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HEP This Week 12-2-19


By High_End_Pins

1 year ago



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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%

(113 votes)

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#1201 1 year ago

Back to TAF.
The game is getting a new chair and bracket.
The replacement chair color is way too light. 9F1B9BF5-1FA4-4C45-A7ED-495BAAC7DA88 (resized).jpeg

Compared to old.
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First I heat it up with a mini heat gun to better shape it.
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Next I enlarge the bulb holes. I like these oversized because the sockets can be a tight fit or alignment poor. Oversized gives a bit more variation. 496C0C01-0E9F-4017-91C2-F6CA86C187A5 (resized).jpeg

#1202 1 year ago

Next I clean and plastic prime it. F60AF455-F8A4-4007-9BEB-FA927A33F972 (resized).jpeg

Then I mix up a walnut like metallic shade for the chair.
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It is then lightly based with that shade.
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Next it is hand detailed.

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#1203 1 year ago

All dry it is compared now to the original.
Should look nice on the game.

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#1204 1 year ago

A train was also requested

I have some of these around here from take offs over the years. C54F382A-99D6-4CC3-BA04-CDBAD2500F6F (resized).jpeg

I lightly blacked it to look more like a train. 110F32F1-5158-45F8-87A6-921C80B1F903 (resized).jpeg

Then placed. D97D8E4D-E70F-4F97-8E2E-5EE0C29985B7 (resized).jpeg

#1205 1 year ago

With every little amazing mind-blowing detail I regret more and more not jumping on that STTNG...

#1206 1 year ago

As always, it's fascinating to watch you work. Thanks for continuing to take time to post pics.

#1207 1 year ago

Test fitting and prepping the EBD cabinet.

This involves placing the inner runners. Like the original.
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Filing the holes free of paint or filler from the refinishing process

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image (resized).jpgand finally checking the playfield fit to verify before getting too far into building it up.
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#1208 1 year ago

The runners are then removed and labeled.

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They are placed back to back where labeled and blacked out.
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My only goal is to blacken them because this will basically stain them and they will be more durable and forgiving when sliding the playfield around.

#1209 1 year ago

Mama is getting her Christmas stuff down.

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#1210 1 year ago

Runners are now glued and screwed in place. image (resized).jpg
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Quadruple checked with the original
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I was only allowed to purchase one of these. Damn beer rules. !!
It is a heavy beer though so it is good thing I am about to call it a day.

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#1211 1 year ago

Lower EBD is braided.

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#1212 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Ramp wiring is progressing.
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Simple question - can I ask what screws you used to attach the pop bumper caps where there is a plastic on top (e.g top right) ? The extended screws that come with the BriteCaps aren't long enough to screw it all down when the plastic is on top.

I'm currently stuck trying to fit mine.

Thanks in advance, and great work by the way!

#1213 1 year ago

Maverick is bugging me to play with the Grinch. image (resized).jpg

Mama is ruining the view of the TV with decorations and it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet

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#1214 1 year ago
Quoted from Durzel:

Simple question - can I ask what screws you used to attach the pop bumper caps where there is a plastic on top (e.g top right) ? The extended screws that come with the BriteCaps aren't long enough to screw it all down when the plastic is on top.
I'm currently stuck trying to fit mine.
Thanks in advance.

I am running the new transparent bodies so they worked ok with those but a 1 to 1&1/8 inch #4 woodscrew should work also.

#1215 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Mama is ruining the view of the TV with decorations and it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet

Hush!

We put ours up today also, because it's time!

#1216 1 year ago
Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

Hush!
We put ours up today also, because it's time!

I know but this will be extreme. Mama LOVES Christmas
You’ll see.

#1217 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

I am running the new transparent bodies so they worked ok with those but a 1 to 1&1/8 inch #4 woodscrew should work also.

Thanks. Do you mean there's a new transparent BriteMods Evo? Or are you referring to your (awesome) transparent green pop bumper bodies?

#1218 1 year ago
Quoted from Durzel:

Thanks. Do you mean there's a new transparent BriteMods Evo? Or are you referring to your (awesome) transparent green pop bumper bodies?

The transparent bodies.

#1219 1 year ago

One or two more things left to finish the TAF up.
I think this has been the longest a TAF has taken me to date less.
It isn’t so much that I am going all out as much as it is just the type of game where everything you touch has some problem. Things you take for granted that will be useable aren’t.

More of that here.
The chair bracket is broken. A34746B9-9F59-4160-B6AB-2DD679896AF8 (resized).jpeg
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A new one is needed and the sockets are pretty bad so it is unlikely they will survive the transfer.
Parts are gathered to build up a new assembly. 1F3D4759-257F-4A67-80F7-66852AEF9AA7 (resized).jpeg

As was the case when dealing with the ramp lighting the replacement sockets won’t fit as is.
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Unfortunately we are dealing with metal this time around not plastics so enlarging the holes is a bit more involved but has been done.
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Now the sockets fit and are riveted.

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#1220 1 year ago

Now the assembly is wired.

Clear tubing is used on each leg. The diodes are moved downstream and taken out of this area. 0801B64B-B54A-46D0-8BD7-3E3EDBC65D72 (resized).jpeg

Shrink tubing is also used with a small gap so it will flex a little and not be too rigid when installing 32A73EAE-1EBE-4D0E-9BB4-A6760FD47BA6 (resized).jpeg

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Easy to install now.
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In place.
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Not much left to do.

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#1221 1 year ago

Just stunning

#1222 1 year ago

Another great restore.

#1223 1 year ago

EBD gets cabinet protectors.
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Then new legs. image (resized).jpg

Now fitting the rails.
Stainless was the requested/preferred choice.
I could see doing black as well though
Place the head on there to get an idea.

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#1224 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Stainless was the requested/preferred choice.
I could see doing black as well though

maybe an "aged" copper!

#1225 1 year ago

Heading out for the midday break.
Anyone runs me over it was not because they didn’t see me

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#1226 1 year ago

note to self:
do not fall behind in the HEP thread, otherwise it will take forever to catch back up

#1227 1 year ago

What type of bulb condoms are you using? They look like they are shrink wrapped. What ever they are they look great.

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#1228 1 year ago

TAF is done.

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#1229 1 year ago

TAF more cabinet.

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#1230 1 year ago

TAF playfield.

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#1231 1 year ago

That's TAF porn. Absolutely gorgeous! Great work and detail Chris.

#1232 1 year ago

TAF more playfield.

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#1233 1 year ago

TAF Inside

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#1234 1 year ago

Very Impressive.

#1235 1 year ago

Just incredible. The attention to detail is staggering.

#1236 1 year ago

I'm a henry ford type of guy when it comes to pinball. He once said you can have any color car you want as long as its black. My machines will be as close to stock as possible, except for this start buttom. I'm going to switch over to this color. This looks great.

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#1237 1 year ago
Quoted from mac622:

What type of bulb condoms are you using? They look like they are shrink wrapped. What ever they are they look great.

Those are just the factory bulb condoms but placed on Comet LEDs.

#1238 1 year ago
Quoted from lordloss:

I'm a henry ford type of guy when it comes to pinball. He once said you can have any color car you want as long as its black. My machines will be as close to stock as possible, except for this start buttom. I'm going to switch over to this color. This looks great.
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It all starts with just one change
I like building stock examples too rarely requested these days though.

#1239 1 year ago

How do we feel about the Stainless trim on EBD?
I am on the fence.
It is great in many aspects.
1)It is low maintenance
2)if you do the rails and bar you have to do the door,bezel,frame etc
3)there is a nod to originality with the stainless
4) There is some mirroring on the backglass it will tie in with
5)No worries about chipping,tapping or tolerances
6)I can continue on with the project.

Other options
1) Black it out and use a red and black Bally midway decal in the diamond of the door

2) Metal etch and paint the rails and door the with the same gold paint used on the cabinet painting and do a custom 8 ball stencil in the coin door diamond.

Speak now or forever hold you peace !

#1240 1 year ago

Poll is added Things happen quickly here so vote!

Tomorrow morning whatever is winning is what I am doing

#1241 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Poll is added Things happen quickly here so vote!
Tomorrow morning whatever is winning is what I am doing

Should be black.

I agree stainless looks out of place colorwise and texturally.

#1242 1 year ago

I would like to see how the gold looks. Maybe something less than full gloss?

#1243 1 year ago

Black on the side rails and lockdown bar, gold for the door....

#1244 1 year ago

Im not a fan of too much of one color. Black on this game is just too much for my taste.

#1245 1 year ago

The wheels are already turning.

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#1246 1 year ago

Customer wanted stainless right? I personally prefer the original look. Not that custom touches aren’t nice

#1247 1 year ago
Quoted from Richthofen:

Customer wanted stainless right? I personally prefer the original look. Not that custom touches aren’t nice

Yes. Owner originally wanted something much different than this altogether though
They gave me some freedom and it is going well.Sometimes the best thing is just to work on it a little detail at a time and see where it goes. Follow your eye and instincts then ask for opinions when it is harder to make the call.
That is a bit of a process though.

#1248 1 year ago

Do you do anything with the weld marks on the lock-down bar?

#1249 1 year ago

I think brass legs, brass rails, lockbar, coindoor, and shooter would really set this apart and truly look like a limited edition pin. It would really complement the color scheme you put down on that cab.

#1250 1 year ago

When completed, how many games are played for official testing. ?

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