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The Aero City had a few different color variations aside from the stock Blue. They were released in Orange and Mint Green as well. Perhaps other colors but I've only seen these three.

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I found repro marquees for Orange and Mint Green on ebay, but I was having a hard time finding the corresponding side-art and control panel overlays.

I've messaged Gateninety to see if they were willing to look into the alternate color, but haven't got a reply from them yet.
Anyone know if these repro arts are available anywhere? My google-fu is failing me.

I was thinking about perhaps restoring my next Aero in one of these color variations.
 

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I'm also leaning towards the Mint Green. It would look great with the Blue cab next to it.
 

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The color matched bezels make it IMO.
I agree, the mint green to me needs the color matched bezel to really be the complete package.

The orange might be a bit much color matched though, and imo works better stand alone with the white and alongside the classic blue.
 

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Here's a magazine clipping that shows the full cabinets in their colored form. There's a baby blue version too!

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The colored bezels are pretty cool. It would add a bit more work to the restoration effort, but it's totally doable. I notice that the Aero marquee color very closely matches the bezel color, that's going to be key to getting this look on-point.

I contacted a couple artwork vendors, no one seems to have these versions for repro. So if I go down this path, I'm most likely going to have to recreate them myself and get someone who does high quality vinyl (die-cut) prints for side-art and CPO to print them for me.
 
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Weird that the side art is different for the orange, baby blue and mint green ones. Probably a reason why nobody is selling them, you can't just color swap the regular side art.

I like the different colors, but the side art looks a bit off. It goes too low and it's not as sleek as the regular blue one.
 

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Those cabinets in that picture were never released. Only the blue, orange and teal ones with the V2 side art saw distribution. Those did not have painted monitor shrouds, just the stock white ones. They also have a different style case on the power supply. The Yellow, Pink, Sky Blue, Red and Green ones were done for private Sega events and trade shows.
 

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Those cabinets in that picture were never released. Only the blue, orange and teal ones with the V2 side art saw distribution. Those did not have painted monitor shrouds, just the stock white ones. They also have a different style case on the power supply. The Yellow, Pink, Sky Blue, Red and Green ones were done for private Sega events and trade shows.
This is good info.

So if I go down this route, I would most likely keep the shroud white, like my stock one. I do like the V2 art, and I'm leaning towards mint green because I think it'll go well with the stock blue and not overpower it. I feel the orange would distract the eye more. The Mint Green with the stock Blue side-by-side are two cool colors that be equal in visual balance.

I got in contact with that guy on ebay that sells the repro marquees. He's going to check his stock for the side-art.

Also, I'd like to have it extended on the side of the CP, just like the stock blue. I like how it's continuous from the side-art.
I would also like to have the CP surround be fully covered like the original blue version. From some of the first pictures, the CP looks so blank without that full surround artwork.
 
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