Today I’ve received from a graphic designer redrawn side art for the OutRun resto project. As it was for just for personal use and not for business he did the work for free, so thank you Alfonso, top man.
Originally I was given totally redrawn side art from an OutRun buddy called David in the UK. He had paid to have it painstakingly recreated after not being happy with the poor mirrored side art you can pick up online.
The Australian machine has a curved section at the rear of the cab whereas the uk version goes straight down. I took photos and measurements of the curve and had the artwork modified. (Above you can see a curved area now at the rear just above the road)
The Australian machine also has the manufacturers logo on the side art so I had this added too like the original. You can see this below in the photo (Just below the seagul)
I plan to get the artwork printed out in April.
Please note- as this artwork was gift and had been expensively recreated and paid for by a friend in the UK plus modifications have been carried out in good will not to sell it I have been asked not to share it or have it reprinted. I respect this request so please do not contact me to get a copy, request a print or request to pay me for a set as I wont do this or answer requests on the subject.
Check out this great OutRun inspired high quality print from Design Director Dan Clarke at arkotype. Dan is passionate about OutRun as it’s one of his favorite and first racing games he ever played. His focus for this OutRun print … Continue reading →
We’ve seen a few excellent custom OutRun models before but this is a first for custom poseable figures.
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.
The Ferrari is a 1:12 scale Testarossa kit by Monogram. The car was modified into a convertible by cutting off the top half.
Out in Japan this week through the Nintendo eShop is M2 and SEGA’s classic helicopter sprite scaler Thunderblade.
Thunderblade is the 13th 3D release and we’ve not seen this game released on a console since the late 80’s / early 90’s.
Through Google Translate it seems that Yosuke Okunari (SEGA 3D project leader) has indicated this may be the last 3D release of the second wave of games. The 2nd wave included Afterburner, OutRun and also Fantasy Zone I & II.
Here’s a great line up of the original arcades that have had the 3DS treatment.
Hopefully this means that Europe, Australia and the U.S get the the second wave announced in the next few months.
Here’s some nice photos of SEGA Japan’s own OutRun Deluxe cabinet.
This was pulled out of the Warehouse to be used as a reference and to record the machine cabinet sounds for the 3DS conversion. It’s an option on the 3DS version to have ‘cabinet sounds on’ when playing the game.
Wouldn’t it be awesome to own a Deluxe cabinet in this condition 🙂
If you were like me back when the Japanese Dreamcast was out you picked up the Japanese Shenmue game. I couldn’t read Japanese so you spent a fair amount of time knocking on doors hoping that you’d find the right person to progress the story.
As you travelled down the street you came across a building call “You Arcade“. The doors slid open and you could here familiar arcade noises from games like Space Harrier, Hang On and OutRun.
I personally spent a lot of my Shenmue time in the arcade, it was a Yu Suzuki fans dream.
As fan of all of these games my ultimate dream would be to one day own these machine in a games room just like the You Arcade.
Some wonderful SEGA fans are already turning there dreams into a reality and the results are amazing.
Here’s a one that I’ve come across in recent months …..
This place below was put together by a SEGA fan in Japan who goes by the name on Twitter as @SHlove766 (SpaceHarrierLove)
Over many, many months he’s been restoring Space Harrier and OutRun and building an awesome surrounding to these games and more. Here some photos of his amazing room.
I will post some more next week, in the mean time Follow @SHlove766 on Twitter to see the progress of his arcade.