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Rescue of a Batman Data East playfield


By F-2NIRO

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

hi guys
Here is the restoration of a rather complicated playfield.
I had a lot of trouble finding pictures on the web to draw the missing part.
I hope this will help the community in the case of a restoration.
here we go batman (3)_moyenne (resized).jpgbatman (2)_moyenne (resized).jpgbatman (1)_moyenne (resized).jpgbatman (4)_moyenne (resized).jpg
In an extreme case like this, I varnish before starting to stabilize the support and thus with a nice surfacebatman (5)_moyenne (resized).jpgbatman (6)_moyenne (resized).jpg
Once the sanding is done, I put a layer of mastics to correct the big defects.
Then again I sand the surfacebatman (7)_moyenne (resized).jpgbatman (8)_moyenne (resized).jpgbatman (9)_moyenne (resized).jpgbatman (10)_moyenne (resized).jpgbatman (11)_moyenne (resized).jpg
Then, by helping me with the images found on the web, we draw the missing parts.batman (13) (resized).jpgbatman (15) (resized).jpgbatman (14) (resized).jpgbatman (16) (resized).jpgbatman (18) (resized).jpgbatman (17) (resized).jpgbatman (20) (resized).jpgbatman (19) (resized).jpg
the playfield is ready for the next

#2 3 years ago

this will be cool to follow. another pinsider was going to do a overlay but didn't see it through. data east batman was my first game and have been looking for it ever since

#3 3 years ago

thank's
It's hard to find them in good condition.
It would seem that there is not much mylarized plateau.
some progress
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I placed covers on the multiplier inserts in the black areas thus facilitating the work.
soon

#4 3 years ago

Despite this logo, the protection is not madebatman (4) (resized).jpg
mister nicholson takes shapebatman (5) (resized).jpg
His enemy toobatman (6) (resized).jpg
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Well advanced, but still an enormous amount of workbatman (3) (resized).jpgbatman (2) (resized).jpgbatman (1) (resized).jpg

#5 3 years ago

maybe this dude has some info or pictures
http://firebirdpinball.com/batman-is-back-together/

#7 3 years ago

Ballsy attempt. Too scary for me to ever try. Great job.

#8 3 years ago

Looks good, wish I had the skills or patience for this kind of stuff! Definitely look forward to seeing what this looks like finished. That stealth coat stuff was a joke.

#9 3 years ago

it could be more hours of work before seen this playfield finished.
i'm working on several game including two complet Elektra
thank's for the link.
to bad that the photos of the finished playfield are taken at an angle.
A little work anywaybat man (3) (resized).jpgbat man (2) (resized).jpgbat man (1) (resized).jpgbat man (6) (resized).jpgbat man (5) (resized).jpgbat man (4) (resized).jpg

#10 3 years ago

it's near to finished for the first stepDSC04703_moyenne (resized).jpgDSC04702_moyenne (resized).jpgDSC04701_moyenne (resized).jpgDSC04700_moyenne (resized).jpg
Some pictures seen from close up.
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the joker is completly finishDSC04707_moyenne (resized).jpg

#11 3 years ago

Great job...way to bring that thing back to life!! Awesome game.

#12 3 years ago

Jack never looked better! Good job.

#13 3 years ago

Great job! I love the progress you are making.

#14 3 years ago

thank's all
Some progress
the dark blue is soon finished.DSC04773_moyenne (resized).jpgDSC04774_moyenne (resized).jpgDSC04775_moyenne (resized).jpgStill a little work on the dressDSC04776_moyenne (resized).jpg
Some details to finish in this areaDSC04778_moyenne (resized).jpg
All these small lines, easy but very long DSC04777_moyenne (resized).jpg
Still the sky to finish in the arcades, will be done with the airbrush.
sure, these small dot will be vanished

#15 3 years ago

dont forget the right eye of the clown balloon!

#16 3 years ago
Quoted from cavalier88z24:

this will be cool to follow. another pinsider was going to do a overlay but didn't see it through. data east batman was my first game and have been looking for it ever since

Actually still working through it. My partner is working on another test print. I think it's going to be the new year before he gets it back though. Very tedious process since we don't have all the right tools to make things easier

OP - If it helps, I've got several pics in this thread. Looks like you are almost there. Sorry I didn't see this sooner. https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/batman-de-pf

#17 3 years ago
Quoted from jorro:

dont forget the right eye of the clown balloon!

This is not a forget, thank you anyway to remember it

#18 3 years ago
Quoted from 85vett:

Actually still working through it. My partner is working on another test print. I think it's going to be the new year before he gets it back though. Very tedious process since we don't have all the right tools to make things easier
OP - If it helps, I've got several pics in this thread. Looks like you are almost there. Sorry I didn't see this sooner. https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/batman-de-pf

What a beautiful thread, you arrive in time.
I missed a small detail in front of the bat car next to the bumper.
And I would have forgotten the "3 MILLION" in the center of the playfield.
awsome thank's for you friend

#19 3 years ago

No problem at all. If you get stuck and need some resource images for a specific section let me know and I'll get them to you.

#20 3 years ago

Amazing. What is your technique for doing this? Did you lay down a coat of clear to lock things in place? Looks like some airbrush work. Looks like you sketched some of it. Any brush work? Acrylic?

#21 3 years ago
Quoted from 85vett:

No problem at all. If you get stuck and need some resource images for a specific section let me know and I'll get them to you.

yes pease, can you give me a picture of this area.
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I do not know if there is a misspelling because I do not see the "S" to million ??
There are plenty of small lines inside the inscription, it will help me.
thank's in advance

#22 3 years ago
Quoted from stangbat:

Amazing. What is your technique for doing this? Did you lay down a coat of clear to lock things in place? Looks like some airbrush work. Looks like you sketched some of it. Any brush work? Acrylic?

Yes, in a case like this (playfieldvery damaged) for safety, I varnish first.
For the moment, everything is done with a brush, no airbrush.
Just the sky between the arcades will be done with the gradient airbrush
and acrylic paint,( PEBEO brand )

#23 3 years ago
Quoted from F-2NIRO:

yes pease, can you give me a picture of this area.

I do not know if there is a misspelling because I do not see the "S" to million ??
There are plenty of small lines inside the inscription, it will help me.
thank's in advance

No "s" at least in my reference playfield. Here is a picture from a test pf. If this doesn't help let me know and I'll get a screen capture from my art file tomm.

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There shouldn't be white in the 3. That's just from my flash taking the picture so close. Must be minor streaks in the insert itself.

#24 3 years ago

no, it's perfect.
but shame on me, i just noticed that the screenprint of the 3 million is on the insert and can be seen in transparency.
I restore several games at the same time and this kind of thoughtlessness happens insert 3 million (resized).jpg

#25 3 years ago

Good news is that part of the pf is not the most visible. Still is going to be one of the nicest pf's out there.

#27 3 years ago

looking fantastic. I'd love to get scans of that playfield when your done. WOuld be good files to keep on hand.

#28 3 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

looking fantastic. I'd love to get scans of that playfield when your done. WOuld be good files to keep on hand.

Of course, as soon as this is done, I will put a link here to download them.

#29 3 years ago

I fix my insert error "3 million"
I sanded to remove the black then I scanned the area by illuminating the underside.
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This allowed me to make a positive stencil that served as a guide
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A brush stroke and it's donebatman (3)_moyenne (resized).jpg
I will varnish before continuing this work because I will continue with the airbrush and there are risks of leakage of paint
There remains mainly this areabatman (6)_moyenne (resized).jpgbatman (5)_moyenne (resized).jpg
few pictures,the beautiful and the bat
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batman (7)_moyenne (resized).jpgto be continued

#30 3 years ago

This thing is looking sweet...will you ship?

#31 3 years ago

hi
When the playfields are mine, yes.
this batman is not for sale, this work is for someone.
in stock, i've just a centaur and fathom

#32 3 years ago

The PF is soon finished.
Some stencils cutted by the robot and a bit of cutting directly on the PF at the level of the two arcades
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I started with the gradient
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two color to release it, the dark blue and grey.
then the text near jack, in white and finished with contour of the insets
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Just to finish varnishbatman phase 2 (8) (resized).jpgbatman phase 2 (7) (resized).jpgbatman phase 2 (6) (resized).jpg
the next time, the end

#33 3 years ago

That came out beautifully...awesome work!

#34 3 years ago

Well done. Very impressive

#35 3 years ago

thank's guys
the PF is near finished.
video will be came soon.
here is a link for the scan of the playfield.
just tell me if you have any problem for uploading.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2xsk82rj85rmjua/AACRTWes62ZAKJ5UOT__lKKpa?dl=0

happy new year

#36 3 years ago

hi and happy new year.
this is the end of this adventure.
the PF is polished.
some pictures.
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and a little movie, the amazing batman^^

If anyone can tell me if there is sound in the video.
You tube has restricted the sound in certain countries but I do not know which, in France, I have sound, thank's in advance

#37 3 years ago

Well done, you are a very talented man! I am a bit jealous in here The video is blocked here (Les Pays-Bas).

Marco

#38 3 years ago

Fantastic restore i have seen these playfields with paint peeling off the whole thing . Flogged back to bare wood , your video is blocked in Australia also..thanks for sharing your process ..

10 months later
#39 2 years ago

Absolutely amazing!where are you located if I wanted to ship you mine for restoration?and what does something cost like this with clearcoat and All?

#41 2 years ago

incredible work, well done and thanks for sharing your process...

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#42 2 years ago
Quoted from Price1150:

Absolutely amazing!where are you located if I wanted to ship you mine for restoration?and what does something cost like this with clearcoat and All?

many thank's guy's
i'm in france, you must send some picture about your PF by using the contact web page on my web site

http://www.2niro-pinball.com/contact/

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