I read a blurb somewhere that Herb had written. He had the project all set up and ready to go when the company, I believe it was Stern, pulled out of the agreement at the "last minute" so to speak. At least I "THINK" it was Stern. He got stuck holding the short end of the stick. For sure the back glasses were already done because I bought one of those as a replacement for a KOD I "restored". He had them up on Ebay and listed them along the lines for 150$ I think about 10 at a time. Obviously he had everything on hus end completed but the playfield was coming from somewhere else along with the actual put them altogether. I cannot recall if he was going to put them together or the company he had the agreement with.
I just am not sure if I have the correct reference to Stern, the number he put on Ebay at a time but the "nut' of my story is true.
Ive purchased reproductions of 2 backglasses from him. First was a NORTH STAR about 02 or 03. Then the KOD one a few years ago. I thought both were really well done. The NORTH STAR was glass, The KOD was plastic.