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Creature Porn - A Bryan Kelly CFTBL Restoration


By Damonator

3 years ago



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#51 3 years ago

Thanks for sharing the whole effort all at once.

I've done games for people before - nothing to this degree of detail/quality - and the back and forth is part of the overall relationship. When they walk away thrilled to see their game ready for years of fun is very satisfying.

You both appear to be, and deservedly so, very proud. Well done.

#52 3 years ago

What a stunning machine! I like CFTBL already but this one is like a dream.
But did I get that right 13.5K for the total package.....even without the 6K labour costs that would be 7.5k.
Now I now that a NIB will do the same but that is some serious money.
But must admit, when you do something like that, go al the way.
One CFTBL saved for future generations!

#54 3 years ago
Quoted from PeterG:

What a stunning machine! I like CFTBL already but this one is like a dream.
But did I get that right 13.5K for the total package.....even without the 6K labour costs that would be 7.5k.
Now I now that a NIB will do the same but that is some serious money.
But must admit, when you do something like that, go al the way.
One CFTBL saved for future generations!

Labor wasn't $6000. That figure was labor and the cost of the base game.

#55 3 years ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

Labor wasn't $6000. That figure was labor and the cost of the base game.

Well still a lot of money....but great game...bit jealous

#56 3 years ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

Labor wasn't $6000. That figure was labor and the cost of the base game.

That's a steal! Anyone who does this to this level is not in it for the money obviously.. awesome job.. the chrome really makes the game pop too.

#57 3 years ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

Labor wasn't $6000. That figure was labor and the cost of the base game.

you DONT charge enough Mr Kelly!

Seriously. Let me know how much extra it costs to have me sleep in the shop and apprentice when you do a game.

#58 3 years ago
Quoted from McCune:

My favorite part was the T nut tool.

Quoted from Whysnow:

what does a guy need to do to get one fo those?

Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

Be a friend of Mr. McCune's.

hey! I'm a friend.
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oh wait, I think I've got that wrong. I think I'm a friend of bryan's

seriously though, nice restore bryan

#59 3 years ago

Congrats to the OP. Nice work Bryan! It's clear to me now that if I want to get this done I need to hide that final bill from my wife .

#60 3 years ago

How long does a resto like that take?

#61 3 years ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

How long does a resto like that take?

From the message log it looks like a little less than 3 months.

#62 3 years ago
Quoted from RobertWinter:

From the message log it looks like a little less than 3 months.

After you wait in line!

#63 3 years ago

wow, that was damn impressive....great work guys.....nice to read the interaction between the parties.....

#64 3 years ago
Quoted from RobertWinter:

From the message log it looks like a little less than 3 months.

Start to finish, it involves 100 to 120 hours, but it's being done part time, so it usually takes me 2 to 3 months to complete...that's if I have a playfield ready to go. Sending an old playfield out for touch ups can add another month or two.

I think most every game I've ever done has taken the same amount of time. Even though I can do some things a lot faster now, more detailed work is now being done. Things that no one thought about doing 5 years ago, are now being added to the things to do list, so the time is still about the same.

Then it's guys like Chris Hutchins and Jim McCune doing some incredible work that makes me try a bit harder also.

#65 3 years ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

Start to finish, it involves 100 to 120 hours, but it's being done part time, so it usually takes me 2 to 3 months to complete...that's if I have a playfield ready to go. Sending an old playfield out for touch ups can add another month or two.
I think most every game I've ever done has taken the same amount of time. Even though I can do some things a lot faster now, more detailed work is now being done. Things that no one thought about doing 5 years ago, are now being added to the things to do list, so the time is still about the same.
Then it's guys like Chris Hutchins and Jim McCune doing some incredible work that makes me try a bit harder also.

I have a chad Keller resto thats similar. He did Neon paint added to parts of the play field, modified skin and muscle tones to the girl, and metallic flake in the clear coat..I did all the chrome and some mods like yours after. I have to get u some pictures sometime.
You did a amazing job on this!!!

#66 3 years ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

Then it's guys like Chris Hutchins and Jim McCune doing some incredible work that makes me try a bit harder also.

Thanks Bryan, I think we (you, me and hep) have just made our lives more difficult buy trying to keep up with each other, the fact is, most people don't even notice the true details of what goes into these things. Some days I think a clean PF and new decals would suit some just fine!

Very nice and easy to read documentation from both parties! Great work!

#67 3 years ago

I notice. I can only fantasize that I could do a restore like this to my own pins. Maybe one day I can afford you dudes!

#68 3 years ago

If closer and you could drop off instead of ship it would be really hard to resist doing these restores. Amazing work.

#69 3 years ago
Quoted from JimB:

If closer and you could drop off instead of ship it would be really hard to resist doing these restores. Amazing work.

Tell me about it....I live only about 20 miles from Bryan.

#70 3 years ago

There was a time, I was able to source local games my guys wanted to have restored. That way, there was shipping involved only one way. That doesn't happen much anymore. Now, the games get shipped to me, then have to be shipped back. That adds about $900 to the equation.

You can also deliver them and pick them up when they're done. I currently have two games from a guy in Milwaukee that's done that.

#71 3 years ago

I think you should just move to michigan so that you're closer

we've got lots of cool things here like a ton of lakes, lighthouses and unemployment

#72 3 years ago
Quoted from j_m_:

I think you should just move to michigan so that you're closer
we've got lots of cool things here like a ton of lakes, lighthouses and unemployment

Shit!! We've got that right here in MN!!

#73 3 years ago

Thank you for posting - I really enjoyed just looking at the few pics in your first post. Beautiful game.

#74 3 years ago

Gorgeous Creech! Bryan does good work. Thanks for sharing the process with us. Enjoy!

#75 3 years ago

I always learn something when I see one of Bryan's restorations. Nice job Bryan!

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#76 3 years ago

Thank God none of the high end restorers live near NJ! First there would be AFM, then WW, CFTBL, MM, I500, IJ ugh. Good bye 401K. Its only money anyway.

This thread certainly answers why it costs what it does to get a High end restore.

Beautiful work.

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