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HEP This Week 1-25-2021


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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#8151 87 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

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.

Horizontal video is much better. Audio was a little quiet, understand the only solution to that is probably an external mic and more work than it's worth. Looking forward to the next installment.

#8152 87 days ago
Quoted from Shredso:

Horizontal video is much better. Audio was a little quiet, understand the only solution to that is probably an external mic and more work than it's worth. Looking forward to the next installment.

I also thought the video looked great. Sound was fine for me.

In case anyone is looking for the videos, it’s on hep’s YouTube channel. It took me a few minutes to figure out where to find the videos. The location may have been mentioned already and I just missed it.

Cheers,

#8153 87 days ago

What's the story on the TMNT? A present to yourself?

#8154 87 days ago

Chris, when you are using fiberglass on your cabinets, it looks like it has fiberglass strand in it, and not just resin. Are you purchasing it with fiberglass strand already in the mix or are you cutting up fiberglass mat to mix in?

#8155 86 days ago
Quoted from epeabs:

Chris, when you are using fiberglass on your cabinets, it looks like it has fiberglass strand in it, and not just resin. Are you purchasing it with fiberglass strand already in the mix or are you cutting up fiberglass mat to mix in?

Available at Homedepot and other stores:

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#8156 86 days ago
Quoted from AUKraut:

Available at Homedepot and other stores: [quoted image]

I just saw that the other day at home depot. Thank you.

#8157 86 days ago
Quoted from epeabs:

Chris, when you are using fiberglass on your cabinets, it looks like it has fiberglass strand in it, and not just resin. Are you purchasing it with fiberglass strand already in the mix or are you cutting up fiberglass mat to mix in?

I believe he posted earlier in the thread he uses this: amazon.com link »

#8158 86 days ago
Quoted from Shredso:

Horizontal video is much better. Audio was a little quiet, understand the only solution to that is probably an external mic and more work than it's worth. Looking forward to the next installment.

Great.
I will figure things out and it will get better as we go.
I am not the kind of guy that likes to sit in front of the computer for hours at a time so the challenge right now is figuring out how to do the best I can with the videos without distracting me from the work itself. I just put one up a couple hours ago.
I am not in need of subscribers but it might be best to subscribe to the channel because I don’t want to announce every video I put up in this thread.

#8159 86 days ago

Happy Halloween.

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#8160 86 days ago

I’m coming to your house for trick-or-treat. You can keep the candy. I’ll just take the steaks!

#8161 86 days ago

I wanna see a run of those flight carriers with the HEP branding on them for sell!! Since I can't afford your restoration at least I could have a little bit of HEP!

#8162 85 days ago

Final clear is done on the Cyclopes cabinet

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#8163 85 days ago

It’s Sunday.
I am going download a few videos for the TAFTW project in just a bit.

I made a tasty halibut/salmon chowder.

The anatomy of that.

Garlic,celery,onions
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Carrots
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Potatoes
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Wild Alaskan king Salmon and halibut
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Fresh corn and busted up deboned fish added along with unsalted chicken broth.
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Heavy cream and butter. C5569062-FC84-4ED5-B109-E95307FC18ED (resized).jpeg
Let it simmer all day while I work.
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#8164 85 days ago

Looks great. I think I'll try this next week.

#8165 85 days ago
Quoted from radial_head:

Looks great. I think I'll try this next week.

Lol I’ve been using this thread for more then pinball info. The menu is also amazing I’ve try quite a few off of here all have been great.

#8166 85 days ago
Quoted from Twilight1:

Lol I’ve been using this thread for more then pinball info. The menu is also amazing I’ve try quite a few off of here all have been great.

Glad to hear it.
I don’t do Instagram,Facebook,Twitter or whatever is the latest thing but I do aim to capture the day or week here pretty well to make the thread a real and true snapshot of HEP this week.
As far as pinball goes it is a daily event here so
I just uploaded a few videos for the TAFTW.

#8167 85 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Glad to hear it.
I don’t do Instagram,Facebook,Twitter or whatever is the latest thing but I do aim to capture the day or week here pretty well to make the thread a real and true snapshot of HEP this week.
As far as pinball goes it is a daily event here so
I just uploaded a few videos for the TAFTW.

Nice I’m going to go check them out now.

#8168 85 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Final clear is done on the Cyclopes cabinet
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Just realized that the Cyclopes cabinet side art may have been inspiration for the cabinet on AC/DC Luci.......

#8169 84 days ago
Quoted from ToucanF16:

I’m coming to your house for trick-or-treat. You can keep the candy. I’ll just take the steaks!

You keep the steaks; I'll take the beer!

#8170 84 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Glad to hear it.
I don’t do Instagram,Facebook,Twitter or whatever is the latest thing...

We're in the same club. This approach to social media makes life so much more enjoyable.

#8171 84 days ago

Following along in awe, as usual. I really appreciate you taking the time to document your projects here. It constantly pushes me to improve my own amateur/hobby project processes.

Quick question: what material do you use for masking off large areas like head and cabinet openings? It looks like semi-translucent paper off a roll but I can’t figure out what it is.

#8172 84 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Glad to hear it.
I don’t do Instagram,Facebook,Twitter or whatever is the latest thing but I do aim to capture the day or week here pretty well to make the thread a real and true snapshot of HEP this week.
As far as pinball goes it is a daily event here so
I just uploaded a few videos for the TAFTW.

I'm probably just dumb but I can't find the videos.
D.

#8173 84 days ago
Quoted from Pedleboy:

I'm probably just dumb but I can't find the videos.
D.

It’s on you tube. Highendpins

#8175 84 days ago

Thanks I don’t have a computer just a shitty phone. Can’t post links

#8176 84 days ago
Quoted from pinheadpierre:

Following along in awe, as usual. I really appreciate you taking the time to document your projects here. It constantly pushes me to improve my own amateur/hobby project processes.
Quick question: what material do you use for masking off large areas like head and cabinet openings? It looks like semi-translucent paper off a roll but I can’t figure out what it is.

Thanks.
3M masking paper.I use white.
They make gold and some other varieties but I like the white because I can see through it.

#8177 84 days ago

Cyclopes graduates from the paint shop.
Not too glossy not too flat.
I kept the interior overspray pattern original on this one just carried a touch past the previous pattern to cover the overlap.
The main reason for that was the material used for the floor on this game pulls apart easily with a tape application so I don’t want to get too close with paint and clear and make it bond even more.

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#8178 84 days ago

More new projects.
Hoping to make short work of this one. It needs to go with a previously finished game I am warehousing until it is done.
That two for one shipping thing can be a thorn in my side sometimes

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#8179 84 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Cyclopes graduates from the paint shop.
Not too glossy not too flat.
I kept the interior overspray pattern original on this one just carried a touch past the previous pattern to cover the overlap.
The main reason for that was the material used for the floor on this game pulls apart easily with a tape application so I don’t want to get too close with paint and clear and make it bond even more.
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Gotta love the painstaking skilled rework on rareity like those, amazing!

#8180 84 days ago

I really enjoyed the videos. They nicely complement the thread and it's nice to hear Chris' voice. Thanks for taking the time to shoot them and thanks to the cameraman or woman.

#8181 82 days ago

Some new videos are up for all those interested. Incredibly talented.
https://www.youtube.com/user/highendpins/videos

r/
Mike

#8182 82 days ago
Quoted from lb1:

I really enjoyed the videos. They nicely complement the thread and it's nice to hear Chris' voice. Thanks for taking the time to shoot them and thanks to the cameraman or woman.

Thanks.
I just put a few more up.
As much as I try not to cover too much detail it becomes pretty hard to ignore certain aspects so I end up putting a little more out than I want.
Some processes are one shot deals like the screening or decal applications so if I mis speak or get distracted I have to just let it ride.
No worries for me on that end. I am not self conscious.
I know I have a face for radio and a voice more suited for silent movies so hopefully the work stands on its own

#8183 82 days ago

Things are looking up for the CFTBL and the Cyclopes now.
We got everything back from powder and plating for those and can start giving them some more attention again.

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#8184 82 days ago

Chris - as your neighbor, curious to know who you use locally for powder? I’d like to have a batch of parts done on a machine and wanted to see about sourcing locally vs going other routes at premium cost.

#8185 82 days ago

My jaw dropped when I saw him grab that sanding block after the initial sticker swipe. Illuminating and educational moment. The attention to detail makes me feel like I'm not so abnormal. Don't get me wrong I'm nowhere in the ballpark of this man's talent but I would definitely be at home working under him if I were a young man.
The knowledge and pride in the work is unsurpassed. Who doesn't want that?
Remarkable and awe inspiring. I could literally watch this all day long and most likely will.

r/
Mike

#8186 82 days ago
Quoted from mikepmcs:

him grab that sanding block

I thought this was very cool....my process has been trim first then sand later but after seeing this process i will have to try as it eliminates the trimming process all together except holes and such. And sanding the leg holes ....brilliant!
Chris what grit are you using? ....i use 220-400 but looks like you are using something quite a bit coarser.

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#8187 82 days ago

CFTBL project just got another big boost thanks to swinks
Thank you!!
Gives me many choices

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#8188 82 days ago

awesome - made good time, great to hear that you got them, and I added a few extras to allow a few future restores if any other CFTBL with Snackbars require your services.

#8189 82 days ago
Quoted from Dkjimbo:

Chris - as your neighbor, curious to know who you use locally for powder? I’d like to have a batch of parts done on a machine and wanted to see about sourcing locally vs going other routes at premium cost.

You can pm me and I will let you know.
I try not to out my local resources here because most of the time I have had to work with them to establish a connection outside of pinball first since most of these guys deal in the automotive world.

#8190 82 days ago
Quoted from Stretch7:

I thought this was very cool....my process has been trim first then sand later but after seeing this process i will have to try as it eliminates the trimming process all together except holes and such. And sanding the leg holes ....brilliant!
Chris what grit are you using? ....i use 220-400 but looks like you are using something quite a bit coarser.

I use 120 for the first cuts and beveling the lower edges.
I eventually work the corners to 600 prior to painting or refinishing the edges.

#8191 82 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

CFTBL project just got another big boost thanks to swinks
Thank you!!

This hobby can be pretty awesome sometimes.

#8192 82 days ago

That video was awesome. And you are right you made that seem way to easy. I’m definitely going to try that next time, but will take your advice and buy two sets. Thanks for everything you do for all of us.

#8193 82 days ago

Swinks is good people. He doesn't need any publicity for his mod, as he has stopped making this.

#8194 81 days ago

Got the Cyclopes cabinet back up on legs.
It proved to be a little more challenging than usual.
When I first installed them it was wobbly. 8D04DF24-C7AA-435D-AB28-5E9EA1A6AC4A (resized).jpeg
I thought the levelers were just a little off even though I set them equally. 49E9D809-4C4A-4C05-AB52-42059A205845 (resized).jpeg

Maybe there are front and rear legs?
No I figured it out. Just not the type of thing that jumped out at me at first.

Left rear leg holes and plate location.
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Right rear leg holes snd plate location. Big difference. Factory error on the left. They must have drilled the front location measuresment there E3FAA7A9-6ACD-4A28-B98F-6C09E721EE8C (resized).jpeg

I drilled new holes in the correct spot. 367A3692-ED02-4219-934F-F6542A6A4B01 (resized).jpegC6B2F7ED-0EC3-4456-8ED1-D2E7F7C7BD98 (resized).jpeg

Never been so grateful to have these. 8B3D75B0-3F34-4ECE-8B33-D2457CF6A1D8 (resized).jpeg

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#8195 81 days ago

Crazy! Makes you wonder if it was just the one or a run of cabinets like that.

#8196 81 days ago

Sorry if I missed this, but for the CFTBL lighted backboard, how does the light from the LED strip pass to the backboard? Is the light shining through or from behind? Is there another area of this thread that breaks down your process for creating this in more detail?

BTW, you have sold me on black legs. They look fantastic.

#8197 81 days ago
Quoted from Fifty:

Sorry if I missed this, but for the CFTBL lighted backboard, how does the light from the LED strip pass to the backboard? Is the light shining through or from behind? Is there another area of this thread that breaks down your process for creating this in more detail?
BTW, you have sold me on black legs. They look fantastic.

Chris addresses it here.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/hep-this-week-9-17-18/page/163

another thread here:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/instructions-needed-for-creature-transparent-backboard-mod

here:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/cftbl-illuminated-backboard-panel

Hope any of this helps you.

r/
Mike

#8198 80 days ago

Cyclopes apron painted as needed and cleared. F7510BF6-EEE1-4BEA-9BE0-71AF8590D406 (resized).jpeg
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Did the side rails also. They were powder coated but just not slick enough to match up to the cabinet. C81C8B2B-11E1-4BAF-B09B-43B5EF4BB6A9 (resized).jpeg92960496-2711-4A0A-A1B1-0C21CEE12D56 (resized).jpeg

CFTBL playfield is sanded polished and ready to build A6C9D442-2DB3-4AA2-8ED1-433826BB6F60 (resized).jpegEDC45102-02AD-4937-B9E0-4752A6B43839 (resized).jpegCEDD8B75-B900-4AFD-92AC-D4818D87BBC6 (resized).jpeg

New playfield rails were painted and cleared for that 83CB66AD-FFC2-4083-84F2-8C8B754E74D2 (resized).jpeg

Also metal etched and painted the parts that were too small or important to have powder coated for it. AD37B68F-E71D-48DA-9FB9-F0FD007C53D5 (resized).jpeg6C8C9F18-F3A4-4807-8293-0FA283364339 (resized).jpeg

I cleared the playfield for my SC project.Still working on the cabinet for that one. 1CA0029E-9424-42E0-B21A-F2FC74449F92 (resized).jpegB269FD80-1956-4C61-BB94-CC4DA21510AD (resized).jpeg

#8199 80 days ago

very nice, the cftbl playfield looks especially sweet

#8200 80 days ago

Creature PF looks amazing

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