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F-14 Tomcat repro Buthamburg playfield 2019


By Buthamburg

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

Hello to all

We would like to see if there is a demand for a repro playfield F14 Tom Cat?

Regards from Hamburg
Peter

#4 4 years ago

Hi.
If there is demand, then I will run them. The price will be approx 650€ and 95€ shipping to the USA.
Shipping Australia 105€
Regards from Hamburg
Peter

#5 4 years ago

Please write me directly to peter@buthamburg.de
Subject F14 Tom Cat

#12 4 years ago

If I get 100 confirmed orders, Ill start this project and get it finalized

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#14 4 years ago

I am a official parts supplier. Its no problem for me to make a mold for missing inserts, I manufactur all inserts I need myself.
My main busness is injection molded plastic parts.

#21 4 years ago

Hello to all.
If you are intrested, please send an email directly to me peter@buthamburg.de
Have a nice day
Regards from Hamburg
Peter

#28 4 years ago

Hello to all

If I get enough pre-orders this project will go through 100%
Once enough pre-orders came in, Ill ask all to confirm and commit with a 100Euro deposit.
Then I will produce the comfirmed ammount of playfields.

Regards from Hamburg
Peter

#30 4 years ago

They will be ready to mount. Could be that the holes must be clean drilled (clear coat).
We dont use insert decals, we silkscreen print, as the original.
And yes, they will have clear coat on them.

#32 4 years ago

Yes, 650 Euro is 705US$ at the moment.

#34 4 years ago

Yes, the Dollar has gained alot lately, its now 1.08 Dollar to an Euro.

#41 4 years ago

Please send me an email directly to peter@buthamburg.de, subject F14 Tomcat, then I can put you on my list

#56 4 years ago

I have had a look, but I cant find out how to change the title?

#58 4 years ago

Thank you, title is re-named.

#60 4 years ago

The Dollar / Euro has been stabil like this since many mounths. First the problem with Greece, now all the refugies comming into Europe,
That will keep the Euro low for some time.

#61 4 years ago

I could also ask full payment, then the exchange rate is fixed to the date of intrest.
But I dont then want to be rushed, it will take as long as it takes.

#66 4 years ago

Approx. 4 months once I can get started.
Payment via PayPal.

#74 4 years ago

Hello.
I need roughly another 30 preorders, then Ill start the project.
Im buisy doing the mold for the insert allready, quiet sure this project will go through.
Regards from Hamburg
Peter

1 week later
#88 4 years ago

Thank you. I have just renamed to F-14 Tomcat.

#89 4 years ago

The playfield cost approx. 715 US$
The shipping approx. 105 US$ any were in the USA / Canada

#91 4 years ago

Hello to all

I am still missing 20 orders. But Im going to risk it now, I will order the wood this week. Im sure that a couple of people will still
jump in.

Regards from Hamburg
Peter

#95 4 years ago

Please send an email directly to peter@buthamburg.de if you want to be on the list.

1 month later
#114 3 years ago

Hello to all.

We are now finally online. http://www.perfectplayfields.com/
It was a battle, not the solution we wanted, but now we are online with a few parts.
We will still need alot of hours to optimze all

Regards from Hamburg
Peter

#119 3 years ago

Hello to all

Hello to all. I havnt got enough orders yet. But I have taken the risk and have order the wood. The milling and artwork are still in work.
I will run them as soon as all is set up and the wood arrives.

Regards from Hamburg
Peter

3 weeks later
#128 3 years ago

Hi to all.

The wood is at the carpenters place, the milling program has been made. Im still waiting the original artwork files.
As sson as the art will arrive, we will check it with the milling programm and get started.

Regards from Hamburg
Peter

1 month later
#131 3 years ago

Hello to all.

We are busy fitting the graphic to the milling program. The wood has been delivered to the carpenter.
Hopefuly we can send the carpenter the milling file next week.

Wish you all a nice day.
Regards from Hamburg
Peter

1 month later
#133 3 years ago

Hello to all.

The black film and the milling program are both fitted to each other. We are waiting for the carpenter to do the first trail
milling. As soon as we get the first test board we will mount the parts to re-check that all is correct, then we will start production.

Wish you all a nice day
Regards from Hamburg
Peter

www.buthamburg.de

4 weeks later
#135 3 years ago

Hello To all.

We had to do some correction on the milling program and are now waiting for the second trial board.
But so far all looks good, production will soon start. Ill then send all on my list an email to comfirm the order
with the 100 Euro pre payment.
Hope we get the next board early next week.

Wish you all a nice day.
Regards from Hamburg
Peter

2 weeks later
#141 3 years ago

Hello to all.

Im waiting a cal from the carpenter, then Ill fetch the board today and check if its now OK.

Regards from Hamburg
Peter

#142 3 years ago

Hello to all.

Im happy to announce that we have started the milling of the boards. The production has started.
Ill ask all to confirm their order with a 100 Euro deposit and will mill the quontity of the pre paid boards.
If you are not on the pre order list and would like to jump in, then please mail me directly to peter@buthamburg.de

Regrads from Hamburg
Peter

#144 3 years ago

Ill up date with pictures soon

#147 3 years ago

Hello to all.

OK, here are some pictures.
This is the board were we approved the final Milling.
Mounted all the parts and tested the inserts.
This is a test board, the playfields are milled in a Maple board as the original.
Over the weekend Ill post the first Board with glued inserts.

Regards from Hamburg
Peter

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#148 3 years ago

Hi to all.

Here again the cost of the F-14 Playfields.

F-14 Playfield 650 Euro
Shipping to the USA / Canada 95 Euro
Shipping to Australia 105 Euro
Shipping to the EC countries 35 Euro
Shipping inside Germany 15 Euro
Buyers from the EC countries is + 19% VAT

We are busy collecting 100 Euro pre payments to confirm your order. Payment is via PayPal to peter@buthamburg.de
We will only produce the ordered amount of boards to not land up with a huge stock in storage.
The finalizing date is approx. end of October.

We will update here in this thread. Next update will be over the weekend with a picture of the first board with glued inserts.

Regards from hamburg
Peter

#152 3 years ago

Thank you to all.
Have a nice day
Regards from Hamburg
Peter
www.buthamburg.de

#154 3 years ago

Hello to all.

Lets get ready to rumble. The first board has the light inserts glued. Yesterday night we fetch the first bacht of boards from the carpenter,
now we have started to glued inserts.

Buthamburg team wishes all a good weekend.

Regards from Hamburg
Peter

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#162 3 years ago

Thanks for Hijacking the Thread!

#163 3 years ago

Hi to all.

We will close the list soon. The carpenter is on holiday for 2 weeks.
After his holiday he will continue milling the ordered boards.
He will be finished on the 2nd of September. Thats the time we will close the pre-order list.

Here again the cost of the F-14 Playfields.

F-14 Playfield 650 Euro
Shipping to the USA / Canada 95 Euro
Shipping to Australia 105 Euro
Shipping to the EC countries 35 Euro
Shipping inside Germany 15 Euro
Buyers from the EC countries is + 19% VAT

We are busy collecting 100 Euro pre payments to confirm your order. Payment is via PayPal to peter@buthamburg.de
We will only produce the ordered amount of boards to not land up with a huge stock in storage.
The finalizing date is approx. end of October.

Have a nice weekend
Regards from Hamburg
Peter
www.buthamburg.de

#165 3 years ago

We have made a picture of the black film on the raw playfield.
We have done further adjustments to the black film, to fit better, we will receive it next week.
The playfield will be silk screened with the original Williams films.

Buthamburg Team
www.buthamburg.de

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#171 3 years ago
Quoted from nightsearcher:

Hi Peter, can you post a list of the people that you have received deposits from to assure us we have made your list. I hate to miss out because of a stupid error on PayPal end

Hi. Ill send an email out today to all the people who have pre-paid.
Regards from Hamburg
Peter
www.buthamburg.de

#172 3 years ago

I have sent an email out to all that have per-paid.
If you didnt receive an Email, then I did not receive your pre-payment.
Many thanks for your trust.

Regards from Hamburg
Peter
www.buthamburg.de

#173 3 years ago
Quoted from Shiny_balls:

Awesome Peter!
I think the blue screen printing color should be matched to the new playfield plastic set....right?
Good job Peter!

No, we are only printing with the nice full color shades of the original boards.
It is important for us to match the colors as close as possible. Different shades can make the playfield look off.
Regards from Hamburg
Peter
www.buthamburg.de

#178 3 years ago
Quoted from bronco-jon:

I received your Email. I am feeling good about this! Looking forward in getting my new playfield!
...Peter, before you clear coat mine, I need you to have Steve Ritchie autograph the upper playfield between Hitman and Gen. Yagov.
It will go good with my autographed translite.
Don't forget to autograph and date the underside yourself if you don't mind.
Jon

Hi.
I can send you the F-14 playfield with a sanded clear coat, then you can ask Steve Ritchie to sighn the playfield, then you can send it for a final clear coat to some one in the US. Let me know if this will work for you.
Ill be happy to sign the playfield with date under the appron?

Regrads from Hamburg
Peter

2 weeks later
#191 3 years ago

Hello to all.

We have some dimples from both sides, enough to place the parts correctly. We only have the version with the lite sockets,
not the version with the light boards, all our sample playfields were equipt with singel lite sockets for the flying arrow lite rows.

We have glued inserts on 60 Playfields and are now busy sanding them down so we can bring the first bunch of playfields
to the paint shop to get the primer.

The pre-order list will close on the 9th of September.

Regards from Hamburg
Peter

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#192 3 years ago

The first board has the inserts in the lane out twisted. Will be fixed.
Regards from Hamburg
Peter
www.buthamburg.de

1 week later
#196 3 years ago
Quoted from shirkle:

Peter- will you be posting here when our final payments are due?

Hi. Yes Ill post it here. I will also send an email to all on the pre-payment list.

Regards from Hamburg
Peter
www.buthamburg.de

#198 3 years ago

Hi to all.

Inserts are all glued, we are busy sanding them.
The first load is at the painters shop for primer.
Printing is planned begining of October.

Regards from Hamburg
Peter

3 weeks later
#205 3 years ago

Hello to all.

We are nearly ready for printing, we had to redo 18 Boards, the prime wasnt good. As sson as they have cured decently
we will start the printing. Ill then update with pictures of the white print.

Regards from Hamburg
Peter

1 week later
#207 3 years ago

Hello to all

All the boards are now fully primered, all looks good. We will bring the last bunch of boards to the
printer in an hour. We rechecked all the Films, some tight corners are in that might get very tricky
but we will see once the print is on the go. On Monday we will start printing.

Wish you all a nice weekend
Regards from Hamburg
Peter
www.buthamburg.de

#210 3 years ago

Hello to all.

We have just come back from the printers shop, the white has been printed.
Now the position of the print is fixed, lets see how it developes.
Here are some picture of the first steps in printing.
The first picture is showing the naked boards that have been primered.
Second picture is showing the finished silk screen.
The third picture is showing the first printed board.
The forth picture is showing the white print.

Tomorrow we will continue with yellow.

Have a nice day
Buthamburg Team
www.buthamburg.de

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#214 3 years ago

Hi.
Yes, we have also noticed it, it was to late to get it fixed. We will use that board for our F-14. Yesterday we printed
yellow, today we will print orange and if there is enough time, red. Will update once I get back from printing.
Regards from Hamburg
Peter
www.buthamburg.de

#215 3 years ago

Hello to all.

Yesterday we printed the yellow color, today we printed orange and red. All went with out a problem.
4 colors still to go. Tomorrow we will print the light and dark blue.

Have a nice day
Regards from Hamburg
Peter

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#218 3 years ago

And another 2 colors have been printed today. Light and Dark Blue.
Here are some pictures of todays printing.

Regards from Hamburg
Peter

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#225 3 years ago

This is the last update for this week. Green has been printed. Next week
on Tuesday we will print the last color, black.
Then the paint needs to rest a couple of days before we can bring them to the paint shop
for clear coating.
Wish all all a nice Weekend
Regards from Hamburg
Peter

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#233 3 years ago

Hello to all

We are proud to annouce that we have finished printinghe F-14 Tom Cat playfields.
Yeah, the black has been printed. All work out very nicely.
The blue is more intensive than you can see on the picture,
the picture was taken with flash light.
Tomorrow we will take the playfields to the paint shop, its now clear coat time.
Regards from Hamburg.
Peter

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#265 3 years ago

Hello to all

Thank you for all your trust.
The first clear coat has been applied, now we are waiting for the clear coat to settle.

Regards from Hamburg
Peter

#267 3 years ago

Basic is 2 coats. The first bunch of playfieds had been clear coated on Friday the 4th.
As soon as the clear has settled we will apply the second coat.

#270 3 years ago

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

1 week later
#286 3 years ago

Hello to all

We are now doing the clear coat. The first batch will be brought to the paint shop today,
these playfields are now ready for the second coat.
The second batch of playfields have thier first coat and will be fetched from the paint shop toady.
Sorry but its hard to update, it is now mainly waiting time, waiting for the clear coat to settle.
I hope that the first boards can be sent out in the first week of December.

Regards from Hamburg
Peter

2 weeks later
#307 3 years ago

Hello to all

Sorry the late update, we are fighting to get all packed and shipped out.
The next bunch will receive an mail today.

DHL will send you a message with the tracking nr.

About 50% of the boards need another clear coat, we dont just want to send them out like that,
we will sand them down over the weekend and get them to the paint shop next week Monday.
Those will be shipped out approx 2 - 3 weeks time.

Regards from Hamburg
Peter

1 week later
#340 3 years ago

Hello to all

The clear coat on the shipped playfields were about 4 weeks ago. It should be ready to mount parts.
To be on the safe side you can wait another 4 weeks before starting the first game.
We are also going to wait another 4 weeks before we start a game on our F-14, cant wait to see the speed.

We ahve updated our Home Pages a bit, not finished yet, we will continue, but now you can see the lined up playfields
for 2017.

Wish you all a Merry Christmas
But Hamburg Team
www.buthamburg.de

#341 3 years ago

SOF
We are thinking of putting up a vote side, then you could vote for playfields needed and we can check if we can get the rights to do them.
Peter

#345 3 years ago

Hello to all.

Its Christmas time and there are a lot of parcel being sent. Mainly the parcels get stuck before the US Customs.
Once the playfields pass the customs the delivery is in a few days. I hoped that the first bunch of playfield would have arrived by now.

Regards from Hamburg
Peter
www.buthamburg.de

#375 3 years ago

Hello to all.

We wish you all a Merry Christmass and all the best for 2017.

Regards from Hamburg
Buthamburg Team
www.buthamburg.de

#389 3 years ago

Hello to all.

We are happy to see that the playfields are rolling in now.
Thank you for all your patient and thanks for the acnoledgement, we really apritiate it.
The Mark in the Raster is in the original films that Williams used. We were not sure if its a mistake or if
something should have been printed in that area. Looking at the pixels in the original data, the you can see that the raster
is running out towards that area, and above that area the raster gets stronger again. We decided to print them as they were printed.

We wish you all a Happy New Year and all the best for 2017.

In January we will start of with Getaway and Terminator 2 Judgement day.

Regards from Hamburg
But Hamburg Team
www.buthamburg.de

#392 3 years ago

Hello to all.

We wish you all a Happy New Year and all the best for 2017.

Regards from Hamburg
Buthamburg Team

www.buthamburg.de

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#396 3 years ago

Hi

Yes, it is a 2 part automotive clear coat.

If you have the possiblility to "bullet proof" it, it would always be better.
Please note that we cannot do custom clear coating on production runs, but we do our best
and we put extra clear coats if the first 2 coats dont work out well. All the material are very fresh
on production runs, with the time it will dimple. If you have the time, then it would be better to let the clear coat settle
for atleast 6 months and then give it to a "professional" for extra clear coating.

Regards from Hamburg
Peter
www.buthamburg.de

3 months later
#411 2 years 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

1 year later
#418 1 year 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 11 months 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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1 week later
#423 11 months 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 10 months 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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2 months later
#430 8 months ago

Hello to all

Here is a first peep of the F-14 Playfields.
We have had a bad delay for the printer failed badly. We had
to purchase a printing machine and repair printed the boards.
The F-14 playfields are now getting thier clear coat, the first batch
got the final clear coat this week. If all went well we will send out the first F-14 Playfields next week.
Wish you all a nice weekend.

Regards from Hamburg
Leon and Peter

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2 weeks later
#434 7 months ago

Yes, let the playfield rest for atleast 30 days.
You can also test the coat with your finger nail. Take a spot,
for example were the fire back coil gets mounted, Feel the hardness of the clear coat.
If you leave marks easly with your finger nail, then it is not ready to mount. If its very hard
to make a mark, then its ready for mounting.

Regards from Hamburg
Leon and Peter
www.buthamburg.de

1 month later
#442 5 months ago

Hello to all

It makes us proud that you are all happy with our hand craft work, that is the best loan that we can receive, Thank you.
The time was now to stand up for we were mentioned having Ghosting problems. We did have a ghosting problem,
the problem was man made and not because the clear and paints dont match. 8 Boards didnt get primered, 1 paint both
load. Having no primer on the inserts caused the ghosting, the clear coat couldnt hold to the plastic insert. In the last few months,
we are often asked if our playfields are having issues with clear coat, others have canceled thier pre-order, others dont respons to mails.
So we decided to take a video showing how we break down the art print and the clear coat. We did expect attleast some clear coat chipping
off while hammering the insert. The insert is cracked but we cant see any ghosting, the clear coat is badly dented and the hammer left deep
dimples in the wood area. I think we have now showed that our playfields dont have the issues that certian other playfield manufactures have.
Knock 3 times on wood.

Have a nice day
Regards from Hamburg
Leon and Peter

#444 5 months ago

Thank you.
I must pass it on to my Son, Leon, working with the same passion on producing playfields
and pinball spare parts.
We are now working on capacity, we are looking for new company premises.
Regards from Hamburg
Leon and Peter

#446 5 months ago

Yes, we still have some F-14 Playfields available.
Please send me an E-Mail directly to peter at buthamburg dot de.
Regards from Hamburg
Leon and Peter

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