(Topic ID: 45827)

Black Knight Topper

By zippydapinhead

9 years ago


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#1 9 years ago

Finished the topper for my new Black Knight LE.

topper.jpg right-knight.jpg left-knight.jpg stand.jpg detail-1.jpg detail-2.jpg

#2 9 years ago

OH $HIT son! you need to mass produce those suckers

#3 9 years ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

you need to mass produce those suckers

I would but it was very time consuming. (And they would be a bitch to mail)

#4 9 years ago

Best Topper ever?

Just amazing. How many hours of work was that?

MOF

#5 9 years ago

That's an AWESOME topper!!!!!!

#6 9 years ago

Awesome!!!

#7 9 years ago

Very excellent work.. I like it ,and I agree it looks like alot of work, I would know.

#8 9 years ago

That is one cool topper. Nice job.

#9 9 years ago

zippy great work I really like the whole sword, mace shield crest arrangement.

Black Knight "LE"

#10 9 years ago

most of the time, i dont care about toper, and to be honest, what it serve for !? nothing...

now, this is simply a beauty ! its a piece of art, not less

bravo !

#11 9 years ago

Awesome topper. I think it would look better without the two figures, but still this is one of the best looking toppers I've seen. Nice job!

#12 9 years ago
Quoted from zippydapinhead:

my new Black Knight LE.

Ok that was my LOL for the day.

#13 9 years ago

Ok that was my LOL for the day.

Didn't know Williams even made an LE back then till I found two of em sitting in Eugene, OR.
Only minor differences (micro switches instead of leafs, that kinda thing)

bkle.jpg

#14 9 years ago
Quoted from zippydapinhead:

micro switches instead of leafs, that kinda thing)

I know they made a service bulletin to do that swap. My BK is an early System 7 with System 6 Power Supply and it has the micro switches in the ball trough up top.

Never heard of an LE though. Wonder what else they had?

#15 9 years ago

The micro switches were the only difference, beside the Limited Edition decal.

Topper is cool. Hope it is mounted to the back box. Would hate to see that fall!

Chris

#16 9 years ago

Supposedly there was a metal protector for the often broken upper trough plastic and a couple other minor upgrades, but mostly just a small run (600 units) re-release of a great game. My roms are labeled game #506 instead of #500

#17 9 years ago
Quoted from zippydapinhead:

Supposedly there was a metal protector for the often broken upper trough plastic

Darn. I forgot about that!

Chris

#18 9 years ago

Super sweet topper!

#19 9 years ago

Very well done indeed!

#20 9 years ago

Wow...I almost ruined my keyboard drooling. Outstanding!

I miss my BK.

#21 9 years ago

This is awesome!

It must've been quite a long process to make it, but if you can give us the short version:
How'd ja do it???

#22 9 years ago
Quoted from flipperKOTO:

It must've been quite a long process to make it, but if you can give us the short version:
How'd ja do it???

Deciding what to do took longer than doing it. Ordered the sword, flail, and knight figurines off Amazon and Ebay, designed the shield and stand in photoshop. Printed sheild on transparancy stock, sanwiched it between 2 sheets of thin plexi, rattle canned the back plexi white and cut it out. Sheild edge trim is automotive stuff. Base is wood. After that if was just wiring up lights and putting it all together.

#23 9 years ago

doesn't look as nice from the back

back.jpg

#24 9 years ago

BK is one of my favorite pins. That is the nicest BK topper I have ever seen. Great job!

#25 9 years ago

That is the topper to end all toppers.

#26 9 years ago

Brilliant! Looking at the front shot, I could've sworn it was cast resin. Nice job!

#27 9 years ago

you should do it in series
labor of love
Great job

#28 9 years ago

Mass producing would not be fun.

At what price would you be willing to make (just) a second one? One benefit would be improving on the design, and keeping the one you like best !

;-p

MOF

#29 9 years ago

I'd buy one.

#30 9 years ago

Would be easier to make and ship in "kit" form. Buy your own weapons and figurines (I provide links I used) I make the base, shield and wiring harness, you assemble.

#31 9 years ago
Quoted from zippydapinhead:

Would be easier to make and ship in "kit" form. Buy your own weapons and figurines (I provide links I used) I make the base, shield and wiring harness, you assemble.

Sounds like a great plan!

Perhaps, youtube 'how you make it' so others can build one for themselves, (or other toppers) when you move onto another project !

MOF

#32 9 years ago

Now that topper is a work of art. Well done for sure.

1 week later
#33 9 years ago

Got my Black Knight up and running, waiting to learn more about how to build this amazing Topper.

MOF

#34 9 years ago

Looks great! Good work.

#35 9 years ago

Files here for those wishing to build one. Just don't sell em please.

stand.jpg toppershield.jpg

#36 9 years ago

For people with non LE, what do imagine could go on the bottom stand? Could be nothing.
MOF

9 years later
#37 9 months ago

Just finding this topic. A very cool topper indeed. Has anyone done more with this?

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