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Backglass ODDITY? can anyone figure out who the artist is.


By erak

9 years ago



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    #1 9 years ago

    Hi, a friend of mine recently picked up a Gottlieb Hollywood Heat. The strange thing is it actually has a painted translight. It was supposidly done by someone at "Optimus"
    Does anyone know who's signature that is? It is actually painted on the glass and is extremely well done.

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    #2 9 years ago

    Hey you know ninjedi! I saw his latest acquisition over on MAACA. Sorry, don't know the artist, but it looks pretty decent.

    #3 9 years ago

    Yeah, he lives a few blocks away from me.

    The art style looks really familiar, specially the writing of "enjoy" I have seen that style on some other pins but I can't figure out who this is?

    #4 9 years ago

    I can't help, but wow, that is so much better than the original translite. Gives the machine a whole different look and theme.

    #5 9 years ago

    I agree, the artist did a great job with that backglass. It matches the look of the playfield perfectly, and it's certainly better than staring at that Don Johnson wannabe on the original translite.

    #6 9 years ago

    it does look good
    how does it look with lights on?

    #7 9 years ago

    I just posted this thread link at Airbrush Technique Magazine, maby someone from a artist forum will know...

    http://airbrushtechnique.com/f530/anybody-reconize-artist-20502.html#post176485

    There is the thread link there so you can follow any answers/progress.

    #8 9 years ago

    It looks pretty bad with the light on behind it. You can see all the brush strokes and the colours change quite a bit. I'll upload a picture. Currently I have it front lit, which works great as it was just a single illuminated backbox.

    I am going to see if I can get it scanned and made into a real translite. And recommendations on translite printing would be great.

    #9 9 years ago

    I will definately help you out with that. I know a great place in Hamilton, and they are reasonably priced. I will talk to you about it later. C U.

    I sent an email to someone who might know who painted it, I hope I hear back.

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