Sorry for coming into this thread late. Really loving your progress. I'm about to tear into my first Mata Hari restore project, and I'm realizing how many tools I'm missing. So much information scattered about these threads, so I'm just trying to get some tips. Couple questions on your process if you don't mind...
1) How did you sand down & clean the legs before painting them?
2) What was your sandpaper grit progression for A) removing the original paint & B) smoothing out after you applied your fiberglass expoxy fixes.
3) What tumbler & cleaning medium do you use? I was debating getting an 18lb tumbler from Harbor Freight, but wasn't sure if I could get by with a 5lb. I'm sure it will come in handy.
4) How do you clean & de-rust your larger metal parts like the coin door front, plunger, etc? I'll definitely try your drill/wheel method for polishing. I wasn't going to tackle the coin door internal parts but mine is filthy & you've inspired me to try. Really impressed with how yours turned out.
Keep up the great work! Lost World is totally worth restoring, such a great game.