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F-14 Tomcat repro Buthamburg playfield 2019


By Buthamburg

3 years ago



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#401 2 years ago

F14 ball lost secret:
Fasten a black post to the back wall right where the main launch wire ramp
enters the black vacuum form gate guide system.
The post helps block the ball from falling off the backside
of the wire ramp and into the abyss of the back side of the playfield.

#402 2 years ago
Quoted from Darren_Sisco:

Looks like I missed the boat . Time to roll up my sleeves.

That looks better than most I've seen, good luck!

#403 2 years ago
Quoted from Darren_Sisco:

Looks like I missed the boat . Time to roll up my sleeves.

If you want a REALLY nice original, let me know. I'll do the playfield swap and my original is VERY nice. Full Mylar, very minimal wear, no to VERY little insert lifting.

Almost hate to get rid of it to be honest, as it's in great shape.

#404 2 years ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

F14 ball lost secret:
Fasten a black post to the back wall right where the main launch wire ramp
enters the black vacuum form gate guide system.
The post helps block the ball from falling off the backside
of the wire ramp and into the abyss of the back side of the playfield.

I have never seen this happen. Ever. When/how have you seen this? Something must me missing/broke.

#405 2 years ago
Quoted from kilmarnock1350:

I have never seen this happen. Ever. When/how have you seen this

Lift the playfield up with all the balls ejected into the metal wire entrance ramp.
A ball or two will end up behind the reverse kickback.

#406 2 years ago
Quoted from kilmarnock1350:

If you want a REALLY nice original, let me know. I'll do the playfield swap and my original is VERY nice. Full Mylar, very minimal wear, no to VERY little insert lifting.
Almost hate to get rid of it to be honest, as it's in great shape.

I got lucky and Buthamburg had one available. I sent him a payment and it should be on the way at some point. I'm considering fixing up my old board to sell as an original. Won't be until after I get done with the F14 and Spy Hunter projects though.

#407 2 years ago

I think my playfield will be here any day now, but I don't have an F14 anymore to put it in. If anyone needs one I will sell at same price I paid.

#408 2 years ago

Mine just came today looks amazing!!!

1 week later
#409 2 years ago

Are there any left to purchase?

2 months later
#410 1 year ago
Quoted from WhiskeyTango:

Are there any left to purchase?

This^^^

I'm late to the party but would love a new Tomcat play field.

#411 1 year ago

Hello to all.
Sorry, but the first bunch is sold out.
We will open a new pre-order list for F-14.
If you are interested to purchase a F-14 playfield, then please mail me to peter@buthamburg.de
Pre-order list is now open.

Regards from Hamburg
Peter
www.buthamburg.de

#412 1 year ago

Message sent :^)

#413 1 year ago

I have one I'm not going to use - up for grabs...Also have a plastic set and repro ramp

Scott

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#414 1 year ago

fyi ... we just received a very limited # of F-14 Playfields from Peter in Germany, all highest quality sealed directly from him.

http://www.planetarypinball.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=PPS-31-1357-554&Store_Code=PP

4 months later
#415 1 year ago

Any idea if you will be getting more in the future?

Quoted from PPS:

fyi ... we just received a very limited # of F-14 Playfields from Peter in Germany, all highest quality sealed directly from him.
http://www.planetarypinball.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=PPS-31-1357-554&Store_Code=PP

4 months later
#416 1 year ago
Quoted from Buthamburg:

Hello to all
After the second coat has setteled, we will check them and then decide if a 3rd coat is needed.
At the Moment there is not another Option to do custom clear coating. To do a decent mirrow finish it can take upto
2 years, and then you can still see the outlines of inserts after the clear coat has settled completly. But we will do our best to get a
decent Playfield out to you.
It would be the best to let the Playfield rest for atleast 6 months. Then sand and apply another clear coat layer and wait again and repeat until you are satisfied.
Kruzman would also be an option.
Regards from Hamburg
Peter

I let my new #F-14 Tomcat playfield rest for 9 months on edge, turning it as needed to let gravity pull it flat as it sat. Now kruzman is working his magic on the surface.
I will post results here when the finished product is ready for its photo shoot.

2 months later
#417 12 months ago

Thanks to vid1900, I solved a problem with the Launch Lane VUK saucer 'ball stop', causing ball to bounce back.
Here are some pictures. Notice the first one where the ball stop is square to the saucer hole? It needs to be angled counter clockwise slightly to kill the ball energy so it drops down into hole and not bounce out. As I stated before, these repro playfields have holes that are not drilled in exactly the same place so these adjustments are needed. I just epoxied shut one screw hole and drilled another to set the stop at an angle. It plays great now. No bounce backs!

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9 months later
#418 81 days ago

Hello to all

We are busy setting up the milling machine for F-14 playfields.
The pre-order list is still open, if you wish to be on the F-14 playfield list,
Then please send me an email to peter@buthamburg.de including your postal address.
Delivery time approx March 19

1 F-14 reproduction playfield Euro 700 Approx.
Shipping to the US and Canada Euro 95
Shipping to Australia Euro 105
Shipping inside the EC Euro 35
Shipping inside Germany Euro 18

Note: If the Playfield remains in the EC we have to charge 19% VAT / MwSt.

Regards from Hamburg
Leon and Peter
www.buthamburg.de

1 month later
#419 36 days ago

Hello to all

Here is a picture of the raw F-14 board with glued and sanded inserts.
Now its time for primer.

Have a nice weekend
Regards from Hamburg
Leon & Peter

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#420 35 days ago

The last batch of playfields were beautiful! Congratulations to those getting new playfields this time around.

Peter- Are there any plans to make matched color plastic sets this time around? I’m very unhappy with the blue that CPR used on their sets.

#421 35 days ago

Woohoo! Will be excited to feature one of these at RPM.

#422 35 days ago

Woot! Can't wait for mine!

1 week later
#423 27 days ago

The F-14 Playfields now have primer and are ready for silk screen printing.
We will let them rest for 1 week. Printing is scheduled for beginning of April.
The picture is showing the F-14 Playfield with primer.
We still have a handful of F-14 Playfields available, if you wish to jump in on this production run,
then please send me an email to peter@buthamburg.de with your postal address.

Have a nice Sunday
Regards from Hamburg
Leon & Peter

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3 weeks later
#424 5 days ago

Hello to all

Here is a short update. We are nearly finished printing.
If the printer manages to make the green and black screen until tomorrow, we will print the last 2 colors.

Have a nice day
Regards from Hamburg
Leon & Peter

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