(Topic ID: 280521)

Bare wood EM playfield repaint

By dr_nybble

11 months ago


Topic Heartbeat

Topic Stats

  • 55 posts
  • 29 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 3 months ago by Limorange
  • Topic is favorited by 39 Pinsiders

You

Linked Games

Topic Gallery

View topic image gallery

PXL_20210410_132721412 (resized).jpg
PXL_20210430_004629847 (resized).jpg
PXL_20210414_023832415 (resized).jpg
PXL_20210301_233716032 (resized).jpg
IMG_1430 (resized).JPG
pasted_image (resized).png
pasted_image (resized).png
pasted_image (resized).png
pasted_image (resized).png
pasted_image (resized).png
pasted_image (resized).png
pasted_image (resized).png
pasted_image (resized).png
pasted_image (resized).png
pasted_image (resized).png
pasted_image (resized).png

There are 55 posts in this topic. You are on page 2 of 2.
#51 5 months ago

Great results, looks awesome! Anything you did differently or advice to pass on? What paint did you use.

#52 5 months ago
Quoted from dr_nybble:

Great results, looks awesome! Anything you did differently or advice to pass on? What paint did you use.

If you're asking me.
1. Scan and get that black ink outline. Helps keep everything in line.
2. In my case, the ball players were a little too detailed for my cutter. Even had a friend try on his machine and some of the super fine detail got lost. I think next time, I will create water slide decals of these super fine details and apply over the general color, in the case of the ball players, the decal would be on top of the white for the uniforms.
3. I used Golden high flow paints. I used the color matcher app Golden has on their site as I was trying to keep the machine looking old as that is what the customer wanted. I think I used 5 colors just to make the dirty white.
4. make sure to try out your masking film before you plunge in. I bought several kinds before I settled on what I used.
5. As stated by dr_nybble Spray light coats and build to your final color. Once I had the color I wanted and before I went to the next color I heat set the paint with a hair dryer. This helps prevent the masking from pulling up set paint when you do another color. Remember that once you heat set it, you can't wipe it off with water. It has to be sanded or scrapped off. I had to do that in a few areas were I had over sprayed.

Hope that helps.
Mike

1 week later
#53 5 months ago

Nice outcome. A lot of work plus you need to learn vector software and the cutting software, airbrush techniques, masking, Appling stencils without bubbles. It's a huge project and most don't realize the amount of time and work to produce those results. You mastered it.

2 months later
#54 3 months ago

Thoroughly impressed with your hard work and your vast skill set!

#55 3 months ago

Absolutely magnificent! Thanks for taking the time to write it up with great detail, it takes out a lot of the guess work for the process.

There are 55 posts in this topic. You are on page 2 of 2.

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside