Yet another one enters the hobby room. Was asked by a pinball friend to work on this gem. Honestly I came across posts of this title a while back but thought nothing of it. Since the request to rejuvenate it i have looked into it and Im honored to be asked to work on a rare title (300ish made?). Table was received today so work can begin on it right away.
Work is outlined as follows
- finish disassembly of rails
- remove existing pop mylar
- remove existing center mylar
- thoroughly clean surface and inspect
- evaluate existing touch up attempts and how they will affect future repairs
- remove and or prepare existing patch attempts
- fill existing damaged areas
- owner asked that 2 light holes that the previous owner installed that are not stock be filled
- sand existing clear and prep surfaces
- review existing inserts and possibly remove existing clear on them also removing existing lettering / numbering and prep as required
- touch up existing open single colour areas with spot airbrush touch ups - no masking or stencil work will be used on table until locking clear is installed
- apply spot clear in areas to make up for sunken inserts and low spots
- apply first clear to lock in existing paint and minor black touch up areas
- sand and prep for touch up work
- proceed with more open area touch ups
- do custom masking / stencil work to areas that require more complex fixes
- owner is ok with repainting badly cracked white areas under the plastics so instead of a bright white, I will tint to make it look slightly aged to match the other random aged white graphics on the dragons on the field so they blend in nicely.
-review low spots and spot fill with clear
I made a few custom suggestions to the owner about possibly adding a few things to the playfield machinery and he seems onboard. Minor things will be done with the standup targets, drop targets and pop caps to compliment the playfield theme.
Lets get started!