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HEP This Week 4-15-19


By High_End_Pins

7 months ago



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“EBD Trim legs will be black regardless ”

  • Stainless/Factory 27 votes
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  • Blacked out 50 votes
    51%
  • Painted Gold matched to cabinet 21 votes
    21%

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#2551 66 days ago

Special Whirlwind is up on legs.

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#2552 66 days ago

I am making a new harness for the GI to the transformer.
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I have already repinnned and replaced the connector
The style will be different.
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The new wires will be doubled at the connector for the transformer so the loops won’t be needed at the header on the board.
Will make for less heat. A total of eight full length wires now in place.

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#2553 66 days ago

Damn Chris. Those are little details that are so integral to the quality of your work and completely unnoticeable to everyone.

It reminds that the true mark of a craftsmen is attention to detail that nobody will ever see.

Dave

#2554 66 days ago

I am painting the new playfield rails and old backboard to match the apron which is the lighter shade of blue used on the cabinet not the main color.
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Painting the tilt panel and u channel the actual cabinet blue.

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#2555 66 days ago

Beer shipment arrives.
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Perfect timing.
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Not sure if this going to be an upper or a downer so best to sample it early.

#2556 66 days ago

Damn. That was strong!
Had to foil it and put it back up for now.
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Need water.

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#2557 66 days ago

BTW if you are ever in Ashville for the pinball museum or any other reason and want to grab a beer check out these guys and tell them I sent you. They have a great selection and are very cool.
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Took this much water to dilute it. The entire liter. image (resized).jpg

My stomach will be sloshing as I clear the rails no doubt.

#2558 66 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

BTW if you are ever in Ashville for the pinball museum or any other reason and want to grab a beer check out these guys and tell them I sent you. They have a great selection and are very cool.
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Took this much water to dilute it. The entire liter. [quoted image]
My stomach will be sloshing as I clear the rails no doubt.

Dave

#2559 66 days ago

Cleared.

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#2560 66 days ago

While I am out here I am going to prep a spare TZ playfield for another upcoming project.
It was cleared once long ago
Now sanded.

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#2561 66 days ago

What does the TZ playfield need to be worth using again?
Has a small poke out in the lane exit area.
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Typical ball drop damage to the slot inlane.
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Gumball exit wear. image (resized).jpg

That is it structurally.

#2562 66 days ago

TZ playfield structurally is now sound.

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Then sanded and shaped. I filled a couple screw holes as well that look a little wallowed out.

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#2563 66 days ago

Text mama for beer.

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#2564 66 days ago

Beer is delivered.

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#2565 66 days ago

I will paint the wood tones first.
Besides the repairs made things like this warrant a total wood tone repaint.
It won’t be obnoxious or have a bunch of strange patterns faked in it. Just something to mask the discoloring that will ultimately be covered anyway.

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#2566 66 days ago

Got some of the wood tone cut outs done at a high level.
But it just so happens it’s tuesday and a frog hopped in.
Time to shut it down.
Intricate masking cuts and these things are rarely a good mix. Plus it is like way past quitting time.

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#2567 66 days ago

Adding the frog to your masking work will definitely make for an interesting final product

D

#2568 65 days ago

Special Whirlwind rails are dry. image (resized).jpg

This will be a nice contrast and match both the accents in the inner art.
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And also the plastics that will mount on and around them once built.

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#2569 65 days ago

Chris, amazing work as always.

What do you do with playfields that are replaced? I'm interested in buying some as art.

#2570 65 days ago
Quoted from Whitenoise3000:

Chris, amazing work as always.
What do you do with playfields that are replaced? I'm interested in buying some as art.

Thanks
I return them to the owners if requested and if not I use them for templates or occasionally list them for sale after they accumulate to a point of getting in the way.

#2571 65 days ago

Just got my delivery from the HEP bargain basement sale, Thanks Chris!!

#2572 65 days ago

Chris, what type/brand of fiberglass do you use for your playfield repairs?

#2573 65 days ago
Quoted from Dallas_Pin:

Chris, what type/brand of fiberglass do you use for your playfield repairs?

Usually evercoat tiger hair if it is minimal.

If really bad I would probably break out the pure fiberglass resin and mat.

#2574 65 days ago

Managed to finish the cut outs for the TZ donor playfield wood tones then sprayed them.
Just looking to make it look a bit more uniform and show well once assembled.

We’ll see once unmasked what is next.

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#2575 65 days ago

Much better.

The frosting of the wood tones is minimal as indicated by the cut out. image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg

Next thing will be the red loop.

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#2576 65 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

evercoat tiger hair if it is minimal.

Thank you sir!

#2577 65 days ago

Do you use the same on small cabinet repairs?

#2578 65 days ago

Loop is masked and sprayed. image (resized).jpg

Now unmasked. image (resized).jpg

I will go over this and do a little detail work by hand then it is ready for the second clear.

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#2579 65 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Yes that is it. Or it was depending on how you look at it.

So it was prototype?

#2580 65 days ago

TZ is all set for the next clear. image (resized).jpg

Next I want to prep the IPB CV playfield I am doing as a favor to a friend.
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The clear is terrible.
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JTC insert is a mess.
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The volt insert sucks.
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Pretty sure this was done with a sharpie.

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#2581 65 days ago
Quoted from Balaraform:

So it was prototype?

No that was just a sample game.
I have a prototype here though.

#2582 65 days ago
Quoted from fossmin:

Do you use the same on small cabinet repairs?

Depending on the size and location of the repair yes.

#2583 65 days ago

Where do you get your beers from? You always seem to have something different.

#2584 65 days ago

Shaved the IPB Cv down to a crater free surface.
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Mama checks in on me.
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These little glasses don’t last long out here

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#2585 65 days ago
Quoted from YZRider926:

Where do you get your beers from? You always seem to have something different.

I hunt around.
I mostly mail order from Bruisin Ales or Craftshack
You pay more but when it comes to beer or fish it all ends up in the sewer anyway.

This was the same Frog that shut me down last night.
Toris the Tyrant but that was after teaming it with the Tuesday beer. Today I pace myself like Richie Cunningham with the small glasses
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#2586 65 days ago

IPB cv is prepped and ready to mask and paint.
First will be the white in the JTC

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#2587 65 days ago

Thanks Chris. Looks like I’m out on the mail order, don’t ship to VA.

#2588 65 days ago
Quoted from YZRider926:

Thanks Chris. Looks like I’m out on the mail order, don’t ship to VA.

I know VA,PA and few others don’t allow it. Good work around is to find a Pinsider and do beer trades.

#2589 65 days ago

First pass is masked for the IPB Cv

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#2590 65 days ago

First round is done on the CV.

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#2591 65 days ago

While that dries we cry for help.
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Wookie comes in to take Toris place

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#2592 65 days ago

Damn Chris.... Beer on call.... you are one lucky man

Dave

#2593 65 days ago
Quoted from Calipindave:

Damn Chris.... Beer on call.... you are one lucky man
Dave

It is true.
My wife and I have been together since we were in our mid teens.
She is the true definition of a homemaker.
Very rare these days.
She takes care of us I take care of everything else. Everything we do here is old school. It is a way of life from the work to the woman

#2594 65 days ago

Ready to start phase 2 on the Cv
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There is one problem I text Sandy

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#2595 65 days ago

The phone is down to 5%, better get that charging or there will be no more beer texts!

#2596 65 days ago
Quoted from Pbpins:

The phone is down to 5%, better get that charging or there will be no more beer texts!

Yeah.
I have a charger out here

Even a WiFi satellite.

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#2597 65 days ago

Last playfield prep is a CPR TAF
I have drilled and dimpled using all HEP experience with this particular playfield. I will now clear.
This has no home and is for sale.

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#2598 65 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

I know VA,PA and few others don’t allow it. Good work around is to find a Pinsider and do beer trades.

Not a bad idea. Getting into home brewing so was hoping to try some different styles.

#2599 65 days ago

CPR TAF clearcoating done.

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#2600 65 days ago

IPB CV clear part 1 done.
Will need more work because I can’t do the light blue on the JTC insert without smoothing the white and protecting it first

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