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HEP This Week 4-22-19


By High_End_Pins

7 months ago



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“EBD Trim legs will be black regardless ”

  • Stainless/Factory 27 votes
    27%
  • Blacked out 51 votes
    51%
  • Painted Gold matched to cabinet 22 votes
    22%

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#2401 79 days ago

Second half is going to be controlled by the Dirty Commie Heathen.

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#2402 79 days ago

Adam Levine looks like a Mike Ness wannabe...

#2403 79 days ago
Quoted from jasonp:

Adam Levine looks like a Mike Ness wannabe...

Hey don't mess with NESS! He is the man!

#2404 79 days ago
Quoted from jasonp:

Adam Levine looks like a Mike Ness wannabe...

I definitely would have rather watched Another State of Mind again than the first half and the halftime show.
Hopefully the second is better. At least it is close.

#2405 79 days ago
Quoted from Squeakman:Hey don't mess with NESS! He is the man

I've seen SD 20 time's and met Mr Ness a time or two ...

#2406 79 days ago
Quoted from jasonp:

seen SD 20 time's

Lived in Phoenix in 80s 90s so it was very easy...

#2407 79 days ago
Quoted from jasonp:

Lived in Phoenix in 80s 90s so it was very easy...

The come through here often. I have seen them once a few years ago. Amazing live band. Mike still has it even as he ages.

#2408 79 days ago

Ever think of a Bed, Pinball and dinner style week at HEP? I’m sure you would have a waiting list!!

#2409 79 days ago

I’d like to place a take out order on the HEP lobster rolls & fries!

#2410 78 days ago

I did my WW in a hammered silver. Looks like storm clouds and goes great with the theme and cabinet colors.

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#2411 78 days ago

Dr Who is done.

Not sure if I will take it outside for final pictures or not.

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#2412 78 days ago

I'm sure you have been asked this before, but about how long on average does it take you start to finish on a game?

#2413 78 days ago
Quoted from timab2000:

I'm sure you have been asked this before, but about how long on average does it take you start to finish on a game?

WPC game reworking a repro playfield with new cabinet around 125 hours

Same reworking the original playfield and or cabinet probably 150

Bally solid state with stenciled cabinets,drops,all new sockets rebuilding connectors reworking repro playfield easily 200 or more.
Those are the most time consuming and most undervalued restorations there are.

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#2414 78 days ago

Dr Who finished pictures.
Just a nice straightforward restore no fancy trim or anything over the top.

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#2415 78 days ago

More Dr Who cabinet.

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#2416 78 days ago

Dr Who playfield.

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#2417 78 days ago

More Dr Who playfield.

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#2418 78 days ago
Quoted from Green_Demon:

How about something like this?
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If the gray was black, I think I’d like it better. The pinstripe is very nice.

#2419 78 days ago

Inside Dr who.

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#2420 78 days ago
Quoted from Scoot:

If the gray was black, I think I’d like it better. The pinstripe is very nice.

Like this eh? That's the beauty of Photoshop... 2 seconds later and you can see what it would look like instead of guessing.

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#2421 78 days ago

Another idea...

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#2422 78 days ago
Quoted from Green_Demon:

Another idea...
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I puked just a bit when looking at that.

#2423 78 days ago

Just to balance out that last comment, I want to say that it’s commendable that you try different things and are so open with sharing your ideas with all of us. Thanks Chris.

We should all remember that Chris doesn’t have to be so open with everything he does so, yes, voice your opinions, but no need to be dicks here. This is the best thread on pinside.

#2424 77 days ago
Quoted from Green_Demon:

Another idea...
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That is cool you can try out effects before hand. Sometimes things in your head look so much better than the real thing. I have been caught doing that with powder coating and colored GI (hence the troll forums I hate so much associated with both ). I am so used to seeing all black coin doors for so long that any deviation looks strange. But I always like to be different.

In photoshop, try a all black coin door with the orange pinstripe. In my mind that would look good too.

#2425 77 days ago
Quoted from Scoot:

That is cool you can try out effects before hand. Sometimes things in your head look so much better than the real thing. I have been caught doing that with powder coating and colored GI (hence the troll forums I hate so much associated with both ). I am so used to seeing all black coin doors for so long that any deviation looks strange. But I always like to be different.
In photoshop, try a all black coin door with the orange pinstripe. In my mind that would look good too.

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#2426 77 days ago

Or.....the classic design. Been fun exploring ideas, will be interesting to see what you go with! Cheers!

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#2427 77 days ago

I vote for the black with the orange stripe.

#2428 77 days ago

Instead of coin door being a different color, why not just the lighted parts? I did this with my Shadow and tried a few different colors. I liked them so much that I plan on doing them on all my pins. I think the blue would look good. or cool white?

You have to get the clear coin plastics here: https://www.pinballlife.com/search.html?Search=clear%20coin

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#2429 77 days ago

The more piece-y the coin door gets, the worse it looks to me. I don't mind solid blue for a perfect blend. Or classic black. Definitely agree with whoever said the coin door shouldn't be a focal point. Art should pop; hardware is a necessary wart.

#2430 77 days ago

The HEP logo burned into the playfield is a very nice touch!

#2431 77 days ago

How about chrome just for the coin entry and return plates? What color will the legs and rails be? If its stainless it wouldnt draw as much attention. I like the pinstripe on the blue door.

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#2432 77 days ago

Just do a vinyl wrap on the coin door so you can switch it out every year

#2433 77 days ago
Quoted from Multiball33:

How about chrome just for the coin entry and return plates? What color will the legs and rails be? If its stainless it wouldnt draw as much attention. I like the pinstripe on the blue door.
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wow! really like the powder coat in your Metallica

#2434 77 days ago

How about the door frame to match the cabinet with the orange strip where you had it and a black door with black parts on the door. I kind of liked the blue to match the cabinet but it just seemed like too much blue. Going with the frame blue & the coin door black might make a nice mix?

#2435 77 days ago

those playfields look so much simplier when the cables are routed/tied up neatly.

#2436 77 days ago

hey HEP'S last post was 22 hrs ago.......is he on vacation today?

#2437 77 days ago
Quoted from zerbam:

hey HEP'S last post was 22 hrs ago.......is he on vacation today?

All the coin door color talk drove him away from the hobby.

#2438 77 days ago
Quoted from zerbam:

hey HEP'S last post was 22 hrs ago.......is he on vacation today?

Been working on my special WW apron.
Not cleared yet and being matched more to the playfield than the cabinet since it will rest there.
Definitely better than black.

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#2439 77 days ago

Special WW apron cleared.

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#2440 77 days ago

I based and placed this.
Looked nice and still in the vein of the original so I cleared it.
Will see where it goes from there.
Should dry down with less gloss and some texture.
Doubt it is the final but at the very least the basis of it. Just don’t want anything too busy.

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#2441 76 days ago

Cabinet bolts painted tomatch the locations are placed.

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The pivot bolts were based and cleared in the white then the gaps were just roughed back in with the gray.
Might take another pass or two to clean it up but at a glance looks nice.

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#2442 76 days ago

Now that is attention to detail....top notch!

#2443 76 days ago

Tearing down the special Whirlwind playfield. image (resized).jpg

I am becoming a bit undecided as to whether I should restore the original playfield or go with a new one.

As is very common these look much better assembled.
As you get under the parts you find unexpected things like nails hammered in that should not be there.
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Wear under Cliffys (ok I did expect that)
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Raised inserts.
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Kickout wear.
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Blown out ramp screw holes.
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If needed or desired I can absolutely restore this playfield but the reality is that new when possible is usually a better long term solution.
I have asked the owner his preference and will go whatever route that is.

#2444 76 days ago

The old cabinet for the special Whirlwind is gutted of all useful parts.
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There was some creative wiring in there

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#2445 76 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Tearing down the special Whirlwind playfield. [quoted image]
I am becoming a bit undecided as to whether I should restore the original playfield or go with a new one.
As is very common these look much better assembled.
As you get under the parts you find unexpected things like nails hammered in that should not be there.
[quoted image]
Wear under Cliffys (ok I did expect that)
[quoted image]
Raised inserts.
[quoted image]
Kickout wear.
[quoted image]
Blown out ramp screw holes.
[quoted image]
If needed or desired I can absolutely restore this playfield but the reality is that new when possible is usually a better long term solution.
I have asked the owner his preference and will go whatever route that is.

I was going to say that pf looks way better then mine. And that cab looks amazing.

#2446 76 days ago
Quoted from Twilight1:

I was going to say that pf looks way better then mine. And that cab looks amazing.

ya we are so proud of our games.... until we come into this thread eh...

#2447 76 days ago
Quoted from lb1:

This dry install video is excellent.

Quoted from lb1:

This dry install video is excellent.

This is Jim restoring my friend's SS. I've seen it in person and it is amazing. Jim's not currently restoring buy my friend really wants his TAF Gold restored. I'm trying to get him to send it to Chris!

#2448 76 days ago

Back to the warehouse.
Standard EBD leaves.
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Dr Who is packed and ready to go pending payment

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#2449 76 days ago

I have condensed the Entire EBD left overs into one neat package.
Wired playfield traditional cab etc.
Still available so text 704-351-2014 if interested.

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#2450 76 days ago

Unloaded the old WW cabinet.
Also available complete with hinges head attached.

Trying to make room around here.
I hate clutter!!!

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