Nitro Groundshaker backglass progress!!!

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Nitro Groundshaker backglass progress!!!

Postby SkyBry » Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:42 pm

Heya gang!


Thought I would upload some photos of my progress on the Nitro Groundshaker backglass I've been working on. I completed the photo editing work a couple of months back, using and altering the high resolution photo that Mrhide here on MAACA linked me to, and some excellent images that Jim (Playpin35) over on KLOV sent me. It took some work to edit the images, but it was all worth it.

I took the completed image to a print shop, and they printed it out onto 3M Scotchcal film, which is both decently tough and at the same time relatively easy to apply to glass. I just had to trim the score areas out, and then applied it to the cleaned up backglass that was kindly sold to me (for a very reasonable price) by Mike (TheChurchOfTheSilverBell). Once applied, I trimmed off the tiny amount of extra material that overlapped at each side (less than 1 mm on each side... very, very thin bit...), and allowed it to dry overnight. (Applying Scotchcal film is much easier of you spray the glass first with water mixed with a bit of dish soap... you then press the water out.) Anyway, I slid the glass into place for the first time today, and I have to say I am VERY happy with the result!

Just to note, I haven't applied a back masking layer yet; this is coming next. But for now, here are some photos of the backglass in place. I think it looks awesome, and it looks just as good up close. :) MANY THANKS to all that helped me in this process!!!! Here are the pics;
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Re: Nitro Groundshaker backglass progress!!!

Postby G-Man » Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:40 pm

Yeah, it's looks great to me. Nicely Done !

Photoshopping can be tiresome, tedious work for sure.

What are you planning to use for the masking ? And how will you get the masking exactly where you need it ?

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Re: Nitro Groundshaker backglass progress!!!

Postby SkyBry » Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:16 pm

I don't mind the photoshopping, actually... ten years working at Corel finally pays off on that side. ;) For the masking, I'm not sure yet. I have a good image of the mask layer, so it's really just a matter of deciding how I want to apply it, and do it... it doesn't have to be fancy, but I do want to keep in mind any heat that could be generated by the lights, so I'll be using something heat resistant. (I could just print off another layer of film at the print shop, but I'm trying to keep the price down.) Still... so far my costs are only $60 total, not counting my time. ;)


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Re: Nitro Groundshaker backglass progress!!!

Postby SkyBry » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:32 pm

Here's a link to the final image I created for the backglass, in case anyone wants a copy.

http://imageshack.com/a/img546/7872/pauc.jpg

It's about 7.5 mb in size.


-Bry


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Re: Nitro Groundshaker backglass progress!!!

Postby Chris Silver » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:22 am

I was talking to SkyBry today and decided to bump this.
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Re: Nitro Groundshaker backglass progress!!!

Postby SkyBry » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:43 pm

Thanks, Chris. :)

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Re: Nitro Groundshaker backglass progress!!!

Postby OTTOgd » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:11 pm

Cool. I have nice playfield scans if you guys need them for a restoration.

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Re: Nitro Groundshaker backglass progress!!!

Postby pinhead » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:37 pm

I have a nice game with no backglass, thanks Bryan for sharing!
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Re: Nitro Groundshaker backglass progress!!!

Postby SkyBry » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:52 am

OTTOgd wrote:Cool. I have nice playfield scans if you guys need them for a restoration.



Nice! I'd be interested in seeing those! If anyone has an image they need touched up, I'm also pretty handy with PhotoShop. I had to touch up the NGS backglass image quite a bit from the original to make sure the colours stayed consistent throughout (e.g. areas of colour can change if the image is from a photo as opposed to a scan, and there are often dust/marks/imperfections that can be removed/improved). My image for the NGS isn't 100% perfect, as I didn't have a scan to work with... it was a high res photo, but it was good enough. (I didn't bother touching up the scoring window areas, since they will be trimmed out.)


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Re: Nitro Groundshaker backglass progress!!!

Postby YellowMustard » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:42 am

amazing work!!! i dont have the game anymore but i ll print that for wall art for sure, thanks!!!
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Re: Nitro Groundshaker backglass progress!!!

Postby RacingMat » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:56 am

SkyBry wrote:Here's a link to the final image I created for the backglass, in case anyone wants a copy.
http://imageshack.com/a/img546/7872/pauc.jpg
It's about 7.5 mb in size.
-Bry

Hi SkyBry,
Many thanks for your sharing! Would you mind sharing the masking image also?

Yours
Mat



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