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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Owner's Club- ideas & info


By blondetall

6 years ago



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#51 6 years ago

My Frank mod....bought the model off ebay, already assembled and painted, then ran a couple led spots to the top...pictures are really crap, but it does look good...my next one is the display to color...looking at some more leds to add, the playfield is a bit dark and want to be able to leave the room light off when I play.

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#52 6 years ago

Wow that looks so cool 1452spunky. I might have to get me one of those haha

#53 6 years ago

I'm glad to see some interest in this game also. It's one of my favorites. All my machines have NO led's. Because this game is a bit dark I added another small light to the playfeild. Led's would probably help as well. I feel I need to start buying some and adding them to all my games. Should there be a standard type to purchase or are all of them pretty much the same. I want to buy large quantities of each bulb to make it cheaper and stay away from the kits. I have 7 games to convert. Does this seem like a good idea? I know nothing about them. How about the flashers as well. What do you use for those places?

#54 6 years ago

Check out cometpinball.com for bulk bulbs. Art is the owner, and is on Pinside as Oldpinguy. He knows a ton about the bulbs and has many specialty bulbs as well as plug/play LED strip kits that I have used on a few of my games to light up the playfield. He is always willing to help and answer questions too. I use his OpMax in the spotlight for my monster to light him up nicely.

#55 6 years ago

Thanks that is where I have been looking to buy. So I am on the right trail. Also that multiball fix has been written up pretty well as to the fix for the problem. Follow this link. http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/testing-de-ball-trough-switches

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#56 6 years ago

Here's a few pics of Frankenstein that I shopped out and installed LED lighting, new rubber, superbands and Cliffys. Waiting for the mirror blades and Comet LED bumper rings and that will complete this beautiful game. Used incandescent lighting at the bottom of the playfield for the slings and flipper area to keep the lighting warm like the orange fire in the artwork. Added two spotlights to give the middle of the playfield much needed light too and the bumper rings will give the bumper orbit area some brightness.

Then the playfield starts to get cooler with LED lighting and gets the coldest blue and white at the top since the Ice Cave, North Pole and snow/ice plastic is around the monster. Looks super!

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#57 6 years ago

Forgot to mention the new target decals, which should be added to every Frankenstein. Having 12 blank, white, standup targets made the playfield look unfinished. The new decals add color and really completes and improves the playfield.

#58 6 years ago
Quoted from PoMC:

Forgot to mention the new target decals, which should be added to every Frankenstein. Having 12 blank, white, standup targets made the playfield look unfinished. The new decals add color and really completes and improves the playfield.

Wow your machine is so bright. I love how its all blue then orange down the bottom by the fire artwork and the orange flipper rubbers.

Great job.

What leds have you use in the back area?

#59 6 years ago

Also used a clear superband for the upper flipper to give it an ice look. I call it the ice flipper now.

I used a strip of blue and white 12v automotive LEDs and tapped into the unused 12v on the connector in the front of the cabinet near the volume control.

Was originally thinking red or orange, but then I tried these lights that I was going to use on my Star Wars. Best decision to use these blue and white LEDs instead. The way the light sparkles and reflects through the layers of ramps and illuminates the monster is beautiful.

Looking forward to seeing the mirror blades, which originally I was thinking going with gold, but now it will be regular mirrors. They will enhance the lighting even more. Going to be sad seeing this game going back to its owner when I'm finished. But then it's on to Star Wars and No Fear.

#60 6 years ago

...and a subwoofer is a MUST for this rocking soundtrack. Night and day difference when turning the sub off and on.

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#61 6 years ago

Yea I put a sub in mine recently and man it ROCKS. I love when someone walks up to the machine unsuspectingly and presses start to get this loud and bassy FRANKENSTEIN!!!!
Im going to blue and white mine up to now, as soon as I find time....

#62 6 years ago

I scored one of the $79 Polk subs last week. Haven't opened it yet, but since we've got one dual hooked to Spiderman/Stargate and one dual hooked to LAH/JP, I think this one is going to be for Frankenstein (and eventually hopefully Predator.) Good thing it's just the 2 of us in the house and no close neighbors.

#63 6 years ago

I just got one as well and I'm getting ready to hook it up with Frankenstein and LOTR. Looking forward to hearing it! Also just recently did my backglass the way yours was in an earlier post and it looks great. About to put in some blue ice as well, probably won't start out with as much as PoMC has in above but will build up to it if I like it.

The more I play Frankenstein the more I love the game.

#64 6 years ago

Where are you guys ordering the target decals from? And what are some recent purchase prices on this pin?

#66 6 years ago

Frank is finished. I installed the mirror blades yesterday, added white LED strips behind the flippers to illuminate that area better which also gives great lightning effects, and installed the Comet bumper LED rings. Oh, also wired up the eyes in the Frankenstein topper to the backbox GI.

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#67 6 years ago

This site sucks with screwing up rotated photos. Screw it, ain't wasting the time to mess with them.

#68 6 years ago
Quoted from PoMC:

This site sucks with screwing up rotated photos. Screw it, ain't wasting the time to mess with them.

The game still looks great sideways

I put the blue GI's around frankenstein and I like it. May try to put in a few more. It looks like you have blue and white LED strips in the back of the playfield?

Going to try the bumper rings and white LED strip behind the flippers in mine. Thanks for posting pics!

#69 6 years ago

Here's a before and after.

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#70 6 years ago

Hey im thinking of selling my MSF and want to know what its work. I thought $2500NZD ($1937USD) would be good but on ebay two machines are on for $5187NZD ($3995 USD) each. What you guys think?

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#71 5 years ago

Does anyone have a copy of the MSF manual and schematic for sale or loan? The one at IPDB is really hard to read. If I can get a loaner I will do a high quality scan and return it. If I can get a copy I would gladly send up an updated (and clearer) version to IPDB.

#72 5 years ago

MSF is one of the most underrated and under priced DMD pins around. I'm glad I got a good one before everyone finds out what they're missing.

#73 5 years ago

GRRR.... I was going through all of the flasher sockets looking for the short and something else shorted and now I have no display and the machine seems mostly dead. Replaced one fuse, I guess I will wait until I get a manual.

#74 5 years ago

Those machines on ebay will never sell at those prices. Those are "email me and we can work out a sale" classified ads using ebay as the ad media.

I think $1800-2000 is probably the average (paid 1800 for mine about 6 months ago).

It is a great game, but it is also a Sega (which I love, because they sell for less! Lol).

#75 5 years ago

I need a new sarcophagus plastic (the one that hangs out over the sarcophagus hole). Anyone willing to sell one please send me a pm.

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#76 5 years ago

Does anybody know how to change the lightbulb inside the start button? I tired to open up the button yesterday, and then chickened out for fear of messing up the switch that is also attached. The switch, is attached to a sleeve of white plastic, that goes inside a tube of black plastic, which is then attached to the cabinet a plastic nut. I tried pulling on the white plastic and switch but to no avail. I"m afraid to pull harder unless someone is sure that's what I need to do.

Thanks.

#77 5 years ago

Only had this for a week now but I can't get enough. What a great pin, unfortunately I'm starting to have issues where it doesn't recognize when a ball is drained from time to time

#78 5 years ago
Quoted from boneman91:

Does anybody know how to change the lightbulb inside the start button? I tired to open up the button yesterday, and then chickened out for fear of messing up the switch that is also attached. The switch, is attached to a sleeve of white plastic, that goes inside a tube of black plastic, which is then attached to the cabinet a plastic nut. I tried pulling on the white plastic and switch but to no avail. I"m afraid to pull harder unless someone is sure that's what I need to do.
Thanks.

Yup, pull harder on that white sleeve the switch is attached to.

#79 5 years ago

I found a great pinsider that borrowed me his manual. I have scanned it. If anyone would like a copy let me know and i will send you the link. I have a huge version (260mb) and a smaller (46mb) version.

#80 5 years ago
Quoted from GL_Pinguy:

I found a great pinsider that borrowed me his manual. I have scanned it. If anyone would like a copy let me know and i will send you the link. I have a huge version (260mb) and a smaller (46mb) version.

You can usually find manuals on ipdb.org

Not trying to deflate your efforts, but just to save you time in the future.

http://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?any=frankenstein&search=Search+Database&searchtype=quick#947

#81 5 years ago
Quoted from DocRotCod:

You can usually find manuals on ipdb.org
Not trying to deflate your efforts, but just to save you time in the future.
http://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?any=Frankenstein&search=Search+Database&searchtype=quick#947

Huh weird...it cut my link off

#82 5 years ago
Quoted from DocRotCod:

You can usually find manuals on ipdb.org
Not trying to deflate your efforts, but just to save you time in the future.
http://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?any=Frankenstein&search=Search+Database&searchtype=quick#947

I already tried to use that one. The MSF manual that is there is a really poor copy, that is why I went hunting for a copy to scan for myself.

#83 5 years ago
Quoted from GL_Pinguy:

I found a great pinsider that borrowed me his manual. I have scanned it. If anyone would like a copy let me know and i will send you the link. I have a huge version (260mb) and a smaller (46mb) version.

PM send....Greatly appreciated!

#84 5 years ago
Quoted from algrande:

PM send....Greatly appreciated!

I'm the one who loaned the manual for him to copy. He did a GREAT job!
Mike in Kentucky

#85 5 years ago

Actually it was Jay from IPDB that applied the OCR to the manual. He said it should be available tomorrow.

Quoted from Pintucky:

I'm the one who loaned the manual for him to copy. He did a GREAT job!
Mike in Kentucky

Thanks again Mike for the loan, you manual should on it way back to you on Monday after I reassemble it.

#86 5 years ago

PoMC,
Do I have to rotate that white plastic, or just pull on the mother?

Thanks

#87 5 years ago

Just pull on it straight out. The switch in my bay watch was a bitch and I too was wondering how the hell it came out. Just brute force straight out. Last week I changed the start button on no fear and it took much less force to pull it out.

#88 5 years ago

PoMC,
Okay thanks. Tonight it's do or die!!!

#89 5 years ago

Watch your knuckles when the switch finally comes out. You'll likely hit your hand on something when it does.

#90 5 years ago

PoMC, I got the dang thing out. Had to pry it with a screwdriver it was so tight. Unfortunately an LED bulb was too long to let the pushbutton function, so had to replace with a standard 555. Toughest thing was to get the switch back in so that it stayed. Had to brute force that a bit too. Works peachy now! Thanks for your insight. Glad I didn't "turn it a quarter turn clockwise" like my buddy advised.....

#91 5 years ago

My Frankie is finally done!!! (Except for the head servo rewiring.....) I'm very pleased with it. Turned a dinghy, weak-flippered space occupier into a fast paced game with long ball times possible, lots to shoot at, and an AWESOME SOUND TRACK!!!! (I have to yell, the volume's up all the way!) Next up will be working on some custom mods and lighting schemes.....once the fam gets tired of playing this awesome game! Thanks for everybody's input.

#92 5 years ago

Add an external subwoofer and the music is pumping!

#93 5 years ago

Had one of those "DUH!" moments. I'd been playing my Frankie for over two hours when the wife comes home. So I show off the refurbished Frankie to her, and she is suitably impressed with the LED's, flashing lights, and awesome sound. Then she says, "Did you buy new flippers? They look awfully white."

I look and sure enough they are "awfully white"..............cause I forgot to put the blasted flipper rubbers on!

#94 5 years ago

hahaha! nice!

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#95 5 years ago

Hey guys, sad to say I am no longer part of this club as I mentioned a few posts up, I was going to sell my MSF and yes it did sell. I got $4000 NZD which is $3042.72 USD. So dont under sell this great machine. I had done alot of cleaning and put an LED strip at the back which looked SO GOOD! Anyway guys love this game

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#97 5 years ago

Hi Everybody;

Cliff R. was kind enough to design a protector for my Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Ice Cave Saucer, which was getting pretty chewed up.
(He already had protectors available for the Geneva and Sarcophagus Holes.)

I've attached pics showing the installation. I think it looks and plays great.

I'm sure that they are not yet available from parts sellers. But I bet if you contact Cliff through his website (www.passionforpinball.com), he will be able to hook you up.

- Mark Shaker

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#98 5 years ago

I have found online someone who has installed a shaker motor setup into their MSF. Has anyone on here successfully installed a shaker motor setup in their MSF? I have an entire setup, just don't know where to tie into the wiring harness.

Please help!

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#99 5 years ago

fun game!

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#100 5 years ago

I'm looking for some detailed teardown /assembly pics - if anyone has them and can send me a link I would appreciate it. Currently shopping this game out, and I am very impressed with the quality & gameplay.

My narrow plastic with the frankenstein eyes seems to be rivited upside down. Wondering about that and some various star post / narrow post choices along with a rubber configuration or two.

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