Monster Bash Full Restoration

Another restoration just came out of the “oven”, this time a Monster Bash pinball. This machine came to my hands as a top collector’s pinball machine and at a first glance it seemed to be in very good condition.

In a closer look, we can see that there is much to be done in terms of restoration for this machine to be considered top collector.

It had some previous restoration done on the playfield but a little careless, as you can see from the photos below. Protectors like this are usually an authentic box of surprises.

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Like I said, “a box of surprises”! What I found was awfull  … How do you  let a pinball get to this point?!

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More parts that need to be replaced, as  usual  (but not on a top collector): D

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Some more parts that need to be cleaned or even  replaced… this wear out is not acceptable on pinballs of this level …

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The worst area to be restored on the playfield of a Monster Bash. Those who do this type of restoration know what I’m talking about. This is hell!

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With hard work ahead, nothing like quickly getting your hands-on …

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Notice this wonderful hand made clearcoat (sarcastic mode on).

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Clean and restore and seal  everything with a new clearcoat.

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I think it’s better now: D

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The cabinet was a little dirty inside and needed to be sanded and painted again to look like new.

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… and a few more surprises …

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After treatment, sideboards application. These sideboards are spectacular and framed with the playfield artwork.

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With the playfield and the cabinet finished, it’s time to assemble everything.

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New clear rubber kit that will match perfectly with the colors of the playfield and the LED kit.

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The first test of the PinballBulbs LED kit.

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Some of you have probably seen this kind of toppers around. For me it’s the first time I install one and it does not look bad at all.

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With the machine finished it is time to enjoy the final result. Here are the photos and the video. I hope you like it.

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Foosball Pro Project

New project, now for something completely different … as I like: D
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The table football, as the arcade and pinball were part of my childhood, adolescence and continue to be part of my life. After all who doesn’t like a good game of table football?

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It seems complicated to start modernizing this, but in my opinion, there is always room for an upgrade. Hence the idea to add to the traditional table football an LCD display that shows the score, goals animations and even promotional videos when no one is playing.

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The system was developed entirely on Android and Arduino. An app was made for the android system that monitors currency inflows, marking goals and then generates the corresponding animations.
The entire development of the project software was once again, done by Overflow Interactive, which also developed the RiftCycles.

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When a goal is scored, besides and animation in the LCD an animation is also generated on the inner side leds, with the corresponding color of the team who scored. Ex: a goal from Benfica (red outfit) – Leds Red. A goal from Sporting (green outfit) – Leds Green.
This concept of table football with lighting, is not exactly new, but to make it a bit more challenging, I´ve created a controller board for these led animations.

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I leave you with the photos and the video of the final product and a special thanks to OOZ Labs for the precious help.

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