Lower part of backbox has a large piece missing.
Anti theft bar's mounting bracket is mounted without sparing the cabinet.
And the same in other side.
Besides the mounting hole, also paint has been stripped away.
Problem areas have been sanded.
Hole is plugged with a wood plug and the surface is made even with filler.
Backbox corner is sanded and filled.
You can barely notice the fixups.
Destroyed image is sketched on the filling.
Looks like a great success!
Only slight difference in color shows that Ms. Pinbot's leg has been restored.
And the fingers dont look homemade, either.Even if the cabinets condition does not affect game playing, a pinball machine is a piece of furniture and should be nice looking. If I happen to get a badly damaged game, by these pictures I will surely know who to ask for help.
Time for some test playing.Look here for more about Taru's Jack*Bot.
Holes are plugged and filled, but some paint is still needed.
Holes are repaired and red paint restored.
Backboxissa has lots of dents and even some paint flaking.
After Taru's repairs, it looks a lot better :)
The game looks really nice, any collector would be proud of this!Look here for more about Taru's Indy.
Playfield when the game was bought. Very sad looking.
Cleaning and new rubbers do not help the looks much.Playfield is worn where the ball moves, like one seller used to say. So it is in this Comet also.
...where the ball moves!Previous owner or the operator has tried to fix the playfield with white and yellow paint. The colors just dont match very well, and the accuracy hasn't been of top quality.
Lamp inserts are also worn.It will need lots of work, but we decided in the beginning that there is no need to make the playfield look like new. And so Taru has painted the playfield every now and then, whenever she had spare time. And comparing the before and after pictures, you can't help but admire her professional work quality. If she only had a decently worn playfield to start with, the results would surely have been like new. But this was a good project to get some experience for next, hopefully smaller touchup job.
Clear lacquer protects the new paint.
Good enough to play!Mixing of colors suceeded very well. It sure wasn't easy to make the old shade of white, and of course the other colors are not available straight from bottle either. But now it is even difficult to tell what parts have been painted and what are original. Even the lamp insert texts are nicely done with black paint. Not a job for those with shaky hands. The small people graphics in gray areas were left undone, there are lots of people still on the playfield so it doesn't matter even if the amusement park looks a little less crowded now.