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Rotisserie for Black Hole Pinball

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

My black hole pinball machine worked and was in decent shape, but I had driven a long way to get it (HERE), my kids loved it, and it wasn’t leaving the collection anytime soon. Black Hole is a great game and worthy of a little extra TLC, so the damaged cabinet would get restored and possibly a re-stencil. Since the playfields would be out, I thought it would be fun to get them professionally restored as well. HSA pinball had done an amazing job on a previous Black Hole pin restoration and I had no doubt that my project would turn out just as good. Of course I’d have to strip the playfields first, and that was a nightmare, but I’ll save the story of that agony for another time.

black hole playfield

It didn’t take long before I had a beautiful set of restored Black Hole pinball playfields. You can check out the before and after photos at HSA pinball’s site HERE. Having those beautiful playfields done meant it was time to put the machine back together. Insert token to continue…

Gottlieb Sinbad pinball machine SOLD

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Up for sale is one non-working, but super nice Gottlieb Sinbad pinball machine. As you can see in the pictures below, the backglass is nearly flawless and the playfield while dirty, is in above average condition. There is a large sheet of mylar on the playfield that has protected it well over the years. Cabinet is solid, and I have the original keys. There are some broken plastics, wear on the apron and the game needs shopped. The battery will need to be removed and the slight acid damage (resistors to right of battery) will need to be cleaned up. I have done nothing with this game except vacuum it and bring it into the basement. I have a number of projects and hate to see it just sitting doing nothing. I have the playfield glass as well, it has minor scratching. You can see my original post about the game here. Game is SOLD.


Sinbad by Gottlieb

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

My two boys have been engrossed in the old Ray Harryhausen claymation monster flicks. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad and Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger; Classics that I remember watching over and over as a kid. It seemed quite a coincidence when I got a phone call to service some pins and in return the owner wanted to give my his Sinbad pinball. Of course I had to check it out! (more…)

Mad Planets artwork anyone?

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

If you are trying to restore a Mad Planets there is some great artwork available. You can repaint the side art using stencils from gamestencils. If you need to replace the control panel overlay, you can find a reproduction cpo (sold out?) over at quarterarcade. Two fantastic items, but still lacking if you are trying to do a complete restoration.

A good friend of mine, Jeff Rothe of rotheblog got hooked on the game during one of his visits. The game is just one of those sleeper hits that once you play, it quickly gets added to your list of favorites. Jeff has taken on the ambitious project of putting together a Mad Planets game and asked me if I could take some scans of the artwork on the front. Since he is interested in reproducing the art for his personal project, there is a good chance this artwork will see the light of day. Good news for any Mad Planet owners with games needing some TLC.

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I took as many scans as possible with my HP window scanner and then followed up with some high resolution shots in macro on my digital camera. Hopefully Jeff will be able to piece the stuff together and make it look good. Watch for progress on his work over at coinopspace the arcade forum dedicated to the arcade collecting hobby. None of the BS, just loads of fun. Happy gaming.