Hi all – I haven’t posted much lately and when I have my projects seem to go on for a very long time
At any rate – I am slowly moving through some of my pinball projects and with the completion of some spin out decals, buccaneer spinner decal and a last little piece to finish up my centigrade 37 mess from years ago – I am now moving on to finish up the next one
I have a beautiful Strange World but it has the typical wear at the kick-out hole and stubborn staining / ball swirl in the center off-white areas.
I cannot afford a full playfield replacement – and would likely never get the playfield swap completed at the rate I work anyhow so ...
Just like my other projects I took the time to photograph and then trace in adobe illustrator the necessary artwork, and with some back-and-forth printing it onto transparent sheets through my laser printer, test overlaying on playfield and adjusting as needed I now have a properly registered and aligned template.
Originally I had planned to do one monolithic centre decal to print like my others on vinyl with the proper laser cut outs - However the fact that there are so many alignments around the grid of light inserts ( which concerned me and my perfectionist approach ) and the paint in orange areas aren’t that bad - I started exploring doing a series of smaller deckles for just the off-white portions . This allows for a more unique or independent positioning or adjustment for each small decal piece not only for my game but possibly for others playfields should anyone else be interested in giving this a try on their Strange World.
Here are a few photos so you can better understand the approach – at this time just a very quick colour print on paper with a couple of pieces snipped out and held up against the playfield to get an idea of the colour match them to double check on the alignments - stay tuned more to come.