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HEP This Week 11-11-19


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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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#3801 4 months ago

Wiring the STTNG playfield is just about complete all assemblies are now on plugs. image (resized).jpg

I will be installing the cannon lasers
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Instead of soldering direct to the motor lugs
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I solder in a pigtail with short/motor leg protection

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#3802 4 months ago

The STTNG cabinet is ready for the playfield.

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#3803 4 months ago

The playfield is ready for the cabinet

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#3804 4 months ago
Quoted from wesman:

Haha! Dog looks good!
Beer....looks better! How was the fudgical? (Gonna have to look for that in my area!)

Fudgecile was great.
Tasted like a tootsie roll but much easier on the teeth

#3805 4 months ago

STTNG playfield is in the cabinet.

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#3806 4 months ago

STTNG lives.
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The clear guides with purple bulbs looks to have worked well.

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#3807 4 months ago

Ready to start moving some of these new cabinets to the paint shop.

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#3808 4 months ago

There is one brand new FH lower that has a hole punched through the floor.
It has been replaced with an undamaged one
I would give it away but it is probably easier to saw it up and throw it in the dumpster.

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#3809 4 months ago

Have you ever used some of the post light ups around the slings and such? I put them on the purple posts on TF and they really make the purple pop. Speaking of these - https://www.cometpinball.com/4-SMD-6-3V-LIGHTED-POST-LIGHT-p/mtxpost.htm

#3810 4 months ago

Chris, what's your preference for dealing with the rubber boot on prop rods? It's usually chewed up and worn away. The different liquid rubber products out there I don't know if they actually would get the same elastic feel and thickness as the factory pieces..

#3811 4 months ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

Chris, what's your preference for dealing with the rubber boot on prop rods? It's usually chewed up and worn away. The different liquid rubber products out there I don't know if they actually would get the same elastic feel and thickness as the factory pieces..

Spoke to Terry at Pinball Life and he had the yellow boots made for the lockdown receivers but he said he had no plans on making them for the prop rod, says you have to make too many and it wasn't a big seller. I tried dipping a few but the cans don't last once you open them so unless you do a bunch at a time it's not practical.

#3812 4 months ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

Chris, what's your preference for dealing with the rubber boot on prop rods? It's usually chewed up and worn away. The different liquid rubber products out there I don't know if they actually would get the same elastic feel and thickness as the factory pieces..

For my restores I use yellow plastidip and I get the factory look, feel, and thickness. I highly suggest it.

To address the keeping of plastidip, I pour it in a Mason jar for canning things and then add a plastic bag over the top before I seal. The chemicals separate for lengthy storage but you can mix them up again.

#3813 4 months ago
Quoted from Kawydud:

Have you ever used some of the post light ups around the slings and such? I put them on the purple posts on TF and they really make the purple pop. Speaking of these - https://www.cometpinball.com/4-SMD-6-3V-LIGHTED-POST-LIGHT-p/mtxpost.htm

I have they are cool on some games. On The STTNG there is already a lot to fish under the slings because of the cannons and lasers but it would definitely be a good fit theme wise.

#3814 4 months ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

Chris, what's your preference for dealing with the rubber boot on prop rods? It's usually chewed up and worn away. The different liquid rubber products out there I don't know if they actually would get the same elastic feel and thickness as the factory pieces..

I like to clean and reuse the originals and use the plastidip in the worse cases but it is definitely not the same as the factory sleeve.
Wish they would make them.

#3815 4 months ago

Curtis is still working hard.

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#3816 4 months ago

Warehouse is back in order.
Made room I need to build four full crates today.
$500 worth of wood alone

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#3817 4 months ago

Gettin' your money's worth out of that truck.

#3818 4 months ago

Long day at the warehouse. Didn’t make as much progress as I had hoped but I did manage to get all the wood cut and one game crated.
It was like 95 or so today.

I made a floor jig to support the plywood as I cut it.

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It was a lot of cutting.
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All the sides,floors and lids.
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One crated.

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#3819 4 months ago

STTNG progress
The cannons are a chore.

The wiring is not worth reusing. They actually have the lamp portion powering the coilD7A98EC1-FFE3-4BAF-9D2B-27A461835F93 (resized).jpeg
The metal on these even when nice is not topside quality. 2620AB39-C9B8-4065-AF32-CCEEE32E63AF (resized).jpeg

I have nickel plated spares

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#3820 4 months ago

Normally I would just make my own harnessed but in my STTNG bin I found a nice premade set. F94118C9-0B7B-41F8-9653-629638B37715 (resized).jpeg
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#3821 4 months ago

Cannon set rebuilt with new wiring,nickel plated brackets a swap from metal to clear washers and the laser mod with domed housings.

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#3822 4 months ago

Now to install for a smooth operation.

First a wire brush is chocked into the drill and run through the turret housing. 3F80B09E-3E03-4BE2-9A6D-4F4600DB361B (resized).jpeg
Then a red scotch brite is used to smooth the cannon shaft.

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After that some 3 in 1 oil is lightly applied.
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Now it will easily seat and rotate even without the power of the motor.

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#3823 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Long day at the warehouse. Didn’t make as much progress as I had hoped but I did manage to get all the wood cut and one game crated.
It was like 95 or so today.
I made a floor jig to support the plywood as I cut it.
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It was a lot of cutting.
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All the sides,floors and lids.
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One crated.[quoted image]

Try getting a piece of 3/4" thick insulation foam board. You can lay the plywood on top of that and make a cut a little deeper than the plywood. 100% supported and lightweight, you could also snap the foam in 1/2 or 1/4's for easy storage.

#3824 4 months ago
Quoted from Langless28:

Try getting a piece of 3/4" thick insulation foam board. You can lay the plywood on top of that and make a cut a little deeper than the plywood. 100% supported and lightweight, you could also snap the foam in 1/2 or 1/4's for easy storage.

I do exactly the same, except I have a 2 inch thick foam insulation 4x8 I use for plywood cuts with a circular saw. Works great!

#3825 4 months ago
Quoted from AUKraut:

I do exactly the same, except I have a 2 inch thick foam insulation 4x8 I use for plywood cuts with a circular saw. Works great!

I also have a 2" foam board for cutting plywood... never thought about snapping it into quarters for easier storage. I like the idea as I'm always moving a ton of stuff to get to it when I need it.

#3826 4 months ago
Quoted from kcZ:

I also have a 2" foam board for cutting plywood... never thought about snapping it into quarters for easier storage. I like the idea as I'm always moving a ton of stuff to get to it when I need it.

Just duct tape the backside on 3 folds so it folds up and down easier too.

#3827 4 months ago
Quoted from Langless28:

Try getting a piece of 3/4" thick insulation foam board. You can lay the plywood on top of that and make a cut a little deeper than the plywood. 100% supported and lightweight, you could also snap the foam in 1/2 or 1/4's for easy storage.

Thanks. Sounds perfect I will definitely do that.

#3828 4 months ago

STTNG is getting close. I forgot what a monster this game is to go through.
New plastics installed.

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#3829 4 months ago

Pretty much just the ramps and ships left to deal with.

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#3830 4 months ago

One ramp and the borg ship assembly left.

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Tomorrow.

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#3831 4 months ago

Wrapping up the final trim details for the STTNG so they can dry will I do the remaining ramp

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Based in the pearled black this includes the attachment bolts and hardware.

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#3832 4 months ago

Now cleared
Gun halves are moved to the bare wood platform so they will not bridge to the stand where they were cleared.

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#3833 4 months ago

Next is the ship on the Delta ramp.

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I mix a good match for it then pearl and metalize it so it remains in the same color family but is more enhanced and appropriate for something in space.
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After plastic etching that phase is frosted on there
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Then to make it look a little darker on the front face as if it is a little more weathered it is flecked with a darker gray
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After that it is lightly frosted over once more
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Now it is done and can be installed.

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#3834 4 months ago

Prepped the new borg ship

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#3835 4 months ago

Playfield build is done.

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#3836 4 months ago

New mirrored backglass installed
Warm bulbs for the skin tones cool for the rest.

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#3837 4 months ago

I really like these.

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#3838 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Prepped the new borg ship

Finish it already . . . resistance is futile.

#3839 4 months ago

More Curtis!

#3840 4 months ago

Prep for tomorrow
I don’t drink liquor but I do eat fruit

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#3841 4 months ago

Quick trip across the border.

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#3842 4 months ago

Another great restore Chris!

Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Quick trip across the border.

Does this mean they are illeagal in certain states? Just curious as i thought it was just Canada in north america that couldnt buy them.

#3843 4 months ago
Quoted from Stretch7:

Another great restore Chris!

Does this mean they are illeagal in certain states? Just curious as i thought it was just Canada in north america that couldnt buy them.

Local laws vary quite a bit.
Sometimes county to county minutes apart.

#3844 4 months ago

Ahh ok
I didnt know that.

#3845 4 months ago
Quoted from Stretch7:

Another great restore Chris!

Does this mean they are illeagal in certain states? Just curious as i thought it was just Canada in north america that couldnt buy them.

It varies a lot. They are pretty lenient on the 4th around here but in order to buy anything more than a sparkler or something you have to go to SC. We are just 15 minutes from the state line.
Even at that though we just go with fountains and things that look cool but stay grounded.
Gets way too hot and dry around here to safely do much else.

#3846 4 months ago

Going to cook some fillets and a tomahawk rib eye.
Mostly got that tomahawk so Maverick could get the bone.
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#3847 4 months ago

Got to have Marshall food.
Hot dogs and fries
Have to boil his hot dogs he doesn’t like char marks from the grill.

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#3848 4 months ago

We cooked the fillets first because we need the whole griddle for the tomahawk ribeye
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I go with the lighter drinking Red Oak
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#3849 4 months ago

Got it to just about 120 and pulled it off
Don’t want to over cook a big piece of meat like this because as it rest it cooks itself a little more.
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Maverick could not be happier. 6FFAA373-99E7-4808-A4CE-A489400EA548 (resized).jpeg

#3850 4 months ago

We just did beat the rain.
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I am really glad to see it though because it will make tonight’s fireworks a bit safer.

Now for dessert

French toast sticks
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The captains fruit
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Chocolate and almonds.

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