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Dragonfist Club


By cottonm4

2 years ago



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#101 1 year ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

I really can’t believe I missed those plastics that were for sale. I knew I needed them then and just didn’t check the thread at that time. Ah well, if anyone hears of more being ran somewhere or if someone doesn’t need the one I’m in desperate need of and wants to sell it please let me know. Thanks.

Those plastics sold pretty fast. All 4 set were gone in a hour.

#102 1 year ago

Black face dirty fist

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#103 1 year ago
Quoted from Whridlsoncestood:

Black face dirty fist
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Yikes!

#104 1 year ago

It’s shinning up...

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#105 1 year ago

Sort of reminds me of the Black Knight. Just paint a little black Emu feather on top of his head and you are good to go!

#106 1 year ago

That face is hilarious.

#107 1 year ago

I'm looking for a left sling if anyone has one. Can be old and yellow. Thanks.

#108 1 year ago
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#109 1 year ago

I have the same issue with my playfield... in the same area.
I'm hoping to find a good quality scan so that I can recreate the art.
Might try a combination of airbrush work and maybe making a few rub-on transfers for the detail work (especially the black layer).

#110 1 year ago

You could paint his whole body black like a ninja lol

#111 1 year ago

I already have a handle on the original art. Going to prob have lots of the play field when im done.

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#113 1 year ago

I am thinking more in the scratch and sniff direction. We can have is smell like sweaty dojo when you get slingshot action.

#114 1 year ago
Quoted from wolffcub:

I am thinking more in the scratch and sniff direction. We can have is smell like sweaty dojo when you get slingshot action.

#115 1 year ago
Quoted from Drano:

I have the same issue with my playfield... in the same area.
I'm hoping to find a good quality scan so that I can recreate the art.
Might try a combination of airbrush work and maybe making a few rub-on transfers for the detail work (especially the black layer).

If you hold off and wait till I finish the vector drawings I can cut and send you a stencil kit for the fix.

#116 1 year ago
Quoted from wolffcub:

If you hold off and wait till I finish the vector drawings I can cut and send you a stencil kit for the fix.

Awesome, thank you!

Even the vector art would suffice if it's broken up in layers by color. I could use it to order some rub-on transfer decals for the harder parts.
You can see the process I went through on this thread. First with stencils... and later with the rub-on stuff.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/restoring-playfields-with-small-text

#117 1 year ago

Kind of diggin' the Fu-Man-Chu version!

#118 1 year ago

I was able to use my Dragonfist in the league yesterday. Thank you to those of you who sent me suggestions on how to stop the ball hang up without the plastic, they worked.

If anyone notices a set of plastics come up for sale please send me a pm in case I don’t check this thread. Thank you.

#119 1 year ago

Our Dragonfist is playing really great now thanks to the suggestions on the plastic issue. We would still enjoy discovering some replacement plastics. Does any one have any plans to make any any time soon??

#120 1 year ago

Has anyone here swapped out their red drop targets for new white ones?

I'm trying to find 2-3 original red ones. If anyone has an incomplete set of reds and is willing to sell the used ones, please send me a PM

Thanks!

#121 1 year ago
Quoted from Drano:

Has anyone here swapped out their red drop targets for new white ones?
I'm trying to find 2-3 original red ones. If anyone has an incomplete set of reds and is willing to sell the used ones, please send me a PM
Thanks!

Also shy 3 reds for the front set. I’ll be putting new whites on the front bank until some day some reds show up.

Could use some blues for viper too

#122 1 year ago

I think your best bet is to use a dye to make the white ones red.

#123 1 year ago
Quoted from Tsskinne:

I think your best bet is to use a dye to make the white ones red.

That might work. I have dyed some of white acorn nuts dark green with some of that RIT dye.
It was easy to do.

You would to have some scrap plastic and a stop watch and practice to get the right shade of red. The coloring will sneak up on you; At first you will be thinking “is this ever going to work” and 5 seconds later it worked and now it is too dark.

Good idea.

#124 1 year ago

I have not played my Dragonfist for awhile as I have been busy with other pins and life in general. I bought a set of those plastics that were offered several weeks ago. I have them installed but I have fully protected them from play field hazards, yet. I got lucky. From here forward I will not play until I get my new plastics protected with some polycarbonate underlay.

Here is the part everybody is dying for. I just found out how they get broken. I got lucky. This will not happen again. I should have the fix in 1-2 days and I will post the protector that I make.

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#125 1 year ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I have not played my Dragonfist for awhile as I have been busy with other pins and life in general. I bought a set of those plastics that were offered several weeks ago. I have them installed but I have fully protected them from play field hazards, yet. I got lucky. From here forward I will not play until I get my new plastics protected with some polycarbonate underlay.
Here is the part everybody is dying for. I just found out how they get broken. I got lucky. This will not happen again. I should have the fix in 1-2 days and I will post the protector that I make.
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A piece of .030" polycarbonate, cut to pattern, will stop this problem of the broken plastic.

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One last thing to do is remove a rebound pin, install a spacer, and screw the tail end down with a small wood screw. So I drilled and countersunk a hole for a #4 screw.

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I added a little extra material on the inboard side that should take any impact of ball hits. This plastic is never going to break.

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3 weeks later
#126 1 year ago

I ripped 66 spins this morning. Previously, my best was 58 spins. It is hard to think in terms of a spinner rotating that many times.

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#128 1 year ago

Perfect.

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#130 1 year ago

I know this will not grant me full membership into the club, but thought maybe I could gain Pledge status?

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I will probably enjoy gazing at it for awhile. . . but Ive already talked with another Pinsider needs it more than I do.

#131 1 year ago
Quoted from TractorDoc:

I know this will not grant me full membership into the club, but thought maybe I could gain Pledge status?
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I will probably enjoy gazing at it for awhile. . . but Ive already talked with another Pinsider needs it more than I do.

Should see if Mirco will remake them like he did quicksilver for everyone.

#132 1 year ago
Quoted from TractorDoc:

I know this will not grant me full membership into the club, but thought maybe I could gain Pledge status?
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I will probably enjoy gazing at it for awhile. . . but Ive already talked with another Pinsider needs it more than I do.

That play field is in very good condition.

#133 1 year ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

That play field is in very good condition.

Agreed. Would love to replace mine with something like that. Easy to restore that playfield.

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#134 1 year ago

You know how when you see something that looks sort of out of the ordinary and after you see it you cannot un-see it. I just made an observation on Dragonfist that fits the "cannot un-see " catagory.

This pic is of the middle set of drop targets. Notice how the "X" insert lines up with the red special insert and the orange Extra ball insert. And the "X" is sort of facing the player.

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Next up is the left hand set of drop targets. With this you can see that, due to space contraints, the "X" insert not inline with the special and extra ball inserts. And the "X" insert has a point of view that is looking directly at the player.

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And lastly, here are the first set of drops on the upper right hand side of the play field. Like the left hand set off drop targets, the "X" insert is offset from the special and extra ball inserts. Now, here comes the part you will not be able to un-see. Look at the "X" insert. It is lined up to face the drop targets, which is completely opposite of the "X" insert on the left hand side.

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I "borrowed" Tractordoc's Dragonfist play field pic so you can see all "x" inserts in relationship to each other. To my line of thinking, the "X"s should be facing the player just as the bonus numbers are facing the player. This is no big deal and it knowing it will not make you play better or worse. But here forthwith, you will never be able to look at a Dragonfist and un-see these "X"s. To me, that upper right hand "X" just does not look right.

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#135 1 year ago

Some of you might recall that I worked with CPR to get Dragonfist plastics produced. Well they just released them last night. Here's the page: https://classicplayfields.com/shop/pinball-plastics/dragonfist/

Enjoy!

#136 1 year ago
Quoted from getadam:

Some of you might recall that I worked with CPR to get Dragonfist plastics produced. Well they just released them last night. Here's the page: https://classicplayfields.com/shop/pinball-plastics/dragonfist/
Enjoy!

Got mine ordered, thanks.

#137 1 year ago

Great news!
Now we just need to convince Kevin to make backglasses and playfields too

It's great to see a rare pin like this getting some support. I know plastics are relatively easy compared to the other items CPR makes, but I never imagined that I would ever be able to get repro parts for some of my more rare titles like this one, Quicksilver or even Defender. The economics of it just didn't add up. I guess new processes changed the game a bit and made low run production feasible.

#138 1 year ago

i know stu is working on the backglass artwork. he said he would do the playfield artwork if someone would step-up and send him a nice playfield to work from. problem is, everybody "wants" but not many are being pro-active these days and searching out source materials for the stuff they want made............

Quoted from Drano:

Now we just need to convince Kevin to make backglasses and playfields too

#139 1 year ago
Quoted from Cherries_Jubilee:

i know stu is working on the backglass artwork. he said he would do the playfield artwork if someone would step-up and send him a nice playfield to work from. problem is, everybody "wants" but not many are being pro-active these days and searching out source materials for the stuff they want made............

I would but my playfield is missing the whole center area with Bruce lee.

#140 1 year ago

I mean my is already clear coated but they did a not great job. I’ll take pics in a minute.

#141 1 year ago

What you guys think?

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#142 1 year ago

Nice. I'd also offer mine up, but I'm only willing to take the top side stuff off. Pretty nice original. I can get pics this weekend.

#143 1 year ago
Quoted from Tsskinne:

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Tommy yours is immaculate compared to mine.

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#144 1 year ago

If I had time I would send him mine. Mine is mint. Dang..... Just don't have the time to pull it.

#145 1 year ago

So Stu said mine would work, but I need to fully strip everything from both sides and send it in, and then it would be an indeterminate time before they could/would even get to it....so if someone already has a striped one I think that is a much better idea.

#146 1 year ago

Someone posted a nice stripped playfield not long ago. Maybe whoever that one is going to would be willing to share it for a few weeks to get a scan?

Failing that, I could scan my playfield and send over the files to Stu when I finally get around to my restoration. It's got some wear by Bruce as well but not horrible. I'm sure he could piece together an accurate recreation with a few supplementary photos from another owner.

#147 1 year ago
Quoted from Drano:

Someone posted a nice stripped playfield not long ago. Maybe whoever that one is going to would be willing to share it for a few weeks to get a scan?
Failing that, I could scan my playfield and send over the files to Stu when I finally get around to my restoration. It's got some wear by Bruce as well but not horrible. I'm sure he could piece together an accurate recreation with a few supplementary photos from another owner.

Stu messaged me and said they are no longer looking at this as a project just as heads up.

#148 1 year ago

79. My best spinner rip to date.

It was over in a matter of seconds. I don't what kind of RPM that would work out to be.

I think my last best was 48. Or maybe 57.

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#149 1 year ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

79. My best spinner rip to date.
It was over in a matter of seconds. I don't what kind of RPM that would work out to be.
I think my last best was 48. Or maybe 57.
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I love that feature...I think mine is 81...but I'm positive it was a double rip

#150 1 year ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

79. My best spinner rip to date.
It was over in a matter of seconds. I don't what kind of RPM that would work out to be.
I think my last best was 48. Or maybe 57.
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That's a good rip!

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