Hi guys, just thought I would share some work I did on my JM this weekend. When I bought my machine it was missing the right plastic below the Mnemonic Recovery target, and at some point someone thought it would be a good idea to replace it with a chopped-up piece of Sorcerer (see below for how it used to be - fingers and lightning bolts).
Sorcerer hand on the right (Cyan LEDs were just an experiment)
Since repro plastics are nowhere to be found for this game, I decided to make my own, using the tutorial found in this thread:
I couldn't even find a scan of the original piece, so I had to reconstruct my own from photos I found online. This involved getting creative with perspective and transforming the image to the shape I needed, so I'm sure my piece might be a little skewed or stretched, but I did the best I could with what I had to work with. I retraced all the lines in software, printed on decal paper and applied to the plexiglas I had cut and shaped, and then sprayed the back of the piece in white. The color's not quite perfect, but unless you are really hyper-critical, I don't think it's too noticeable.
I wish I had taken more photos of the steps I used throughout the process, but here are some shots of the final results. Not a perfect match, but I am pretty happy with it! Much better than before!