I really enjoy watching your work come together. I could tell when we met that you meant business on this restore.
One way I have decided to look at things when it comes to reproduction parts. When it comes to shades of color, i dont mind if they are not the same as my original. I do mind if they dont look good, quality, or achieve what the original intent was. The reason I came to this conclusion, is from games like EBD and TAF, where there were so many different vendors and different runs with different parts, besides the fact that with the pf's and I am guessing the plastics, every day before a run they mixed the colors and checked against a sample they had. There has to be so many variables. Heck one of my biggest challenges when matching colors is they have a depth because many of the colors are achieved by layers of different colors on top of one another. Thats hard to replicate.
Anyway, like buttholes (god bless them) we all have opinions. This is the one I have settled on for now as for this subject.
I love the way this job is looking and how it is coming together.
It is a great opportunity that everyone should try to do if they can swing it. To do a restoration project. Something that will mean a lot and you will have it for a long time. Something that you can brag and feel good about. Something that you will exercise your best skills as well as learn several new ones. It can give a self- hating person a little bit to keep them among the living for a while longer. But dont underestimate the planning and sacrifice of time and resources that will be necessary. In my case I would have to save for a long time not for just the parts, and game, but for the time I wont be working. In my opinion, this kind of work is something I cant do at 10 at night after work (working on pinball all day). I would Take a week off work once I got it all together, and then I would still need to dedicate several weekends. So if you have family or any usual interaction with folks, you have to plan ahead for that also. Its a big commitment to do right.
I just talked to a friend who installed one of my pf's in his MM, and that is a huge job in my opinion. He has knocked out several games in his collection. Seems like one per winter. I would love to buy one of those restored games, but I am pretty sure he would sell others stuff first that mean a lot to him before considering selling the restored games.
Anyway thanks for sharing the experience. kruzman