Quoted from presqueisle:
Are those some rope light leds about to get set up?
They're on hold for Christmas (we were at home, not here at my "second home", my grandma's house, so they never got set up in the windows or outside or anything like that) and we'll probably do something with them for the new year/holidays, but after that I'm thinking the red will likely go good with my newly painted red wall.
Quoted from stashyboy:
I might have already asked you...how you like Vagabond? Game play? Great line up!
It's pretty fun! My only issue with it is the GI is pretty bad. The entire middle of the playfield is dark because they failed to add bulbs under the middle plastics at all and the things above those are metal - with no lights under them either. There are only bulbs under the plastics by the flippers and the plastics all the way at the top of the playfield. Dark or dim may be an understatement. Having this in the darker part of my gameroom has been an issue. Might buy a little light to put above it or something or try something unconventional like EL wire or LED light strips, although I shudder at the thought. Even the lights under the other plastics do not reach the actual playing field much either as the plastics are rather large, so not much light "overflows" onto the playing field itself.
Quoted from Vic_Camp:
I see you've been clearing out some furniture that was in the way of setting up more games in your basement collection? The new additions looks great!
Thanks! Yes. I moved a lot of it (the furniture) and still have to heave most of it up the stairs but definitely made more room and turned that row of games around to create more of an open feel, although I liked the row facing the other way with the back of the heads creating a wall between the two sections, each way has a different feel to the basement and it is nice to "open things up" a little.
Quoted from hoov:
You don't see Skipper come up for sale very often. Like the backglass.
I figure most people would gripe about the playfield - it really doesn't have a lot going on (no specials beside score unfortunately) but it has some fun features and a GREAT art package. I am not one of those picky Pinsiders who trash anything besides an El Dorado - I have a very very open mind and enjoy the game. Once I have it running smoothly (almost there, need to do some rebuilds to make it smooth, works though) it will be fun to compete on it and steal those vari-targets scores - you have to land in the kickout hole to obtain your vari-target hit score and reset the unit, and they do not reset between players.
Quoted from Vic_Camp:
My neighbor who I only met once that lives almost directly behind my house has a Skipper. In the 25 years I been living here, I never seen a glimpse of it. I wonder where Steve who lives close by me here in NJ got his Skipper from.
I picked this up very recently during a "pinball adventure" through Virginia, this machine came from Leesburg, Virginia. Fun time, sometimes it's nice to go a little out of the way once in a while.