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HEP This Week 1-19-2021


By High_End_Pins

2 years ago



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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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#7401 6 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Yeah. Trust me I have debated getting a new one for years but I finally trained this one and would hate to start all over.
What I figured out to do was just go over every statement(I only have three) and put the category each purchase or check should fall into before I hand it over to them.
Just takes me a couple of minutes once a month and has solved most issues.
If this place were bigger or more lucrative I would definitely demand better though.

I hear ya. Just bear in mind you are paying for a service and if you aren't getting service then ....

If you have questions and would like a second opinion just message me otherwise keep crankin' out the beautiful work.

Greg

#7402 6 months ago

Looks great. Like the back flasher mod. I may have to do that as well to mine.

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#7403 6 months ago

High Speed finished.

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#7404 6 months ago

High Speed playfield.

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#7405 6 months ago

High Speed inside.

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#7406 6 months ago

That is an insane looking High Speed.
Great, great work.

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#7407 6 months ago

I know you are tired of hearing how great your work is or how amazing your work is or how beautiful the games are when done.

I'll tell you yet again. I uncrated a High Speed when it was brand new. And that didn't hold a candle to your job on this High Speed.

Extremely well done Chris !

LTG : )

#7408 6 months ago

The High Speed looks incredible, BUT...in one pic it looks like you are missing the screws in the ramp at the flap.

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#7409 6 months ago
Quoted from pinballlife:

That is an insane looking High Speed.
Great, great work.

Thanks Terry. Takes a lot of PBL parts to make it happen.

#7410 6 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

I know you are tired of hearing how great your work is or how amazing your work is or how beautiful the games are when done.
I'll tell you yet again. I uncrated a High Speed when it was brand new. And that didn't hold a candle to your job on this High Speed.
Extremely well done Chris !
LTG : )

Thanks Lloyd. Can’t think of a better compliment than that.

#7411 6 months ago
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

The High Speed looks incredible, BUT...in one pic it looks like you are missing the screws in the ramp at the flap.[quoted image]

I left those out intentionally for now.
Hopefully it will play well without them.
My concern with installing them is that they will stick up too far and impede the ball travel since the ramp isn’t countersunk for them.
My other worry is the ramp is super thin so the chances of cracking the floor of it when using them or trying to make a recess is pretty likely.
The ramp is well secured as is so it probably isn’t worth the risk.

#7412 6 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

I left those out intentionally for now.
Hopefully it will play well without them.
My concern with installing them is that they will stick up too far and impede the ball travel since the ramp isn’t countersunk for them.
My other worry is the ramp is super thin so the chances of cracking the floor of it when using them or trying the make a recess is pretty likely.
The ramp is well secured as is so it probably isn’t worth the risk.

I left those screws out as well with the same concerns. It has played just fine.

#7413 6 months ago

Awesome HS. That looks like more gloss that HEP usually does.

#7414 6 months ago

Chris, simply phenomenal work. Thanks for all the time and effort and creativity put into the pin.

#7415 6 months ago

Looks great Chris. Yay stoplight!

I guess you decided not to mount the original in the back corner after all?

#7416 6 months ago

Seems like a little extra love went into this one. Lots of nice touches.

#7417 6 months ago

Well there is another HEP Lambo!

#7418 6 months ago

New arrival this week
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It is talked about here.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/addams-family-nightmare#post-5714606

I started to do a photo evaluation but it was just too much to document so I did a quick unrehearsed unedited video.

Cheers!

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#7419 6 months ago

My nightmare. Living so far away from anywhere i can play pinballs or find them, i mostly by unseen machines of a model i've never played.

#7420 6 months ago

Quick Question.
What are these called? Where can you find them?
Thanks
Mike

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#7422 6 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

New arrival this week
TAF [quoted image][quoted image]
It is talked about here.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/addams-family-nightmare#post-5714606
I started to do a photo evaluation but it was just too much to document so I did a quick unrehearsed unedited video.

The game is in good hands now. Looks like a real good challenge for you. Will be fun to watch. (maybe not for you LOL)

#7423 6 months ago

Next time don’t hold back so much in your evaluation of a crummy game. JK

#7424 6 months ago
Quoted from pinheadpierre:

Next time don’t hold back so much in your evaluation of a crummy game. JK

Haha, You noticed that also LOL. I was surprised he valued it at $4000. It will take a lot of work to get it to the $6500 pinside value.

#7425 6 months ago
Quoted from packie1:

Quick Question.
What are these called? Where can you find them?
Thanks
Mike
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Ladder/Tree Wiring Harness

You can get 5 at Pinball Life for the price of one at Marco.

https://www.pinballlife.com/sternsegadata-east-ladder-tree-wiring-harness-support-3-12-tall.html

#7426 6 months ago

HEP thread in a nutshell: "Another garbage TAF, I need a beer!"

#7427 6 months ago
Quoted from yancy:

HEP thread in a nutshell: "Another garbage TAF, I need a beer!"

Maybe, but this one seems to be more trashed than most!
Nothing a new cabinet, decals, PF, translight, ramps, fasteners, wiring, reworked boards, plastics, tumbling, plating and lots of Chris’ talent can’t fix.

#7428 6 months ago
Quoted from ToucanF16:

Maybe, but this one seems to be more trashed than most!
Nothing a new cabinet, decals, PF, translight, ramps, fasteners, wiring, reworked boards, plastics, tumbling, plating and lots of Chris’ talent can’t fix.

I've seen European reimports that had crappy shortcuts, bypasses, improvisations and hacks like this. But no one was passing those off as "restored." They all had excessive rust, too.

#7429 6 months ago

Seen this ad on pinside and claims to be a HEP pin, but the paint work on the cab looks like shit. I think it’s ballsy to claim a restoration by someone who didn’t do it.
Hope you get the ad corrected

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/99391

#7430 6 months ago

High Speed moves out. 7914AF9C-E540-4776-9D06-66FB02946561 (resized).jpeg

IJ KE is set for rebuild.

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#7431 6 months ago
Quoted from Bud:

Seen this ad on pinside and claims to be a HEP pin, but the paint work on the cab looks like shit. I think it’s ballsy to claim a restoration by someone who didn’t do it.
Hope you get the ad corrected
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/99391

Thanks I sent the seller a PM we will see where that goes.
Some people will claim that HEP is just a generic term. Mostly those fairly new to the hobby.
Funny thing about that is it was never used nor had any value in this hobby until I formed High End Pins and started using the abbreviation almost 20 years ago.

#7432 6 months ago

It's a shill account. 4 posts in 5 years. All FS posts. These are the accounts I would like to see removed from the forum.

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#7433 6 months ago

Cyclopes is pulled

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#7434 6 months ago

Cyclopes set up.
Took a while no keys for the door or head.

Starting off with a pretty nice example. Not sure how deep I will go with it beyond teardown,clearcoating etc.
The cabinet isn’t perfect but nice. Does have some scuffs,screw holes things like that. A wood blister in the knee area of the woman on one side her foot on the other. These are voids in the plywood.

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#7435 6 months ago
Quoted from Bud:

Seen this ad on pinside and claims to be a HEP pin, but the paint work on the cab looks like shit. I think it’s ballsy to claim a restoration by someone who didn’t do it.
Hope you get the ad corrected
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/99391

Did the OP change the title, it says “HIGH-END CHROME BLACK KNIGHT...”, not “HEP...” or “High End Pin...”?
Nonetheless, I agree it’s a poorly worded and misleading title.

#7436 6 months ago

Only Cyclopes I've seen that doesn't have a path worn between the lower left pop bumper and the rubber ring to the left. The ball can get stuck there going back and forth and people usually leave it running like that.

LTG : )

#7437 6 months ago
Quoted from ToucanF16:

Did the OP change the title, it says “HIGH-END CHROME BLACK KNIGHT...”, not “HEP...” or “High End Pin...”?
Nonetheless, I agree it’s a poorly worded and misleading title.

Yes he changed the title at my request and seemed nice enough about it so we can’t ask for much better than that and move on until the next time

#7438 6 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Starting off with a pretty nice example. Not sure how deep I will go with it beyond teardown,clearcoating etc.
The cabinet isn’t perfect but nice. Does have some scuffs,screw holes things like that. A wood blister in the knee area of the woman on one side her foot on the other. These are voids in the plywood.

I assume a rare title like this does not have stencils for it?

#7439 6 months ago

If that were my machine I would paint away that unnecessary bikini, just to make my wife mad. Would go great right next to my Future Spa that she hates.

#7440 6 months ago

This is a different title to restore....would this be your first Game Plan Chris?

#7441 6 months ago
Quoted from radium:

If that were my machine I would paint away that unnecessary bikini, just to make my wife mad. Would go great right next to my Future Spa that she hates.

Artist definitely likes em thick!

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#7442 6 months ago
Quoted from hisokajp:

I assume a rare title like this does not have stencils for it?

No stencils so it will be a manual repaint as needed.

#7443 6 months ago
Quoted from Stretch7:

This is a different title to restore....would this be your first Game Plan Chris?

It will be my first Game Plan.
I have done a Andromeda playfield once but never a full Game Plan machine.

#7444 6 months ago

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#7445 6 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Artist definitely likes em thick!
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#7446 6 months ago

Will you keep the serial number plate? That is kind of cool. I never have seen this one before.

#7447 6 months ago
Quoted from Elicash:

Will you keep the serial number plate? That is kind of cool. I never have seen this one before.

Yes definitely.

#7448 6 months ago
Quoted from radium:

If that were my machine I would paint away that unnecessary bikini, just to make my wife mad. Would go great right next to my Future Spa that she hates.

I have Creech with the naked PF and translight. My wife noticed the translight right away. But it took her a while before she noticed the playfield!

#7449 6 months ago

Crazy to me that a game called cyclops has a woman with two eyes on the side the cabinet...

#7450 6 months ago

New week.
The IJ KE project should start wrapping up.

The cabinet is built and wired.

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