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** CFTBL - Snackbar Mod v4 **


By swinks

4 months ago



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#1 4 months ago

Latest news - I have been quietly developing and now have completed the proto Snackbar Mod v4, which turned out nicely with the new magnetic lockdown feature and also with improved top lighting. Edit - All 12 spots being made have already been allocated (as of 14-11-19 8.20am Aus Time) and not sure when a second batch will be started - see how the guys like v4 first.

The lighting, decal and outer look is 98% the same, EXCEPT there is now no lock in screw on the front anymore and the other photo shows the lighting feature "on" now lighting up the top nicely. The mod is held down with magnets and makes for an easy process to remove to service / clean etc. Big thanks to J_M_ (for being my best customer as he has already bought every version of Snackbar - big Thank You) for the comment a while back as it spurred me on to develop this new concept. Yes I could of just done a batch of v3's but I can't help improving designs but this v4 is now the final version (not doing a v5) and will be ordering all the tops & lighting over the next 24hrs. All the light blades, signage, decals, and plates have already arrived are already in stock.

I also now finally have my website up and running which has a heap of creature parts / mods as well as many other things and will be posting the new manual there soon in the RESOURCE section.

https://swinks.com.au/

Mod Prices

Option 1
Snackbar Mod v4a - $340AUD + Postage
- has Pinball Haus 9 led strip in the snackbar top for the neon - dark blue
- has Comet Pinball led strip in the sign - purple
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Option 2
Snackbar Mod v4a - $340AUD + Postage
- has Pinball Haus 9 led strip in the snackbar top for the neon - purple
- has Comet Pinball led strip in the sign - ice blue
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Option 3
Snackbar Mod v4b - $350AUD + Postage
- has Comet Pinball led strip in behind the neon tubes - ice blue
- has Comet Pinball led strip in the sign - purple
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Option 4
Snackbar Mod v4c - $390AUD + Postage + you need to source your own Powertap (approx $17.50 USD + postage)
http://www.kimballspinballs.com/dk-pinball/
- has the 5vdc power lead from the mod to the backbox, mini controller and 9 led RGB strip with a mode already stored in the unit ready for plug and play.
- has Comet Pinball led strip in the sign - purple
it is hard to capture the cool effect of this version so check out the video

I am not taking any more people at this point, sorry.
"The lists are closed at this point of time"
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The older versions threads are linked here just so new people know this isn't a new thing rather a refined design.

Snackbar Mod Version 1
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/creature-cftbl-retro-building-neon-mod

Snackbar Mod Version 2
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/cftbl-creature-snackbar-mod-v20

Snackbar Mod Version 3
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/cftbl-snackbar-mod-v3-2018

#2 4 months ago

Also for anyone that buys a Snackbar v4 and posts / sends me the best photo of the mod installed that the makes the mod look awesome in which I can use on my website will get a free short sleeve t-shirt posted to them in the design, colour and size of there choice from my website. Shirt design can be found under the Surfing and Pinball drop downs on the website.

Why, because I am struggling to get a decent photo and want to have at the front and centre of the website - similar to the one currently there from a previous design, which is a awesome photo (- which I need to track that pinsider down and offer them a shirt as well).

#3 4 months ago

I don't have v4, but do have v3. See pictures, not sure if this helps.....Mike

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#4 4 months ago

thanks Mike, much appreciated and much sharper than my photos.

At this stage I am offering the comp to the future v4 owners once they get them, but I think might run another Christmas type comp very soon - so keep an eye out and enter on that thread for the fun of it - and I can share some Christmas Spirit.

#5 4 months ago

Love my v3 - can't go wrong with this mod - v4 looks pretty nice!

#6 4 months ago

Just when you think it can’t get any better ...

#7 4 months ago

Made a minor change to the tops for wires to pass through as an option for the top lighting and ordered the 12 tops and I should get them by the end of November all going well and then will get into painting.

2 weeks later
#8 4 months ago

I am experimenting with a new lighting effect for the snackbar neon section. All going well people with v2, v3 and v4 can upgrade to what I am calling the TOLT Lighting Kit into your game though still have to test in a mod but the concept works and this truely allows everyone to customise their snackbar.

#9 4 months ago

That will be super cool to put in the snack bar mod. Looking forward to seeing it in action.

#10 4 months ago

I’m in. PM sent.

#11 4 months ago

Good News and Bad News

Good News - I have taken photos with the different lighting and had to dummy fit the RGB lighting and man it looks nice.

Bad News - The RGB will not power off the GI as the GI is AC and I need DC. Any one know of a easy accessible 5-6 vdc under the playfield ? that is always on to tap into as trying to avoid going into the backbox as want a easy plug and play.

#12 4 months ago

Well after hunting through my spares I found a new power tap to get 5vdc for the RGB lighting from Kimball's Pinball (DK Custom Pinball brand)

http://www.kimballspinballs.com/dk-pinball/

and got a chance to add the RGB lighting effect to the Neon in the Snackbar Mod v4 which as a concept looks awesome. The downside is I wanted to keep it simpler with just connecting to playfield lighting socket but no such luck as all GI and lights that stay on for a while are 5vac and all flashing lights are 6.3vdc unless I missed something.

For the v4 mod I will have to work out a price for this lighting option and there is no reason why the guys with a Snackbar v2 & v3 could add this to their game as well - I will create a small manual soon.

#13 3 months ago

I have updated the 1st post with prices & pictures and updated the list, and the list is now officially closed at this stage and anyone in the reserve list will be bumped up to the wait list if people bail.

I have messaged all the wait list people to decide on their option (by the end of this weekend) and ask for their commitment.

I am hoping to have this batch painted and ready to send out before Christmas all going well but sadly you will not get them before Christmas - sorry.

Painting will take a little bit of time as I start a new job next week and we have been experiencing extreme fires, smoke and floating ash for 3 weeks now and I want to make sure the mods are good for you all.

#14 3 months ago

Good news - the tops have arrived and one person dropped off the list and a reserve moved up into the now able to get a mod with one reserve still hoping.

This weekend I hope to tap holes and paint the units 2 coats of undercoat (both top and bottom).

From there after work this week I hope to paint some colour on to these but weather dependent as we have so much floating ash at the moment from all the bush fires and I am starting a new job so just have work with them this week - bare with me.

12 units have arrived and 13th will be coming in a few weeks as I ordered it late due to finding one more plate.

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#15 3 months ago

This is one of the best mods ever. If we still had our Creature this would most certainly be on it.
I hope that if CGC ever remakes this game they contact you and make this standard issue.

#16 3 months ago
Quoted from Arcade:

This is one of the best mods ever. If we still had our Creature this would most certainly be on it.
I hope that if CGC ever remakes this game they contact you and make this standard issue.

thanks for the kind comments

I would be open to making it happen.

1 week later
#17 3 months ago

Snackbar Mod Weekly Update:

this is for 12 units, parts for 13th are still coming from overseas.

Following work completed on just the tops
1. holes tapped
2. 2 x coats undercoat top and bottom
3. 1 x coat of blue on the underside
4. 12 x signs assembled

Work to do on just the tops
4. 2-3 coats of blue on the top side (all going well over the next week)
5. 5 day curing time
6. snackbar top decal assembly
7. lighting assembly

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As for parts for the whole project in stock:
SS Plates - in stock
Hardware (bolts and allen keys) - in stock
Decals - in stock
Packaging (boexes and clip lock bags - in stock
Magnets - 1/2 in stock
Lighting strips - Pinball Haus & Comet - in stock
Plugs, wiring, pins for RGB power leads - in stock
Paint - in stock (and should have enough)

As for parts for project waiting on:
Magnets - 1/2 waiting to arrive
Lighting strips - RGB - waiting to arrive
RGB Mini Controller - waiting to arrive
Molex Crimper tool - waiting to arrive

#18 3 months ago

FUN FACT

Paint, boxes, clip lock bags aside, there are alot of parts to stock to build one mod, and time to locate and purchase these:

Option 1 & 2 Pinball Haus & Comet Lighting - 42 parts
Option 3 - Comet Lighting - 42 parts
Option 4 - Comet and RGB - 46 parts

So currently 2 people still have not responded so it is assumed they are happy with the Option 1,2 & 3. Therefore what is being made is

Option 1 - 1 person
Option 2 - 1 person
Option 3 - 4 people
Option 4 - 6 people
& 1 person still need to select from Option 1,2 or 3 when it comes to payment

So in total not including packaging, paint there is 570 parts to build one batch of mods of 13 units.

#19 3 months ago
Quoted from swinks:

Snackbar Mod Weekly Update:
this is for 12 units, parts for 13th are still coming from overseas.
Following work completed on just the tops
1. holes tapped
2. 2 x coats undercoat top and bottom
3. 1 x coat of blue on the underside
4. 12 x signs assembled
Work to do on just the tops
4. 2-3 coats of blue on the top side (all going well over the next week)
5. 5 day curing time
6. snackbar top decal assembly
7. lighting assembly
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As for parts for the whole project in stock:
SS Plates - in stock
Hardware (bolts and allen keys) - in stock
Decals - in stock
Packaging (boexes and clip lock bags - in stock
Magnets - 1/2 in stock
Lighting strips - Pinball Haus & Comet - in stock
Plugs, wiring, pins for RGB power leads - in stock
Paint - in stock (and should have enough)
As for parts for project waiting on:
Magnets - 1/2 waiting to arrive
Lighting strips - RGB - waiting to arrive
RGB Mini Controller - waiting to arrive
Molex Crimper tool - waiting to arrive

Which one is mine?!!!

Call me crazy, but I’ve purchased all four versions!

#20 3 months ago
Quoted from Toucanf16:

Which one is mine?!!!
Call me crazy, but I’ve purchased all four versions!

one of them .....

1 week later
#21 3 months ago

Christmas / Boxing Day Update

Done
- all the tops are painted and curing
- all parts have arrived

To Do
- decals go on in a day or 2 (after curing)
- making up a new wiring cable for my game for the 5vdc to check everything
- complete the manual
- finish all wire looms

I will have to do things a little different this time and ask for people to pay and then I install the lighting in the top as I don't want to waste the led strips for change of mind though will not have enough rgb strips as limited. So expect a message around this weekend and where possible pay before New Years Day so I can pack / post before I go back to work on the 2nd Jan.

Merry Christmas and hope you have had a awesome Christmas

#22 3 months ago

update - 28-12-19

Payment requests sent out to first 12 people and you have a week to pay otherwise will be offered to the next people itching to get one. On payment I can then finish the lighting in each mod given I gave so many options .....mmmm

the 13th mod had print issues from iMaterialise so being remade so a delay on that one - sorry.

#23 3 months ago

I want one!!! Awesome job!

#24 3 months ago

downloadable manual of the Snackbar V4 explaining the installation and RGB LED feature.

For those getting the RGB option you can now source your Power Tap and download the software to your phone to allow you to customise the neon colours when your mod comes.

The manual is also available via my website on the resource/ mod manual page
https://swinks.com.au/mod-manuals

CFTBL Snackbar Mod v4.0 - Manual rev1.pdf
#25 3 months ago

Also for those getting the mod I will have a fun competition of who ever posts the best photo of the Snackbar Mod v4 installed in your game before the end of Feb 2020 will be in the running for a free t-shirt sent to you for free. I will choose my favourite and use the image on my website.

#27 3 months ago
Quoted from drfrightner:

How do you order one?

list is closed, sorry

pm sent on a few leads

#28 3 months ago

8 of the first 12 units packed and mailed off today 30-12-19

1 week later
#29 85 days ago

If anyone is upgrading and wants to sell their older version, I’m looking for one, shoot me a PM

#30 83 days ago

11 units have departed and 1 US mod delivered today and 8 more all going to be delivered in the next few days.

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#31 76 days ago

Recieved my snack bar mod today and couldn't wait to install it. Looks awesome adds a really nice touch to the game.
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#32 76 days ago
Quoted from NarcGN:

Recieved my snack bar mod today and couldn't wait to install it. Looks awesome adds a really nice touch to the game.
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Great to hear and glad you like it.

Thanks for posting the pictures - looks awesome especially the last ones - has a nice mood about them.

Remember to everyone there is a photo comp for the v4's best one gets a free t-shirt - you pick the design and colour shirt and I will cover purchase and postage.

#33 74 days ago

Just checked the tracking and all Aussie and USA ones have been delivered with only one going to Germany at the Germany Airport and one US one leaving on Monday.

Don't forget the photo competition in which the I will definitely give a t-shirt away.

1 week later
#34 64 days ago

received mine about a week ago. very impressed with the quality of the mod. the fit of the clear 'snackbar' text that nests completely inside of the sign top is incredible. well done mate!

#35 64 days ago

thanks mate, glad you appreciate the quality / design and posted your thoughts

#36 64 days ago

I was surprised at how well this was made!
Perfect fit, well perfect everything.
Really really nice.
I will get some pics up tomorrow.

Thanks Swinks!

#37 64 days ago
Quoted from wolftownjeff:

I was surprised at how well this was made!
Perfect fit, well perfect everything.
Really really nice.
I will get some pics up tomorrow.
Thanks Swinks!

thanks for the review, glad you like it.

I am an mech engineer by trade so I aim for a good fit and design - though perfect is a big call .... but I greatly appreciate that you like the mod and shared, enjoy

#38 64 days ago

actually for those that purchased the rgb version, have you tried the effects out and what option is your preferred.

#39 64 days ago
Quoted from wolftownjeff:

Perfect fit, well perfect everything.
Really really nice.

They do look great in pictures, but the reviews from new owners confirm it. Makes it hard to stay patient while I wait to get my hands on one. All in good time.

#40 64 days ago
Quoted from SolarGarlic:

They do look great in pictures, but the reviews from new owners confirm it. Makes it hard to stay patient while I wait to get my hands on one. All in good time.

Of coarse it looks awesome, Swinks made it! Seriously, he may take his time and you may need to wait in line but what you get is perfect every time.

1 week later
#41 51 days ago

This is a great mod.
Well built, fits perfect and works perfect.

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#42 51 days ago

thanks for the feedback and sharing ,great to hear

#43 51 days ago

I'm still toying with mine. I may swap out both light strips mask off and re-route them to eliminate light bleed and the wires being in the way

1 month later
#44 19 days ago

Update - 13-3-20

All mods have been finally sent out. Also a reminder that I will extend the photo comp to end of April 2020.

Best photo of a Snackbar Mod v4 wins, and that person gets a free regular t-shirt of their choice (size, colour, design) from my website from either my surf or pinball range.

For those that still want a Snackbar Mod, unfortunately I am taking a break for a while and with the dollar taking a dive due to the Coronavirus I will leave it until late in the year where I will do a batch (v5) and release when ready.

I will release a unique alternative Snackbar mod soon.

POST YOUR PICTURES HERE AND SEND ME A MESSAGE OF YOUR SUBMISSION

Thanks for your support

regards Jady / Swinks

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