(Topic ID: 20778)

Tommy Cabinet Art - has anyone made stencils for this?


By robotron911

7 years ago



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#1 7 years ago

Just picked up a Tommy and I want to do a restore on it. From the best I can tell, the artwork was silkscreened or painted directly to the cab. There is no hint that this is a sticker of any kind.

Has anyone produced a stencil for repainting the cab and head?

Any cool mods? I'm only aware of the propellors for the B-52 and that's really a minor enhancement more than anything else.

Thanks!

#2 7 years ago

Congratulations on the pickup! Tommy is an awesome game. The best mod you can do is to replace the crappy Data East auto plunger with a modern Stern one. I would also recommend some Pinbits dead drop foam to help prevent bounceouts from the right VUK shot. Here's some links to the parts:

http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/500-6091-00

http://www.pinbits.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=17&products_id=131&zenid=iq04lgto0kf8r4iqu714rv5ic3

Unfortunately, I haven't heard anything about stencils being available for this game.

#3 7 years ago
Quoted from robotron911:

I'm only aware of the propellors for the B-52

B-17 just saying

#4 7 years ago

Hey, I got the B- part right!

I was hoping stencils were made. Otherwise, it looks like I'm going to be having some fun with an Xacto knife and acetate....

Thanks for the hints on the mods. I got a very nice deal on this pin, so I'm happy with it. It needs a couple of mechanical fixes, but cosmetically it is in good shape outside of being filthy.

#5 7 years ago

no, it isn't a b-17. It's most likely modeled after an RAF Halifax Heavy bomber. Tommy is based on British WW2 history

http://www.aer.ita.br/~bmattos/mundo/images4/halifax.jpg

The plane in the machine is a twin engine, so i don't think it is really representative. More of an amalgamation.

#6 7 years ago

Well, gweempose totally nailed the two things that irk me most about the game. Unfortunately, the one I play is on location. But I bet if I came in with some if that foam...

Anyway, I do love the game.

#7 7 years ago

First time I have ever seen this available, Cabinet stencil:

ebay.com link

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