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Firepower Restoration (it has begun, back in action)


By beatmaster

4 years ago



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1 month later
#352 2 years ago

Anything new going on with this?

#353 2 years ago

man i wish i could give you guys some update.
i have to wait. i have no power on the airbrush.

#354 2 years ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

i have no power on the airbrush.

Maybe if ya plug it in it will have power. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

2 weeks later
#357 2 years ago

Looks amazing! Can't wait to see it finished.

4 months later
#359 2 years ago

a little update, seems like the airbrush is back in action.

front cabinet artwork is 99% done and man it does look good.

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#360 2 years ago

...and backbox, right side.

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#362 2 years ago

Just caught this thread now. Looks great! Following along.

#363 2 years ago

Looking good!

1 month later
#364 1 year ago

a little update.

additional stuff on the right side of the backbox and the left side of the cabinet, for now.

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#365 1 year ago

So glad to see this back in the feed

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#367 1 year ago

another update.

additional ship in the center shooting at the planet on each side of the cabinet.

bob.

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#368 1 year ago

When are we going to see this awesome machine finished? It looks fantastic so far!

#369 1 year ago

It keeps getting better and better Bob. Gonna be a show winner if you take it to a show.

#370 1 year ago
Quoted from Robotworkshop:

When are we going to see this awesome machine finished? It looks fantastic so far!

as long as he's not done, i can't move forward, a few things but not much.

#371 1 year ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

It keeps getting better and better Bob. Gonna be a show winner if you take it to a show.

yeah but shows around here are not that great. imagine my space shuttle and firepower side by side.

#372 1 year ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

yeah but shows around here are not that great. imagine my space shuttle and firepower side by side.

I'd buy a ticket to that show!

#373 1 year ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

yeah but shows around here are not that great. imagine my space shuttle and firepower side by side.

Well you are kind of out in the boonies. Oh yeah I could look at those two all day they are that beautiful.

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#374 1 year ago

That’s craziness! I’d clearcoat that thing like no one’s business to protect it.

#375 1 year ago
Quoted from La_Porta:

That’s craziness! I’d clearcoat that thing like no one’s business to protect it.

he sure will.

i just hope he's done soon, been waiting for this for a long time.

1 week later
#376 1 year ago

latest new, i should have the cabinet and backbox in my basement early next month.

#377 1 year ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

latest new, i should have the cabinet and backbox in my basement early next month.

Great, then you clear it right. Pictures before and after you clear it.

#378 1 year ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Great, then you clear it right. Pictures before and after you clear it.

i'm not the one who's gonna clear it, he will. if i don't like it, i will re clear everything, but i think it's gonna be fine.

#379 1 year ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

i'm not the one who's gonna clear it, he will. if i don't like it, i will re clear everything, but i think it's gonna be fine.

I see.

1 week later
#380 1 year ago

a little update, almost done.

first coat on clear on the front.
more stuff added on the backbox.
Stars done on each side of the cabinet.

almost done, a few touch up and clear.

can't wait!!!

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#381 1 year ago

Sooooo close. You got your shooter housing light up made yet?

#382 1 year ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Sooooo close. You got your shooter housing light up made yet?

what color, red, yellow/amber? not sure yet depending on what i'll do.

got a few ideas. not sure what i'm going to do with the trims, leave it like that, chrome, red chrome, black. gotta match the door, i wish i could find a new skin for the door, it just doesn't exist.
i'm also thinking mirror blade, i probably can make those myself.

a shooter rod, but with...... with.....
something to go on the pf.
a lot of ideas for this game, let's see if i can make some of them.

1 week later
#383 1 year ago

first coat of clear (that's the only picture i got).
i can tell the colors are more rich.

it's getting closer.

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2 weeks later
#384 1 year ago

second coat of clear.

from what i've been told, sanding and another final coat this week, i should have the cabinet and backbox this weekend or a week.

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#385 1 year ago

Dangggg!!! Looks nice

#386 1 year ago

WOW Bob, can't wait to see it buffed out.

#387 1 year ago

she's baaaaack!

Damn it looks cool.
I have a lot of cleaning to do. glue from the tapes, 2 years ago, my best friend right now is goo gone.

i might do some sanding and buffing but i will let it cure for a few weeks, meanwhile i will start to work on the inside.

Now i'm wondering, even if the door and door frame is chrome, maybe glossy black side rails and legs and lock down bar. i don't want to buff the side rails.
will it look weird? or i go full chrome, or even black chrome but pretty expensive.

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#388 1 year ago

Well that looks gorgeous!! Wow. Not sure what to say about the hardware, beautiful polished chrome seems right to me. Mock it up with a graphics program first maybe.

#389 1 year ago

Glossy black serais beau mais cette exceptionnelle Fipower mérite encore mieux, black Chrome all the way!

#390 1 year ago
Quoted from HPR:

Glossy black serais beau mais cette exceptionnelle Fipower mérite encore mieux, black Chrome all the way!

lolll, pas donner! le problème, la porte, pas asser belle pour la faire chromer en noir. juste les side rails et lock down bar $500 + usd.

the door and side rails alone is $500+ usd, in black chrome. what would be nice is to find a real nice door.

i have black legs here, i might put it on just to see.

#391 1 year ago

Looks killer Bob. Since the sides and front are beautiful black I think it would be a shame to put chrome on it, chrome would detract from the blackness of space depicted on the artwork so I'd go black chrome on all the metal. It's only money. Or go gloss black powder coating and save some money. Red lit flipper buttons, shooter rod housing and angel eye start button.

#392 1 year ago

I have black legs on mine. I think it looks good but I'm biased. (Sorry about the crap around it!)

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If you are going with a chrome lock down bar and coin door, I would go with chrome rails as well.

#393 1 year ago

couldn't help myself

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#394 1 year ago
Quoted from dzorbas:

I have black legs on mine. I think it looks good but I'm biased. (Sorry about the crap around it!)
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If you are going with a chrome lock down bar and coin door, I would go with chrome rails as well.

I like the black, it fits the black space scene in the art.

#395 1 year ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

couldn't help myself
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That looks great, now black legs, lb and rails.

#396 1 year ago

new leg brackets inside the cab.
new leg/cabinet protectors.
new chrome shooter housing with new plate inside the cab.

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#397 1 year ago

so i made a test with black legs in the front with chrome bolts. i may try black leg bolt but chrome match the door well.
got the old chrome legs in the back.

yup, definitely black legs.

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#398 1 year ago

Lookin great. Now black rails and black ldb.

#399 1 year ago

Looks great man!

#400 1 year ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

Now i'm wondering, even if the door and door frame is chrome, maybe glossy black side rails and legs and lock down bar. i don't want to buff the side rails.
will it look weird? or i go full chrome, or even black chrome but pretty expensive.[quoted image][quoted image]

I went all black with my Firepower restore

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