So I finally received some new Mimeo boards and decided to do some experimentation before I begin sales of the boards.
One of the things about most replicas is how new they look. You can build a beautiful reproduction using date correct parts, but too often it all looks too clean and neat. Another problem is that you have a shiny new board and scavenged date correct parts.
Here is an aged board
and a comparison
When I was working on Scelbi reproduction boards, I spent a lot of time experimenting on how to make them look old as in 1973/74 old to match the components being put on them. The Scelbi boards are much smaller than the Apple-1/Mimeo, so I couldn't just do a Mimeo the exact same way...
I've documented the process here
Disclaimer: If you try this yourself at home, I take no responsibility for damage or injury so please use common sense.