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IJ Williams "You Cheat, Dr. Jones!" Club

By RDReynolds

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#9001 11 days ago
Quoted from oopsallberrys:

If someone can make a precut panel, I'd be interested in buying.

I saw one in the marketplace. At $185 though, I think I'll take mine apart and get out the Demel.

#9002 11 days ago
Quoted from gorditas:

I saw one in the marketplace. At $185 though, I think I'll take mine apart and get out the Demel.

It's worth pointing out that this board for sale (the same one offered by Revolutionary Pinball) is very...generic...when it comes to the cutouts. They are simply creating rectangles for the stones and grail, and a circle cut for the ark. Doing the cuts this way is fine, but will create light bleed around the object, making a very obvious rectangle or semicircle when illuminated.

I think the best way to approach this is to cut your board in line with the contours of the actual jackpot item (as per Ricochet's provided stencil pattern), so that the object itself is the only thing you see when it lights up. It's why so many of us choose to go the Dremel route - but to each their own. Some people prefer the convenience of the pre-cut board to the accuracy and customizability of doing it yourself.

#9003 11 days ago
Quoted from Ashram56:

But I do remember a drawing of the complete panel. Really have to dig to find it....

Its in the manual with no dimensions.

Someone should post it with measurements on it.

#9004 11 days ago
Quoted from gorditas:

I saw one in the marketplace. At $185 though, I think I'll take mine apart and get out the Demel.

It should be fairly straightforward to trace whatever you want off the plastic via some parchment paper.

Then just dremel it out. Or drill and coping saw.

Oddly it is very forgiving and any mistakes wont be seen or even noticed.

#9005 11 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

It should be fairly straightforward to trace whatever you want off the plastic via some parchment paper.
Then just dremel it out. Or drill and coping saw.
Oddly it is very forgiving and any mistakes wont be seen or even noticed.

That's exactly what I did today. Made a stencil from some wax paper my wife had in the kitchen and used a dremel. Took a couple hours but looks perfect.

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#9006 11 days ago
Quoted from amxfc3s:

That's exactly what I did today. Made a stencil from some wax paper my wife had in the kitchen and used a dremel. Took a couple hours but looks perfect.
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"It's bad enough that your pinball machines have overtaken the dining room, and now you used up all of my wax paper!"

#9007 11 days ago
Quoted from amxfc3s:

That's exactly what I did today. Made a stencil from some wax paper my wife had in the kitchen and used a dremel. Took a couple hours but looks perfect.
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It is THE easiest and most economical way to go… if you can use a pencil and a Dremel tool… there is nothing to it.

#9008 11 days ago
Quoted from amxfc3s:

That's exactly what I did today. Made a stencil from some wax paper my wife had in the kitchen and used a dremel. Took a couple hours but looks perfect.
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Well done !

#9009 10 days ago
Quoted from Ricochet:

It is THE easiest and most economical way to go… if you can use a pencil and a Dremel tool… there is nothing to it.

As it turns out, I want to do a little bit more, hence my question... I could build one from scratch though, taking measurements (will probably end up doing that)

I'll figure it out, no worries

Regards

#9010 10 days ago

What dremel bit did you use? Router?

#9011 10 days ago

You can use a Dremel with a 650 1/8-inch straight router bit and 565 multipurpose cutting guide attachment.

… or equivalent

I would also use a set of various small files to finish the job nicely… hand routing can sometimes make wiggly edges… although it really won’t matter all that much.

#9012 10 days ago
Quoted from Pin_Fandango:

lol, ok! good to know, thanks!

I was planning on doing the same thing you want to do, I even bought the plane models, motors, airbrush etc.... Good luck if you can match the work of KornFreak28, he has become an expert at it, not to mention installing the motors, getting new figures and now the new motor controller. In my opinion, something like this should left to the professionals.

#9013 10 days ago
Quoted from DarthPaul:

I was planning on doing the same thing you want to do, I even bought the plane models, motors, airbrush etc.... Good luck if you can match the work of KornFreak28, he has become an expert at it, not to mention installing the motors, getting new figures and now the new motor controller. In my opinion, something like this should left to the professionals.

So humbled by this. We will get to you. Thanks for the vote of confidence. Anybody can make planes to their liking. Just a matter of taste.

#9014 10 days ago

No doubt! I am not trying to match what he does. Just building, painting the planes and adding leds as the originals would be enough for me.

#9015 10 days ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

So humbled by this. We will get to you. Thanks for the vote of confidence. Anybody can make planes to their liking. Just a matter of taste.

On a sidenote, where can I find the page to buy your planes ? I'd like to assess whether this is an option for me

Cheers

#9016 10 days ago
Quoted from Ashram56:

On a sidenote, where can I find the page to buy your planes ? I'd like to assess whether this is an option for me
Cheers

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/indiana-jones-plane-rescue-service

Note that what is offered now is different from what KF initially offered 3 years ago but definitely check out the gallery pics

#9017 9 days ago

Does anyone have an original Bi-plane they would sell to me after they upgraded to Kornfreaks exceptional replacements?

My Bi-plane has been shot down too many times, and Im going to send it to KF for repairs.

In the mean time, I thought that maybe someone would like to sell me theirs if they dont want it.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/wtb-indiana-jones-bi-plane-1#post-6486304

#9018 9 days ago
Quoted from Manny65:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/indiana-jones-plane-rescue-service
Note that what is offered now is different from what KF initially offered 3 years ago but definitely check out the gallery pics

Thanks brother!

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#9019 9 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Does anyone have an original Bi-plane they would sell to me after they upgraded to Kornfreaks exceptional replacements?
My Bi-plane has been shot down to many times and Im going to send it to KF for repairs.
In the mean time, I thought that maybe someone would like to sell me theirs if they dont want it.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/wtb-indiana-jones-bi-plane-1#post-6486304

This IJ topic has 9,018 posts. 547 Pinsiders participating. You have over 500 posts, with tons of info.
This is my original bi-plane, I don't need it anymore. You know what? It's yours, for free.

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#9020 9 days ago
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#9021 8 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Does anyone have an original Bi-plane they would sell to me after they upgraded to Kornfreaks exceptional replacements?
My Bi-plane has been shot down to many times and Im going to send it to KF for repairs.
In the mean time, I thought that maybe someone would like to sell me theirs if they dont want it.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/wtb-indiana-jones-bi-plane-1#post-6486304

Shoot. Gave mine to a friend whose IJ never had one when I replaced my originals with these. Then decided that I needed to buy from the best. Can't wait for my time to come to get the replacements.

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#9022 8 days ago

People helping people. It’s beautiful

#9023 8 days ago

Airball mods posted in marketplace. All those that purchased yesterday ship today.

#9024 8 days ago
Quoted from Davi:

This IJ topic has 9,018 posts. 547 Pinsiders participating. You have over 500 posts, with tons of info.
This is my original bi-plane, I don't need it anymore. You know what? It's yours, for free.[quoted image]

Awww, you are too kind!

That is much better condition than I expected, and FREE? Lol.

Please let me know the shipping cost and Ill paypal you.

Thanks Davi !

#9025 8 days ago
Quoted from TimBoch:

Shoot. Gave mine to a friend whose IJ never had one when I replaced my originals with these. Then decided that I needed to buy from the best. Can't wait for my time to come to get the replacements.[quoted image]

#9026 8 days ago

this is the best thread on pinside and I have been in a few clubs... lol, this one is active and full of knowledgeable pinball enthusiasts, I was gonna say veterans but we are too young for that. lol

#9027 4 days ago

I'll be donating one functional, and one non-functional Jackpot mod prototype to the Project Pinball auction this year (earlier, non-functional as just something interesting to see at the show, or as a collectible if someone enjoys having a piece of the process).

I've had a ton of demand for the IJ mods since discontinuing them, and this will be the only/last opportunity to get one from me. I intended to donate these last year, but of course the event was cancelled.

More information in the mod thread: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/indiana-jones-temple-fire-light-jackpot-mod-medisinyl-mods-

This prototype is unique as the tiki/idol head fire pit didn't make it into the production version.

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#9028 4 days ago

Did you ever run the mini pf rails again?

#9029 4 days ago
Quoted from Pin_Fandango:

Did you ever run the mini pf rails again?

No, they were permanently discontinued. They were very messy to make from home, exceptionally time consuming, and by around then, I was working on Alice Cooper, which was a game I was excited to design for (long wait before it arrived).

Only about 17 out there (1 early gray one that has imperfections, and about 16 gold ones). I also have an unfinished set on hand I'd use if I ever get the game.

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#9030 4 days ago
Quoted from Medisinyl:

No, they were permanently discontinued. They were very messy to make from home, exceptionally time consuming, and by around then, I was working on Alice Cooper, which was a game I was excited to design for (long wait before it arrived).
Only about 17 out there (1 early gray one that has imperfections, and about 16 gold ones). I also have an unfinished set on hand I'd use if I ever get the game.

Would you share the ‘how to’ make one?

#9031 4 days ago
Quoted from Pin_Fandango:

Would you share the ‘how to’ make one?

Some of that can be seen here: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/indiana-jones-hand-sculpted-poa-rails-medisinyl-mods-development

As to not destroy a factory set, I made a silicone mold of the original PoA rails, borrowed from Pinsider "hawkeyexx".

I cast that set with resin and clay sculpted on top of that--carving the resin in some places with a dremel as there was no room for added size in some areas.

Then of course made more molds for the final sculpt.

#9032 4 days ago
Quoted from Medisinyl:

Some of that can be seen here: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/indiana-jones-hand-sculpted-poa-rails-medisinyl-mods-development
As to not destroy a factory set, I made a silicone mold of the original PoA rails, borrowed from Pinsider "hawkeyexx".
I cast that set with resin and clay sculpted on top of that--carving the resin in some places with a dremel as there was no room for added size in some areas.
Then of course made more molds for the final sculpt.

If I may make a suggestion (and that's just a suggestion, so you're of course free to not follow it ) : would you consider 3D scanning your part (several techniques are available, one being photogrammetry which does not require equipment besides a good camera and a turn table for small parts) ? You could then offer it for sale on Shapeways for example, you would get a cut of the sale, and the end user would need to do the painting. This is what was done for the "Snack Bar mod" for Creature from the Black Lagoon, as the original mod creator did not want to build it anymore, but at the same time there was a significant demand for it so he created a DIY guide.

Could do that for all your mods, that way you at least have a "digital version" of your work

#9033 3 days ago
Quoted from Ashram56:

If I may make a suggestion (and that's just a suggestion, so you're of course free to not follow it ) : would you consider 3D scanning your part (several techniques are available, one being photogrammetry which does not require equipment besides a good camera and a turn table for small parts) ? You could then offer it for sale on Shapeways for example, you would get a cut of the sale, and the end user would need to do the painting. This is what was done for the "Snack Bar mod" for Creature from the Black Lagoon, as the original mod creator did not want to build it anymore, but at the same time there was a significant demand for it so he created a DIY guide.
Could do that for all your mods, that way you at least have a "digital version" of your work

The only mods that I'm willing to release publicly are available on Thingiverse under Medisinyl: https://www.thingiverse.com/medisinyl/designs

My response and reasoning on this topic can be found in several other threads over the years.

#9034 3 days ago
Quoted from Medisinyl:

The only mods that I'm willing to release publicly are available on Thingiverse under Medisinyl: https://www.thingiverse.com/medisinyl/designs
My response and reasoning on this topic can be found in several other threads over the years.

Thanks for your response. I'm a big proponent of documenting stuff so it's not lost (as was the case with Eli's mod for ex on Tron, or many other mods over the years). That's why I find Swinks (creator of the snackbar mod among others) super interesting. But I can fully appreciate you would have a different opinion on this.

Regards

#9035 3 days ago
Quoted from Ashram56:

Thanks for your response. I'm a big proponent of documenting stuff so it's not lost (as was the case with Eli's mod for ex on Tron, or many other mods over the years). That's why I find Swinks (creator of the snackbar mod among others) super interesting. But I can fully appreciate you would have a different opinion on this.
Regards

I can appreciate Swinks doing that, and I've also given out a handful of DIY projects and write-ups over the years.

I'd mod for free if I could. I'm passionate about it, but rely on the business to succeed to be able to continue (still, the art comes first, and I'm lucky to have a community that often agrees with my vision). It's now well known that my mods will eventually be discontinued and never offered again, despite significant offers after the fact--always amusing to me, and reassuring that my stance is leaving customers with mods they won't lose money on (it would pain me to see someone lose money on something I've sold them). There is a subset of mod buyers that want and appreciate limited mods that become sought after (as a lifelong collector, I understand the importance and excitement of it, and that's worth protecting).

While I can see the value of getting my work into as many games as possible, setting a precedent of giving away/selling mod files or molds that were promised to never be made again would diminish trust in me and the value of everything I've created. If it's expected that the end of a mod's life is to make it freely available, rather than permanently discontinue it, I can't imagine people would be as apt to buy it, or feel as much magic in owning it (this may make more sense to empaths).

While I "lose" money not accepting the crazy offers I receive for discontinued mods, keeping to my word has enhanced the support for each new creation, more than making up for it, without compromising personal values.

The only way a discontinued item would surface would be a one-time offering to a charity auction, or things like these prototype pieces.

The PoA rails were more unfortunate as they weren't meant to be cut so early (I think about 45 were on the list when I discontinued them, and inquiries have been regular since), but I have to stick by my word on those, and even think it's neat to have such a premium mod out there that's rare and sought after (I know many that have them feel the same).

#9036 3 days ago
Quoted from Davi:

On your board, the LED orientation is wrong.
Normally it doesn't matter in case of standard 2 leg LED, however this LED has 4 legs, 2 for anode, 2 for cathode. In this circuit, the track is a short between anode and cathode.

I purchased a Jackpot Board this week from Marco and it appears all 3 LEDs were reworked to the proper orientation. I'm happy because the board works correctly as received.

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#9037 3 days ago
Quoted from Medisinyl:

I can appreciate Swinks doing that, and I've also given out a handful of DIY projects and write-ups over the years.
I'd mod for free if I could. I'm passionate about it, but rely on the business to succeed to be able to continue (still, the art comes first, and I'm lucky to have a community that often agrees with my vision). It's now well known that my mods will eventually be discontinued and never offered again, despite significant offers after the fact--always amusing to me, and reassuring that my stance is leaving customers with mods they won't lose money on (it would pain me to see someone lose money on something I've sold them). There is a subset of mod buyers that want and appreciate limited mods that become sought after (as a lifelong collector, I understand the importance and excitement of it, and that's worth protecting).
While I can see the value of getting my work into as many games as possible, setting a precedent of giving away/selling mod files or molds that were promised to never be made again would diminish trust in me and the value of everything I've created. If it's expected that the end of a mod's life is to make it freely available, rather than permanently discontinue it, I can't imagine people would be as apt to buy it, or feel as much magic in owning it (this may make more sense to empaths).
While I "lose" money not accepting the crazy offers I receive for discontinued mods, keeping to my word has enhanced the support for each new creation, more than making up for it.
The only way a discontinued item would surface would be a one-time offering to a charity auction, or things like these prototype pieces.
The PoA rails were more unfortunate as they weren't meant to be cut so early (I think about 45 were on the list when I discontinued them, and inquiries have been regular since), but I have to stick by my word on those, and even think it's neat to have such a premium mod out there that's rare and sought after (I know many that have them feel the same).

That's a fair position.

Now I do need to find a solution to give a better appearance to these PoA rails

#9038 1 day ago

After what seemed like an eternity in pieces, I finally got my Indy back together. Even with the Cliffy mode hole deflector, I'm still getting some rejects. I searched the thread, there were lots of methods employed about a year ago. A year later, who has a fix that they are still happy with.

Just missing the shooter assembly.

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#9039 1 day ago

Hit up Ricochet and see post #8642 - His Antidote is the answer

#9040 1 day ago
Quoted from OTRChief:

I purchased a Jackpot Board this week from Marco and it appears all 3 LEDs were reworked to the proper orientation. I'm happy because the board works correctly as received.[quoted image]

that soldering job is cringe.

#9041 1 day ago
Quoted from Pin_Fandango:

that soldering job is cringe.

I think they reworked all the errors with a soldering iron instead of a hot air station.

Quick and dirty and lack of temperature control, but it works...

#9042 12 hours ago

Anyone know if J-lo is on this thread? Wonder what her game would sell for.

(From her IG)

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