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DIY Hi-Lo Ace topper


By MrBfromNC

3 days ago



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#1 3 days ago

So, the more I work on my Hi-Lo Ace over the past few weeks, the more I love the design of this machine. I've looked over "the google" and cannot seem to find any type of official topper that Bally made for this model. But I love the idea of using a topper on my old EM so I thought to myself; I've got some basic paintshop skills. Why don't I just take some hi-res pictures of my backglass and rearrange a few of the characters and lettering and make one for myself. So that's exactly what I set out to do. After cutting, pasting, cleaning up all the colors, adding the Bally logo and fixing all the edges around those damn birds wings... I spent about 12 hours and now it's done.

Just this morning, I've printed it out on photo paper at 20 inches wide and will need to mount it to some foam core but IMHO, it looks pretty decent. What do y'all think about my design?? I tried to keep the original look of the backglass as much as I could.

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#2 3 days ago
Quoted from MrBfromNC:

So, the more I work on my Hi-Lo Ace over the past few weeks, the more I love the design of this machine. I've looked over "the google" and cannot seem to find any type of official topper that Bally made for this model. But I love the idea of using a topper on my old EM so I thought to myself; I've got some basic paintshop skills. Why don't I just take some hi-res pictures of my backglass and rearrange a few of the characters and lettering and make one for myself. So that's exactly what I set out to do. After cutting, pasting, cleaning up all the colors, adding the Bally logo and fixing all the edges around those damn birds wings... I spent about 12 hours and now it's done.
Just this morning, I've printed it out on photo paper at 20 inches wide and will need to mount it to some foam core but IMHO, it looks pretty decent. What do y'all think about my design?? I tried to keep the original look of the backglass as much as I could.[quoted image]

Very nice.

#3 3 days ago

I had a Hi Lo Ace for a bit, we referred to it as "Happy Mustache Man". Good to see he's being represented.

#4 3 days ago
Quoted from Shredso:

I had a Hi Lo Ace for a bit, we referred to it as "Happy Mustache Man". Good to see he's being represented.

Geraldo Rivera’s father, perhaps.

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