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


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    #151 70 days ago

    Michigan gave the order and I'm in the club. Luckily I work in building supply and am at least partially employed.

    Helped a trusted non-infected friend retrieve a 1973 Triple Action out of storage today. Ideally it'll be running by the time this thing is over. At the same time, I pulled a few parts: box of LEDs to go in something, a dead Pinbot CPU that I will be doing some board work on, and a couple other things.

    At home are two parted out playfields that I need to finish stripping down, one with more rust than the other. Polishing is going to happen, most likely, and the prospect of more free parts for Volcano Blast is a goal that motivates me.

    Totem needs re-pinned edge connectors, Swords of Fury needs a new lock saucer switch, and there is still plenty of work ahead of me on the homebrew.

    #152 70 days ago

    On a glass half full positive look it appears Covid may be the cure for procrastination! At the end of all this there will be Many beautiful fully operational games out there for all to enjoy for many years to come. Liking this thread!

    #153 70 days ago

    You said it!

    #154 70 days ago

    I'm currently customizing a Spooky's Rick and Morty, DP The Big Lebowski for a customer.

    As well as a Stern Jurassic Park Pro, and Stranger Things Premium will be up for sale when things get back to normal. These 2 machines were the ones going to TPF 2020, but that didn't happen this year.

    The good thing is, I get to play them as well .

    Please Stay Safe everyone,

    Steve
    Mi Pinball Refinery
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    #155 70 days ago

    Finishing up a CPR Bally Playboy PF swap. This the digital version. Not as nice as the silkscreened IMO having now had both. Registration errors galore. Used a new brad bit for drilling holes for posts. Several times when the clear was just cut thru, it would remove a small section of artwork beyond the drill bit edge. Luckily the post will cover it. Only about 20% of the dimples on the bottom where it the correct spot. Some were off as much as 4mm. Installed the freshly painted rails today and everything was lining up nice till I went to install the shooter lane arch. Top side was drilled about 1/8" off from the bottom. Total WTF.

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    #156 70 days ago

    Doctor who time expander has been....expanded.

    Hopefully I’ll be able to un-expand it when the rest of the parts show up.

    New rollers and synthetic grease, opto carrier, opto boards, motor / gearbox, lamps, cliffys, and misc hardware.

    I’m debating on connector Repinning...everything rings out. But while I’m in there...

    Should be good for another 20 years when I’m done!
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    #157 70 days ago

    I'm working on a fairly beat up Bride of Pinbot. I have it working 95%, just about to tear it down and scrub it. I'm also working on a SEVERELY beat to crap High Speed that works, except I need lane change switches for the flippers. Those should be here tomorrow or Wednesday. Once those are done, I will do a strip and shop of our TAF.

    #158 70 days ago

    Flash, which has had its playfield in "clean and paint" on top, and "clean and rebuild" underneath for 3+ months, got the last pieces attached this afternoon! Next is replacing the 40-pin interconnect between the MPU and Driver board, as the game had multiple personality syndrome when the two boards were revived from battery damage.

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    #159 70 days ago

    Continuing work on flash.
    Cleaned and polished lockdown assembly,
    Coindoor ,siderails, and legs. Touch up paint
    on cabinet and then novused. Will be doing 4th coat
    of clear tomorrow on playfield.

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    #160 70 days ago
    Quoted from lowbeau67:

    Continuing work on flash.
    Cleaned and polished lockdown assembly,
    Coindoor ,siderails, and legs. Touch up paint
    on cabinet and then novused. Will be doing 4th coat
    of clear tomorrow on playfield.[quoted image][quoted image]

    What kind if clear are you using?

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    #161 70 days ago

    Finally getting back to my Flight 2000 restore. Good progress this weekend soldering the new ground braid to the new lamp sockets. A few more mechs to clean and polish then i’ll populate the top side. Weather should be nice enough to spray the cab soon too.

    I got my order of Reese Rails (not on yet, the shitty old ones are temp installed) and a few odds and sods from PBL recently. Glad i ordered when i did - dumb luck really lol

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    #162 70 days ago
    Quoted from RGarriott:

    What kind if clear are you using?

    Filled inserts with Minwax Polycrylic. Wasn't planning on
    clearing playfield because it looked like someone had
    varathaned it years ago but needed to replace pop bumper
    skirt so decided to rebuild all 3 and figured WTH.
    Used Spraymax 2k last year on a wing ding playfield but
    went with buying the purple hvlp gun and spraying the
    Minwax Polycrylic on this because of already filling inserts
    with it.

    #163 70 days ago
    Quoted from Yelobird:

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

    And one of the kindest nicest guys in the hobby.

    #164 69 days ago
    Quoted from pintechev:

    And one of the kindest nicest guys in the hobby.

    The same can be said about you too my friend! Thanks for the kind words!!

    #165 69 days ago

    I'm building new work benches in my garage. Also have a LION MAN in the basement I'm tinkering with for Hilton.

    "What's the difference between house arrest and the virus lockdown? People on house arrest are at least allowed to goto work!"

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    #166 69 days ago

    Stenciled and cleared my fathom cabinet. Touched up and cleared playfield.

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    #167 69 days ago
    Quoted from tatman9999:

    Stenciled and cleared my fathom cabinet. Touched up and cleared playfield.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Looking great bob. Top to bottom she will be a prize when done.

    #168 69 days ago
    Quoted from tatman9999:

    Stenciled and cleared my fathom cabinet. Touched up and cleared playfield.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    She is a beauty. Would love to have one like it one day.

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    #169 69 days ago

    Added a Color DMD to my Capcom Breakshot. Holy crap is this nice.

    Before:

    After:

    The videos don't do it justice. I will try to get a better video with a real camera

    Chris

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    #170 69 days ago

    Tonight the games get a rest (at least until the kids are in bed).
    Tonight is karaoke night.

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    #171 69 days ago

    Hah! That's excellent! All pinball and no play makes jack....

    #172 68 days ago

    Pretty awesome sideburners youve got there, coindork!

    Myself Im waiting for components to hopefully get the MPU from my Space Station up and running again.. I doubt it though.

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    #173 68 days ago

    Finished my GNR, many thanks to Freeplay40 & Cliffy.

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    #174 68 days ago

    More GNR & backglass frames homemade

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    #175 68 days ago

    Just finished a Pinbot hardtop install and shooter lane repair and started tearing apart Flash Gordon for a hardtop install and cabinet restore. New plastics too.
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    #176 68 days ago

    Love this thread... Doing the work on my
    Flash is enjoyable and relaxing but dam it's a lot of stuff to
    do when you have ocd about shit looking good.
    This is my first real refurb. Makes you appreciate
    all the hard work in the threads I've read the last 2 years
    Can't wait to get done and play this mfer!

    #177 68 days ago
    Quoted from Jrotten:

    More GNR & backglass frames homemade[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    GNR Looks Awesome!
    I also like the The Orange Box Goodness on the walls

    #178 68 days ago

    For Dennis423

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    #179 68 days ago

    Electromechanical! With Smoke, no less!

    #180 68 days ago

    Started the first of the projects yesterday. Finishing teardowns on my parts playfields.

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    A bit of rust on the metal parts, but I suspect it'll polish out once I learn a few more things about polishing. Playfield is very dirty but actually in nicer shape than my functioning Police Force. Might end up using this for a swap - if I determine the game is even worth that much work!

    #181 68 days ago

    My last post on this thread was #13, eight days ago. The space shuttle is now ready for liftoff. Next up, Mars God of War. Afraid I'm going to need more than 8 days to have this one ready for finished photos. still, would rather do this than be standing in line for toilet paper at Costco.

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    #182 68 days ago

    Wow, Space Shuttle looks deluxe! Mars God of War looks to provide many days' alternative to t.p. lines at the store. My Flash is doing the same thing - I was going to start soldering on circuit boards this week, but discovered the back box had come unglued (as have many of us...). So, wood repair first.

    #183 67 days ago

    Working on my extended playfield swap of EarthShaker. I'm having a problem with the posts / wood screws. I've broken one, still have to figure out how to get it out. As I worked on the next one, I drilled the hole a little bigger, but it's still very tight and I'm afraid to keep breaking them. I'm thinking about using some screw wax (similar to soap, but shouldn't stain the wood). Anyone have any other thoughts, experience?

    #184 67 days ago

    Finally finished extensive touch-up on a really rough Snow Derby playfield. Almost done with replacing inserts now. Hoping to begin clearcoating soon.
    Here are “before” photos and a “so far” photo:

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    #185 67 days ago

    Good to get some work done on this but I still feel I'm missing something...hmmm

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    #186 67 days ago

    You have very selective termites!

    #187 67 days ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Good to get some work done on this but I still feel I'm missing something...hmmm[quoted image]

    They must have added some gates to the shooter lane after they made mine!

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    #188 67 days ago

    Currently restoring a Target Alpha... just waiting on a few parts from Jimmy at PBResource.com

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    #189 67 days ago

    You did it sign-painter style? Accept my congratulations!

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    #190 67 days ago

    Creech restore underway

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    #191 67 days ago
    Quoted from chuckwurt:

    Hardy har har. Haha. Guess which side is LED?[quoted image][quoted image]

    The warm frosteds come out looking pretty darn close, and run cooler to boot

    #192 66 days ago

    Framing, electrical, drywall & paint completed. Door, trim and carpet pending. I thought this was a good quarantine project but I wouldn't do it again. It has caused me to many extra trips to Lowes.

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    #193 66 days ago

    Good time to start on Gorgar.

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    #194 66 days ago
    Quoted from iamdrunker:

    Good time to start on Gorgar.[quoted image]

    One of my favorite games of that era! Just looking at that play field I can hear the heartbeat sound in my head.

    #195 66 days ago

    Not a game but something I'm making for the game room.

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    #196 66 days ago
    Quoted from TheHueManatee:

    Not a game but something I'm making for the game room.[quoted image]

    Cool selfie

    #197 66 days ago

    Woohoo, gotta love quarantine....spent 3 hours today tracking down intermittant light flickering problems on my Target Pool and replacing the last of 17 light sockets. Its now running perfectly!

    as mentioned earlier in the thread, next up is a Miss-O

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    #198 66 days ago

    No restorations for me. Instead I have lots of shop jobs. Since quarantine has started I've finished DE Jurassic Park and Tales From the Crypt. Next up is DE Star Wars!

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    #199 66 days ago

    Genie. Just arrived and needs some TLC

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    #200 65 days ago
    Quoted from wolfemaaan:

    Genie. Just arrived and needs some TLC[quoted image]

    Needs a powerball!

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