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Centaur complete restoration


By F-2NIRO

11 months ago



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    #1 11 months ago

    hi people
    let me present a restoration of one of the most beautiful playfield ever drawn, I did some modification at the level of the wood parts, I deleted them all except the ball launching area.
    here are some photos of presentation, in real, the white is much more yellowed than in the photos, we can see the difference around the bumper area which was protected by the mylarcentaur (1) (resized).jpgcentaur (2) (resized).jpgcentaur (3) (resized).jpgcentaur (4) (resized).jpg
    the underside of the PF was also damaged, the fixing holes of the plates of the pinballs, as well as other defects like enlarged holes, added or ink broken screwscentaur (5) (resized).jpgcentaur (6) (resized).jpgcentaur (7) (resized).jpg
    details also inserts in bad condition and other defectcentaur (8) (resized).jpgcentaur (12) (resized).jpg
    centaur (11) (resized).jpgcentaur (10) (resized).jpgcentaur (14) (resized).jpgthe launch ball areacentaur (13) (resized).jpgraising the surface between two insertscentaur (9) (resized).jpg

    #2 11 months ago

    Wow, you’ve got your work cut out. Best of luck!

    #3 11 months ago

    You definately have your hands full on this one. Keep us updated on the progress

    #4 11 months ago

    The good news is colormatching the paint on a Centaur is just about the easiest of any pin ever made....Black, White, Red!

    #5 11 months ago

    Following along.

    #6 11 months ago

    Watching this good luck on your journey.

    Just got my machine back from a friend
    ...awesome game.
    Sorry pic a bit blown out from phone camera.

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    #7 11 months ago
    Quoted from AUKraut:

    The good news is colormatching the paint on a Centaur is just about the easiest of any pin ever made....Black, White, Red!

    sure, on the other hand for the PF is complicated, because to harmosinate the white, it must be redone entirely

    disassembly of inserts for cleaning, once sanded they find their appearancecentaur (16) (resized).jpgcentaur (15) (resized).jpg

    hole repaircentaur (17) (resized).jpg

    drilling then insertion of maple wooden trunnioncentaur (18) (resized).jpgcentaur (19) (resized).jpg
    repair the holes with wood glue and toothpickcentaur (20) (resized).jpgcentaur (22) (resized).jpgcentaur (21) (resized).jpgcentaur (23) (resized).jpg

    #8 11 months ago

    repair of the lifting of the surface wood,I cut wide and beveled to facilitate the laying of the masticcentaur (25) (resized).jpgcentaur (26) (resized).jpg

    a little mastic also at the level of the holes,centaur (27) (resized).jpg I glue the inserts with wood glue, it sticks very strong, it is the best method that I testedcentaur (28) (resized).jpgcentaur (29) (resized).jpgend of the preparation with some areas to chew on the surfacecentaur (30) (resized).jpg

    #9 11 months ago

    the PF is finished in preparationcentaur (31) (resized).jpgcentaur (32) (resized).jpgcentaur (33) (resized).jpgcentaur (35) (resized).jpgcentaur (36) (resized).jpgcentaur (37) (resized).jpgcentaur (38) (resized).jpgI'll start with the easiest and the fastest, the black, because during retouching, it is better to do a task of white on black than the opposite

    #10 11 months ago

    What's happened to your friend's Charlie's Angels project? (from SS to EM)
    Did he finish his work yet? Pictures?

    #11 11 months ago

    this charlie's is rebuilt entirely from the mechanics of a jungle queen, all the strands of wire are remanufactured, it is extremely long, a job that can spend more than a year, it is almost completed, when it will be done I will ask my client for photos

    #12 11 months ago

    Another awesome F-2Niro thread... following!!

    #13 11 months ago

    black is fast enough to paint, a good day and it's over for the biggest, details will come nextcentaur (39) (resized).jpg
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    then white, the very big part of retouchinga lot of small details, we use the finest brushes that exists, the 5/0 and the 10/0paint brushe (resized).jpgit's gone for the white, 4 hours of work for this zonecentaur (41) (resized).jpganother day of workcentaur (42) (resized).jpg
    So much later, we can see the difference between the new and the old whitecentaur (43) (resized).jpgcentaur (44) (resized).jpgcentaur (45) (resized).jpgmuch later againcentaur (46) (resized).jpgcentaur (47) (resized).jpgit's finished for the first layer, it will take a second one that will be easier and faster to docentaur (48) (resized).jpg
    soon

    #14 11 months ago
    Quoted from F-2NIRO:

    black is fast enough to paint, a good day and it's over for the biggest, details will come next[quoted image]
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    then white, the very big part of retouchinga lot of small details, we use the finest brushes that exists, the 5/0 and the 10/0[quoted image]it's gone for the white, 4 hours of work for this zone[quoted image]another day of work[quoted image]
    So much later, we can see the difference between the new and the old white[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]much later again[quoted image][quoted image]it's finished for the first layer, it will take a second one that will be easier and faster to do[quoted image]
    soon

    Phenomenal work! Looking great!

    #15 11 months ago

    Holy crappity crap that's phenomenal!!!

    #16 11 months ago

    The infinite patience award goes to f-2niro!

    Insert the Smokey from Friday DAMN meme here.

    #17 11 months ago

    Holy crap. That's incredible painting!

    #18 11 months ago

    Very nice!

    #19 11 months ago

    the end of the adventure
    I almost forgot about this inscriptioncentaur (55) (resized).jpgcentaur (56) (resized).jpg
    a batch of photos of the finished FP
    underDSC00984_moyenne (resized).jpgglossy wiew
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    and a video to finished this thread


    thanks for reading

    #20 11 months ago

    Very nice work! I’m impressed!

    #21 11 months ago

    I have to ask, are you an artist or just steady handed enough to stay within the original art? Very impressive either way. Thanks for posting the resto.

    #22 11 months ago

    I work with my wife, we are two artists , and everyone in his field, me the technical side and airbrush and she, the brushes

    #23 11 months ago

    Great work, both of you!

    #24 11 months ago

    Absolutely beautiful F-2NIRO, how many man hours did it take to perform this work of art including clearcoat process? A friend and I are finishing up a CPR playfield swap on my Centaur and the difference in the old paint appearance vs the new paint appearance of the two playfields is just crazy.

    #25 11 months ago

    Vraiment fantastique , this is art !!!

    #26 11 months ago
    Quoted from triplemercman:

    Absolutely beautiful F-2NIRO, how many man hours did it take to perform this work of art including clearcoat process? A friend and I are finishing up a CPR playfield swap on my Centaur and the difference in the old paint appearance vs the new paint appearance of the two playfields is just crazy.

    Thanks guys

    I do not count anymore but I would say about 110/130 hours.
    I also restored the apron, I just wanted to redo the central orbs thinking that the result would not be good and then I pushed a little further each time, I lost time and the result would have could have been perfect if I had done all the rivets.
    once back in the game, it will still be acceptable compared to the starting state
    the apron at onceAPRON CENTAUR (1) (resized).jpgas I did not want to do all the black again, I used the positive stencils, I defined the part to repair and I painted it in metallic gray
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    I then put a coat of varnish to secure the support.
    the positive stencil is placedAPRON CENTAUR (4) (resized).jpgI define the part to be painted with an airbrushAPRON CENTAUR (5) (resized).jpgAPRON CENTAUR (6) (resized).jpgI remove the cachesAPRON CENTAUR (7) (resized).jpgthe difference in appearance will not be seen when it will be varnishedAPRON CENTAUR (8) (resized).jpg

    a second stencil for red in the center of the orb and also for the right bally logo.APRON CENTAUR (9) (resized).jpg
    APRON CENTAUR (10) (resized).jpgAPRON CENTAUR (11) (resized).jpgThen I decided to redo the word "CENTAUR"APRON CENTAUR (12) (resized).jpg

    #27 11 months ago

    APRON CENTAUR (14) (resized).jpgAPRON CENTAUR (15) (resized).jpgand finally some rivets, strokes and the outline of the bally logoAPRON CENTAUR (16) (resized).jpgAPRON CENTAUR (17) (resized).jpg
    the endAPRON CENTAUR (18) (resized).jpg

    #28 11 months ago


    wow

    #29 11 months ago

    Totaly amazing work F-2NIRO

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