Taiko no Tatsujin Arcade Replica done! Da don~!

Taiko no Tatsujin Arcade Cabinet Replica done!
Taiko no Tatsujin Arcade Cabinet Replica done!

It took a few hours but it’s complete!  The “Out of Order” sign is a Post It note. ^^  I whipped it up since I wasn’t going to paint the coin slot and stuff so I figured I might as well just cover it. 😛

The drum sticks aren’t actually complete. They need to be painted white at both ends … which I won’t be doing.  I had some white self-adhesive labels so I cut those to size and wrapped it around each stick. Unfortunately, cutting a tiny circle would be difficult so I left the top exposed. :/

The image of the game-in-progress was poorly cut out by me, thus the white border on the right. 😐  Still don’t understand why the model company couldn’t print with perforated lines. I guess they had to keep the budget down or something.  Also, the quality of the “screens” aren’t actually all that high res either. :\

Here’s a close up of how horrible the sticks look. 😛 The red and purple stickers came with the kit but don’t actually go all the way around the sticks very well.  Of course, it didn’t help that they were kind of hard to put on due to my shaky hands.

Crappy drum sticks
Crappy drum sticks

Here’s a side view.  The angle the photo was taken at makes Don’s body look kind of deformed. ^^ It’s not actually that off.

The side~
The side~

The back! Notice the crappy red border sticker job on the left side.  I think I spent an equal amount of time placing all the borders as I did with piecing everything together.  There were so many red trimming stickers. X__x

The back~
The back~

More crappy sticker work.  The black ones aren’t even aligned with each other. XD  And the right one looks like it’s discoloured but it’s not. :B

The top~
The top~

I skimped on all the wheels and supports — there’s supposed to be four more wheels and 4 pole-thing things. The four wheels that I did put on are going to remain white forever.  Also, notice the red trim don’t reach all the way~! This was due to my need to wrap part of them around the edges.  Since it’s the bottom, I don’t mind that it looks like this. :3

The bottom~
The bottom~

Here are those holes I mentioned in the previous post.  Not sure if they would look any better with a proper drill instead of a screwdriver. 😛

Custom holes
Custom holes

And here is the arcade with a bunch of Don and Katsu! ^__^

Don~! Kat~!
Don~! Kat~!

Hmmm. I just noticed how awesome I was to take almost every photo on a slight slant. 9__9

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s