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“EBD Trim legs will be black regardless ”

  • Stainless/Factory 35 votes
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  • Blacked out 54 votes
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  • Painted Gold matched to cabinet 24 votes
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#8501 9 months ago

Spirit 4 done.
No more Spirits for me for a while.

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#8502 9 months ago

Spirit 4 playfield

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#8503 9 months ago

Exceptional, as always!

#8504 9 months ago

Spirit 4 inside.

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#8505 9 months ago

Back to the Knockout.
I placed the rails and arch on the playfield and it was just a little to clean looking.
I don’t mind changes at all if they are upgrades but I also don’t mind going a different direction if I don’t like the look.
It has to look right in my eyes to proceed. If it doesn’t I change it.
I realized the issue with the arch and rails weren’t so much the color yellow but the inconsistency of it between the rails(golden yellow) and arch(pea green) so I matched the yellow on the apron as well as possible for its age and painted those items that color. 9EE5858C-DFD7-48DB-AF38-2105167B05B6 (resized).jpeg
Painted and cleared. 61528C1D-C64B-484A-958B-D1C38FEE2EFD (resized).jpeg

The apron was masked and painted the same white as the cabinet. 55DC83E8-E6CE-46C0-BE70-24EF1C70FCDD (resized).jpeg
I cleared it but will need to do another pass once again when I deal with the yellow and black. Aprons don’t get much credit here but they are a lot of work.

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#8506 9 months ago

Next I wanted to make some spinners that better matched the theme and color scheme.
These are the originals pre stripping and refinishing earlier 1CCC7744-8C01-4C4B-AB0F-A1E73EC78CCC (resized).jpeg

I had refinished them already so it was about making some art that I can apply and bury in clear later.
I played with the Cameo and some materials I had. Wanting to keep it simple and in the footprint of the spinner as well as fitting the scheme snd theme I came up with this. BCAA31C7-223A-4CFF-9959-DCDF219F01E9 (resized).jpeg
Looks promising a little more vivid based on the materials I have but close enough for the playfield.

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#8507 9 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Next I wanted to make some spinners that better matched the theme and color scheme.
These are the originals pre stripping and refinishing earlier [quoted image]
I had refinished them already so it was about making some art that I can apply and bury in clear later.
I played with the Cameo and some materials I had. Wanting to keep it simple and in the footprint of the spinner as well as fitting the scheme snd theme I came up with this. [quoted image]
Looks promising a little more vivid based on the materials I have but close enough for the playfield.
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Is it just the starburst on the back of the spinner so it looks like the KO is blinking when you rip the spinner?

#8508 9 months ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Is it just the starburst on the back of the spinner so it looks like the KO is blinking when you rip the spinner?

You'd want it the other way around so you only get the KO when you rip the spinner.

#8509 9 months ago
Quoted from slicknick13:

You'd want it the other way around so you only get the KO when you rip the spinner.

Yeah, I think the KO would remain and then the "kapow" background would flash if one was to do it that way.

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#8510 9 months ago

Some good observations.
I like the consistency of the color scheme on the spinners but understand there should be some effect so what I did was reverse the scheme on the backside and invert it
That should do something visually when it spins .
I won’t clear and lock it down until I place and test it though.

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#8511 9 months ago

Beautiful job on the Spirit.
Liking the spinner idea...cant wait to hear your feedback.

#8512 9 months ago

Final revision on the Knockout spinner. 92FDD9BB-B4FF-4219-B104-2AC1615994D1 (resized).jpeg916ED708-5F8C-4DD3-A2F6-22F65B520662 (resized).jpeg

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#8513 9 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Final revision on the Knockout spinner. [quoted image][quoted image]
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Very nice. Being the expert restorer that you are, I'm impressed you were open to trying other's ideas. I'm sure you get plenty of unsolicited bad ideas, but I agree that this one worked out great.

#8514 9 months ago

Looking good Chris

#8515 9 months ago

Shuffling some new projects in.

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#8516 9 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Shuffling some new projects in.
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whoa... what that black smeared stuff under the Centaur? :S

#8517 9 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Shuffling some new projects in.
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Not sure why, but some of my favorite pics you post show all of your wire spools in the background. Kind of reminds me of my 3D printer filament cabinet.

#8518 9 months ago

Your work is really inspiring. I see that Spirit machine in my dreams

#8519 9 months ago
Quoted from rockwell:

Your work is really inspiring. I see that Spirit machine in my dreams

it was in mine too!

#8520 9 months ago

Chris, I was thinking about protecting your brand.

This might be what you want as well as the burned brand

https://ccllabel.com/news/brand-protection-features-micro-dots/

#8521 9 months ago

Another week of the Knockout.
This one has proven to be a much longer term project than I thought it might be but it is finally starting to close out.

Over the weekend I manually masked and painted the apron.

Cleared that along with the spinners. It’s the associated parts details that can really add up and become a very time consuming process on top of the usual cabinet and playfield portions.

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#8522 9 months ago

The Playfield was sanded and polished there are still things that could be addressed within that but the problem with trying to perfect it on the basis of cosmetics alone is that it will open the doors to a total repaint and over application of clear.
One will ruin the authenticity the other will ruin the gameplay so it was reworked with a proper balance in mind .

The underside was repaired and refinished as well.

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#8523 9 months ago

The playfield was set in the cabinet just to get a good sense of the scheme before final assembly started.

Then I proceed. Placing the painted rail first.

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#8524 9 months ago

I have nothing to add other than it's more amazing work and I always chuckle when you say how long something is taking, because what you do in days would take me months, and even then mine would look like garbage in comparison.

--Donnie

#8525 9 months ago

Need more father/son workouts and flights

#8526 9 months ago

First miscellaneous things going on in the background.

Prepping my playboy cabinet. DA928DBC-81A1-4F7F-B161-26F337EA12FA (resized).jpeg

Next trying to sort out this Centaur conversion.
It is more complicated than it seems.
The layout of the boards in the head renders the Centaur 2 head harness pretty much useless without creating a bunch of adapters. C64155E0-6E20-4B08-89F1-F74C74F2F2BE (resized).jpeg
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On the 2 the boards are mounted directly across from one another and mounted on the lamp panel which has no displays. 6DAB1CC5-1EB8-40C3-8192-7AA4D1A34487 (resized).jpeg

I will need to make a new correct lamp panel A5EE0FD7-25E3-48D6-BC9A-4C87D360013D (resized).jpeg

Rework a few playfield connectors before I even start to think about what is needed for the rest of the head wiring. 5C1716A9-504F-4F10-AC4A-70041A374AF2 (resized).jpeg

Next is my nephews computer case. He is doing some crazy build with liquid cooling and all that.
He is also a car nut obsessed with his Acura something or another and he wanted his case painted to match his car.I tore that down and laid it all out 47745CD5-FA6B-44C0-B8DB-12B58F875ADB (resized).jpeg

I was able to paint the chassis complete inside and out but only one side of the flat parts. The inside. Will have to flip and refinish the rest later.
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#8527 9 months ago

Then back to the Knockout.

The original post are very yellowed so I ordered more. 4CAE6C63-6A0F-4E1F-A958-FA8BCCE24483 (resized).jpeg

The new ones don’t even kind of match one another.
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There is an element of the parts supply chain these days that clearly doesn’t care if things are right or wrong only that they exist and people will buy them I suppose.
My only solution to have a nice matching set of post will be to shave the tall ones down. 5D35D6F8-F1B6-4537-BEFC-B5FBE666DFAD (resized).jpeg

There are thirty two to be done. 52E873C4-6255-4A52-9A0C-3BC20C003A1C (resized).jpeg
That’s one. E0A3D736-E4C4-41E6-B56B-DF6669FA4F01 (resized).jpeg
That’s the rest. 61624BC8-5843-4C1B-A7AB-3679D737C010 (resized).jpeg
Those are all just roughed in to finish and perfect I have to watersand them.
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A couple hours later I have what I need. Something that should take minutes takes hours once again. 5E7F4D69-52DF-4E49-A5D9-884775494813 (resized).jpeg

#8528 9 months ago

A little lathe would sort that out next time.

#8529 9 months ago

With most of the post in place on the topside it’s time to tackle the underside. DEE71EA3-C23F-4604-ACD0-C366E293493A (resized).jpeg
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I am going to convert the flippers to something more simplistic and serviceable.
This is the original set up. 5064302B-AF0B-412F-B805-108964422259 (resized).jpeg

I am going this direction. 34F9F683-C42F-467D-ADBD-3357C7D40707 (resized).jpeg

Should work well. Installing all new lamp sockets as well. 26561930-D9CB-4730-AAEB-0C09A7B016F2 (resized).jpeg

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#8530 9 months ago

I am most likely crazy, but I kinda want to do this to my DE TMNT. Simply amazing work.

#8531 9 months ago

Are those inlane rails, by the flippers, mounted in the right direction? Usually the curve is near the top.

#8532 9 months ago
Quoted from Gornkleschnitzer:

Are those inlane rails, by the flippers, mounted in the right direction? Usually the curve is near the top.

I know that well but sometimes I still inexplicably like to do something wrong
Thanks for the checking behind me. Corrected.
I probably wouldn’t have even noticed until later.

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#8533 9 months ago

Thanks for reminding me that I need a new die grinder! Even though the wife says I have enough tools, My reply is that I can never have enough tools!!
And as always, Great job!!

#8534 9 months ago

I am wiring away on the Knockout.

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#8535 9 months ago

I love the in-progress playfield wiring images. What's the logic behind using the LEDs on the rollovers?

#8536 9 months ago
Quoted from rockwell:

I love the in-progress playfield wiring images. What's the logic behind using the LEDs on the rollovers?

Regular bulbs are often hard to clear the switch that will go there.
I can position the LEDs better to clear everything.

I use warm white for everything with exception of those roll overs where I used natural white to give the green a little distinction.

#8537 9 months ago

Sure, makes sense. Thanks for the info. Looking forward to seeing it all done!

#8538 9 months ago

Prepped and primed Playboy cabinet.

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#8539 9 months ago

Curtis’s 23 birthday.
He is off tomorrow so we will really celebrate tomorrow but mini festivities tonight
Big Donut cake.

Tasty beer.

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#8540 9 months ago

Chris -

I love your posts both pin and beer related. Obviously, you tend towards the higher gravity stouts. Any chance you can mention the really great ones you get so I can pursue those? Thanks.

Mike

#8541 9 months ago

Fuck, here we go.

#8543 9 months ago

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#8544 9 months ago
Quoted from punkin:

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Are you talking Dan Cooper,Frederick Valentich etc or my beer collection?

#8545 9 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Prepped and primed Playboy cabinet.
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Did my Playboy side rails, pop bumper discs, and flippers in black. I like it much better than the pink. Sorry, no pictures as I’m out of town for the weekend.

#8546 9 months ago

Chris, Shipping has been horrible. What have you had the most luck with as far as receiving shipments? I have something to send South.

#8547 9 months ago
Quoted from FrankJ:

Did my Playboy side rails, pop bumper discs, and flippers in black. I like it much better than the pink. Sorry, no pictures as I’m out of town for the weekend.

Thought about that scheme as well but haven’t gotten that far nor ask the owner of the game.
Crazy thing is I have only done one Playboy and it was eight years ago.
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Same goes for Kiss.
It’s crazy that I have done more King Kongs in total than Playboys and Kiss machines combined.

#8548 9 months ago
Quoted from epeabs:

Chris, Shipping has been horrible. What have you had the most luck with as far as receiving shipments? I have something to send South.

UPS seems to be the most reliable these days.
USPS is terrible of course but starting to get back to reality.
FedEx has always been hit or miss for me personally but I know that any of these services vary local to local.

#8549 9 months ago

All the lamp sockets are finally replaced in the knockout.

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#8550 9 months ago

Playfield is in after some tinkering everything fires up.

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