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ollie h
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Pilwin Restoration

Postby ollie h » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:01 pm

Hi, I have been collecting and restoring machines and vendors for a few years, I have been a regular visitor to this site for years but have never posted.
My latest project is a Bryan’s Pilwin and as you can see from the photos I have a fair bit of work to do. I am missing some of the mech and need to build a new case which is the easy bit for me being a joiner. My main problem at the moment is the back flash - it is beyond repair and I am no good with photo shop etc. So I was wandering whether any of you kind people would happen to have either a decent printable image of the backflash or an actual spare backflash I could buy. Any help would be appreciated and I will try and upload more images as the project progresses.
Many thanks in advance
Ollie.
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Re: Pilwin Restoration

Postby coppinpr » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:46 pm

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Re: Pilwin Restoration

Postby liquorbox » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:36 am

Looks good coppinpr.
All I see different is the button coloring and the word lost missing above the button.

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Re: Pilwin Restoration

Postby coppinpr » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:34 am

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Re: Pilwin Restoration

Postby liquorbox » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:42 pm

!!CHEERS!!

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Re: Pilwin Restoration

Postby tammy » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:36 pm

Hi looking at your original backflash i would have left it as at least you are looking at something original. If you replace as you are it will only be a piece of modern printed paper every time you look at it. On buying an allwin i would turn down a machine if it had a replaced print out. However on a possitive note for those with backflashes too badly gone there is plenty of help in resources, also someone on ebay was selling a disc with various allwin artwork that printed out at right size, this disc had the Pilwin artwork on. Best wishes

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Re: Pilwin Restoration

Postby coppinpr » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:17 pm

Of course its best to keep the original but I think there comes a time when a backflash becomes too far gone to save yet a machine can still have a life with new artwork,looking at the old flash I think this is one of those occasions, by the way ,i wouldnt think you would make it out of paper !PUZZLED!

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Re: Pilwin Restoration

Postby treefrog » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:35 pm

I guess technically it would have been possible to keep as it look like the play field are was still complete and usual, but to many it would be annoying with amount of paint loss.

I have never taken an image to the printers before, how do they match the size, do you just state the dimensions and they do the rest

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Re: Pilwin Restoration

Postby widget2k4 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:40 pm

I really don't see what people's problems are with printed back flashes tbh, at least they are saving the machine, anyone that would rather keep one falling to bits and looking ugly is beyond me, I never can work that out, same as when they say repainting them spoils the history of the machine, well isn't repainting it adding to the history of the machine !PUZZLED!

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Re: Pilwin Restoration

Postby badpenny » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:56 pm

You're right Keith, because the alternative is a heap of junk.
Of course the bottom line would be that an original in good condition has to be preferable.

It's all a matter of priority and preference ...... and depth of pocket.

However I do agree with you, restoring a worthy candidate is better than bonfire burning a lost cause. Especially as you provided me with the template for The Earth Satellite back flash I did a nut and bolt restoration on last year. :tarah:


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