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HEP Pinball Magic 2018 Finished 10-13-18


By High_End_Pins

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

Ok so next up for public consumption will be this Pinball Magic
I have not done a Capcom game in several years .
The owner likes to get outside of the standard trim packages normally so I am sure we will coordinate on something that is nice and suits the game without being loud or obnoxious.
For today I am just going to set the stage and get it up on legs.

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#2 2 years ago

Before I install the legs I will note the wear.

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#4 2 years ago

I will be watching! Do you consider your restoration's to be, restore or restore/custom?

#5 2 years ago
Quoted from heni1977:

I will be watching! Do you consider your restoration's to be, restore or restore/custom?

It really depends. Some people ask for stock looks and others something different.
A good example of that is Centaur.
I do them stock,I do them in silver cabinets, I do them with chrome, I do them with silver powder coat so you could look at that one game and get 5 or 6 different impressions or opinions.
Ultimately I am filling orders to please the owner.
In terms of actual build quality I would have to say custom.

#6 2 years ago

YASSSSSS!!!!

#7 2 years ago

Up on 4 legs.
About to set the head up. Surprised at the lack of wiring protection.

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#8 2 years ago

Head is up.
Has some typical chips and things.
Nothing too bad as long as I can match the purple well but I will get into all that when it is time to paint the cabinet.

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#9 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Nothing too bad as long as I can match the purple well but I will get into all that when it is time to paint the cabinet.

Shouldn't be hard.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinball-magic-owners-pic-needed

#10 2 years ago

Holy Moly would you look at all that wire!!! Just look at it!!!

#11 2 years ago

That looks great. Nice job!
Luckily I don’t have anything of that magnitude to address.
I will need to figure out if I want to just address the damage or repaint all the purple and clear.
If I go that route I may do something custom like a purple that flips colors in different light to tie in with the theme.

#12 2 years ago

Playfield looks great but it is full Mylar.
The game is a bit of a time capsule because it has been here folded up for 12 years.
That is because It has had two or three different owners during that time and the current owner has many other projects brewing here and was in no hurry
Once I unearthed it during last years move I knew I wanted to get it going soon.

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#13 2 years ago

Inside is decent. I like the way the playfield hinges and lifts.
The cabinet construction is reminiscent of the Data East builds with some changes or improvements like a solid panel for the transformer.
Some mild corrosion and spiderwebs from years of sitting.

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#14 2 years ago

The entire pf will come out of the box, with the nylon wheels resting on the stainless steel strip at the backbox. so well designed. so much easier to work on.

#15 2 years ago

Tuned in and watching .

#16 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Inside is decent. I like the way the playfield hinges and lifts.
The cabinet construction is reminiscent of the Data East builds with some changes or improvements like a solid panel for the transformer.
Some mild corrosion and spiderwebs from years of sitting.

Have you ever been able to remove that kind of corrosion/oxidation or does that always require replating with nickel?

#17 2 years ago

No keys that I see soI remove the backbox lock plate.
Translite lamp panel boards

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#18 2 years ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

The entire pf will come out of the box, with the nylon wheels resting on the stainless steel strip at the backbox. so well designed. so much easier to work on.

If you don't having to deal with parts in the back is much worse than a B/W

#19 2 years ago

Game powers up so that is nice
These games come in all packed up and often I don’t know what I have to work with sometimes I am surprised both pleasantly and not so pleasantly.
Definitely have a good starting platform this time around.

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#20 2 years ago

How many errors does a 12 year sleeping machine show?

#21 2 years ago

What are your plans for the pf? Mine had the full mylar as well, heard it doesn't come up too well on these..

#22 2 years ago

Looks to be a very nice example overall, and a breeze for someone like you! I'm not familiar with Capcom games and appreciate that the backbox speakers are in their own sealed enclosures. Too bad they aren't still in the business as I would imagine they would put out some great games today.

#23 2 years ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

What are your plans for the pf? Mine had the full mylar as well, heard it doesn't come up too well on these..

Mine only had it on the pop bumper area and freezing it was easy; came right up. Pretty much standard 90s Clear Coat I would *think* it's the same?

#24 2 years ago

Yeah, I thought the same. I wanted to remove mine, but got scared off. Not standard 90's clear, as I sure can appreciate.
Interested here, as replacements not so available. I'm sure all are different, but be careful.

#25 2 years ago

Love every HEP thread! One of the absolute best things on Pinside!!!!!

Following as always!

Keep them coming please on every game! You are gifting the world an incredible historical archive by doing these!

#26 2 years ago

Popcorn in hand , let’s go !!

#27 2 years ago

Me too... following!

#28 2 years ago

Following, as well ...

#29 2 years ago

Following, I bought Bryan Hansen PM HUO
Bad pic I've lost 45Lbs and that was after a 8 hour drive.

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#31 2 years ago

Been working on mine slowly. Following.

#32 2 years ago

these playfields are gorgeous in these games, don't see em like this too much anymore.

#33 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

No keys that I see soI remove the backbox lock plate.
Translite lamp panel boards

In all the times playing PM never knew the entire door was a printed circuit board for the gi and flashers.

#34 2 years ago

Love these threads. Looking forward to seeing what is in store for this cool game.

2 weeks later
#35 2 years ago

I have not forgotten about or abandoned this thread just need to create a little breathing room before I can focus on it.
Even though I work solo I always have several projects brewing at a time at various stages.
This is the current line up.

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#36 2 years ago

Plus three of these but they are in the infant stages.

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#38 2 years ago

Looks awesome

#40 2 years ago
Quoted from Tsskinne:

That Centaur...wow.

It is going to be the third in the HEP 2018 Centaur series. Each one is going to be different. You can probably spot the fade/shading in the CENTAUR lettering there.
Put one and two up last week
1
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/hep-centaur-1-2018#post-4281227

2
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/hep-centaur-2-2018#post-4283203

#41 2 years ago

More Centaur restores!!

1 month later
#42 2 years ago

How’s it coming along?

#43 2 years ago
Quoted from guss:

Following, I bought Bryan Hansen PM HUO
Bad pic I've lost 45Lbs and that was after a 8 hour drive.

I bought his two whitewood PM playfields, including the original three-pop-bumper design.

#44 2 years ago
Quoted from pinlawyer:

including the original three-pop-bumper design.

any chance of posting a pic of the 3 bumper design ... Would love to see it !

#45 2 years ago

Following. The quality of your work is 2nd to none. Very inspiring.

1 month later
#46 1 year ago

After making a little breathing room and having a vacation Teardown begins.

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#47 1 year ago

Starting with the topside I will remove as much as I can.
The coils present topside will be placed on color correct plugs for ease of reassembly later. I do not want to have to solder topside once the restoration is coming back together.

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#48 1 year ago

Now easily removed and rebuild able.

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#49 1 year ago

Good to see PM again. Thanks for the update.

#50 1 year ago

Teardown progresses.
Pretty populated game in terms of plastic stacks and things like that. Seems to be a bit more order of assembly oriented than many games meaning it requires a bit of study at times to figure out the best way to remove certain parts and features.
The curtain assembly and floating ball thing were the more troublesome to remove since they utilize lots of plastic in the mechs.

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