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(Topic ID: 133803)

Pinball Mural!

By dri

5 years ago

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  • 29 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 5 years ago by TheLaw
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#1 5 years ago

I just moved house (rental) and got the owners permit to "do whatever I wanted" with the garage and attached workshop as they're going to tear it down in a few years anyway once I've paid off their mortgage.

There was only one real wall which essentially was the old garage wall which was flat and then there was a row of nicotine stained cabinets (previous tenant used this as a cigar room(!)).

I had the idea of doing an old pinball machine side art, one on each of the cabinets and wall. It did not make much sense as the dimensions were way off. Why not just stretch it across? It stood between Silverball Mania and Wizard. With this behind me I'm VERY thankful I went with SBM. So, I started tracing a bitmap of the sideart I found on the Internet, as I started to clean it up I realized it was way off and had to do a new search or find something else.

I came across Pinball Pimp ( bragging about their stencils left, right and center. As samples are available on the website I could clearly see that the craftsmanship in those traces are absolutely perfect, nothing less! I tried peel off the trace from Jeff but he wouldn't have it which is completely understandable, the amount work here can't be just given away (and there might be a violation involved of the T&Cs with PPS I would assume). Anyhow, I did manage to get a bitmap rendered in the proportions I wanted that traced just perfectly (I've been using Inkscape and The GIMP for this). I must stress, this mural wouldn't be a quarter as good if I hadn't got the help from The Pinball Pimp Jeff!

I borrowed an old conference room projector with decent throw and started tracing on the wall, I had to do it in small sections with the projector standing on it's side, five projections went in to this and below is the transformation.

It was really difficult to find a color that matches as The Home Depot only tinted from pre-baked swatches.


All yellow and dull!


First session, this took 2.5h!

This looked better than I ever would think!

Working in progress! (cheating on the straight lines with blue tape)

GoPro wide angle shot!

#2 5 years ago

Wow that is awesome!!!

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#4 5 years ago

Very stylefull!!

#5 5 years ago

That looks awesome!

#6 5 years ago

looks great, congratulations !

#7 5 years ago

That is AWESOME! Nice work!

#8 5 years ago

Sweet... glad I was able to help. If anyone wants beautiful stencils to redo their cabinets they can be found on my website.


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#12 5 years ago

That is absolutely gorgeous! What a perfect design to use for such a project.

Fantastic job!!

#13 5 years ago

now that is Impressive! Really like the colors.

#14 5 years ago

Totally baller. Just a shame they're going to tear it down (eventually)!

#15 5 years ago

sweet! great inspiration for me to do my basement room

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#18 5 years ago


I love silverball killer job man!

#19 5 years ago

Don't put any pins or vids in the room ... they might conceal the mural.

#20 5 years ago

Wow, 48 upvotes! Thanks a lot!

Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

Don't put any pins or vids in the room ... they might conceal the mural.

Machines will be put along the opposite wall, but I do need to put my workbench along the flat wall...


#21 5 years ago

Excellent work!

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#23 5 years ago

Very nice!

#24 5 years ago

That looks sweet

#25 5 years ago

That is amazing- Really superb

#26 5 years ago

I'm thoroughly impressed

#27 5 years ago

Even if you don't get the pinball thing it's still rad. Nice job.

#28 5 years ago

nice job

#29 5 years ago

Really awesome idea!

#30 5 years ago

Very impressive.

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