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Atlantis in Blue


By shimoda

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

2016-02-24_18.42.51_(resized).jpgHaven't done anything with the 5 1/2 ring that is behind the drops (will test a blue 4.5" from Titan though) but otherwise changed all the rubbers (except the rebound, put a new Titan silicone white there) to blue. I may end up doing the rebound as well. Thought I'd share:

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I think they go well with the blues on the table and just give it a little more color overall.2016-02-24_18.42.33_(resized).jpg

#2 3 years ago

Get ready for the purists to roast you on a spit.

#3 3 years ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

Get ready for the purists to roast you on a spit.

Those haters can just giiiiitt out!

I actually really like it. The contrast is really nice. Great idea!

#4 3 years ago

Blue, Green, Red, even Yellow would work just fine. Just do not mix the colours up, Rainbow situation might not look as good.

#5 3 years ago

Blasphemy.

#6 3 years ago

Mark, post a pic with the room lights on. These pics are too dark to offend anyone.

#7 3 years ago

Better money spent would be to replace the broken plastic.

Don't care for it, but not my game, and at least it's reversible.

#8 3 years ago

Not a fan of colored rings or leds but it's not my game. IMO, touching up the playfield with acrlyic paint especially in the dark blue down low will really make the game look nicer. And replace the bad plastic. JMHO......

#9 3 years ago

Well, to those who mention the broke plastic, yeah, I'd love to replace it. However, I don't feel like spending $80 plus shipping just to get one plastic when that's all I need. Unfortunately, I can only find the full set at pbr.

I imagine that if they had colored rings at the time other than white, blue would possibly have been the choice and while it's not stock, neither would be a touch up. I may try a touch up but I may just get Wade's repro and let someone who knows what they are doing touch up this playfield. I do not know color matching with paints nor do I have the tools or experience to do such touch ups and I would definitely not do them for the first time on this game. I did, many years ago attempt touch ups on a 1951 Gottlieb Niagara. I had no idea what to use so used rustoleum gloss enamels paints and then tried spray poly. Wow, what a screw up that was!

Now, if anyone knows where I can reasonably buy just the single sling plastic that is broken, I would really like to replace it.

As for EM blasphemy, someone put a cool white LED behind the score reel in the BG and it looks great, gives it an aquarium feel. I may try cool white leds elsewhere as I think this game might look decent with that cool feel to match the aquatic theme. Again, it's a matter of taste, but these games are now in our homes and we should enjoy them as we see fit. Now, that plastic...

#10 3 years ago
Quoted from Black_Knight:

Mark, post a pic with the room lights on. These pics are too dark to offend anyone.

LOL, I will try to get better pics. Ordering a 4 1/2 silicone blue from Titan to see if it will fit. Not sure how smaller rings would work since one would have to sit 'high' and one 'low' on the middle post. Not sure why Gottlieb didn't just use two posts in the middle and smaller rings. Not expecting Titan to produce 5" rings just yet though it would be great - there just aren't enough games to call for the price of molds. That said, he is producing t-post rubbers and those definitely aren't used on lots of playfields (though they are used on some and are used as nipple protectors on the backs of segmented digit displays.

#11 3 years ago

My main gripe is the white rebound rubber. Never seen a factory game white anything but brown!

#12 3 years ago

Should have done some blue and some white like the alternating drop targets.

#13 3 years ago
Quoted from shimoda:

these games are now in our homes and we should enjoy them as we see fit

no no no...you have to make them pristine and factory stock, exactly as they (never) were back in the arcades in the 70's

#14 3 years ago

There is no Blue band behind the Drop Targets. Is there no blue coloured band that large?

#15 3 years ago

It's an Atlantis, which is in my top 3 EMs. You could put pink florescent bands on it and I'd still love it!!

#16 3 years ago

You mean like this, lol... It is an old picture the translucent rubbers have been changed out for pinks, and have Comet retro LED's, sorry purists just couldn't help myself

Quoted from Chippewa-Pin:

It's an Atlantis, which is in my top 3 EMs. You could put pink florescent bands on it and I'd still love it!!

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#17 3 years ago

Nice modification. White rubber on white posts is a drab and lifeless aesthetic. This offers contrast to the posts yet complements the colors on the playfield. Both blue and pink work well, in my opinion. Yellow would look great, too.

#18 3 years ago
Quoted from bcrage88:

You mean like this, lol... It is an old picture the translucent rubbers have been changed out for pinks, and have Comet retro LED's, sorry purists just couldn't help myself

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Thumbs up to you my friend!

#19 3 years ago

There isn't a 5" blue ring available but I've got a 4/5 silicone from Titan on the way. If it works I will post it. I'm also going to replace the white rebound rubber with blue

I also agree that white rings on white posts is kinda meh, in fact nice new rubbers just make the aging posts look crummy. The blue however shifts the reference point and everything looks better.

#20 3 years ago

Ya would like to see if that works having one rubber is for sure ideal thou the 2 2 1/2's do not affect game play at all.

Quoted from shimoda:

There isn't a 5" blue ring available but I've got a 4/5 silicone from Titan on the way. If it works I will post it. I'm also going to replace the white rebound rubber with blue
I also agree that white rings on white posts is kinda meh, in fact nice new rubbers just make the aging posts look crummy. The blue however shifts the reference point and everything looks better.

#21 3 years ago

Ha thanks man, I am not a real pink kinda guy but I find it goes really well with that machine. Such a great EM one of the best IMO and I have played a ton of them.

Quoted from Chippewa-Pin:

Thumbs up to you my friend!

#23 3 years ago

Pink I can't do on this game.

#24 3 years ago

Would you like a side of Barf to go with that Joe?

Ken

#25 3 years ago

I am most bothered by the rubber being wrapped around the center post behind the drop targets. WTF?

#26 3 years ago
Quoted from CactusJack:

I am most bothered by the rubber being wrapped around the center post behind the drop targets. WTF?

That's what I'm talking about with using 2 - 2 1/2" rings instead of one 5 or 5.5". It'll work but it's odd looking and not ideal. Hopefully I'll have the 4.5" silicone from Titan today or tomorrow to find out if it has enough stretch to work properly.

#27 3 years ago

Ha, come down and play it, plays just like a 5" rubber on it, the game is super fast for a EM. Nothing much you can do if you want colored rubbers on this game, they don't make them big enough... Again it isn't for everyone, just like power coating the coin door and other mods.

I know that people like them original and I have even kept the old brown original rubbers, and the old original faded plastics and the old 44 bulbs that were in it just in case if I ever sell it someone wants to put it to original, but I am a player you know someone that actually plays pinball instead of collecting them or just showing them off to their friends or making sure they are perfectly original so they can be put in a museum.

I setup my machines to play and these Titan rubbers are superior to any that are out there for game play, this is one nasty, tough machine to play.

Quoted from CactusJack:

I am most bothered by the rubber being wrapped around the center post behind the drop targets. WTF?

#28 3 years ago

I think most of us here play our games in addition to restoring and collecting them, and we're certainly not interested in them being put in a museum.

#29 3 years ago
Quoted from bcrage88:

I have even kept the old brown original rubbers, and the old original faded plastics and the old 44 bulbs that were in it just in case if I ever sell it someone wants to put it to original

#30 3 years ago
Quoted from EMsInKC:

I think most of us here play our games in addition to restoring and collecting them, and we're certainly not interested in them being put in a museum.

#31 3 years ago

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#32 3 years ago

4.5" silicone is just too small. Will not work Ah well, I tried. I hate to do it but I might just do the double smaller ring thing.

#33 3 years ago
Quoted from bcrage88:

I have even kept the old brown original rubbers, and the old original faded plastics and the old 44 bulbs that were in it just in case if I ever sell it someone wants to put it to original,

Don't forget the original keys and Gottlieb leg levelers. VERY important.

#34 3 years ago
Quoted from JoeGrenuk:

Don't forget the original keys and Gottlieb leg levelers. VERY important.

LOL

#35 3 years ago
Quoted from JoeGrenuk:

Don't forget the original keys and Gottlieb leg levelers. VERY important.

don't remove the old gum under the cabinet it shows the history

#36 3 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

don't remove the old gum under the cabinet it shows the history

#37 3 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

don't remove the old gum under the cabinet it shows the history

It does have a certain quality and flavor doesn't it, kinda like railing gum?

Ken

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