(Topic ID: 222169)

Thunderbirds Pinball Art


By hassanchop

1 year ago



Topic Stats

  • 36 posts
  • 22 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 9 months ago by twitami
  • Topic is favorited by 1 Pinsider

You

Linked Games

Topic Gallery

There have been 20 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

A997CBF2-62F2-470A-BEA2-89A2230B5998 (resized).jpeg
index (resized).png
screenshot-aussiepinball.com-2018-07-08-22-23-17 (resized).png
scottt (resized).jpg
7502f3e0c66998e7aa6098694be33c193363e9df (resized).jpg
Thunderbirds pinball art 15 (resized).jpg
Thunderbirds pinball art 14 (resized).jpg
Thunderbirds pinball art 13 (resized).jpg
Thunderbirds pinball art 12 (resized).jpg
Thunderbirds pinball art 11 (resized).jpg
Thunderbirds pinball art 10 (resized).jpg
Thunderbirds pinball art 9 (resized).jpg
Thunderbirds pinball art 8 (resized).jpg
Thunderbirds pinball art 7 (resized).jpg
Thunderbirds pinball art 6 (resized).jpg
Thunderbirds pinball art 5 (resized).jpg

25
#1 1 year ago

Hello all!
Here is a little showcase of the art I made for the Thunderbirds pinball machine by Homepin.
I thought it would be nice for you all to see details and enjoy the art that can only be appreciated standing next to the machine.
All the art was hand drawn with a Cintiq (a pro tablet where you draw directly on a screen).
This topic is only to show my art. Any questions or comments about the game please see the official TAG topic.
Enjoy!

A mockup with the cabinet and translite art:

Thunderbirds pinball art 1 (resized).jpg

The cabinet art:

Thunderbirds pinball art 2 (resized).jpg

Thunderbirds pinball art 3 (resized).jpg

Thunderbirds pinball art 4 (resized).jpg

Thunderbirds pinball art 5 (resized).jpg

The translite art:

Thunderbirds pinball art 6 (resized).jpg

Thunderbirds pinball art 7 (resized).jpg

Thunderbirds pinball art 8 (resized).jpg

Thunderbirds pinball art 9 (resized).jpg

The playfield art:

Thunderbirds pinball art 10 (resized).jpg

Thunderbirds pinball art 11 (resized).jpg

Thunderbirds pinball art 12 (resized).jpg

Thunderbirds pinball art 13 (resized).jpg

The manual cover, rule cards, some plastics, front cabinet and back board:

Thunderbirds pinball art 14 (resized).jpg

#2 1 year ago

Around as terrifying as I imagined.
Good job!

#3 1 year ago

Thanks for sharing

#4 1 year ago

Got a chance to play this at ReplayFX. i actually liked it, but a standout is the art--awesome job! Really looks great. If it drops in price a little, I may buy one (hard to drop $5000 when a Stern Pro is almost the same price).

#5 1 year ago

Nicely done and fits the feeling of the show well. You're very talented!

#6 1 year ago

My favorite part of the show was catching a glimpse of the poorely hidden strings, or noticing some of the buttons and knobs in their cockpits were really just knobs from a stove or other home appliances. Or the landing sequences of the thunderbirds were just the launch sequences played backwards because all the smoke would get sucked back into the jets.

Thanks for sharing your work with us! You definitely captured the essence of puppets in your art.

#7 1 year ago
Quoted from mbaumle:

My favorite part of the show was catching a glimpse of the poorely hidden strings

I liked the puppets when they were smoking cigarettes and shooting guns. And that one time when the hood buried that dude with just his head sticking out.

#8 1 year ago
Quoted from mbaumle:

just knobs from a stove or other home appliances

How's this for stove knobs?
Yes... I searched a lot for 60s and 70s house appliances crap that might look like a futuristic cockpit of the 60s lol

Thunderbirds pinball art 15 (resized).jpg

#9 1 year ago

the art is the best part of the game - like how it is very vibrant, and good on you for sharing that you did the art - compared to everything else that is secret squirrel

#10 1 year ago

Yes very cool. Can you share any words from the process, did you have free reign, much restrictions, any direction given from Mike?

Again great job. Always liked the show as a kid.

#11 1 year ago

Your art is fantastic. Congratulations!

I thought Mikes' son was doing the art at one stage? Are you Mikes' son?

#13 1 year ago

The art looks fantastic. I really like the vibrant colours and all the little details you were able to get in there.
Nice work.

#14 1 year ago

Thanks for all the comments!

Quoted from swinks:

secret squirrel

Everything is posted on the facebook page for all to see: https://www.facebook.com/homepin.factory/
I don't see any secrets when you can see the videos and pics of the whole process daily. You can see a walkaround video posted today. Please check it

Quoted from Grg:

Can you share any words from the process, did you have free reign, much restrictions, any direction given from Mike?

As in every commercial product that needs art you do not have free rein. There are always restrictions because the art has to follow the show, characters, etc.
The ships and vehicles are extremely detailed and have specific guidelines. I had to buy a Thunderbirds technical manual that described the ships and characters in detail. The most fun part of it is that there are a lot of differences between the manual and what you see in the show (I saw all the movies and most of the episodes lol). So it was a little headache to get all things to look right.
Mike contacted me and gave me directions to start the translite and then we moved to all the other parts.

Quoted from cooked71:

I thought Mikes' son was doing the art at one stage? Are you Mikes' son?

Grant (Mike's son) did the cabinet head art. When I joined in I made all the rest.

#15 1 year ago

Love your work! Looks great, thanks.

#16 1 year ago

Creepy marionettes

#17 1 year ago

Adds up now because there was mention in the past of artwork input from Europe.

#18 1 year ago

in reference to the secrets, I mean the playfield design, programming, music as he claims people want to remain anonymous

And years ago Mike did say his son did art for Disney and he was going to do it

#19 1 year ago

You may as well edit the game details to what you did

#20 1 year ago
Quoted from swinks:

inreference To the secrets I mean the playfield design, programming, music as he claims people want to remain anonymous
And years ago he Mike did say his son did art for Disney and he was going to do it

I think the narrative changes for Homepin depending upon who his audience is.

Originally touting it as true blue 100% Australian designed machine using family members on a parochial forum like AussieArcade would have been used as a selling point to gain preorder money and since the membership over there simply accept everything they are fed at face value from the higher ups it would never have been thought/dared to be questioned.

#21 1 year ago

Lots of time and details in this. The side art is my fav. Excellent work.

#22 1 year ago

Excellent work. I love the bright colours, the caricatures of the International Rescue team and the ships are fantastic.

#23 1 year ago

Nice work that is representative of the original series. Thunderbirds Are Go!

Brad

#24 1 year ago

Cool, looks great!

And I learned something from this thread: THIS exists!

amazon.com link »

#25 1 year ago
Quoted from xsvtoys:

Cool, looks great!
And I learned something from this thread: THIS exists!
amazon.com link »

That is the one I got!
It's a little boring but it is a very interesting book.

-16
#26 1 year ago

are you mental? The artwork is shocking. What does Scott Tracy look like on the play field? Scott Tracy that ate all the pies! The artwork is seriously disappointing.

7502f3e0c66998e7aa6098694be33c193363e9df (resized).jpgscottt (resized).jpg
1 week later
#27 1 year ago
Quoted from pinsanity:

I think the narrative changes for Homepin depending upon who his audience is.

Those who ignore history are condemned to relive it.

2015: Preorders who paid in 2013 will receive their machines first. This is a screengrab from the local forum Aussiepinball in March 2015 as a response to one of the faithful when the machines were only "weeks away" from completion.
screenshot-aussiepinball.com-2018-07-08-22-23-17 (resized).png

2018: Now shipping the first off the line to Canada. Obviously in need of a fresh cash injection to keep the lights on.
index (resized).png

No doubt there are a few Aussies who are now reaping the whirlwind for their unquestioning blind faith from years past despite being shown and told repeatedly by sceptics about the warning signs.

#28 1 year ago

Hope they shipped a ton of parts with them

#29 1 year ago

"We will make replacements parts available for the lifetime of the machine" was one of the express terms in the original preorder contract from memory.

But then again so was the contractual representation that machines will ship by June 2015 so take them both for what it is worth.

Time to get the blue pencil out again. LOL.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_pencil_doctrine

10
#30 1 year ago

I think you guys have the wrong thread.

#31 1 year ago
Quoted from solarvalue:

I think you guys have the wrong thread.

Not at all. The recent information posted in this thread has clearly been read here by an Aussie preorder purchaser and subsequently copied over to the main thread this morning to validate his grievance.

Fortunately I archived the original Homepin threads in their entirety quite some time ago from the local Aussie forums before they got deleted/hidden from public view.

As long as the info gets disseminated to aid preorder buyers the method is irrelevant.

2 weeks later
#32 1 year ago

Yes. You are in the wrong thread.
Could you please not post here if you have nothing more to say about the art? Thank you.

#33 1 year ago
Quoted from hassanchop:

Grant (Mike's son) did the cabinet head art. When I joined in I made all the rest.

It will be interesting to see how the rest of the artwork gets scrutinised in the flesh now that the originally advertised electroluminescent headbox artwork panels have been removed from all machines.

3 weeks later
#34 1 year ago

I love the artwork . It is amazing . Cabinet side beautiful .
Very good job in my opinion

A997CBF2-62F2-470A-BEA2-89A2230B5998 (resized).jpeg
#35 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinballer31520:

I love the artwork . It is amazing . Cabinet side beautiful .
Very good job in my opinion

Thank you for the words!

3 months later
#36 9 months ago

I own one and love the artwork. I like the game look overall, that part he got right.

Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
From: $ 20.00
Cabinet - Other
Rock Custom Pinball
4,000
Machine - For Sale
West Chicago, IL
4,500
Machine - For Sale
West Chicago, IL
$ 10.00
Cabinet - Sound/Speakers
Gweem's Mods
From: $ 20.00
Cabinet - Other
Rock Custom Pinball
$ 149.00
Displays
Boston Pinball Company
$ 1,099.00
Flipper Parts
Mircoplayfields
From: $ 50.00
Gameroom - Decorations
Pinball Art Prints
$ 5.00
Playfield - Decals
Doc's Pinball Shop
$ 24.99
Lighting - Led
Lee's Parts
From: $ 175.00
Gameroom - Decorations
Pinball Photos
From: $ 99.99
Cabinet - Other
Lighted Pinball Mods
$ 10.00
$ 35.00
Cabinet - Decals
Pinball Haus
$ 18.25
Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
The MOD Couple
$ 99.00
Hardware
Pappy's Pinball Palace
£ 58.00
Cabinet - Decals
Sillyoldelf Mods

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside