(Topic ID: 231099)

1976 Bally Led Zeppelin (retheme)


By rotordave

1 year ago



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“Led Zeppelin?”

  • Yes! 5 votes
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  • Hell Yes! 16 votes
    67%
  • Why the hell not? 3 votes
    13%

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#301 8 months ago

Hmmmmm ....

rd

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#302 8 months 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 8 months ago

Outstanding!

#304 8 months ago

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

#305 8 months 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 8 months ago

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

#307 8 months 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 8 months ago

Shooter lane came up nice!

rd

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#309 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months ago

Better luck this time Dave. Looking awesome.

#312 8 months ago

Sure following this

It’s Like a Stairway to Heaven

#313 8 months ago
Quoted from rvdv:

Sure following this
It’s Like a Stairway to Heaven

Or a Highway to Hell.

rd

#314 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months ago

Communication Breakdown. It’s always the same.

#317 8 months 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 8 months ago
Quoted from MadPole:

Personally, I think those should say No Quarter.

They do...

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#319 8 months 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 8 months 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 7 months 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 7 months ago

So badass

#324 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months ago

Damn. Just...damn.

#327 7 months ago

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

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#328 7 months ago

Half back together already.

rd

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#329 7 months ago

Love it!

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#330 7 months 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 7 months ago

Looking freakin great RD!

#333 7 months ago

That is all I have to say about that.

#334 7 months ago

I want one!

#335 7 months ago

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

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#336 7 months 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 7 months ago

Looking forward to the video!!!

#338 7 months ago

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

#339 7 months ago

Awesome!

#340 7 months ago

What songs are going to be implemented?

#341 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months ago

Spinners!

rd
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#344 7 months ago

Whattya know?

It works!

rd

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#345 7 months ago

Looks sweet, nicely done!

#346 7 months ago

Video please, when you get the ball moving.

#347 7 months ago

So good!

#349 7 months ago

very very nice, well done

#350 7 months ago

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

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