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Man the Longboats! The Official Viking Club

By Xenon75

6 years ago


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#201 1 year ago

If anyone has a viking for sale Id love a chance to buy. Fun game!

#202 1 year ago

Joined the club! Question: does anyone know where I can find an apron decal?

#203 1 year ago
Quoted from scruffypinball:

If anyone has a viking for sale Id love a chance to buy. Fun game!

Quoted from scruffypinball:

Joined the club! Question: does anyone know where I can find an apron decal?

So... four days ago you post an ad
and you've already landed one?
Now that's fast!
How 'bout some pics? Or perhaps you could
tell us how you came across your latest pin?
--I am at work and bored to death.

#204 1 year ago
Quoted from rollitover:

So... four days ago you post an ad
and you've already landed one?
Now that's fast!
How 'bout some pics? Or perhaps you could
tell us how you came across your latest pin?
--I am at work and bored to death.

Put an ad out and reached out to people I know who deal with large quantities of games. I came accross 1 person out of 20+ I contacted who had lost a little interest in the game and I paid 97.5% of his asking price. Most people seem very content and happy with their games. I ordered a new digital score display, sound card, stencils and rubber kit so fair. I also hit up Whysnow for a spinner decal if he has one. Im thinking of clear coating the spinner with the new decal on it? Has that been done before to preserve decal integrity? Anyone have opinions on that topic?

Being politely proactive has its benefits- just be ready for a friendly "no" most of the time. haha

Still looking for that apron decal- it appears to be the same as paragon just smaller

#205 1 year ago

Thanks for the description.
Pays to ask I suppose.
I just can't get over how quickly you got one.
Hope you track down that apron decal.
If you can, or get around to it, post some pics.
And... Congrats!

#206 1 year ago

Anyone tried or seen the mirrored version of the backglass from CPR?

#207 1 year ago

I haven't seen the viking one but I've seen 2 CPR mirrored backglass. One was bad with black flecks all in it and a grey / barely reflective matte finish and the other is my Harlem I just got. The mirroring is like after you get out of the shower... not really a reflective mirror image like a real mirrored backglass but sort or shiney-ish.

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#208 1 year ago

I restored a Viking and really regret selling it
If anyone has one thinking of selling
Reach out to me . Cash or trade if your in the Bay Area

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#209 1 year ago

Looking for an excellent condition playfield apron for Viking. Anyone know if decals for these were ever made?

#210 1 year ago
Quoted from John_In_WI:

Looking for an excellent condition playfield apron for Viking. Anyone know if decals for these were ever made?

Join the club- I can’t find one

#211 1 year ago

Well, I'm in. SS Bally's rule!

#212 1 year ago
Quoted from John_In_WI:

Looking for an excellent condition playfield apron for Viking. Anyone know if decals for these were ever made?

Quoted from scruffypinball:

Join the club- I can’t find one

Once upon a time Tilt Graphics had a custom apron but have sold out.
Suppose you could contact them and inquire if they reconsidering another run.
I do believe there are pics somewhere in this thread.

#213 1 year ago

Nope, I went back and looked and pics are not in this thread.
They are in the archived marketplace ads for Viking.
Look for the machine offered by Player1.
Pretty cool imo.

#214 1 year ago

Hoping to find a good example within 5 to 6 hours driving distance. Have a wanted ad up in the marketplace as well. Please let me know if you can help or have a lead on someone who can.

#215 1 year ago

Anyone have or know where I can find a copy of version 9 of Oliver's U6 Viking ROM image?

Thanks!

#216 1 year ago
Quoted from John_In_WI:

Anyone have or know where I can find a copy of version 9 of Oliver's U6 Viking ROM image?
Thanks!

What are the changes for this version? I would like to know also where to buy.

#217 1 year ago
Quoted from tatman9999:

What are the changes for this version? I would like to know also where to buy.

I found what I was looking for.

Supports free play and seven digit score displays.

#218 1 year ago

Custom shooter rod I had made for my Viking. Pretty cool I think!

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#219 1 year ago

Just finishing up my Viking project. Unable to get the extra balls for reaching the scoring thresholds working. I have the values programmed in and DIP switch 6 off and 7 on. As far as i could see, that's all that should have been needed.

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#220 10 months ago

Anyone have a suggestion on the purple color for a cabinet paint?

#221 10 months ago
Quoted from scruffypinball:

Anyone have a suggestion on the purple color for a cabinet paint?

no time to hunt right now...

but I think I have it in this thread?

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/why-not-a-viking-restoration/page/5#post-3702697

#222 10 months ago
Quoted from scruffypinball:

Anyone have a suggestion on the purple color for a cabinet paint?

Ironlak Spray Paint 400ml
Storm's Purple Reign

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#223 7 months ago

So it begins!

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#224 7 months ago

Any suggestions for the red color paint for the cabinet? Mine could use some touch up.

#225 7 months ago
Quoted from SunnRAT:

Any suggestions for the red color paint for the cabinet? Mine could use some touch up.

Molotow Signal Red, Signal yellow & Ironlak Purple Reign
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/man-the-longboats-the-official-viking-club/page/4#post-4032052

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#226 4 months ago

Joined the club today! It'll need a lot of love, but it'll get it, all in time. Minty backglass and the cabinet is in decent shape. Nice colors on it still, but typically scratches and gouges.

The playfield is tired, so the minute CPR does a rerun, I'll be in on one.

Anyone know where I can get a replacement drop target bracket, the little square one that has a slot in it that keeps the drop target in its track?

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#227 4 months ago

Nice red remaining on your cab!

Looks like we have the same blue-faded apron -- makes me wonder what the original apron colors were.

#228 4 months ago
Quoted from mof:

Nice red remaining on your cab!
Looks like we have the same blue-faded apron -- makes me wonder what the original apron colors were.

Usually you can tell by the portion that's normally covered by the score cards. If someone would repro or restore these, I'd be in.

#229 4 months ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

Joined the club today! It'll need a lot of love, but it'll get it, all in time. Minty backglass and the cabinet is in decent shape. Nice colors on it still, but typically scratches and gouges.
The playfield is tired, so the minute CPR does a rerun, I'll be in on one.
Anyone know where I can get a replacement drop target bracket, the little square one that has a slot in it that keeps the drop target in its track?
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That is a nice looking cabinet. And a well used PF.

#230 4 months ago

Either that, or I'm going full red and blue viking, haha

#231 4 months ago
Quoted from mof:

Either that, or I'm going full red and blue viking, haha

You can see on his pic what the original apron color was. Must have looked great.

#232 4 months ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

Joined the club today! It'll need a lot of love, but it'll get it, all in time. Minty backglass and the cabinet is in decent shape. Nice colors on it still, but typically scratches and gouges.
The playfield is tired, so the minute CPR does a rerun, I'll be in on one.
Anyone know where I can get a replacement drop target bracket, the little square one that has a slot in it that keeps the drop target in its track?
[quoted image]

Welcome to the club!

Quoted from mof:

Nice red remaining on your cab!
Looks like we have the same blue-faded apron -- makes me wonder what the original apron colors were.

I'm not sure where mine stands. I always thought it was purple? (To match the purple on the cab and PF?)
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#233 4 months ago

My playfied is tilted up, but you can see the contrast here lol. I was confused at first because the blue looked so uniform!

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It does have very nice colors on the cab, even though if I can get my hands on a new pf and plastics, I might as well do a cabinet restore too since there are some scratches and gouges and if theres supposed to be purple, it's more of a gray tone. Theres a bit of fade in the backbox.
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#234 4 months ago

Any thoughts about how i can get a replacement bracket? The top one is broken.

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#235 3 months ago

Got my hands on CPR playfield and the game is running 100%.

Cant wait to get started on this swap.

Going back to the apron, I'm starting to wonder if the apron really is supposed to be blue, since all of the images on Google show a similar color. Was going to get a Skateball apron to replace it but now I'm starting to second guess that decision and stick with the one I already have.

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#236 3 months ago

I don’t think the apron is supposed to be blue. It should be the purple under your apron card area.

#237 3 months ago

Mine is that beautiful Viking purple also.

#238 3 months ago

I wish they would remake this apron. They shut the remakes down too soon. Anyone want to put up a pic of a real nice one? AND..... I’m looking for a real nice glass if anybody has or knows of one. Thx

#239 3 months ago
Quoted from Ballypalooza:

I wish they would remake this apron. They shut the remakes down too soon. Anyone want to put up a pic of a real nice one? AND..... I’m looking for a real nice glass if anybody has or knows of one. Thx

CPR makes the glass.

#240 3 months ago

Yeah, well... I think I’d rather have an original glass. The right is original and the left is CPR.

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#241 3 months ago
Quoted from Ballypalooza:

Yeah, well... I think I’d rather have an original glass. The right is original and the left is CPR.
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Original is faded. Like the aprons.

#242 3 months ago

That’s what Kevin says too. Maybe it color shifted some. Cabinet wasn’t faded at all. I wish someone could show me an original glass that looks like the CPR one.

#243 3 months ago

Never played the game, but what a beautiful backglass!

#244 3 months ago

Some other company is making the backglass with bee-yoo-tiful mirroring. I cant remember who, somebody sound off with it.

#245 3 months ago
Quoted from Chalkey:

Some other company is making the backglass with bee-yoo-tiful mirroring. I cant remember who, somebody sound off with it.

CPR is offering a mirrored version.

#246 3 months ago
Quoted from Ballypalooza:

I wish they would remake this apron. They shut the remakes down too soon. Anyone want to put up a pic of a real nice one? AND..... I’m looking for a real nice glass if anybody has or knows of one. Thx

I have the backglass you need, shot you a PM.

Quoted from Chalkey:

Some other company is making the backglass with bee-yoo-tiful mirroring. I cant remember who, somebody sound off with it.

That is Coos in the Netherlands.
http://www.coos.net/bingo_e/backglasses.html

#247 3 months ago
Quoted from Ballypalooza:

I don’t think the apron is supposed to be blue. It should be the purple under your apron card area.

Yeah, I looked at mine again and see that there are some areas where it blends back into the purple. I haven't taken off the apron to see the underside, but I would bet that it's the same purple. Still, nearly every picture that is posted of this game shows the powder blue color.

Even if someone would make the colored decals, then at least the original aprons can be sanded, repainted, and new decals put on...

#248 3 months ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

Yeah, I looked at mine again and see that there are some areas where it blends back into the purple. I haven't taken off the apron to see the underside, but I would bet that it's the same purple. Still, nearly every picture that is posted of this game shows the powder blue color.
Even if someone would make the colored decals, then at least the original aprons can be sanded, repainted, and new decals put on...

This is what I have. It’s better than average, but needs some work to be finished.

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#249 3 months ago
Quoted from Ballypalooza:

This is what I have. It’s better than average, but needs some work to be finished.
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Mine is way more faded than that.

#250 3 months ago
Quoted from Ballypalooza:

This is what I have. It’s better than average, but needs some work to be finished.
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Looks great compared to everything else I've seen!

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