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Restorations / Re: Stern Lightning tidy up
« Last post by Mr Pinbologist on September 23, 2017, 08:28:10 PM »
Playfield update;


Drop target banks removed from old playfield, refurbished and fitted to the donor playfield.



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Restorations / Re: Stern Lightning tidy up
« Last post by Mr Pinbologist on September 23, 2017, 08:10:40 PM »

I broke one of my golden rules with this one and did some touchup work on the cab and backbox rather than a total repaint.. i normally WILL NOT do cab touchups as the end results usually up looking like dog shit, but since this cab really wasn't too bad i decided to have a go at it with the airbrush.


The worst of the wear was below the flipper buttons which was what Ian was most concerned about getting repaired. I ended up using the same Trident brand airbrush paint i use on playfields and backglasses, matching the blue as best as i could which was pretty hard to do since the colour had faded differently between the left and right sides  ^&^


Some of the yellow was resprayed as well, using automotive acrylic (after some failed attempts with the Trident waterbased airbrush paint). The cab abd backbox were clearcoated after the touchups work to seal and protect them.


First two pic showing the cab before (since i lost the original pics i posted due to the photophuckit stuff ups)!
Next two pics blue touchups done, before clear applied (cabinet had been sanded before touchups were done).
Rest of the pics showing the end result after the clearcoat applied and side rails going back on..
Not perfect but looks much betterer me thinks  :D
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Restorations / Re: Stern Lightning tidy up
« Last post by Mr Pinbologist on September 23, 2017, 07:59:51 PM »
Hi guys, a quick progress update;


Cabinet progress pics;
 
Backbox progress

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Technical Matters / Re: Gottlieb system 3 control board
« Last post by ddstoys on September 23, 2017, 05:21:01 PM »
Ken would be your best bet he has the original test fixture for system 3 game Skybeaux is his user name from memory


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Technical Matters / Gottlieb system 3 control board
« Last post by Martyray on September 23, 2017, 06:19:21 AM »
Hi.
Need some advice...
I'm after a Gottlieb Stargate system 3 control board.
Can anyone let me know if they are available new or will I have to repair the original unit?
If I'm up for a repair/ rebuild......where/ who do I need to talk to?
Thanks in advance for ya assistance
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General Pinball Discussion / Re: where is there pinball in Canberra and Jervis Bay
« Last post by McKie1 on September 22, 2017, 10:10:20 PM »
That's funny Jady as the McKie clan just headed to Canberra today for ten nights :)

Might see you around.

We still haven't fitted your cftbl mod :(


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Parts wanted / Re: Wanted - Boards and Backglass for Bally Future Spa
« Last post by Klondike on September 22, 2017, 11:37:47 AM »
Still looking for a backglass, slingshot plastic and shooter lane guard for future spa...thanks for looking!
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General Pinball Discussion / Re: where is there pinball in Canberra and Jervis Bay
« Last post by KBRI1700 on September 22, 2017, 08:50:23 AM »

In Belconnen the Basement pub has some sighted pinball machines


https://www.facebook.com/basementbelco/?rf=277299035624092
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General Pinball Discussion / where is there pinball in Canberra and Jervis Bay
« Last post by swinks on September 22, 2017, 08:13:37 AM »
I am doing a road trip with the family, leaving tomorrow and a bit late but wondering if anyone knows of sited pinballs in Canberra and Jervis Bay?
cheers
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Pinball Repairs / Problems & Assistance / Re: Back box bulbs
« Last post by Strangeways on September 20, 2017, 09:18:13 PM »
You need to test various different LEDs until you find the right visual presentation that appeals to you. Don't use 90 Degree LEDs, they will concentrate the light in the "spots" you mention. Use 170 or 180 degree LEDs - or even Superbrite. I was using Superbrites a long time before others started using them and they look much better than standard LEDs - again - my opinion - as everyone's eyes are different !
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