Hiya! I recently picked up a Xenon from elevatorman that needs some love and thought that I've been lurking these boards long enough and should come out of the shadows. I'm a long time arcade guy and used to do a lot over on BYOAC under the name Le Chuck, While not new to pins, this is the most ambitious pin project I've undertaken.
I'm a good artist and builder so hopefully, I'll be able to bring some of that to the work I do on this project - but I definitely wanted to get some advice before starting and some feedback as I go along.
Alrighty, so some pics are attached. I'll list out my punch list - I appreciate any and all feedback. Thanks for looking!
-Lose the freeplay button drilled into the front and plug the hole
-Repaint the cab (done stencil kits previously, not worried)
-Bake the plastics flat - 8 OCT Update Done
-Replace tube shot tube (cracked) and LED the tube lights (blue or white or ??? - ideas welcome)
-Replace the bumper skirts
-Replace the drop targets - 8 OCT Update Done
-Leave the Day1 Mylar in place - 8 Oct Update, decided to pull it all off instead. Go big or go home.
-PF paint touch up (lot of feedback welcome here - there are some areas that need some substantial (to me) work. I'm confident that I can draw it up from source images and get it done, but are there other alternatives out there like vinyl patches or anything?) I'll be scrubbing the forum for guides to make sure I'm on the right path before I do any damage
-Some PF lights are out, this game is really dark too so I'm thinking LED kit. How's the kit from Marco? Any recommendations? I'm not looking to bling it out, just to brighten it up. 8 OCT Update - got the Marco kit. It's very nice, need to make some changes to it tho.
-Game came super clean on the inside and plays like a dream so no worries there. Also the backglass is pristine so that's super awesome. Makes all the other work worth it. I haven't decided if I'm going to hold onto this one for long or not, but either way I want a nice piece in my line-up when all is said and done.