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HEP This Week 8-3-2020


By High_End_Pins

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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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#7501 13 days ago

I should never open one of your threads when I'm about to go up to my own "finish room" and "do some painting" with my rattle cans. *sigh*

--Donnie

#7502 13 days ago
Quoted from djb_rh:

I should never open one of your threads when I'm about to go up to my own "finish room" and "do some painting" with my rattle cans. *sigh*

--Donnie

We do the best with what we've got.

I'm sure your work is to be admired too !

And you are helping save games for the future.

LTG : )

#7503 12 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

We do the best with what we've got.
I'm sure your work is to be admired too !
And you are helping save games for the future.
LTG : )

Thanks, Lloyd, but thankfully I'm not rattle canning games. I'd never do that to a pinball machine, anyway, just arcade games. All pins deserve to go to Chris or be left with their patina until they can go to Chris.

--Donnie

#7504 12 days ago
Quoted from djb_rh:

Thanks, Lloyd, but thankfully I'm not rattle canning games. I'd never do that to a pinball machine, anyway, just arcade games. All pins deserve to go to Chris or be left with their patina until they can go to Chris.
--Donnie

i often feel like chris will end with all of the old beat up pinball machines with all the crazy hacks, he is doing an amazing job plowing through them

#7505 12 days ago

oops, (I wish we could delete these)

#7506 12 days ago

New week.
The IJ KE is just about finished.

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#7507 12 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Wood tones unmasked.
I will probably catch a couple more colors but will wait to do the areas around the inserts until I know those are fully sealed and level. Not there yet but much closer.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Out of curiosity, wouldn't it be easier to cut a new playfield for one as simple as this one, rather than paint woodtone paint (not a lot of holes, basic artwork)? Seems like you could use the old playfield as a template to drill through for new holes. I'm sure it's a lot harder than it seems but I've always wondered this about older basic playfields.

#7508 12 days ago

The IJ KE is all done.
I have many IJs already posted in the thread so just some quick inside pictures is about all I can justify on this one.

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#7509 12 days ago

IJ KE playfield.

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#7510 12 days ago

IJ KE inside.

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#7511 12 days ago

Powered up.

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#7512 11 days ago

Thanks for always posting the finished pics. I’m sure the customer enjoys it (I sure do!)

#7513 11 days ago

I enjoy every picture Chris posts. There is an entire visual journey on every machine. That's what makes this the best thread on Pinside and the first thread I check every time I login! The final result pics are like the grand finale at a fireworks show.

#7514 11 days ago
Quoted from calfdemon:

...and the first thread I check every time I login! The final result pics are like the grand finale at a fireworks show.

Me too! I love watching my own games go through the magical transformation. But I also learn so much more watching everyone else’s games being restored

#7515 11 days ago
Quoted from Toucanf16:

Me too! I love watching my own games go through the magical transformation.

My first experience with this should be coming up very soon! Hopefully it is enjoyed by all as it is a title that we have never seen Chris do before.

#7516 11 days ago

IJ KE moves out. Nice local transaction!
Tron moves in others upcoming.

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#7517 11 days ago

TRON!!! This will be fun....does the owner want an original or modded version???? Can't wait to see how that turns out!

#7518 11 days ago
Quoted from AUKraut:

TRON!!! This will be fun....does the owner want an original or modded version???? Can't wait to see how that turns out!

This will be a pretty straightforward job.
The game is very nice already.
Main things that will be done will be Teardown and clearcoat the playfield which has almost no shine or protective coating and address issues with the trim and t molding.
A little cabinet touch up as well although depending on timing and budget I could see clearing that entirely since it is the last Stern without decals.

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#7519 11 days ago

Gutting IJ 3(PS)

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#7520 10 days ago

IJ 3 is gutted.

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#7521 10 days ago
Quoted from calfdemon:

Hopefully it is enjoyed by all as it is a title that we have never seen Chris do before.

I know what title you're talking about And with a cabinet color that should have been used at the factory!! It's gonna be awesome, can't wait to see the magic happening. We'll all be jealous for sure.

#7522 10 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

A little cabinet touch up as well although depending on timing and budget I could see clearing that entirely since it is the last Stern without decals.

Wow, the low-res half toning on the cabinet artwork looks terrible! What were they thinking?

#7523 10 days ago
Quoted from radial_head:

Wow, the low-res half toning on the cabinet artwork looks terrible! What were they thinking?

They were thinking "please don't lock the doors, please don't lock the doors." Low-res screened cabinets are a holdover from the mid 2000s when Stern was on the brink of bankruptcy. Tron is one of the big titles that turned things around. Later runs had much nicer decaled art.

#7524 10 days ago

IJ playfields are sanded and polished in quantity.

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#7525 10 days ago

Then T nutted

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#7526 10 days ago

Now ready to build.
The IJ MB has Reese rails I stained and cleared
The IJ PS has the black.

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#7527 10 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

The IJ MB has Reese rails I stained and cleared

Damn those look good... I might need to finally invest in a couple sets of these.

#7528 8 days ago

Almost ready to flip these over and start wiring.

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#7529 8 days ago

Great thing about this thread is HEP quality! So you know where to get the best parts for your pins and some great tips on wiring, sanding, painting ect ect ect!!
Quick question I know it in here somewhere but, how do you prep for the t nuts on the pf again. I remember you had a good trick/tip for doing those?

#7530 8 days ago
Quoted from heni1977:

Quick question I know it in here somewhere but, how do you prep for the t nuts on the pf again. I remember you had a good trick/tip for doing those?

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/hep-this-week-9-17-18/page/45#post-4803466

#7531 8 days ago

Thank you!!

#7532 8 days ago

IJ PB cabinet is prepped primed and guidecoated.

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#7533 8 days ago

ES head is screened with the correct System 11 warning.

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#7534 8 days ago

ES cabinet makes its way into the cabinet building area.

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#7535 8 days ago

You have been doing a lot of those double-ups like the 2 IJs above, I’m imagining that this gives you a bit of throughput improvement as you work on them side by side. So you can get two out more quickly compared to having them done one at a time between other machines. A sort of assembly line concept for efficiency improvement.

Was curious if that could be scaled up higher. For those popular ones like TAF it seems you would easily have enough in line to do 3 or 4 at a time, or even more, this getting them out more quickly with no compromise in quality. Or, maybe that’s not practical due to space limitations or other reasons.

Bottom line is, the faster you can get them out, the more $$ you make. And you deserve every bit of those $$.

Cannot wait to see Tron!

#7536 7 days ago

IJ PB cabinet is sanded based and cleared along with its bolts and hardware.

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#7537 7 days ago
Quoted from xsvtoys:

You have been doing a lot of those double-ups like the 2 IJs above, I’m imagining that this gives you a bit of throughput improvement as you work on them side by side. So you can get two out more quickly compared to having them done one at a time between other machines. A sort of assembly line concept for efficiency improvement.
Was curious if that could be scaled up higher. For those popular ones like TAF it seems you would easily have enough in line to do 3 or 4 at a time, or even more, this getting them out more quickly with no compromise in quality. Or, maybe that’s not practical due to space limitations or other reasons.
Bottom line is, the faster you can get them out, the more $$ you make. And you deserve every bit of those $$.
Cannot wait to see Tron!

Thanks
Three is usually as much as I can do at a time just due to space limits.
It definitely makes it easier on some fronts. Most of those are just convenience based though because at the end of the day it’s still just me and I can only do one thing at a time.
Those conveniences sound really simple but it is very efficient.
Minor things like only having to pull my IJ bin once its got all my extra oddball IJ parts that I might need of I run into something out of the ordinary. image (resized).jpg
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#7538 7 days ago

That drawer is priceless.

#7539 7 days ago
Quoted from yancy:

That drawer is priceless.

It really is.
I’d take those old paper files and printed pictures over any other documentation available to this day.
Something really nice about just having the picture right in your hand As your building compared to pulling it up on your phone or the computer.

#7540 7 days ago

Details day.
I painted the IJ MB apron in a way to match the ruins.
It just gives the spirit of that not identical in a pattern that is something I could weed and place.
The real artsy part f it was making it look distressed.
Realistically very little of it will show once decaled and assembled but it should work well with the stained playfield rails and custom ruins.

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#7541 7 days ago

Then the ES coin door. Painted that in the factory scheme.
My plan for the ES is just a really nice factory build. No tricks,gimmicks chrome nor powder just trying to make a great representation of the title.

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#7542 4 days ago

Was distracted this morning with a new arrival.
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Hmmm?

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#7543 4 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Was distracted this morning with a new arrival.
What could it be?

A seatless motorized unicycle that comes with two spares?

#7544 4 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

A seatless unicycle?

No it has a motor. Maybe a winch or some type of lift?

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#7545 4 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

No it has a motor. Maybe a winch or some type of lift?
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Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

A seatless motorized unicycle that comes with two spares?

You didn't let me finish - ha!

#7546 4 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

You didn't let me finish - ha!

we will figure it out tomorrow.

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#7547 4 days ago

I got the ES up on legs.
Went with factory correct System 11 legs for this one.
Red start button seemed to be the best choice along with the two tone flipper buttons.

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#7549 2 days ago

Going through some HEP withdrawals. Need to see some pinball beauty, grilled food, and beers! Hope everything is okay and that new wheeled workout contraption didn't malfunction!

#7550 2 days ago
Quoted from calfdemon:

Going through some HEP withdrawals. Need to see some pinball beauty, grilled food, and beers! Hope everything is okay and that new wheeled workout contraption didn't malfunction!

Funny I was just thinking the same thing. Hopefully everything is good their with that storm rolling through a couple days ago. Chris if you see this please at least let us know everything is OK.

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