(Topic ID: 113377)

Skill Roll rebuild


By DirtFlipper

5 years ago



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  • Latest reply 4 years ago by jodini
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#1 5 years ago

I took a break from working on pinball games and did my first Skill Roll rebuild (one down, two to go). This one was fairly easy, since it was mostly complete, and just needed a thorough cleaning and detailing. And there's not that much to them anyway. A new repro inner plexi (thanks, Dan!) and repro backglass from bgresto, and it's ready to "roll".

Everything was torn down, disassembled, cleaned, reassembled and tweaked as needed. I opted to leave the original finish on the wood trim, but only rejuvenate it. Original cab paint too (with some minor touch up on chips here and there, so they don't jump out as much).

Props to AlexF for picking this one up for me earlier this year too!

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#2 5 years ago

Wow, looks great Dirt! Have you been playing it yet? A fun one to drive your family crazy over the Holidays. Light the star and win a special gift...

#3 5 years ago

that is just WAY cool...

another great df restore...

#4 5 years ago

Great job. I also restored one, completely painted brown cabinet and bad glass. Lots of work to get it back to its former glory, but well worth it. Yours looks really nice as well.

#5 5 years ago

Beautiful! Happy holidays guys.

Dave

#6 5 years ago

That is one nice looking Skill Roll!

#7 5 years ago

Looks great DF ! Don't forget this repro instruction card (and some other newly-uploaded docs) at ipdb:
http://mirror2.ipdb.org/files/3232/Bally_1956_Skill_Roll_Reproduction_Instruction_Cards.pdf

#8 5 years ago
Quoted from jeffc:

Looks great DF ! Don't forget this repro instruction card (and some other newly-uploaded docs) at ipdb:
http://mirror2.ipdb.org/files/3232/Bally_1956_Skill_Roll_Reproduction_Instruction_Cards.pdf

yes, thanks for the reminder. I'm out of card stock at the moment, but have it on the ToDo list to get to (I set aside the tacks already).

#9 5 years ago

All lit up like a... Christmas tree.

Merry Christmas!
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#10 5 years ago

(Singing) "roll out the nickels, you have a nickel of fun"

Well it sounded good in my head

Looks great, excellent work!
--
Jeremy (cad-kid)

#11 5 years ago

WOW...that looks awesome!
Nice work!
Joe

#12 5 years ago

Great job Dirt.

It kind of makes me want one now, but alas space is too limited.

Ken

#13 5 years ago

Nice job DF!

3 weeks later
#14 5 years ago

Skill Roll #2 rebuild finished. This took longer, and had to cannibalize the parts game I have more than I had hoped. Lots of tedious detail to sort out and make right. But, this one now lives again and plays very nicely.

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#15 5 years ago

Very nice! A great game. Always been looking for one of these.

#16 5 years ago
Quoted from DirtFlipper:

Skill Roll #2 rebuild finished. This took longer, and had to cannibalize the parts game I have more than I had hoped. Lots of tedious detail to sort out and make right. But, this one now lives again and plays very nicely.

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Now you're just showing off!!!!

Great job!!!

#17 5 years ago

Want.......... They are super fun.

#18 5 years ago

Looks great Dirt! Now if I could just find a little bit more space..................

Ken

#19 5 years ago

Finding a space to squeeze in a Skill Roll isn't too hard, it's finding a Skill Roll for sale that's tricky.

#20 5 years ago
Quoted from EM-PINMAN:

Looks great Dirt! Now if I could just find a little bit more space..................
Ken

Skill Rolls are very space-friendly. They're great for filling in that oddball niche where a pinball can't go, and don't stick out from the wall too much.

#21 5 years ago
Quoted from DirtFlipper:

Skill Rolls are very space-friendly. They're great for filling in that oddball niche where a pinball can't go, and don't stick out from the wall too much.

Just did some measurements and it looks like it is a little too big for the space I have , oh well.

Ken

#22 5 years ago

That turned out very nice!! Never seen that game before.

#23 5 years ago

FWIW, the backglasses on these were done by Steve at bgresto, and the inner plexis are repros done by another Pinsider (which fit precisely!).

#24 5 years ago
Quoted from DirtFlipper:

FWIW, the backglasses on these were done by Steve at bgresto, and the inner plexis are repros done by another Pinsider (which fit precisely!).

I actually have one of the inner-plexis for sale on ebay if anyone is interested! Would sale on here for $80. (apologies DF for the plug!)

#25 5 years ago

Nice job (thumbs up!)

2 months later
#26 4 years ago

Skill Roll #5 in the house... (thanks to another Pinsider - you know who you are!)

Bit of work to do on it, but not much. Mostly some detailing and adding back a couple missing things.

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#27 4 years ago

Nice to see another SR brought back to life DF!!!! I am still in search of the counters if you ever come across 2!

#28 4 years ago

WOW! That thing is purty!

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