Here is another one of our series of dress-up mods for WOZ. The original mount for the ball leaves a bit of design on the table. We spent a lot of time figuring out the easiest and cleanest update to this area. What you're seeing here is a prototype print that came out really bad, but you get the idea. There is a flying monkey designed in to the column base. I will post an update with a painted version soon. It will be finished in a dark bronze which will match the original in the movie closely.
With the upgrade comes a brand new crystal ball. The upgrade to this mount necessitated a different ball mount design. The ball is made from K9 crystal which is an Optical Borosilicate Crown Crystal (Optically Clear) with low inclusions and imperfections used in things like lenses, crystals, photo balls, etc. It's free of imperfections and weighs probably 50% more than the original, much more dense. It's a heavy piece of glass. The ball will be installed on our mount already and all you need to do is swap your screen over, removing just a few screws. I'm working on the polishing process for the cut edge, waiting on some diamond abrasive to be delivered, and then I'll post a picture of the screen in action. I won't make any claims about clarity until then but it will at least look as good as the original, but I suspect somewhat better.
The replacement will include removing a few nuts, unplugging the screen and swapping it over. Probably a 15-20 minute install if you go slow.
Probably won't ship until the end of December but could be sooner.
Crystal Ball Pedestal & Upgraded Ball - Preorder
- Game: Wizard of Oz (JJP)
- Product Code: CRYSTAL-BALL
- Availability: Pre-Order