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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
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#8101 1 year ago
Quoted from hisokajp:

this one wouldn't work?
ebay.com link » New Creature From The Black Lagoon Pinball Machine Playfield Plastics

All sold out in 3....2....1....

#8102 1 year ago
Quoted from hisokajp:

this one wouldn't work?
ebay.com link » New Creature From The Black Lagoon Pinball Machine Playfield Plastics

Yeah that’s a good start. Rarely check EBay unless desperate. I am Grabbed a set. Thank you.

#8103 1 year ago
Quoted from hisokajp:

this one wouldn't work?
ebay.com link » New Creature From The Black Lagoon Pinball Machine Playfield Plastics

Says they are original.
The price is ok.
I would get them.

They are unobtanium for now.

#8104 1 year ago
Quoted from Bwilson:

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.

Quoted from NC_Pin:

I agree. It looks like a low rent version of CFTBL.
I love the restoration, but that one is definitely not for me!

What's not to like? I own the machine and I think the side art is cheesy delicious!

#8105 1 year ago
Quoted from doghouse:

What's not to like? I own the machine and I think the side art is cheesy delicious!

i like it too.

Very Rubenesque!

#8106 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

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. [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Lol, you sound so much like me in this post! If I’m doing a game I haven’t done in a while I get reminded that certain common parts still aren’t available and I start ranting! Plastic sets for Creech is a no brainer. Wish I had an inside track to the people who decide what parts to make !

#8107 1 year ago
Quoted from NYP:

Lol, you sound so much like me in this post! If I’m doing a game I haven’t done in a while I get reminded that certain common parts still aren’t available and I start ranting! Plastic sets for Creech is a no brainer. Wish I had an inside track to the people who decide what parts to make !

Since it's a Bally/Williams game, I believe that would be PPS.

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#8108 1 year ago

Busy morning very little sleep. Started at 4:30
Marshall had to get some teeth fixed. Nothing major just a couple routine Cavities and a cleaning.
For the average person that is not a real big deal but when it comes to Marshall it means he has to go to the actual hospital and be put out via anesthesia.
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It turns something normal into something very stressful and extremely expensive.
I like to put things like this out here to help enlighten people about some of the extra challenges the mentally handicapped face as well as those that care for them when appropriate. Sometimes these are the types of little things or details you just wouldn’t even think of ordinarily.
Over with and back home. Yay!!!
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#8109 1 year ago

Now I can finish gutting the CFTBL cabinet and assemble the new one. image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
I am going to install a lighted backboard on this game. image (resized).jpg

On CFTBL it is actually fixed to the cabinet. image (resized).jpg

That makes it a bit more complicated to mount and light. So I will try to document that.
Since I have the lcd hologram mod I liked will not install any parts of the original hologram. So no need for the projector box.

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#8110 1 year ago

hey High_End_Pins , pm me your address and I will send you a decal for free to replace that twisted on. Also the dome is meant to be installed from the underside as has 2 hidden slots and nubs to go on. Also I have a sign upgrade for that as well. Just pm me for any help - happy to help where I can.

cheers Jady

edit - I can also include a replacement decal for the stainless steel plate. If you need any manuals head here https://swinks.com.au/manuals and just yell out as have various decal spares

#8111 1 year ago
Quoted from swinks:

hey high_end_pins , pm me your address and I will send you a decal for free to replace that twisted on. Also the dome is meant to be installed from the underside as has 2 hidden slots and nubs to go on. Also I have a sign upgrade for that as well. Just pm me for any help - happy to help where I can.
cheers Jady
edit - I can also include a replacement decal for the stainless steel plate. If you need any manuals head here https://swinks.com.au/manuals and just yell out as have various decal spares

Thank you Jady. That is very helpful. I will pm you.

#8112 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Marshall had to get some teeth fixed. Nothing major just a couple routine Cavities and a cleaning.
For the average person that is not a real big deal but when it comes to Marshall it means he has to go to the actual hospital and be put out via anesthesia.

Marshall, I empathize with you buddy! Ever since I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, I feel claustrophobic or suffocated by all those instruments in my mouth, unable to swallow. I can take the pain of dental work but not the dry mouth & rubber dam.

Couple halcyon pills and I'm as sedated as you can possibly be without going under actual anesthesia. At that point they could pour gravel in my mouth and I'd be like "whatever."

#8113 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Thank you Jady. That is very helpful. I will pm you.

located and sent you a pm back with 2 options

#8114 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Busy morning very little sleep. Started at 4:30
Marshall had to get some teeth fixed. Nothing major just a couple routine Cavities and a cleaning.
For the average person that is not a real big deal but when it comes to Marshall it means he has to go to the actual hospital and be put out via anesthesia.

Hadn't seen any Marshall posts in quite a while, good to know that this was just routine dental work in a not-routine setting and he's fine.

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#8115 1 year ago

Hey High_End_Pins
I mailed off your package with the CFTBL / Snackbar gear along with some spares this afternoon - hopefully will get to you by the end of next week.
cheers Jady

#8116 1 year ago
Quoted from swinks:

Hey high_end_pins
I mailed off your package with the CFTBL / Snackbar gear along with some spares this afternoon - hopefully will get to you by the end of next week.
cheers Jady

That is great. Really appreciate it!!

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#8117 1 year ago

So I need to install the plexi backboard in the CFTBL.
The original is wood and nailed in. 2E1FD300-E06C-4F5A-BB4B-758BE8E7BCBF (resized).jpeg
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Now I set the new one on the new cabinet measure out. 63A08A5A-791D-4DA6-9851-68A8A2F631DF (resized).jpeg
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I remove the two sided tape and install an insulated lamp strip. These are good for installations that are more permanent 6AC7C612-B85C-4EFE-9842-DBB5DA930A0C (resized).jpeg
With the lamp strip in place I have just enough room to place two screws one on each side. 75F3765D-C801-4522-B889-88DA8C55D710 (resized).jpeg559BE1BE-5BCF-4380-9398-8226FFC8B3C0 (resized).jpeg

Since there will be a small increase in height from the lamp strip I shave the mating part of the playfield backboard down just a touch. B41B0535-E03E-494E-9A09-D9E3B9D0D8DA (resized).jpeg

The plexi is mounted. Just two counter sunk screws that will be covered with the head in place. image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
Then the playfield is test fit to make sure everything lines up properly. image (resized).jpg
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After that I test the strip with a 9 volt battery which is not going to light it up as bright as it will be once wired in the game but at least verifies it is working. image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
Now I can remove the playfield back board and refinish it.

#8118 1 year ago

Love the Woodpecker's tools!

#8119 1 year ago

Long day today on the Cyclopes cabinet.
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My goal on this project is to make it look pretty authentic. With about 400 of these made I don’t want to clean it up too much or sterilize it.
That might be easier actually and I usually like a cleaner tighter look as a professional painter but there is just something very simple and rough about the art package of this game that I feel would be ruined cleaning up the lines too much.
That creates a little more challenging approach and a more thought out process about what needs to be addressed and what doesn’t.

Here are some areas that must be addressed on the lower.
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The cabinet is sanded. Focusing on eliminating the previous makes lines 6295D786-6E35-4909-9D7C-C6A2A2B11BFC (resized).jpeg8222423A-2636-4C74-ADC8-65DADF365756 (resized).jpegEE4BD3B7-B1F2-440D-82F7-BE367D647059 (resized).jpeg
Then it is cleaned the head as well. F3F1D7A4-D474-428A-8566-681364150A5A (resized).jpeg
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#8120 1 year ago

First is to match the aged white.
If you are going to totally repaint you have the advantage of just being close enough or even reinventing but for section work it needs to be just about perfect.After some tinting the large dot on the top is the result
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The areas of need in the white are done and blended out when and where possible for a original look and nice transition from new paint to old.

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#8121 1 year ago

Then the teal and the red.

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#8122 1 year ago

After that lots of black again.
Primarily just some minor spots on the lower edge of the lower but pretty much the entire head once again.

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#8123 1 year ago

Now it is ready to clear again. Still not quite ready for the final matte clear so this will be the third application of full gloss. Most of that has been sanded away in the process but the time and materials really start to add up

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#8124 1 year ago

Cyclopes is cleared once again. Still has a couple minor things to address on what I hope will be the final pass next time around.

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#8125 1 year ago

With the Cyclopes rounding the corner I stock the paint shop back up with the next round of cabinets.
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Spirit
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TAF
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I am probably going to do a video log on the TAF.
I already have one of that project upon arrival so it might be cool to see it all the way through.
They will probably be somewhat brief like 10 minutes per but we will see how that goes.

#8126 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

So I need to install the plexi backboard in the CFTBL.
The original is wood and nailed in. [quoted image]
I measure it’s placement. [quoted image]
Now I set the new one on the new cabinet measure out. [quoted image]
[quoted image]
Then make a tape template [quoted image]
[quoted image]
I remove the two sided tape and install an insulated lamp strip. These are good for installations that are more permanent [quoted image]
With the lamp strip in place I have just enough room to place two screws one on each side. [quoted image][quoted image]
Since there will be a small increase in height from the lamp strip I shave the mating part of the playfield backboard down just a touch. [quoted image]
The plexi is mounted. Just two counter sunk screws that will be covered with the head in place. [quoted image][quoted image]
Then the playfield is test fit to make sure everything lines up properly. [quoted image]
[quoted image]
After that I test the strip with a 9 volt battery which is not going to light it up as bright as it will be once wired in the game but at least verifies it is working. [quoted image][quoted image]
Now I can remove the playfield back board and refinish it.

Thanks for documenting to CFTBL plexi install. I have one and your guide will certainly help my install. Thanks

#8127 1 year ago

CFTBL cabinet is built up.
Next step is wiring it.

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#8128 1 year ago

Over at the warehouse.

First order of business is to see what’s in here.

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#8129 1 year ago

Just what you would expect.

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#8131 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Just what you would expect.
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PF repair straight out of the box?

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#8132 1 year ago

I pulled the TAF train wreck and started the video series.
These will mostly be short and to the point.I would probably rather have many 4-10 minute videos than several long ones.
Always a challenge to document something slow and thorough in a cliffs notes video series but we will give it a shot.

This will be the playlist

This will be the new video

This is the history behind the game
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/addams-family-nightmare

#8133 1 year ago

Great video... hope the purchaser of this CQ Addams got his money back... if it goes to court would love to see the Judges face as he listens to HEP explain the outright fraud that thos game is ....

#8134 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Just what you would expect.

I was going to guess fish and beer, oh well.

#8135 1 year ago

I feel really bad for the buyer of this game.

Getting ripped off on a game hurts all of us.

#8136 1 year ago

I would suggest rotating camera on future videos. Horizontal will allow the viewer to see much more. Keep up the great work.

Cheers.

#8137 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

I pulled the TAF train wreck and started the video series.
These will mostly be short and to the point.I would probably rather have many 4-10 minute videos than several long ones.
Always a challenge to document something slow and thorough in a cliffs notes video series but we will give it a shot.
This will be the playlist
This will be the new video
This is the history behind the game
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/addams-family-nightmare

Love the short video, keep 'em coming!

#8138 1 year ago

TAF videos are simply jaw-dropping. I have no words.

#8139 1 year ago
Quoted from cliff_clavin:I would suggest rotating camera on future videos. Horizontal will allow the viewer to see much more. Keep up the great work.
Cheers.

Cheers ? good one Cliff.

#8140 1 year ago

That video scared the crap out of me. As someone who is looking for an older title(tspp) along with a newer title(75thwoz) and doesn't have the time or luxury to travel very far, it makes me want to just give up and not even pursue them anymore. This thread is so informative and I really enjoy watching this gentleman restore and document and share. Very educational as well.

#8141 1 year ago

I'm not gonna lie, I would 100% watch you work live on Twitch!

#8142 1 year ago
Quoted from mikepmcs:

That video scared the crap out of me. As someone who is looking for an older title(tspp) along with a newer title(75thwoz) and doesn't have the time or luxury to travel very far, it makes me want to just give up and not even pursue them anymore. This thread is so informative and I really enjoy watching this gentleman restore and document and share. Very educational as well.

Good titles are everywhere, you just have to be VERY patient if you can’t take a half day or more to do a road trip. Or keep your eyes on the marketplace and you’ll also start to figure out who the good sellers are that can be trusted to ship you something that won’t be garbage. Those do exist, too. But yeah, no buying from eBay or from any seller you can’t verify by real humans who seem trustworthy on a good forum.

—Donnie

#8143 1 year ago
Quoted from djb_rh:

Good titles are everywhere, you just have to be VERY patient if you can’t take a half day or more to do a road trip. Or keep your eyes on the marketplace and you’ll also start to figure out who the good sellers are that can be trusted to ship you something that won’t be garbage. Those do exist, too. But yeah, no buying from eBay or from any seller you can’t verify by real humans who seem trustworthy on a good forum.
—Donnie

Definitely. I will only buy used from someone here on pinside after a bunch of reverse research trying to find anything I can about the seller here or anywhere else. I've been forced and fortunate enough to buy my last 3(and only)titles I have now NIB. Unfortunately the 2 remaining titles I want are no longer made so if I want them I'll have to roll the dice at some point.....or not. Used from a distributor isn't even an answer because the prices are hugely inflated and the machines most likely aren't as minty as they say for said price.
If HEP or vid1900 sold pins everyone's life would be so easy.
I derailed this thread, I apologize.
r/
Mike

#8144 1 year ago

Wow. Just watched the first video. Someone has to call out who sold that to your customer. Thats criminal.

#8145 1 year ago

Man that video gives me motion sicknesss...I'm sensitive to it I guess!

#8146 1 year ago

Man, some of the shottiest work I could imagine on that cabinet only to deceive a buyer - pitiful! Glad it is in your hands to make it right!

#8147 1 year ago

Wowzers...
Looking forward to see more videos on this....it's Like HEP this week ver. 2

#8148 1 year ago

HEP pedia! Awesome
Now if we can get LTG to catalog into sections by year, make, and model!

#8149 1 year ago
Quoted from cliff_clavin:

I would suggest rotating camera on future videos. Horizontal will allow the viewer to see much more. Keep up the great work.
Cheers.

Tried that today along with piecing multiple clips together with the iMovie app.
I am trying to just do whatever I can on my phone because there just isn’t enough time in the day to do the work. Document it and turn it into a high production value video series so hopefully what is and can be done with those limitations can be helpful and appreciated.
New video is up.

#8150 1 year ago

WOW. This is really a sad story and hard to believe there are people out there that are this dishonest. 13K is A LOT to pay even for a mint game unless it has been HEP'd.

I have been on the hunt for a TAF for a little bit. Don't want one like that though.

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