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Kudos to Vid on My F-14


By MrWizzo

5 years ago



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#1 5 years ago

Big thanks to Vid for the spectacular job transforming a truly nasty playfield into a work of unbelievable quality. I had a couple friends over last night, and they really enjoyed how fast the game is. Beauty of a job.

The powerball added makes it especially fast!

Like all great artists, he put a special touch on the playfield to distinguish it from all others to prove the authenticity of the work.

Dan

#2 5 years ago

Now you D-D-D-Die!

Sorry I missed it Dan, but glad to have you back on pinside!

#3 5 years ago

pics?

#4 5 years ago

Wow I'm happy to see you have OFFICALLY joined the club!! I have a power ball that I used on an EM pin I had at one point....it's added as one of your balls?! I mean this game is fast enough.....that power ball can haul and I'm sure your PF is cleared and shiny.
Yeah take some pics.....I wanna see it man.

#5 5 years ago
Quoted from MrWizzo:

The powerball added makes it especially fast!

Dan, you are officially insane.

I tried for a hour to score 9,999,000 or something like that on your game, so you would have a tough high score to knock down.

I could hardly crack 6.5 million, that game plays so fast (it's totally rebuilt), let alone filling it with powerballs.

Welcome to pinball hell!

#6 5 years ago

It's just not right to talk about this thing so big and not show us anything.

#7 5 years ago

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#8 5 years ago

That was the only pic I had on my phone, but you get the idea.......

#9 5 years ago

Wow!!! THAT'S BEAUTIFUL!!! Joe

#10 5 years ago

Wow is right! Looks really nice.

#11 5 years ago

The artwork really pops on this pin when it's clean and cleared...good sheets VID.

#12 5 years ago

That's beautiful. Now part it out, I heard you can get $75 a pop for those arrow inserts. Ok just kidding.

#13 5 years ago
Quoted from Pinballerchef:

The artwork really pops on this pin when it's clean and cleared...good sheets VID.

Props to vid for doing a system 11. All you hear is bitching and complaining when you ask to have one of those cleared.

#14 5 years ago

Vid is a f***ing jewel, Pinside would be a lesser place without him, but so would pinball.

#15 5 years ago

Is this the one that was used as a reference on the playfield resto thread?

#16 5 years ago

Kyle, flying low here trying to keep my head under the tracers. Remember, I first met you when Danny and I came over to see the F-14 you were selling. Hope all is going well. Understand from Jason you are off on another adventure soon. God speed!

I will get some pics up in a bit, but they will not do it justice.

The search for the inserts was intensive a couple years ago Think I got the last blue arrows that IPB had, and had to go to the land down under for the red ones. I was very fortunate to find them.

Vid, you were right about the cabinet. The red is like new. A small amount of touch up on the edges with gloss black, and the cabinet is now very nice.

Now I have a couple of the best short balltime games that I know of: F-14 and IronMan.

Future plans for the game: add a spotlamp on the spinner that lights only when it is spinning and look into the DMD mod using P-ROC.

Anyone have an idea what the deal is with the black exposion plastic up by the top left red flasher? It points up toward the top of the playfield and so you cannot see it, plus it has a spot for a bulb to come up and through, but I could not find any prototype pics with a lamp installed.

Appreciate the enthusiasm.

Dan

#17 5 years ago
Quoted from btw75:

Is this the one that was used as a reference on the playfield resto thread?

Yes.

#18 5 years ago

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#19 5 years ago

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#21 5 years ago
Quoted from MrWizzo:

I had a couple friends over last night, and they really enjoyed how fast the game is.

Thanks for sharing the game with us. It really was a treat to be able to play it. The downside is that now I feel the lack of a Sys11 game in my own collection even more keenly.

#22 5 years ago

Looks rad Wizzo....I gotta get that bright caps MOD on my pop cap....it's a bit dark back there. I was lucky to end up with one (albeit still a players game) with a really nice cab. Maybe it's the pic but your plunger face plate looks a bit cock eyed?!

#23 5 years ago
Quoted from herg:

Thanks for sharing the game with us. It really was a treat to be able to play it. The downside is that now I feel the lack of a Sys11 game in my own collection even more keenly.

Your collection is so pristine, I have felt lack every time I have left there!

Quoted from Pinballerchef:

Looks rad Wizzo....I gotta get that bright caps MOD on my pop cap....it's a bit dark back there. I was lucky to end up with one (albeit still a players game) with a really nice cab. Maybe it's the pic but your plunger face plate looks a bit cock eyed?!

It is a bit cock-eyed, but that was the only position that I could get the plunger tip to strike the ball cleanly. Really doesn't make sense I know. Need to play with it some more. Keen eye you have there.

Dan

#24 5 years ago
Quoted from MrWizzo:

that was the only position that I could get the plunger tip to strike the ball cleanly.

Pull the plunger tip off and clean out the inside before reinstalling.

2x last year I've found crap loose inside them after installation, and I'm too dumb to check ahead of time.....

#25 5 years ago
Quoted from Pinballerchef:

I gotta get that bright caps MOD on my pop cap....it's a bit dark back there.

I'm never one to install bling for blings sake, but if there is one game that needs the light, it's F-14.

That's a Comet with Red top ring/ natural white bottom ring - turned down about 20% from max.

I hot glued it into the pop cap, so if Dan did not like it, he could easily remove it as it was only $8.

http://www.cometpinball.com/product-p/bmpring.htm

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#26 5 years ago
Quoted from MrWizzo:

Anyone have an idea what the deal is with the black exposion plastic up by the top left red flasher? It points up toward the top of the playfield and so you cannot see it, plus it has a spot for a bulb to come up and through, but I could not find any prototype pics with a lamp installed.

It's just a plastic to to prevent a ball trap. I'm not sure if it was on the X prototypes.

The hole is for screwdriver access below.

#27 5 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Pull the plunger tip off and clean out the inside before reinstalling.
2x last year I've found crap loose inside them after installation, and I'm too dumb to check ahead of time.....

Already had cleaned it all up and installed a new sleeve. Made no difference. Something is bent, inside mounting plate maybe. Need to pull it off and make sure it is straight, or shim the screws with washers until I foiund the sweet spot.

Quoted from vid1900:

It's just a plastic to to prevent a ball trap. I'm not sure if it was on the X prototypes.
The hole is for screwdriver access below.

Pretty sure it is on the protos from pics on IPDB. Good explanation as always.

Dan

#28 5 years ago

Oh, and I do like the comet ring. Nice addition IMO.

Dan

#29 5 years ago
Quoted from MrWizzo:

Something is bent, inside mounting plate maybe. Need to pull it off and make sure it is straight, or shim the screws with washers until I foiund the sweet spot.

Could have been banged in shipping.

Put plunger out, without the tip, eclip or spring and roll it on the edge of a table.

See if it hobbles around, or rolls smooth.

#30 5 years ago

It is smooth, no wobble. Played around with the positioning. Much improved, not perfect. Will keep tweaking.

Attached a 555 socket just under the right end of the habitrail at the gate of Lock #1 and tied it into the GI. Waiting on SPOT Leds from Cointaker to see how they may work on the spinner. It is very well hidden under there. Hardly noticeable.

Dan

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