Quoted from Roostking:
Aurich made an initial run of 30 custom hammers that have leather, chrome spikes etc. Really cool, but very time consuming it appears. He was kicking around the idea of making a larger run of less intricate of custom hammers, but the I believe Alien came around and the hammer was put in the back burner.
I actually sculpted a master for a more 'mass produced' run of resin cast hammers, and had a friend working on how to do it, but it's a little tricky because of the nature of the hollow tubes inside necessary to make it work. He was busy, I was busy, it kept getting put off, and eventually it sort of fizzled. He did build a cool little rotocast jig for it, I have a video somewhere he sent me of it spinning.
I started a new mod, unrelated to the hammer, the one I was teasing earlier, but yeah, as you said, Alien came around. Not only did that suck up my pinball time, but when it turned into such a shit show it basically sidelined a lot of my enthusiasm and creative energy for pinball. I got into a funk, really didn't get traction on anything for a while. Why you haven't seen any new mods from me in ages.
Trying to get my mojo back!