Shop Time

I had some time to work on the final paint removal for Star Trek. I had one more bit of Bondo to do on Start Trek, so I also started the Gyruss corner rebuild.

I am getting my new compressor lined up and repairing the vent motor for the paint booth. I might not be choking on fumes when I paint Star Trek.

Gyruss DE Run

It was a long trip for a small haul. I fetched Gyruss from Tim for restoration and shipping to Germany. Long list of fixes for this project before the container sails. I am not sure I can get them all done.

Restoration Log: Germany Gyruss

Dig Dug Pictures

Finally got the final state picture of Dig Dug up on the album.

Photos: Final State


After months of reconstructive surgery, Dig Dug is ready for sale. This one was full of surprises. The good board was missing a chip, the bad board was just bad but had the chip needed for the “good” board. The control panel side needed repair. The bottoms were swollen and flaking away. I thought the paint needed some touching, more like restencilling.

All the bondo and putty work combined with the swelling to make the T channel useless. It would be fair to say we rebuilt 25% of the channel with the router and a channel bit. New molding looks great though.

Added bottom rails to relieve the stress on the flaky bottom. Strengthen bonds on the the bottom panels to improve the overall strength of the cabinet.

Restoration Log: Dig Dug
Photos: Dig Dug

Dug Digs!

After buying a working board that was not working I was frustrated. David looked closely while packing the board to ship out when he noticed missing pins on two chips! We swapped those chips with another board and Dig Dug Is digging again.


Ms. Pac-Man was delivered to a crowd of kids who played for hours. Happy new home!

Ms. Pac-Man

Picked up a Ms. Pac-Man today. Working, nice condition artwork-wise. I plan to improve reliability and artwork where I can.