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HEP This Week 10-18-21

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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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#4051 2 years ago

TZ cabinet is gutted.
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Wiped

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#4052 2 years ago

Head is repaired and ready to prime.
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#4053 2 years ago

Lower striped.

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#4054 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

I have a few of them. Shoot me your friends address and I will send him a decent one.

That is insanely nice. Let me get it and I will PM you. I told him I would help to clean and rebuild the machine, I will go ahead and surprise him with this!

#4055 2 years ago
Quoted from Jarbyjibbo:

If you can't find one I think I have one off of my old TZ I restored. Not repro or NOS by any means but it's pretty clean if I remember correctly (and local).

That is very nice as well! This really is the best thread on Pinside.

#4056 2 years ago

Lower is repaired.
Ready to mask and prime.
New skids.

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#4057 2 years ago

Masked
I normally mask the inside a little differently but there is some pretty rough wood used for the transformer stand off so I look to smooth that up.

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#4058 2 years ago

Ready to prime245C8AA6-AD12-4CF5-8DA3-E70A52D041E4 (resized).jpeg
Primed and guide coated.

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#4059 2 years ago

Next up is sanding and clearing the special Centaur one more time

The last time I did this I matte cleared it but it did not gloss down as much as I planned.
It is just a little glossier than I want.
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Many would like that I am sure but there is a certain sheen and look I want and that is not it so I will sand it once more and dial the gloss down a bit more.

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#4060 2 years ago

Sanded.
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I am going to sharpen the black borders on the head. image (resized).jpg
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Gun selection?image (resized).jpg
Not a big nor small job so my mid size touch up gun will work with a mini cup.
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#4061 2 years ago

Lightly blacked out.
Then ready for the final clear.

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#4062 2 years ago

Final clear is mixed in a more matte ratio

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applied

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#4063 2 years ago

Now applied and flashed off.
This is more like it
When it comes to gloss levels you can easily polish things up but dulling them down is more tricky so a flatter finish is more workable than a glossy one.
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#4064 2 years ago

Now I am going to prep the TZ cabinet for final paint. 87931E75-191E-4AE6-B424-45839CE4AF2D (resized).jpeg
Sanded.

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#4065 2 years ago

TZ cabinet ready to paint. image (resized).jpg
Bolts blasted. Will paint it all at one time with the same paints and clear.
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#4066 2 years ago

I like your bolt holder ....is that just drilled out wood or metal?
beats my styrofoam bolt holder.

#4067 2 years ago

TZ cab based in black.

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#4068 2 years ago

Cleared.

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#4069 2 years ago
Quoted from Stretch7:

I like your bolt holder ....is that just drilled out wood or metal?
beats my styrofoam bolt holder.

That is just drilled out wood. Works great.

#4070 2 years ago

Mama scored big at a off the beaten path bottle shop today while I was hard at work.
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Such a nice lady!!
Going to try this one.

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#4071 2 years ago

Yum box arrived.
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Indonesia this month
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Lots of meat flavored snacks from there it seems
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Now taste
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Uh oh
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Doesn’t look promising

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#4072 2 years ago

Curtis says without a doubt the absolute worst thing he has ever ate in his life so far is these.

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#4073 2 years ago

Meat flavored snacks from Indonesia? Guess I didn't realize they had cattle ranches out there.

#4074 2 years ago

It's cat...tle ranches in Indonesia. Very hard emphasis on cat.

#4075 2 years ago
Quoted from robotron911:

Very hard emphasis on cat.

I think I'll pass...thanks. Plus the picture on the bag, bunnies sitting on a ear of corn is kind of weird too.

Curtis you are a brave man!

#4076 2 years ago
Quoted from timab2000:

I think I'll pass...thanks. Plus the picture on the bag, bunnies sitting on a ear of corn is kind of weird too.
Curtis you are a brave man!

Indonesian Corno!

Taste as bad as it looks. Possibly worse.

#4077 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Indonesian Corno!
Taste as bad as it looks. Possibly worse.

I order in stuff in from Japan all the time, but didn't know this service even existed. What would you say the success to nasty ratio is on the boxes? I might try it...

#4078 2 years ago

Well, who dares wins (but sometimes loses). My wife travels a lot and brings home snacks from Asia and other places. Most are great, some are very weird.

#4079 2 years ago

Dang so is a Gorgar coming? Very tempted to have one done for a few years now. Dont think you've done one yet.

#4080 2 years ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

I order in stuff in from Japan all the time, but didn't know this service even existed. What would you say the success to nasty ratio is on the boxes? I might try it...

I would say it is a 70% good to 30% bad ratio which is kind of part of the fun.
The two worst I believe so far based on our taste were Cambodia and Indonesia.
Favorites here were Germany and Sweden. Both were chocolate heavy.
Korea was good too that had some unique stuff that was unexpected.

#4081 2 years ago
Quoted from turbo20lbs:

Dang so is a Gorgar coming? Very tempted to have one done for a few years now. Dont think you've done one yet.

Yes. I have been waiting a long time for someone to send me one of these.
It is the game I most associate with pinball because it was the first one I can remember actually playing when I was kid.
Looking forward to it.

#4082 2 years ago

Looks like my TZ cabinet is ready to prep and decal after drying a couple days.
Will need to screen the back of the head first.

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#4083 2 years ago

Special Centaur flattened out much better this time around. It is reflective and slick but not too glossy. It is more what I have in mind for a Centaur look based on the theme.
I think it has finally graduated from the paint shop.

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#4084 2 years ago

It gets to graduate with it's head on backwards?

#4085 2 years ago
Quoted from setzkor:

It gets to graduate with it's head on backwards?

It just doesn’t want to be like all the other Centaurs out there.

#4086 2 years ago

Graduates flip their mortar board tassels when they graduate. This is the same... but different.

#4087 2 years ago

TZ cabinet is decaled.
These are PA decals.
I will refinish the edges soon.

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#4088 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

I would say it is a 70% good to 30% bad ratio which is kind of part of the fun.
The two worst I believe so far based on our taste were Cambodia and Indonesia.
Favorites here were Germany and Sweden. Both were chocolate heavy.
Korea was good too that had some unique stuff that was unexpected.

So what size box do you get? I'm thinking Medium might be the right size. Large seems like too much if it's a nasty month.

Do you have a referral link that will credit you?

#4089 2 years ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

So what size box do you get? I'm thinking Medium might be the right size. Large seems like too much if it's a nasty month.
Do you have a referral link that will credit you?

We get a Super Yum Box.
I think we started out with the Medium but they would send a brochure with it about all the things that you could have gotten if you got the super. Then one month they sent a super free of charge just to give an idea.
Don’t think there was a huge cost difference between them.

#4090 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

TZ cabinet is decaled.
These are PA decals.
I will refinish the edges soon.[quoted image][quoted image]

Chris where did you buy those tz decals from?

#4091 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Special Centaur flattened out much better this time around. It is reflective and slick but not too glossy. It is more what I have in mind for a Centaur look based on the theme.
I think it has finally graduated from the paint shop.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Sorry, color contrast doesn't seem to work. Black head frame kills it. Now I'll take a lot of shit for saying this, but it doesn't look good.

#4092 2 years ago

TZ edges finished
Inside art installed as requested.

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#4093 2 years ago
Quoted from mario_1_up:

Chris where did you buy those tz decals from?

I got those off of EBay.

#4094 2 years ago
Quoted from jj44114:

Sorry, color contrast doesn't seem to work. Black head frame kills it. Now I'll take a lot of shit for saying this, but it doesn't look good.

Nothing wrong with having an opinion.
I like it and think it is going to look great assembled.
I have done color changes many times. They are never completely loved or hated they are just deviations from the factory scheme and that alone is enough to make people scrutinize it.
If you like the original scheme better I have done it many times over but this time we are going with this.
Next time who knows?
I think a red one might be cool.

#4095 2 years ago

I get it, color is what someone wants. Just thought it might look better all white.

#4096 2 years ago
Quoted from mario_1_up:

Chris where did you buy those tz decals from?

Phoenix Arcades

#4097 2 years ago
Quoted from jj44114:

I get it, color is what someone wants. Just thought it might look better all white.

I actually have full creative control on most projects so it isn’t so much that.
Biggest thing I want anyone to understand about a color change is please don’t judge it for better or worse until the game is complete.

#4098 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

I actually have full creative control on most projects so it isn’t so much that.
Biggest thing I want anyone to understand about a color change is please don’t judge it for better or worse until the game is complete.

Game looks stunning.

#4099 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

After all that a fresh shipment of three notisseries(HEP TM) arrived. [quoted image]
Unpacked. Where in the world can I fit these things?[quoted image]
Right here [quoted image]

I am sorry if I forgot, but have you ever told us where you get these from?

#4100 2 years ago
Quoted from Aniraf:

I am sorry if I forgot, but have you ever told us where you get these from?

Those are windshield cradles you have to get them through a glass distributor. It can be a pain.
My playfield rack is a windshield storage rack also.
For the most parts playfields and windshields have similar storage and handling needs.

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