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Attack from Mars [AFM] - martians club


By OlDirty

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#551 9 months ago
Quoted from shovelhed:

Just joined the club! I got a very nice restored gem. My question is it has the bill ung saucer mod, how hard is it to remove them with breaking them to paint my saucers? Anybody do this yet? Any advice appreciated.[quoted image]

They should just pop out from under the saucers. Bit tedious to get back in, bit not the end of the world. Go for it!

#552 9 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

F106 is the 18 volt lamp matrix. You might try pulling J121 and J125 too.
LTG : )

Pulled 125 and got the same result. 121 isn't attached in the first place. Found the pins for 121, but no corresponding connector.

#553 9 months ago

Im looking for the mothership Led board in green. My soldering skills are not the best so I need one done up. Any Idea where to find one?

#554 9 months ago

For those who haven’t seen the Tilt Graphics AFM apron here it is installed. One of the best mods I’ve ever bought

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#555 9 months ago

Is this a decal or magnet apron? It does look great!

#556 9 months ago
Quoted from shovelhed:

Is this a decal or magnet apron? It does look great!

It’s actually a replacement apron that has a decal on it. No slots cut out for the instruction cards or embossed lettering so the decal sits on it smooth

#557 9 months ago

Heres a pic of my topper, its still a work in progress.

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#558 9 months ago
Quoted from shovelhed:

Im looking for the mothership Led board in green. My soldering skills are not the best so I need one done up. Any Idea where to find one?

Have you tried a GozMod? It’s red and green. Not sure if still readily available though....

http://gozmod.gozzled.com/

#559 9 months ago

I picked up a green Led Mothership board. I personally think this is how it should have came from the Factory. Gozmod is very cool though. It was option #2 for me. Thanks for the link.

#560 9 months ago

Gozmods are still available. I just purchased one a few weeks ago.

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#561 9 months ago

Im looking for one replacement martian with red leds, I have one thats no long working. I have know idea who made them. Any help much appreciated.

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#562 9 months ago

Anyone looking for side art decals for their AFM backbox (on the cheap if you have a main cabinet decal to trade), I have a pair of left and right head panels in both matte finish (gen 2) and glossy finish (gen 2+) for sale or I will trade for a single right side main cabinet gen 2+ decal in glossy finish. Listed in the marketplace...

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/81721

#563 9 months ago

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Taking an idea from a friend..... Rigged up a "moon" from a space Invaders vid with a blacklight fixture.

#564 9 months ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

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Taking an idea from a friend..... Rigged up a "moon" from a space Invaders vid with a blacklight fixture.

That’s pretty sweet! I’ve got one of those hanging in my basement... hmmm...

#565 9 months ago
Quoted from tilted81:

That’s pretty sweet! I’ve got one of those hanging in my basement... hmmm...

I just rigged up a base and painted it black.... Took about an hour. Do it!

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#566 9 months ago

Thats a sweet topper. Great idea.

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#567 8 months ago

Not to rain on your parade but it’s Attack From Mars not Attack From the Moon. Wouldn’t it be better to use something like this?

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#568 8 months ago
Quoted from allsportdvd:

Not to rain on your parade but it’s Attack From Mars not Attack From the Moon. Wouldn’t it be better to use something like this?[quoted image]

Yeah, if they had made a mars invaders, I would have chosen mars. This looks cool and outerspacey and reacts to blacklight. Works for me it's from a game about Invaders from space, that's close enough for me.

#569 8 months ago

And that's all that matters it's your game you have to be happy with it Good luck mate

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#570 8 months ago

Still looking for one martian with lit eyes. I sent a email to the original modder but got zero response. Anyone have one forsale?

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#571 8 months ago

Picked this up the other week and really loving it

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#572 8 months ago
Quoted from Lostcause:

Picked this up the other week and really loving it[quoted image]

VERY nice lineup!

#573 8 months ago

Hi!

First post in this club. I am starting a restore on my AFM. I have had it for 12 years and have never wanted to let it out of the lineup but it has started to wear down and some DMD issues are starting so I will have to rebuild the A/V board so thought what the heck ....I have had the stuff to do this accumulated for years.

Anyway, I have found a few head scratchers in the cab wiring that I thought I would work through while I'm working on the cabinet. Because I am looking at the power blades I noticed that my DBV connectors have been modified to hardwire in a non-factory connector. I am hoping one of you who have a USA game can post a few pictures of the original harness from the voltage jumper plug to the DBV plug. What I need is what the connector looks like and some physical pictures to match up with the schematic which I have.

Thanks for any help, I have included a pic of the current wiring which is electrical taped to the coin door. No hurry, I have a lot to do before I bring the game inside to work on this and the boards. But thought I would start the questions.

Also included a pic of the fade that started the motivation for restore. Although the playfield is worse but shoots really well.

Kenny

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#574 8 months ago
Quoted from KJL:

Hi!
First post in this club. I am starting a restore on my AFM. I have had it for 12 years and have never wanted to let it out of the lineup but it has started to wear down and some DMD issues are starting so I will have to rebuild the A/V board so thought what the heck ....I have had the stuff to do this accumulated for years.
Anyway, I have found a few head scratchers in the cab wiring that I thought I would work through while I'm working on the cabinet. Because I am looking at the power blades I noticed that my DBV connectors have been modified to hardwire in a non-factory connector. I am hoping one of you who have a USA game can post a few pictures of the original harness from the voltage jumper plug to the DBV plug. What I need is what the connector looks like and some physical pictures to match up with the schematic which I have.
Thanks for any help, I have included a pic of the current wiring which is electrical taped to the coin door. No hurry, I have a lot to do before I bring the game inside to work on this and the boards. But thought I would start the questions.
Also included a pic of the fade that started the motivation for restore. Although the playfield is worse but shoots really well.
Kenny[quoted image][quoted image]

Here you go - it's a USA machine

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#575 8 months ago

Hi new owner here in the UK. Has anyone got a list of bulbs required for inserts bulb type and colour. I want to swap out the incandescent bulbs for Comet LED's.

Thanks

#576 8 months ago
Quoted from Manny65:

Here you go - it's a USA machine

Thanks manny65

Those pictures are perfect. It now makes sense with the coin door 3 pin connector being the coin pulse.

Interesting that a USA game made it to Australia with the shipping. Where are most of the games in your collection from?

You game is much earlier in the run from the date. I find the serial number and date info interesting so here is mine. Although I take it with a grain of salt since my MB is actually a lower number than both of ours. Yours appears to be about 1800 games earlier.

Thanks again,

Kenny

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#577 8 months ago
Quoted from KJL:

Thanks manny65
Those pictures are perfect. It now makes sense with the coin door 3 pin connector being the coin pulse.
Interesting that a USA game made it to Australia with the shipping. Where are most of the games in your collection from?
You game is much earlier in the run from the date. I find the serial number and date info interesting so here is mine. Although I take it with a grain of salt since my MB is actually a lower number than both of ours. Yours appears to be about 1800 games earlier.
Thanks again,
Kenny[quoted image]

No probs Kenny - happy to help out

Working off the date and serial number, that's 1800 machines that rolled off the production line in 7 weeks or 53 machines a day (5 day working week) - would have loved to have seen that in it's day. Took a quick look at my MB it has a Mfg Date of 17th Dec 1998 and Serial # 51365403152 - yours?

Majority of my games are Australian delivered, although we do and have seen a lot of pins being imported from Europe and the US in more recent years. I bought the AFM off Pinside a few years back and imported it myself, as they are hard to come by over here and therefore pretty pricey - now with AFMr (and equally MMr and MBr) the demand has more normalised for these machines but I still prefer my originals (all time classics).

Cheers
Brett

#578 8 months ago

I'm hoping someone can help me with the left/lobster ramp. Doing a playfield swap and this is what I have to work with. The clear shield I assume is original or a home grown version of one. But what I'm trying to confirm is metal bracket that seems vertical. I already have the new switch holder that is wrong, but what else am I missing? Does anyone have any pics they could share of this ramp in this area up close?

Trying to get this game to to original as much as possible. This is the thread of the tear down I'm doing: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/attilla-from-mars-another-afm-playfield-swap#post-5105079
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#579 8 months ago
Quoted from dmacy:

I'm hoping someone can help me with the left/lobster ramp. Doing a playfield swap and this is what I have to work with. The clear shield I assume is original or a home grown version of one. But what I'm trying to confirm is metal bracket that seems vertical. I already have the new switch holder that is wrong, but what else am I missing? Does anyone have any pics they could share of this ramp in this area up close?
Trying to get this game to to original as much as possible. This is the thread of the tear down I'm doing: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/attilla-from-mars-another-afm-playfield-swap#post-5105079
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Sorry I don't have time to take off the glass, running out the door. Yours looks to have a homemade metal piece alongside the ramp, and a homemade curvy piece holding the switch.
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#580 8 months ago

Thank you yzfguy ! Perfect and no glass removal needed. Many thanks to you.

#581 8 months ago

Another one from Mezel Mods site.

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#582 8 months ago

Awesome and thank you both. I did some searching online but wasn't coming up with anything for ramp specifics. This is a huge help and can put the ramp back together with the new/cleaned up parts now.

#583 8 months ago

At least Marco has new pieces, instead of trying to straighten out that bent up original switch bracket.

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/01-14188

#584 8 months ago
Quoted from Kawydud:

At least Marco has new pieces, instead of trying to straighten out that bent up original switch bracket.
https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/01-14188

Yes! It would look like crap bent back. I already have the new one here as I knew that wasn’t right. Even Cliffy has the new ramp supports. That was a big help since all three but the larger one for the cow ramp was busted.

Here’s the unsoldered but complete ramp short of the new clear plastic. EDIT: And have the left rear flasher bracket off while paint is drying...

Thanks everyone!
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#585 8 months ago
Quoted from Manny65:

Took a quick look at my MB it has a Mfg Date of 17th Dec 1998 and Serial # 51365403152 - yours?

Date is 10/5/1998 and serial 50265401335 so not much connection between the MB serial numbers. Mine is German though so they may get different ranges.

#586 8 months ago

Very happy to be part of this club as of yesterday. I managed to score a very nice AFM with clearcoated playfield, new decals, and mirror blades. I was wondering if any of you have added additional mylar protection at the scoop eject or at the inlane/ habitrail drop sites. I'd hate to mess up this playfield in my constant tries to rule the universe!

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#587 8 months ago
Quoted from cogito:

Very happy to be part of this club as of yesterday. I managed to score a very nice AFM with clearcoated playfield, new decals, and mirror blades. I was wondering if any of you have added additional mylar protection at the scoop eject or at the inlane/ habitrail drop sites. I'd hate to mess up this playfield in my constant tries to rule the universe![quoted image][quoted image]

Wow, that thing looks like new!

#588 8 months ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

Wow, that thing looks like new!

It's close. The only two things are ghosting in the lower 6 objective inserts, and some minor cracks in the return to battle insert. Luckily the clear above it is beautifully smooth.
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#589 7 months ago
Quoted from cogito:

Very happy to be part of this club as of yesterday. I managed to score a very nice AFM with clearcoated playfield, new decals, and mirror blades. I was wondering if any of you have added additional mylar protection at the scoop eject or at the inlane/ habitrail drop sites. I'd hate to mess up this playfield in my constant tries to rule the universe!

Welcome Nico!
Congrats on a gorgeous example, and such a fun game

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#590 7 months ago

I had been back and forth on pulling the trigger for this mod. I would say that Mezelmods did a great job and it really looks good in there

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#591 7 months ago

Not sure why I wasted my time but I had a hunch why they bothered to paint the center support. Anyone recognize the art?

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#592 6 months ago

I am trying to find a way to hook an extra led light strip (12v) to the strobe light mech/board - as I want to trigger the light only during strobe MB. Does anyone have a suggestion on what I could do? Does the strobe light board take a constant 12v? Would be ideal

#593 6 months ago
Quoted from KJL:

Not sure why I wasted my time but I had a hunch why they bothered to paint the center support. Anyone recognize the art?[quoted image]

Pinball cannibalism?!

#594 6 months ago
Quoted from KJL:

Not sure why I wasted my time but I had a hunch why they bothered to paint the center support. Anyone recognize the art?[quoted image]

Attack from Mars ?

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#595 6 months ago

Joined the club last night!

A beauty of a restore and some chrome for good measure

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#596 6 months ago

Congrats! Show more pics! Love seeing our pin in any condition but prefer nice new shiny restores

#597 6 months ago
Quoted from shovelhed:

Congrats! Show more pics! Love seeing our pin in any condition but prefer nice new shiny restores

Thanks! My GF kicked my ass all night, she loves this pin.

It was a sweet buy. Besides the chrome and refinished cab/art. The PF is a touch up w/clear, thick and hard. (insert smiley here). Mods: colordmd, the 6x UFO LED kit, aliens with LED eyes, blade art, Pinball Pro speakers and sub etc...

GlowITD Titan rubbers are ordered and I will have to see what else is worth while. I do like the Eddy building as an option...
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#598 6 months ago

Sweet looking pin! Never seen the green ships installed looks very cool and unique.
Harley D.

#599 6 months ago

shovelhed, it is unique. I wasn't crazy about it at first but I see the connection with the PF art and kinda like it now.

#600 6 months ago

Im hoping to be finished with my Afm this weekend, I will post pics when done.

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