Just digging into this machine, and I will document the steps I take to make this a presentable machine.
The starting point. Looks bad, and smells worse...
I am thinking about adding a couple colors to the cabinet before clear-coating. As you can see on the left, it makes quite a difference. This was done in a couple minutes with paint pens I had on hand, just to see. If I do it on the finished cabinet, I will use frisket paper and airbrush. Not sure yet.
Quoted from Jjsmooth:
Playfield needs a ton of work. It has been stripped and shipped to Neo for paint.
I have a question about post-heights on Seawitch that you may be able to answer given you must have recorded them before you stripped the playfield: On mine, there were many non-original posts, most of which I was able to suss out and replace properly, but in the area above the return-lanes on both sides I'm not sure if they should be short 1" or tall 1-3/16".
Tall posts all-round would seem to be indicated for two reasons:
- The sling-shots are all tall posts, so you would think you'd like the return-lane guard posts to be tall to match
- The left-side posts above the return-lane guard area are backing a drop-target bank, and thus need to be tall posts to prevent the ball from hopping up and hitting the plastic shield, and you generally have posts of all the same height for a given plastic
That being said, I tried putting all tall posts in these locations, but there were two issues:
- The plastic shield on the right-side ends up looking a bit strange as it is raised up above the level of the wooden shooter-lane divider
- The left-most post which takes an acorn nut is so close to the left-wall that the plastic shield is bending uncomfortably much when using a tall post.
On the left-side I have currently put short posts only on the lower-most three, and all others being "tall" 1-3/16" posts. On the right-side, I have used all "short" 1" posts, including the single post guarding the return-lane (photos attached).
Can you describe what your game has/had in this area? Thanks very much!
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