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


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    #101 3 months ago

    Working on my pullout Game

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    #102 3 months ago

    A few games

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    #103 3 months ago
    Quoted from bangerjay:

    Working on my pullout Game

    ....!

    #104 3 months ago
    Quoted from JHPSWE:

    A few games

    I see room for a couple more.

    #105 3 months ago
    Quoted from Grangeomatic:

    Pulled and serviced the time expander on Dr Who. Fixed one of the plungers, installed Cliffys, pulled out blue GI, etc. all was good, but when I finally got it back in, a different plunger stopped working. Crap!
    I ain’t doing that again today![quoted image]

    This exact task is on my list too. Let me know if you have any tips. Haven’t worked on this machine yet.

    #106 3 months ago

    I finished this up.
    At a time like this, here’s the hero we need.....

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    #107 3 months ago

    No pics, but my queue is Lightning, Quick Draw and Mata Hari.

    #108 3 months ago

    Hey JHPSWE, what did you use for wood filler? It looks really nice.

    #109 3 months ago

    Doin a much needed shop on my Addams. Struggling cause I’ve got a nos plastics set I’ve been sitting on for this, but don’t really wanna use it because none of the original are broken. Thinkin I’ll just replace my original clears due to Yellowing...

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    #110 3 months ago

    Finally wrapped up laying carpet tiles over my crappy concrete floor! Only managed to cut myself badly twice
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    #111 3 months ago

    As impressive as that new carpet is, it's actually the framed poster of Farrah Fawcett the ties the room together.

    #112 3 months ago

    Big Shot left bank had some brackets bent. Got that fixed last night and replaced all the drop targets. Going to try for a few more hours of sleep then finish mounting back onto the play field. Later today hopefully complete the right bank and possibly reassemble the rest of the machine. The pop bumper is really gummed up but shouldn't be as bad as these drop banks. Not sure if the parts polisher is finished doing it's job yet. I need to keep working on pins now because the weather is about to get warm outside for the first time in awhile and will want to accomplish some outside non pinball stuff soon.

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    #113 3 months ago
    Quoted from GorillaBiscuits:

    Finally wrapped up laying carpet tiles over my crappy concrete floor! Only managed to cut myself badly twice
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    That looks great.
    What was cost / sq ft?

    Might do that in my utility room.

    #114 3 months ago
    Quoted from Bospins:

    That looks great.
    What was cost / sq ft?
    Might do that in my utility room.

    Thanks! It’s pretty cheap... I did my entire room with a few boxes to spare for a little under $500 including the 36” straight edge, carpet cutting blade, and a couple rolls of adhesive tape.

    The squares have some adhesive on them as well but wanted to beef them up since my floor wasn’t perfect and I drag pinballs over them.

    I used these:

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    #115 3 months ago

    Does that include the cost of bandages?

    I too like the Farrah poster, and envy you your Quicksilver. Fun to play and really good Doug Watson art.

    #116 3 months ago

    Ive been slowly working on shopping JP. I polished all the guide rails last night. HUGE difference. They are smooth as butter now.

    Left/Right. Before and after polishing.

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    #117 3 months ago

    Started working on my congo, will be doing alot of upgrades to it. Waiting on my order from pinball life and cointaker.

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    #118 3 months ago

    Dr who getting some tlc. All 3 flippers rebuilt with new coils...it had 3 different ones!

    All fuses replaced with the right values.

    The big project for this one is the time expander. I have a new motor, New motor driver board, opto boards and opto carrier are on the way.

    Still on the docket is:
    Replace all the sleeves
    Rebuild shooter
    New pop bumper mech (notice the dangle in the bottom right)
    The usual, clean and polish and wax and leds and rubbers and pinballs

    If this one sticks around I might do decals which would be my first time!

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    #119 3 months ago

    We only go out for food, but i have enough for 2 months so i'am working on my homebrew almost every day a few hours.
    I'am lucky to have a small mancave where i can forget the corona shit for a few hours.
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    #120 3 months ago
    Quoted from tilted81:

    Doin a much needed shop on my Addams. Struggling cause I’ve got a nos plastics set I’ve been sitting on for this, but don’t really wanna use it because none of the original are broken. Thinkin I’ll just replace my original clears due to Yellowing...

    My unsolicited advice: use them and enjoy them. What are you saving them for? Put some plastic protectors on if it helps you sleep (I did).

    #121 3 months ago

    Will be working on my JJPOTC.

    #122 3 months ago
    Quoted from VolunteerPin:

    Will be working on my JJPOTC.

    What kind of work ? Mods ?

    #123 3 months ago
    Quoted from GorillaBiscuits:

    Finally wrapped up laying carpet tiles over my crappy concrete floor! Only managed to cut myself badly twice
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    Nice. Carpet sure quiets em down doesn't it.

    #124 3 months ago

    Probably will put in the chest mod and need to get my ship rocker motor working.

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    #125 3 months ago

    I just finished up my Flash and am putting the finishing touches on a Target Pool, then getting ready to do another pool-based game "Miss-O"
    My FlashThe Target PoolMiss-O waiting in the wings

    #126 3 months ago
    Quoted from bangerjay:

    Working on my pullout Game

    So the name is fitting?

    #127 3 months ago
    Quoted from Hayfarmer:

    Nice. Carpet sure quiets em down doesn't it.

    It really does! Totally unexpected bonus. Warmer on the feet as well

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    #128 3 months ago

    Re-doing a T2 into a Chrome Edition. Stripped the cabinet, painting and re-decaling. Complete playfield swap with a Buthamburg playfield. New legs, rechromed gun and wire forms. All new Comets, Titans, new plastics.

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    #129 3 months ago

    I'm working on Time Fantasy. I've got all of the electronic issues addressed so now I've got to shop it out.

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    #130 3 months ago

    Spent the first part of the morning putting mods and a topper on Rob Zombie.
    Added Muder Ride sign, Red Hot Pussy Liquer sign and spine.
    Game feels way more loaded now.
    Love this game.
    Time to move her back into her spot.

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    #131 3 months ago

    Just finished a playfield swap on my Iron Maiden pro. This was my first time doing this but it came out perfectly. I had some clear coat issues so I ended up getting a new one from stern. I have to admit that it was very time consuming but now was the perfect time to do it. As I installed all the posts and ball guides back I installed washers and clear rubber washers back in all the trouble spots to prevent damage in the future. I also installed all the Mylar back in the factory spots. I made lots of notes on the original playfield as I was taking parts off to help me to reinstall them on the new one. This took me 30hrs total including game testing and adjusting all the switches and flippers and cutting out the new Mylar to install. Think I’ll stick to my day job.

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    #132 3 months ago

    Turning this into reality.

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    #133 3 months ago

    Finished installing playfield protectors on Charlie's Angels, Supersonic and 6$M Man. Rebuilding pop bumpers on Eight Ball now. If this drags on into the Summer, then I will swap playfields on Meteor.

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    #134 3 months ago

    Nothing major like some of you guys are doing! But a couple of things that have been on the back burner because of work. On Breakshot, the outer upper left section (GI) by the the upper loop did not have a light socket. So I daisy chained from the nearest GI socket for additional illumination to match the right side. Looks so much more balanced, especially with my OCD! Second, after doing a playfield swap with new plastics, thought it would be fun to mount the topper with
    a remote LED light from behind. Happy with both!

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    #135 3 months ago

    I like the better, balanced lighting - that kind of stuff bugs me too. Plus, that's a really fun old-style modern game!

    #136 3 months ago

    Mostly finished EBD. Just need longer screws and drill bigger holes in the plastic for the metal bell posts.
    Next up cleaning the reels on Eye of the Tiger.

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    #137 3 months ago

    Police Force! Enforcing the law of the jungle with new ramps!
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    #138 3 months ago
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    #139 3 months ago
    Quoted from nvu4prod:

    Nothing major like some of you guys are doing! But a couple of things that have been on the back burner because of work. On Breakshot, the outer upper left section (GI) by the the upper loop did not have a light socket. So I daisy chained from the nearest GI socket for additional illumination to match the right side. Looks so much more balanced, especially with my OCD! Second, after doing a playfield swap with new plastics, thought it would be fun to mount the topper with
    a remote LED light from behind. Happy with both![quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Ok cool game but what’s the story with what looks like a row of Emmy awards? Bravo Mr!

    #140 3 months ago

    Right now, this. Waiting on some parts. Bought it a week ago and still haven't played a game on it yet.
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    #141 3 months ago

    Just finished my favorite arcade Double Dragon. It has all nos parts cab was completely rebuilt.

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    #142 3 months ago
    Quoted from Yelobird:

    Ok cool game but what’s the story with what looks like a row of Emmy awards? Bravo Mr!

    Hi Yelobird, Been fortunate enough in my almost 40 years in television as a camera op covering sporting events, mainly with NBC Sports. Most of the
    acquired Emmy's are from past Olympics. Before this whole Covid-19 started, my plan was to retire after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Figured after 15 Summer and Winter games combined, be a good time to retire from the road! Looking more like Tokyo will be delayed, possibly until next year. May have to postpone retirement for another year, crazy unpredictable time were living in!!

    #143 3 months ago
    Quoted from nvu4prod:

    Hi Yelobird, Been fortunate enough in my almost 40 years in television as a camera op covering sporting events, mainly with NBC Sports. Most of the
    acquired Emmy's are from past Olympics. Before this whole Covid-19 started, my plan was to retire after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Figured after 15 Summer and Winter games combined, be a good time to retire from the road! Looking more like Tokyo will be delayed, possibly until next year. May have to postpone retirement for another year, crazy unpredictable time were living in!!

    Thanks for sharing, very interesting life you have. I hope things get back on track for you.

    #144 3 months ago
    Quoted from Yelobird:

    Thanks for sharing, very interesting life you have. I hope things get back on track for you.

    Been a great ride! Thanks for reaching out!

    #145 3 months ago

    This is one of the things I love about pinball - we players/collectors/restorers represent an incredibly wide range of occupations and lifestyles, yet we all love these goofy games.

    #146 3 months ago

    Finished trimming out the ceiling yesterday and planed some wood for the stairs.

    Stained the wood this morning and spent 2 hours removing staples on the stairs. Fun times. Also hung some cupboards.

    Been a busy morning. Think afternoon beers are in my future

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    #147 3 months ago
    Quoted from schudel5:

    Right now, this. Waiting on some parts. Bought it a week ago and still haven't played a game on it yet.

    Skull boy looks freaky.

    LTG : )

    #148 3 months ago

    Finally finished shopping an Earthshaker I bought back in August! I'm happy without it turned out, though I might want to replace two of the ramps at some point.

    Next up is the T2 sitting in my garage. I got it for free a few months ago from a friend's in-laws.

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    #149 3 months ago

    Putting the original PF back into Shaq Attaq. Stripped it Bare top and bottom. Cosmetically, it had some issues. After dissembling and taking off the Mylar it was PTSD’ing all over the place. Worked it the best I could while I hunted for a surrogate.

    Surrogate found. Taking my sweet time with that. But here we are, under house arrest and I can only ply so much Charlie’s Angels.

    So the mostly cured original PF (I finally just slathered On the Verathane like it was frosting) is going back in as an exercise in restoration theory. It has been cut + polished multiple times, allowing New skin dry time. Wiring in, light mechanicals in. Topside started.

    If there was a game to cut one’s teeth on, why not Shaq Attaq? I literally bought it to strip and rebuild. Adult LEGO kit.

    Missing two screws so far.

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    #150 3 months ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Skull boy looks freaky.
    LTG : )

    Hehe! Yep. Not as horrible as Rudy with his face off though.

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