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HEP This Week 1-19-2021


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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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#7151 7 months ago

TAF JS is wrapped up. image (resized).jpg
TAF AA playfield is sanded and polished. Ready to start assembly.

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#7152 7 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

They are not pinball people they won’t understand.

You should get a custom license plate, “IAPTYWU”.

A few months ago a coworker had, “IAJTYWU” on his new Jeep. Took awhile to figure out.

It’s a Jeep thing you wouldn’t understand.

#7153 7 months ago
Quoted from YZRider926:

Beautiful work once again Chris.
And who doesn’t have memories of playing Krull? They were everywhere when I was a kid.

how could a game where only 10 were produced have been "everywhere" when you were a kid? unless you're talking about the arcade game and not the pinball

#7154 7 months ago

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#7155 7 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Thanks.
… Other times it’s “I know someone that does the exact same thing” ...

Wow, if only they had any idea - HAHA

#7156 7 months ago

Has Chris ever fully restored any video games on a special request?

#7157 7 months ago
Quoted from pinhead_jack:

Wow, if only they had any idea - HAHA

Yeah, I know this guy that fixes pinball machines...he replaces all the rubber parts, checks the fuses, puts in new balls...all that same stuff you do...

#7158 7 months ago

TAF JS goes out.
TAF AA comes in image (resized).jpg
Captain Fantastic and Tommy come in.
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While at the warehouse I pull the first of my IJ run.
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I have a bunch of games to pull from the warehouse this month Cyclops,Tron,CFTBL,F-14,ES but best to bring them in one at a time no point in cluttering the workspace.

#7159 7 months ago

Looking forward to seeing Tommy, some people are bring some great small mods to the market place with union jack target decals, bat toppers etc. i know you don't do much of the ad-on stuff, but i've been enjoying putting little highlights on mine.

#7160 7 months ago

Add one more voice to the Tommy chorus. Can't wait to see how that one turns out. Sold mine before I got around to a full tear-down shop job. I always meant to replace those ugly, opaque slingshot posts with good fashioned yellow or amber star posts.

#7161 7 months ago

The IJ is ready to set up.
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Been redecaled. A1C08B73-855A-474B-BCF2-D706D5AFDAA4 (resized).jpeg
Moisture gouged sanded around the TNutsF67D1207-1223-4416-B86B-FEFD0212B52A (resized).jpeg453E421C-8B1C-46AB-B684-D08372363DED (resized).jpeg

Heads up BA4689FC-4620-4CFD-AEB4-061CB13C63C3 (resized).jpeg
More moisture issues. 57E8EA85-7E5B-44AE-9817-96FF5AA81157 (resized).jpeg
Horrible powder coating. E3E48B13-20BC-488C-A83D-FD94BC9CDF67 (resized).jpeg
Open it up. No surprises. F8A1AD54-B312-4018-A665-8142B8143863 (resized).jpeg
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Workout eat a healthy meal then back at it. D2117BC6-0D78-447D-8318-6666F08B692A (resized).jpeg

#7162 7 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

I have a bunch of games to pull from the warehouse this month Cyclops.......

Cyclopes..... That has to be a first for you, Chris? Love this game and can't wait to see what you do with it!

#7163 7 months ago

Broke out the air fryer to make Marshall some chicken tenders and waffle fries.
He loves Chick-fil-a but still doesn’t want to eat out so I do what I can to create the same feeling for him.ED9CA5E7-1AC8-434B-B345-A9E1B90B141F (resized).jpeg
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Had to get a new tap and die set for larger bolts.

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#7164 7 months ago

Over to the vise. AA03CE12-3F89-485E-9EE6-D5B010FD15FF (resized).jpeg

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#7165 7 months ago

One of these will be my shooter knob for the High Speed 06C074DF-3539-4B3D-9EAF-056B5F0C196B (resized).jpeg
Test fit the white first. 121BC92B-4E31-407E-987B-154BFEC810F0 (resized).jpeg
Looks cool just a little too big looking in white. 56BBC975-A988-496A-BC5B-8A379A90EFEB (resized).jpeg
I like the black better in this instance. That’s like a $150 shooter rod but I just had a thought in mind for it so can’t really tell until you try and you can’t try it until you buy it.

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#7166 7 months ago

Nothing washes the bad taste of a $150 shooter rod out of your mouth like a $15 beer

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#7167 7 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Nothing washes the bad taste of a $150 shooter rod out of your mouth like a $15 beer
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Is the knob too heavy to actually use? I bought a real aluminum shifter knob to use on my high speed but was too heavy and would smash into the shooter rod housing too violently for my liking.

#7168 7 months ago
Quoted from Langless28:

Is the knob too heavy to actually use? I bought a real aluminum shifter knob to use on my high speed but was too heavy and would smash into the shooter rod housing too violently for my liking.

No I think it will be fine.
An original style weighs 4&5/8 ounces
This plastic shifter knob weighs 6&3/8 so less than 2 ounces in total weight.
I will probably run the red spring on it though to negate the difference.

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#7169 7 months ago

Decided to spend a minute with the Silhouette
I have now convinced Marshall that I have been certified by Chick-Fil-a and that anything that comes out of the air fryer is officially chick fil a
The mans autistic. He has quirks and verifications go a long way.
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#7170 7 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

One of these will be my shooter knob for the High Speed [quoted image]
Test fit the white first. [quoted image]
Looks cool just a little too big looking in white. [quoted image]
I like the black better in this instance. That’s like a $150 shooter rod but I just had a thought in mind for it so can’t really tell until you try and you can’t try it until you buy it. [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

I've never been a fan of aftermarket shooter rods, this is an exception. I agree the black is better, and it looks great! I'm sure you won't have a hard time getting most of your money back selling the white one here.

#7171 7 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

The mans autistic. He has quirks and verifications go a long way

Great idea chris!

#7172 7 months ago
Quoted from Shredso:

I've never been a fan of aftermarket shooter rods, this is an exception. I agree the black is better, and it looks great! I'm sure you won't have a hard time getting most of your money back selling the white one here.

Thanks. I am not a big fan of them either. I always think the scale of them is problematic and hard to figure out even worse the figures,heads ,toys or characters that are usually used or sold because it is almost too much but on this one I just instantly thought a nice shifter handle would be perfect if I could find the right one.
There is a lot to consider when browsing. The thread size what a regular shooter rod can house and a few more things. Narrowed it down and came out with that.

#7173 7 months ago

Tasteful is good on the classics, this one on my sorcerer weighs 8.5oz but feels beautiful in the hand;

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I don't mind the heads and swords on the more modern machines.

#7174 7 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Broke out the air fryer to make Marshall some chicken tenders and waffle fries.
He loves Chick-fil-a but still doesn’t want to eat out so I do what I can to create the same feeling for him.[quoted image]
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Do you have the tub of Chick Fil A sauce they sell? That would complete the at-home experience.

#7175 7 months ago

I've only had Chic Fil-A a handful of times, but I made this the other day and it was excellent. The sauce was very good as well. I'm not sure how accurate it is, but my kids were happy.

#7176 7 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

One of these will be my shooter knob for the High Speed [quoted image]
Test fit the white first. [quoted image]
Looks cool just a little too big looking in white. [quoted image]
I like the black better in this instance. That’s like a $150 shooter rod but I just had a thought in mind for it so can’t really tell until you try and you can’t try it until you buy it. [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Black looks great and gets my thumbs up!

#7177 7 months ago
Quoted from punkin:

. . . weighs 8.5oz but feels beautiful in the hand.

That's what she said (sorry to derail the topic, but that comment was begging for it).

Actually, I just have plunger envy. I have 3 games in my "collection" (not sure that just 3 games qualifies as a collection), and none of them have a shooter rod. I have a gear shifter (Getaway), a trigger (DE JP), and a button (AFMr).

#7178 7 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Decided to spend a minute with the Silhouette
I have now convinced Marshall that I have been certified by Chick-Fil-a and that anything that comes out of the air fryer is officially chick fil a
The mans autistic. He has quirks and verifications go a long way.
[quoted image]

That might be worth the price of the Cameo right there. Nice thinking, Dad!

#7179 7 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Decided to spend a minute with the Silhouette
I have now convinced Marshall that I have been certified by Chick-Fil-a and that anything that comes out of the air fryer is officially chick fil a
The mans autistic. He has quirks and verifications go a long way.
[quoted image]

Nice work and very smart!

#7180 7 months ago

Making some progress today on TAF AA going to be a little different than the JS version.

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#7181 7 months ago

Puzzled to see what a brandnew TBL is doing at HEP

Or is it an addition to his personal collection? Does he have a personal gameroom?

Hope he is going to do his magic on it however. Would be interesting to see what he would enhance

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#7182 7 months ago
Quoted from Rensh:

Puzzled to see what a brandnew TBL is doing at HEP

Possibly damaged in shipment and in need of repair, like the Alien. https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/hep-this-week-9-17-18#post-4594318

#7183 7 months ago

TBL is a game that I will go through on some level and make some enhancements to.
What level what enhancements I don’t quite know yet but it is here for treatments

#7184 7 months ago

Actual white russian tilt bob with liquid sensor.
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#7185 7 months ago

Got some more parts in for the HS
Going with a shaker motor for that one. D88EA102-CCAC-4597-A397-CB57F6104BF0 (resized).jpeg

The cover came with a caution decal which I am sure is a liability issue.
I made a better one for this theme. 6F7468D0-0154-4D52-9756-6A4A44E4B5E4 (resized).jpeg
On a red vinyl kick this week for sure.

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#7186 7 months ago

Someone will still stick their fingers in there or lick it or something. But you definitely made an effort.

#7187 7 months ago
Quoted from punkin:

Someone will still stick their fingers in there or lick it or something. But you definitely made an effort.

They have been warned.

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#7188 7 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

They have been warned.
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That HS is getting some really nice upgrades! I had no idea a Shaker could be added to any game.

#7189 7 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

On a red vinyl kick this week for sure.

Cameo is kinda fun no?

TBL will be getting accouterments.

#7190 7 months ago

Making good progress on the reassembly of TAF AA.
All new lamp sockets etc.

After I prewire the GI I should be ready to start plugging in harnesses.

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#7191 7 months ago

This is a lot of work. I only did one so far and haven’t cleared it yet.
Just trying to talk myself into the effort.
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#7192 7 months ago

The constant creativity and execution are simply awesome.

#7193 7 months ago

Wow. Never saw that coming. That is really neat.

#7194 7 months ago

I like the idea and of course amazing work! Personally I like the cabinet to make a statement but the legs I like to kind of disappear. I like the idea of continuing the cab design around the corner but maybe not down the leg. Excuse my ugly paint skills...

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#7195 7 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

This is a lot of work. I only did one so far and haven’t cleared it yet.
Just trying to talk myself into the effort.
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I will be very sad if that lower leg bolt isn't painted yellow.

That looks fantastic!

Chris

#7196 7 months ago

Neither is my preference (I don't think you were asking) because the smooth surface of the cabinet sides make the rounded surfaces of the legs look jarring. I though you were just doing a small pinstripe down the legs which looked like a nice accent - different but not so "in your face".

#7197 7 months ago
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

I will be very sad if that lower leg bolt isn't painted yellow.
That looks fantastic!
Chris

Giggle...

#7198 7 months ago

We will see what makes it on the game or doesn’t but I like the look and think as a total package it is going to work perfectly.
I still have a nicely done straight black set also.
A few years ago I did the wrap around only on a HG so I like to try different things.
I have each leg painted cleared and marked location specific.

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#7200 7 months ago

Two of my favorite things about watching your post here are: You think "outside the box" and you are willing to "take risks". If I were a betting man I would venture to guess 4 hours labor (or more) into doing those legs (or over $200 or labor risked) on trying to do something different.

I think part of the issue with something like those legs is looking at the machine in person with that addition is going to be different than looking at pictures of the machine.

So in the end it really all depends on what the owner thinks but I love it. My only concern would be putting those painted leg bolts on - I know I would mess them up in the process even if I was super careful. Maybe a small bottle of touch up paint should go along with the machine just in case? Or at least some "spare" painted bolts if you still have the paint in your gun?

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