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HEP Four Million BC restore


By High_End_Pins

3 years ago



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#301 2 years ago

Apron was masked as well as possible and refinished in the cabinet base color.

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#302 2 years ago

Apron cleared.

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#303 2 years ago

New glass.
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Frame and rails were regrained. It was tedious but really the only option.
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Other parts of the frame were nickel plated.
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The seals were soaked in bleach and washed. They are yellowed from age but should be hidden once in place.
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#304 2 years ago

love these threads!

How the heck are you able to mask off so close and change the background color on an apron?
so impressed!

#305 2 years ago

Glass frame built.

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#306 2 years ago

Frame in place Once the apron dries this one will be done and the total order filled.
Strange pair. Both games cosmetically reinterpreted but yet still original art.

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#307 2 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

love these threads!
How the heck are you able to mask off so close and change the background color on an apron?
so impressed!

Thanks. No secrets. This is how I do it.

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#308 2 years ago

Out-of-this-world craftsmanship. Just insane what time, skill and dedication can produce.

#309 2 years ago

So tell me the clear flipper buttons light up green, right?

Something I have been thinking of doing to mine.

#310 2 years ago
Quoted from orangestorm87:

So tell me the clear flipper buttons light up green, right?
Something I have been thinking of doing to mine.

No that could easily be done though but I honestly just picked those because they worked well with the scheme.
Same thing with this newer generation shooter rod.
Once placed it just looked right to me.
I kind of like subtle changes too that can be easy tweaked later if desired.

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#311 2 years ago

Both games look really good. Thanks for taking the time to make these threads, I really enjoy seeing your process.

#312 2 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

love these threads!
How the heck are you able to mask off so close and change the background color on an apron?
so impressed!

I was wondering the same thing. Especially the lettering. But I see now. Nice job.

#313 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Thanks. No secrets. This is how I do it.

so just frisket and a blade?

#314 2 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

so just frisket and a blade?

I like masking tape because it sticks better and holds up to automotive paints and clears but you can see through frisket and that does seem to work okay with latex or oil based paints.

#315 2 years ago

Look closely at the background of the lettering. Well played.

#316 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Thanks. No secrets. This is how I do it.

Yeah. It is amazing work. I can see masking the black and making the color change. But how do you work around all of the pica type sized red lettering? Tell me that's a decal. Yes? No?

#317 2 years ago

Just a tag on EM repair tips.
Certainly not new to high end experienced restorers.

Normally, if restorers have problems with non reproduced panel doors either to lack of availability or changes due to cabinet shrinkage or small age changes which happens frequently even with cabinet rebuilds, I just take the dimensions to a HVAC duct shop. The panel is $40 new.

In this case, I am still working on the cabinet anyway for touchup.

It is closer to original than making one out of plywood which many do out of simplicity, and shops can produce the correct factory metal mil thicknesses and dimensions that are identical to original manufacturers and you do not have to have a rusty piece of garbage that you have to soak in Evapo-Rust.
Replace the lock and hinge.

Be mindful of the dry condition of the wood, as even properly fitting doors can cause cracking, even if correctly dimensioned.

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#318 2 years ago

Apron is polished and installed.

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#319 2 years ago

Game is finished.
Hopefully I can get as well as the Fire outside for final pictures.

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#320 2 years ago

Looks great! Followed thread from beginning to end. You are a master of your craft sir.

#321 2 years ago

Master ..,Master ...!!

#322 2 years ago

This is absolutely stunning, bravo.

But still, I am disturbed by the game's portrayal of the pilocene / zanclean era...

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#323 2 years ago

That game is so let down by the plastics... ashame no one has made an alt set.

#324 2 years ago

Finished game

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#325 2 years ago

Few more. Since the glass is part of the rail assembly it is hard to get good playfield pics without removing it.

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#326 2 years ago

What a beauty. Great work Chris.

#327 2 years ago

I like the homage of the white garage door!

#328 2 years ago

Glass up.

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1 week later
#330 2 years ago

beautiful restoration chris. thanks for taking the time to share the process with the rest of us

#331 2 years ago

Great work as always!

-scott

3 months later
#332 2 years ago

As noted in the Fire post.
HEP gallery is coming back to life
Here is the much delayed and still not fully organized 4MBC album
http://christopherhutchins.com/gallery/album688

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