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Q Berts Quest Backglass

By greatwichjohn

8 years ago


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#1 8 years ago

Pending approval hopefully late June. If a go they will be available for sale.
www.greatpinball.com

Please note this was done on slightly oversize tempered glass I had in stock. Proper glass size will be used. Verifying title is still available from Gottlieb LLC.

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#2 8 years ago

Your colors are a little off from the original John, I hope you'll adjust this before going into making them available. If so, I'll buy one.

Steve

#3 8 years ago

If people have original pictures could you please post them here. I will try & get the colors adjusted. More pictures with flash ON!

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#4 8 years ago

Wow, Awesome!!! I just wish I could find a machine for sale

#5 8 years ago

Any chance you might be willing to tackle producing cocktail table glass for Q*Bert cocktails? Literally, every single example needs a new top due to flaking.

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#6 8 years ago

yeah.

please let me know when ready. PM here. I will buy.

here's some quick pix of mine. can post better ones.

thanks,
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#7 8 years ago

more

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#8 8 years ago

Yes cocktail glass could be done if someone has the art.

#9 8 years ago

Hi John, I'll try to get a bunch of close ups of the colors on my NOS glass with the flash on for you to match up. However, wouldn't it be better to work from a pantone color chart for exact matching? That way, what you see and I see are exactly the same. On computer screens colors can vary by quite a few shades.

Steve

Quoted from greatwichjohn:

If people have original pictures could you please post them here. I will try & get the colors adjusted. More pictures with flash ON!

#10 8 years ago

I put together the QQ artwork for John but I made the scans then sold my QQ a couple years ago so I don't have anything to directly compare to now. Nor did I think to use my Pantone guides to properly match-up the colours back then. Ugh.

Anyway, I've already made updates to the CMYK levels this morning, but if someone can send me the proper Pantone colours, I can us my Pantone-to-CMYK guides to fine-tune the levels. The colours are clearly off in the first printed proof John is showing, which is my fault, but I have a new file practically ready to be resent to the printer for a new proof.

One of the things to keep in mind with CMYK printing versus screen-printing, the inks vibrancy will never be as rich. Still look good though. I have John's new Star Gazer backglass and the colours look great.

Btw, if all goes well here, I may be able to help with cocktail glasses; I may have access to one in my area.

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#11 8 years ago

Wow !! That's a great improvement over what I currently have in my game!

I agree with Steve - you need to get the Pantone colours direct from the glass. Too many variables involved with taking colours from the screen, Camera calibration, colour balance settings, screen calibration. I could get the pantones off mine so you have some to compare (though my glass is obviously not NOS!)

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Any chance you'll be doing playfields?

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#12 8 years ago

I will buy one. I have Kevin's old Q'Berts Quest and offered to drop of the backglass tomorrow if he needs it to study.

#13 8 years ago

That'd be awesome, Pete!

I don't need to study it, just throw the Pantone guides on it. Only take a few minutes.

#14 7 years ago

need any more pix of certain areas? certain close-ups? certain lighting? etc...

#15 7 years ago

Big thanks to Pete (nics135) for swinging by my place with the backglass and letting me match up Pantone-to-CMYK as close as possible with the Pantone guides. I'll be sending John an updated file asap.

#16 7 years ago
Quoted from OTTOgd:

Big thanks to Pete (nics135) for swinging by my place with the backglass and letting me match up Pantone-to-CMYK as close as possible with the Pantone guides. I'll be sending John an updated file asap.

S-w-e-e-t !!!

#17 7 years ago
Quoted from OTTOgd:

Big thanks to Pete (nics135) for swinging by my place with the backglass and letting me match up Pantone-to-CMYK as close as possible with the Pantone guides. I'll be sending John an updated file asap.

Thanks for taking the extra time to get the colours correct...us Q*Bert owners appreciate it

#18 7 years ago

Yes, thanks for every ones efforts.

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#19 7 years ago

Still working on this project. If you have the pantone colors let me know. A proper size blank is waiting at the printer.

Got the colors & will print one out.

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#20 7 years ago

Great news. I'm in for one

#21 7 years ago

Count me in....

#22 7 years ago

I still need one. Had this game in a recent league event. Was funny to watch people struggle with the flippers.

#23 7 years ago

please....someone make a repro PINK PANTHER.

There is like one guy who landed a NOS backglass from LTG, everyone else who owns that game has a pretty bad backglass.

#24 7 years ago

LOL, that was me. James, did you get my PM yesterday?

Steve

#25 7 years ago
Quoted from blownfuse:

LOL, that was me. James, did you get my PM yesterday?
Steve

Well, you got the NOS backglass, and I had a nos pp playfield lol

Yes, I did get your message, much appreciated! Thank you again.

#26 7 years ago

Glad to help. I also had an NOS playfield, it was all installed years ago so none of it is NOS anymore. I guess it steps down to HUO.

Steve

Quoted from shacklersrevenge:

Well, you got the NOS backglass, and I had a nos pp playfield lol
Yes, I did get your message, much appreciated! Thank you again.

#27 7 years ago

I'm in for the Q*bert backglass

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#28 7 years ago

Wow time slowly rolls on. Here is the final version color corrected I believe. So unless people go crazy this is it. The printer should of had gray blocking & license text on the bottom. This one will be going to Texas Show for Ed, along with a CPR Silverball Mania, & Star Gazer I have on Ebay with minor flaws unless they sell soon. I won't be sending one in for approval until mid or late April, to Mondial. That's if I get the go ahead, with the world of licensing which is truly crazy. Throw stuff up on Ebay & see if there is a hassle or not for low demand product.

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#29 7 years ago

Much better John. Any chance that you'll be looking into doing Pink Panther, I know I get a lot of requests to borrow my NOS backglass for scanning.

Steve

#30 7 years ago
Quoted from blownfuse:

Much better John. Any chance that you'll be looking into doing Pink Panther, I know I get a lot of requests to borrow my NOS backglass for scanning.
Steve

Pink Panther is listed here. http://bgresto.com/
I have no dealing with this company, & I do have a license as a vendor for Gottlieb LLC, & Planetary Pinball. Some of the glass I produce is also available there, & you never know when rights owners will start sending out C & D letters or take more drastic actions.

#31 7 years ago

Looks great!

#32 7 years ago

Will these be at Pinfest in May?

#33 7 years ago

Unfortunately I get hassled at the US border bringing in US made pinball machines & parts. So I'm passing on the show this year. I will be going to the Quebec Show May 16 & 17.

#34 7 years ago
Quoted from greatwichjohn:

Unfortunately I get hassled at the US border bringing in US made pinball machines & parts. So I'm passing on the show this year. I will be going to the Quebec Show May 16 & 17.

i'll be at the Texas Pin Fest in march, have a Q*bert pin, and need a new backglass
...any chance of sending another one to dallas (TFP) ?

cheers.

#35 7 years ago

talk with ed & leave your info. maybe the person who wins it will sell it cheap. it will be sometime before I see if its approved.

#36 7 years ago

paging Ed...

Ed...

Ed ?

#37 7 years ago

I would talk with Ed at the Texas Pinball Festival. Have a look at the glass, & if you like it leave your info for the winner. Same with the other glass, should be a slightly scratched Silverball Mania, & very minor scrape to white Star Gazer donated for prize draw also from me.

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#38 7 years ago

any updates on the backglass production ?

#39 7 years ago

Nothing will be going on until late Spring. See it at the show!

6 months later
#40 6 years ago

Any updates on backglass production?

#41 6 years ago

Glass art is nice & ready. But a bunch of other factors legal wise need to be done in 2016. So I need to go through all the Gottlieb LLC requirements in 2016.

Where as others continue to make new backglass work with out licensing. http://bgresto.com/?p=639

Glass work so far for me with Gottlieb LLC, & Planetary Pinball has been a loss for me.

#42 6 years ago
Quoted from greatwichjohn:

Where as others continue to make new backglass work with out licensing. http://bgresto.com/?p=639

The opacity layer on the back is incorrect on that version.

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#43 5 years ago
Quoted from greatwichjohn:

Glass art is nice & ready. But a bunch of other factors legal wise need to be done in 2016. So I need to go through all the Gottlieb LLC requirements in 2016.
Where as others continue to make new backglass work with out licensing. http://bgresto.com/?p=639
Glass work so far for me with Gottlieb LLC, & Planetary Pinball has been a loss for me.

Any updates on Q Bert backglass production?

#44 5 years ago
Quoted from woz:

Any updates on Q Bert backglass production?

think there's 1 on ebay that's been for sale for the last year.

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#45 5 years ago

Update: It's a dead project for me. Serious money bleed for me trying to do stuff under licence, $2 million liability insurance, send in sample, compensate art provider, & a cut of gross to licensee. For this title I was prompted that there might be 3rd party license problems, & I might need to talk with Roger. After hearing that i'm out. Seems like others have no problems doing what ever.

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