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"Morning MU/TH/UR" Pinball Brothers Alien Remake Owners Club

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“What are you in on an SE or LV?”

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#5251 3 months ago

One thing about the translite is that as he mentioned it is like Space Invaders, or Xenon. So I understand 'how' it was done. The question would be how to get the image on the (I assume plexiglass?). But my overall point is, you could really put any image on there you wanted to if you did it yourself. The idea itself is pretty cool and honestly, I can't believe no one has done this before (on their own).

Making me wonder about doing something similar for Funhouse 2.0.....

#5252 3 months ago

For sure go for it. It started with Stranger things for me and I have also done some versions for Creature, T2, Tom and others but am not interetsed in selling them or doing more. for the Bally Williams titles.

For Funhouse I had the 3d one from Pinball Dreams which was excellent. Along with AFM, Bop they are perfect imo. MM and Wh20 didnt look good in the 3d version imo.

#5253 3 months ago

Can you show exactly what your package would include please? The translite pieces, apron, and coin door panel has all the artwork we just need to supply the LED’s? Thanks for clarifying. I’ll be dropping you an email to get on the list.

#5254 3 months ago
Quoted from Audioenslaved:

I’ve noticed that you don’t really shoot the outsides of the game too often, the upper ramp even less so and the shot on the right that feeds back to the right flipper. One thing that annoys me about games is one that doesn’t make use of the entire playfield often. Am I correct in my statement?

I don’t think that’s correct. We tried to make every shot in the game be important. All the shots you mentioned are used in various modes and multiballs — preferably in ways that make sense thematically. Additionally, those shots are valuable for:

Orbits: Feed the L-V lanes (bonus X, potential extra ball), feed pops (destroy eggs), feed upper flipper for ramp and Vent 3 shots.

Upper ramp: lock balls for Hypersleep MB, spot letters toward Drop Ship, lights left outlane Revive.

Vent 2 (right side mini loop): advances towards Mother Mystery.

Unique flow shots also award combos, which can be quite valuable in their own right.

#5255 3 months ago
Quoted from Deadpin:

Got a response from Melissa yesterday looks like I am #231... going to be a while!
4/23 Waiting list
10/2 deposit

Ahh good to know! I was within days of you on both the waiting list and deposit, so I'm probably not far off from 231.

#5256 3 months ago

Not very often my better half plays pinball!

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#5257 3 months ago
Quoted from Deadpin:

Got a response from Melissa yesterday looks like I am #231... going to be a while!
4/23 Waiting list
10/2 deposit

My 1k deposit for Lv was also on 10-2, So that's good to know. Waiting for final payment request.

#5258 3 months ago
Quoted from KJS:

Not very often my better half plays pinball![quoted image]

I think the new translite swayed her over to play !!

#5259 3 months ago

The beacon and apron set and KJS translite.

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#5260 3 months ago

Really been enjoying this pin since getting her all dialed in.... I am getting better at play but still cannot top my 324MM GC score, but hey that is the fun of it right, trying? I know that not everyone mods thier pins, but I do and i wanted to share my progress so far.

Custom Rules/Gameplay cards
Vintomens tracker mod
Alien start and embryo launch button
Nostromo plaque on coin door
Warning plaques around coin returns
Airlock mod
I placed a small set of over the playfield back board so the art is more visible. I play in dark room.
Open Egg on 1 Pop
Behind backbox and under machine ground effects lighting
I custom painted the xeno with super wet look hi gloss finish.. pictures are shit, but i think it looks better then stock.

I am waiting the Custom Apron and Beacons and alternate 3d translite.

This hobby is almost as bad as customizing a Harley... crazy. But I am a happy camper for sure.

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#5261 3 months ago

Really been enjoying this pin since getting her all dialed in.... I am getting better at play but still cannot top my 324MM GC score, but hey that is the fun of it right, trying? I know that not everyone mods thier pins, but I do and i wanted to share my progress so far.

Custom Rules/Gameplay cards
Vintomens tracker mod
Alien start and embryo launch button
Nostromo plaque on coin door
Warning plaques around coin returns
Airlock mod
I placed a small set of over the playfield back board so the art is more visible. I play in dark room.
Open Egg on 1 Pop
Behind backbox and under machine ground effects lighting
Black Mirror blades... i used the ones for Stern Machines as Cato stated they were the closest in fit.
I custom painted the xeno with super wet look hi gloss finish.. pictures are shit, but i think it looks better then stock.

I am waiting the Custom Apron and Beacons and alternate 3d translite.

This hobby is almost as bad as customizing a Harley... crazy. But I am a happy camper for sure.

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#5262 3 months ago
Quoted from Baggerman:

Really been enjoying this pin since getting her all dialed in.... I am getting better at play but still cannot top my 324MM GC score, but hey that is the fun of it right, trying? I know that not everyone mods thier pins, but I do and i wanted to share my progress so far.
Custom Rules/Gameplay cards
Vintomens tracker mod
Alien start and embryo launch button
Nostromo plaque on coin door
Warning plaques around coin returns
Airlock mod
I placed a small set of over the playfield back board so the art is more visible. I play in dark room.
Open Egg on 1 Pop
Behind backbox and under machine ground effects lighting
Black Mirror blades... i used the ones for Stern Machines as Cato stated they were the closest in fit.
I custom painted the xeno with super wet look hi gloss finish.. pictures are shit, but i think it looks better then stock.
I am waiting the Custom Apron and Beacons and alternate 3d translite.
This hobby is almost as bad as customizing a Harley... crazy. But I am a happy camper for sure.
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AWESOME STUFF!!!!!

popped over here from the apron thread and saw what I wanted to see.

I wonder if Lior one day will appear and do something for us....Hmmm. That dude is off the scale talented.

Do you know his work??

#5263 3 months ago

I did this with the open pop..it moves when the bumper activates ( for clarity..just from momentum).

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#5264 3 months ago

Never mind should have done a search first through the thread Looks like Stern type mirror blades are the way to go judging by previous comments.

#5265 3 months ago

My latest mod.

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#5266 3 months ago
Quoted from EightBallTexas:

AWESOME STUFF!!!!!
popped over here from the apron thread and saw what I wanted to see.
I wonder if Lior one day will appear and do something for us....Hmmm. That dude is off the scale talented.
Do you know his work??

I have seen and YESSS we need him to "get creative"!!

#5267 3 months ago
Quoted from Mageek:

My latest mod.
[quoted image][quoted image]

Lots of 3d printed goodness on this pin.. loving it.. Pilot, hypersleep chamber.. a few others i cant make out, the airlock. that topper! NICE.. loving the creativity!

#5268 3 months ago
Quoted from Zablon:

I did this with the open pop..it moves when the bumper activates ( for clarity..just from momentum). [quoted image][quoted image]

Curious.. to make the hugger jump.. you dilled through the cap and connected the hugger to the pop mechanism? Might have to "swoop" this one!!!

#5269 3 months ago
Quoted from Baggerman:

Curious.. to make the hugger jump.. you dilled through the cap and connected the hugger to the pop mechanism? Might have to "swoop" this one!!!

No, it just sits on top and the tail tucks into that back dip, and so when the pop goes, it causes the facehugger to move around a bit. I have considered doing like what you say, but honestly been too lazy to bother.

#5270 3 months ago
Quoted from Baggerman:

Really been enjoying this pin since getting her all dialed in.... I am getting better at play but still cannot top my 324MM GC score, but hey that is the fun of it right, trying? I know that not everyone mods thier pins, but I do and i wanted to share my progress so far.
Custom Rules/Gameplay cards
Vintomens tracker mod
Alien start and embryo launch button
Nostromo plaque on coin door
Warning plaques around coin returns
Airlock mod
I placed a small set of over the playfield back board so the art is more visible. I play in dark room.
Open Egg on 1 Pop
Behind backbox and under machine ground effects lighting
Black Mirror blades... i used the ones for Stern Machines as Cato stated they were the closest in fit.
I custom painted the xeno with super wet look hi gloss finish.. pictures are shit, but i think it looks better then stock.
I am waiting the Custom Apron and Beacons and alternate 3d translite.
This hobby is almost as bad as customizing a Harley... crazy. But I am a happy camper for sure.
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Appreciate this! Where is open egg from (to purchase) or is that from old Highway days?

#5271 3 months ago
Quoted from moat-pin:

Appreciate this! Where is open egg from (to purchase) or is that from old Highway days?

Cointaker.com has the open egg tops, as well as Backalley creations.

#5272 3 months ago
Quoted from Zablon:

No, it just sits on top and the tail tucks into that back dip, and so when the pop goes, it causes the facehugger to move around a bit. I have considered doing like what you say, but honestly been too lazy to bother.

Quoted from Zablon:

No, it just sits on top and the tail tucks into that back dip, and so when the pop goes, it causes the facehugger to move around a bit. I have considered doing like what you say, but honestly been too lazy to bother.

OMG so simple... you know i gotta try this.

#5273 3 months ago

I love it when a plan comes together!!!!

#5274 3 months ago
Quoted from Zablon:

No, it just sits on top and the tail tucks into that back dip, and so when the pop goes, it causes the facehugger to move around a bit. I have considered doing like what you say, but honestly been too lazy to bother.

Great idea! Add a spring like sparky's head from Metallica?.. Might get some pretty decent shakes with that. Maybe hot glue or JB weld if you don't want to screw into it.

#5275 3 months ago

One thing I noticed is my factory eggs don't really have any black wash on them, and the open one does, so they don't exactly match. Looking at others that have posted, theirs do have the black wash.

#5276 3 months ago

Hi. Are there artblades available for the PB SV? Couldn´t find any so far.

Thank you...

#5277 3 months ago
Quoted from O-from-DO:

Hi. Are there artblades available for the PB SV? Couldn´t find any so far.
Thank you...

This guy here on Fbook can manufacture and he is based in France. https://www.facebook.com/custompinball/ I have a set i am not using but shipping to EU is going to be expensive, hence the refrerral. Just PM this guy.

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#5278 3 months ago

Love how you guys are all modding your Aliens.

Your pins looking so great.

Here, what I did with my PB Alien.......

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#5279 3 months ago
Quoted from Slapfighter:

Love how you guys are all modding your Aliens.
Your pins looking so great.
Here, what I did with my PB Alien.......[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Looking sweet!!! You know i gotta ask about that Hypersleep chamber mod... where did you get or did you print? I want one, i want to light it up!

#5280 3 months ago
Quoted from Baggerman:

Looking sweet!!! You know i gotta ask about that Hypersleep chamber mod... where did you get or did you print? I want one, i want to light it up!

Got it from Mageek, great guy

#5281 3 months ago

Thanks Slapfighter Your Machine is looking Great!.

Everyone, Don't forget about Mr_Tantrum Apron Cards.... I hate the ones that come with.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinball-brothers-alien-remake-owners-club/page/34#post-6398253

#5282 3 months ago

Hi all. I did a massive day yesterday and got my translite, apron, door mods printed and will be posting ( shipping) off today to all of you who have contacted me by email and confirmed. I have had alot of mixed messages like...yeah I want one, maybe get back to me etc. Classic pinballers!

I am only following up on people who have emailed me, confirmed what they wanted and provided full addreess and phone number details.

Too be honest with the work, upfront costs and time involved I wont be doing these indefinately. Maybe another 1 or 2 small batches and then I will be on to my new projects...

Thankyou
Kurt

#5283 3 months ago
Quoted from KJS:

Hi all. I did a massive day yesterday and got my translite, apron, door mods printed and will be posting ( shipping) off today to all of you who have contacted me by email and confirmed. I have had alot of mixed messages like...yeah I want one, maybe get back to me etc. Classic pinballers!
I am only following up on people who have emailed me, confirmed what they wanted and provided full addreess and phone number details.
Too be honest with the work, upfront costs and time involved I wont be doing these indefinately. Maybe another 1 or 2 small batches and then I will be on to my new projects...
Thankyou
Kurt

Does anyone know prices of these mods? Ball park price before I pester the creator.

#5284 3 months ago
Quoted from Mageek:

My latest mod.
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The topper is so badass!!! Where did you find the base? Good job!

#5285 3 months ago
Quoted from calprog:

The topper is so badass!!! Where did you find the base? Good job!

Thanks! I made the base from scratch based on some pics. The grate is printed in 3 sections, the base in 2 + the little add on tanks and such with vinyl lettering cutout using a Cameo. The Xeno is from Thingaverse printed in pieces at 145%.

#5286 3 months ago

Does anyone have any contact info for PB? Still no word on delivery and I'd like to do some further research as I'm not getting much info.

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#5287 3 months ago

Moderator if you find value in this post please pin or make sticky to the top... just in case anyone needs these.

Knowing that the Pbros parts list is unique i reached out to Cato and Factory for guidance on basic machine replacement items for routine type maintenance. Here is the listing I received from Pbros.

Flipper mech. parts.:
Bushings.: https://www.pinballlife.com/williamsbally-nylon-flipper-bushing.html?Category_Code=
Left Crank “Linkage”: https://www.pinballlife.com/williamsbally-left-flipper-plunger-and-crank-assembly-old-style.html?Category_Code=
Right Crank "Linkage": https://www.pinballlife.com/williamsbally-right-flipper-plunger-and-crank-assembly-old-style.html
Stop Coil bracket (ask for best quality, make sure it's 90 degrees): https://www.pinballlife.com/williamsbally-flipper-coil-stop-a-12390.html
Springs: https://www.pinballlife.com/segastern-flipper-extension-spring.html
Flipper leaf switch: https://www.pinballlife.com/stern-flipper-leaf-switch-single-contact.html

And flipper rubbers installed on the Alien are Polyurethane. (this explains the super stickiness i am seeing.. i may change up to silicone tbh.)

#5288 3 months ago
Quoted from cpr9999:

Does anyone know prices of these mods? Ball park price before I pester the creator.

He's a cool down to earth guy, I got one, just email him. They are reasonably priced.

#5289 3 months ago
Quoted from Baggerman:

Moderator if you find value in this post please pin or make sticky to the top... just in case anyone needs these.
Knowing that the Pbros parts list is unique i reached out to Cato and Factory for guidance on basic machine replacement items for routine type maintenance. Here is the listing I received from Pbros.
Flipper mech. parts.:
Bushings.: https://www.pinballlife.com/williamsbally-nylon-flipper-bushing.html?Category_Code=
Left Crank “Linkage”: https://www.pinballlife.com/williamsbally-left-flipper-plunger-and-crank-assembly-old-style.html?Category_Code=
Right Crank "Linkage": https://www.pinballlife.com/williamsbally-right-flipper-plunger-and-crank-assembly-old-style.html
Stop Coil bracket (ask for best quality, make sure it's 90 degrees): https://www.pinballlife.com/williamsbally-flipper-coil-stop-a-12390.html
Springs: https://www.pinballlife.com/segastern-flipper-extension-spring.html
Flipper leaf switch: https://www.pinballlife.com/stern-flipper-leaf-switch-single-contact.html
And flipper rubbers installed on the Alien are Polyurethane. (this explains the super stickiness i am seeing.. i may change up to silicone tbh.)

That’s helpful thanks.

Anyone aware of where to buy extra pcb boards or whatever is underneath the pf? For back up purposes, might not be a bad idea to get.

#5290 3 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

That’s helpful thanks.
Anyone aware of where to buy extra pcb boards or whatever is underneath the pf? For back up purposes, might not be a bad idea to get.

They're all custom, you'd need to convince pb/Cato to sell you some

#5291 3 months ago

cpr9999

I missed it in the previous page too. $420AUD for the kit + $100AUD shipping + optional extra insurance. $370AUD if you only want the back box part. Install looks a little scary, but the results are going to be worth it. (I've never spliced power wires before.)

Someday when I get my game this will be great.

#5292 3 months ago
Quoted from Baggerman:

Cointaker.com has the open egg tops, as well as Backalley creations.

Thanks. And thanks everyone for all the mod sharing. It started off I’d get a new mod every month for the game that one day will be delivered. Ever since I heard mine “may” be on a boat- I’ve noticed I need to buy a new Alien mod always weekly to fight the craving. Def never ever owned this many mods before owning a pin before. My hope is I get the game before the total $ in mods purchased equals the $ paid for the game.

#5293 3 months ago

oddly, this game I will have spent more on mods than any other game I own. I don't typically get mods.

#5294 3 months ago
Quoted from moat-pin:

Thanks. And thanks everyone for all the mod sharing. It started off I’d get a new mod every month for the game that one day will be delivered. Ever since I heard mine “may” be on a boat- I’ve noticed I need to buy a new Alien mod always weekly to fight the craving. Def never ever owned this many mods before owning a pin before. My hope is I get the game before the total $ in mods purchased equals the $ paid for the game.

same here.. i still have some i have not installed. I have a set of art blades from France and plastic protectors sitting right now. I am going to do plastic protecotrs this weekend, but i went with black mirror blades so i dont have a use for the art ones.. LOL.. F it. you only live once.

#5295 3 months ago

Hi fellow Alien lovers

Ok I got 5 more sets fabricated and printed of my mods. Translite panels, Apron panel, Coin door panel

I'm not doing anymore till I get some feedback from people to make sure everyone is happy when they receive them in 2-3weeks. It's quite a mission to coordinate it all.

So once these last 5 are gone, if anyone contacts me I'll just ask to wait for a few weeks to see the feedback.
I am not running a wait list.

Really busy with my Jaws project which is 99% done now.

cheers
Kurt

#5296 3 months ago
Quoted from Baggerman:

i went with black mirror blades so i dont have a use for the art ones

May I ask where you got these? Thx!

#5297 3 months ago

Has anyone added a light strip to the back box? I would like to add some more lighting there. If someone already has with good results, I’d love to see what you did.

#5298 3 months ago

I think Baggerman has? It was back a few pages.

Currently working on a custom back-lit backboard and it is looking great! Pics soon.

#5299 3 months ago
Quoted from henning:

May I ask where you got these? Thx!

pinball decals . com had them.. 249. or so.

#5300 3 months ago
Quoted from chubtoad13:

Has anyone added a light strip to the back box? I would like to add some more lighting there. If someone already has with good results, I’d love to see what you did.

i added a small led strip to backboard of playfield.. actually over that area. set it to deep blue color and dimmed it down.. Knowing what i do now about them, you shoudl get some diffuser channel to deaden the glare of individual leds on playfield. May work better.. that is next on my list.
see post 5261 for the images.

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