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HEP This Week 12-9-19


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“EBD Trim legs will be black regardless ”

  • Stainless/Factory 35 votes
    31%
  • Blacked out 54 votes
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  • Painted Gold matched to cabinet 24 votes
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#4151 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Now for my new HG cabinet prep. [quoted image]
The guy that built these cabinets only had a Kiss for reference.
These cabinets are nearly identical but there are some minor differences.
That difference is in the playfield runner.
This portion needs to be cut away to clear the drop bank on HG.
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Wow, thats one of the most complicated cabs I have seen...

#4152 4 months ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

Wow, thats one of the most complicated cabs I have seen...

These early Bally cabinets are tough.
A lot of people I have dealt with can’t understand how a bare cabinet can cost as much as a game ($1000 for example) but if they tried building one they would quickly understand.
The framing of the head image (resized).jpg
The venting
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The block work and valances
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The recesses
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If any are off the glass won’t fit or lock and that is just the head
The lower is even worse with the multi part neck,playfield runners cash box frame and even more 45s

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#4153 4 months ago

WOW, guess labor was relatively cheap back in the day!

#4154 4 months ago
Quoted from Toucanf16:

WOW, guess labor was relatively cheap back in the day!

Probably so plus they were building them by the thousands instead of one at a time.

#4155 4 months ago

HG cabinet is being masked then I can move it into the prep shop for a little filler work. image (resized).jpg
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There is a lot to check and deal with on one of those before any paint work is done.
Before I can do that I have to deal with the latest salmon shipment.
30lbs this time because Pacific Kings caught in Norther CA are plentiful this year. Down to $19.99 a pound so it is a good time to stock the freezer

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#4156 4 months ago

How long will that last? That's a hefty bill for fish.

#4157 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Now cleared[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

You may have shared before or it may be a trade secret, but if you can would you mind sharing what products you use for paint and clearcoat?

#4158 4 months ago
Quoted from mario_1_up:

How long will that last? That's a hefty bill for fish.

Usually a month or so. This may last a little longer. I eat salmon every other to every third day.
Other days are chicken with one day a week being beef but I only eat one large meal a day and that is lunch.

#4159 4 months ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

You may have shared before or it may be a trade secret, but if you can would you mind sharing what products you use for paint and clearcoat?

I use Cromax auto paint products.
I am certified in RM,PPG,Sikkens,Sherman Williams,ICI and of course DuPont and the reason I use Cromax(DuPont)is simply because that is the carried by my closest supplier just 2 miles down the road.
The other reason is on the high end of the product lines they are all about the same.
None have any “secret sauce” really. The chemical compositions are the same across the board generally when formulated for this purpose.

#4160 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

I use Cromax auto paint products.
I am certified in RM,PPG,Sikkens,Sherman Williams,ICI and of course DuPont and the reason I use Cromax(DuPont)is simply because that is the carried by my closest supplier just 2 miles down the road.
The other reason is on the high end of the product lines they are all about the same.
None have any “secret sauce” really. The chemical compositions are the same across the board generally when formulated for this purpose.

Thanks for sharing.

#4161 4 months ago

HG lower is being prepped. image (resized).jpg
One thing I like to do on this era is firmly secure the neck to the lower. Not just trust the glue and nails
Shorter trim style on the sides. image (resized).jpg

Longer decking screws through the back plate these are 3.5 inches long.
I will then fill those and the top plate for a more seamless look.

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#4162 4 months ago

HG lower is ready to prime.

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#4163 4 months ago

Next lower to prep is Scared Stiff image (resized).jpg
I have several cabinets to prep actually now that the prep and paint rooms are back up to speed.
BSD ,IJ, Fathom ,Spirit 3
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I like to focus on two at a time though.Any more than that at once and it becomes exhausting.

#4164 4 months ago

Scared Stiff cabinet and head are prepped and ready to prime. image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg

The SS head was built with a floating back panel type of construction so I will not fill that in because it will probably crack during build up. Nothing wrong with it just a choice I make based on different build styles and experience.

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#4165 4 months ago

$2000 Pinball Life order arrives.
As predicted Fed Ex continues to disappoint.
I get a text that my order is delivered walk around the side walk to this
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First of all there is no reason not to put this on the porch. It is hot as hell here.
Second they clearly knew it was busted open
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Third it skidded up the edges of the rail sets !!
New parts !
I cannot F$&$:!g stand Fed Ex. It is consistently late,in accurate and rough.
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#4166 4 months ago

Time to prep the HG head.
It is new but I need to fit the glass,lock arm and then the Valance.

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#4167 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

$2000 Pinball Life order arrives.
As predicted Fed Ex continues to disappoint.
I get a text that my order is delivered walk around the side walk to this
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First of all there is no reason not to put this on the porch. It is hot as hell here.
Second they clearly knew it was busted open
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Third it skidded up the edges of the rail sets !!
New parts !
I cannot F$&$:!g stand Fed Ex. It is consistently late,in accurate and rough.
[quoted image]

Seems to be all to do with the drivers. We had the worst Fed Ex guy in the world at work, made so many complaints about him. He moved down south and the new guy is incredibly good. Packages are always put inside out of the way. Sucks your guy is so bad.

#4168 4 months ago
Quoted from Kawydud:

We had the worst Fed Ex guy in the world at work, made so many complaints about him. He moved down south

South of New York? I think he moved to Matthews, North Carolina.

#4169 4 months ago

Wow I've never had that kind of problem with my FedEx or UPS driver I guess I should consider myself lucky.

#4170 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Scared Stiff cabinet and head are prepped and ready to prime. [quoted image][quoted image]
The SS head was built with a floating back panel type of construction so I will not fill that in because it will probably crack during build up. Nothing wrong with it just a choice I make based on different build styles and experience.[quoted image][quoted image]

Hey Chris
Looks like they made the left wooden "stops" for the translight and speaker panel too long when they made the SS backbox. The hinges won't fit. Hope that they didn't glue them in.
Wally

#4171 4 months ago
Quoted from wallybgood:

Hey Chris
Looks like they made the left wooden "stops" for the translight and speaker panel too long when they made the SS backbox. The hinges won't fit. Hope that they didn't glue them in.
Wally

Thanks. That is right SS uses a swing out panel.
I will fix that right now.

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#4172 4 months ago

Handled. I ran into that last time I did one of these too.

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#4173 4 months ago
Quoted from yancy:

South of New York? I think he moved to Matthews, North Carolina.

Yeah Describe him please.

#4174 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

$2000 Pinball Life order arrives.
As predicted Fed Ex continues to disappoint.

I cannot F$&$:!g stand Fed Ex. It is consistently late,in accurate and rough.

If you continuously complain (and I'm assuming others are also if you're having this problem), Fedex will move the driver eventually. I'd complain about every incident. Doesn't happen fast, but it will eventually happen.

#4175 4 months ago

HG cabinet is ready to prime.

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#4176 4 months ago

In addition to that I have also stripped and prepped the spinners and I have a new bare metal apron to prep as well.
That is the thicker version with the threaded holes.
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#4177 4 months ago

I drilled small holes in a hidden spot on the HG cabinet to hold the spinners for metal etching then primer since the primers will be the same after the etch.
Apron and shooter cover are fished in there as well.
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#4178 4 months ago

Everything primed and guidecoated SS and HG related. Long day

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#4179 4 months ago

I like it.

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#4180 4 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

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The name alone is a plus 1 before the first sip!

#4181 4 months ago

Are new bare Bally Apron's and shooter gauge's being sold somewhere, would be great to have a couple for a restore.

#4182 4 months ago

Harlem Globetrotters ready to sand and paint. 9F2FAA36-0EB9-46C2-9AD8-5FC1ED2C136C (resized).jpeg
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Sanded cleaned ready to paint
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#4183 4 months ago

First step adhesion promoter.
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Sprayed
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It is hard to see but it gives the surface a slight sheen or blushed look. CF3FB02A-F49E-4DDE-B84E-1AC75EF0A7AA (resized).jpeg

#4184 4 months ago

Next step white base.
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#4185 4 months ago

Long day today with the HG stencil.
I grabbed the stencil set I received and found it did not have the alignment marks.

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#4186 4 months ago

Took a bit but I made my own

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#4187 4 months ago

Went with a slightly darker blue to better match the team uniform and center of the playfield on this one
It isn’t quite as dark as that but not that sky blue like color that is common either

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#4188 4 months ago

Next was the red
Put the apron in the mix then.

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#4189 4 months ago

After that I went once again with the orange for the ball but this time I did it in shading with the red to give it a more realistic basketball like texture.

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#4190 4 months ago

Then unmasked.

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#4191 4 months ago

Let Jeff know about the stencil not being correct. He'll aperceate the heads up.

My Lost World stencil had some issues that he was unaware of.

Your work looks great!

#4192 4 months ago

Awesome! Love watching stencil paint jobs in the works! Like how lacking alignment marks barely slowed you down!

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#4193 4 months ago

Everything is cleared in full gloss for the first session.
Pretty pleased with the texturing on the basketball.
Cleared some other stuff as well as the spinners and apron.
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#4194 4 months ago
Quoted from timab2000:

Let Jeff know about the stencil not being correct. He'll aperceate the heads up.
My Lost World stencil had some issues that he was unaware of.
Your work looks great!

Yes. Jeff is awesome. His stencils are the best. It is rare if ever that I have any issue and if so he always takes care of it.
Turns out on the HGs there isn’t a trap because there are no overlaps.
I measure everything out with a ruler to make sure it is symmetrical down to the 1/16th so I like to have the alignment marks on everything but if he doesn’t use them on some stencils I can understand that and have no problem making my own.

#4195 4 months ago

Finally in honor of the orange balls.

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#4196 4 months ago

Just how many different (label) micro brew craft beers do you consume in a year?

#4197 4 months ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Just how many different (label) micro brew craft beers do you consume in a year?

One to two a day usually so 365 to 730 I will guess.
There are some days I skip or occasions where it might be three but I am pretty regiment driven.

#4198 4 months ago

Do you run into any you just dump out after first taste?

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#4199 4 months ago

Nice little corner with Funhouse, Whirlwind, and Earthshaker all lined up. All three were done by Chris. The first two are true prototypes, the Earthshaker a sample. Thanks Chris! Whirlwind looks excellent, as expected.

--Donnie

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#4200 4 months ago
Quoted from mario_1_up:

Do you run into any you just dump out after first taste?

Not too often since I have settled into the styles I know I like.
Those are porters stouts,barlywine,Belgian triples,quads and certain ales.
Usually avoid really hoppy beers and sours.
I don’t care what it cost though I will pour one out that I hate before I will drink it.
Cost the same either way no point in torturing myself.

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