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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

Taiko no Tatsujin Arcade Replica Progress!

This is what it looked like a few hours ago. :3  (I had the screen portion and the drums put together.  In this photo, I was piecing together the top part.) Excuse the quality of the photos. I used the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to take them and the thing is horrible for indoor shots. .___.;

Taiko arcade in pieces!
Taiko arcade in pieces!

A while later, I managed to get it to this stage:

Almost done~!
Almost done~!

It’s barebones right now. :3 The next step is to place the stickers on. There’s also some painting that needs to be done but I’ll skip it since there’s no sense in me buying paints just for this one model.

… Aw crap. Just noticed something missing which explains the excess parts. XD

Overall, it was a fairly painless process. The pieces were all snap-together so no glue was needed. However, there were 4 tiny areas that required a drill. I managed to improvise with a small flathead screwdriver. XD I’m not quite sure why the company that designed this couldn’t have just had the holes to begin with.

The instructions were fairly easy to understand. However, I didn’t really like the fact that, for the directions that indicated that several sections had to be put together, there were no clear steps as to what should be put together first. I had to fiddle around with every part until all the pieces fit properly.

Another dislike is the fact that the interchangeable screen images don’t have perforated lines; you have to use an exacto knife or some other tool to cut them out. I am absolutely terrible at cutting in a straight line so this should be interesting. 😛

I’ll post a pic once everything’s done.

Hobby Link Japan and AmiAmi purchases get! ^o^

I just received my Taiko no Tatsujin 1:12 scale model kit today and the box of Tales of Friends Vol. 2 (Rubber Strap Collection).

I totally didn’t realize the Taiko one was a construction kit. ^^; This will be the first time I ever had to put a model together! Exciting! ^o^/

For the Tales box set, I’m so happy that I got all 10 characters! I seem to have luck with these blind boxes whenever I order a full box.  Volume 3 is coming out soon but I’m going to ignore that since I don’t care about most of the characters.  I also didn’t bother with volume 1 due to the same reason.  Volume 2 is the best! ^o^

Here be photos~!