2010 REPRODUCTION PLAYFIELD
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Artwork by PAUL FARIS, Original Bally factory films
Special thanks to Gene & Kim at Illinois PinBall

 

So why did these happen?  We had some CNC downtime after the Playboy playfields were completed, and we were basically out of wood.
All we had left was a small pile of Bally-sized gameboards - not nearly enough to do a full run of playfields.  We were waiting for our
new load of gameboard wood - namely the Flight 2000 wood, which was our next playfield in line.  We discovered we had enough leftover
Centaur insert sets (from 2005), combined with extra Flight 2000 deep blue inserts on hand, to produce a small number (in the teens, folks)
of Centaur playfields.  We also needed to replace the archive Centaur playfields that since 2005 had been sold or given away as
prizes, favors to show supporters or art team members.  Plus - several art team members had begged if we ever got to whip off a
few more Centaurs, they would be interested in them.

So it began - the mission to perform a small INTERNAL re-run of Centaurs (no public, no preorders) to satisfy these needs.
Once the archive playfields were replaced (the ones that aren't supposed to be sold), and the applicable art team members got theirs,
the remaining playfields would be brought public and made available to the entire hobby.  So here we are !














SO WHY ARE THERE THREE "VERSIONS" ???

Some people prefer original production style, some (including myself) prefer the prototype print, and the white versions were happenstance -
simply made because the wood was fairly ugly - so why not make a cool version?  Explanations of differences are below:

STANDARD VERSION - A straight-up Centaur print, just as you'd see in any production game.

PROTOTYPE VERSION - The "Orb Release Tunnel" text is red.  Simple as that.  This is on the original Bally films, but was later
covered up for production printing, leaving Orb Release Tunnel as plain white.  We simply didn't cover the red for these ones.

WHITE TOP VERSION - since this was leftover gameboard stock, some of the maple veneers were not the best in appearance.
We decided it would be cool to mask the ENTIRE SURFACE in white silkscreen enamel, so the black artwork "floats" in infinity white,
right to the edges.  The shooter groove and Orb release flap area are also completely white to match.  Any place there would be
bare wood lips (around bulb holes, drop target openings, etc) are also clean white.  "Orb Release Tunnel" is red.
Everything is under clearcoat, of course.  If you decide on one of these, you'll have one of only THREE made - ever.


See photos below to show version differences



STANDARD VERSION - Front


ALL VERSIONS - Back


























Deep "Noxema-bottle" blues








STANDARD VERSION  "Orb Release Tunnel"




PROTOTYPE VERSION


PROTOTYPE VERSION  "Orb Release Tunnel"




PROTOTYPE VERSION - Front


WHITE TOP VERSION






Amazingly cool










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