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HEP This Week 8-8-22

By High_End_Pins

3 years ago


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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
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#4701 2 years ago

You need a Traeger. Let me know when you are ready, I have a connection.

#4702 2 years ago
Quoted from Pinballemporium:

You need a Traeger. Let me know when you are ready, I have a connection.

Ok I will let you know when I am ready to join the Hall of Flame.
Those do look nice!

#4703 2 years ago

Dessert is homemade peanut butter pie

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Then on to the Pirate

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#4704 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

No peel and eat as you go. Stay more tender if left in the shell until ready to eat when eating solo.

I know some that eat the whole thing and I never understood how that's enjoyable. Tried it once and it was like having a mouthful of toothpick splinters.

#4705 2 years ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

I know some that eat the whole thing and I never understood how that's enjoyable. Tried it once and it was like having a mouthful of toothpick splinters.

Lots of local seafood where I live and never heard of anyone eating the shells! Must be either really hungry or really lazy to try that.

#4706 2 years ago
Quoted from radium:

Lots of local seafood where I live and never heard of anyone eating the shells! Must be either really hungry or really lazy to try that.

It was in Asia. Maybe it's a local thing there...

#4707 2 years ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

It was in Asia. Maybe it's a local thing there...

Yep, Asia.

Not a local thing. An Asian thing.

Asians eat shrimp heads.
They love them

Just bite them off whole and chew them down.

Really hard to do, I couldn't swallow it.

So body shells are no problem for them.

#4708 2 years ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Yep, Asia.
Not a local thing. An Asian thing.
Asians eat shrimp heads.
They love them
Just bite them off whole and chew them down.
Really hard to do, I couldn't swallow it.
So body shells are no problem for them.

I've never seen anyone there eat the head, but the shells and tails are eaten whole with the shrimp. I gave it the college try and quickly decided it was not for me.

/End thread derailment.

#4709 2 years ago

I love fried shrimp heads! They taste like shrimp potato chips.

Quoted from pinballinreno:

Yep, Asia.
Not a local thing. An Asian thing.
Asians eat shrimp heads.
They love them
Just bite them off whole and chew them down.
Really hard to do, I couldn't swallow it.
So body shells are no problem for them.

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#4710 2 years ago

Speaking of eating shells, Lotus of Siam in Las Vegas makes the best shrimp I’ve ever had: garlic prawns. Absolutely MASSIVE shrimp fried with the shell removed from the meat, but still attached at the tail. It’s like having a garlic kettle chip with every prawn.

Dammit now I’m starving.

#4711 2 years ago

Scared Stiff cabinet is neatly wired.

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#4712 2 years ago

SS playfield fully rebuilt and rewired.

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#4713 2 years ago
Quoted from radium:

Lots of local seafood where I live and never heard of anyone eating the shells! Must be either really hungry or really lazy to try that.

I guess I'm in the minority as I do not mind tge shells. Chew slow and carefully.

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#4714 2 years ago

Pretty much done with SS.

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#4715 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Pretty much done with SS.[quoted image][quoted image]

Now on to BSD?

#4716 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Scared Stiff cabinet is neatly wired.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Do you laminate the sheet in the cab bottom? It always drives me crazy how the coil dust makes them filthy almost immediately...

#4717 2 years ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Do you laminate the sheet in the cab bottom? It always drives me crazy how the coil dust makes them filthy almost immediately...

And the original tags serial, date etc.

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#4718 2 years ago

Scared Stiff is finished.

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#4719 2 years ago

Playfield

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#4720 2 years ago

Inside.

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#4721 2 years ago

Amazing how quick the SS transformation took!

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#4722 2 years ago
Quoted from ToucanF16:

Amazing how quick the SS transformation took!

The builds go pretty quick it is all the staging before that that takes a while.
When you start with a new cabinet and playfield you can perfect those things and have them fully cured and ready to go before teardown. This turns it into a restore as you go teardown.
When you have to reuse everything and perfect it while torn down it goes a bit slower like the Radical. This is a gut it and deal with everything later type of restoration.
Takes a mix of these various types of projects to keep things flowing around here.
If not for the lower hanging fruit I would starve before I reached the stuff at the top of the tree on the way up if that makes sense.

#4723 2 years ago

I hope some of the pins I have in your queue are the lower hanging fruit!

#4724 2 years ago
Quoted from ToucanF16:

I hope some of the pins I have in your queue are the lower hanging fruit!

Yeah. The CP and The Bad Cats.

#4725 2 years ago

Really looking forward to the Bad Cats restore. Awesome work, Chris!

#4726 2 years ago

Are the apron cards photoluminescent? If so, what paper did you use?

#4727 2 years ago

Looking forward to a Diner restore.

#4728 2 years ago

Been quietly working on my Spirit 1 project.this will serve as the blueprint for the others but with the playfield curing issue it took a slight backseat.
The build up begins.

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#4729 2 years ago

The underside has been slow and painful.
The dimples on this run are really off on some key features like the kick outs.
There were some missing or a little off on the top but the underside is really not to be trusted.

I am installing all new lamp sockets and reconfiguring some things.

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#4730 2 years ago

Just about done wiring the main playfield of Spirit 1
All new coils lamp sockets etc.
there were a lot of cooked ones on this game.
Everything is on plugs assembly wise

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#4731 2 years ago

Were you able to create a dimple map/template for the rest of the spirit playfields?

#4732 2 years ago

Will this information get passed back to Mirco so he can correct future Spirit PFs?

#4733 2 years ago
Quoted from ToucanF16:

Will this information get passed back to Mirco so he can correct future Spirit PFs?

Quoted from cletus:

Were you able to create a dimple map/template for the rest of the spirit playfields?

I will off the old one.
The adjustments are no problem at all for me. I know how things should line up and work. What will cause binding or make for troubled game play.
Anyone that swaps a playfield on this title though really needs to watch everything along the way.
Dimple accuracy is some of the worst I have experienced. Would have almost rather drilled and dimpled myself.
Not a shot at Mirco because I have no idea of the true challenges of making a playfield I only know how to evaluate and troubleshoot what I am given to work with. In this case the dimpling was really not accurate. Nothing more or less than that.

#4734 2 years ago

This thread looks like a "Best of Chris". One day's post = snapshot of 1 week. Oh, wait, no, it's realtime... Simply amazing.
Thanks for sharing your experience, and document it.

#4735 2 years ago

Other than dimpling, how does the playfield look... wood, registration, inserts, color accuracy, clear?
Will your other Spirits quickly follow or were they sit in the queue awhile?

#4736 2 years ago
Quoted from ToucanF16:

Other than dimpling, how does the playfield look... wood, registration, inserts, color accuracy, clear?
Will your other Spirits quickly follow or were they sit in the queue awhile?

If it wasn't high grade or suitable, he wouldn't use it

#4737 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

I will off the old one.

This sounds like an opportunity for someone with access to a bunch of original playfields to CAD up dimple maps for sale or to share. I’m not hinting at you doing it. I have rusty CAD skills, just not the playfield access or time.

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#4738 2 years ago

I made up a new line filter and cord assembly.

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Mounted it in a better spot IMO
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Wired up the cabinet
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Spirit 1 main playfield is in the cabinet and now lives.

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#4739 2 years ago

Spirit 1 upper playfield is built and placed.

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#4740 2 years ago

Spirit 1 is pretty much done.
I need to see what I can do with the apron and place the backglass.

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#4741 2 years ago

Spirit 1 finished.

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#4742 2 years ago

Spirit 1 playfield.

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#4743 2 years ago

Inside.

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#4744 2 years ago

Beautiful job Chris

#4745 2 years ago

Stunning job as usual Chris ..... beer time!

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#4746 2 years ago

Anyone who has never painted using automotive paint & has not tried to lay down a nice clear coat over something does not have a clue just how good Chris is at this. I am always in awe at just how good of a painter Chris is. But when you then realize his level of attention to detail, mechanical ability, and artistic ability I have yet to ever see anyone in this hobby even come close to what he does with these machines.

I know having a machine done by Chris isn't cheap but I am sure he could be making a hell of a lot more money doing custom paint work so you guys having Chris do machines for you just don't realize how lucky you are.

Chris - just keep up the great work. You know just how impressed I have been ever since we talked in person and your work never ceases to amaze me. Hopefully I'll have a chance to stop by and visit in person again sometime in the future but until then just keep doing what you are doing and you will continue to amaze most of us.

#4747 2 years ago

That Spirit is really something special! I could stare at that for hours.

#4748 2 years ago

OMG freakinn beautiful!!

#4749 2 years ago

breathtakingly beautiful !

#4750 2 years ago
Quoted from too-many-pins:

Anyone who has never painted using automotive paint & has not tried to lay down a nice clear coat over something does not have a clue just how good Chris is at this. I am always in awe at just how good of a painter Chris is. But when you then realize his level of attention to detail, mechanical ability, and artistic ability I have yet to ever see anyone in this hobby even come close to what he does with these machines.
I know having a machine done by Chris isn't cheap but I am sure he could be making a hell of a lot more money doing custom paint work so you guys having Chris do machines for you just don't realize how lucky you are.
Chris - just keep up the great work. You know just how impressed I have been ever since we talked in person and your work never ceases to amaze me. Hopefully I'll have a chance to stop by and visit in person again sometime in the future but until then just keep doing what you are doing and you will continue to amaze most of us.

Thank you Skip. I really appreciate it. Often I feel like I should have went a different way with this stuff and stayed in the automotive side but the freedom and flat out coolness of pinball has been pretty rewarding over the years.

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