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Darksoul
13th July 2006, 10:10 PM
Finally finished my Superman tonight. Apart from a few little tweeks and a little bit of cosmetic crap, she is done!!!!!!

Compare some of the original pics here:

http://www.users.on.net/~bradandpam/pinball/superman.html


To the finished ones:

http://www.users.on.net/~bradandpam/Superman/


What I did:

Remade the backglass
Re-stencilled the cabinet (bigger job that I thought it would be)
Fixed the electronics (a relay and a few resistors, transistors and caps)
Stripped the side rails and legs, resprayed them
De-mylared the playfield
Removed the glue from playfield
Minor playfield touchups
Re levelled inserts
Made new insert overlay stickers
Re-made the "building" plastic on the drop targets
Replaced flipper coils, a few rollovers, re-made the pop bumpers


She was a labour of love.



I only paid $200 for it. She was a junker, only the playfield was good.

I've spent about $450-$500 on it over 12 months as parts came along on eBay or I tracked down a seller.


Onto my next project:

Roller Disco.

pigsie
13th July 2006, 10:38 PM
Hi Brad,

Well done on the Superman another top job.

Is that El Dorado in the background, I thought that was long gone.

Regards
Pigsie

Darksoul
13th July 2006, 10:45 PM
Gone and back.

Long story but glad to have it back in a way.

The Pinny Parlour
13th July 2006, 10:57 PM
Hi Darksoul,

That is a very fine job you have done there. Well done. :)

Excellent stuff.

NMD
13th July 2006, 11:00 PM
Awesome work, it looks great ! :041:

terry007
14th July 2006, 12:10 AM
That looks excellent.
Its obvious plenty of hard work has gone into it.
Congratulations.





Still have bad memories of playing that in the late 70s/early 80s. Swallowed plenty of my meagre apprentice pay.:cry

gottman
15th July 2006, 11:39 AM
fantastic effort..Keep up the good work..

Davefjedi
15th July 2006, 11:55 AM
yep nice pin there thats what i would like
im so jellous;)

Darksoul
15th July 2006, 07:08 PM
Hi Brad,

Well done on the Superman another top job.

Is that El Dorado in the background, I thought that was long gone.

Regards
Pigsie


You want to buy it?........................without trying to sell it back to me a week later because your wife kicked your arse all over the house for buying it without telling her.



:lol

Wotto
23rd July 2006, 10:36 PM
Looks good mate-

Playfield looks FANTASTIC !!

Curious How did you do/ make your cabinet stencils? I have done a few and I am just interested in how others do it thats all.

Good job

Wotto
:D :p :D

terry007
23rd July 2006, 10:48 PM
Looks good mate-

Playfield looks FANTASTIC !!

Curious How did you do/ make your cabinet stencils? I have done a few and I am just interested in how others do it thats all.

Good job

Wotto
:D :p :D

I am just about to start my Charlies Angels repaint. The bloke next door owns his own sign company, and I asked him today if his plotter will cut cardboard, as i was going to "stencil" the art work on.

He came and had a look and told me to take a digital photo and some cab measurements and he will vector it and cut me a set of low adhesive paint masks for it ....for free.

I asked him how much for anyone else and he told me about $100. I dont know if that is a good price or not.

I also asked about printing cabinet decals, quoting some o/s prices and he said they are abot $120 per sq metre.