from Daredevil with painted black glasses . Clarissa uses parts from Street Fighter 2’s Cammy and other figures.

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The Ferrari is a 1:12 scale Testarossa kit by Monogram. The car was modified into a convertible by cutting off the top half.

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……..and the legendary OutRun crash!!!!!!!!!

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Great job Vic!

You can see the original article here >> figurerealm.com

Early development drawing of SEGA’s OutRun arcade machine

I’ve recently been tinkering with drawing an Outrun Deluxe machine as part of an art project focusing on my younger years of enjoying the big arcade machines of the 80’s. (Below)

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I’ve shared my work with Yosuke Okunari , producer at SEGA and project collaborator with M2 (The guys who have been delivering the 3DS 3D SEGA Classics ).
I’m not sure if Okunari-san thought it was a old OutRun SEGA drawing or if he just wanted to share a recent picture that was taken as part of an interview for the release of 3D OutRun.
He’s shared a very , very early OutRun development sketch of the OutRun cabinet. Check it it below!

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This image above was drawn much earlier than the images seen in the Yu Suzuki GAMEWORKS book release during the Dreamcast era. (Seen below)

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Hope you enjoyed seeing these early concept images of one of the best arcade cabinets ever released.

OutRun used in General Motors Drink Driving awareness video (Circa 1988)

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During the start up of this blog I had heard about GM making a Drink Driving video that featured OutRun. I had never seen it or been able to locate it online.
Today I managed to find it and watch it so I will post some screen grabs and a link to the video for you all to see.

The video oozes the 1980’s and that OutRun cab looks soooo shiny and new.

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Nice side art!

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Above – this is what driving OutRun looks like when your drunk

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It will look similar to wearing the wrong prescription glasses!!

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Here’s the link below. You will need to start the video at 8 minutes in.

General Motors Drink Driving Video

Play ARCADE OutRun on your Wrist Watch

Today I came across this pretty
cool Smart Watch that let’s you play OutRun using a Bluetooth controller. Outrun runs by installing MAME and the correct OutRun rom.

Features of the actual phone include-
Android Smart Phone OS
1.54 Inch Touch Screen Display
Camera
Dual Core CPU
Bluetooth

Check out the video below of it in action with OutRun. Is this the smallest arcade version of OutRun so far??

OutRun Restoration Project by Ray Barley (Aus)

Ray picked up an Australian LAI OutRun cabinet this year when he saw it on Gumtree going cheap. Here’s some pictures of the condition when he picked it up.

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As you can see the whole machine needed a good clean, the side art was shot and some of the features like the screen bezel and steering wheel emblem need work.

Several months later Ray sent me these photo and I was amazed at the transformation.

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It’s great to see a good clean upright LAI with the red side panels , front coin and pedal surround variation, there’s definitely not many left around.

OutRun Restoration Project by Dave Penfold (UK)

If your looking for an Outrun restoration project here’s the benchmark!
Check out the Facebook page of Dave Penfold and his OutRun Restoration Page

On the page you find Dave’s love for OutRun goes beyond a lot of fans. Not only does he want to restore the machine to mint condition, he wants to go a little beyond the original.

All of the working parts, inner wire harnesses etc have been either cleaned or replaced with NOS or chromed.
This machine looks to be an OutRun fans dream.
Here’s a few of my favorite photos, but check out his Facebook page for the OutRun restoration journey.

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Beautiful chrome pedals and foot surrounds and new floor matting.

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Steering assembly fully stripped,cleaned and replaced where needed.

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The steering wheel has been covered in leather and professional hand stitched.

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The cabinet has been sanded down and professionally painted, new decals and treated coin door.

Good luck with the rest of the project Dave, I can’t wait to see the finished OutRun restoration project, awesome work!