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Building a Cheetah - 2021

By Jjsmooth

2 years ago

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#101 2 years ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

I was able to get this made from my last apron decal from pinball rescue. Its even trimmed around design, instead of on that crappy clear sheet.
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So you took the 3 piece Pinball Rescue WB decal & had it made into a single WB decal that's cut around the artwork? Maybe I'm misunderstanding

I'm curious how this new decal turns out for you, and how you had it made. When I applied the PR QS decal I found that clear sheet really hard to work with & to get it centered just right before it started curing up.

#102 2 years ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

For widebodies, its the same decal, just cut into 3 pieces.
I'll show that tomorrow, once the painted apron is dry.

I know, the widebody PBRescue decals came pre-cut in three sections. No cutting required and your reprint looks pretty tight on where art is connected. PBRescue's standard width decals had more of a gap. I can't find a pic of their widebody decals online and I'm not home to snap one.
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#103 2 years ago

Couple areas to clean up, but overall, looking pretty good.

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#104 2 years ago
Quoted from HoakyPoaky:

So you took the 3 piece Pinball Rescue WB decal & had it made into a single WB decal that's cut around the artwork?

I have a local vinyl sign shop that has a very good graphic designer. He scanned a QS apron decal to make this. Now that he has this file, I can get any color decal made.
I simply cut the standard body decal into 3 pieces to create the wide body decal. Since the design is trimmed around the artwork, I simply apply to painted apron.
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#105 2 years ago
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#106 2 years ago

Good kitty. Looks great!

#107 2 years ago

Totally dig this thing.
Had no idea how well designed this layout is, until I spent the time on it.

4 weeks later
#108 2 years ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

Not so on backglass.
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Thanks for posting about your Mayfair back glass. I had a Cheetah on order with BG Resto, but then I checked Mayfair's website and he has more Cheetahs back glasses. BG Resto was kind enough to let me out of my order with him so I went with the OG glass.

My play field should be finished by my restore guy by July. A Flight 2000 cabinet will be the donor.

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#109 2 years ago

Powered up.

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#110 2 years ago

Coin door bezel just got here from Chris @ Hot Rod Arcade.

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#111 2 years ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

Powered up.
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Hoping to do that this weekend with Quicksilver but not that optimistic. My plate is overflowing with competing tasks including manager on duty Saturday and a trip to the dentist.

#112 2 years ago

Game almost 100% (thx snyper).
Going thru game adjustments, will be ready to ship to its new home in a week or so.
Hate to see this one go.
But I will build another.

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#117 2 years ago

I take my hat off to you. The end result is amazing.

#118 2 years ago

Thanks. I appreciate that.

#119 2 years ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

Thanks. I appreciate that.

Yes. It is beautiful.

Where did you get those apron cards? I would like to get some like that.

#120 2 years ago

They are printed on metal.
Pinsider Djsolz (solzballs)

#121 2 years ago

Now, I gotta learn how to play Cheetah for the NKY Open.

Looks great, sir.

#122 2 years ago
Quoted from RC_like_the_cola:

Now, I gotta learn how to play Cheetah for the NKY Open.
Looks great, sir.

Won’t have to worry about it until Pincinnati. I’m next in the queue.

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