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1976 Bally Led Zeppelin (retheme)


By rotordave

7 months ago



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    #251 14 days ago

    Can you cover the red round insert with oval shape? .....to match the vinyl record?
    hmmm
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    #252 14 days ago

    Jaw dropping! This is so fun to watch coming together.

    #253 14 days ago

    Can the artist wiggle a few lines in the cloaked figures, and swap a few stones on each side of the lower left/right so they aren't precise mirrors of each other?

    -mof

    #254 14 days ago

    Looks amazing man! The artist did a great job.

    #255 14 days ago
    Quoted from Theo_Ioannis:

    Can you cover the red round insert with oval shape? .....to match the vinyl record?

    Like this?

    rd

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    #256 14 days ago

    Playfield test print take 2!

    - showing white areas - except the top one which I mistakenly cut off lolllllll

    - oval insert not on this one (will be on final one)

    - arrows line up perfectly - even with my hand cut paper

    - Brad made quite a few adjustments ... 99.5% complete now

    - side pop location moved - should work sweet

    - black rails!

    rd
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    Centre circle got a bit mangled when I cut the circle ... oh well ... we know it’s ok.

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    #257 6 days ago

    Right! D-Day! Let’s get this playfield art printed!

    My buddy Jay, who is my usual signwriter, unfortunately is undergoing treatment for cancer at the moment .. so he is off work for some time. Bummer.

    Pinball buddy Mitchell had some friends with a sign company up in Albany called Airborne Signs, and they offered to help out.

    I headed up there today and we got into it.

    First step, Ash readied Brad’s files for their printer.

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    #258 6 days ago

    The artwork was printed on their flash HP printer on some top quality glossy media.

    My old man is a printer by trade .. when I was a little kid, I used to go into his workplace and watch the huge old machines clank clank clank and stamp out basic printwork. When I show him machines like this it blows his mind ...

    The printer heats up to 100c and heat sets the printing so it is ready to go.

    rd
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    #259 6 days ago

    Then it goes to the plotter/cutter which follows the cut lines Brad had put in the art files.

    All the edges were cut, along with the inserts.

    rd

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    #260 6 days ago

    All the excess film is removed .. the insert cut outs are all fished out.

    A clear application film is applied to the surface, then we can work on laying it out correctly so that everything lines up. We centred it on the arrows as I knew from my paper templates that they were the crucial part. Once they were correct, everything else lined up.

    rd

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    #261 6 days ago

    And there she is!

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    #262 6 days ago

    So good!!!

    #263 6 days ago

    Amazing

    #264 5 days ago

    It is so wild having a look at the backside of doing something like this. Often we just see a finished product, or "it was shipped out for, , , " but this is fly on the wall stuff!

    #265 5 days ago

    Such a sweet riff ...

    rd

    #266 5 days ago

    This keeps getting better! Awesome work and awesome thread!

    #267 5 days ago
    Quoted from LargemouthAss:

    This keeps getting better! Awesome work and awesome thread!

    Awesome username!!

    #268 4 days ago

    Today I made a couple of art print pairs for a nice dude in PA... Shout out to Cryss! It’s the first time since we started this back in Novemberish that I’ve seen the art all in one place, printed and approximated up with woodgrain and fake pop bumper caps (not knowing Dave’s exact hardware, that will be fun to see). Somehow it always looks better in a photo of an actual print than it does just raw on computer screen.

    I must say, it’s been an invaluable exercise for me to take an existing backglass and playfield layout, stripping it back to its most critical parts and placements, and build it back up with a very different vibe. Hats off to rotordave for being killer to work with and supremely patient while I took my sweet time getting situated. And to Dave’s man Jeremy for nailing the original illustrator file from the scanned playfield.

    I’m probably as keen as anyone to see it pieced back together and switched on! High fives to rotordave !!

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    #269 4 days ago

    yeah...this is really awesome!

    Want to build a few of these? I’d buy one in a heartbeat! Lol

    #270 4 days ago
    Quoted from Psw757:

    yeah...this is really awesome!
    Want to build a few of these? I’d buy one in a heartbeat! Lol

    Right?? I get dibs on number 2! lol

    #271 4 days ago
    Quoted from BradAlbright:

    Today I made a couple of art print pairs for a nice dude in PA... Shout out to Cryss

    Cryss Stephens ... ace pinball player and all round nice guy.

    That artwork looks awesome all printed out on the nice paper. I had my copy shop mockups, which looked cool, but not cool like your ones.

    I’m sure you’ll be getting a few more messages for some! Including me.

    rd

    #272 4 days ago
    Quoted from Psw757:

    yeah...this is really awesome!
    Want to build a few of these? I’d buy one in a heartbeat! Lol

    All I need ...

    1/ a never ending supply of Bally Freedoms

    2/ a hookup with James Patrick Page

    Should be pretty straight forward ....

    rd

    #273 4 days ago

    That playfield art is killer!

    #274 4 days ago
    Quoted from roffels:

    That playfield art is killer!

    Thanks bud!!

    #275 4 days ago

    I think it'd be rather awesome to rig up a 2.1 stereo rig on/in/around the machine and add a soundtrack. A cheap laptop with some Zeppelin of your choice. Maybe loop certain passages, each player could have their own favorite tune when it's their turn, have the Song Remains The Same start when scoring an extra ball, etc etc. The end is listless!

    #276 4 days ago
    Quoted from LeonSpinkx:

    I think it'd be rather awesome to rig up a 2.1 stereo rig on/in/around the machine and add a soundtrack

    Stand by ....

    rd

    #277 3 days ago

    Back in the workshop ... cutting out the lights and inserts with the xacto... getting it ready to go to the carpainters tomorrow.

    rd

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    #278 2 days ago

    Are you considering cutting away the white pops too so you can try out clear bumper skirts and see the woodgrain?

    -mof

    #279 2 days ago
    Quoted from mof:

    Are you considering cutting away the white pops too so you can try out clear bumper skirts and see the woodgrain?
    -mof

    Clear pop skirts! Get outta town! Never seen those ...

    No, I thought black ones would look cool against the white art, white pop housing and white/black top. I’m a K.I.S.S guy ...

    rd

    #280 2 days ago

    Keep It Simple Stupid! Loving this project. Can't wait to see the finished product!

    #281 2 days ago

    This project is turning out beautiful!

    #282 2 days ago

    Thanks!

    The playfield went to the clear coaters today.

    So let’s make some plastics!

    The signwriter made a proof of Brads plastics ... it needs to be printed in reverse for us to use, but I can use this one for mock up purposes.

    Here I have the Freedom plastics over the printout, and they are sized perfectly.

    Thanks Jez and Brad!

    rd
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    #283 2 days ago

    Next, I lay out the freedom plastics on my sheet of high impact acrylic, and draw around them with a Sharpie.

    I’m generous with the marking of the edges, as I will make them a little oversize to allow for any trimming later.

    rd

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    #284 2 days ago

    Next up ... cut em out with my jigsaw.

    A bandsaw would be best ... but I sold all my big woodwork stuff a few years back.

    So I use what I have!

    Here they are just cut out roughly. We will shape them next.

    rd

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    #285 2 days ago

    Why buy an expensive sander when your belt sander can go upside down in your vice!

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    Here I sand the edges down to outside the black lines. The Freedom plastics were inside the black lines, so there is plenty of room for fine tune trimming later.

    You’ll see I put on a wider belt in this picture, that way I can use the side of the belt to get into the sharper angles. Bit of a trick to that, just take it easy ...

    Half an hour and a heap of sanding dust later, here are the edge sanded plastics. I’ll wait until I get the final print of the stickers before I do the final trim, and drill them to suit the PF posts.

    rd
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    #286 2 days ago

    You're killing it RD! I can't wait to see the final project. Quality work for sure by everyone involved in this project.

    #287 2 days ago

    My doppelgänger plastics with the Freedom plastics on top. My ones still have the protective plastic on them so they look a bit raggy on the edges.

    All present and accounted for.

    rd
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    #288 1 day ago
    Quoted from rotordave:

    expensive sander

    How did you get the shop floor to look like carpet?

    #289 1 day ago
    Quoted from mof:

    How did you get the shop floor to look like carpet?

    It’s garage carpet. It’s in my garage.

    Don’t weld out there! Lol

    Alas I don’t have a proper dedicated workshop any more. When I had my sofa factory I could whip up there and play havoc with my tools.

    The carpet is more pleasant to work on than cold concrete floors though ...

    rd

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    #290 1 day ago
    Quoted from rotordave:

    When I had my sofa factory

    Sofa King?

    #291 1 day ago
    Quoted from RCA1:

    Sofa King?

    Sofa King good!

    rd

    #292 1 day ago

    I am Sofa King we Todd did! Say that 5 times fast....

    #293 23 hours ago
    Quoted from LOTR_breath:

    I am Sofa King we Todd did! Say that 5 times fast....

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