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Theatre of Magic (Full Restoration Pics)


By Cserold

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

Wanted to share some pics of a recent full restoration I did on a TOM. As we all know, nobody expect for pinheads appreciates this stuff (especially my wife and kids) so thanks for letting me share. I started in the hobby last August and was drug into restoration after getting a Fish Tales that was much worse off then I expected...imagine that. Other than a lot of patience, pictures and trial and error I really don't know what I'm doing and want to thank so many of you on this site that helped me throughout the entire process... especially Chris at high_end_pins I had the pleasure of working with Chris on a #WH2O that he restored for me recently. I think you have to go through one of these to truly appreciate how good he is at what he does...a true pro and hell of a good guy. Anyhow, going to break down some pics in a few separate posts.

#2 1 year ago

Some before and "during" pics.

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#3 1 year ago

Decided to nickel or chrome plate most of the metal under the play field. Hey, why not, right?

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#4 1 year ago

Amazing so far. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the photos.

#5 1 year ago

A few of the of cab and back box

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#6 1 year ago

A few play field shots with no lights

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#7 1 year ago

and lastly some random shots of the whole thing and lit playfield

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#8 1 year ago

Absolutely gorgeous! Not usually a fan of colors in the GI but yours looks really sharp. Would love to try something similar in mine.

You wouldn't happen to have a map of the colors you used and make of them? If you just eyeballed it then no worries, even the make and color of the bulbs would be super helpful. Cheers!

#9 1 year ago

Looks incredible!

What was done to the playfield?

#10 1 year ago
Quoted from GorillaBiscuits:

Absolutely gorgeous! Not usually a fan of colors in the GI but yours looks really sharp. Would love to try something similar in mine.
You wouldn't happen to have a map of the colors you used and make of them? If you just eyeballed it then no worries, even the make and color of the bulbs would be super helpful. Cheers!

Thank you gorillabiscuits Appreciate that. I will definitely post the exact bulbs I used for the GI.

#11 1 year ago
Quoted from Vdrums:

Looks incredible!
What was done to the playfield?

I replaced the original with a Mirco playfield. Thanks for the compliment.

#12 1 year ago

Amazing job! I love seeing these restorations.

#13 1 year ago
Quoted from Cserold:

Thank you gorillabiscuits Appreciate that. I will definitely post the exact bulbs I used for the GI.

#14 1 year ago

Wow!
That's straight up pinball porn.
Makes the restoration I did on my ToM a few years ago look like a spit shine.
Awesome work.

#15 1 year ago

OP is a great guy and got bit HARD by the pinball bug. I think he set a record on advancing through the stages of pinball collecting. Haha!

I played the Fish Tales he restored and it made me fall in love with that game. He tells me the TOM is exponentially better that the FT. I can't wait to see it in person. Great job!

#16 1 year ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

OP is a great guy and got bit HARD by the pinball bug. I think he set a record on advancing through the stages of pinball collecting. Haha!
I played the Fish Tales he restored and it made me fall in love with that game. He tells me the TOM is exponentially better that the FT. I can't wait to see it in person. Great job!

Hahahaha. Yes the pinball bug bit hard. Thanks for the nice words and looking forward to your next trip up to big D

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