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1976 Bally Led Zeppelin (retheme)


By rotordave

9 months ago



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#301 51 days ago

Hmmmmm ....

rd

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#302 51 days ago

Perhaps one of the best custom coin slots I have seen.

Nice work RD, nice work. A toast to you from Jimmy.

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#303 51 days ago

Outstanding!

#304 51 days ago

Why no elaborate art work on plastics at the top archway other than simple design?
looks great either way

#305 51 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Why no elaborate art work on plastics at the top archway other than simple design?
looks great either way

With everything in place, I think it will make more sense and draw your eyes to the right places on the playfield. I think

#306 51 days ago

Looks just like Bally would have done it back in the day.
Less is more!

#307 50 days ago
Quoted from BradAlbright:

With everything in place, I think it will make more sense and draw your eyes to the right places on the playfield. I think

Quoted from dasvis:

Looks just like Bally would have done it back in the day.
Less is more!

I concur ... I think the overall package works really well, and each component complements the other one to make a nice package.

If you strip down most 70s EM games, there isn’t a lot to them art wise (excepting the backglass) It really wasn’t till the SS era where a lot more detail went into the artwork.

rd

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#308 49 days ago

Shooter lane came up nice!

rd

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#309 48 days ago

So, shooter lane looked good ...

But alas! We got some wrinkling on the playfield decal - so back to square one.

Off it all comes again! Lol

rd

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#310 48 days ago

This time, I left the wood sanded, and didn’t put any sealer on there.

I dunno what happened last time ... sometimes shit just happens. He said the first coat went on sweetly ... when he did the second coat, that’s when it wrinkled.

So, yesterday my guys put another decal on the PF ... and today I trimmed it, and she’s back at the painters for take 2.

I also made a dummy rig ... some wood with some other stickers on it ... so he can blast those ones first, wait for 20 minutes, make sure it’s fine, then do the playfield. Just slow and steady this time, I’m away for 2 weeks anyway.

Fingers crossed for this one!

rd
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#311 48 days ago

Better luck this time Dave. Looking awesome.

#312 48 days ago

Sure following this

It’s Like a Stairway to Heaven

#313 48 days ago
Quoted from rvdv:

Sure following this
It’s Like a Stairway to Heaven

Or a Highway to Hell.

rd

#314 48 days ago

I kind of feel like I'm stuck in the middle with you.

Great attitude though. I probably would have been throwing shit around!

Loving this project!

#315 48 days ago
Quoted from rotordave:

So, shooter lane looked good ...
But alas! We got some wrinkling on the playfield decal - so back to square one.
Off it all comes again! Lol
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That bites my balls.

#316 48 days ago

Communication Breakdown. It’s always the same.

#317 48 days ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Beer and acrylic ... and jigsaws, sanders and hand files ...
rd
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Personally, I think those should say No Quarter.

#318 48 days ago
Quoted from MadPole:

Personally, I think those should say No Quarter.

They do...

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#319 48 days ago
Quoted from RonSS:

Great attitude though. I probably would have been throwing shit around!

Thanks.

At the end of the day, what ya gonnna doooo ... shouting and swearing ain’t gonna make the wrinkles go away.

I learnt a long time ago that rather than bitching about something for an hour, you can use that energy to just dig in and fix the f**king thing. Then go home and have a beer.

rd

#320 48 days ago

Shame about the reaction in the clearcoat, looked like it layed down real nice in the shooter lane.
Best of luck for the redo!
Such a rad project, loving reading the updates

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#321 18 days ago

It’s been a busy few weeks ... spent 12 days over in Australia at the Brisbane Masters. 10 whole days of competitive pinball! Crazy.

While I was away, this happened. And all was good with the world.

rd

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#323 18 days ago

So badass

#324 18 days ago

Errrrr ... yeah!

Came up pretty nicely.

By the time the playfield is all populated, it should look pretty swish.

The painter used the same paint etc as last time ... the secret was to let it dry a week in between coats, and that eliminated the issues we had last time.

Like I said before, I supplied another board with some other stickers on it to use as a test rig, and that was a real good idea I reckon.

rd

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#325 18 days ago

This game is an absolute winner... love the look, the art, and the minimalistic approach... watching this from the beginning; really enjoying your fantastic work... cant wait to see the finished package.

#326 18 days ago

Damn. Just...damn.

#327 18 days ago

Can't believe I'm just now running across this thread... this is so awesome!!! Looking badass!!!! Following...

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#328 18 days ago

Half back together already.

rd

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#329 18 days ago

Love it!

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#330 17 days ago

Assembled most of the playfield today. I still have to build the new 4th pop bumper assembly up, and do the flippers, and install the drop targets.

And do the spinners. And make the custom skill shot I’m doing.

But you can see where it’s headed!

rd
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#332 17 days ago

Looking freakin great RD!

#333 17 days ago

That is all I have to say about that.

#334 17 days ago

I want one!

#335 17 days ago

Me too. RD, do a small production run and ship to the states!

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#336 16 days ago

Right, so here is the skill shot I made.

Basically the same as Tron ... you can soft plunge, and if you get it right, the ball will land into the saucer and give you the lit wheel value. Could be really valuable!

Too hard, she’s going around the top ... and even if you go get it in the sweet spot, she could roll over the saucer and head into danger ...

So now there are 2 skill shots. Soft plunge for this new one, or hard plunge for the original top saucer, which also scores wheel value.

rd

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#337 16 days ago

Looking forward to the video!!!

#338 16 days ago

That's a cool skill shot. The PF looks amazing too. You need to let me borrow some of that talent.

#339 16 days ago

Awesome!

#340 16 days ago

What songs are going to be implemented?

#341 16 days ago
Quoted from Psw757:

What songs are going to be implemented?

You’ll have to wait and see ....

That will be the last thing on the list. The plan is to get the pin all finished and playing properly first, and then I’ll do that down the track.

rd

#342 15 days ago

Unglamorous mechanical work today.

Just built up the new 4th pop from scratch. It’s wired together with the other pops, so it will award points and work just the same as the other 3.

Also rebuilt all the other pops with new sleeves and gave them a tune up.

Now, on to the flippers.

rd

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#343 15 days ago

Spinners!

rd
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#344 15 days ago

Whattya know?

It works!

rd

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#345 15 days ago

Looks sweet, nicely done!

#346 15 days ago

Video please, when you get the ball moving.

#347 15 days ago

So good!

#349 15 days ago

very very nice, well done

#350 15 days ago

That’s really awesome! So integrated across the board, really well done!

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