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HEP This Week 4-6-2020


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“EBD Trim legs will be black regardless ”

  • Stainless/Factory 35 votes
    31%
  • Blacked out 54 votes
    48%
  • Painted Gold matched to cabinet 24 votes
    21%

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#6201 53 days ago

HG 3 prepped and ready to paint.
Then painted.
Basketball is painted to look more like a real one.

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#6202 53 days ago

HG 3 cleared in matte clear.
This one rarely needs an extra session because no colors stack and the ones on there cover very easily and thin.

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#6203 53 days ago

Fathom SS is finally turning the corner.
These games are really time consuming and even though they seems to get done quickly it is a bit of a journey from the point the cabinet gets prepped to paint all the way until it is a finished product.

I can start wiring the cabinet now that doesn’t take too much at this point. 7B7BF035-7428-4A4A-B456-7E8B2635179B (resized).jpeg

The playfield is just about ready for the harness.
All new lamp sockets less the three that need to be original.
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Everything rebuilt on plugs new caps on the switches that use them.
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The original coils were all good on this one so just the flippers are replaced. Those are converted to brand new non linear versions.
The linears are okay if rebuild able if not I would rather convert.

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#6204 53 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Everything rebuilt on plugs new caps on the switches that use them.

what size transparent tube do you use to protect all your switch tabs? I should really do this on PF swap just to be safe

#6205 52 days ago
Quoted from hisokajp:

what size transparent tube do you use to protect all your switch tabs? I should really do this on PF swap just to be safe

Can’t remember off hand. I think it is 1/8 ID for the single blade stuff.
I keep a bunch of different sizes though.

#6206 52 days ago

HG 3 graduates the paint shop.

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#6207 52 days ago

Gotta love those classic Bally's. Harlem, EBD and Flash Gordon are probably my top 3 non multiball Bally's.

#6208 52 days ago

CP cabinet is prepped and ready to prime.

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#6209 52 days ago

HG 3 and Skateball playfields are prepped for clear.
The HG looked great just grainy. Same with the Skateball.

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#6210 52 days ago

CP cabinet primed and guidecoated.

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#6211 52 days ago

F14 playfield prepped and ready to clear. This one had some insert settling.

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#6212 52 days ago

This round of playfields have been cleared.

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#6213 52 days ago

Fathom SS(DK) cabinet is wired and then powered up for testing.

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#6214 52 days ago

Chris you must get asked this a million times but do you ever do just playfield work? People send you a totally stripped playfield for touchups and clearing?

#6215 52 days ago
Quoted from wheyface:

Chris you must get asked this a million times but do you ever do just playfield work? People send you a totally stripped playfield for touchups and clearing?

Not anymore.
I used to but it just got to be more hassle than it was worth especially with everything else I have going on.

#6216 52 days ago

Time to run the main harness on Fathom SS.
Besides redwiring the lamps it should be pretty easy since everything else has been rebuilt and placed on plugs. image (resized).jpg
The new insulated buss wire is being threaded into the harness anywhere possible. image (resized).jpg
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The original terminations are on a single plug that make a good stopping point for each junction.

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#6217 51 days ago

CP cabinet is prepped now ready to paint.

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#6218 51 days ago

CP cabinet is painted and cleared.

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#6219 51 days ago

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Before I get too involved in prepping the BK cabinet I set up the base game to verify as much as I can.
Things like proper glass fit
Lock location etc are all things I need to know are right or correct before I start filling and priming.

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#6220 51 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Mylar is pulled from the IJ playfield set. [quoted image]
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Could I ask what you use for this chemical cleaning?

#6221 51 days ago
Quoted from Nihonmasa:

Could I ask what you use for this chemical cleaning?

Someone asked the exact same thing last month. Chris answered in this post:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/hep-this-week-9-17-18/page/120#post-5422827

#6222 51 days ago

Non-Pinball Question - What model of Concept Rowing Machine do you own? Would you recommend it? Thanks!

#6223 51 days ago

Have you ever had requests to paint inside the cabinet instead of using a "Art Blade" decal?
I realize this would add more time to the game, but I think it would look better especially with your skills.

#6224 51 days ago
Quoted from chad:

Have you ever had requests to paint inside the cabinet instead of using a "Art Blade" decal?
I realize this would add more time to the game, but I think it would look better especially with your skills.

I’d be afraid of it getting scratched up. At least a decal or blade is easy to replace.

#6225 51 days ago
Quoted from SkaterVet:

Non-Pinball Question - What model of Concept Rowing Machine do you own? Would you recommend it? Thanks!

That is a model D. I have had it for 7 years and it has never needed a thing besides new batteries a couple times.
If I were only going to have one piece of cardio equipment the rest of my life that would be it.

#6226 51 days ago
Quoted from chad:

Have you ever had requests to paint inside the cabinet instead of using a "Art Blade" decal?
I realize this would add more time to the game, but I think it would look better especially with your skills.

Never been asked but I have considered it before. The issue is pretty much exactly what Matt said. If scratched it is impossible to match again.
Also outside of very basic ideas or schemes it is going to be hard to get and have the type of detail you see in the art blades.

#6227 51 days ago

Fathom SS is getting closer.
I squeeze the final portion of it in with setting the stage for my next projects so it is pretty much solder all morning until time for the mid day workout.
Then lunch,then cabinet work then back to the soldering in the evening.
The upper section is done working down the sides.
I leave the pop bumpers off until later because they get in the way.

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#6228 51 days ago

how many HEP pins are currently out there in the world?

#6229 51 days ago
Quoted from cait001:

how many HEP pins are currently out there in the world?

Just a guess would be 300 or so.
Could be a little high or low but with roughly 2 games a month for 15 years it comes in around that.
I would probably only count the branded games as true HEP examples personally which is why I started marking them that way and that would likely cut it into less than half of the estimated 300.

#6230 51 days ago

I'm gonna own one some day, dangit!

#6231 51 days ago
Quoted from pzy:

I'm gonna own one some day, dangit!

we need a separate thread just to fantasize about what game(s) we would send him

#6232 50 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Just a guess would be 300 or so.
Could be a little high or low but with roughly 2 games a month for 15 years it comes in around that.
I would probably only count the branded games as true HEP examples personally which is why I started marking them that way and that would likely cut it into less than half of the estimated 300.

For any of you guys not good at math that makes a HEP machine "more rare" then most machines ever produced! ADDED VALUE BECAUSE THEY ARE RARE - maybe not. Added value because they are beautiful - for sure! Keep up the great work Chris.

#6233 50 days ago
Quoted from cait001:

we need a separate thread just to fantasize about what game(s) we would send him

Great idea, so I made one

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/which-of-your-games-would-you-hep#

#6234 50 days ago

I am settling in for the remainder of my Fathom soldering marathon. 768C1911-E4AC-485B-96B6-3E25B7B90ABE (resized).jpeg
Thank you James for the beer shipment.
Going to start with this one chronologically.

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#6235 50 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Just a guess would be 300 or so.
Could be a little high or low but with roughly 2 games a month for 15 years it comes in around that.
I would probably only count the branded games as true HEP examples personally which is why I started marking them that way and that would likely cut it into less than half of the estimated 300.

Wow. With roughly only 150 "branded" HEP machines out there, does anyone claim to have the most HEP branded games and if so how many do they have?

#6236 50 days ago

The Fathom SS soldering is done

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#6237 50 days ago

Playfield is in the cabinet and powered up for testing.

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#6238 50 days ago

"they don't make 'em like they used to" rings true here. Just look at the size of all those drop mechs on Fathom! Let's remember that pic every time someone wonders "why doesn't CGC just make old games like Fathom and sell them for $4k?"

#6239 50 days ago

A couple plastics and adjustments left then Fathom SS will be done.

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#6240 49 days ago

Fathom SS is all done.
No outside pictures today. It is icing outside

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#6241 49 days ago

The artwork and colors used on these late 70s and early 80s machines is beautiful!

#6242 49 days ago

Just beautiful!!

#6244 49 days ago

The ice has turned to snow.

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#6245 49 days ago
Quoted from marioparty34:

Wow. With roughly only 150 "branded" HEP machines out there, does anyone claim to have the most HEP branded games and if so how many do they have?

I think maybe only one of mine is branded, the Whirlwind recently finished. My Earthshaker and Funhouse may also be, but I really don’t know. Chris may remember. But if we’re talking pre-brand, I’m guessing I’ve owned more HEP games than anyone. I’ve sold a few of them, though, and now “only” have seven, I think. I’ve sold probably near 10 now, not sure exactly. Off the top of my head, I’ve sold HEP versions of RS, SS, NF, WH2O, Krull, BBB (original), WCS94 and almost certainly one or two more I’m forgetting.

My CC is HUO and thus probably never gets restored. Outside of that, well, I’d consider sending my TZ as it’s the last Bally/WMS DMD game I have other than the CC that isn’t HEP restored. Otherwise the only pins I have are newer Sterns that are also HUO and probably only one of those is a long term keeper (Tron LE, though my METLE may also be).

The HEP games I have now are MM, TAF, Funhouse, Whirlwind, Earthshaker, Safecracker, and Banzai Run. All are prototype (or at least have an original prototype play field) or sample except for the MM which is a standard production game.

—Donnie

#6246 48 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

That is a model D. I have had it for 7 years and it has never needed a thing besides new batteries a couple times.
If I were only going to have one piece of cardio equipment the rest of my life that would be it.

I second this motion. I also have a D and am very happy with it. I’ve used it 5 to 6 days a week since I bought it in August of last year.

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#6247 47 days ago

Fathom SS goes out
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Another IJ comes in
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HG base is brought in
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I start setting the new HG cabinet up.
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Maverick photobombs me with the baby.

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#6248 47 days ago

Great baby pic!

#6249 47 days ago

maverick is just jealous!

#6250 46 days ago

I had a nice relaxing Sunday with Maverick 928F2082-7E76-4438-A1C9-6115631D877A (resized).jpeg
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The heads tend to be more work than the lowers on these when it comes to transferring and fitting everything.
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The direct solder board for the transformer is an extra step

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