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KRUZMAN monthly playfield thread

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#1501 63 days ago

I am going out to take pics of a pf I just finished cleaning out the holes. its a big un.

I suggest ya'll check this out. Its an auction/benefit that several friends are involved with each year. I will be donating an install kit, which is pretty jankey because its just in a zip loc bag, but whatever.
Here is the pinside link

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/project-pinball-auction-2021

I wasnt taught charity in my upbringing. I didnt get turned on to it until about the time I got out of college the first time. I am choosey about where I give, but if I raised kids I would teach them to look at the blessings that take for granted, and think about how a couple hundred is nothing but a big gulp 5 days a week for a year to us but could be the difference between going without meds or food for others. Or better yet a weekend a year is nothing but could be very helpful to others. I will step down now. stay tuned for pics of a completed WPC wide body pf!

#1502 63 days ago

This big assed pf came out awesome. There are pics a couple pages back of the touch up I did on popeye's hat, and some inserts. I did have to drill and dimple it. Now its done. Big thank you to my customers for their patience!!

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#1503 63 days ago
Quoted from kruzman:

I am going out to take pics of a pf I just finished cleaning out the holes. its a big un.
I suggest ya'll check this out. Its an auction/benefit that several friends are involved with each year. I will be donating an install kit, which is pretty jankey because its just in a zip loc bag, but whatever.
Here is the pinside link
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/project-pinball-auction-2021
I wasnt taught charity in my upbringing. I didnt get turned on to it until about the time I got out of college the first time. I am choosey about where I give, but if I raised kids I would teach them to look at the blessings that take for granted, and think about how a couple hundred is nothing but a big gulp 5 days a week for a year to us but could be the difference between going without meds or food for others. Or better yet a weekend a year is nothing but could be very helpful to others. I will step down now. stay tuned for pics of a completed WPC wide body pf!

Thanks for the support of the charity, it is appreciated. And I don't need to say anything about your playfields, as everyone in this thread knows they are what all others are judged by!

#1504 58 days ago

I am trying to find Mark graves email. if you know him and know how to get a hold of him, please help a brother out. thank you.

I have some beautiful IM pics coming today.

#1505 58 days ago

This is a pic of a reflection of the light bulb in the ceiling on this IM I just finished. No distortion.

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#1506 58 days ago

That pic above makes me proud. its not easy to achieve over inserts. This is the second pf that I have finished that I am making the clear as thin as I can but still perform and be flat. This IM came out perfect. I want to play it installed so bad. I have owned 2 IM games, and its such a fast game. With this pf, it may be too much for my old ass

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#1507 58 days ago
Quoted from kruzman:

That pic above makes me proud. its not easy to achieve over inserts. This is the second pf that I have finished that I am making the clear as thin as I can but still perform and be flat. This IM came out perfect. I want to play it installed so bad. I have owned 2 IM games, and its such a fast game. With this pf, it may be too much for my old ass
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Looks amazing Ron - you will have to make a road trip to play it

#1508 56 days ago

I have restored and cleared over 50 centaurs, and I still find new art every time I work on one. I always like the woman at the top center/left, and I made sure to get a pic of the gimp over her shoulder

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#1509 56 days ago

The depth, and dimension of the art in this area is new to me this time. as soon as I find something new, I stop looking to save some for next time

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#1510 56 days ago

Here is the rest

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#1511 56 days ago

I hate saying this because so many people supported me for over 10 years before this, but the process I have honed in the last year or so (mostly changing the depth of the coats and more through sanding and dremmil work) is much better, relative to my old work.
If you havent worked with me in the last 2 years, my clear work is completely different.
Thank you to everyone who supports me. Its always a great feeling when I know the customer is going to be blown away!

#1512 56 days ago
Quoted from kruzman:

I hate saying this because so many people supported me for over 10 years before this, but the process I have honed in the last year or so (mostly changing the depth of the coats and more through sanding and dremmil work) is much better, relative to my old work.
If you havent worked with me in the last 2 years, my clear work is completely different.
Thank you to everyone who supports me. Its always a great feeling when I know the customer is going to be blown away!

You’ve never disappointed. You’re too hard on yourself. Bill Davis was the same way. He’s beat himself silly over invisible issues.

#1513 56 days ago

Question for Kruzman - Do you sign your PF work or put a makers mark on it ?
Just curious if there is a way to ensure if a PF was worked on by you.

#1514 56 days ago
Quoted from TechnicalSteam:

Question for Kruzman - Do you sign your PF work or put a makers mark on it ?
Just curious if there is a way to ensure if a PF was worked on by you.

I do not, a customer was super cool and made me some thing to put under the clear, but they are waterslides and my clear puckers them up. (when I use them on an insert, I always paint on top of them. Plus they are a bit transparent in that use).
So I have always wanted a sticker to put under the clear like mirco, but I havent got to it.

Often people will email me to see if it is actually one of mine, and often it is not. Though when it is one of mine, not only can I tell by the clear, or remember the customer, There are lots of hints like my packaging, the back side, the fact that it been sanded and compounded, but there is no compound in the sides of the holes. Lots of little things. So until I get a sticker to put under the clear, you can email me for any info.

#1515 56 days ago
Quoted from kruzman:

Though when it is one of mine, not only can I tell by the clear, or remember the customer, There are lots of hints like my packaging, the back side, the fact that it been sanded and compounded, but there is no compound in the sides of the holes. Lots of little things

Handwriting check! Definitely a Kruzman original..
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#1516 56 days ago

Ron did you have a TAFG playfield for sale?

#1517 55 days ago
Quoted from TimeBandit:

Handwriting check! Definitely a Kruzman original..
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Man, I laughed so frickin hard when I saw that dumb chicken scratch. Thats as good as a signature for sure!!!! How far is australia from here? like 12,000 miles?
You made my day!

#1518 55 days ago
Quoted from jake35:

Ron did you have a TAFG playfield for sale?

I found a TAFG this spring, it sold in a day or 2. I have been on facebook since being single. Not to meet women, but just for any communication. Anyway I watch the group pins for sale (I just listed my AC nightmare pf) and first I see the headline, then the pics, the the price and location as I scroll down. I cant see the price at first. basically I play the price is right. I figure the price and then I double or triple it depending on what my mood is. My point is I am just not one of those profit driven people. I am positive I could have sold that tafg for 3500 based on the SALES of pinside, but then I certainly wouldnt want to see the buyer face to face, even though he would probably be very happy for finding it. Then from that point on, the next starting price would be more than 3500. I have my degree in econ. and I totally understand how it works. It was one thing to study it as a 20 year old who wanted to be rich (thats why I went to college at first) and a geezer who sees his customers as pals.
If I were a shrink, I would tell me that I am buying friends.
I would say to the shrink that I have been buying friends and hookers all my life. Sarcastically, of course

#1519 55 days ago
Quoted from TimeBandit:

Handwriting check! Definitely a Kruzman original..
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Ooo what game is that? Looks like one I traded to Ron and one point!

#1520 55 days ago
Quoted from Tsskinne:

Ooo what game is that? Looks like one I traded to Ron and one point!

Either that or DE tommy?

#1521 55 days ago
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#1522 55 days ago
Quoted from kruzman:

I do not, a customer was super cool and made me some thing to put under the clear, but they are waterslides and my clear puckers them up. (when I use them on an insert, I always paint on top of them. Plus they are a bit transparent in that use).
So I have always wanted a sticker to put under the clear like mirco, but I havent got to it.
Often people will email me to see if it is actually one of mine, and often it is not. Though when it is one of mine, not only can I tell by the clear, or remember the customer, There are lots of hints like my packaging, the back side, the fact that it been sanded and compounded, but there is no compound in the sides of the holes. Lots of little things. So until I get a sticker to put under the clear, you can email me for any info.

I need to get with you and figure out a way for this to work. I'm still bummed that the waterslides didn't work.

#1523 55 days ago
Quoted from kruzman:

Either that or DE tommy?

Ah yeah looking at those connectors and coils you are 100% right. I’ll shut up now haha

#1524 55 days ago
Quoted from Tsskinne:

Ah yeah looking at those connectors and coils you are 100% right. I’ll shut up now haha

Hehehe

#1525 55 days ago
Quoted from Coyote:

I need to get with you and figure out a way for this to work. I'm still bummed that the waterslides didn't work.

You have invested enough. if you can get the same thing but stickers on clear back ground I will pay this time.

#1526 55 days ago
Quoted from kruzman:

You have invested enough. if you can get the same thing but stickers on clear back ground I will pay this time.

Preferred thickness? Or thicknesses to stay away from?

And no, you won't pay. You'll just take off the small amount from a future PF job.

#1527 55 days ago
Quoted from Tsskinne:

Ooo what game is that? Looks like one I traded to Ron and one point!

Picked up the PF a couple of years ago. Only putting it in just now. I’ve never been so excited. Ron is a genius.

https://www.aussiearcade.com/topic/97670-tommy-watch-an-idiot-bite-off-more-than-he-can-chew/

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#1528 54 days ago
Quoted from TimeBandit:

Picked up the PF a couple of years ago. Only putting it in just now. I’ve never been so excited. Ron is a genius.
https://www.aussiearcade.com/topic/97670-tommy-watch-an-idiot-bite-off-more-than-he-can-chew/
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Looks fantastic!!! everything is new. Looks like the mirror is new also. I absolutely love perfection!!!!

#1529 54 days ago
Quoted from kruzman:

Looks fantastic!!! everything is new. Looks like the mirror is new also. I absolutely love perfection!!!!

I mirror-polished the mirror. No decal here. I couldn’t put anything less over the top of your work.

#1530 54 days ago

"Ron is a genius".....that made my day

#1531 51 days ago

so here is a nos I500. that I did the first prep before the first coats. I drilled and dimpled it, and sealed the back. I just need to paint almost all of the inserts because of hairline cracks, and also the big rectangle inserts that have the front of the indy car going in to the red. That insert is always bad looking in the red background. I may break out the airbrush and paint the whole red arch over the top, or I may experiment with ending my paint line under plastics or somewhere where it cant be seen. Its a bummer to repaint such a large area just for the 2 small spots at the end of each end, but as long as th eowner wants it and will pay, I will make it Perfect. This pf is in super condition, but most inserts have a hairline crack usually just ion the corners. I have found if I paint one, I should paint all of them in that lane or area. so I just wanted to document an almost before pic. Plenty of careful sanding!!!!!

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#1532 50 days ago

Prepand more prep. It takes about an hour to prep an old bally repro like cenatur, but these nos pfs have a very thin clear and the wood grain is signiffigant. Plus the inserts are no longer level so its a lot of work. also on a lot of the depressions for t nuts or the ball return that goes to the flippers, those holes have wood burrs from the older cnc technology, and then a bunch of clear on top of them. My clear added on top of that would be hell for the installer. So I apologize to the customers from more than 4 years back when I didnt do so much detail in prep.
So its over an hour and a half to sand, file, and hand sand then dremmil. Its also very stressful because its easy to sand thru to the ink where the inserts are not level. if the corner of an insert is low, and I miss just 1 mm along the corner edge, the clear will ghost there. Always does.
So rather than doing a bunch, I am trying to do 4 a week. I have to remove mylar also, and I now remove the t nuts on the face side, because even with my effort, the clear gets in the threads and makes install a bitch. The pics are not that exciting, except for the owner. I am guessing he like to see the progress? let me know.

as for my helper, I think I was making too much noise and he woke up for a minute to crow at me then get back to supervision

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#1533 50 days ago

Louie says stop texting and back to the grindstone and up your prices enough to cover some tasty soft can food that big bag of econo dry shit is giving him a sore arse meow ow ow!

#1534 50 days ago

Because I was careful and lucky, I will have less paint work on this one, than on the last one. Not too much less, all of the black key lines need it. I just wont have to break in to as many colors. I got some yellow work around the jackpots, red in front of the crate. they all get that no matter what, some orange and blue and green.
ok forget it. same amount as the last one.

#1535 50 days ago
Quoted from dhard:

Louie says stop texting and back to the grindstone and up your prices enough to cover some tasty soft can food that big bag of econo dry shit is giving him a sore arse meow ow ow!

No wet food for louie. his poop is all ready so bad. He uses the center of the front of the yard, and I was doing dishes in the kitchen and I could smell his latest! horrible room mate/employee

#1536 50 days ago
Quoted from kruzman:

so here is a nos I500. that I did the first prep before the first coats. I drilled and dimpled it, and sealed the back. I just need to paint almost all of the inserts because of hairline cracks, and also the big rectangle inserts that have the front of the indy car going in to the red. That insert is always bad looking in the red background. I may break out the airbrush and paint the whole red arch over the top, or I may experiment with ending my paint line under plastics or somewhere where it cant be seen. Its a bummer to repaint such a large area just for the 2 small spots at the end of each end, but as long as th eowner wants it and will pay, I will make it Perfect. This pf is in super condition, but most inserts have a hairline crack usually just ion the corners. I have found if I paint one, I should paint all of them in that lane or area. so I just wanted to document an almost before pic. Plenty of careful sanding!!!!!
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I'd love to own this! Although I can't imagine Indy 500 being any faster than what it already is.

#1537 49 days ago

KRUZMAN PLAYFIELDS Staff photos

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#1538 49 days ago

Damn supervisor is hard at work again. Not sure how they all stay employed always sleeping on the job.

#1539 49 days ago
Quoted from dmacy:

Damn supervisor is hard at work again. Not sure how they all stay employed always sleeping on the job.

Where’s Snuggles-Mcgees safety equipment? No wonder he passed out!

#1540 49 days ago
Quoted from underlord:

Where’s Snuggles-Mcgees safety equipment? No wonder he passed out!

HA! Maybe thats his problem!?!?

#1541 49 days ago
Quoted from kruzman:

HA! Maybe thats his problem!?!?

They say animals often imitate their owners

#1542 49 days ago
Quoted from dhard:

They say animals often imitate their owners

louis dont have no owner!

#1543 47 days ago

Taking the pics of when its done and I am happy with it, has become the best part of the job. I am taking the time to walk back to the house to post them. This is a mirco repro. There is no rhyme or reason to which do it, but this one had a lot of insert movement as it sat and cured.

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#1544 47 days ago

I was walking by to shoot the bk2k and noticed the light hitting the surface of this repro pf. I have not worked on it yet. this is how it came

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#1545 47 days ago
Quoted from kruzman:

I was walking by to shoot the bk2k and noticed the light hitting the surface of this repro pf. I have not worked on it yet. this is how it came
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Oooof. That's going to take some work. That reflection is not pretty. I can't wait to see the "after" reflection.

#1546 47 days ago

That's a beautiful BK2K! Glad to see someone's investing in this title for not just a pf but having your handy job on it!

#1547 47 days ago
Quoted from dmacy:

That's a beautiful BK2K! Glad to see someone's investing in this title for not just a pf but having your handy job on it!

Ha, yes my handy J is pretty good!

#1548 44 days ago

So I have to finish the polish on 2 Jersey jack pfs, potc and W.W. and a Black hole. Then I have about a week of paint work on the nos pfs, and one last day on a paragon. I am back to less than normal capacity, so if you have been waiting, its a good time to get your pf over here.
If I have ever offended you with my "trucker mouth" (as its been called) I am working on it.

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#1549 44 days ago

That is aweome!

#1550 44 days ago

Jackwagon! That is my new name for everyone.

"This friggin jackwagon over here"
Love it.
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