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COVID-19 House Arrest - What Game Are You Working On?


By clodpole

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    #601 35 days ago
    Quoted from DeeGor:

    So many mistakes were made, but I was able to recover from them. Not sure I'd ever do it again based on the amount of work, but it's not bad for a first time restore.

    Looks great, and I can relate. I gave a decent chunk of my life to my WW.

    #602 35 days ago
    Quoted from DeeGor:

    Here's my covid project. Just waiting for a new mirrored backglass to arrive before I call it finished, but it's close enough.
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    So many mistakes were made, but I was able to recover from them. Not sure I'd ever do it again based on the amount of work, but it's not bad for a first time restore.

    Wow! Looks like a new machine! Just out of curiosity - is that a replacement playfield. I've never seen the area by the skill shot black before.

    Be proud of all your hard work! looks great!

    Chris

    #603 35 days ago
    Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

    Wow! Looks like a new machine! Just out of curiosity - is that a replacement playfield. I've never seen the area by the skill shot black before.
    Be proud of all your hard work! looks great!
    Chris

    Thanks for the kind words guys.

    Yes, it's a CPR reproduction playfield. The area isn't black, but more of a dark blue. Definitely darker than the original.

    I had a really rough time with this playfield. Every single dimple on the bottom of the playfield was off. If I had used them as guides I would not be able to play this game. There are zero topside dimples or holes drilled, so I spent a lot of time measuring where the holes were on the original playfield and hoping everything lined up correctly. A few times, they did not. Also ran into the problem that many have complained about in other Whirlwind restore threads where a hole for a post was drilled incorrectly by CPR and had to compensate for that.

    I'm not sure if all CPR playfields are like this or if my Whirlwind playfield was unique, but it really makes me think twice about purchasing another one. At one point I thought about just using this one as wall art and purchasing a Mirco playfield instead. Opted to keep going and in the end it all turned out okay.

    #604 35 days ago
    Quoted from DeeGor:

    Here's my covid project. Just waiting for a new mirrored backglass to arrive before I call it finished, but it's close enough.
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    So many mistakes were made, but I was able to recover from them. Not sure I'd ever do it again based on the amount of work, but it's not bad for a first time restore.

    Looks outstanding!!

    Quoted from Colsond3:

    Looks real good. And you get bonus points for the Big Trouble in Little China poster.

    Right!! Might have to watch it tonight now lol

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    #605 35 days ago

    Finished the last of the sorting. Tomorrow a few boxes go to storage.

    Monday, dust off the playfield glasses. Dust mop the floor. Tuesday vacuum pool tables and clean playfield glasses, print up safety plan for customers and post. Wednesday get in early and turn on the pop machine to chill the pop after three months.

    Than at noon on Wednesday open for business.

    LTG : )

    #606 35 days ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Finished the last of the sorting. Tomorrow a few boxes go to storage.
    Monday, dust off the playfield glasses. Dust mop the floor. Tuesday vacuum pool tables and clean playfield glasses, print up safety plan for customers and post. Wednesday get in early and turn on the pop machine to chill the pop after three months.
    Than at noon on Wednesday open for business.
    LTG : )

    Glad to hear.

    #607 34 days ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Than at noon on Wednesday open for business.

    “Thursday - help Colson with a few issues on his Devil’s Dare”. Make sure that’s on your calendar.

    Congrats on the re-opening. Next time I’m out your way, I’m definitely stopping by for a friendly game of billiards.

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    #608 34 days ago

    Skateball cabinet restore finally all done!

    rd

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    #609 34 days ago

    This one was a mission.

    I sprayed the first side in orange - left it to “dry” for like 6 hours, put it on cardboard to do the other side, and the cardboard left marks on the orange paint. The weather has got cold here so it hadn’t dried 100%.

    So had to hand mask that all off, sand it back carefully, and redo it.

    Then the next weekend, I sprayed the red on the cabinet. I finished spraying, turned around to put the can on the table, and some ultra fine rain drops came down and f**ked up all the paint! So, had to leave that to dry for a week, sand that all back by hand, and do it all again.

    Bit of a bloody mission!!

    Anyway, it turned out good in the end.

    My favourite bit of these restores is the back of the cabinet. All the seams filled and holes filled ... So clean looking!

    rd
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    #610 29 days ago

    It looks like most of us have gotten some relief from the tight quarantine rules. If you still want to post here I'll be monitoring. Meanwhile, I opened a new thread to describe what you didn't get finished during the lockdown, as well as new projects/problems you picked up during your stay at home.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/covid-quarantine-part-ii-what-didn-t-you-finish#post-5693709

    Thanks very much for participating - this has been really fun and encouraging to be part of!

    #611 29 days ago

    Visited a friend tonight and had replaced 1 burnt coil/transistor on the Farfalla up/down ramp and 3 coils/transistors on Magic Castle. 100% working now.

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    #612 29 days ago
    Quoted from PinballManiac40:

    Visited a friend tonight and had replaced 1 burnt coil/transistor on the Farfalla up/down ramp and 3 coils/transistors on Magic Castle. 100% working now.

    Awesome. Two great games.

    #613 29 days ago
    Quoted from Colsond3:

    Awesome. Two great games.

    Aren't they? Someone brings a Magic Castle to our pinball convention every year, and I get stuck playing it over and over just to get the castle doors to open.

    #614 29 days ago

    I finished polishing the coin door today. I did it three times and still have some areas of light scratches and cloudiness. I’m not sure how some guys make these look like a mirror. I gave up and am calling it good enough.

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    #615 29 days ago

    When you get to "looks like a mirror", you're into better-than-original territory. This A-26 shows up in my town periodically and it looks just like your coin door. No A-26 in service ever looked like that, but it's pretty. Anyway, your work looks first rate to me.

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    #616 28 days ago

    I finished the coin door today. It was completely disassembled, cleaned, painted or polished. I think it is much better and will go well with the freshly painted cabinet.

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    #617 28 days ago
    Quoted from Silverstreak02:

    I finished the coin door today. It was completely disassembled, cleaned, painted or polished. I think it is much better

    Looks pretty damn good to me. And as for it not being a “mirror”, I can see your reflection just fine. Nice work.

    #618 27 days ago
    Quoted from Silverstreak02:

    I finished the coin door today. It was completely disassembled, cleaned, painted or polished. I think it is much better and will go well with the freshly painted cabinet.
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    Now that’s a coin door!

    rd

    #619 27 days ago
    Quoted from Silverstreak02:

    I finished the coin door today. It was completely disassembled, cleaned, painted or polished. I think it is much better and will go well with the freshly painted cabinet.
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    Meh. I guess it turned out OK.

    SERIOUSLY??!! That looks AMAZING! I don't know how anyone could be disappointed with a result like that. Well done!

    Chris

    #620 27 days ago
    Quoted from Silverstreak02:

    I finished the coin door today. It was completely disassembled, cleaned, painted or polished. I think it is much better and will go well with the freshly painted cabinet.
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    And nothing better than Snap-On tools!

    #621 24 days ago

    Finished Dolly. Star Trek next.

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    #622 21 days ago

    Well, the table that started this thread 3 months ago just played its first game in 20 years. Thanks to the Kohouts brothers (pinballpcb.com), Flash has a completely new brain - MPU/Driver, Power Supply and Sound Board. It's loud, now that it works!

    Now that it has a brain, it's apparent what else needs fixing. Upper left rollover does nothing, both sets of drop targets have trouble resetting during play (but not at end-of-ball), and the lower left kicker doesn't kick. I think those are at least common to all old Williams SS tables, so there's hope.

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    p.s. Notice the cool voltmeter built into the power supply!

    #623 21 days ago

    New pf arrived tonight. No boredom here.

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    #624 21 days ago

    Finally got some hours off from the house rebuild, and got a day to work on the Skateball.

    She’s all done!

    - full cabinet restore
    - new CPR playfield
    - minty original backglass and plastics
    - restored legs
    - polished metalwork

    Just got to get a new coin door skin at some stage, and polish the lock bar.

    Lots of hours put into it, but she came up nice.

    rd

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    #625 20 days ago

    I put the red on my Space Mission. Blue is next week.

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    #626 14 days ago

    I painted the blue on the back box and polished a few metal trim pieces.

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    #627 13 days ago

    looking fantastic!

    #628 12 days ago

    Painted blue on the sides of the cabinet. I need to get more blue and paint the front. Then I’ll fix a few spots where the red peeled some.

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    #629 12 days ago
    Quoted from Silverstreak02:

    Painted blue on the sides of the cabinet. I need to get more blue and paint the front. Then I’ll fix a few spots where the red peeled some.
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    Looking good man. Very clean.

    #630 11 days ago

    Off topic, sort of. These were all down a week ago. I hope they stay up longer this time.

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    #631 11 days ago

    I started sanding the backbox yesterday on the Bally Safari I’m working on.

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    #632 11 days ago

    ...and reassembled the coin door. Thought I’d do something a little different with the powder. A little before and after:

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    #633 11 days ago
    Quoted from swampfire:

    Off topic, sort of. These were all down a week ago. I hope they stay up longer this time.
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    I have never played Gravitar, but I SO want one to got with my Space Duel and Black Widow. Love me some Atari vector goodness. Congrats on getting them all going!

    Chris

    #634 11 days ago
    Quoted from Colsond3:

    ...and reassembled the coin door. Thought I’d do something a little different with the powder. A little before and after:
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    Looks great. Now get back to the Spiderman!

    #635 11 days ago
    Quoted from edward472:

    Looks great. Now get back to the Spiderman!

    I am!! Haha. Waiting on other people when you need things done is the worst.

    #636 11 days ago

    So three months ago on this very thread I claimed that my space shuttle was finished. That's ridiculous, these projects are never finished, just abandoned. I've Been a Long Time Shuttle owner and for at least a decade I've wanted to create a three-dimensional modification over the pop bumpers. Thanks to a little extra covid-19 time at home and countless pinside members that helped along the way, I can now say ,"look what I've done here" instead of," one of these days I'm going to do this here".

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    #637 11 days ago
    Quoted from Apinjunkie:

    So three months ago on this very thread I claimed that my space shuttle was finished. That's ridiculous, these projects are never finished, just abandoned. I've Been a Long Time Shuttle owner and for at least a decade I've wanted to create a three-dimensional modification over the pop bumpers. Thanks to a little extra covid-19 time at home and countless pinside members that helped along the way, I can now say ,"look what I've done here" instead of," one of these days I'm going to do this here".
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    That’s awesome!

    #638 11 days ago
    Quoted from Colsond3:

    That’s awesome!

    Thanks, I'll never part with this game so it's just one thing I can knock off its bucket list.

    #639 11 days ago
    Quoted from dmacy:

    Working on two. Wrapping up details on STTNG and the reassembly of Joker Poker.[quoted image][quoted image]

    Wow time flies by. These guys have been wrapped up. Been working on a Fire!

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    #640 9 days ago

    Not a game, but a house project.
    Been clearing out a lot of the dried up brush on the propert because it’s fire season (last one got 1.2 miles from the house).
    Decided to put in a paver walkway while we were at it with a round circle of pavers at the end.
    Just finished putting this concrete table on it and blew out on of the casters on my dolly in the process.
    End product looks pretty good though I think.
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    #641 6 days ago

    I’m not sure why, but I took apart my Space Mission chime box. I polished what I could and painted the rest.

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    #642 6 days ago

    Do you think it sounds different, now that it's all shined up?

    #643 6 days ago
    Quoted from clodpole:

    Do you think it sounds different, now that it's all shined up?

    Unfortunately no. It will still be a clunk box.

    #644 6 days ago

    This is my Project

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    #645 6 days ago

    I’m getting a lot done during my 2 weeks off between jobs. I was about 90% done with a Mata Hari playfield swap, then my new C37 playfield came in. If I can get it swapped and back in the game by Friday, it’ll be a new record for me. Usually I sit on a new playfield for years before I get around to doing a swap. But this one is way too pretty to sit.
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    #646 5 days ago

    I've been working on a strikes and spares for the last 5 weeks or so. It needed a lot of love. The playfield is in rough shape and my attempt at repaint didn't so so we'll. Where were you able to find the replacement, if you don't mind me asking. I've had terrible luck.

    #647 5 days ago
    Quoted from swampfire:

    I’m getting a lot done during my 2 weeks off between jobs. I was about 90% done with a Mata Hari playfield swap, then my new C37 playfield came in. If I can get it swapped and back in the game by Friday, it’ll be a new record for me. Usually I sit on a new playfield for years before I get around to doing a swap. But this one is way too pretty to sit.
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    That C37 playfield looks sweet!

    #648 5 days ago

    I hade some time on my hands so I made a powder coat oven and spray booth, with storage! pm me if you need anything done.

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    #649 4 days ago
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