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Photography

One of the things I’ve been looking into recently is a way of getting better quality photos of my consoles in my collection.
The main concern is having a consistant plain white background.
I think I’ve found a cheap solution.

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I’m using a white blackout rollerblind to make a clean “sweeping” background. The lights are a pair of LED wallmount flood lights. The effect looks quite good and was a lot cheaper than some of the starter photography setup kits on eBay.

Amiga 600 Vampire project

I’ve started work on my Amiga 600 in preparation for the arrival of my Vampire 600 accelerator board.
This little board will upgrade the modest A600 to around 100x its original speed and performance. It also adds GFX modes with HDMI and AGA game support to the A600. Can’t wait for this one!

In the meantime I’ve installed Kickstart 3.1 rom and a CF HDD to the stock A600.

If you want to know more about this card then checkout the developers site or Apollo Accelerators
Just a matter of waiting for it now.

PC Engine CD system

Just got another system that was on my wanted list for some time. The PC Engine, Interface Unit and CD-Rom2.

I’ve had a Duo console for a while but nothing beats the original pair, like the Megadrive and MegaCD; just looks so cool.

Its very hard to find one of these CD drives that works, and I’m lucky that this one does although the audio playback is skipping a bit. Still not bad when you think that its heading to 30 years old!
I’m planning to give this system a full servicing, new laser unit, capacitor kit and RGB video mod.

New Collection Items

I got some consoles from the Leeds Retro Event last weekend. Look what I managed to find!

addition for collection

Victor V.Saturn.

Nintendo Famicom and some games.

SNK Neo-Geo Pocket.

The Saturn looks amazing. Just need to find some time to take some more photos for the Gallery. The Neo-Geo pocket (none colour) is new and unused condition.

The Famicom is the original NES from japan launched in 1983. Unfortunately i’ve not managed to get a picture out of it yet, having problems tuning into its RF channel. I’ll mod it to use Composite or RGB later.