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HEP This Week 12-2-19


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“EBD Trim legs will be black regardless ”

  • Stainless/Factory 35 votes
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#5301 43 days ago

The Candy 2000 is about to meet the Gulden Draak 9000

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Yes!

Gulden Draak 9000 are you ready?

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Yes!

#5302 43 days ago

SC decals are placed.

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#5303 43 days ago

The SC and TOM have to be done and at their new homes by Christmas.
St Bernardus comes by to check progress.
He is obviously in the Christmas spirit even though it isn’t quite Halloween yet. DA54E43B-BF11-45B8-823E-7760BBFDF7E1 (resized).jpeg

The edges are sanded on the SC.

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#5304 43 days ago

SC cabinet edges are finished and so I am for today.

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#5305 42 days ago

You need a Westvleteren 12

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#5306 42 days ago

Hey Chris, Have you ever cleared over decals and if you don't mind sharing, What brand of clear are you using?

#5307 42 days ago

I am still blown away by your decal edge sanding technique. I just would not have the balls to try that!

#5308 42 days ago
Quoted from heni1977:

Hey Chris, Have you ever cleared over decals and if you don't mind sharing, What brand of clear are you using?

Yes. I have done that. Basically that is what happened with the Radical.
I only do this if I have to though.
It requires the plastic painting system and steps for the best possible adhesion.
I use DuPont products. They are now Axalta /Cromax.

#5309 42 days ago

Busy Friday morning

Moved the SC Cabinet back into rebuild area
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Began the underside rebuild of Radical.
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Still finding challenges as I install the deleted features.
In this case the sling arm mount falls right in line with a t nut hole.
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I figure out a #6 small case t nut on the topside will allow clearance and anchoring.
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Area is then populated.
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#5310 42 days ago

Wiring underway on the Radical. 3410ED9C-10A3-4351-9C0E-F72C7C185296 (resized).jpeg

When looking through my reference pictures from 14 years ago I had to laugh at the coincidence.

Looking at the reference picture
Radical and SC were active projects.
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Today it is is the same

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#5311 42 days ago

So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again.
The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older.....

#5312 42 days ago

too funny, you were doing a safe cracker and radical 14 years ago at the same time too. lol

#5313 42 days ago

TOM cabinet is decaled and the edges are finished.

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#5314 41 days ago

That’s gorgeous!

#5315 41 days ago

Best looking cab art in pinball that i've seen is Theatre of Magic.

#5316 40 days ago

The Radical playfield wiring is just about complete. 6A8CEF17-CFDD-4705-BCC6-0AEE66A0C197 (resized).jpeg

I feel pretty confident in my subway making and alignment although it seems like anytime I am asked to do this type of thing(parts and feature fabrication) it is troublesome on the back end. This is why I really tried to get it figured out and working prior to teardown.

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#5317 40 days ago

So cool, hopeful to have you add those fabricated parts and perform your HEP magic on my Radical one day.

#5318 40 days ago

Sunday
Cooked chicken wings
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Chicken thighs
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Potatoes au gratin
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I always eat something green
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Curtis almost never
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Homemade cookies too
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Curtis of course had to turn them into ice cream sandwiches

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Then we take the flight.
He is already giggling

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#5319 40 days ago

on the old system 11 machines do you use special none ghosting leds?

#5320 40 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Sunday
Cooked chicken wings
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Chicken thighs
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Potatoes au gratin
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I always eat something green
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Curtis almost never
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Homemade cookies too
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Curtis of course had to turn them into ice cream sandwiches
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Then we take the flight.
He is already giggling [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

I wasn’t hungry ... and then I saw this post. Heading to the kitchen...

#5321 40 days ago

Starters...

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#5322 39 days ago

Every time I see the flights, I think of this....

#5323 39 days ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

Every time I see the flights, I think of this....

I now need a whistle

#5324 39 days ago

We start this week off rebuilding the SC.

My plan is to finish both the Radical and SC this week.
Then I can better focus on the TOM and Fathom

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#5325 39 days ago

The POTO is another slow project that is starting to make its way into process.
The day I pulled it from the warehouse I thought how easy it was going to be with a nice new playfield.
Once I got a good look at it inside I realized it was a much more involved restoration than anticipated.
It’s biggest issues are severe rust and corrosion.
If this were a Williams Bally game I would have a good stock of plated parts and it would go smoothly but in this case I will have to break each part down have it plated and rebuild from there.
Much more work upfront,down time and revisiting it later after the parts are back in hand.
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#5326 39 days ago

SC cabinet is up on legs again.

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#5327 39 days ago

What in the world is this mess? Haha

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#5328 39 days ago

lol, I was wondering as well. It looks like solder splatter.

#5329 39 days ago

Some sort of bondo maybe for a subway repair.

#5330 39 days ago

chris:
when are you starting the HEP restore camp where would-be pinball restorers get to come down and in exchange for room, board and fantastic meals (and beer!) you get a hired hand for the week?

#5331 39 days ago
Quoted from j_m_:

chris:
when are you starting the HEP restore camp where would-be pinball restorers get to come down and in exchange for room, board and fantastic meals (and beer!) you get a hired hand for the week?

Sign me up. I’m off from May 23rd to August 4th. I’m even willing to cook food as part of my duties.

#5332 39 days ago
Quoted from pzy:

What in the world is this mess? Haha[quoted image]

someone's repair to the plastic subway that is probably all smashed out at the end...

#5333 38 days ago
Quoted from pzy:

What in the world is this mess? Haha[quoted image]

It is something I can only describe as goo.

#5334 38 days ago
Quoted from j_m_:

chris:
when are you starting the HEP restore camp where would-be pinball restorers get to come down and in exchange for room, board and fantastic meals (and beer!) you get a hired hand for the week?

One day I am honestly going to do something like that. Don’t know when or how exactly right now but it is something I do plan on doing at least once.

#5335 38 days ago

Had to build pallets and pack games the rest of yesterday.
They were supposed to pick up Monday but didn’t call So that usually means Wednesday so I am glad I got it out of the way.

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#5336 38 days ago

SC cabinet is neatly wired.

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#5337 38 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

One day I am honestly going to do something like that. Don’t know when or how exactly right now but it is something I do plan on doing at least once.

I'll look for my cut of the proceeds

I think that I've got the price structure worked out for you

basic course
$500 / week
covers the cost of your meals and room & board. during your indentured servitude, you will tutor under jedi master chris hutchins learning all of the tricks of the trade

advanced
$2,500* / week
covers the cost of your meals and room & board, allowing you to bring your own game that you will restore under chris' guidance

ultimate
$10,000* / week
covers the cost of your meals and room & board, chris restores one of your games while you get to supervise, provide input and drink 10%+ beers

* additional fees may be incurred based on the number of questions you ask and issues that chris has to fix

#5338 38 days ago
Quoted from j_m_:

I'll look for my cut of the proceeds
I think that I've got the price structure worked out for you
basic course
$500 / week
covers the cost of your meals and room & board. during your indentured servitude, you will tutor under jedi master chris hutchins learning all of the tricks of the trade
advanced
$2,500* / week
covers the cost of your meals and room & board, allowing you to bring your own game that you will restore under chris' guidance
ultimate
$10,000* / week
covers the cost of your meals and room & board, chris restores one of your games while you get to supervise, provide input and drink 10%+ beers
* additional fees may be incurred based on the number of questions you ask and issues that chris has to fix

Your post just made Chris re-think this idea!

Where can you stay for a week with meal and room and board for 500$?

The advance one ..... this would drive Chris nuts. As he has advised on several occasions he has OCD. Watching someone restore a game under his "guidance" would drive him crazy!

The 10k one, that will cover the restoration of the game and the beers!

all in fun j_m_

#5339 38 days ago
Quoted from j_m_:

I'll look for my cut of the proceeds
I think that I've got the price structure worked out for you
basic course
$500 / week
covers the cost of your meals and room & board. during your indentured servitude, you will tutor under jedi master chris hutchins learning all of the tricks of the trade
advanced
$2,500* / week
covers the cost of your meals and room & board, allowing you to bring your own game that you will restore under chris' guidance
ultimate
$10,000* / week
covers the cost of your meals and room & board, chris restores one of your games while you get to supervise, provide input and drink 10%+ beers
* additional fees may be incurred based on the number of questions you ask and issues that chris has to fix

Damn I am already paying more than $500 a week myself

#5340 38 days ago

TOM Cabinet is braided and ready to build up.

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#5341 38 days ago
Quoted from j_m_:

I'll look for my cut of the proceeds
I think that I've got the price structure worked out for you
basic course
$500 / week
covers the cost of your meals and room & board. during your indentured servitude, you will tutor under jedi master chris hutchins learning all of the tricks of the trade
advanced
$2,500* / week
covers the cost of your meals and room & board, allowing you to bring your own game that you will restore under chris' guidance
ultimate
$10,000* / week
covers the cost of your meals and room & board, chris restores one of your games while you get to supervise, provide input and drink 10%+ beers
* additional fees may be incurred based on the number of questions you ask and issues that chris has to fix

There should be an additional fee for the included fitness program.

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#5342 38 days ago

Radical playfield is back in its home and glad to be alive.
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#5343 38 days ago

Added sling works.
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Added ball popper switch works solo no rigging with the prototype Roms.

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#5344 37 days ago

Hi HEP,
once you sanded the edges after installing the decals, how are you repainting them?
I did always cut the edges with a sharp scalpel and than repainted / touched with a fine brush per hand.
The important preliminary work here is that you have straight / stable edges so that the knife can easily "float" over them while cutting the decals.
It takes almost 2 hours but it's worth and making the difference.

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#5345 37 days ago

Chris, along with HEP Camp, need the HEP 'Time Life Series" of Pinball Restoration. Or, just a simple 500 page how-to book with photos. I'd buy it.

#5346 37 days ago

Messy day

The TOTAN and HG left.

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#5347 37 days ago

The Radical is all done. No chance of finished pictures today. Maybe not tomorrow either because of Halloween but maybe so.

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#5348 37 days ago

I was sent a new CPR backglass to install.
The channels were really tight and the art does not really extend far as it should towards the edges but I made it all work.

The mirroring is nice and the art is durable so maybe just a small tweak in the sizing or process would help.

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#5349 37 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

I was sent a new CPR backglass to install.
The channels were really tight and the art does not really extend far as it should towards the edges but I made it all work.
The mirroring is nice and the art is durable so maybe just a small tweak in the sizing or process would help.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

That looks spectacular Chris! Are you saying you were able to use the latest ROMS even with adding back in features that never made it to mass production?
Also, I've been considering the CPR back glass for my Radical, World Cup, and F-14 Tomcat. Are the fitting tweaks you mentioned easy for a novice?

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#5350 36 days ago

Radical finished

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