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Darksoul
27th October 2008, 02:49 PM
Started my Gorgar restoration today. First step is the backglass. Had a 4.5mm sheet of polycarbonate cut for the backglass repro ($45). I have decided against using glass as the polycarbonate is much more durable and light weight.

Front of the glass shows it has had a hard life, but the majority of the artowrk is still there.
http://www.users.on.net/~bradandpam/gorgar/bgfront.jpg


When I bought this machine I thought the backglass looked a bit queer. Quick check of the rear revealed why. Remember: Friends don't let friends use cans of white spraypaint on their backglasses for touchups. :cry
http://www.users.on.net/~bradandpam/gorgar/bgback.jpg


Backglass scanning commences with the HP4670 scanner after it is thoroughly cleaned.
http://www.users.on.net/~bradandpam/gorgar/bgscan1.jpg


Cabinet and pf pics to come.

ddstoys
27th October 2008, 03:14 PM
This is very interesting cant wait to see how it goes.... White spraypaint why would they some people???????:x Someone used black on bits of mine still a shit idea but white?:unsure

judgeboz
27th October 2008, 03:17 PM
Brad, how about customising the backglass by making the girl totally nude.:lol

Davefjedi
27th October 2008, 03:24 PM
Brad, how about customising the backglass by making the girl totally nude.:lol

Motion seconded

ddstoys
27th October 2008, 03:29 PM
Yeah nudity sounds good id be keen on one if the price was right?

Strangeways
27th October 2008, 03:48 PM
This will be interesting.. But then again, the Superman and Pinball Pool looked awesome - best of luck, Brad !

judgeboz
27th October 2008, 03:51 PM
do it nude with implants and then a modesty decal like for Scared Stiff.

furballx
27th October 2008, 09:11 PM
Man, I'm soooo glad I wasn't the only 12 year old thinking she should be .....hehehehehe.....nude.

Dave

GORGAR 1
28th October 2008, 12:21 AM
Hey Brad carn't wait to see how she turns out!! I'd be interested in 1 also still waiting for my new one to arrive..Good luck and I will watch this thread with great interest..

Peter

Darksoul
28th October 2008, 12:45 AM
You are all dirty minded.
:lol

GORGAR1 - can only make for it for my machine under "fair use". Can't make them for other people, sorry.

Wotto
28th October 2008, 08:02 AM
Hey Brad- I too am interested in seeing this turn out as well.

I saw your Pinball Pool BG 1st hand and it was very nice.
The only thing you could add to your BG repro's would be to get that mirror finish into them ( and I know thats tough / impossible )

One question ( and I will admit right here I have NO idea about repro-ing BG's ) in regards to getting a mirror finish . Is there a way that you could use ( I think it is called ) Silver Leaf to replicate the silver / mirror finish :unsure

I am pretty sure that would look VERY similar but I am totally unsure as to how 'workable' it is with the methods you use to repro BG's:unsure

GORGAR 1
28th October 2008, 08:20 AM
You are all dirty minded.
:lol

GORGAR1 - can only make for it for my machine under "fair use". Can't make them for other people, sorry.

No worries Brad-I understand.

Peter..

Darksoul
28th October 2008, 10:33 AM
The only thing you could add to your BG repro's would be to get that mirror finish into them ( and I know thats tough / impossible )

One question ( and I will admit right here I have NO idea about repro-ing BG's ) in regards to getting a mirror finish . Is there a way that you could use ( I think it is called ) Silver Leaf to replicate the silver / mirror finish :unsure

I am pretty sure that would look VERY similar but I am totally unsure as to how 'workable' it is with the methods you use to repro BG's:unsure


The closest I can get with mirroring is with the chrome layer material that is on the backglass already.

Ed Cheung has also dabbled with backglasses using a similar method by printing onto a translite.

http://www.edcheung.com/album/album06/Pinball/ss_backglass.htm

sparkythepinmonkey
29th October 2008, 03:33 AM
If you could get un-coated mirror, you could etch it, like the originals. :unsure
(same manner as a PCB)
Maybe, if you were careful, you could strip the back coating off regular mirror with paint-stripper?

Darksoul
31st October 2008, 05:00 PM
Update with some more of the backglass showing the stitching. Many thngs still left to do.

http://www.users.on.net/~bradandpam/gorgar/gbfull.jpg

stuba
5th November 2008, 10:24 AM
http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/pp137/stubac/AAgorgar.jpg

wonder1
5th November 2008, 11:58 AM
looking good brad.


Ed Cheung has also dabbled with backglasses using a similar method by printing onto a translite.


i got one off him for my space shuttle and the overlay he did is great but the translight didn't come out the best compared to the original in my option.

Following this with great interest.

Darksoul
5th November 2008, 03:56 PM
http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/pp137/stubac/AAgorgar.jpg


Very funny Stuba

:lol:lol

metz
6th November 2008, 02:16 PM
1 vote for stuba LOL

man I loved this game back in the day!!!

Darksoul
23rd November 2008, 09:57 AM
Okay guys, just an update.

Backglass is about 90% done. Most of it is now done apart from the warrior and Gorgar himself. Gorgar's bitch is finished. Depsite seroiusly considering the suggestion of naked boobies, I decided to keep her boulder holder on. Scroll work around the score displays and the border has to be fixed as well.

Accuracy is about 95% - 98%. I've used a little artistic licence to eliminate a small amount of background detail in a few areas. Some of the shape of the rocks were a best guess, working from other backglass pictures. I may add back in a little detail here and there, expecially on Gorgar's head (veins) etc. Chrome layer is next on the list.

This would have to be one of the most detailed backglasses from the era.

It should look nice when I am finished.


http://www.users.on.net/~bradandpam/gorgar/gbprogress.jpg

judgeboz
23rd November 2008, 10:08 AM
excellent work Brad - cant wait to see the end result.

Would love to see that enlarged and projected onto a wall - nice feature artwork.

stuba
23rd November 2008, 10:17 AM
nice work!
:038:

Darksoul
23rd November 2008, 10:35 AM
oops double post

LOTR4U
23rd November 2008, 12:35 PM
WOW, very well done mate.

awww you should have left the boulder holders off :(

Foot
13th February 2009, 01:25 PM
So Brad, how'd it go? did you finish this one?

Darksoul
14th February 2009, 12:30 PM
So Brad, how'd it go? did you finish this one?


95% done. Moving house soon so I have not had time to finish it.