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SWINKS - Repro Pinball Parts, Mods and Shirts - Get Smart Mech

By swinks

3 months ago

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#1 3 months ago


I have been developing and releasing pinball reproduction parts and pinball mods for a few years now which are basically scattered around in multiple threads on pinside and a few other forums, which are now hard to find if you don't know they are there so I thought I would release everything in one thread that people can check out with a little index on this first post to help people.

Most of my parts are available directly from Shapeways which is based in The Netherlands and the US so will suit most pinball people with affordable postage.

I have a website now up and running but is a little unique in that it is more of a index of where to find the parts based on:
- EM Games
- SS Games
- DMD Games
- LCD Games
in order of generic reproduction parts as well as specific game parts (in alphabetical order).

There are some other items there as well as a small range of t-shirts which are available via RedBubble which are based in Europe, US and Australia keeping costs down for everyone.

Lastly I have some downloadable Manuals, Art files and soon some STL & CAD files and I will continue to post new items that are being released once they are ready.

So please check out my website as there could be something there that you have been hunting for.

#2 3 months ago

Good Luck!

#3 3 months ago

Swinks is one of the guys you can rely on and trust when transacting with in the Aussie pinball scene.

#4 3 months ago

Dude I love it.
You should mention on website and here what SWINKS stands for.
Well done my briney brother.
Photo for attention.

#5 3 months ago
Quoted from oldskool1969:

Dude I love it.
You should mention on website and here what SWINKS stands for.
Well done my briney brother.
Photo for attention.[quoted image]

thats a nice photo

#6 3 months ago

Swinks = was my nick name since a 6 year old with all the mates in my local street - every kid had a shortened name - first or last and mine was my last name

but since registering the name I came up with my little slogan

Surfing Waves In Natures Kind Seas


Surfing Waves in Natures Killer Seas

#7 3 months ago

Nice one Swinks!

#8 3 months ago

just finished the 3d models for the Classic Stern Bumper plastic parts, will test print at home tomorrow and then test print from Shapeways and then if good make available.

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#9 3 months ago

You’re welcome for the scan too. Sorry it’s not straight. I’ll redo that page if you like

#10 3 months ago
Quoted from wiredoug:

You’re welcome for the scan too. Sorry it’s not straight. I’ll redo that page if you like

tough one to find, and found it at PBR so it must of done the rounds, the above is fine

#11 3 months ago

Can have the whole file if you like. I gave it to someone who put it on pinwiki

#12 3 months ago
Quoted from wiredoug:

Can have the whole file if you like. I gave it to someone who put it on pinwiki

I only saw the 1979 Stern Parts catalog on pinwiki. There is only a picture of the front cover of the 1981 parts catalog posted there.

#13 3 months ago

would you like the file too ken?

#14 3 months ago
Quoted from wiredoug:

would you like the file too ken?

Yes please.

#15 3 months ago

test printed and everything interchanges nicely and is the correct size

lhs - NOS parts
rhs - home printed samples
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Here are the original reverse engineered parts
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and here is the original reverse engineered parts BUT what I call with a Upgraded Rod and ring part - I basically filled in the ribbing in the ring so it was flat for some added strength as now effectively thicker.
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I will prep the parts and make available soon.

#16 3 months ago

Swinks is one of the best dudes ever in this hobby and he makes killer products!!!

#17 3 months ago

here is the link to the Classic Stern Bumper parts in which I made them available individually as well as a 3 in 1 kit that you can cut and trim 4 small linking posts. The kit reduces the costs as Shapeways charges a handling fee as part of each individual part - so merging the 3 reduces the costs a little.




this is where the min posts are cut - though when you get the product the mini posts will be the same colour as the rest of the parts.

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#18 3 months ago

Great to hear this SWINKS. I have a few of your designs or products and they’re really nice. Not like some of the junk others put out.

#19 3 months ago

Did 2 new t-shirts and hoping for a Cyber Weekend sale this weekend

Black and white design print options

"Life is dead without pinball in it"

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#20 3 months ago

T-shirt SALE - 25% off with code - CLOTHING25

limited time - active now


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Redbubble changed their codes and still 25% discount on shirts and I have updated my website.
Code is now CYBERDEALS.

No news on Shapeways yet.

#21 3 months ago

2 new shirts added

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#22 89 days ago


Redbubble changed their codes and still 25% discount on shirts and I have updated my website.

Code is now CYBERDEALS.

No news on Shapeways yet.

#23 86 days ago

Snackbar Mod v4 - Update

Unfortunately my top of the lighting option can not be run off socket power so after hunting through my spares I found a new power tap to get 5vdc for the RGB lighting from Kimball's Pinball (DK Custom Pinball brand)


and got a chance to add the RGB lighting effect to the Neon in the Snackbar Mod v4 which as a concept looks awesome. The downside is I wanted to keep it simpler with just connecting to playfield lighting socket but no such luck as all GI and lights that stay on for a while are 5vac and all flashing lights are 6.3vdc unless I missed something.

For the v4 mod I will have to work out a price for this lighting option and there is no reason why the guys with a Snackbar v2 & v3 could add this to their game as well - I will create a small manual soon.

#24 86 days ago

sorry for the late notice, Shapeways just released 10% off most products / printing so most pinball parts will be with a 10% discount - Code = CYBERMON

just until the end of 2nd Dec and last day for 25% discount on t-shirts

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#25 84 days ago

Still a few hours left for 10% off pinball parts via Shapeways but head to my website to find the generic game part of a particular game part via the posters. Finishes Midnight Tuesday 3rd US Time

on check out


2 weeks later
#26 65 days ago

The Classic Stern Pop Bumper parts arrived and they cross fit with each other and measure up the same as the originals. A massive thankyou to dothedoo for loaning me the parts to make this possible.

this is how the set comes joined together, when you remove the little sprue's there is a small white dot but the parts are not seen so not an issue.
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the parts cross fit nicely showing
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complete blue repro set and original NOS set
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#27 65 days ago

a big thanks to pinballinreno as well as eyeamred2u for trusting me and purchasing the the opto carrier for their Doctor Who and so far these guys are very happy and has solved alot of the warping and IR LED issues because of the new combined light barriers / strengtheners, in which this is available in a few different colours
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2 weeks later
#28 48 days ago

Hey guys, a generous pinsider loaned me his carrier bracket so I could measure up and make this part available once again.

Here is the repro version (though a little bit of guess work around the ball as the one sent to me has been fixed - sort of) and I also want to do a upgraded beefed up version of this bracket near the ball to fill that section up to the notched section near the ball - Is this doable or does something fill this channel like part of the assembly, wires etc? I want to beef it up as I have seen many failing around there and this upgrade should ensure the part will last for a long time.

Please share any feedback
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4 weeks later
#29 19 days ago

Just letting people know if they need a unobtainable part that I have finished off another one and tested well and ready for those that need one.

This part is the Banzai Run Ball Lifter

Thanks to a Canadian Pinsider for trusting me and taking the risk to send me his part out of his game to the other side of the world.

The tested one is the upgraded, beefed up section version which proves the wiring passes through while being more stronger and hopefully will last a long long time.

These are available here at Shapeways at the moment and you can choose a different coloured version.

All my reproduction parts can be found here pinball:

Or check out my website for parts by general or by game:

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1 week later
#30 7 days ago

Over the last few months I have helped an aussie homebrew pinhead with a mech for his new homebrew game - Get Smart. He drew up some concepts and I drew up the models for 3d printing and it works nicely and will be a sweet mech / feature in the game.

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It is the well known Cone of Silence in which the final version will be a clear plastic but this is the proof of concept. Two balls are shot to saucers of sorts, the cone of silence is lowered over the balls (Max and Chief), mission issued and then the cone of silence lifts up and rotates 90 degrees and drops the balls on to 2 ramps.

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