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HEP This Week 11-16-2020


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%

(113 votes)

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#8051 44 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

F-14 playfield is wired.
Very time consuming with all the snubbers,targets,resistor boards and coils
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Man, that playfield is loaded!

#8052 43 days ago
Quoted from Flynnyfalcon:

Can the owners of the Whirlwind and Quicksilver recently brought into the house of HEP please pay their bills, I wanna see their resto start

Haha, I’m not sure if you’re talking about the Whirlwind I sent Chris. I’m gladly pay to have him start! Unfortunately, there’s probably a couple WWs in front of mine.

#8053 43 days ago

Got the cabinet wired.
I decided kind of at the last minute to put the shaker in it.
Theme wise it just makes sense.

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#8054 43 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

I decided kind of at the last minute to put the shaker in it

I think that is an awesome idea if it interacts with the engines.

#8055 43 days ago

Make sure you hook the diverter power up to the pop bumper power and not the line of death kickback coil power. This will keep the TIPs from melting.

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#8056 43 days ago
Quoted from GRUMPY:

Make sure you hook the diverter power up to the pop bumper power and not the line of death kickback coil power. This will keep the TIPs from melting.
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Good tip .
This is a sample game so it is already wired that way without modification.
I have 18 gauge wire red/black so that is what you see there instead of red/white.

#8057 43 days ago

The back panel of this game is set up in a way that can easily create shorts in the flasher lamp sockets 0845AB0F-E32A-4D3A-86DF-C238EC291373 (resized).jpeg

I will swap those and rewire it a bit for a lower profile easy to service socket. 6B831802-08C9-4728-BE0D-DF893173F934 (resized).jpeg

Did that and installed red domes in place of the clear. The clear are cool from a “it’s a sample game” perspective but are really just blinding when in use. Red is a better choice

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#8058 43 days ago

Playfield is in the cabinet. B295D981-16E0-4038-8E9F-A9B2C516E0A8 (resized).jpeg

I need to decide on which center dome to run.

The white does a nice job of hiding the mech within.
The clear matches the others a bit better because of the translucency but shows the mech as if nothing is there.

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#8059 43 days ago

I vote clear

#8060 43 days ago

clear please...

and she is a beauty clark...

#8061 43 days ago

Clear....without a doubt!

#8062 43 days ago

Clear for sure. White looks out of place with the other 2.

#8063 43 days ago

As with all the others, CLEAR.

#8064 43 days ago

Agree, Clear

#8065 43 days ago

Another vote for clear

#8066 43 days ago

In America it's Red/White/Blue.

#8067 43 days ago
Quoted from GRUMPY:

In America it's Red/White/Blue.

I came this close to doing that on the backboard but just couldn’t get enough light through there once frosted. So red it is.

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#8068 43 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

I came this close to doing that on the backboard but just couldn’t get enough light through there once frosted. So red it is.
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Looks great ... Would nicely match the top of the game !
Perhaps regular domes in the same pattern

#8069 42 days ago

I would like the red white and blue if they were all clear. Just not a fan of the frosted stuff.

All red or all clear looks amazing!!

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#8070 42 days ago

F-14 is alive again. 619B77E9-561A-4FDC-8796-8104C29F23C1 (resized).jpeg

Some subtle changes. Clear DE return lanes. I like these better than the stainless wire guides when possible. Cleans the look up and it functions the same typically. E8166B6E-7AD7-4D42-A29A-DAFC30715EAD (resized).jpeg027B3196-DFA9-42F4-BD92-F2DB2C28B9BF (resized).jpeg

The pop bumper cap is a repurposed SS version. The dome is fixed and it brings a little more attention to the lone bumper and will tie in well with all the other flasher domes.

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#8071 42 days ago

F-14 is just about finished.
Wireforms were chrome plated.

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#8072 41 days ago

Working on the Cyclopes cabinet again.
This pass should start leveling things out and allow me to black it back out. D3DEE7CA-E674-44A7-A2EE-76228D7026AE (resized).jpeg
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Sanded slick. Cleaned and several hours later fully masked in order to do the black. 29B9490A-3330-4236-8FD9-A04FFB95AA4A (resized).jpeg0E2C608F-1D1C-4933-A810-C2B7FF659883 (resized).jpeg45249369-28F6-41BE-9F62-FBB384AD8EC0 (resized).jpeg

#8073 41 days ago

Cyclopes cabinet is ready to base in black.

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#8074 41 days ago

Cyclopes is based in black E77D4C52-C2C9-46D0-BEE6-99B73B6A7E75 (resized).jpegCA9CCF6D-175C-472E-B951-CD5BE109786A (resized).jpeg
Now unmasked.
I cut the art out on this one with a halo to preserve the factory stencil overspray this seems appropriate for this project.

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#8075 41 days ago

Cyclopes cabinet is cleared. Lots more work ahead but it is coming along.
You can see how the halo cuts disappear once’s cleared.

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#8077 41 days ago

Your work, as always, is beyond reproach. But dear God that Cyclopes cab has a turd for artwork.

#8078 41 days ago

Oh man. Can you do Mystic next?!

Believe it or not, if I had the opportunity, that's what I would send you.

#8079 41 days ago
Quoted from robotron911:

Your work, as always, is beyond reproach. But dear God that Cyclopes cab has a turd for artwork.

I really like it.

#8080 40 days ago
Quoted from robotron911:

Your work, as always, is beyond reproach. But dear God that Cyclopes cab has a turd for artwork.

Agreed. Cyclopes... a woman crawling around with her not so great ass hanging out. It's cheese... but a lot people like that.

The woman on the side always looked out of place to me.

#8081 40 days ago
Quoted from robotron911:

Your work, as always, is beyond reproach. But dear God that Cyclopes cab has a turd for artwork.

I agree. It looks like a low rent version of CFTBL.

I love the restoration, but that one is definitely not for me!

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#8082 40 days ago

F-14 finished

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#8083 40 days ago

F-14 playfield

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#8084 40 days ago

F-14 inside.

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#8086 40 days ago

Beautiful F-14

#8087 40 days ago

#8088 40 days ago

A brand new F14, Real piece of art!

#8089 40 days ago

This F14 didn't look this great brand new!
The detail in these restores and improvements are nothing short of impressive.!

#8090 40 days ago

The cabinet work on your games is incredible. Your background painting automobiles is put to great use on pins. I can see why clearcoated pfs are pretty much a requirement on HEP games... anything less than a pristine pf would stick out like a sore thumb housed in a HEP cabinet!

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#8091 39 days ago

F-14 is all set.
Moving on to the CFTBL.

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#8092 39 days ago

How many mods are they gonna make you cram into that thing?

#8093 39 days ago
Quoted from yancy:

How many mods are they gonna make you cram into that thing?

Well, the deluxe mirrored backboard mod and Swinks' snack bar mod are musts. And color DMD. Save room for a potential Compy mod on the backboard because it's just screaming for one...

#8094 39 days ago
Quoted from yancy:

How many mods are they gonna make you cram into that thing?

Right now I am trying to get rid of some.
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The Tron I recently did was like this also where there is just tons of extra wiring going all over the place.It makes it really hard to figure out what is needed and what isn’t.
Most of the time previously installed mods are not reusable because there rarely installed well and usually break when removed.
This one does have the snack bar mod but I wish I had a new one since the decal is already twisted. BEC3EB85-6F8E-43A4-ABED-FBAFEAEBE5EC (resized).jpeg5DAF7CC2-E677-4282-831A-5D500ED8AE29 (resized).jpeg
The hologram mod is good no problem removing and reusing that one. 46A722C3-CAD1-49BD-9975-86765FCA7ACA (resized).jpeg

#8095 39 days ago

The CFTBL is extra crusty. Has that white barnacle growth expected of most sea vessels.

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#8096 39 days ago

Just about done gutting this one.

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#8097 39 days ago

Looks incredible, and this is coming from somebody who got sick of the title and sold it!

I assume the side rails are new (PBL or Marco probably). How's the inner bevel on those new rails? I've noticed the early/mid Sys11 stock rails don't bevel very far down and like to dig into my thumbs as I play. Got a few games needing trim work and I might give them an upgrade if the newer rails are also more comfortable.

#8098 38 days ago
Quoted from Gornkleschnitzer:

Looks incredible, and this is coming from somebody who got sick of the title and sold it!
I assume the side rails are new (PBL or Marco probably). How's the inner bevel on those new rails? I've noticed the early/mid Sys11 stock rails don't bevel very far down and like to dig into my thumbs as I play. Got a few games needing trim work and I might give them an upgrade if the newer rails are also more comfortable.

Thanks.
Those are new rails from PBL. No sharp edges or rough bends.

#8099 38 days ago

Gathered everything up for powder and plating. This will cover two projects. The CFTBL and the Cyclopes.

I have not done a Creature in a few years so it seems that the repro plastics sets are no longer available?

Can’t imagine why not. You can get ramps,playfields,cabinet art.
Silly toppers and all kinds of other stuff you don’t need why not the F*ing plastics?!?!?!
The business nature of this hobby is so incomplete and inconsistent it’s annoying as hell.
If anyone has a set they don’t need let me know.
I can buy outright or trade.

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