(Topic ID: 77487)

King Kong # 3 Restoration Complete!!!


By High_End_Pins

5 years ago



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#151 5 years ago

This Chris fellow gives new meaning to the phrase "Somebody HEP me"

#152 5 years ago

WOW

WOW

and

WOW

- I think that sums it up.

Question on a game like this do you use plastic protectors and do you put mylar on where the ball drops onto the PF from the ramps?

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#153 5 years ago

We are just about done now.
This game has been a bit more troublesome on the tech side .Turns out the "special ROMs" were really just ROMs incorrectly installed and a couple of rough factory prototype floor build things had to be dealt to build the nicest game possible.Things like crappy wiring,poor assembly and evidence of numerous changes had to be sorted out but everything is now in order less getting the lower display glass properly seated so it does not continue to rub the glass .John is taking care of that. This is where we stand.The next update will be the final pictures.

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#154 5 years ago

I am really happy with the new drop target decals that we came up with.These look much more correct and flow better than the previous ones.
Glass is in place just waiting for a display that doesn't rub it anymore.

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#155 5 years ago

Amazing. But I'm only interested in an LE version.

#156 5 years ago
Quoted from kaneda:

Amazing. But I'm only interested in an LE version.

Thanks but I think this is as close as it will get

#157 5 years ago

Insane-O-Power Data East flipper coils from that era + zany long flipper bats... I'm cringing a bit thinking about what someone is going to do to that work of art. Terrific work.

#158 5 years ago

Awesome work! Looks incredible...it really makes me want to play it!

#159 5 years ago
Quoted from SteveP3:

Insane-O-Power Data East flipper coils from that era + zany long flipper bats... I'm cringing a bit thinking about what someone is going to do to that work of art. Terrific!

Yes these big flippers hit HARD!!!

#160 5 years ago
Quoted from hank527:

WOW
WOW
and
WOW
- I think that sums it up.
Question on a game like this do you use plastic protectors and do you put mylar on where the ball drops onto the PF from the ramps?

A level of protection is always put in place for anything I know or think might be an issue.A little tougher to predict on games like these with less documented history but most of it is common sense.Mylar at the ball drops and a protector at the drop target bank seem like good ideas all implemented here.

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#161 5 years ago

Obligatory follow up - is it for sale?

#162 5 years ago

game looks great, very nice work. cant wait for a chance to play one.....

#163 5 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

A level of protection is always put in place for anything I know or think might be an issue.A little tougher to predict on games like these with less documented history but most of it is common sense.Mylar at the ball drops and a protector at the drop target bank seem like good ideas all implemented here.

All I can say is : when can I buy it ?

Fantastic job, will need to send some games to you now as well
The keepers at least

Great Job again !

#164 5 years ago

It really looks fantastic. I would love to come to your shop to see some of your work in person.

#165 5 years ago

let me be the 260th to say "holy fucking shit"

#166 5 years ago

It will take a while to get a link together for the final pictures but here are some of the highlights. Can't thank John enough for his help on this project.It really helped finish out what was a very incomplete but completely unique version of this already rare game.

Christopher Hutchins

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#167 5 years ago

That really turned out great Chris ! Some lucky person has an awesome KK.

LTG : )™

#168 5 years ago

The back of the head and some playfield shots.

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#169 5 years ago

work of art

#170 5 years ago

Some more detailed pictures of the playfield.

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#171 5 years ago

Center playfield.

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#172 5 years ago

Upper playfield.

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#173 5 years ago

Inside the cabinet.

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#174 5 years ago

Lit up.

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#176 5 years ago

The art package on this machine is awesome.

And of course, the restoration itself is as good as it gets as well...

#177 5 years ago

Holy KRAP!

#178 5 years ago

Kong says "Me want gameplay video!"

#179 5 years ago

Now we know you are not human after all. You must be a hybrid human/alien here for our pinball enjoyment.

Seriously you and your work level amaze me. Keep it up.

#180 5 years ago

Unreal talent Chris ! Totally amazed .

#181 5 years ago

How do we know that it's not just a NIB you just happened to stumble across?

#182 5 years ago

Chris,

It was my pleasure to help out on this project. It really did turn out amazing!

John

#183 5 years ago

Beautiful job. Always great seeing you tackle these type of projects. What's next? Krull 2?

#184 5 years ago

Awesome work! I'd be reluctant to play it if it were mine, just too nice and rare to slam a metal ball around on.

#185 5 years ago

Has everyone FINALLY noticed that when making the claim that the games is "as good as a HEP" is so off the mark that it makes absolutely no sense? It's a pinball Faux Pas, don't make the claim.

#186 5 years ago
Quoted from RonB:

Awesome work! I'd be reluctant to play it if it were mine, just too nice and rare to slam a metal ball around on.

100% agree. I would build a glass case around the entire pin and just show it off. For your eyes only...no touch.

#187 5 years ago

Nice work John and Chris. Sexy TZ back there

#188 5 years ago

Chris you have mad skills man!

That's one kick ass Kong!

#189 5 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

It will take a while to get a link together for the final pictures but here are some of the highlights. Can't thank John enough for his help on this project.It really helped finish out what was a very incomplete but completely unique version of this already rare game.
Christopher Hutchins

I'd love to see a pic of the cabinet front with one or both of the status lights on. Or a video. Another fantastic restoration Chris!

Quoted from Tekman:

Chris,
It was my pleasure to help out on this project. It really did turn out amazing!
John

John, you deserve credit for your contribution - well done!

#191 5 years ago

nice work!!!

#192 5 years ago

Wow Chris, amazing job man. Will you consider, please, posting a video of the finished Big-Flipper version so we can see it? It's probably the only chance we will ever have to see how the Big-Flipper version played.

#193 5 years ago

Love them big ass flippers

#194 5 years ago

Finally got the finished album together.
Thanks for all the positive comments.Makes it worth taking the time to document.

http://christopherhutchins.com/gallery/album551

Christopher Hutchins

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#195 5 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Thanks for all the positive comments.Makes it worth taking the time to document.

Thank YOU! For someone like me, who knows nothing, it's a REAL treat!

#197 5 years ago

this is such a cool looking game. Great job, looks absolutely amazing!

#198 5 years ago

really nice job chris.

and it begs the question, when are you going "on tour" to start giving lectures on restoration at some of the expo's?

#199 5 years ago
Quoted from j_m_:

really nice job chris.
and it begs the question, when are you going "on tour" to start giving lectures on restoration at some of the expo's?

Allentown?

Love seeing the work you do Chris

#200 5 years ago

great stuff Chris, thanks so much for sharing.

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