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Prototyping a "Hardtop" (High Speed)

By Skypilot

1 year ago

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#97 8 months ago
Quoted from turbo2nr:

ETA for this??
My machine is stripped for months.
Tried flimsy overlay. Fit poor, looked bad. Ripped it off and waiting for this.
We are going to forget how to re-assemble the playfield if we wait any longer! lol

Ha that makes two of us but I sanded mine all the way down and cleared the inserts . It must be a Richmond thing hahaha

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#129 7 months ago

I'd have to agree with this for the most part. I just finished doing an ES PF swap and I think in total I was around 20 to 25 hours. I feel like with all the sanding, clearing and other prep it might take just as long. Also I find it alot easier to just install the existing parts on a new play field than to do all the wood work needed for this. Not trying to dis hard tops or anything I just get what he is saying.

Quoted from turbo2nr:

Made a total mess sanding down playfield, then took me weeks to clear, sand, clear, sand, clear, polish.
I'd trade that labor, and $150 in automotive paint for a ready-to-go playfield with new inserts any day!
You will get clear paint, and dust all over the light sockets, ruining them along with everyother bottom side part. Requires removing everything to do it correctly.
I think in the end it is cheaper to just swap entire playfield after me doing 6 playfields this year. It just takes too long, and in the end you have 20-30yr old inserts and a sticker on your wood.
It is a LOT less work doing a total playfield sway vs/ sanding, clearing, removing everything, forking around with old inserts, and reinstalling it actually. I know because I have done it many many times this year.
I was going to Allentown to see if these are ready, but I guess not?

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#183 5 months ago
Quoted from cjchand:

They are orderable now!

Ty for this! Ordered

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#209 5 months ago

Got mine today and already fucked it up. FML...

Mostly good but one obvious one.

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#211 5 months ago
Quoted from RCA1:

Sorry to hear you have an issue.
I'm not seeing it. What went wrong?

It's 100% my fault. Look closely at two of the upper triangular inserts and you'll see they show just a tiny amount of wood. Otherwise it is flawless. My plan is to say oh well and just play it nothing can be done now lol. The hard top itself looks perfect.

#213 5 months ago

It's a world of difference between what it was. It looks 100 times better now even with my error. Ty for the kind words. Kills me to mess stuff like that up but I agree I highly doubt most people will notice /care

#219 5 months ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

Let it go. The game will be great. You need to realize that that actually happened on the original games in various places. Your game will be awesome!

You sir are awesome thanks for the positive outlook. Other than issue it is prefect and it looks super nice. Thanks for making the prototype!

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#319 3 months ago
Quoted from zaphX:

It’s a major improvement and a very minor flaw.
Damn your cabinet looks amazing, did you repaint/restencil?

This times 100. Hell I work as a software quality assurance analyst and missed it. Just one of those things hahaha. Still it looks super awesome so I'm still happy with it. Good to know the future ones will be corrected as well.

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