Now that some of my parts have come together, in just one single day I’ve gone from nothing, to having an empty cab, and a backglass and bubble.
This build has been inspired by how awe-inspiring Orbitor 1 is. Such an incredibly peculiar machine that has utterly enthralled me.
Why from scratch, you might ask? Because I can do the necessary mods to improve O1 as I go. This game, for instance, will be lit with color-changing LED strips, and I won’t bother with the florescent tube or hardware at all. Any other suggestions or mods appreciated!
My other inspiration for a scratch build was how many owners have extra pieces, or even full doubles of this game, just to use for parts. There are enough parts games laying around to be build back into a full player with enough TLC.
Progress as I acquire the needed pieces will be posted here. I currently have 3 different restorations going at the moment. However, this is my first documented one as it is the most intensive undertaking to-date for me.
My priority list now is:
An O1 backbox/lightbox
If need be any Stern Electronics head will do.
7-bank drop target
Orbitor stand up target.
A populated playfield would be ideal, if anyone has leads I would greatly appreciate it!