So does this one come with a pirate hat instead of a jacket?
Why not just have a do it yourself kit so you can anchor your trim off a salt-water pier for a couple months while you wait for delivery?
Everyone would have a nice unique barnacle and natural rust patina.
richiewrench I like the integration idea, but would add a line of text emphasizing “visit our show room, bring your kids and they can pass the time with our collection of free pinball machines” or whatever...
Adding a pinball to the graphic is nice, but people who are not in the hobby are likely to think it is plumbing hardware (or possibly that Richie is an alien since the big ball with wireform kind of looks like a UFO).
Also, the banner needs more powder-coating!
Quoted from heni1977:
Lucky for me I am pretty close to you Richie, so I can come and check out your store! Unfortunately for you I don't need any plumbing work so I would just be coming to play pinball! LOL
That will be a cool wrap though on the work van!
He had a great public party (customers, pinsiders, family, and random people who were walking by and wondered what the hullabaloo was about) last October! Fingers crossed he does it again in 2018. Regardless, richiewrench is a friendly guy who loves to play and talk pinball, so I’m sure if you asked he’d be happy to let you know a good time to stop by.
Penciling over the “24 hour’ with “23 1/2” makes me smile.
Don’t forget to mount a Richie Wrench bobble-head on the dash!
Quoted from aaronmv:
Wow! I really like that. How do you go about ordering a vertigo with a custom skin on it?
Brad, who is shakenbake on Pinside, has an artist (Josh) he likes to work with who has templates that fit the VERTIGO dimensions (also all the other VPCabs builds). He put us in touch with each other and Josh adapted the artwork from the classic SuperPac cabs, but had to modify the bezel and CPO.
I'm really happy with the results and you can see more pictures (including close-ups of the truly inspired "spinner" graphic on the CPO) at
As long as all the art is readily available, he can do any retro-style cabinet pretty easily. He can also do custom work with any pictures you have (or locate on the internet).
I really like the VERTIGO because even though the screen is smaller it fills up your entire field of vision when standing/sitting in front of it. Playing pins on it also looks less "flat" and "weird" to me than traditional cabs. Also, easier to play old-school titles due to the monitor orientation (have some pics of TEMPEST on it in the other thread I linked).
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