Author Topic: :: Road Trip "An other kind of invaders" - Space Invader pinball [the 2nd wave]  (Read 56152 times)

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I've to admit my wife is incredibly tolerant  :-* :-* :-*

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I promise it's the last one, Darling  ::) :P ;D

we all know how the story continues ... ;)

anyway, congratulations on finding another one of your grails, it's always extremely fullfilling. i wonder what you're going to do once v3 is fill up as well ...

thx for sharing this roadtrip with us!
all i need is ... PONG - and a select few others: TOUCH ME, DRAGON'S LAIR, JOUST, ROBOTRON, MR DO, SAN FRANCISCO RUSH THE ROCK!!!

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Sorry guys, but I can't help myself:

DAMN that CS is sexy !!!!  ;D ;D ;D

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More pictures of the beast  8)



The paint restoration has been very well done. The gray color is a little bit lighter than the other SI photos shown on Internet, but let's presume it the gray from day one, not faded by time  ;D









The rubber rings color is not the right one. I'll replace them by white one...



Hey, I didn't notice that artwork previously?  :o   :arrow:



... adults only!  ;D

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wow congratulations it's mint! I have one too but needs serious repainting. do you think your was restored with the stencils or free hand?

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... do you think your was restored with the stencils or free hand?
The seller did it free hand. Yes, he did a very good job  :)

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Cannot resist to publish new pictures in 'no light' mode  8)



I really love the 'gray color domination' on this pinball, like most of the HP Giger artwork  :P





Alien! ...the true invader coming from space !  8)



Scary isn't it?



And the red color combined to gray play field gives stunning effects  :P





Can't wait to see that one inside the new game room  8)



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That ogre reminds me of Alien:




that gave me the creeps when i first saw that movie !, so yes , he is creepy !  :D


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Scary isn't it?


very scary!! but imo the sound is a bit too minimal, they wanted it to have the same sound of the videogame which at the time was very emblematic. it would have been cool if it featured a squawk & talk board...the texas instruments voice adds an eerie feeling to the games of that era. anyway SI is a real beauty and icon of the time...me too I have it impressed in my memory from when I was a kid (when I couldn't even stretch my arms to reach the flipper buttons...).

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Back on the 'ufo' side story from the road trip, remember that picture  :arrow:



Here's the explanation...



...a simple piece of paper towel stuck to the glass! I am disappointed  :-\  :arrow:



 ;D

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Got some stuff to work on the playfield...



..who need to be cleaned :



The rubber rings are not the original ones (wrong color) ...



... and they are used anyway!



This is the first WIP with my daughter  :-*  ;D  :arrow:



It looks far better now  :)  :arrow:



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Mmm really start to like pinball machines. and the new rubbers look great! the make the game play better and white rubbers keep the play field more clean!

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that's one hell of a machine

reminds me of heavy metal dudes wearing denim-jackets with the Iron Maiden prints on the back. In my memory, those type of guys used to play these pinballs.  :twisted: :twisted: :shock:



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Eddy rules !  :spaceace:

makes me want to play "Ed Hunter"  :spaceace:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTVVuXn9hoo