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Back Alley WOZ mods for sale!!!

By BackAlleyMatt

5 years ago

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#260 5 years ago

It takes a lot of time to sculpt things, especially when they are as nicely done as what Matt does. Resin, even in bulk, is not uber cheap. Casting all of these, and especially the painting process would be a lot of work for each set too I imagine. Then there are the brackets that need to be fitted and created.

Sometimes it's easy to look at the toys your kids have and wonder why pinball mods have to be so expensive, but when you consider the much smaller niche run, and the better quality, anyone that has tinkered in any of this stuff knows how much time and money actually does go into these things.

How much is the TZ piano? How much for a custom shooter rod? How much for all those other stationary mods you have bought? If you fit into this category, you might now imagine now why a 5 piece custom set off walls may not be cranked out at $50.

I recently considered trying to make a mod which I think would look great, but after figuring out all the costs involved just to cast and mold the damn thing, the time to sculpt and do other stuff, and the likely pricey tag I would assume would be accepted - seemed like exercise in frustration for me.

If I had this machine (one day I will I'm sure), given the upgrade value in appearance, I would not hesitate to buy.

#277 5 years ago
Quoted from jamesdeloris:

You know this is getting kind of ugly - this back and forth. In my opinion they both look pretty good. Either one is certainly better than what is on there now.

I think a reality check is just needed for some of the people ragging on the price. Matt is hardly known for gouging for his work.

I applaud anyone making modifications for any machine, whether I personally care for it or not.

#306 5 years ago
Quoted from StevenP:

Moving on....

Thank you, stop pissing on this thread!

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