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    cyberpez
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    I was/am stalled out for a bit on KK and decided to try and check something off my bucket list.

     

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/steve-zissou-pinball

     

    I’ve had this on the radar for as long as its probably existed.  but I’d only found 3 or 4 pics with low resolution and weird angles..  I started with just a basic redraw of the playfield and started to convert Loserman’s Tiger table. (guys a wizard)  I’d planned on just keeping it for myself, but then it started to not turn out all that bad…  so…  wip

    I did finally find one better picture so I could do a little better job redrawing the fish.  I’m taking a few liberties, but until better pics show up I don’t think anyone would notice.

    Not sure how elaborate I’ll get with this, but it’s coming together pretty quick.  Anyone have any idea how the ball through works with the window in the apron?  that’s something I would not mind getting to visually work.

    I did get an ok picture of the backglass I was able to clean up.  In the movie it looks to just be .. generally lit up…  maybe someone with some backglass skills can come in and make that shine.

     

    Zissou1      Zissou Backglass

     

    Anyone have any ideas on the PF font?  or something close?

     

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    #199409
    bord
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    #199425
    JR
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    I think L-man’s HI-Lo table has that apron feature! https://vpinball.com/VPBdownloads/hi-lo-gottlieb-1969/

    This looks fascinating!!  I love aqua themed tables.  Looking forward to this!

    #199635
    JR
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    … even though I was a huge childhood fan of Cousteau, quote Bill Murray lines almost daily, and love some of Wes’s films, I’ve avoided this one.  But I didn’t know Wes had a custom pin made.  Will have to track it down.

    #199640
    bord
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    @jfr1, Life Aquatic might be my favorite Wes Anderson film and that is saying something. Definitely him at his most French New Wave.

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    #199943
    Loserman76
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    Yep – Hi-Lo is one of the tables I did that included that type of apron. It’s a feature on some Italian clones to get around their laws surrounding pinball, free games, and free balls. Instead of giving you a free ball at the shooter, it launched the ball from there when you earned one thus circumventing the laws and making it legal-ish.

    #200527
    cyberpez
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    I think I actually hacked in the extra ball bit under the apron.  Anyone else want to give this a few plays to see if I broke anything?  Seemed ok after a few games.

     

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/iqxws57p3o92xw3/AADF8BmYpi_7egMMoLzr00sSa?dl=0

     

    Yeah Life Aquatic if my favorite also.  Check out the Studio Sessions if you have not yet.

     

    https://www.discogs.com/Seu-Jorge-The-Life-Aquatic-Studio-Sessions/master/109409

     

    We have also been watching Fantastic Mr. Fox quite a bit lately and its really grown on me.

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    #200547
    JR
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    This is brilliant.  Just ran through a dozen games and to my untrained eye she’s playing perfect.  Had to cheat to check the bonus apron feature out but it’s working on my end!  That kick-back saucer under the apron and L-mans explanation for why it was created is fascinating.  Love how you have the saucer  visible.  Sorry you took a break from KK but glad this table happened while you were ‘taking a break.’   Think I’ll crank up John Denver’s Calypso while playing!

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    #200550
    JR
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    Ha!  I just earned a legit kick-back, but had my right flipper up when the ball shot out and it boinked it back down the drain.  Lesson learned.  Fun stuff.

    #200562
    Thalamus
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    Had to download and watch the film when I saw bords post. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to see what you’ve come up with here CP – with beers, after work, today.  :yahoo:

    #200572
    makmak
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    way cool! looks and plays brilliant!

    #205221
    dielated
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    @dielated

    Love it! Just added a soundtrack of life aquatic songs to make it perfect ;)

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