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Pinball Magic shop out FINISHED! (sort of)


By SilverUnicorn

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

Not sure if anyone follows my shop out threads. I am not a high end restoration person. I am a normal guy that likes to make my games as nice as I can with what I have available. That take me lots of time, but usually come out well, so I like to document in case others are wanting to do their machines.

That said, I present to you.....Pinball Magic shop out. First in a multi part photo blog, LOL.

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#2 3 years ago

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#3 3 years ago

I'm watching.

I like to watch.

#4 3 years ago

More:

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#5 3 years ago

That's all for now. This will likely be harder than Airborne was from my findings so far. This thing is quite the puzzle. And I have only done the easy stuff do far

Chris

#6 3 years ago

Get a good close-up of the crowd in front of the pop bumper.

#8 3 years ago

Thanks for sharing. Consider me a follower.

#9 3 years ago

This is pretty interesting. I never had much interest in Pinball Magic but the art seems really neat. It so weird to think Capcom used to make pinball machines. I wonder what got them into it. They're a Japanese company and as far as I know, pinball isn't real big over there.

#10 3 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

This is pretty interesting. I never had much interest in Pinball Magic but the art seems really neat. It so weird to think Capcom used to make pinball machines. I wonder what got them into it. They're a Japanese company and as far as I know, pinball isn't real big over there.

Not sure how they got into the game so to speak, but their games are great! At least in my opinion

Chris

#11 3 years ago
Quoted from cody_chunn:

Get a good close-up of the crowd in front of the pop bumper.

Per request I also like the art on the top of the stage assembly

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#12 3 years ago

Ivan bought a Pinball Magic to the York Show last year - I thought it was a great game and judging by the constant attention it got most people agreed. Best of luck with your work on it!

-Rob
-visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my Pinball 2000 H+V video sync combiner

#13 3 years ago

What's going on here?

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#14 3 years ago
Quoted from cody_chunn:

What's going on here?
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art imitating life?

Also to the OP, are your inserts level? I found once I removed the mylar mine needed to be re-glued. You could push them out with one finger so be careful.

#15 3 years ago

Well that's a good question Dung. They appear to be level, but now I am worried! LOL.

Chris

#16 3 years ago

I just recently did mine. Wish I had nice pics like this to help me put the jigsaw puzzle back together!

I love all the little easter eggs hidden in the artwork of this game, and the guy pooping swords cracks me up!

#17 3 years ago
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

That's all for now. This will likely be harder than Airborne was from my findings so far. This thing is quite the puzzle. And I have only done the easy stuff do far
Chris

Best of luck Chris and feel free to contact me if you need help. If you remember I did a shop out of one earlier this year and it was THE MOST difficult jigsaw puzzle of a game to do that I have ever done. There are some screws and parts that due to the design I have no idea how they ever got them assembled as I was having to remove things in multiple stages...I think you will see what I mean when you get deep into the back of the machine. No Simple way to take it apart or put it back together. I still have all of the pictures if you miss any documentation. GOOD LUCK I am sure it will look amazing when you are done with it!

#18 3 years ago

Just take pics. This game is not that hard to work on. Access is easy. The only thing I hated was adjusting the switch for the stage elevator. Was not fun to get to once it was back together.

#19 3 years ago
Quoted from dung:

Just take pics. This game is not that hard to work on. Access is easy. The only thing I hated was adjusting the switch for the stage elevator. Was not fun to get to once it was back together.

Yup, that one and the ramp switch are annoying.

#20 3 years ago

Oh great, I can't wait to get to those. LOL

Chris

#21 3 years ago

So one question I got a lot on the Airborne and Breakshot shop outs is: "How do you get to the back of the playfield?"

Well With Pinball Magic, I used the same method. It's pretty hard to explain, but I will try. You need to insure you're not going to break anything (I removed the drop target assembly on Pinball Magic).
All you need to do is remove the balls and pivot playfield to the upright service position. Then lift the playfield up and tilt it out. On all 3 of my machines, the metal "nubs" lines up with the lock bar receiver. You MUST support the front of the playfield. See pics and it shoud make more sense.

If someone needs more detailed explanation, I can try to take a video. This is the only real way I have found to get to all the stuff mounted in the back.

Chris

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#22 3 years ago

And the dis-assembly continues - Gotta love the hacks

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#23 3 years ago

Some more....

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#24 3 years ago

I don't know what you paid for that game. It was worth it. You got a free razor blade.

I look forward to your project. Can't wait to see the results.

LTG : )

#25 3 years ago

LOL Lloyd! You always make me smile

It was certainly the most crazy thing I have ever seen in a game to make it work.

Chris

#26 3 years ago

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#27 3 years ago

Topside is almost clear. Then I can consider removing the mylar. Not sure if it is a good idea though. Some of the center inserts seem low, and I'm not sure that is a project I want to tackle with my skill levels.

Chris

#28 3 years ago

amazing looking pin, the top like WWE

#29 3 years ago
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

And the dis-assembly continues - Gotta love the hacks

I've shopped my PM, and currently shopping another one right now. Which means plus yours, every PM I've seen that needed to be shopped has had a drywall screw in it somewhere

#30 3 years ago

Hahahaha, that's awesome. Well, not awesome really, but....well, you know.

Ant tips from someone that has already done it? I am wanting to pull the mylar, but I an concerned about some of the inserts as they seem a little low, and someone previously mentioned they had issues with theirs.

Thanks!
Chris

#31 3 years ago
Quoted from rkahr:

Ivan bought a Pinball Magic to the York Show last year - I thought it was a great game and judging by the constant attention it got most people agreed. Best of luck with your work on it!
-Rob

I bought my machine from Ivan, so it is probably the same one

Chris

#32 3 years ago

Not too terrible of a game to shop. I had 2 machines that I had to make 1 nice and 1 decent game. One came fully assembled ready to shop and the other every screw was removed from bottom of playfield and everything was dangling. PM is a decent game lots of cool features.

#33 3 years ago

And then....sadness. This is the point where I want to smash everything with a sledgehammer. I decided that since I had great success with the other 2 Capcom machines, I would indeed remove the mylar. This game, not so good........Time to walk away for a bit.

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#34 3 years ago

Hey, if you have the pieces like the "M" you can glue them back down...or something.

I guess my mylar is never coming up, and it has a scab in front of the genie bottle kickout right over the shaman's head

sorry, dude

#35 3 years ago

I even went really slow too. I didn't even see it until I was done Sigh. Breakshot and Airborne went so well.

I am really beside myself at the moment.

Chris

#36 3 years ago
Quoted from cody_chunn:

Hey, if you have the pieces like the "M" you can glue them back down...or something.
I guess my mylar is never coming up, and it has a scab in front of the genie bottle kickout right over the shaman's head
sorry, dude

This, I superglued a piece back down on my PM. I have that and 3 touchups on one insert. I like to point it out to people and tell them to find the fix. They always point to a factory flaw (color is not mixed evenly in an area) and after pointing out my touchups they have can't tell. Water thin super glue and some very fine grit sandpaper can fix this.

#37 3 years ago
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

I even went really slow too. I didn't even see it until I was done Sigh. Breakshot and Airborne went so well.
I am really beside myself at the moment.
Chris

Chris make the best of it and I am sure you will do an amazing job fixing it. Just be patient in fixing it. You have the experience and support of others giving some good advice. We all have had those "moments" where we say what have I done. But remember it is your machine and with patience and TLC and doing it right you will I am sure fix it to your satisfaction.

#38 3 years ago
Quoted from LTG:

I don't know what you paid for that game. It was worth it. You got a free razor blade.
I look forward to your project. Can't wait to see the results.
LTG : )

All i get is free drywall screws!

#39 3 years ago

I am just beside myself about this now.

Taking a day to ponder the options and will resume at some point.

Chris

#40 3 years ago

OK, so after a day if venting, I realize this is only pinball. I can try to fix it and go from there.

Thanks for the ideas on repair. The M target is by far the worst. The others you don't notice really unless you're looking for them. Hopefully some things will work out for me. This will be the most expensive game I own, not by choice, but oh well you win some, you lose some It should be nice when it's done

Started cleaning up the mylar glue. That's always fun

#41 3 years ago

I'm sorry Chris. I am confident you'll work through it. That game is lucky it has you.

LTG : )

#42 3 years ago

"That's the Spirit, Chris!"

#43 3 years ago

PM is one big onion that's for sure. Last ball guide is a toughy as it goes into the rear wood panel. You can get the sword trick mini PF out of there though

#44 3 years ago

Calmed down now. Got the mylar glue up and the playfield had a great shine. Cleaned up the "M" insert I jacked up and if I can figure how to make it stick, it should look "ok".

I have sourced a playfield as well, so that makes me VERY happy. I will try my hand at fixing the existing one first, but in case that fails miserably, I should have a fallback

Chris

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#45 3 years ago

Well like many grandiose ideas I get, ,this too has fizzled. been working on some other stuff, and that pesky "monday through friday" job is really a downer lately. Will post once I get around to doing anything.

Chris

#46 3 years ago

been there done that. Stay motivated!

#47 3 years ago

Doing great Chris. I've been looking for a PM in at least decent condition for quite a while, and haven't been able to come across one yet. Missed out on one in Maryland a few months back. PF on yours looks great after cleanup, even with the slight insert imperfections. I would take that game any day of the week. Keep the shop job going!!!

#48 3 years ago

Thanks for the kind words!

Started working on the individual parts tonight. Happiness is clean ramps

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#49 3 years ago

Damn those are sparkling clean. Just started throwing my project back together tonight. I was never able to get that backmost pesky ball guide out.

#50 3 years ago

Yeah, I haven't tried that yet. Strange how it is built into the back of the machine.

Chris

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