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Re: Gottlieb Genie Restoration
« Reply #75 on: July 10, 2017, 12:13:27 AM »
That looks better than sex

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Re: Gottlieb Genie Restoration
« Reply #76 on: July 11, 2017, 06:03:14 PM »
That looks better than sex

I hate to say, but yep.  I'm drooling at those photos - both the front and backside shots.

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Re: Gottlieb Genie Restoration
« Reply #77 on: July 11, 2017, 06:52:15 PM »
That looks better than sex
Before or after?  *.*
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Re: Gottlieb Genie Restoration
« Reply #78 on: July 11, 2017, 08:12:32 PM »
Will be posting the final pictures tomorrow after stringent testing. Thrilled with the finished product.
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Re: Gottlieb Genie Restoration
« Reply #79 on: July 24, 2017, 08:28:10 PM »
As with all restorations, the game needs to be be thoroughly play tested. The "Golden Rule" is 20 games in succession without any issues. If I find an issue on the 19th game, I start all over again at game one. This game never missed a beat, but I still played it right until it was picked up last week.













Here are some photos I took before it left APR, destined to it's new home and many years of fun and enjoyment !








These are the cabinet stencils Gavin made for this game. By far, the best on the market.




In the picture above, notice the EXACT difference between the red on the cabinet and the "orange" on the headbox surround. It is the same colour ! Why are they different ? The Red on the cabinet is painted on a yellow base. The "orange" on the headbox surround is painted on the undercoat. It is deliberately thinned to take the edge off the satin finish. A LOT of trial and error, but and exact replication of the original colour and most importantly, the finish.








Under the playfield was a massive job. Very happy with the completed work.
















But it a game to play, and not an ornament, although this machine is one of the nicest art packages on any game.








In the photo above, the bonus lettering was done with a stencil Gavin did for me off a scan of the playfield.















As with all my recent work, it has taken way too long - This was supposed to be finished in December 2014, but I kept pushing to have a perfect playfield and ran into other issues. as I say with all my patient customers, it is worth the wait !

On a sidenote - the backglass is the original, albeit faded factory backglass. A replacement will be installed in the game and the owner will post more pictures when possible !





Really pushed the envelope with this machine, but it is one of my proudest restorations to date.



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Re: Gottlieb Genie Restoration
« Reply #80 on: July 25, 2017, 12:01:04 AM »
It is a thing of beauty!

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Re: Gottlieb Genie Restoration
« Reply #81 on: July 25, 2017, 07:05:12 AM »
Looks fantastic!

The owner is going to be very happy!



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Re: Gottlieb Genie Restoration
« Reply #82 on: July 25, 2017, 02:12:46 PM »
I'm happy to say Genie is home! She looks stunning too. Picked her up last week for the three hour trip back up the highway and she hasn't missed a beat since. Which is amazing really because I don't think I've ever had a game which hasn't needed some sort of adjustment after a trip in the car.
 
Thanks again Nino, absolutely beautiful job and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. The new backglass is in I just need to take some photos. I'll post up once I've got them.

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Re: Gottlieb Genie Restoration
« Reply #83 on: July 27, 2017, 06:33:52 PM »
That is absolutely stunning! Congrats on a top effot Nino

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Re: Gottlieb Genie Restoration
« Reply #84 on: July 27, 2017, 08:02:11 PM »
Nino, you are a master craftsman. That is art.

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Re: Gottlieb Genie Restoration
« Reply #85 on: July 27, 2017, 11:37:24 PM »
Where are the coin entrance window labels?  <.>
Looks incredible. Has to be in the top 5 best Genies left on the planet. Well done!
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Re: Gottlieb Genie Restoration
« Reply #86 on: July 28, 2017, 06:36:05 PM »
Genie is a great looking game any day of the week but this is just so so stunning to look at. Top work Nino and my bet is that in the flesh, its even better.