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Iron Maiden Mod Thread


By Lermods

11 months ago



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#451 5 months ago
Quoted from vansmack99:

Thanks everyone for your help.

Don't sweat it! I literally remembering having to google where the power switch was when I got my first pin back in the day..... lol

Luckily it was recent enough that I had the internet to leverage. Thanks RGP!!

#452 5 months ago
Quoted from vansmack99:

Just received th tilt topper maiden topper and it looks awesome. Although I have no idea where it needs to be pigged in for power. Can anyone take a pic of the correct place. Here's the instructions I was given. Thanks.
"Use the empty 12 V plug located in the lower cabinet just below the right flipper button assembly."
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Sounds like the description to where the SAM / Whitestar +5v / +12v hookup was.

#453 5 months ago

You can pull 12v from the backbox or board inside the cabinet on the LEFT side below the left flipper where you'd connect a Shaker. The pinouts are in the manual. We offer a splitter for spike games coming off either connection to hook up mods designed for SAM games.

#454 5 months ago

Also 12V available at the bill validator connector i believe.

#455 5 months ago

Just finished an evening of modding.... and still more to do. This game is almost as bad as Tron! haha

Has anyone put spotlights on their aftermarket Piece of Mind or Trooper figures? I replaced Piece of Mind Ed with the aftermarket but he's a bit dark. The Trooper I put in the upper left playfield and he's actually ziptied to the post for a spot light (on the moving gate piece it would appear).
I did actually use a slightly smaller screw for Piece of Mind to secure the right foot to the plastic (with the upper bumper cover) and then ziptied the left leg to the post as everyone has been doing.

#456 5 months ago

Placing an order with PinballLife but wanted to know what (if any) mylar I should consider ordering for premium or other protection recommendations. I sent an email to passionforpinball about the Cliffy set in the meantime. My machines aren't heavily used so wonder how much protection I really need. I'm actually removing the Cliffy I have on my KISS premium at the scoop since it makes the shot too difficult and going to put mylar there.

#457 5 months ago
Quoted from DrMark12PA:

Just finished an evening of modding.... and still more to do. This game is almost as bad as Tron! haha
Has anyone put spotlights on their aftermarket Piece of Mind or Trooper figures? I replaced Piece of Mind Ed with the aftermarket but he's a bit dark. The Trooper I put in the upper left playfield and he's actually ziptied to the post for a spot light (on the moving gate piece it would appear).
I did actually use a slightly smaller screw for Piece of Mind to secure the right foot to the plastic (with the upper bumper cover) and then ziptied the left leg to the post as everyone has been doing.

I have several of the aftermarket Eddie's installed in my game. I removed all the plastics. I agree the game is dark. I purchased a set of Pin Stadium LED lights while I was at the Pinball Expo and they make a huge difference. They light up the entire game. Makes all the colors pop and their are no more dark areas on play field. Best investment I have made for the game by far. Highly recommended, brings the whole game to life. Here are the before and after Pin Stadium Install pics.

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#458 5 months ago
Quoted from blackhawk812:

I have several of the aftermarket Eddie's installed in my game. I removed all the plastics. I agree the game is dark. I purchased a set of Pin Stadium LED lights while I was at the Pinball Expo and they make a huge difference. They light up the entire game. Makes all the colors pop and their are no more dark areas on play field. Best investment I have made for the game by far. Highly recommended, brings the whole game to life. Here are the before and after Pin Stadium Install pics.
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If your game is that dark, there is either something wrong with it or your camera. There is no way it can be that dark. Are your spotlights even on?

Here’s my game with a backboard light ($20) and a trough light ($15) taken in a dark room.

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#459 5 months ago

I just purchased an Eddie bust head on eBay (there are dozens listed from every era) to use as a topper. I might consider purchasing a couple depending on the fit on top. The eyes are powered by 2 AA batteries so I'm trying to determine what appropriate wiring would be running off the machine to power the LEDs used for the eyes. I was considering running them off a GI bulb at 5v but also wondering if I can just solder the wires to the AA receptacle? Just checking with fellow Pinsiders on their thoughts and expertise.

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#460 5 months ago
Quoted from DrMark12PA:

I just purchased an Eddie bust head on eBay (there are dozens listed from every era) to use as a topper. I might consider purchasing a couple depending on the fit on top. The eyes are powered by 2 AA batteries so I'm trying to determine what appropriate wiring would be running off the machine to power the LEDs used for the eyes. I was considering running them off a GI bulb at 5v but also wondering if I can just solder the wires to the AA receptacle? Just checking with fellow Pinsiders on their thoughts and expertise.
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Yes, you can solder wires to the battery terminal and power with 5v from the game.

#461 4 months ago

So I removed the IM plane temporarily to readjust where its placed due to the archway. I'll be placing over the plane plastic. However I'll need a spacer (I'm pointing to the gap in the pictures that is to occupied by the spacer) to lift it up so it attaches to bracket of the plane and lifts it up a bit so as to not block visibility. I've attached a few pictures to show this gap. Can you recommend any specific spacer post that would attach to just above the plastic? I see Pinball Life and Marco carries what appears to be what I would need in the male/female version and I believe the threading is on these Stern posts is the #6-32 version. I'll likely buy a few different post lengths to get the height elevated to my liking but want to verify this will work my purpose.

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#462 4 months ago

Hi Mark, don’t order from pinball life or Marco for something like a hex post spacer, they’ll charge you $8 just for shipping. I have a few hex posts on hand I can send you.

For those wondering, the plane is intended to be mounted on the spotlight hex post off the right ramp, but Mark has the mezel arch, which interferes with the plane and so requires an alternate location to mount. Back right or back left will work fine.

#463 4 months ago

#464 4 months ago

I'm looking for a full set of clear plastic protectors, but not having much luck. I've found clear slings/inlanes and colored sets, but no full sets of clear. Any suggestions? Thanks.

#465 4 months ago

I got a 9 piece set from Little Shop of Games

#466 4 months ago
Quoted from Supersquid:

I got a 9 piece set from Little Shop of Games

Thanks. That's the best set I've seen. It seems like it still doesn't have one for above the drop targets, though.

Also, any opinions on the upgrade kit that is available on Pinball Life? I understand the ball trap, but what's the deal with the opto adjusters? I haven't seen too many complaints about the optos.

#467 4 months ago
Quoted from herg:

I'm looking for a full set of clear plastic protectors, but not having much luck. I've found clear slings/inlanes and colored sets, but no full sets of clear. Any suggestions? Thanks.

I installed the colored plastics with just the outline so the slings don’t get washed out. It looks super awesome... something to keep in mind unless you don’t like the colored outline.

#468 4 months ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

I installed the colored plastics with just the outline so the slings don’t get washed out. It looks super awesome... something to keep in mind unless you don’t like the colored outline.

Where'd you get those from?

#469 4 months ago
Quoted from Fezmid:

Where'd you get those from?

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/iron-maiden-truecolor-plastic-protectors#post-4517488-parent

Looks like they aren’t available now. Hopefully just temporary because they are great.

#470 4 months ago

I just installed the yellow ones from the ulek store. However they completely wash out the colors on the slings which was disappointing. I'm trying to find an alternative for them since the yellow on the edge looks great but the sling Plastics lose all of their color. I too you welcome any recommendations where the undersurface is either cut out to allow the original sling Plastics to show their color or a neutral color such as plastic. I see mezel has what appears to be a slight light blue color for their Plastics.

#471 4 months ago
Quoted from herg:

Thanks. That's the best set I've seen. It seems like it still doesn't have one for above the drop targets, though.
Also, any opinions on the upgrade kit that is available on Pinball Life? I understand the ball trap, but what's the deal with the opto adjusters? I haven't seen too many complaints about the optos.

I too noticed this plastic that could be ordered but wasn't sure where the ball trap you she was coming from. Where is the ball trap tissue anyways?

#472 4 months ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/iron-maiden-truecolor-plastic-protectors#post-4517488-parent
Looks like they aren’t available now. Hopefully just temporary because they are great.

Thanks!!

#473 4 months ago
Quoted from herg:

but what's the deal with the opto adjusters? I haven't seen too many complaints about the optos.

More for people who have playfield protectors installed. That bit of extra height it gives makes the ball miss the opto when going round at speed.
The adjusters certainly improve the range of the opto.

#474 4 months ago
Quoted from DrMark12PA:

I too noticed this plastic that could be ordered but wasn't sure where the ball trap you she was coming from. Where is the ball trap tissue anyways?

There is a picture of it installed that shows a standoff just outside the orbit. It looks like a ball could sit between the standoff and the side of the cabinet.

#475 4 months ago
Quoted from Sutol:

More for people who have playfield protectors installed. That bit of extra height it gives makes the ball miss the opto when going round at speed.
The adjusters certainly improve the range of the opto.

No prob with my playfield protector and optos.

#476 4 months ago

Is anyone making pop bumper caps? I would love to see Hooked make some. How about custom side rails?

#477 4 months ago
Quoted from Habeboo:

Just wanted to post a couple pics and video of my Iron Maiden Topper. I really love this pinball and I had a lot of fun designing this one....
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Got my Iron Maiden topper in last week. I made some modifications to the paint job to really set it off. Added additional shadows and wrinkles to Eddie and painted the head dress and chin adornment with metallic gold and blue paint. This topper is awesome. So happy with this product. Thanks again habeboo.

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#478 4 months ago

pm me if interested 4 left

#479 4 months ago
Quoted from blackhawk812:

Got my Iron Maiden topper in last week. I made some modifications to the paint job to really set it off. Added additional shadows and wrinkles to Eddie and painted the head dress and chin adornment with metallic gold and blue paint. This topper is awesome. So happy with this product. Thanks again habeboo.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

That's nice! I hope to get one some day too.

#480 4 months ago
Quoted from Guinnesstime:

Happy for now. Need the 3D cyborg next.

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Where did you get the piece of mind eddie? Who makes it? Thx

#481 4 months ago
Quoted from Hdmike444:

Where did you get the piece of mind eddie? Who makes it? Thx

You can buy it straight from Stern. Same one in the Prem/LEs.

http://costore.com/sternpinball/productthumbnails.asp

#482 4 months ago
Quoted from Lermods:

If your game is that dark, there is either something wrong with it or your camera. There is no way it can be that dark. Are your spotlights even on?
Here’s my game with a backboard light ($20) and a trough light ($15) taken in a dark room.[quoted image]

Another Pinstadium customer with a bogus Before pic. What is it with these guys? I've literally seen dozens of these posts, usually from new members. A bit fishy. I don't doubt this product provides an abundance of light, but the way people frame it as a Must Have with bogus Before pics is misleading.

My Maiden Pro is in a very dark arcade and it's plenty bright with stock lighting.

#483 4 months ago
Quoted from blackhawk812:

Got my Iron Maiden topper in last week. I made some modifications to the paint job to really set it off. Added additional shadows and wrinkles to Eddie and painted the head dress and chin adornment with metallic gold and blue paint. This topper is awesome. So happy with this product. Thanks again habeboo.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Nice paint job on that topper though!

#484 4 months ago
Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

Nice paint job on that topper though!

I really, really like the metallic paint on the sculpted part, but it makes the blue on the backboard part look wrong. Also, the eyes would benefit from some 99 cent store sunglasses lenses being inset into the dark to harmonize that area and finish the look.

#485 4 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

You can buy it straight from Stern. Same one in the Prem/LEs.
http://costore.com/sternpinball/productthumbnails.asp

Got another link? Also interested

#486 4 months ago
Quoted from tilted81:

Got another link? Also interested

http://costore.com/sternpinball/productthumbnails.asp

From this link just click on: Replacement Parts

#487 4 months ago
Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

Another Pinstadium customer with a bogus Before pic. What is it with these guys? I've literally seen dozens of these posts, usually from new members. A bit fishy. I don't doubt this product provides an abundance of light, but the way people frame it as a Must Have with bogus Before pics is misleading.
My Maiden Pro is in a very dark arcade and it's plenty bright with stock lighting.

Agreed; the game is plenty bright even in a brightly lit room

#488 4 months ago
Quoted from tilted81:

Got another link? Also interested

Confused. The Stern figurines are at that link. Just click on it.

#489 4 months ago

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#490 4 months ago

Is there anyone who knows where to buy a splitter for this plug so I can add another rgb led ? This is the one under the clairvoyant orb on the premium. Or is there anyone that can make a splitter with another rgb led set up?
I want to add another led on top with an orb but leave the original under the plastic.
Thx mike

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#491 4 months ago

Selling the protectors for maiden again. Set up a site for it to more easily manage the orders

https://truecolorprotectors.com/products/iron-maiden-truecolor-plastic-protectors

Only shipping Monday and wednesdays

#492 4 months ago
Quoted from Hdmike444:

Is there anyone who knows where to buy a splitter for this plug so I can add another rgb led ? This is the one under the clairvoyant orb on the premium. Or is there anyone that can make a splitter with another rgb led set up?
I want to add another led on top with an orb but leave the original under the plastic.
Thx mike
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I got mine at Marco, they fit the existing molex connector:

CT062M - Crimp terminal .062 inch Male round
CT062F - Crimp terminal .062 inch Female round
5792-10775-00 - Connector 4 position .062 inch terminals
5791-10774-00 - Connector 4 pin .062 inch terminals

#493 4 months ago

Thx I got them and made the splitter up just waiting on my rgb led and crystal ball

On a side note does anyone know where to find the clairvoyant plastic without buying the whole set from stern
Thx

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#494 4 months ago

Got a few mods done tonight. Besides installing a trooper figure, I got a trough light and lighted plane.

First, for the trough light, I just bought the 7LED strip from cometpinball, in a variety of colors to try out. I just don't get it. The strip is $2.75 at cometpinball, so why are they $15-$20 on mod manufacturer's sites?

The other thing...is that it seems fairly bright. Maybe I should have bought a 3LED strip instead or bought a brightness adjuster for $2 (https://www.cometpinball.com/product-p/mtxbriteadj.htm). Of course, I could put in another order but...I just hate paying for shipping all the time.

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Then...for the plane, I had bought the spitfire "easy model" for $16 from amazon, and a 3LED strip from comet for $3, so $19. Its not as nice as lermods $60 one, or the interactive $80, but...it was kind of fun to do myself.

I first bent some wire and hot glued it on ->

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Cometpinball didn't have red 3LED in stock so I got warm white. Actually....maybe I prefer the warm white since its probably brighter and "neutral". Install was a snap with alligator clips.

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1 week later
#495 3 months ago

Pharaoh eye kit. $7 shipped. Never installed.

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#496 3 months ago

Ball hang up plastic under right ramp. Was going to install bit game already has a post installed to prevent hang ups. Pinball life sells these with opto plastics. Free to good home if someone needs. See second picture to check of your game had post installed. It’s the post with clear rubber on it.

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#497 3 months ago

I’m referring to the diagram at post 1532 on the Iron Maiden issues thread.... my game already had it installed. The plastic has been spoken for.

#498 3 months ago
Quoted from MJW:

Pharaoh eye kit. $7 shipped. Never installed.
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Gone...

#499 3 months ago
Quoted from MJW:

Ball hang up plastic under right ramp. Was going to install bit game already has a post installed to prevent hang ups. Pinball life sells these with opto plastics. Free to good home if someone needs. See second picture to check of your game had post installed. It’s the post with clear rubber on it.
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Plastic is gone to good home.

#500 3 months ago

Merry Christmas pinheads I just got topper from Dan tilttopper looks awesome

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