I have been chatting with a well known US pinball artist Wade Krause who specialises in reproduction backglasses and playfields about doing a run of 1976 Gottlieb Surf Champ / Surfer playfields.
He is open to doing a small run as he has already done alot of the hard work having already done all the machining files and art files for it as he was involved in the clear Surf Champ quite a few years ago.
Hi will only consider doing a run if he can get a minimum of 20 orders. Cost (based at mid 2017) would be approximately $650 USD + another $50 for postage in the US and unknown for shipping to Aus - guessing another $200. Time frame would be roughly 18 - 24 months as he has other projects already booked in and he is a one man show and a perfectionist. So at a guess Dec 2018 to June 2019.
For me I am wanting a minty fresh looking Surf Champ playfield.
If curious check out these links, and join in on the chat.
decided to add names here of those that are in and remove those that no longer want in.
Need 20-25 people -
Update 14-7-19 - but sadly I have sold my machine so if anyone wants to take over and push this they can take the list below and build on it, and reach out to these remaining guys as it has been a while and some might have bailed - sorry guys.
Note: 14-7-19 - Kingpinman is in for 2 playfields