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markc
4th February 2008, 02:40 PM
it has taken 9 months and then some to get this playfield re done.
you should have seen it when I sent it over. It has had 5 coats of clear added too. cant wait to put it back together. I have already re decaled the cabinet and have new ramps and plastics ectectect to add.

this is one for my personal collection

and yes the panel van behind it is mine too.

felixthadog
4th February 2008, 02:47 PM
it has taken 9 months and then some to get this playfield re done.
you should have seen it when I sent it over. It has had 5 coats of clear added too. cant wait to put it back together. I have already re decaled the cabinet and have new ramps and plastics ectectect to add.

this is one for my personal collection

and yes the panel van behind it is mine too.

You've restored the playfield, now restore the van ;)

Matthew

stuba
4th February 2008, 03:37 PM
looks great!;)
where did you send it mark and what sort of $ is an exercise like that?

pinnies4me
4th February 2008, 05:51 PM
Nice one!

dj10555
4th February 2008, 05:56 PM
Looks great Mark. Do you have any photo of the playfield before?

Johns-Arcade
4th February 2008, 05:57 PM
That looks real nice Mark, it's going to come up a treat!! Don't forget to do a full restoration thread with lots of pictures showing YOU putting it all back together ;)

Regards,

Johns-Arcade.

markc
4th February 2008, 07:18 PM
You've restored the playfield, now restore the van ;)

Matthew



yes mate the van starts this week

should be running by the weekend !!!

LOTR4U
4th February 2008, 07:18 PM
What about around the holes tho? :unsure Or do these parts get covered so there was no need?

sorry I am 1 anal SOB.

markc
4th February 2008, 07:23 PM
looks great!;)
where did you send it mark and what sort of $ is an exercise like that?


Hi Stuba

there is normally a wait list , this person has a 2 year wait list
Its not worth doing unless you plan on keeping it. I know another member here who has done a few of these and they are FANTASIC but will we ever get out money back ... thats the question. I am not doing this for the money this is a keeper for me. I want a few pins to show what I used to do.

there is a place in the USA thats does them I was was quoted around $900.00 PLUS and shipping was ontop and clear coating wasnt included either. I had mine done here in Australia

mark


Looks great Mark. Do you have any photo of the playfield before?


yes mate I have a few

I will do a detailed list and pictures on the web site when its done


mark


That looks real nice Mark, it's going to come up a treat!! Don't forget to do a full restoration thread with lots of pictures showing YOU putting it all back together ;)

Regards,

Johns-Arcade.



of course John I will take pictures I already have close to 100 of it

will make a nice page on my web site

and will load them up here


mark


Are those the before pics mark or after? :unsure

Sorry mis read.

What about around the holes tho? :unsure Or do these parts get covered so there was no need?

yes have both pictures

wait till you see it back together with new ramps new plastics new decals ect ect ect.

as I have said this is for my personal collection and is not for sale
It will take time and I will updat pictures as I go


mark

will load more pictures tomorrow
I have taken 2 off due to size
I will resize them and put them back up


mark

Dean Morgan
4th February 2008, 09:51 PM
Nice Mark, You must have been pumped when you saw that for the first time.

EEEXXEELLEEENNTTT

:)

Ballywannabe
4th February 2008, 11:32 PM
Nice one Mark - I heard you sent that one over after someone had butchered some earlier attempts!

Leanne does a wonderful job - she basically repainted a Centaur playfield that had nearly half its paint missing for me. She also did major work on my Paragon and Meteor before they were clear coated.

Shame she only does it part time now:cry

cheers
Ian

markc
5th February 2008, 10:40 AM
Nice one Mark - I heard you sent that one over after someone had butchered some earlier attempts!

Leanne does a wonderful job - she basically repainted a Centaur playfield that had nearly half its paint missing for me. She also did major work on my Paragon and Meteor before they were clear coated.

Shame she only does it part time now:cry

cheers
Ian



hi Ian

yes mate I couldnt be happier. I have seen lots of her work.
Very Very happy. and yes wish she did it full time.

it was pretty bad when I sent it over. well VERY BAD is the word. but its a keeper and well worth it. such a low production of them.


mark

markc
5th February 2008, 10:49 AM
Nice one Mark - I heard you sent that one over after someone had butchered some earlier attempts!

Leanne does a wonderful job - she basically repainted a Centaur playfield that had nearly half its paint missing for me. She also did major work on my Paragon and Meteor before they were clear coated.

Shame she only does it part time now:cry

cheers
Ian



hi Ian

yes mate I couldnt be happier. I have seen lots of her work.
Very Very happy. and yes wish she did it full time.

it was pretty bad when I sent it over. well VERY BAD is the word. but its a keeper and well worth it. such a low production of them.


mark


ps I have added a picture of some of the damage
you can see the wood
it was cracked all over and paint missing
in this picture its looks ok but close up IT WAS BAD

Ballywannabe
5th February 2008, 07:40 PM
Hi Mark

it is very hard to show damage up in photos - that is why buying long distance off Ebay is very scary unless you can trust the seller!

Glad you are happy with the Cactus - bet you cannot wait to get all the bits back together.

cheers
Ian

markc
5th February 2008, 08:28 PM
Hi Mark

it is very hard to show damage up in photos - that is why buying long distance off Ebay is very scary unless you can trust the seller!






yes when I first got pictures of this one from OS ( person not a member here) it didnt look that bad but once you looked close up, the playfield was cracked all over and had lifting. Unless you are told or the seller is honest you wont see them.

but I am more than happy with what it owes me and whast has been done so far

will be happier when its finished


mark

LOTR4U
5th February 2008, 09:36 PM
The main thing is that your happy with it. (whatever the item is)

Thats what I tell everyone.

Arcade King
5th February 2008, 10:23 PM
10 bucks says you get this back together and running before ryan gets his CV going.

LOTR4U
6th February 2008, 06:57 PM
guys please keep this thread on topic :evil:evil



Mark,

This thread should really be in the "Pinball Restorations and Projects" since you are both seller/collector I would say it probably belongs in the mentioned section since it is to do with your private collection.

No problem with deleting off topic posts either. Thats fair enough.

:unsure

markc
6th February 2008, 07:26 PM
Mark,

This thread should really be in the "Pinball Restorations and Projects" since you are both seller/collector I would say it probably belongs in the mentioned section since it is to do with your private collection.

No problem with deleting off topic posts either. Thats fair enough.

:unsure


hey Ryan

I thought about putting in there but thought be easier in my section

i will load some more pictures of this and the TZ we have just decaled

mark'

LOTR4U
6th February 2008, 08:29 PM
hey Ryan

I thought about putting in there but thought be easier in my section

i will load some more pictures of this and the TZ we have just decaled

mark'

Why not split it up, start a new thread in your section"TZ Decals by XYZ" and keep this as your private collection/restoration in the main section? :unsure

Off topic posts deleted too by the way.

markc
7th February 2008, 08:41 PM
Why not split it up, start a new thread in your section"TZ Decals by XYZ" and keep this as your private collection/restoration in the main section? :unsure

Off topic posts deleted too by the way.

no worries


it was all meant in fun


yes a TZ thread is already going
and will load pic tomorrow of the finished product

also will keep adding to this one as I do more work on my CC
have all new ramps palstics and many many bits to add.
new guns

mark