First of all I just want to say that I did a ton of searching for the pics that I mentioned (both here and across a dozen other web-sites) and found over a HUNDRED pics of just panels. However, very few of them are taken from directly above and NONE are at a high resolution.
You must be wondering why I want these pics. Basically I’m making a custom joystick and want the panel to resemble a real arcade panel. I know that it’s not the most common thing, but it’s something that I’ve been wanting to do for some time.
I’m pretty much open to any cabinet (Astro City, Blast City, Versus City, Egret 2, Egret 3–those are the one’s I know). But to be honest my preferred choices are Blast City and Egret 3. Also, Astro City is pretty easy to recreate and has tons of pics available. Therefore I’m not that much interested in Astro City.
By the way, when I say recreate I mean illustrate from scratch. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not an illustrator. If I was, then I’d try to do recreate the other one’s myself.
So if somebody can please direct me to some fairly hi-res (1024x768 and above) pics of an overhead view of a control panel (with minimum flash or glare), that would be great! If you have the panel(s) and can take a pic that would be helpful as well. THANKS A MILLION!
EDIT: I prefer a single-player panel, but a two-player one is fine as well.