Today I've picked up my experimental translite for LOTR...
It looks very plain when not illuminated. But, the moment you turn on your machine and the translite is illuminated the hidden inscription shows up very vividly. The edge of the main title is a little bit transparent so that it shines at different angles. The background image is composed of the poster image and there is an Eye of Sauron embedded into it. However you would have to be really stoned to actually see this. Overall I think this is a very successful experiment. In order to achieve this effect the translite had to be printed with multiple layers of paint. This isn't for everyone. But I am sure there are a few people who would appreciate it for what it is. The pictures were taken with the protective foil still on the translate. Normally it is glossy.
Only improvement I could possibly think of would be if it were possible to get the inscription in the ring itself to be invisible when not illuminated and then to be visible when the backlight is on, but even so, that's great - if I had a LoTR, I'd be looking for one of those - definitely!
Picked up my Inder Moonlight yesterday from the legend of pinball rarities (Tobin) this is going to clean up soooo nice. I Will do a proper shop log for it when I get round to working on it as Inder had used some pretty unique mechs and the boards look pretty interesting too. Last new game for me for a long time I think
Today I received a much-needed rejuvenation in my Pin Mojo and set about picking up where I left off (about 2yrs ago now!) with a Twilight Zone tear down. Nice to peel back the playfield protector and see Rod’s happy face again.