Things are back on track over here after a long break from pinball work. The blanks for Centigrade 37 are cut, inserts are being glued in and soon, they will be sanded, sealed and ready for printing. You will notice the lack of green and yellow inserts. This is because the supplier who makes these is no longer stocking the opaque colorants for inserts. The inserts will be screened with yellow and green as needed. I have done this before and it looks and works just fine. These are also an unusual size, 7/8″.
prototype in mdf, cut on both side with revision notes
Sanded and sealed blanks below.
Film and cutting/drill tests before revisions. Blanks are cut and being sealed before printing begins.
All done with 2001. Playfield has been approved, and shipping begins this week. I am adding the last layer of clear and then finishing up the final cuts and drills.I am currently in the process of sealing the blanks for 2001. This means that printing will begin very soon.
Sky Jump is approved and I will begin shipping this Friday the 5th. Thank you all for sticking with me through this, your boards will be on the way to you soon.
Many of you may have been wondering what has been going on with Sky Jump. Well, I have some done but there was a huge issue with many of them and I will need to reprint the damaged boards. I made the mistake of using a different sealer around the inserts. After I applied the lacquer clear, a terrible reaction occurred which caused wrinkles and lifting in the ink. The only solution is to sand them back down, reseal them, and reprint them. This is the first time I have encountered this and lesson learned. Just when I thought I was done with these, ouch.
I am finishing up the boards that I consider good and if you are on the mailing list for these, I will send out an update in the next few days. I am sorry for the delays, I am pretty bummed out over this.
I am in the process of gluing in inserts and drilling the backside of Sky Jump playfields.
The test cuts look good and so does the blackline test.
I was able to finish up just a few of these before CA Extreme. This one will be on display for the show, it is not for sale yet. I hope to have these available in the next few weeks. Most of them still need the clear and final cuts.
I always look forward to this show where I get to see and play some of the coolest and rarest games ever. I also look forward to seeing all my pinball/arcade buddies from all over the world. I hope to see you there!
This is finally happening! Here are some photos of more test films and sample cuts and, the real blanks being cut for inserts. If you have contacted me about Atlantis, I will be sending out an update soon. Also, I will be at Pin A Go Go this Saturday. http://pinagogo.org/
5/19 update. all the inserts are glued in and all the backside drilling is completed.
5/29 update. inserts are all leveled and I will begin sealing the boards and prepping them for printing. I expect to start printing in 7-10 days.
6/29 update. printing is finally started. photos coming soon.
7/13 update. printing is completed. Clear coating is next and then all the final drilling and cutting.
I am a bit behind on Knock Out but I have made some progress on Atlantis. Don’t worry, Knock Out boards are cut with inserts glued in and printing begin soon. While the Knock Outs are being printed, cutting will begin on Atlantis. I am still waiting on some more inserts for Atlantis but I have enough to get things started. I am happy to be back to work on playfields.