Flight 2000 the voyage start now !

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Flight 2000 the voyage start now !

Postby HPR Pinball » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:09 am

All Systems Go, commence count down :)
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Re: Flight 2000 the voyage start now !

Postby Drano » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:56 am

Nice! Should be a short voyage. That playfield is in great shape!

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Re: Flight 2000 the voyage start now !

Postby Bay78 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:43 pm

Great game and great looking game condition wise as well. I’m currently working on one that I pulled from southern Ontario and it was really rough but I found a good original playfield and was able to make some of the parts missing like lockdown receiver etc. Can’t wait to get mine together and try it out! Nothing better than a nice Classic Stern!

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Re: Flight 2000 the voyage start now !

Postby HPR Pinball » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:53 pm

Yeah, in my heart F2K is still my Classic Stern no.1 First talking Stern with great electronics sounds and sounds spinners !
There's a day 1 mylar ''home made'' installed by a smart operator on the playfield and i would like to say thanks to him :)
The multiball release is very satifying samething as Freefall and really like to fight to get all the letters.
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Re: Flight 2000 the voyage start now !

Postby redketchup » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:18 pm

Je vais suivre ca avec attention...

oublie pas de vérifier la reset bar des drop target... on pourrait en faire refaire, je suis partant pour partager les coûts...
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Re: Flight 2000 the voyage start now !

Postby HPR Pinball » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:42 pm

redketchup wrote:Je vais suivre ca avec attention...

oublie pas de vérifier la reset bar des drop target... on pourrait en faire refaire, je suis partant pour partager les coûts...


Oui je te donne des nouvelles de ca sans fautes .
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Re: Flight 2000 the voyage start now !

Postby HPR Pinball » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:31 pm

Drano wrote:Nice! Should be a short voyage. That playfield is in great shape!


My plan is to restore this playfield at the same level as my previous EBD project.
I would like to remove the wood effect around switches and drop down targets same as my Centaur restoration, i found this effect particularly ugly on this tilte. I will probably take one year to complete this playfield to my satisfaction :)
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Re: Flight 2000 the voyage start now !

Postby HPR Pinball » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:28 pm

Another step in the life of this F2K.
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Re: Flight 2000 the voyage start now !

Postby HPR Pinball » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:40 pm

Mylar removal done.
Ok two types of mylar on this playfield, the standard one around pop bumpesr. I used the freeze method with succes.
I removed the glue with alcool 99% and magic eraser.

The bottom one was another kind of beast, more flexible and react a lot with cold and heat.
Tried the freeze method and it became very brittle, impossible to remove it that way. Heat method was the way to do it. But too much heat and it is tearing itself apart and not enough result to more art damage.
I found the right amount of heat and the right place to shoot and almost no art gone.
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Re: Flight 2000 the voyage start now !

Postby HPR Pinball » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:14 pm

Sanded playfield 400 grid and magic eraser. It's a rude but necessary process.
The most challenging part of this restoration will be the orange and yellow dot art from the bottom moon.
But most difficult part of the art, the center planet, is safe :)
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Re: Flight 2000 the voyage start now !

Postby HPR Pinball » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:47 pm

Violet and black section of the moon done.
Left side blue black violet and white sections started also.
Still to do is the color match for the yellow orange and green
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Re: Flight 2000 the voyage start now !

Postby Chnillapoil » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:38 pm

Comme toujours magnifique. Ça semble tellement facile que ça me donne le goût d'en faire.
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Re: Flight 2000 the voyage start now !

Postby HPR Pinball » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:42 pm

Chnillapoil wrote:Comme toujours magnifique. Ça semble tellement facile que ça me donne le goût d'en faire.


Hey merci mon chum. C'est comme de prendre une table permanente et d'y mettre un casse-tête de 1000 pieces dessus.
A chaque fois que je passe devant je prend 15-20 minutes et j'en fait un bout. A chaque jour il y a un petit progrès et après un certain temps c'est terminé :-)
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Re: Flight 2000 the voyage start now !

Postby HPR Pinball » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:54 pm

Since day one i received this machine, my worst nightmare is the day i will have to repair this section orange-yellow dot patern. 10 years have passed and and I have gained a lot of experience :-)
Still it required lot of patience and perseverance to repair this kind of artwork but i think it look pretty good now. Maybe there's room for a little more precision but i'm already happy with the result now.
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Re: Flight 2000 the voyage start now !

Postby mad » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:03 pm

Encore une belle restauration à venir Maxime.
bien hâte de voir la suite.
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Re: Flight 2000 the voyage start now !

Postby HPR Pinball » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:02 am

mad wrote:Encore une belle restauration à venir Maxime.
bien hâte de voir la suite.
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Merci André c'est aprécié !! :-)
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Re: Flight 2000 the voyage start now !

Postby WARLOCK » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:40 am

All the best with the project !

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Re: Flight 2000 the voyage start now !

Postby HPR Pinball » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:25 pm

The violet medium dark color was very difficult to reproduce. I had no experience with that kind of color and it took me lot of testing to finally match the color perfectly. Not pinky, not blueish, not reddish, it really match the intended space dark theme. Not too much glow or light reflection.

Completed the artwork around switches for inlane outlane section, the artwork shine a lot more that way in my opinion.
I will continue that way all around the playfield.
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Re: Flight 2000 the voyage start now !

Postby cait001 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:49 pm

Looking wonderful! Love this game.
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Re: Flight 2000 the voyage start now !

Postby HPR Pinball » Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:06 pm

cait001 wrote:Looking wonderful! Love this game.


Thanks, yeah and F2K don't receive lot of love but in my heart it's the best Stern from the early 80's.
One of the best multiball launch from this era with Freefall and each time it is very satisfactory to acheive :-)
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Re: Flight 2000 the voyage start now !

Postby HPR Pinball » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:14 pm

Realignement of the artwork, yep every small details count for the final result of this beauty :)
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Re: Flight 2000 the voyage start now !

Postby WARLOCK » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:16 pm

Nice.

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Re: Flight 2000 the voyage start now !

Postby HPR Pinball » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:12 pm

Transparency imperfection between the blue and violet fixed. Also misalignement here and there fixed.

ps: color look different because of the exposition of light and there's no clear on those touchup, they are near the same under proper light and finished condition.
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Re: Flight 2000 the voyage start now !

Postby HPR Pinball » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:42 pm

More playfield sections restored every week. 75% of the playfield done :)
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Re: Flight 2000 the voyage start now !

Postby HPR Pinball » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:02 pm

Each day i'm closer to the top :)
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