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HEP This Week 5-16-22

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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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#10451 4 months ago

D4DAC147-96D3-4736-BEB4-8610C0FB8DE1 (resized).jpegCracked the seal on these today.
The one on the left is the BP game the one on the right is the JD game.
The BP game is much rougher than the JD one.
It’s rusty. 5EDCE4A3-FF37-48B5-A0C3-F2C00A043174 (resized).jpegE4A945F3-6C66-41D7-98E3-F46C5C472AEB (resized).jpeg
Hacked too!

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#10452 4 months ago

Started sorting all that out.

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#10453 4 months ago

Made decent progress.

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#10454 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Just waiting on some displays and legs. . I opted for a blue set at the last minute and some chrome legs.
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If pinball had the equivalent of car shows… this thing would win an award. That SBM looks perfect— like in every way perfect. Amazing!

#10455 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

[quoted image]Cracked the seal on these today.
The BP game is much rougher than the JD one.
It’s rusty. [quoted image][quoted image]
Hacked too!
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Man, those boards are a mess. I hope that I never have to deal with something like that.

#10456 4 months ago
Quoted from NC_Pin:

If pinball had the equivalent of car shows… this thing would win an award. That SBM looks perfect— like in every way perfect. Amazing!

I agree. It just looks so ... clean. Like clean room clean. Gorgeous.

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#10457 4 months ago

Got the displays and legs for the SBM.
Will try to take some finished pictures soon.

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#10458 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Got the displays and legs for the SBM.
Will try to take some finished pictures soon.
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Belongs in a museum

#10459 4 months ago

That SBM is gorgeous.

#10460 4 months ago

Good choice on the blue displays!

#10461 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Got the displays and legs for the SBM.
Will try to take some finished pictures soon.
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That thing is ridiculous. It's should be the picture next to the word "pinball" in the dictionary.

#10462 4 months ago

Finished gutting the rougher Tommy(BP)
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I have new cabinet shells but they lack holes for things like the hinges,playfield slides ,latch assembly etc. Also need to flatten the front corners to clear the lockbar. Not sure why Data East did that but it is required.
Working on that will be times two.
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#10463 4 months ago

Being a new subscriber to the thread, I hate to ask something that I could probably find the answer to by scrolling lazily through 210 pages of posts, but I will....

Are you building these new cabs yourself, or do you source them out to someone else? CNC?

Thanks! Great work, again!

-Kasey

#10464 4 months ago
Quoted from AgentX:

Are you building these new cabs yourself, or do you source them out to someone else?

He sources them.

#10465 4 months ago
Quoted from AgentX:

Being a new subscriber to the thread, I hate to ask something that I could probably find the answer to by scrolling lazily through 210 pages of posts, but I will....
Are you building these new cabs yourself, or do you source them out to someone else? CNC?
Thanks! Great work, again!
-Kasey

Not only does he source them he also gets them from various sources from the way I am understanding things.

And if you read some of his post more often than not he still has to do a lot (or fair amount) of work to get everything right on them before he paints them.

As with anything else there is no perfect answer.

#10466 4 months ago

Got those Tommy cabinets prepped and primed.

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#10467 4 months ago
Quoted from AgentX:

Being a new subscriber to the thread, I hate to ask something that I could probably find the answer to by scrolling lazily through 210 pages of posts, but I will....
Are you building these new cabs yourself, or do you source them out to someone else? CNC?
Thanks! Great work, again!
-Kasey

I recommend starting at the beginning. Best thread on Pinside!

#10468 4 months ago
Quoted from shimmydisc:

I recommend starting at the beginning. Best thread on Pinside!

Agreed. I'm working my way through this one and several others for other projects. I hadn't really dug into the Forums very much over the past few years. It's a LOT to absorb and I'm a man of LITTLE free time.

#10469 4 months ago

Made some progress over the weekend. Actually way more than this but I am going to keep my alternate Tommy under wraps for now.

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#10470 4 months ago

Ace, love the alts.

#10471 4 months ago

Long weekend on these.

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#10472 4 months ago

Standard Tommy cabinet is ready to clear along with the alternate.

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#10473 4 months ago

love the suspense!

#10474 4 months ago

Getting blue balls already.

#10475 4 months ago

I can't wait to see the other cab...

#10476 4 months ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

I can't wait to see the other cab...

Here is the other Tommy's cab

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#10477 4 months ago

We can only hope. I woud REALLY like to see Chris do something way out there one day.

AndTheNextPunkin

#10478 4 months ago

Original is cleared for the first time along with the alternative

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#10479 4 months ago

Making me miss my Tommy.

#10480 4 months ago

Good job on the cabinet. The alternate cab will be a silhouette of Townshend smashing a guitar.

#10481 4 months ago

Bet the alt is some form of a Union Jack flag design.

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#10482 4 months ago

Initial clear on the alternate version. Trying to stick with the Broadway aspect it’s based off of since that is so prevalent in the theming of this game.

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#10484 4 months ago

You are a master of your craft. Pin Porn!

#10485 4 months ago

I am not sure which one I like better. I am leaning towards the black one but so many other machines are black I just don't know. I think it will be easier to decide as you progress.

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#10486 4 months ago

SBM finished.

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#10487 4 months ago

SBM playfield

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#10488 4 months ago

Inside.

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#10489 4 months ago

Has to literally be the most beautiful SBM in the world.

#10490 4 months ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Has to literally be the most beautiful SBM in the world.

It sure is. Belongs in a museum.

#10491 4 months ago

That might be the most beautiful pinball machine I've ever seen. My jaw is on the floor.

#10492 4 months ago

I've watched you restore quite a few machines now and This is one of the best I've seen. It seriously makes me want to put in some work and make my SBM to look the same.

#10493 4 months ago

HEP SilverBall Mania is incredible! Fantastic work Chris.

#10494 4 months ago
Quoted from ChiefKC:

I've watched you restore quite a few machines now and This is one of the best I've seen. It seriously makes me want to put in some work and make my SBM to look the same.

Same. I don’t even like SBM but this restore job is next level, definitely one of the best.

#10495 4 months ago

Looks amazing!
I had never really noticed the cab art on SBM before, but it sure is a powerful image. The artist on that title did an outstanding job

#10496 4 months ago

Probably my favorite HEP restoration, at least at the very top

#10497 4 months ago

That PLUNGER!! OMFG.
This machine is a thing of beauty.

#10498 4 months ago

Absolutely incredible. Might be your best!

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#10499 4 months ago

Greetings everyone! I want to give Christopher Hutchins a big shout out on his professionalism, work ethic, and of course the fantastic work he does. He is the BEST pinball restorer in the world without a doubt. The pinball community is very blessed to have such a craftsman and perfectionist as Christopher!
This Silverball Mania was over a ten year project in the making it started out as a retirement project. So, I collected new items for the machine and also had lots of parts chromed. ( I will post the plating company the contact person is Mitch) After visiting Christopher’s web site and talking to him over the phone it was a no brainer to leave the restoration to a professional. ( Oh did I mention I have NEVER solder before? ) So, I packed up the SBM in the Honda Accord ( See Pic) and traveled ten hours one way to Christopher’s warehouse. Before, I get there I was rear ended while sitting at a stop light. I was sore but nothing major, thank God! The SBM was fine! Christopher and his son unloaded the SBM and picked it up like it was light as a feather. I returned home the same day driving twenty hours. I can now check that off on my bucket list! The SBM will become a heirloom in my family for many generations to enjoy!

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#10500 4 months ago
Quoted from loghome895:

This Silverball Mania was over a ten year project in the making it started out as a retirement project. So, I collected new items for the machine and also had lots of parts chromed. ( I will post the plating company the contact person is Mitch) After visiting Christopher’s web site and talking to him over the phone it was a no brainer to leave the restoration to a professional. ( Oh did I mention I have NEVER solder before? ) So, I packed up the SBM in the Honda Accord ( See Pic) and traveled ten hours one way to Christopher’s warehouse. Before, I get there I was rear ended while sitting at a stop light. I was sore but nothing major, thank God! The SBM was fine! Christopher and his son unloaded the SBM and picked it up like it was light as a feather. I returned home the same day driving twenty hours. I can now check that off on my bucket list! The SBM will become a heirloom in my family for many generations to enjoy!

Thanks for sharing. I know HEP isn't at liberty to share details about his customers, but it is always cool to hear about how pins come to him and how appreciative people are of the results. You truly have a one-of-a-kind masterpiece here that is best-in-show quality regardless of the competition. As I stated before, it is literally the most beautiful and best restored Silverball Mania in the world, and it is yours to cherish!

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