HEP Pinball Magic 2018 Finished 10-13-18

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HEP Pinball Magic 2018 Finished 10-13-18


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#201 6 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

LEDOCD board is placed along with the backbox lamp panel.

I feel like the LEDOCD takes a bit to get right on PM, and a few colors I stuck with incandescent as it never looked right with LEDs...the MAGIC inserts the most.

#202 6 months ago

Is there a ColorDMD option for this game?

#203 6 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Is there a ColorDMD option for this game?

No.

#204 6 months ago

What about this?
No colorization but allows the install it seems.

http://www.kimballspinballs.com/capcom-games/

#205 6 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

What about this?
No colorization but allows the install it seems.
http://www.kimballspinballs.com/capcom-games/

Do that. transprtr4u has done it on multiple Capcom games including PM, iirc. I'll ask him to jump in.

#206 6 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

What about this?
No colorization but allows the install it seems.
http://www.kimballspinballs.com/capcom-games/

From what I've seen, and I may be wrong, I haven't seen a PM colorized. BBB i have seen, but I think using a Color DMD in PM just to change the color? Don't see it as much of a benefit if that's the most you can do.
EDIT: Although I guess you could DOTXL it which might make it look better....400 better? Personal pref.

#207 6 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

From what I've seen, and I may be wrong, I haven't seen a PM colorized. BBB i have seen, but I think using a Color DMD in PM just to change the color? Don't see it as much of a benefit if that's the most you can do.
EDIT: Although I guess you could DOTXL it which might make it look better....400 better? Personal pref.

Yes I was just thinking a single color would be an upgrade until they get to the Capcom games plus it puts at least the hardware in place for the owner.

#208 6 months ago

Amazing work as usual..

#209 6 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

LEDOCD board is placed along with the backbox lamp panel.
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Trim is checked in the sun.
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I think the trim will look awesome on this pin.

#210 6 months ago

For my friend's Big Bang Bar I built a Y-shaped harness to pull the necessary 5v and 12v to run a color DMD in single color mode. Pretty quick & easy even for a dummy like me. BBB looks great in teal with smoothing turned on.

#211 6 months ago

*does some quick math on how many machines can be HEP restored within his typical life span*
*starts googling organ replacement and longevity blood transfer treatments*
OK, here me out but I have a kickstarter idea...

#212 6 months ago

Trim is placed.

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#213 6 months ago

I didn’t want to have these plated because they use bushings and c clips and if the plating gets too thick it can ruin them.

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It is an improvement

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#214 5 months ago

Pinball magic cabinet is wired.

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#215 5 months ago

Playfield rebuild begins.

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#216 5 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Pinball magic cabinet is wired.
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Ok, now I've seen it all...

DUST IN THE HEP SHOP??

#217 5 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

I didn’t want to have these plated because they use bushings and c clips and if the plating gets too thick it can ruin them.
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I do want to get the tarnish off there [quoted image]
The solution will be scotchbrite and metal polish [quoted image]
It is an improvement
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Does your player do iridium plating/coating?
It's an industrial standard.
It's not cosmetic by any means

Its yellowish but thin and extremely corrosion resistant.

Maybe ask him, it may come up in the future.

#218 5 months ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

Ok, now I've seen it all...
DUST IN THE HEP SHOP??

We will work on that this week

#219 5 months ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Does your player do iridium plating/coating?
It's an industrial standard.
It's not cosmetic by any means
Its yellowish but thin and extremely corrosion resistant.
Maybe ask him, it may come up in the future.

I don’t think they do but I might ask. It would be a nice option on some parts.
Plating has gotten really tough the last few years with the various regulations though.

#220 5 months ago

Playfield is building up topside. image (resized).jpg
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#221 5 months ago

Building the underside.

Converting to Williams mechs due to the limited availability of Capcom Flipper parts.
The right required a little modification to the plate

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#222 5 months ago

Wiring is taking shape.

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#223 5 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Converting to Williams mechs due to the limited availability of Capcom Flipper parts.
The right required a little modification to the plate

I wondered how this was going to go. Did you have to use any other substitute parts for the slings, drops, or bumpers? I had trouble with the sling mounting brackets bending to the point of breaking at the elbows on my Breakshot.

#224 5 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Converting to Williams mechs due to the limited availability of Capcom Flipper parts.

Boooo

#225 5 months ago
Quoted from IN_Pins:

I wondered how this was going to go. Did you have to use any other substitute parts for the slings, drops, or bumpers? I had trouble with the sling mounting brackets bending to the point of breaking at the elbows on my Breakshot.

Everything else is in good shape and useable.
The flippers were also close to ok but I was more concerned with the lack of ability to both properly rebuild them here and now as well as in the future for the owner that I did the conversion.
I will send the entire mechs back with the game though just in case things change later down the road.

#226 5 months ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

Understood but had to ask. For the record not everyone restores pins for the same reason. I have seen HEP games turn over in the past and just thought I would ask. Somewhat drawn to this title as one I have never owned. Tough game to find in amazing condition.

Totally agree. I prefer this game to Theater of Magic. It has the best skill shot to get it in the hat!

#227 5 months ago

Playfield is back in the cabinet.
I chip away at this project in the background of others because it will leave with another game I am doing for the owner so the sense of urgency is a little lower for him.
The LEDOCD is in place also.

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#228 5 months ago

Pinball magic ColorDMD mod was not too bad with Kim’s Kit.
The speaker panel is a bit of a monster to teardown since I needed to polish the plastic. 8AEBB6AD-D4A7-484C-A6FB-8B3B95692047 (resized).jpeg
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I want to be able to easily access the menu buttons so a modification is needed to the metal dmd cover.
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I just cut a single notch and bend it in so it could be mostly reversed in the future and won’t have sharp edges.
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Now I can easily make adjustments to the ColorDMD.
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#229 5 months ago

Pinball magic lives with LEDs and a ColorDMD.

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#230 5 months ago

Going with blue for now.

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#231 5 months ago

Adjustment of the color was easy by cutting the notch I can reach in and do it without even lowering the dmd panel.

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#232 5 months ago

Almost done.

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#233 5 months ago

It appears Williams mechs are in every game now.

#234 5 months ago

How do you feel aboot the LEDOCD? I felt like there was a lot of tweaking to do with it, but hey that's why they have the option to change each lamp.

Quoted from chad:

It appears Williams mechs are in every game now.

Not mine!

#235 5 months ago

Few details left and I can close the books on this one.

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#236 5 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

How do you feel aboot the LEDOCD? I felt like there was a lot of tweaking to do with it, but hey that's why they have the option to change each lamp.

Not mine!

Capcom seems to have put a lot into how they controlled the lamps so it seems to have a few more anomalies than a Williams game for example in terms of the LEDOCD.
Overall I am happy with it but it does seem like you have to force and compromise a few things on these Capcom games if you want to do some of the more basic mods like LEDs or ColorDMD’s.
Even rebuilding the flippers

#237 5 months ago

Just amazing! Not surprising, but so amazing to see you work. I wish I could have afforded to send mine to you

Do you have any more info on the Williams flipper mech swap?

Chris

#238 5 months ago

Finished Cabinet

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#239 5 months ago

Few more cabinet.

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#240 5 months ago

Playfield.

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#241 5 months ago

More playfield.

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#242 5 months ago

Inside.

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#243 5 months ago

Inside head

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#244 5 months ago

No more loose wiring. Packing it up

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#245 5 months ago

Very nice! I wish my PM looked that good.

#246 5 months ago

What a beauty!

#248 5 months ago

I usually hate custom shooter knobs, but damn it, that one's great. Matches the start button, modest size, looks nice.

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