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Black and White Twlight Zone -Video uploaded - 7/24/18 update


By GAP

6 years ago



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#401 11 months ago

Here are 2 pics of plastics installed

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#402 11 months ago

It's killer

#403 11 months ago

Been enjoying watching this project unfold.
Very, very cool.

#404 11 months ago

Ok The B&W Twilight Zone is nearing completion. Never thought I would see this day. 95 complete. Need to add a few more mods. Mirror blades, new armor, then some play testing and tweaks.

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#405 11 months ago

That might be the coolest thing I've ever seen. Thank you. when you see it in black and white it looks completely natural and BETTER. Should have been this way all along. It's perfect!

#406 11 months ago
Quoted from GAP:

Ok The B&W Twilight Zone is nearing completion. Never thought I would see this day. 95 complete. Need to add a few more mods. Mirror blades, new armor, then some play testing and tweaks.

Simply Priceless!! We do however need to do something about that single blue rubber on the right wire ramp! lol What a work of art and effort, congrats #GAP!

#407 11 months ago

Is the lamp post sepia?

#408 11 months ago

Lol on the blue rubber. Was working late last night, was getting delusional and the blue rubber didnt even register in the old brain.

#409 11 months ago

Will this be for sale?

#410 11 months ago

Not at this time. Going to bring it to expo.

#411 11 months ago
Quoted from GAP:

Not at this time. Going to bring it to expo.

For some reason I thought this was for a customer...
Is this your personal machine?

#412 11 months ago

No its not for a customer. Started this 5 years ago, it got sidelined for awhile. Picked it back up this year.

#413 11 months ago
Quoted from pintechev:

Will this be for sale?

If it ever goes for sale, there may be a contender for highest priced TZ ever!!

#414 11 months ago

Turnd out very cool!

Nice job!

#415 11 months ago

Ok lets be honest for Mike... EVERYTHING is for sale if we are talking TBL money lol. Seeing this in person however I can see how it would be hard to let go. Absolutely stunning, especially when you see it next to a stock machine. The finest details he put into this piece really show and it fits this theme like no other in my opinion.

#416 11 months ago

Omgggggggg

#417 11 months ago

Simply amazing!

#418 11 months ago
Quoted from GAP:

Not at this time. Going to bring it to expo.

Take it expo... then sell to me. Name your price!

#419 11 months ago

Five years is a long time for rebuilding a pin, but TZBW looks killer. Final touches needed include a white clock board and some mirror blades. Would love to see a short video of the finished product and gameplay. Planning to watch it wearing a bib and with a drool bucket handy. This pin deserves the velvet rope treatment.
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#420 11 months ago

White clock board is coming today, mirror blades a must. I like what you just did there!

#421 11 months ago

Wow. Been following this from the beginning. It looks amazing! Excellent job!!

#422 11 months ago

This is very cool. I don’t check too many of these threads because I live the project thing all day long but that really looks just like a black and white photo.
5 years well spent.

#423 11 months ago

I love it, in the pictures there are only some minor tell tale signs the images were not done in only B & W, very well done!

#424 11 months ago

Chris, Coming from you that means a lot! Your work is the best and you inspire all of us that restore machines to refine our process. Thanks for taking the time to check in.

GAP

#425 11 months ago

These pics are messing with my eyes. It looks like all photos are manipulated or just taken in B&W. Crazy! Tremendous job!

#426 11 months ago

What red zone? What RED zone!?? Pinball is hard.

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#427 11 months ago
Quoted from GAP:

White clock board is coming today, mirror blades a must. I like what you just did there!

I am glad the white clock board is finally coming in as the green one just really catches the eye! So very cool, awesome job!!!

#428 11 months ago

gap do you have the warning labels in bw? If not i can help.

#429 11 months ago

WTF?! A knife is pointing at my eye. What happened to the blue bumper pad at the right ramp exit? Shouldn't it be black

#430 11 months ago
Quoted from Midway-Man:

WTF?! A knife is pointing at my eye. What happened to the blue bumper pad at the right ramp exit? Shouldn't it be black

And now the price dropped 20%.

Joke aside.
Great idea and an amazing project!

#432 11 months ago

Just incredible job, congratulations! Even if I prefer the color version This will be THE pin to show at conventions.

#433 11 months ago

I worked on the game a little tonight. Put in white clock board, replaced armor with a largwr silver flaked powder coat , added Mystic Sear shooter rod. Tomorrow adding Robby Robot mod, talking Tina mod and airliner mod, all black and white with white leds. A Special guest will be here to give me a hand putting in the mods.

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#434 11 months ago

Observation. I think you are missing a metal post in from of the piano? And just on Opinion, this game is SOOOO classy I personally don't think the shooter knob fits the amazing finish and result. Just me personally!

#435 11 months ago

My eye wants to see color, where there is none. An incredible job! This is beyond “collectors quality”...truly one of a kind...and collectors quality”. Well done. If it is ever sold. It is worth every penny. . If not. The builder and family should enjoy what nobody has...an incredible game.

#436 11 months ago

That’s a work of art. A crazy, crazy work of art.

#437 11 months ago

This is truly amazing! What a great eye for detail to go all the way. Who could've thought that there was a white PCB available for the clock?!

With all those details in black & white It does bother me a bit that the wooden playfield is so yellow. Why haven't you painted it white or something? The clearcoat would protect the paint in the shooter lane just as it does on the playfield right?

#438 11 months ago

gap : unbelievable wonderful machine!!!! You know, you can deactivate the 8 red control LEDs for the optos and the red PWR-LED on your clock board by simply putting the resistor network below the control LEDs into the "park position" and set the jumper for the power LEDs to off.

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#439 11 months ago

Replace shooter rod with this one from PBCustoms or try the lit rod from MindOrbits or black one with swirls by Modfather.

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#440 11 months ago

Special guest you say, mmmh. Designer Pat Lawlor would be super cool. Pat dressed in black jeans and white t-shirt and sneakers would make color pic look b&w. The Mod Couple or Mezlemod would be appropriate choices too if they brought mods along. Maybe Jack Danger is coming to stream the game or Marty A from PinballNews is doing a story. Is pinball historian LTG coming to tells us what pinball was like when TZ was released maybe? or Roger Sharp to give the game his seal of approval. It would be an honor if fellow restorers CLH or HEP were there to look it over. Or did someone throw down $25 large and are coming back to pick up their new game?

Hanging loose and waiting to find out who the guest will be. If guest is actually special, my guess would turn to Pinside Petey, the rootingest, tootingest, slurringest, funniest podcaster around.

#441 11 months ago

I think if I do another one we will convert the shooter lanes to black and white. This was a complete adventure and learning process and the playfield was the hardest part. The playfield is what side lined this project for 3 years. A company said they would help us and strung us along. So we took it upon ourselves to figure out next steps on playfield. We didn't know if sanding down a playfied would work. We didnt know how the printers would print to the wood. We resanded once due to a fuzzy 1st print. Now thay we have the process down and if I do a second one we will definetly do the shooter lane. Thanks for all the suggestions and thanks to all the people that helped me on here.

#442 11 months ago

Love the flake!!!

#443 11 months ago

Plus one on the new flake rails. Looks amazing. Never noticed the shooter lane so you get a pass but come on we need a custom set of Pin Fottiez in white come on Bryan! Lol. Now she need a matching blanket to keep her hands free.

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#444 11 months ago

Playfield glass TZ beach towel mod ordered.

#445 11 months ago
Quoted from GAP:

I think if I do another one we will convert the shooter lanes to black and white. This was a complete adventure and learning process and the playfield was the hardest part. The playfield is what side lined this project for 3 years. A company said they would help us and strung us along. So we took it upon ourselves to figure out next steps on playfield. We didn't know if sanding down a playfied would work. We didnt know how the printers would print to the wood. We resanded once due to a fuzzy 1st print. Now thay we have the process down and if I do a second one we will definetly do the shooter lane. Thanks for all the suggestions and thanks to all the people that helped me on here.

Absolutely unbelievably fantastic job on that machine and I really like the wooden areas the same as they are on any other machine. I think if you paint it white it will look too fake or like an overlay, I love the way it looks now.

#446 11 months ago

Not feeling the shooter rod either but no biggie. Pin just looks fantastic. The speckle trim powder coat looks tremendous! Really like that and looks perfect with the b/w theme. Great job seeing this project through. I wouldn't even know where to begin doing something like this.

#447 11 months ago

Is the spiral wireform available anywhere?

I am not big on TZ mods, but that is one I would like to try out.

#448 11 months ago

Absolutely beautiful game. I agree that the wood would look better in gray scale but amazing work. Now you might be able to get CPR to do your custom playfield.

#449 11 months ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

Is the spiral wireform available anywhere?
I am not big on TZ mods, but that is one I would like to try out.

I second that...

#450 11 months ago

Third the spiral ramp. Looks awesome.

Man, this machine is beautiful. In theory it sorta sounds like a dumb thing to do, but the final product is super amazing.

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