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Judge Dredd restoration


By Andyj965

6 months ago



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#1 6 months ago

Hi All,

This has been a project for a long time (Pretty much like most of my projects) but with the Covid19 isolation restrictions going on i'm finally getting some spare time to start on it again.

I bought a JD cabinet with a partially populated playfield years ago when i stupidly jumped on ebay after being at the pub for a while

It was in solid but average condition and missing legs and all boards. I really enjoy the game and as someone who read a lot of 2000AD while in my teens it was a pinball i always had to have. Over the years i purchased bit and pieces as they came up and eventually picked up everything (I think) that i needed to rebuild it.

The cabinet was completely stripped, painted and new decals were applied. I've never been a big fan of the way they mixed gold, silver and black for the various trim so decided the legs, lockdown bar, siderails and hinges should be all one colour. I was tempted to go with brass and clear coat over the top due to another one i saw here but in the end decided to go with all black. I also painted the transformer with heat proof black paint. I think it turned out pretty well.

i picked up a spare playfield and had that restored and clear coated by a very skilled local. Very happy with the results.

While stripping the playfield i did unfortunately find a couple of broken metal guides and a small wireform. I also discovered that the deadworld motor is not sealed properly so it will be interesting to see what needs to happen there.

I also picked up the art blades, stainless steel crane, reproduction eagle topper as well as the cooling tower mod from ragefactory. The plastics vary in condition from ok to crap. I did pick up a set of the pinball center plastics but they quality is not very good. Images lack detail and the colours are wrong. So i may need to give it a shot at making my own. That will definitely be further down the track.

I still have a way to go to get it done in between kids, work and study but it's moving in the right direction.

Cheers,
Andy

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#2 6 months ago

Watching!! If you are looking for a good set of repro plastics, send a message to Davi here on Pinside. He has a connection for some and also made the new 3D printed crane mod which is amazing.

Looking forward to seeing your progress!

#3 6 months ago

Oooh, I like that rotisserie design. Would you be willing to snap a few more pics of it from a few different angles? I'd also like the lengthxwidth dimensions of the bottom shelves and the height dimension of the two side pieces. I can probably suss out the rest from that. I think I know what *my* next project is going to be once I'm done with the last bits of my JD!

#4 6 months ago
Quoted from calfdemon:

Watching!! If you are looking for a good set of repro plastics, send a message to Davi here on Pinside. He has a connection for some and also made the new 3D printed crane mod which is amazing.
Looking forward to seeing your progress!

Thanks mate. i'll touch base with him. Cheers

#5 6 months ago

Looking great! Such a fun machine! Look forward to following your progress.

#6 6 months ago
Quoted from Mr_Frog:

Oooh, I like that rotisserie design. Would you be willing to snap a few more pics of it from a few different angles? I'd also like the lengthxwidth dimensions of the bottom shelves and the height dimension of the two side pieces. I can probably suss out the rest from that. I think I know what *my* next project is going to be once I'm done with the last bits of my JD!

No worries at all. Here are some plans for the rotisserie. As i'm in oz it's all metric. I designed it specifically so it could be taken apart and rolled under a pin when not in use to save space. When you take it apart you can place all pieces in the bottom shelf and flip the top shelf over for a lid. As it's on castors it can also be rolled out of the way when not working on it. I needed this because for some strange reason my wife still expects to be able to park her car in the garage I will be upgrading the actual playfield support brackets. The wood was from a previous rotisserie build but i will be changing it to metal. The shelves come in very handy for keeping everything in one place mid build as well as catching any screws that drop. Also gives you somewhere close to put your beer

Obviously they don't include the castors but you need to ensure that at least two have a locking mechanism. To drill the holes for the castors i placed them in the corners on the upper side of the bottom shelf. This ensures that they are as far as possible towards the edges and will provide the most stability.

The wood i used is:

1 sheet of 17mm ply - 2400 x 1200
4 lengths pine - 19 x 64 x 1800
2 pieces pine - 35 x 70 x 400
4 pieces pine - 30 x 12 x 650
2 pieces 22mm dowel ( The thicker the better)

The sheet of ply will do both shelf bases and side panels. There is also enough left to do some small brace pieces for the sides and a number of 100 x 100 pieces as a guide for the playfield bracket shaft.

The 19 x 64 pine is for the walls on the shelves.

The remaining wood makes the brackets to support the playfield. Personally i will most likely be changing this to use metal but if wood glue and pre-drilling is done to prevent cracking this will suffice for most playfields.

I used two 100 x 100 pieces of ply on the outside of each side piece with a hole drilled through the centre the same size as the dowel. This should be a snug fit to prevent sagging in the centre of the rotisserie. It is also very important that you ensure the hole is completely straight through the wood. If it is on an angle it won't turn properly. These pieces were glued and scewed together but can be removed from the side to ensure all pieces can be packed away easily. More pieces can be made and used on the inner side if there is too much space between the inner side and the ends of the playfield. The centre of the hole is drilled 100 from the top. If a thick piece of dowel is used (Which it should be) you can also drill a smaller hole through it as well as small holes in a broader circle in the 100 x 100 piece filled with narrow dowel. This will allow you to peg the position of the playfield at a number of different angles by inserting the peg through the centre of the shaft when the playfield is in the right location. I will upload another drawing later to show what i mean.

m6 bolts attach all pieces that are meant to come apart when dismantling. The only other pieces i needed to screw together were the shelves.

The dowel should go 30mm into the 35 x 70 pine and should be glued and screwed or nailed.

If you want to make it pretty you can route the edges

Obviously varnish if you want to protect the finish
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#7 6 months ago

Absolutely brilliant...thank you so much!

#8 6 months ago

AndyJ965 nice job . Turned out very nice!

#9 6 months ago
Quoted from Andyj965:

Thanks mate. i'll touch base with him. Cheers

Done.
Thanks calfdemon

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#10 6 months ago

Nice work! I hope you'll consider putting lights in the Eagle topper after you're done.....

#11 6 months ago
Quoted from kvan99:

Nice work! I hope you'll consider putting lights in the Eagle topper after you're done.....

I did consider it but it just didn't do it for me. I like that even though the eagle topper doesn't specifically look like the eagle on the grand hall of justice the simplicity of the pure gold eagle does tie in with how it's represented in the comics.

#12 6 months ago

Just a suggestion, but rather than putting lights in the topper, might I suggest just an LED strip of white, the length of the eagle, stuck to the top of the back box facing up about an inch forward of the wings? I wired a flat strip just in front of the topper with the claws going over it. It up-lighted the topper and it looked great! Thought about wiring it to a flasher for effect but settled on always on with the game and it was simple but a great upgrade. When I get my JD back eventually, I will be doing the same lighting for the topper.

#13 6 months ago

Following, looks great so far

#14 6 months ago

Following...

#15 6 months ago
Quoted from calfdemon:

Just a suggestion, but rather than putting lights in the topper, might I suggest just an LED strip of white, the length of the eagle, stuck to the top of the back box facing up about an inch forward of the wings? I wired a flat strip just in front of the topper with the claws going over it. It up-lighted the topper and it looked great! Thought about wiring it to a flasher for effect but settled on always on with the game and it was simple but a great upgrade. When I get my JD back eventually, I will be doing the same lighting for the topper.

I do like that idea. I'll definitely give that a shot. A bit like the DE Jurassic Park topper

#16 6 months ago

So I decided to build a temporary paint shed out of pvc pipe and plastic drop sheets. Where I live it can get quite windy so outside is difficult to spray paint and my driveway is very steep so can't setup there. I wanted a modular one that I could fit an entire cab into for when I restore my sorcerer but also small enough to paint single items.

The first two shots are it being setup in the garage. The next two are a smaller version being setup in the yard after I stunk the house out with paint smell
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#17 6 months ago
Quoted from Andyj965:

I do like that idea. I'll definitely give that a shot. A bit like the DE Jurassic Park topper

Here is a picture of my JD before I sent it out for restoration. The topper is lit using the LED strip method I talked about, so you can see what it would look like...

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#18 6 months ago
Quoted from calfdemon:

Here is a picture of my JD before I sent it out for restoration. The topper is lit using the LED strip method I talked about, so you can see what it would look like...[quoted image]

That looks great. Will definitely be doing it. Thanks

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