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HEP This Week 11-15-21

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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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#8051 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

I vote clear

#8060 1 year ago

clear please...

and she is a beauty clark...

#8061 1 year ago

Clear....without a doubt!

#8062 1 year ago

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

#8063 1 year ago

As with all the others, CLEAR.

#8064 1 year ago

Agree, Clear

#8065 1 year ago

Another vote for clear

#8066 1 year ago

In America it's Red/White/Blue.

#8067 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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#8072 1 year 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 1 year ago

Cyclopes cabinet is ready to base in black.

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#8074 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

#8078 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

F-14 finished

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#8083 1 year ago

F-14 playfield

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#8084 1 year ago

F-14 inside.

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#8086 1 year ago

Beautiful F-14

#8087 1 year ago

#8088 1 year ago

A brand new F14, Real piece of art!

#8089 1 year ago

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

#8090 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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#8092 1 year ago

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

#8093 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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#8096 1 year ago

Just about done gutting this one.

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#8097 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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