Quoted from ahanson:
For now I have a few games setup in a spare bedroom.
I didn't go back through all 35 pages to check, but yours is the first picture I can remember where all the games are off.
Quoted from domijr:
Sweet, nice setup Aurich. I'd like to get a MAME someday.
I find them more fun to build than play to be honest, I don't have as much patience for arcade games anymore I guess. This one is really nice, vertical CRT arcade monitor, lot of high end parts, custom paint and decals etc, which is why I keep it. Just don't have the heart to let it go, but I almost never play it.
Quoted from Pinballgeek:
The premium does not look that bad
Nice addition to the line up
The Premium is awesome, super pleased with it, the powdercoat is really nice. Candy red metallic flake, it doesn't photograph well. I'll still make a new translite for it, but even stock I like it all. Of course the game is fun too!
Quoted from dendoc:
took the advise and installed my entrance door today. Looks great with the stones (real ones at that).
Nice! Are the stones a permanent thing? Because if they're keepers I would personally consider painting the white trim inside them a matching grey. Would really change the look for the better IMHO, make it feel integrated. Door looks great, would also be improved by that. Just a thought!
Quoted from dendoc:
I was thinking the same thing re painting the trim grey - I trust your taste too Aurich (Helen is gazing loving at me from my acdc)! The rocks are permanent - waiting for the first tipsy guest to bump into the edge of them. Having Pinny and Pizza night tomorrow, so let the blood flow begin!
A quick and dirty photoshop of what it could look like with grey instead for reference.
Quoted from dendoc:
Right, holiday in Australia for you then with that airbrush. Come on down!
Sounds awesome, except for that long flight. And I hear you guys have flies the size of small cats, is that true?
If you really wanted to go hardcore (and is there any other way to do it?) you could paint it one shade of grey, then sponge paint a different shade over it, and then use a toothbrush to splatter a couple other tints. Take you an afternoon of playing, and you could get a pretty convincing stone texture out of it. I'm sure there's some Youtube tutorial that has better methods than what I just made up.
Either way, door decal is a lot of fun, nothing like setting the mood before you step into the game room. I'm jealous of these rooms, my pins are in my garage, nowhere in our house to put them. I see people with their 'small' 1200 sq/ft basements and that's the size our whole home! The price of living in CA, no sprawling cheap real estate here. I've got room for 7, can still fit a couple more, so don't want to sound ungrateful, but it's nice being able to stay inside to play instead of popping the garage door and walking out.
I did give up on babying my car, it lives outside now, needed the room for putting pins on another wall.
Quoted from J_Cutler:
You guy's make me feel bad with my one and only pin. Hopefully soon I can acquire more.
Everyone started somewhere! I see collections all the time that I could be jealous of, but instead I just enjoy getting to see them and stay happy with what I have. The good ones were acquired over years, not overnight.
Quoted from n0s4atu:
Maybe when the new movie comes out I'll put them on eBay as a lot with an opening bid of a dollar and see what happens. lol
Those are worth quite a bit more than a dollar my friend. Not trying to blow them up into some pawnshop reality show treasure trove, but carded figures from that era, especially with the cards looking as clean as that, will command a decent price. Depending on the rarity and demand maybe $50-$250 each. Enough that if you're gonna get rid of them it's worth doing some minimal research on pricing first. Could be a decent little pin downpayment fund.
Generally speaking the "unpunched" cards are worth more too, so don't pop those out if you can.
Finally got off my ass and mounted my swap box last night. RF unit failed for some reason, need to wire in a new one, so the remote is broken and I have to hand plug / unplug temporarily, but not a huge deal.
Quoted from blimpey:
I just saw your post here. 1st one I have had fail.
I will mail you out a new R/F module and remote today. Your Helen translite looks great!
Oh hey thanks, I was just gonna order one, but if you're taking care of it then gold star for your customer service. I dunno what happened, it just stopped working. Remote lights up when you press the button, assume it's still fine. Friend and I pulled the control module and stripped the shrink tubing and tried to reflow solder etc, figuring why not, but no dice. Anyways, not your fault, these things happen.
Just one more reason to recommend people buy Swap Boxes, great product, and as you can see, great support!
Shadow, Dredd, AC/DC, that's a pretty sweet 3 game lineup. All pretty good games for getting your adrenaline running!
Quoted from MustangPaul:
Gettin full there buddy.
Heh, I basically only have room for one more in there. Abra Ca Dabra is in the house in my office, might be able to fit another wedgehead next to it. That's gonna pretty much cap me at 9. And I'm okay with that, more than that starts becoming hard to maintain.
swampfire, I was looking at your wall of framed prints and thinking "man, he should pick up that framed Fathom piece from Pinball Life, it would fit perfectly" and then I grinned when I scrolled down and saw that you had the real thing covered.
I wish I could find a Fathom in SoCal!
Quoted from chuckwurt:
What would you guys say the percentage of pinball enthusiasts that have their garage as a gameroom? I love the "at all costs" ways people use to really stretch the space in their houses to accommodate this amazing hobby.
Put me in the CA using my garage club. Real estate is expensive here, some of you people in cheaper states would cry if you knew what I paid for my 1200 sq ft house.
7 in the garage, two inside in my home office (the EMs).
My space is pretty modest by the standards of some of these gorgeous dedicated gamerooms, just a garage, but I enjoy it very much, no complaints.
My EMs are inside the house in my home office.
Quoted from jfh:
My biggest automation disappointment is that I couldn't get remote, automated control of selecting or rejecting records on the jukebox to work (i.e. Turn on the jukebox and play G3) so you still have to press buttons.
Wow, I thought your setup was pretty awesome until I read that. You have to press some buttons? Utterly ruined!!
Killer space man, very creative, really works. You went über nerdy, but in a really tasteful and well planned way.
One of my 'pandemic crazy' projects was building a driving sim, still trying to figure out how to rearrange some of the stuff it displaced. The corner with the Neo Geo cab and dual monitors is definitely a work in progress.
Quoted from ImNotNorm:
You need to get aurich's alternate shadow translite
It's actually funny to me to see the original now, I'm so used to mine not only on my machine but basically every other one I ever see in person at this point. Nothing wrong with it if you prefer staying original though.
Not trying to advertise in this thread, but I'm organizing a run right now, and once it's over I never know when/if I'll do another. So if you'll pardon the self promotion this is what it looks like aFineMoose since you're newer to Pinside and maybe not familiar. No biggie if you prefer Baldwin.
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