(Topic ID: 288224)

Solar Fire Reproduction Playfield Gauge

By thegamedoc

8 months ago

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  • Latest reply 13 days ago by cybercid
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#1 8 months ago

I am, as the title would suggest, gauging interest on reproduction playfields for Solar Fire. They are certainly rare and valuable enough to be worth it and I have yet to see a SF that doesn't need it. The only real hurdle would be to find a perfect enough example for scans. I'm in for two, who else would love for someone like Mirco to work on this next?

Hate to make mine a white-wood as it's just about that bad...

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#3 8 months ago

i'll support how I can. My playfields aren't very good so i can't help with scans. We also need plastics for this game. I'm definitely in on reproductions.

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#4 5 months ago


#5 5 months ago

Yes, definitely...

#6 5 months ago
Quoted from thegamedoc:

who else would love for someone like Mirco to work on this next?

Go with CPR rather than Mirco, the quality is not up to par with Mirco. It's a gamble and high chance the artwork is flawed and glaring errors are left in place when Mirco rushes to dump their product on the market.

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#7 5 months ago

I've already spoken to Stu and Kevin at length about a SF playfield reproduction from CPR. You would think since they already did the backglass that they would be more willing to make the playfield - but they are NOT. The relatively low production numbers of SF coupled with the fact that this is a multilevel playfield (which requires more wood per set) is the reason. I am sitting on an NOS playfield that has already been cleared by Kruzman. Since the reproduction is probably never going to happen, I have started to populate the underside of my playfields. It's a shame really because I believe there are a lot of fanatical SF fans and every game out there needs a new playfield. I think they are making a mistake but I have given up on the prospect of having repros made. I would like two sets myself for future projects.

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#8 5 months ago

Any chance you got a good scan of the play fields before you started attaching stuff?

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#9 42 days ago

It took them ages to sell the backglass, not surprised they won't do the playfield.
However I could be interested in one.

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#10 13 days ago

would love to have a good scan we could do overlay or wood printing.

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