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Let's see pics of game rooms!

By erak

11 years ago

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    #1770 8 years ago
    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.

    3 weeks later
    #1848 7 years ago

    Hope to get my Elvira restore put back together once the clear finishes curing, then I can reclaim my garage from project clutter and paint the wall behind the pins. In the meantime at least one Elvira is up.


    #1867 7 years ago
    Quoted from Indypin:

    That Shadow backglass is bitching!!! LOL Man it makes that pin POP!

    Thanks. Hope to see more of them in gameroom photos after next week.

    2 weeks later
    #1905 7 years ago
    Quoted from OTTOgd:

    Radical AND 720; very cool ... but no Bally Skateball???

    He has a f'ing Radical! I think he gets a pass ...

    2 months later
    #2159 7 years ago

    My garage. Going to move the Star Wars cab and MAME cab to opposite wall, put a couple more pins in. Get some modern Sterns to balance out collection.


    #2162 7 years ago
    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.

    #2173 7 years ago

    Nice fuko. I love seeing my Shadow translite in big lineups, you have it between a couple great ones.

    #2183 7 years ago
    Quoted from fuko:

    I applaud your work. I didn't want a Shadow until I saw your translite, and now that I have one I love it.

    This is my favorite compliment ever, because it means people are enjoying a game that I love.

    2 weeks later
    #2197 7 years ago

    Girls gotta sell cookies so I can play my pins!


    #2207 7 years ago
    Quoted from Jimmyd044:

    I'm going to go with a bright red behind the pins

    Good call!


    #2211 7 years ago
    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!

    #2242 7 years ago
    Quoted from dendoc:

    Finally got all my machines in my new games room. Need to complete the other end of it with TV, Sterio and other incidentals. But at least all the machines are home and loved.

    Nice collection. Swap that Revenge from Mars for a Shadow and I could be very happy with those games.

    1 week later
    #2285 7 years ago
    Quoted from toasterman04:

    oh and p.s. thanks Aurich for the amazing Helen!!! LOVE IT!!

    Looks great in your game room, enjoy.

    #2335 7 years ago
    Quoted from ddebuss:

    Star Trek, WOZ, Metallica, and AC/DC are on my short lists but so far I've resisted the temptation.

    Hanging out around here is definitely not going to help that temptation resistance.

    1 month later
    #2499 7 years ago
    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!

    #2505 7 years ago
    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.


    #2516 7 years ago
    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.

    2 weeks later
    #2651 7 years ago
    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.

    #2684 7 years ago
    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.

    #2697 7 years ago
    Quoted from dendoc:

    Took the advice - thanks. Much better.

    Awesome, definitely a big improvement, nice work.

    #2729 7 years ago
    Quoted from Sidekick74:


    Now that is an eclectic lineup of pins!

    #2749 7 years ago
    Quoted from Meph:

    I realized once I got it in here today that if I move the bartop and the dart machine I have room for another 2 pins

    This is how the sickness begins FYI.

    #2765 7 years ago

    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.


    #2769 7 years ago
    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!

    #2775 7 years ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    Gee...where did ya get that HOT tl for the box, it looks GREAT. It's almost like she's looking for the game.

    Problem is I've got this angry guy in an electric chair on my desk giving me the bloodshot stare looking for his game.

    3 months later
    #3036 7 years ago
    Quoted from Fulltilt:

    Thanks. I've had an addiction to hi-fi since about 1968.

    Best use of the icon yet!

    1 month later
    #3182 6 years ago
    Quoted from Memphis777:

    Just got back into the hobby this past year, talk about sticker shock! I remember when I bought LOTR NIB for 3800! Most of the prices for pins I had in my collection years ago have gone through the roof.
    Anyway, this is where I'm at now

    Shadow, Dredd, AC/DC, that's a pretty sweet 3 game lineup. All pretty good games for getting your adrenaline running!

    #3187 6 years ago
    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.

    #3205 6 years ago

    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!

    3 months later
    #3627 6 years ago
    Quoted from Rickwh:

    There is a closet with bifold doors on the right of TSPP and as it is you really cant get in there to access the closet very well.

    I give it 3 months tops before you're rejiggering that closet to just be open shelves and take the doors off so you can fit 4 games.

    3 weeks later
    #3812 6 years ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    5 decades of pins. Don't see that too often.

    I have 4, 70/80/90/10, missing a 00 pin I guess.

    #3835 6 years ago
    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).

    #3846 6 years ago
    Quoted from dug:

    I need to take a newer photo with Aurich's translite.

    Yes you do, look at that pathetic thing.

    1 month later
    #4143 6 years ago
    Quoted from dug:

    1934 Rockola World's Series

    The only thing keeping you from being a complete Stern whore now that TZ is out!

    1 week later
    #4202 6 years ago
    Quoted from pinballdork:

    We are moving and I’m looking for suggestions to my new office.

    Personally I don't care for any setup where you can't get the glass off of a game.

    2 weeks later
    #4316 6 years ago

    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.


    #4318 6 years ago
    Quoted from AlexSMendes:

    1) Put some pics of you HO!
    2) How you are able to actually work with that sort of tempation right in front of you?

    It's an embarrassingly messy right now. So old photos, but desk on the left, pins on the right.


    #4325 6 years ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    THAT'S a mess....yeah right.

    That's why they're old photos from when it was clean, instead of new ones from today when it's a disaster!

    #4354 6 years ago
    Quoted from mario_1_up:

    Updated pics of my joint.

    My wife and I want to know the story of the stairs to nowhere!

    #4364 6 years ago
    Quoted from Deaconblooze:

    I thought the same at first, but check on the left side of the head - actual stairs.

    Ha! We totally missed that.

    4 weeks later
    #4537 6 years ago
    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.

    1 month later
    #4960 6 years ago
    Quoted from rottenrobert1313:

    I'd love to own a Jack Bot. Then I believe I'd have every game that Pinbot was in one way or another.

    Gotta get the BOP 2.0 kit first ...

    5 years later
    #17718 4 months ago

    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.

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    #17736 4 months ago
    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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    #17738 4 months ago

    I really don't have a problem with Baldwin himself, I just thought that The Shadow game should feature ... The Shadow. Not a guy in a tux. I made the translite for myself and thought maybe 10 other people might like one.

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