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Oliver Whales Interspace

Postby boilerman » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:21 am

I am new to the penny machines and picked up an allwin "Interspace".
The backflash has some issues. My question is, what is it made of and what is the thickness? I have seen a few of the plain ones for sale in the UK (I am in the US). I would like to reproduce the artwork and reprint it on the correct stock.
Any other hints for a beginner?


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Re: Oliver Whales Interspace

Postby treefrog » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:09 pm

Welcome to the forum and the Interspace is a very collectible Oliver Whales machine.

Common issue on all OW machines - the plastic backflash and some people have scanned, printed and covered in a plastic clear finish to protect... The other question is how bad the backflash is, as it is always preferable to retain the original if restorable... A few people have mentioned such by removing the backflash and putting between two glass sheets and carefully applying heat to make pliable and return the shape. See the latest success from our well known partner master restorer in Aus on his Double Six, where he explains how he has done this: ... 3&start=10

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Re: Oliver Whales Interspace

Postby pennymachines » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:13 am

boilerman wrote:what is it made of and what is the thickness?
The graphics are reverse screen-printed on, I think, cellulose acetate (the traditional base of movie safety film). If reproducing it, to avoid future problems with heat distortion, I'd use acrylic or the more scratch-resistant UV-stabilized polycarbonate. The thickness is 0.5mm.

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Re: Oliver Whales Interspace

Postby gameswat » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:11 pm

Guessing this is the machine in question, was listed last week in the US on some sites. Looks pretty decent and I think I'd restore rather than replace to keep as much originality as possible. You'll want to flatten anyway if you plan to scan or photograph to copy. Worth taking photos before each process in case anything goes bad so you have a backup. Sometimes the paint can flake off the back when flattening. I find scanning doesn't work well due to the reflection from the glossy plastic, so you can try using a spray on matt finish to stop that and has worked for me. Though I prefer to photograph as I can angle the light sources to cut down reflections. Good luck.

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Oliver Whales machine Ive not seen before

Postby coppinpr » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:20 pm

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Allwins not really my thing so perhaps this is commonplace but was wondering if this machine is rare. Rather nice in my view, also a photo of a six sided console that looks too good to be old.
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inter space.jpg

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Re: Oliver Whales machine Ive not seen before

Postby mr merrivale » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:30 pm

This giant oliver whales is quite rare, more so than the very popular Strike Em giant allwin.
I have put both of these fine ex samples in my Great Yarmouth arcade this season for all to come and play.

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