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Doctor Who Owners Club.....Time Lords Welcome!


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#2601 22 days ago

Looks great. Hell of a job dude.

#2602 22 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

I actually like this approach better - the decals that are made to wrap around end up cracking in weird places. This makes the game look very clean and almost like a modern game
Outstanding job!

Thanks!

After lining up and centering the artwork, large borders were the only way to proceed.

The black borders lean me towards black armor now.

I was going to get a midnight blue with fine metal flake in silver and black.

But now, satin black seems the only way to go, with fine metal flake?

It would be dark but, look clean.

So, satin black or dark blue armor?

#2603 22 days ago
Quoted from gunstarhero:

Looks great. Hell of a job dude.

Thanks!

Its not overly perfect, but easily as good or better than factory offerings of the time.

One of the hurdles was the exceptionally terrible plywood quality.

Something like a rough apple crate with voids and cracked veneer running all the way through.

The edges were a bit splintery, but seem to have settled down after rubbing them with titebond and light sanding.

My hobbit cab is barely centered and has some bumps in the decal work. It also has 1/4" borders roughly centered.

#2604 22 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Thanks!
After lining up and centering the artwork, large borders were the only way to proceed.
The black borders lean me towards black armor now.
I was going to get a midnight blue with fine metal flake in silver and black.
But now, satin black seems the only way to go, with fine metal flake?
It would be dark but, look clean.
So, satin black or dark blue armor?

Man that is a tough call now. Tardis blue doesn't quite work - it's just too much blue. I think if you go for a 'space' finish, black with multicolored flecks you may be in good shape

#2605 22 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Man that is a tough call now. Tardis blue doesn't quite work - it's just too much blue. I think if you go for a 'space' finish, black with multicolored flecks you may be in good shape

I think so too.
We have an appointment to go look at powdercoat samples at our local place next week.

He charges $100 to do all 7 pieces.

I really like the blackness of space with multicolored flake idea.

Like stars in the cosmos!

Thanks.

#2606 22 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

I think so too.
We have an appointment to go look at powdercoat samples at our local place next week.
He charges $100 to do all 7 pieces.
I really like the blackness of space with multicolored flake idea.
Like stars in the cosmos!
Thanks.

$100 for all 7 pieces!! That is a steal. 7 pieces? 4 legs, 2 rails, lock bar... are you not going to do the coin door or hinges?

#2607 22 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

$100 for all 7 pieces!! That is a steal. 7 pieces? 4 legs, 2 rails, lock bar... are you not going to do the coin door or hinges?

Yep. $100-$150 depending on coating process. Black is very affordable.

I have a brand new 3 chute door I got from Entropy back in the day for $65 (min 10 doors, I got an assortment lol).

I might use it.

Also I want to restore the existing. It's not too bad.

Black doors look good enough if they are freshly restored.

#2609 21 days ago

Gonna maybe install the side blades later today.

#2610 21 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Gonna maybe install the side blades later today.

Where are the blades from?

#2611 21 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Where are the blades from?

Out of stock everywhere.
Pingraffix removed them off their site. Evidently copyright restrictions are in place.

Cointaker might have a set, get them now if you want a set.

https://cointaker.com/products/dr-who-pinblades

https://www.ministryofpinball.com/en/dr-who-pinblades.html

Added 18 days ago:

My mistake. Tilt graphics made my gameblades

#2612 20 days ago

Dinner from my garden
Grilled zucchini and eggplant.
Chicken sandwiches etc...
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#2613 20 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Out of stock everywhere.
Pingraffix removed them off their site. Evidently copyright restrictions are in place.
Cointaker might have a set, get them now if you want a set.
https://cointaker.com/products/dr-who-pinblades
https://www.ministryofpinball.com/en/dr-who-pinblades.html

Nice! Thinking mirror blades on mine this time..

#2614 20 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Dinner from my garden
Grilled zucchini and eggplant.
Chicken sandwiches etc...
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What the heck...is this Instagram now lol

#2615 20 days ago
Quoted from eyeamred2u:

What the heck...is this Instagram now lol

lol, I think pinballinreno has decided he's Chris at HEP now.

#2616 20 days ago
Quoted from gunstarhero:

lol, I think pinballinreno has decided he's Chris at HEP now.

Lol no way anyone can do what Chris does, he's amazing!

I was cooking late and had a few drinks... grabbed some food from my garden, drunk dialed pinside!

My garden:
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And a couple fruit trees:
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I make a lot of our own food.

#2617 20 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Nice! Thinking mirror blades on mine this time..

I'm also thinking the same.

But its pinballgoddess game, she wants the blue ones.

If they get torn up, next ones might be mirrors.

#2618 19 days ago

Sorry, don't have a good pic on my phone but you guys got me thinking about my art. I had to trim the edges when installing. I wonder if they had the scale wrong when they made yours?

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#2619 19 days ago
Quoted from bbaker2824:

Sorry, don't have a good pic on my phone but you guys got me thinking about my art. I had to trim the edges when installing. I wonder if they had the scale wrong when they made yours?[quoted image]

It’s a decision some of the decal people make - more recently I’ve seen them smaller than the cab. Makes sense too, because people are taking the time to ensure the cab is really nice. So it’s not like you have anything to cover up. Problem is, it’s not how things were originally done, so that matters to some. I still think having to trim is risky

#2620 19 days ago
Quoted from bbaker2824:

Sorry, don't have a good pic on my phone but you guys got me thinking about my art. I had to trim the edges when installing. I wonder if they had the scale wrong when they made yours?[quoted image]

Are you talking about side blades or cabinet side art?

Cabinet decals are few and far between if you are buying them.

Ministry of pinball has a few sets.
They seem to be a bit shorter than the cabinets though.

It workable and looks fine.
But it was certainly a surprise when I discovered it.

#2621 19 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Are you talking about side blades or cabinet side art?.

Side art. Its been several years since I redid my cabinet.

#2622 19 days ago

Found this old pic of when I just finished the cabinet. Went with black powder coat. Think blue might look better in hind sight.

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#2623 19 days ago
Quoted from bbaker2824:

Found this old pic of when I just finished the cabinet. Went with black powder coat. Think blue might look better in hind sight.[quoted image]

I think black looks pretty shartp!

Seems to match the head better.

Since I have black borders on my cab, black might just be perfect.

It would look complete.

#2624 19 days ago
Quoted from bbaker2824:

Found this old pic of when I just finished the cabinet. Went with black powder coat. Think blue might look better in hind sight.[quoted image]

I actually think that looks really good. The blue is just too blue IMO

#2625 18 days ago
Quoted from bbaker2824:

Found this old pic of when I just finished the cabinet. Went with black powder coat. Think blue might look better in hind sight.[quoted image]

Black is a nice touch, as it plays well against the cab decals. I know, for me, I just painted my coin door and the bolts and hinges oxford blue, as I like the way the chrome of the siderails, legs and lockdown bar look. All of the De. Who's that I have seen with different color schemes look amazing to me.

#2626 18 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

I actually think that looks really good. The blue is just too blue IMO

Rescheduled my meeting with the powdercoat company for next week.

I'm leaning heavily towards the midnight black with the blue metal flake.

Gotta see it in person...

#2627 18 days ago

Maybe pearl black:

https://images.nicindustries.com/prismatic/products/1641/pearl-black-pmb-5349-thumbnail.jpg?size=1024&_gl=1*1jsivvo*_gcl_aw*R0NMLjE1NjQ2Mjk0NTEuQ2p3S0NBanctSVRxQlJCN0Vpd0FaMWM1VV9ranlMbWRyOVNZRHlPVU15ckJSSnlDd0ZQVlVXeXUxLWxzcmVKMUZZSHNMdWxSdE44UzZob0NsRFVRQXZEX0J3RQ..&_ga=2.263891977.468727018.1564628479-391674983.1564348045&_gac=1.193070559.1564629451.CjwKCAjw-ITqBRB7EiwAZ1c5U_kjyLmdr9SYDyOUMyrBRJyCwFPVUWyu1-lsreJ1FYHsLulRtN8S6hoClDUQAvD_BwE

#2628 18 days ago

So right now the main choices are prismatic colors:

American sparkle

Pearl black

What do you think between the two?

Or just plain satin black.

#2629 18 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

So right now the main choices are prismatic colors:
American sparkle
Pearl black
What do you think between the two?
Or just plain satin black.

American - it has more of the colors from the game and cab side art

#2630 18 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

American - it has more of the colors from the game and cab side art

I think the American sparkle is really good.

pinballgoddess is swayed towards the pearl black lol.

In either case the colors that look blackest I think look the best.

Some of the other ones look kinda brown.

#2631 18 days ago

My mistake, game blades were by tilt graphics:

https://www.tiltgraphicsinc.com/product-page/dr-who-gameblades

Amazing thick textured vinyl.

Colors are bright and match the cabinet nicely.

Should last a bit.
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#2632 16 days ago

Tilt graphics Decals in place:
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I really like them
Next groundbraid etc..

I painted the rear floor of the cabinet to kinda seal in the 27 years of grease that dripped off the time expander lol

#2633 14 days ago
Quoted from pinballjah:

The Doctor Who Rush remix for Pinsound is now showing on the community website. If anyone wants to give it a try. Thanks.
http://pinsound-community.org/forum/index.php?/files/file/279-pinballjah-doctor-who-rush-remix/

Just uploaded V2 file with more Rush songs and some vocal changes. Updated the "exterminate" vocal track with "We have assumed control" from 2112. If you complete all doctors or video mode, you reach "Zanadu". Thanks.

#2635 13 days ago

Got a dr who that has the moving Dalek mod. Only played the game a few
Times and initially
Th Dalek turned as it should. Today it turned part way and stopped moving. I tried to listen and I don’t hear the servo spinning when it is supposed to activates. I am curious Would it most
Likely be the pcb board that has a problem or the servo?

#2636 13 days ago
Quoted from topkat:

Got a dr who that has the moving Dalek mod. Only played the game a few
Times and initially
Th Dalek turned as it should. Today it turned part way and stopped moving. I tried to listen and I don’t hear the servo spinning when it is supposed to activates. I am curious Would it most
Likely be the pcb board that has a problem or the servo?

Do you have the original mod with the large mech and motor? Or the small board with the hobby servo?

The small mod can overheat and eventually the board fails, but also the servo can fail if misaligned

#2637 13 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Do you have the original mod with the large mech and motor? Or the small board with the hobby servo?
The small mod can overheat and eventually the board fails, but also the servo can fail if misaligned

It looks like it’s the small board and servo. I will check both Thanks

#2638 13 days ago
Quoted from topkat:

It looks like it’s the small board and servo. I will check both Thanks

Buy the heavier duty servo with metal gears. Mine had the cheap plastic gear servi and it lasted maybe 2 months.

#2639 13 days ago
Quoted from eyeamred2u:

Buy the heavier duty servo with metal gears. Mine had the cheap plastic gear servi and it lasted maybe 2 months.

I bet its the cheapo..
do you know the model number of the one you got?
I did allot of electric rc cars and it sounded just like one of the cheap servos when I heard it run...

#2640 12 days ago

Pinball life metal Cab protectors (not shown), Williams new style leg brackets, ground braid etc ...

Ryobi 18v stapler did a barely adequate job with a little tap with a hammer on a staple once in awhile.
But it was super easy to use.
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For some reason the transformer was not installed with the t nuts and was missing the ground when I got it. I'll ohm out the system before energising it to check for ground faults. And check that all metal is grounded including the speakers.

#2641 12 days ago

Flipper fidelity compared to the original speaker.
Transformer cleaned up and Installed. I'm not painting it lol.

Should give the pinsound a little more punch
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#2642 8 days ago

I hated to way the glass switch looked.
It was shot so I replaced it and painted the bracket and screws, body etc...

Also added black vinyl sleeve.
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#2643 8 days ago

So far the ultimate shop out sticker kit has had everything I need:
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1054-flashinstinct/00575-bally-williams-warning-decals

Thank you so much flashinstinct

I replaced the lockdown receiver/guide.

After the sonic cleaner removed all the rust and corrosion, the old one still looked terrible.
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#2644 8 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

So far the ultimate shop out sticker kit has had everything I need:
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1054-flashinstinct/00575-bally-williams-warning-decals
Thank you so much flashinstinct
I replaced the lockdown receiver/guide.
After the sonic cleaner removed all the rust and corrosion, the old one still looked terrible.
[quoted image]

I’ve never been able to get a lockdown bar back looking original - for $60 at Mantis it’s just not worth the work if you’re going all out.

FWIW I highly recommend the PinSound speakers to pair with the PinSound board - they are made out of higher quality Kevlar. FF is great too, but having installed both I found the PinSound speakers made from better materials

#2645 8 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

I’ve never been able to get a lockdown bar back looking original - for $60 at Mantis it’s just not worth the work if you’re going all out.
FWIW I highly recommend the PinSound speakers to pair with the PinSound board - they are made out of higher quality Kevlar. FF is great too, but having installed both I found the PinSound speakers made from better materials

I dont know what caused the deep pitting on the old lockdown bar.

After sanding it down it looked worse and worse.

Good to know about pinsound speakers.

FF came in highly recommended as far as sound quality.

pinballgoddess opted for the best sound for her pinsound ststem, FF seemed to fit the bill lol.

I do like the kevlar idea. Durability in a pinball machine is paramount to success.

#2646 8 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Good to know.
FF came in highly recommended as far as sound quality.
pinballgoddess opted for the best sound for her pinsound ststem, FF seemed to fit the bill lol.
I do like the kevlar idea. Durability in a pinball machine is paramount to success.

FF are good, I just liked the better durability, as you pointed out

#2647 7 days ago

Found broken thermistor bypassed in power box also had a 7a fuse.

Replaced it and the MOV while I had it apart.

I installed a 8a slo-blo and a cool sticker!

Over-amped from europe! (5a fuse over there).

Also import games dont have the service outlet, so I added it back in.
With sticker of course!

I ordered a new line filter from marco, but the one that came is different.

The specs are the same, probably ok.

Tests out, 118 in, 118 out.
Ground is perfect.
Switch looks perfect.
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#2648 7 days ago

Final decision on armor color has been made.

pinballgoddess took the siderails lockdown bar and legs over to the powdercoater today.

Pearl Black. $121 total.

The decision was based on the issue that most of the colored metal flake coatings started looking brown at a short distance due to refraction and blending.

Pearl black and Barcelona black are way blacker and look good at a distance.

#2649 6 days ago

Lower cabinet done.
Had to extend a few wires and rewire the start and launch switches.
Basically move the diodes into the harness and add crimp connectors.

All of the connectors were a bit of a birds nest, evidently nylon ties aren't available in europe...
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Before:
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#2650 6 days ago

I've recently joined the Doctor Who club... I acquired the machine that thecnypinguy refers to earlier in this thread.

Anyone have a .stl file for the mushroom targets? I'd like to 3D print some new ones while I've got the mini playfield torn apart.

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