Midway Haunted House

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Midway Haunted House

Postby necro_nemesis » Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:43 pm

Other than this being the game I played as a kid there is no way in hell I would put this effort into this thing.

I had to strip the cab. One of the previous owners had more paint than talent. Elected to use some paint that was the perfect combination to turn into a crackled chaulky mess but still maintain a strong adhesion to the lower layers. Basically the worst possible choice of paint a far as restoration goes.

The repair log is ridiculous. Take everything apart i.e. 5 motor gear box assemblies, all score reels, and clean out shit that never should have been put in there. Fix boards including ones with the wrong transistors installed. Clean contacts and adjust relays and remove the odd cable tie holding a relay shut. :roll: Tear down the 8 track, yeah baby 8 track, clean everything and realign the heads. Remake the front kick panel (it was a piece of indoor siding before) and cut the back door panel. Clean and align the gun mech. The game plays actually quite well in the garage in sub zero temperatures. No display gas issues here. You actually have to aim well. I am surprised how accurate the contraption is.

What you see here is the cab with the bad crap stripped. It still needs some filling and further sanding but the crap is gone, and the gun refinished.

The finish is white (slight off white) with red flecks, then two color stencil.

I am stuck right now for a warm spot to shoot paint. If anyone has a place I can use to paint I would appreciate it. Otherwise it pretty much will have to sit until spring now.
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Re: Midway Haunted House

Postby necro_nemesis » Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:44 pm

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Re: Midway Haunted House

Postby gmaranda » Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:27 pm

Very very nice. You are dedicated. Keep us informed you are doing great!

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Re: Midway Haunted House

Postby OTTOgd » Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:14 pm

That's fantastic work.

Looking forward to seeing it painted. Were you able to make a stencil or did you find one for sale?

I wish my Gangbusters worked 100%. :(


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Re: Midway Haunted House

Postby necro_nemesis » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:55 pm

OTTOgd wrote:That's fantastic work.

Looking forward to seeing it painted. Were you able to make a stencil or did you find one for sale?

I wish my Gangbusters worked 100%. :(


Pinball Pal is supposedly making them soon. I have an email out to Mike asking him when.

Here is the fall back plan (you knew there always had to be one). I am going to take some excellent photo's I found and vectorize them. Then put them through a Gerber machine and presto... stencils. ;)

Likely not presto exactly but with a whole lot of cursing and swearing... stencils!

Gangbusters! cool.

Here is quick example of plan B vectorized from a picture.
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Re: Midway Haunted House

Postby OTTOgd » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:40 am

If you know of anyone that has an HH with decent art, I would gladly loan you my floating scanner (HP 4600). I just scanned my Zaxxon sideart and I'll likely scan my Gangbusters as well to pass along to Mike. Works great.

You probably saw this guy's nice resto: http://home.roadrunner.com/~pinballpassion/DSC02862.JPG

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Re: Midway Haunted House

Postby Magneto » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:26 am

lots of work but well worth the effort for HH.....Very NICE!!!


as for your cab Art ,I think thats the way to go.....easy ,cheap and CNC perfect!!

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Re: Midway Haunted House

Postby MadTitan » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:46 am

This is the em gun game I always wanted, due to my inexperience with em though, I want one working and nice so I can learn as I go. Can't wait to see it finished.

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Re: Midway Haunted House

Postby necro_nemesis » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:03 pm

OTTOgd wrote:You probably saw this guy's nice resto: http://home.roadrunner.com/~pinballpassion/DSC02862.JPG

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Yes. That's where I got the pics from to vectorize. His looks great. That's the kind of restore I am aiming for here.

This guy goes into some of the detail of how things work in the game. It ramps up difficulty nicely increasing motor speeds and starting a subroutine of the witch and monster doing a more random dance. Never shot well enough to get it into the fourth speed so far. Each 1000 points increments the speed and complexity of movement.

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Re: Midway Haunted House

Postby gjd » Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:45 am

You can bring it down to my shop in Toronto if you want
Its in the leaside area
It has radiant heating that is suitable for painting/ low humididty
I also have some paint/prepping kit there if you need it, tack rags, etc..
Also has a garage door to open up so you don't die doing it

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Postby TwilightZone » Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:46 am

As always outstanding work, Glen! NICE!

Look forward to stopping by someday and giving that a try.

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Re: Midway Haunted House

Postby necro_nemesis » Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:19 pm

Crap I hate prep. I really love the cabs lines, way more interesting than most and fit the era, so WTF went to town on prep to get it smooth and straight. Silver is a high fill primer as well that will be lightly sanded before finish coat.
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Re: Midway Haunted House

Postby Pins Only » Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:30 pm

Hey Necro, Are you headed out here any time soon?? I will grab that other game from my storage, but I need to get through New Years first.

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Re: Midway Haunted House

Postby necro_nemesis » Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:42 pm

Pins Only wrote:Hey Necro, Are you headed out here any time soon?? I will grab that other game from my storage, but I need to get through New Years first.

Dave


Looks like Wainwright is in the cards but not sure what route I would be going or if I would be going commercial. Usually bi-pass Calgary and head north through Saskatoon, but weather can alter plans and so can lower cost airfares in some cases. Not likely soon but possible.
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Re: Midway Haunted House

Postby necro_nemesis » Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:16 pm

Shiny and white. Now for the red speckles.
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Re: Midway Haunted House

Postby redketchup » Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:34 pm

I want one!
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Re: Midway Haunted House

Postby AMX » Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:53 pm

redketchup wrote:I want one!


:lol: :lol: Of course!!




Necro, what kind of paint you used?
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Re: Midway Haunted House

Postby necro_nemesis » Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:23 pm

Base coat was Rust Check high fill primer.

Top coat is Krylon Dover White. I went deep into the bowels of this thing and I don't think it was ever bright white. I did it in off white, looks far more authentic for it's age.

Flecks are Krylon.

I pretty much nailed the flecks bang on from what I found inside the game. Looks like the shower scene from psycho now.
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Re: Midway Haunted House

Postby machine.slave » Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:37 pm

Is that the actual Krylon speckle paint? They also make a webbing paint.. I'd love to give both a try sometime.

Lookin' good!

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Re: Midway Haunted House

Postby OTTOgd » Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:38 pm

Awesome.

What is your 'flecking' technique?

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Postby necro_nemesis » Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:42 pm

OTTOgd wrote:Awesome.

What is your 'flecking' technique?


It's extremely sophisticated.... I take a fairly large artists brush that has a round handle and circular brush, dip it in Krylon and start spinning it between my hands. All I can say it's a good thing my coveralls are garbage already. :)

This was flecks. I believe Gottlieb was big on webbing.
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Re: Midway Haunted House

Postby Pins Only » Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:58 pm

Looks Great! A less messy way is to use a toothbrush (Your Wife's! :lol: ) dip and just run your thumb across it to spray.

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Re: Midway Haunted House

Postby necro_nemesis » Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:11 pm

I don't even think I would get to the point where she had red teeth before project time would be ceased.
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Postby AMX » Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:38 pm

I used the toothbrush method too but your method looks to have done a great job too!
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Re: Midway Haunted House

Postby necro_nemesis » Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:55 pm

I am starting to get outside my normal places to look for this stuff. What I am looking for is the Midway logo plate and the two 25 cent coin plastics. I don't believe CPR has them from what I have looked at on their site. See pic.

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Coin door that needs the 25 cent windows and a logo plate.
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