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LOTR Damaged in shipping


By flashinstinct

3 years ago



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#51 3 years ago
Quoted from flashinstinct:

Cheered myself up a little today and installed some leds. Work in progress. Miror blades at some point or the lotr custom side decals sold here... thoughts?

Mirror blades for sure, the gold if you can find them. Oh and if you do, get two, I need a set

#52 3 years ago
Quoted from Maken:

Wait, you added the rainbow puke??

Yup. For now. Ran out of white leds. Also got natural white fie gi but looks way too ice white..will have to order warm white.

#53 3 years ago

Go with a shaker motor. It makes a world of difference on this game.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/how-to-install-shaker-motor-in-lotr-standard-edition

#54 3 years ago
Quoted from flashinstinct:

I know a few. Still need to patch the damn thing. Ill check that avenue if it gets to that.

An example of really nice work - https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/restoring-a-lord-of-the-rings-cabinet-lotr

If you Bondo the damage and sand it flat the area right around it will get sanded as well. A good artist should be able to blend it in though.
If it was my game I likely would go that route.

#55 3 years ago

Anyone know how hard it would be to remove that side of the wood panel from the back box. I know id have to unbolt the side but are the side stapled and glued? Reason i ask is i know i could scan the side panel and fix the damage. Then strip the panel entirely and go to a flatbed print shop and get the graphic printed directly on the panel. That would make it look 100% authentic.

#56 3 years ago
Quoted from flashinstinct:

Anyone know how hard it would be to remove that side of the wood panel from the back box. I know id have to unbolt the side but are the side stapled and glued? Reason i ask is i know i could scan the side panel and fix the damage. Then strip the panel entirely and go to a flatbed print shop and get the graphic printed directly on the panel. That would make it look 100% authentic.

I have yet not seen this. Popping the back panel yes. Changing the cabinet bottom yes. What you're asking no.

#57 3 years ago

Shit you could just buy a routed beater LOTR with a good backbox on it & then do a swap.

Then sell the routed beater with the gaffled backbox.

But the path of least resistance is a just black sharpie & you counting the "free" money from the shipper.

#58 3 years ago

Dude-just saw this and that blows. I was one of the guys who carried it up the stairs and packed it. I thought that all we had to do was get it in the pallet and the movers would blanket it up, but I don't have any experience shipping games(games come in, but don't leave my house), so I didn't know any better.
Damn, damn, damn...

Sorry Guy

#59 3 years ago
Quoted from bowz:

Dude-just saw this and that blows. I was one of the guys who carried it up the stairs and packed it. I thought that all we had to do was get it in the pallet and the movers would blanket it up, but I don't have any experience shipping games(games come in, but don't leave my house), so I didn't know any better.
Damn, damn, damn...
Sorry Guy

No worries. Like i said prior you did specificallly what i asked you to do. As far as i am concerned both you guys went out of your way for a complete stranger anf thats amazing in my book.

#60 3 years ago
Quoted from flashinstinct:

Anyone know how hard it would be to remove that side of the wood panel from the back box. I know id have to unbolt the side but are the side stapled and glued? Reason i ask is i know i could scan the side panel and fix the damage. Then strip the panel entirely and go to a flatbed print shop and get the graphic printed directly on the panel. That would make it look 100% authentic.

One of the new back boxes you could, old ones I'm sure you could but its not going to be easy.. pretty sure its stapled and glued

JJ

#61 3 years ago

I had a thought on this.. Its dumb for me to just assume Stern dosn't have a back box for this with out asking.. I've just sent an email into stern to inquire about a back box.. If you could get a replacement backbox for this all issues would be solved.. May the freight company pay for that and the labor to swap it over and your game is back to perfect. I don't think chances are good but what does it hurt to ask.

JJ

#62 3 years ago
Quoted from Gexchange:

I had a thought on this.. Its dumb for me to just assume Stern dosn't have a back box for this with out asking.. I've just sent an email into stern to inquire about a back box.. If you could get a replacement backbox for this all issues would be solved.. May the freight company pay for that and the labor to swap it over and your game is back to perfect. I don't think chances are good but what does it hurt to ask.
JJ

Thought of that too. Talked to Chas. All backboxes are screwed, glued and stapled. For me to make this 100% authentic would be to unscrew, unglue the affected side panel without affecting the integrity of the other pieces of the backbox. Scan & fix the graphics, bondo, sand, prime and paint the panel. Go to a Flatbed UV printer and get the graphics printed directly on the backbox and have them print a layer of protective matte clear on top of it.

#63 3 years ago
Quoted from flashinstinct:

Thought of that too. Talked to Chas. All backboxes are screwed, glued and stapled. For me to make this 100% authentic would be to unscrew, unglue the affected side panel without affecting the integrity of the other pieces of the backbox. Scan & fix the graphics, bondo, sand, prime and paint the panel. Go to a Flatbed UV printer and get the graphics printed directly on the backbox and have them print a layer of protective matte clear on top of it.

I think to match (I'm far from an expert on Direct Printing) you would have to do both sides of the Head atleast.

#64 3 years ago

If I get the pattern just right I think I can get away with doing just one. I'm a designer by trade so this can be relatively simple for me. Just time consuming.

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