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HEP Vector A Year in the making Finished 12-20-15


By High_End_Pins

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

This Vector has proven to be a much bigger challenge than I anticipated. Mostly because of my own OCD but it is finally closing out so as I drag it across the finish line I decided to put it up here to celebrate the effort.
Not everyone can appreciate what it takes to bring this era game up to this level (hundreds of pictures in the link help)but to those that can here is the link to the restore and it will complete this week.
http://christopherhutchins.com/gallery/album590

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#3 3 years ago

Great game for the full HEP treatment. Wish it was mine....

#4 3 years ago

Thanks Larry. Looks like the picture attachment bleeds into the link.

#5 3 years ago
Quoted from GSones:

Great game for the full HEP treatment. Wish it was mine....

Ordered some Centaur stencils from The Pinball Pimp today for your game

#6 3 years ago

Insanely nice, Chris. That's all I've got, man. Insanely nice.

Can I come work for you? I'll buy my own beer.

#7 3 years ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

Insanely nice, Chris. That's all I've got, man. Insanely nice.
Can I come work for you? I'll buy my own beer.

Yes I always have beer on hand so no need to worry about it.

#8 3 years ago

Looks great. One less game available for Hammer of the Godz.

#10 3 years ago

WOW! Great work as always.

#11 3 years ago

just amazing work. Love these types of games getting the HEP treatment. Nice work Chris.

#12 3 years ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

Looks great. One less game available for Hammer of the Godz.

That conversion looks interesting. I have a pretty rough Vector I was thinking about doing it on.Vector turns out to be a cool game itself with the double glass,playfields and all that. They put a lot into it.
From a restore standpoint I felt like it was more on the Krull level in terms of effort than say your typical Bally SS .

#13 3 years ago

Not sure how I made a blank post so in the interest of content here is a picture of my Christmas tree. 1449795043653-1891263282.jpg

#14 3 years ago

Looking at the pictures again. Wish my Vector looked that good

#15 3 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Not sure how I made a blank post so in the interest of content here is a picture of my Christmas tree. 1449795043653-1891263282.jpg

omg, you're an LED guy after all!

#16 3 years ago
Quoted from TaylorVA:

omg, you're an LED guy after all!

The wife is in charge of the tree

#18 3 years ago

HUGE respect. I sold mine for $500 - I didn't like the layout, but I thought the art and speech were great. I still think Vector has one of the best backglasses ever, and I would have kept it just for that if not for the guilt of not playing it enough.

I think it's awesome that you restore lesser-loved games like this. Really nice, Chris.

#19 3 years ago

Nicest Vector ever.

#20 3 years ago

Don't forget to do the Vector V10 ROM mod that puts in the skill shot and restores all the unused speech phrases.

#21 3 years ago

"Hit the Showers!"

#22 3 years ago

Damn,Chris.....That's all I can say is "Damn"

#23 3 years ago

Did not realize how the phone pictures displayed differently on here so I changed them.
Anyone know the reasoning behind the different cabinet configurations of this game?I haven't looked into it but they differ a lot.
The door and button location are obvious but the switch,chocking etc is moved all around as well.

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#24 3 years ago

Out of the oven into the frying pan.1449953093145-1316672327.jpg14499531236692090580573.jpg

#26 3 years ago

I suddenly want a Vector now

#27 3 years ago

Ya, this made my Vector feel not good enough

#28 3 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Don't forget to do the Vector V10 ROM mod that puts in the skill shot and restores all the unused speech phrases.

vid, do you know where I could get one of these?

#30 3 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Ordered some Centaur stencils from The Pinball Pimp today for your game

Chris - How do you like the pinball pimp stencils?
Last set I bought was from twisted pins & they blew monkey dicks.

#31 3 years ago

Does it take one year across other pins you are working on as well, or have you been concentrated on this one and only game for one year?
incredibly nice work, thanks for sharing.

#32 3 years ago

Sweet. Great work as always Chris.

#33 3 years ago

No one will ever fault you for your OCD Chris. That's one beautiful Vector.

#34 3 years ago
Quoted from dasvis:

Chris - How do you like the pinball pimp stencils?
Last set I bought was from twisted pins & they blew monkey dicks.

They are great. I had a friend scan the Vector cabinet and he sent the scans to Jeff and in just a a couple weeks the stencils were done.
The quality is the best and the alignment boxes make things much easier.

#35 3 years ago

Just about to put the first clear on this one then I will polish the Vector playfield and begin the rebuild as I watch the UFC prelims.

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#36 3 years ago
Quoted from ALJO:

Does it take one year across other pins you are working on as well, or have you been concentrated on this one and only game for one year?
incredibly nice work, thanks for sharing.

I chipped away at it as I work on other games.

#37 3 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

They are great. I had a friend scan the Vector cabinet and he sent the scans to Jeff and in just a a couple weeks the stencils were done.
The quality is the best and the alignment boxes make things much easier.

Good to know, thanks!

#38 3 years ago

Looks amazing.

Just wondering Chris has anyone ever commissioned you for a Zacarria restoration? It would interesting to see a HEP Farfalla, Robot, or Locomotion.

#39 3 years ago

Cleared.14499611350372090580573.jpg1449961147504-2008971494.jpg

#40 3 years ago
Quoted from Strange:

Looks amazing.
Just wondering Chris has anyone ever commissioned you for a Zacarria restoration? It would interesting to see a HEP Farfalla, Robot, or Locomotion.

A few inquiries over the years but no one has actually done it yet.

#41 3 years ago

For many years, I thought that Rembrandt was the only great artist...silly me.

#42 3 years ago

Back to Vector. Upper sanded and ready to polish. 1449962417078-1316672327.jpg14499627494312090580573.jpg1449962793783-2008971494.jpg

#43 3 years ago
Quoted from redmamanora:

For many years, I thought that Rembrandt was the only great artist...silly me.

Wrong. It was Vermeer.

Nice job, Chris!

#44 3 years ago

Lower sanded then polished. 1449963745446-1598734069.jpg

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#45 3 years ago

Shutting it down now. Hopefully I won't be seeing double.......well unless the wife takes off her shirt.

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#46 3 years ago

Really interested in seeing how that Fathom develops!

#47 3 years ago

WOW... very nice job as always Chris. Glad my beautiful stencils are looking so sweet on these game!

#48 3 years ago

Nice choice in beer Chris. All the greats drink IPA. =)

-Dave (Doc)

Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Shutting it down now. Hopefully I won't be seeing double.......well unless the wife takes off her shirt.

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#49 3 years ago

What a gorgeous machine. Job well done, as always.

Can I come sit silently in the corner and watch you work?

#50 3 years ago

Repainted the underside of the playfields once more. Now I am ready to reassemble them.1450138192616-1316672327.jpg

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