Enders Benzin-Baby 9063 Restoration

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    Restoring a Enders Benzin-Baby 9063.

    First phase of the project will focus on reproducing the artwork (for personal use).

    Baseline.

    1395199364-2.jpg

    As you can see the background contains much noise and apparently the color screens were not registered when the artwork was printed. Hence the top left edge of the stove tin in blue and the red flame printed over it.

    Cleaned up and with the colors registered.

    1395199397-3.jpg

    More detail work to complete and registration marks to add but much better then the baseline. No decal for this Baby. When ready it will receive a screen print.

    So the colors must be separated.

    Red
    1395199374-1.jpg

    Blue
    1395199383-4.jpg

    Comments welcome.

    Craig
     
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    very nice. I suspect though that the petrol gas stove should not fade at the right
     
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    The images are purposely reduced quality.

    The transparencies for each color are actually printed in black.
     
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    as transparencies silk screening shouldnt they be negatives?
     
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    Nice artwork restoration !!!

    Lu
     
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    The color channels are printed (in black) on clear transparency sheet to create the positives.

    Red Channel
    1395245908-redchannel.jpg

    Blue Channel
    1395245918-bluechannel.jpg

    Once the positives are made the transfer process to a screen will produce the negative.
     
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    The artwork for the tank is stamped. No printing is required.

    1395355238-tank.jpg

    The tank, tin, and lid will be bead blasted before receiving a heat resistant powder coat.

    More to follow as the project gains traction.
     
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    looks like you're doing good work
     
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    Starting working on the detail work. Three pictures below; first is as photographed, second is roughed in, and third shows detail improvements. The detail is razor sharp when printed at actual size.

    1395612417-enders_Resized.jpg

    All work is done in-house.

    Detail work on the flag is next.
     
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    Great project, watching with interest.
     
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    Here is the flag.

    It seems the artwork was hand drawn. I am unable to identify any fonts (by automated or manual means) which match the enders script logo. I considered creating a custom font set but that will take more work than the returned value. So, all text will be manually restored.

    Note the "E" in the flag insignia is not the same "E" in the "Enders" script blue channels. And the "Enders" script in the red channel does not match the smaller "Enders" in the blue channel. However, in this project the two elements are the same. The smaller "E" in the flag insignia will be maintained.

    1395693169-endersflag.jpg

    Work on the red flame is next.
     
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    Flame shot. 8)

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    I have to admit that this is all looking good.
    Meticulous attention to detail.
    I am looking forward to the further updates.
     
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    Trevor - Thanks.

    Detail of the fuel tank

    1395851301-enders-tank-quietstove.com_Resized.jpg
     
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    Some additional detail...

    "Original" in the red channel

    1395896277-enders-original-quietstove.com.jpg

    For the smaller text in blue; The leading is inconsistent and its horizontal path is visibly skewed. Recreating the characters will not "correct" these issues so I decided to go with an existing font face. This is not necessarily a defect but rather an artifact of hand drawn art.

    1395896399-enders-petrol-quietstove.com.jpg

    A few more elements on the art work to complete. The next phase will be to remove the spring steel bar from the inside of the lid. It appears to be held in place with aluminum pins which should be relative easy to recreate. Rather than bead blasting the tin as planned soda blasting will be utilized.
     
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    The small blue text is hard to reproduce like it is on the tin.
    I am sure that the text was meant to be lined up as a single line of text as you have done.

    The font you have chosen is very close to the original.
    Your 'E' has the three equal length horizontals and your 'L' has a short foot.

    It is a shame that your font does not have a perfectly circular 'O' and circular 'G'.
    Also the original 'T' has a short top.

    I played around with a font today and came up with this:

    1395927714-Font.jpg

    This is not perfect of course. Some of the kerning on "STOVE' could be changed, and the letter 'S' could be improved.

    However, on your finished tin, no one will be comparing such a small feature with the original.
     
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    Hi Trevor,

    I like the font you selected; What is the name?

    Craig
     
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    Hello Craig

    I looked at a library of free fonts and found 'Quicksand' Here.
    I used only the Bold part of the font set.

    It has the circular 'O' and nearly circular 'G'.
    I used a free font editor and adjusted the letters E, L, S, T and G.

    If you wish, I can send you the font file with the adjusted letters. Just PM me.
     
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    Updated with Trevor's modified Quicksand font.

    1396153734-enders-fogao-text-quietstove.com.jpg

    It is undecided at this point if the blue text will match the existing variable per-letter kerning or go if a fixed kerning across the entire element will be selected. This issue is either restore as close as possible or adding an improvement to this element.

    Any thoughts on this subject?

    Thanks,

    Craig
     
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    How much of the variation is old age and how much manufacturing quirk? A restoration of the level you're doing should have the old age fixed but the manufacturing quirks should stay. Printing methods and materials have changed a lot over the years.