what a line up at one place f14, space station, and high speed. 2 out of 3 ritchie games. IMHO those are 3 awesome games. I have owned all of them several times and would own any again. space station is so cool. its one of those games that you have to play and get good at to make it do what it can. it has some special features, and lighting. the cabs are always smoked on the ones I have bought. I think I have owned 3 of them and never paid more than 650 for them, of course this was the good ol days (pre 2012)
F14 is a great show off game to non pinheads. The 3 lights on top and all of the balls getting kicked around and the bal launch that goes right to the flippers. That is a game to get a friend hooked on pinball.
I have half the clear down on this f14 and I am excited to do it, but we have been having daily high temps of 12 deg F. That is only for a couple hours and then it dives below zero again, and I just dont like putting down clear. I can only keep my shop at barely 68 and that is just not warm enough plus the air lines get really cold, ect. so sorry about the hold up. This may be a good time to ask this question. are all of the f14 repro pf's missing the art (red stripes on the outside of the cockpit between the 2 slingshots? I painted this one, to look great, but I am glad the owner saw it because I wouldnt have noticed it, and once 8 coats of clear are down, its too late.
anyway it will be great to see how this projects looks, I am confident it will be amazing. I have restored 2 f14's and had several nos assemblies I am holding for this project.
Ok well I am just checking in on this thread, and bumping it up. I never get a chance to get on pinside, so today I am checking on the stuff I have been watching.
BTW, the bowling alley my parents had tuesday league, had matta hari, playboy, and strikes and spares. The old man would break a roll in half, for my sister and I, and say "I dont want to see you until its time to go" they only did it for one winter. In that time I honed my skills and realized I am defiantly not gay.