Rare 1972 Sega Killer Shark EM Gun Game -Full Blown Restoration

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Rare 1972 Sega Killer Shark EM Gun Game -Full Blown Restoration


By PACMAN

3 years ago



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    #1 3 years ago

    Yep, the game featured in JAWS. I'm attempting to bring this machine back to life. I started with just boxes of parts and a chewed up cabinet. It's missing some parts which i will be fabricating based off schematics and whatever photos i can find (any pix of the inside would be super helpful). And i'll also be remaking a lot of the artwork; side art stencils, marquee, ocean floor color disc, metal instruction plates, etc. I'll document the odyssey here and it will be on my new website soon.

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    #2 3 years ago

    The cabinet.
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    #3 3 years ago

    The parts.


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    #4 3 years ago

    Here's the missing ocean floor disc assembly. Basically a bracket, motor, light bulb and shade.

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    It goes here:
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    #5 3 years ago

    It's Fizgig from KLOV!!!!!! The restoration section is not the same without you!

    #6 3 years ago

    Looking forward to this one!

    #7 3 years ago

    Awesome. Played this game as a kid. I do remember seeing it in JAWS too. Good luck...........

    #8 3 years ago

    Hey Dan, I hope Stern actually does make a Jaws pin !

    #9 3 years ago

    I didnt know that Sharks are flipperless,who knew.

    #10 3 years ago

    Wow, now that's a project. Really looking forward to watching it come together.

    #11 3 years ago

    This will be awesome when complete! Can I come and see / play it when it is done since I visit my family in San Diego 2-3 times a year?

    #12 3 years ago

    sega sonar, and match lock look to be build on the same platform as this, maybe keep an eye out for donor parts machines.

    #13 3 years ago

    Absolutely!

    Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

    This will be awesome when complete! Can I come and see / play it when it is done since I visit my family in San Diego 2-3 times a year?

    #14 3 years ago

    Cool, thanks.

    Quoted from ls1chris:

    sega sonar, and match lock look to be build on the same platform as this, maybe keep an eye out for donor parts machines.

    #15 3 years ago

    Project 1: extended play instruction plate (Assembly was missing)

    1. using pix online, redraw in Illustrator
    2. cut a new piece of metal to match
    3. screen print onto metal
    4. acquired 2 NOS Sega reds button online
    5. use second button to work as frame for red lamp
    6. find suitable replacement for red lamp, cover, socket

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    #16 3 years ago

    Project 2: replay instruction plate
    1. scan in original
    2. redraw in illustrator
    3. color laser print to card stock, cut to fit

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    #17 3 years ago

    Project 3: .25 metal plate
    1. scan
    2. redraw in illustrator
    3. cut new metal
    4. screen print

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    #18 3 years ago

    Project 4: Marquee
    1. scan
    2. stitch scans back together in photoshop
    3. redraw in illustrator - colors on front, black on back
    4. screen print on glass

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    #19 3 years ago

    Project 5: Ocean floor color disc
    This piece slowing rotates while being projected onto a screen under the shark creating the illusion of cruising over the ocean floor.

    1. scan
    2. stitch scans back together in photoshop
    3. redraw in illustrator
    4. screen print on plexiglass

    Disc looks as if someone tried to clean it and wiped art right off the surface.
    Also broken in 3 places and taped back together

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    #20 3 years ago

    This is awesome. What's your plan for the cabinet? Going to make new stencils and respray it?

    #21 3 years ago

    The original cabinet has several pieces broken off and some deep scrapes. It also has some serious crazing - i'm guessing it was stored at some point in a humid environment. I could bondo everything back together but i'd lose the consistency of the wood grain. And that would suck when it gets repainted because it would have large areas that are smooth and it wouldn't match. It's getting a brand new cabinet made from the same wood and grain as the original.

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    This is awesome. What's your plan for the cabinet? Going to make new stencils and respray it?

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    #22 3 years ago

    New Cabinet
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    #23 3 years ago

    Wow, you're not messing around! This is getting better every time you update!

    #24 3 years ago

    awesome project!

    #25 3 years ago

    Is that Baltic Birch???

    That's going to be one hell of a solid cab!

    #27 3 years ago

    Yep, you nailed it. Baltic Birch.

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    Is that Baltic Birch???
    That's going to be one hell of a solid cab!

    #28 3 years ago

    Why am I not shocked that vid recognized the type of wood?

    How are you cutting the stencils?

    #29 3 years ago

    I think this is one of the coolest vintage video games. I've been looking for one for years locally but have never found one. Thanks for posting your restoration!

    #30 3 years ago

    Looking forward to your finished project

    #31 3 years ago

    I know right? Nothing gets by him

    I'm scanning the entire cabinet and plotter cutting them out of vinyl decals.

    Quoted from Aurich:

    Why am I not shocked that vid recognized the type of wood?
    How are you cutting the stencils?

    #32 3 years ago

    Project 6: Cabinet art stencils

    1. scan
    2. stitch scans back together in photoshop
    3. redraw in illustrator
    4. plotter cut vinyl decals and apply
    5. match colors
    6. paint
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    #33 3 years ago

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    #34 3 years ago

    man, you must have some great resources available to you to bust out a new cabinet like that. Looking great. Nice work.

    #35 3 years ago

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    #36 3 years ago

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    #37 3 years ago

    Painting the cabinet

    Using this area protected underneath a metal plate to pull color samples from.

    Will start with the light grey base, then hit with the slightly darker grey speckle.

    Then hit with the orange, then blue.

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    #38 3 years ago

    Thanks Neo, we actually build them here at my shop. We can build pretty much any kind of cabinet you can think of, including pinball

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    man, you must have some great resources available to you to bust out a new cabinet like that. Looking great. Nice work.

    #39 3 years ago

    Took me a long time to find one myself. Not too many of these floating around, i think there are about 5 that i know of.

    Quoted from pinball4ever:

    I think this is one of the coolest vintage video games. I've been looking for one for years locally but have never found one. Thanks for posting your restoration!

    #40 3 years ago

    Stencils ready to install

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    #41 3 years ago

    Just in case some of you guys don't know how bad assed KS is....

    #42 3 years ago

    Nice work vectorizing the stencils, good clean lines. I want to drive down to San Diego to see this now!

    #43 3 years ago
    Quoted from PACMAN:

    Project 6: Cabinet art stencils
    1. scan
    2. stitch scans back together in photoshop
    3. redraw in illustrator
    4. plotter cut vinyl decals and apply
    5. match colors
    6. paint

    You make that sound way too easy!
    Nice work, going to be awesome.

    #44 3 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

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    Just in case some of you guys don't know how bad assed KS is....

    I want to get one of these now...

    #45 3 years ago

    I have wanted one of these ever since I played on in an arcade in 1975. Totally reinforced once it made an appearance in JAWS. I love some of the innovation in these SEGA games. You are doing an incredible job. Can't wait to see the finished product.

    #46 3 years ago

    Thanks, come down anytime.

    Quoted from Aurich:

    Nice work vectorizing the stencils, good clean lines. I want to drive down to San Diego to see this now!

    #47 3 years ago

    Thanks! Yeah there's some crazy stuff gong on inside this thing to create the effects. All the layering and mirrors remind me of Discs of Tron.

    Quoted from gearheaddropping:

    I have wanted one of these ever since I played on in an arcade in 1975. Totally reinforced once it made an appearance in JAWS. I love some of the innovation in these SEGA games. You are doing an incredible job. Can't wait to see the finished product.

    #48 3 years ago

    Started painting the cabinet, one coat of primer so far.

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    #49 3 years ago

    Looks like its going to be a fantastic restoration.

    Great work. Im going to favourite this thread.

    #50 3 years ago

    Project 7: Spear Gun

    The spear gun is too short, or rather the spear shaft is too short. I'm guessing it was dropped at some point snapping the shaft and breaking off one of the fins on the tip. Then it was re-attached. It was also missing the side pieces that cradle the spear.

    1. cut off old shaft
    2. manufacture new shaft, spear guides, fin and tail
    3. powder coat parts; red tip, white shaft, white tail
    4. re-attach parts with JBWeld

    How it looks now:
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    How it should look:
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