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DataEast - Lethal Weapon 3 (lw3) club - Join if you have one or haf one...


By mima

6 years ago



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“I am planing to make my self a set of repro plastics and are considering a making a very very limited run of sets. Are there any interest out there for this?”

  • I would run and grab me a set since there are no NOS made for this pin 40 votes
    44%
  • I would want to get a few single plastics, some are missing on my pin 34 votes
    37%
  • My pin has some beaten up plastics but I prefeer original plastics 3 votes
    3%
  • Nah, waste of moey. the pin plays well without / with warped and beaten up -plastics. 14 votes
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#701 14 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Question- Can someone take some measurements of the shorter mirrored backpanel above the 3 flash lamps? Mine is missing of course so I'm just going to make one. Just let me know how tall it is overall minus the cutout for the ramp.

I have a diagram of the measurements but it must be on my home computer. I've been needing to do the same as well. Where are you going to source a small bit of mirrored plexi?

#702 14 days ago
Quoted from cabuford:

I have a diagram of the measurements but it must be on my home computer. I've been needing to do the same as well. Where are you going to source a small bit of mirrored plexi?

mirror plexi, some mirror tape or even a piece painted the same color as the cab.

No hurry and thanks!

P.S. spent some time tuning up the drop target mechs so they worked correct and some LED lighting tweaks, turning out to be another fun DE game which I assume will be even more fun once the DMD is working.

#703 13 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

mirror plexi, some mirror tape or even a piece painted the same color as the cab.
No hurry and thanks!
P.S. spent some time tuning up the drop target mechs so they worked correct and some LED lighting tweaks, turning out to be another fun DE game which I assume will be even more fun once the DMD is working.

Well it's been 2 years and I can't even find the picture I was sent now. It might be on my personal PC that I left and work (and should've checked today). I'll keep looking for it. We've got the machine at my local collective and it still has it so I can just measure that now too.

I've got the mostly proper tools, I just can't seem to find mirrored plexi with such an odd shape. I think it has to be at least 24" wide but not much more that 3" tall.

It's a great game if its playing right. I love mine!

#704 13 days ago

20 1/8" x 2 3/4"

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#705 13 days ago
Quoted from kba78:

20 1/8" x 2 3/4"[quoted image]

Outstanding, thank you!

If I pick up some mirrored sheet, anyone interested in a piece?

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#706 12 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

If I pick up some mirrored sheet, anyone interested in a piece?

Definitely!

#707 12 days ago

yes! mines cracked (its how I got it)

#708 11 days ago

Repaired and clean parts waiting to install.. post office slow at the moment.

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#709 11 days ago

Could someone explain the skill shot to me when you first fire the ball? Is there a specific rotating target to be shooting at, am I missing something simple? Is my timing simply poor? The manual is vague.

#710 11 days ago

Its like T2, hit the lit target.

#711 11 days ago
Quoted from Malenko:

Its like T2, hit the lit target.

Where? Left side of playfield?

#712 11 days ago

The yellow targets where the bullets are
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#713 11 days ago
Quoted from Malenko:

The yellow targets where the bullets are
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Ah, thank you.

Not quite fully working yet, waiting for 2 microswitches to come in Saturday. Just got the DMD fixed Thursday and cleaned and waxed the playfield last night. I'm finding this to be a VERY entertaining pin and somewhat underrated for sure.

#714 11 days ago

Its a T2 clone/rip off; but different enough I dont mind owning both. LW3 is definitely flashier; the only thing I'd like to change is to edit out Pesci's "ok ok ok"

#715 11 days ago
Quoted from Malenko:

Its a T2 clone/rip off; but different enough I dont mind owning both. LW3 is definitely flashier; the only thing I'd like to change is to edit out Pesci's "ok ok ok"

I find LW3 far more entertaining than T2 though I have only played T2's on location.

#716 10 days ago
Quoted from Malenko:

Its a T2 clone/rip off; but different enough I dont mind owning both. LW3 is definitely flashier; the only thing I'd like to change is to edit out Pesci's "ok ok ok"

You can do that if you want; I put a Pinsound in mine. Changed out the music, mostly, but you can replace all of the sound effects if you take the time.

#717 10 days ago

I meant more of a rom edit than buying hardware. If I did get a pinsound it'd go in my T2 or Getaway first

#718 10 days ago

She's working 100% aside a drop target I'm replacing in the morning after whipping up some custom decals.

Made my own air ball deflector out of Lexan I had kicking around.

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#719 10 days ago

Nice!!!
Just finished mine up today, as well

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#720 10 days ago
Quoted from Malenko:

The yellow targets where the bullets are
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Not intuitive at all! I played around with it last night and finally figured out that you have to hit the target when it is lit with the pinball during the plunge, I was trying to figure out which target to hit on the DMD!

#721 10 days ago

Going to see how these look when installed. Police qualification pistol targets. Printed on heavy stock, touch of E6000 glue and mylar.

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#722 10 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Not intuitive at all! I played around with it last night and finally figured out that you have to hit the target when it is lit with the pinball during the plunge, I was trying to figure out which target to hit on the DMD!

Agreed, I thought it was the DMD target as well at first. I actually watched my wife just plunge and get the skill shot bonus a few times before I figured out she was hitting the lit target on the PF and not what the DMD showed.

#723 9 days ago

My target bank

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#724 8 days ago
Quoted from Malenko:

yes! mines cracked (its how I got it)

Sheet of mirrored plastic on order, I'll post pics to show how it comes out.

LW3 repair list so far;

Diagnosed no DMD operation, replaced power board.
Repaired old power board.
Replaced missing PCB board fasteners (16)
Installed NVRAM, removed battery holder.
Replaced missing fuse holder, varister and ac line filter in cabinet.
Replaced lower speaker grill, repaired speaker connections.
Repaired speaker/DMD housing.
Replaced broken backglass lift trim.
Replaced upper lane guides.
Replaced 2 broken micro switches
Polished all playfield gates and steels
Replaced playfield screws, washers and machine fasteners with stainless
Repaired return lane plastic guide, replaced damaged T nuts
Polished and cleaned plastics, repaired warped ones.
Polished chrome wireforms.
Removed one spot light under helicopter.
Replaced all the incandescent GI bulbs in backbox for Comet LED.
Replaced all flashers on playfield with colored Comet 8SMD LED
Replaced over half of the current playfield & insert LED with Comet LED.
Fabricated airball deflector from Lexan for center target bank.
Repaired broken cabinet head and touched up in spots.
Repaired and polished coin return buttons and made block off plate for third position.
Replaced missing beacon with Amazon Wolo blue unit, installed obnoxious Comet LED flasher for bulb.
Repaired and reinforced "Joe's place" lots of work with heat gun to mold back into place proper.
Cleaned, buffed out and waxed playfield.
Replaced drop targets, custom decals and cleaned & adjusted switches.
Repaired start button lamp, replaced missing diode.
Attached flipper board to cabinet (just floating around loose)

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#725 7 days ago

Let it sit overnight and reassemble in the morning. I really had to fix that being right in my face.
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#726 7 days ago

Nice Job!!!

#727 7 days ago

Most satisfactory!

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#728 6 days ago

All blue area touched up by hand, think I'll do the rest over the next week or two.

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#729 6 days ago

looking good

#730 6 days ago

the paint on my cab is mega weathered, I thought about trying to paint it but I know Im going to end up wrapping it. What do your sides look like?

#731 6 days ago
Quoted from Malenko:

the paint on my cab is mega weathered, I thought about trying to paint it but I know Im going to end up wrapping it. What do your sides look like?

I have the exact same problem. My blue is definitely faded and matching it would be difficult so I might decal it as well

#732 6 days ago
Quoted from Malenko:

the paint on my cab is mega weathered, I thought about trying to paint it but I know Im going to end up wrapping it. What do your sides look like?

I'm going to redo all the blue

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#733 6 days ago
Quoted from kba78:

I have the exact same problem. My blue is definitely faded and matching it would be difficult so I might decal it as well

This is one of the main reasons I went with black decals and cabinet

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#734 6 days ago

3/4 of left side done, very tedious but looks great. I'll upload the paint code later.
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#735 5 days ago

Black touched up as well, done with this side.
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#736 5 days ago

that looks amazeballs

#737 4 days ago

Front done, hinges and gun handle reinstalled and right side roughed out with blue.

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#738 3 days ago

Final pics for the day, all I need is the mirror to come in tomorrow and the cab/leg protectors Monday and were done here.

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#739 3 days ago

Looks great!!! Just out of curiosity, how did you apply the paint? Bristle brush, air brush, foam brush

#740 3 days ago
Quoted from kba78:

Looks great!!! Just out of curiosity, how did you apply the paint? Bristle brush, air brush, foam brush

Cab top and back fine foam roller, the rest was done with brush. 1/2" slant cut for the rough in and a number 0 for around the smaller details. All brush strokes done along the grain of the wood so it blends in. Very time consuming but I was on vacation this week and lots of places are closed.

#741 3 days ago

At least one death toll has been substantially reduced since the advent of this virus.

Horses at Santa Anita.

#742 3 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Final pics for the day, all I need is the mirror to come in tomorrow and the cab/leg protectors Monday and were done here.[quoted image][quoted image]

Spoke too soon in regards to the mirror, got this dreaded message from the post office.

"In Transit, Arriving Late, Your package will arrive later than expected, but is still on its way. It is currently in transit to the next facility."

Just great.

#743 3 days ago

That's the worst when you're waiting for something. Did your RoboCop plastics ship yet. Mine did and it tracks as left the country

#744 2 days ago
Quoted from kba78:

That's the worst when you're waiting for something. Did your RoboCop plastics ship yet. Mine did and it tracks as left the country

I have shipping notice and tracking that package is in the Hermes system, so Robocop plastics are on way!

The post office lied, mirrored plastic arrived today. I must say, that looks sexy as hell. I opted for rounded corners and made the cutout as small as possible so it isn't as noticable as the factory unit.
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#745 2 days ago

Yeah

Quoted from gdonovan:

I have shipping notice and tracking that package is in the Hermes system, so Robocop plastics are on way!
The post office lied, mirrored plastic arrived today. I must say, that looks sexy as hell. I opted for rounded corners and made the cutout as small as possible so it isn't as noticable as the factory unit.
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Yeah my tracking says same thing.
Mirror plexiglass came out great!

#746 2 days ago

Hey Guys my playfield is not kighting up below the pop bumpers on top, i replaced F4 fuse and one of the tabs that hold the fuse fell off. It still sits well there could that be the problem ?
Any other ideas ?

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#747 2 days ago
Quoted from TommyNYC:

Hey Guys my playfield is not kighting up below the pop bumpers on top, i replaced F4 fuse and one of the tabs that hold the fuse fell off. It still sits well there could that be the problem ?
Any other ideas ?[quoted image]

Yes

Great plains electronics sells high amp fuse clips. Easy enough with soldering iron to replace.

#748 2 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Yes
Great plains electronics sells high amp fuse clips. Easy enough with soldering iron to replace.

So you need both sides of a clip holder to transfer the electric ? Ok seems easy enough i have a soodeeing kit and will try thank you

#749 2 days ago
Quoted from TommyNYC:

So you need both sides of a clip holder to transfer the electric ? Ok seems easy enough i have a soodeeing kit and will try thank you

Doesn't take much to lose contact. I had one pin where I just rolled the fuse in the holder and the lights came back on. DE are notorious for issues with the 4 GI strings, I'd replace all four of the fuse holders as cheap insurance. They are cheap and you will have the board out anyways.

#750 2 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Doesn't take much to lose contact. I had one pin where I just rolled the fuse in the holder and the lights came back on. DE are notorious for issues with the 4 GI strings, I'd replace all four of the fuse holders as cheap insurance. They are cheap and you will have the board out anyways.

Good call, parts ordered. ! Thank you !

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