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Re: Gottlieb High Hand Restoration
« Reply #45 on: February 17, 2017, 10:36:26 PM »
Oh the line work.. its the worst part isn't it?.. bloody great job here though. The stencil/ frisket approach for curves really pisses me off and a do a lot of it freehand as if im pinstriping old school ways. It's a 1 off chance approach though and I always get as nervous as hell.
Ill have a stencil out to you for the cards mate this coming week with the other stencils. Ive sat on this for a long time I know as I lost all motivation for anything pinball for quite a while. But in light of recent events, I find I cant be busy enough...consider it done mate

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Re: Gottlieb High Hand Restoration
« Reply #46 on: February 18, 2017, 09:42:47 AM »
Oh the line work.. its the worst part isn't it?.. bloody great job here though. The stencil/ frisket approach for curves really pisses me off and a do a lot of it freehand as if im pinstriping old school ways. It's a 1 off chance approach though and I always get as nervous as hell.
Ill have a stencil out to you for the cards mate this coming week with the other stencils. Ive sat on this for a long time I know as I lost all motivation for anything pinball for quite a while. But in light of recent events, I find I cant be busy enough...consider it done mate

The curves are by far the hardest part. Although i have progressed a bit further, it is difficult to sit down for a long session of linework, and then you look at the playfield the next day and you are not entirely happy with it. I still enjoy it, but it is HARD work. But this will be worth it.

Thanks for the help with the card section Gav, that is BY FAR the hardest part of the job !
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Re: Gottlieb High Hand Restoration
« Reply #47 on: February 24, 2017, 03:20:13 PM »
a ton of work there Nino and yes a lot of cards.....
looks really sharp

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Re: Gottlieb High Hand Restoration
« Reply #48 on: February 25, 2017, 08:40:46 AM »
a ton of work there Nino and yes a lot of cards.....
looks really sharp

At the end of the process, almost the entire playfield has been repainted. Looking back at the original pics with mylar, I think the right choice was made. Just a TON of work, but very satisfying, albeit, it has been a LONG time..
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Re: Gottlieb High Hand Restoration
« Reply #49 on: April 28, 2017, 08:45:02 PM »
Hi Nino,

You said that you clear coated the playfield before you started any re-painting and then more coats of clear as you went along to lock in repaired sections. Can you advise what clear coat you use and do you do that yourself or do you send it out.
Thanks and regards,
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Re: Gottlieb High Hand Restoration
« Reply #50 on: May 03, 2017, 08:57:25 PM »
Hi Nino,

You said that you clear coated the playfield before you started any re-painting and then more coats of clear as you went along to lock in repaired sections. Can you advise what clear coat you use and do you do that yourself or do you send it out.
Thanks and regards,
Dan

Dan - I don't do the clearcoat "in house", as I don't have the expertise. The older playfields are sent to a friend of mine that has mastered the process that I like working with. These generally take a lot longer (Genie, High Hand and Bow and Arrow), but I do all the touch up work as that part of the playfield restoration is within my skillset. The Clearcoat product - I don't know the exact name, but I will find out for you. The distributor is literally within walking distance of my Factory.

Regarding the status of this playfield restoration - more hours of linework and a couple mistakes I had to fix. Hopefully the stencils for the cards will arrive soon  #@#
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Re: Gottlieb High Hand Restoration
« Reply #51 on: July 03, 2017, 01:29:33 PM »
Hi Nino,
Just catching up on your progress as I have this same pin with the same issues.
The playfields starting to look good after a lot of hours spent. I am particularly interested on how the cards are going, any update of the part of the restoration ?

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Re: Gottlieb High Hand Restoration
« Reply #52 on: July 04, 2017, 11:08:09 PM »
Hi Nino,
Just catching up on your progress as I have this same pin with the same issues.
The playfields starting to look good after a lot of hours spent. I am particularly interested on how the cards are going, any update of the part of the restoration ?

I scanned the card area, and Gav has made a stencil for me to use to do the outline of the cards, and other areas. Just waiting for the stencil to find it's way to my place. It will come together quickly, but this part was always going to be tricky.
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Re: Gottlieb High Hand Restoration
« Reply #53 on: July 05, 2017, 01:34:11 PM »
I scanned the card area, and Gav has made a stencil for me to use to do the outline of the cards, and other areas. Just waiting for the stencil to find it's way to my place. It will come together quickly, but this part was always going to be tricky.

Just wondering if the stencils are just a once off or would they be readily available to the public to purchase, as I believe that I would probably also need them?

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Re: Gottlieb High Hand Restoration
« Reply #54 on: July 07, 2017, 09:49:23 AM »
I scanned the card area, and Gav has made a stencil for me to use to do the outline of the cards, and other areas. Just waiting for the stencil to find it's way to my place. It will come together quickly, but this part was always going to be tricky.

Just wondering if the stencils are just a once off or would they be readily available to the public to purchase, as I believe that I would probably also need them?

I don't see an issue with that at all. You would need to contact Gavin directly. I will be returning to this playfield once the stencils have arrived, and I'll check that they are 100%.
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