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Posted Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:46 PM

Sometimes Retro Gaming rigs are well known for their aged and yellow appearance.

Do you have any photos that you think is the best example of the worst of the worst in the "Old Yella" looks department?

 

Who can post the most atrocious yellow looking old gaming rig or computer?   It's not limited to age alone, even nicotine stains qualify!

 



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Posted Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:13 PM

For some reason I don't have any truly cheese yellow system despite owning both VIC-20's and Amiga 1200.

 

A brief image search brought up this beauty, where half the shell had been treated with Retr0brite for 8 hours.

 

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Posted Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:52 PM

I seriously do not have a reaction image which can fully address and express my reaction to this...



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Posted Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:58 PM

For some reason I don't have any truly cheese yellow system despite owning both VIC-20's and Amiga 1200.

 

 

The "cheese yellow" grading scale for Retro Computers?  I like it!   Help me out here, on a 10 point scale, which cheeses would you use from lightest to darkest?

 

That photo is a great example of what Retro-Brite can do!  I'm impressed.



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Posted Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:04 PM

Here is a yellowed one I found on the net just now....  eeeeech!

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Posted Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:20 PM

^ That looks like paint.  Does it even count if it's painted?



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Posted Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:11 AM

You think that is paint? Don't know why anyone would do that but okay... Disqualified since I posted it anyway.

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Posted Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:30 AM

Should these be graded by name of cheese?

1-Parmesan
2-Asiago
3-Baby Swiss
4-Mild Cheddar
5-American Cheese
6-Gloucester
7-Red Leicester
8-Port Nicholson
9-Tro du Cru
10-Mimolette

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Posted Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:33 AM

Should these be graded by name of cheese?

1-Parmesan
2-Asiago
3-Baby Swiss
4-Mild Cheddar
5-American Cheese
6-Gloucester
7-Red Leicester
8-Port Nicholson
9-Tro du Cru
10-Mimolette

(Special thanks to Cheese.com for aid in filling in the blanks)

 

:thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  EXCELLENT POST!   :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:   Maybe when I get some time I'll make a PDF with shading examples!  ;)  



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Posted Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:26 PM

Quick aside: am I the only one here who likes the way slightly yellowed computers look?

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Posted Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:35 PM

how about partial cheese

 

just stole the keyboard from this one to fix the one above it

 

its interesting how only the left side aged to a dark gouda while the rest stayed a mellow Swiss

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Posted Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:26 PM

Quick aside: am I the only one here who likes the way slightly yellowed computers look?

 

Could be, might be, probably!  ;)



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Posted Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:05 PM

Okay, here it is, the "OFFICIAL GRADING SCALE" as chosen by Gamemoose.

The Higher resolution .PDF file is attached below for downloading and printing.

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Posted Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:54 PM

To me the yellowing of an old computer is a patina. I wouldn't retrobrite it away.



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Posted Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:29 PM

That looks sweet!




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