Instruction Cards

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May 272014
 

I fitted some reproduction instruction cards onto the red tent, under some new replacement perspex as the previous perspex had cracked. It looks pretty good!

Side 1:

Instruction Card 1

Side 2:

Instruction Card 2

Baby Pacman May 2014

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May 262014
 

I’ve spent about 6 hours today removing rust from the control panel bolts on the Baby Pacman using a dremel and some steel wool. I then primed and sprayed the heads of the bolts and started to put the control panel back together. I’m fairly pleased with the results so far 🙂

Bolt

Joystick Bolts

Front CP

Back CP

Baby Pacman Control Panel Nightmare!

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May 072014
 

I’ve had an absolute nightmare with this artwork overlay!

I initially had issues with the folds and wrap around on the control panel. Even when clamped in place and left for a few days it was bubbling, lifting, and was basically not adhering properly.

So I got hold of some contact adhesive to help, but this made matters worse…..the adhesive reacted with the artwork and has basically ruined it 🙁

Lesson learned = BE CAREFUL when using contact adhesive on artwork!

So as the artwork was already ruined and the thought of buying a new set from the US filled me with dread, I decided that I would try and recover from the situation by cutting away the damaged areas, including the wrap arounds at both ends….so no more wrap around.

I *think* it looks much better than it did originally, even though the top of the metal is exposed on the CP and scrapping the glue off did scratch a bit of the paintwork 🙁

Ah well…..

Baby Pacman Artwork Pain