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Aladdin homemade TOTAN


By pinballwil

9 months ago



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#51 4 months ago

This is just amazing. Following!

Chris

#52 4 months ago

Robin Williams will always be my genie

#53 4 months ago

Playfield graphics are gold now
and send to the repro shop.
Here some ultra close ups.

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#54 4 months ago

Looks great so far. Can’t wait to see the next.
I don’t see the cages, those was working with opto, did you not use those ?
Also the left wire make switch work with the ramp caught with the magnet. Did you add 3 magnets as there was?

#55 4 months ago
Quoted from noitbe1:

Looks great so far. Can’t wait to see the next.
I don’t see the cages, those was working with opto, did you not use those ?
Also the left wire make switch work with the ramp caught with the magnet. Did you add 3 magnets as there was?

Thanks,
The opto's for the cages are in the outlanes.
So i dont need the cages.
If the bal hits the outlane it trigers the event. And when it hits the outlane switch you get a new bal in the shooterlane.
If the bal bounces back in the inlane or playfield nothing happens.

I don't use the third ramp and magnet.
I switch it of in the software.
The ramps in the original are beautiful but i like more playfield time instead of airtime.
I like fast machines, but that is a choice.

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#56 4 months ago

Looks awesome! Could you tell me a bit about what you're getting the playfield graphics printed on so I know what to look for when I do mine?

#57 4 months ago

Love this thread, quite the talent!

#58 4 months ago
Quoted from matthies:

Looks awesome! Could you tell me a bit about what you're getting the playfield graphics printed on so I know what to look for when I do mine?

Shure.
First i apply a full color Sticker, white vinyl with high gloss laminate finish to protect the inkt.
(all inserts flares and tekst are printed on the sticker).

second i burnout all the holes with a soldier iron after apply.

Third i apply a special epoxy mix (not to hard) to flattened the handmade playfield and give it a factory shine.

Last i put on a polycarbonaat mylar for protection.
This is how i do it because you can do it at home by yourself alone and is easy and cheap.
The biggest problem is that you have to find someone that has a very powerfull computer to shift all graphics can draw a little bit and have great photoshop skills. Or pay 2k+ to design your playfield, cabinet and translite and plastics graphics.
Thats why most homebrew have no/simple graphics.
But that is not a problem if i look at your kraken pinball

#59 4 months ago

was wondering this myself, where do you have the vinyl "sticker " printed?

#60 4 months ago

Thanks for the details. The first pin I made I found someone who could print white on clear vinyl. I didn't put anything over the top of it so it didn't have the mirror finish like your does.
I definitely want to try what you have done for my current project as it looks awesome.

So you coat the vinyl with epoxy after sticking it to the playfield. Did you have to find a specific type of epoxy so the vinyl doesn't react with it?

What do I need to look for in getting a mylar sheet. Does it have a self-adhesive on the back or do you stick in on in another way?

Sorry for all the questions, I just really like the results you have achieved!

#61 4 months ago

Matthies,
So you coat the vinyl with epoxy after sticking it to the playfield. Did you have to find a specific type of epoxy so the vinyl doesn't react with it?

Epoxy does not react to the sticker.
It won't hold you can peel it off as a plastic plate.there for i use gloss finish when order a sticker.
On Starwars i use glas epoxy 100:48 hardner instead of 100:66 medieval castle (to hard it cracks) i will do MC again after this project.
Brouwse through the Medieval castle tread for more info how to do the playfield.Look out for drilling holes after the epoxy you can lift the epoxy plate en get air between the graphics and epoxy that doesn't look nice. total cost for the playfield inserts sticker epoxy and protector 130 dollar. Or you can order a "real" playfield for 10 times the price. Sorry for my crappy english.

#62 4 months ago
Quoted from pinballjj:

was wondering this myself, where do you have the vinyl "sticker " printed?

Every printshop in the world can do this.
White vinyl sticker hi gloss laminaat finish.
Same sticker you put on the cabinet.

#63 4 months ago

Please finish this so we can see it. It looks great.

#64 4 months ago
Quoted from zr11990:

Please finish this so we can see it. It looks great.

Thanks, do my best but it going to take some extra time.
I still have to make the genie and skillshot ramp and also have to find some parts like a droptarget unit with down function.
Its hard to find here.
Maybe end 2020 it wil be finished.

#65 4 months ago

Today applied the graphics on the playfield.
Next job the epoxy.
To make it flat and shine.

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#66 4 months ago

Looks great! Could you share a photo of the epoxy you use or how you apply it when you do it?

#67 4 months ago
Quoted from matthies:

Looks great! Could you share a photo of the epoxy you use or how you apply it when you do it?

Yes no problem, next month i tell you what to do.
And show a picture.

#68 4 months ago

Fitted some loose parts for how it looks.
Still lot of work to do.
till next month.

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#69 4 months ago

This is how i make my homebrew playfield flat and shine.

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#70 4 months ago

Started following this thread at the right time. I love this design and the graphics are so beautiful. To put it mildly - you and your wife are creative geniuses.

#71 4 months ago

what amazes me the most is how how a private individual whose full time career is not manufacturing pinball machines can do so much in a little time!
again very impressive!

#72 4 months ago

That video was very helpful. Thank you very much for sharing your process.

#73 4 months ago

A 0.75 mm custom playfield protector wil make the playfield (crack proof) lasting.

#74 4 months ago
Quoted from pinballwil:

This is how i make my homebrew playfield flat and shine.
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Thanks a lot for the video, very impressive. The playfield looks fantastic.

#75 4 months ago

Oeps double post.

#76 4 months ago

Thanks for all the nice words.
Now i have to make the playfield protector 0.75 mm and the megs.
Tomorrow i post a picture from the finished bare playfield.
And i take some time off now.
ill be back when its spring.

#77 4 months ago
Quoted from pinballwil:

Thanks for all the nice words.
Now i have to make the playfield protector 0.75 mm and the megs.
Tomorrow i post a picture from the finished bare playfield.
And i take some time off now.
ill be back when its spring.

We all need time off then go back at it in the spring ,great work bud take care

#78 4 months ago

Playfield is dust dry now.
Thanks for watching se you all back March/April.

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#79 4 months ago

Just stumbled on this thread...wow, this is gonna be cool! Following.

#80 4 months ago
Quoted from ChipScott:

.wow, this is gonna be cool! Following.

....in the spring

#81 4 months ago

Great looking PF there see u in the spring

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#82 3 months ago
Quoted from Williampinball:

Great looking PF there see u in the spring

thanks everyone, not yet spring but after 3 weeks doing nothing i have some new pinball energy
So i made a anti dimple protector from 1,5mm macrolon (polycarbonate).

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#83 3 months ago

Plastics are ready.
now i'am working on the skillshot.
Its different than the original but it will have all three choices. First 2 are eddy switches and the third a wiregate at the end of the mini playfield.
When completed next thing is the Genie multiball hatch.
After that the Genie himself.
So enough time to spend next few weeks.
Thanks for watching.

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#84 3 months ago

Just discovered this — solid work, I love it!! I have a question about graphics — what program is your wife using and is that all custom drawn from scratch or modifying some textures or existing stuff as well? What resolution does it need to be to get a good print?

#85 3 months ago

Shure,
We used movie shots (see picture) modified with use of photoshop.
Some hand drawing bits (inserts and effects and other things).
Some clipart and existing modified textures.
15000x5000 resolution, 300dpi, 1,9 gig data.
print size 295 mb.
1000+ layers.
Amd treadripper 1920x, 64 gig ram and rtx 2070 graphicard and a big wacom pencil computer.
And a artist who now what to do (my wife).
You don't want dark washed out colors after printing.
This is how my playfield is made.
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#86 3 months ago

Dang that’s some crazy resolution and computer!! Thanks for sharing!! Trying to figure out if an art package is something I could ever hope to take on for my project or better to try to work with someone ..

#87 3 months ago
Quoted from Mbecker:

Dang that’s some crazy resolution and computer!! Thanks for sharing!! Trying to figure out if an art package is something I could ever hope to take on for my project or better to try to work with someone ..

Yes I am lucky to have my wife.
So together we can do almost everything.
We have a sound studio as well so we can do a lot.
She can program my machine as well but she don't want to do that (to mutch time).
So thats why i make complete new designs for remakes, i can't program.
My Medieval madness clone don't use MM parts, all megs are designed myself.
I'am more a designer/producer that knows what i want and she makes it for me. Iam very lucky

You can do it with less hardware.
That can look great to.
Some handyman with a computer and some internet clipart can do great things instead of a whitewood.

2 weeks later
#88 3 months ago

Today I am working on the Genie hatch.
And a cutout in the protector for that hatch.

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#89 3 months ago

Ready... this was the hardest part to make.
With sticker and protector.
almost invisible when closed.
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#90 3 months ago
Quoted from pinballwil:

Ready... this was the hardest part to make.
With sticker and protector.
almost invisible when closed.
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That’s magic...

#91 3 months ago
Quoted from noitbe1:

That’s magic...

Thanks, still long way to go.

#92 3 months ago

Keep up the great work!

#93 3 months ago

Working on the ORBS.
Its very hard to get them working at both sides with a normal playfield pitch.
Took me a hole day to make them work propper.

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#94 3 months ago

Also finished the center ramp.

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#95 3 months ago

Started working on the GENIE meg.

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#96 79 days ago

Working on some metal part's like the slides and hinges.
Cutout the Data east apron to fit a wpc95 sort off playfield.
Assemble some megs and welding the subway.
There's not mutch else to do when you stay home because of the corona virus.

Take care the virus will be alive for 3 days on metal and plastic so use rubber gloves when shopping.

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#97 78 days ago

My wife is working on some plastics.

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#98 78 days ago

Plastics look great.

#99 78 days ago
Quoted from pinballwil:

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Looks great !

#100 78 days ago

Do you ever put your own faces in the playfield art as an homage to yourself ? Kinda like the Phantom of the Operas backglass girl was the daughter of one the designers ?

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