Monday, August 30, 2010

Painting

Work is really wrapping up.   It's hard to tell from these photos because the glare is so bad, but this work resulted in a significant improvement in how the cabinet looks overall.

Prepped.

Sprayed.

Unmasked.

It's hard to tell, but this really is MUCH better.

Click on this photo and note the area between the 1 and the 4.  I know it's dark, but you can see where the paint cracked and the wood is showing through.  I used a black sharpie to touch this up.  I will do the same with the red, and I'll get a white paint pen for the white areas.

Here it is "post sharpie".  It makes a big difference.  Now, so you don't think it makes the cracks disappear 100%, here is a shot under the harsh light of a flash bulb held 12 inches away.  You can see, if you look closely, that it has been touched up.  However, short of stripping the entire cabinet and repainting all of the artwork, nothing is going to be perfect.


Under the unforgiving eye of the macro lense and flash bulb.

This touchup is good for normal play lighting, even bright room lighting while standing a few feet away.  It will not pass the inspection of a perfectionist.  However, I'm learning that I can't be a perfectionist and still hope to actually play a machine I've purchased.  Maybe someday, but now is not the time.  I have pinball to play.

A very wise man once said, "Hey, you don't play the cabinet!"

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