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RUSH - Mods and Toys; what are you hoping for, and/or who's making an offering?

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#1151 63 days ago
Quoted from Lermods:

at least the bulb does, it flashes right in your eyes and sticks out like a sore thumb.

Funny you'd say that, it always bothered me how much the bulb sticks out of there and how big the hole in the sign is. Included with my lighted red barchetta mod is a custom fitting/spacer that fills the hole and makes the replacement bulb sit more flush. Plus it'll include gold colored hardware (like the one by the S in the modded-version picture below; I accidentally ordered the wrong size for the lower two, so those will be here soon) to blend in better.

Unmodded:
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Modded (less the two screws to be replaced with the gold colored ones soon):
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#1152 63 days ago

Wow. You guys are bang on.
That jackpot sign stuck out to me too since day one.
Rocket City, you’re always thinking next level.
Great idea and thank you for including it with lighted Barchetta mod.

Quoted from SkyKing2301:

Included with my lighted red barchetta mod is a custom fitting/spacer that fills the hole and makes the replacement bulb sit more flush. Plus it'll include gold colored hardware (like the one by the S in the modded-version picture below; I accidentally ordered the wrong size for the lower two, so those will be here soon) to blend in better.
Unmodded:
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Modded:
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#1153 63 days ago
Quoted from Lermods:

Also, who is making the steam punk flasher dome covers? Whoever is, pm me and maybe we could trade mods, always like doing that.

I got these for the two on the left. They look great.

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1227-willipinball-mods/05759-rush-steampunk-gear-flash-covers

#1154 63 days ago
Quoted from Lermods:

That super jackpot sign has to go, or at least the bulb does, it flashes right in your eyes and sticks out like a sore thumb. I don’t know what to do about it, have to think of something. Maybe some kind of cover.
Also, who is making the steam punk flasher dome covers? Whoever is, pm me and maybe we could trade mods, always like doing that.

Mezel mod put a gear on it.

#1155 63 days ago

I tried making my own dice out of oversized clear. Looks pretty good but turns out it's too big for the side scoop. I may need to change the dots to black.

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#1156 62 days ago
Quoted from SkyKing2301:

Funny you'd say that, it always bothered me how much the bulb sticks out of there and how big the hole in the sign is. Included with my lighted red barchetta mod is a custom fitting/spacer that fills the hole and makes the replacement bulb sit more flush. Plus it'll include gold colored hardware (like the one by the S in the modded-version picture below; I accidentally ordered the wrong size for the lower two, so those will be here soon) to blend in better.
Unmodded:
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Modded (less the two screws to be replaced with the gold colored ones soon):
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Easy fix

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#1157 62 days ago

That doesn't do it for me either, not sure I like the exposed LEDs, and it still leaves a big gap around the hole.

I think I might take my own idea -- designed to accommodate the different bulb type used in my lit Red Barchetta mod -- and modify it further to accommodate the stock bulb. I think it would still look lightyears better with the filled gap and bulb not sticking out so far. (And with the updated hardware.) It'd be a nice little cleanup mod that folks who don't get the Red Barchetta can still enjoy.

I'll see if I can get that put together and in my shop later this week.

#1158 62 days ago
Quoted from SkyKing2301:

That doesn't do it for me either, not sure I like the exposed LEDs, and it still leaves a big gap around the hole.
I think I might take my own idea -- designed to accommodate the different bulb type used in my lit Red Barchetta mod -- and modify it further to accommodate the stock bulb. I think it would still look lightyears better with the filled gap and bulb not sticking out so far. (And with the updated hardware.) It'd be a nice little cleanup mod that folks who don't get the Red Barchetta can still enjoy.
I'll see if I can get that put together and in my shop later this week.

Honestly the sign needs a frame on it with a recessed back that has a short led strip, a gear plug for the light hole and the "SUPER" and "JACKPOT" lettering lit up from BEHIND the plastic (and only the letters - there needs to be a mask to prevent light bleeding into the rest of the sign area) so the sign is like a functioning real-world lit sign.

#1159 62 days ago
Quoted from Photopin:

I tried making my own dice out of oversized clear. Looks pretty good but turns out it's too big for the side scoop. I may need to change the dots to black.
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I have the same dice, they fit very well on both scoops, but to make them fit, you have to drill them so the hole is close to the bottom of the dice. If you drill in the center, they won’t fit. See my post 1147 for a pic.

#1160 62 days ago

What someone really needs to make is a steampunk time machine facade where the ring lights and spins, now that would be very cool.

#1161 62 days ago
Quoted from SkyKing2301:

That doesn't do it for me either, not sure I like the exposed LEDs, and it still leaves a big gap around the hole.
I think I might take my own idea -- designed to accommodate the different bulb type used in my lit Red Barchetta mod -- and modify it further to accommodate the stock bulb. I think it would still look lightyears better with the filled gap and bulb not sticking out so far. (And with the updated
hardware.) It'd be a nice little cleanup mod that folks who don't get the Red Barchetta can still enjoy.
I'll see if I can get that put together and in my shop later this week.

Love this idea !!!! I have (and love) the Barchetta mod but didn’t add the lights. So great idea Andy !!

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#1162 62 days ago
Quoted from ccw2112:

Love this idea !!!! I have (and love) the Barchetta mod but didn’t add the lights. So great idea Andy !![quoted image]

Gumby ?

#1163 62 days ago
Quoted from MooButt:

Easy fix
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That’ll be 25

I love the Gumby mod!

#1164 62 days ago

I’m RUSH Gumby damn it !!!!

#1165 62 days ago
Quoted from ccw2112:

I’m RUSH Gumby damn it !!!!

I just heard theres a run on Gumby on amazon

#1166 62 days ago
Quoted from Jamesays:

I just heard theres a run on Gumby on amazon

When Time Stand Still was in theaters Gumby and Pals jammed to Working Man! And… when the film was released on Blu-ray a Gumby keychain was included with Gumby in a RUSH t-shirt

#1167 62 days ago
Quoted from SkyKing2301:

That doesn't do it for me either, not sure I like the exposed LEDs, and it still leaves a big gap around the hole.
I think I might take my own idea -- designed to accommodate the different bulb type used in my lit Red Barchetta mod -- and modify it further to accommodate the stock bulb. I think it would still look lightyears better with the filled gap and bulb not sticking out so far. (And with the updated hardware.) It'd be a nice little cleanup mod that folks who don't get the Red Barchetta can still enjoy.
I'll see if I can get that put together and in my shop later this week.

Ok here we go, updated the model late last night and ran print overnight, so now it accomodates the stock bulb.
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... here's before and after, with the stock bulb. Cleans it up nicely. Again, I'll be including the gold colored hardware shown near the S, just waiting for the replacement screws for the bottom two to arrive, then I'll post updated pics and drop it in my shop.

Before, messy and exposed:
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After, nice and clean. (Bottom screws will be gold too)
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#1168 62 days ago
Quoted from SkyKing2301:

Ok here we go, updated the model late last night and ran print overnight, so now it accomodates the stock bulb.
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... here's before and after, with the stock bulb. Cleans it up nicely. Again, I'll be including the gold colored hardware shown near the S, just waiting for the replacement screws for the bottom two to arrive, then I'll post updated pics and drop it in my shop.
Before, messy and exposed:
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After, nice and clean.
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This I want

#1169 62 days ago

I’d love to see a new design idea for the super jackpot plastic. Mezel is pretty good but the red lettering is hard to see.

#1170 61 days ago
Quoted from Vino:

I’d love to see a new design idea for the super jackpot plastic. Mezel is pretty good but the red lettering is hard to see.

How about “Enter Xanadu”?

#1171 61 days ago

Lit Kit Flippers - Rush Pinball Mod set - the two main and the third flipper also ( https://ArcadeMade.com )

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#1172 60 days ago

You got high beams for Fly By Night MB eh?

Quoted from ArcadeAction:

Lit Kit Flippers - Rush Pinball Mod set - the two main and the third flipper also ( https://ArcadeMade.com )
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#1173 60 days ago

Found this gem of a ticket magnet in my mailbox today designed by j_m_ which coincidentally was 2 hours after my distributor called to confirm shipping of my Rush premium. Sadly, I only saw one Rush show live which was at the Capital Centre in Landover, MD (RIP). High school graduation gift from my older brother who first exposed me to Rush with Permanent Waves on cassette in 1980. This ticket reproduction looked so authentic, I had him make me 2. Great guy to work with and perfectly brought back the nostalgia of the moment with Cap Centre logo on the ticket stubs all us NoVA natives remember from the 1970-90s while including details of the show I attended, customized exactly as requested with a font true to the original. Can't wait to see how the looks on my machine.

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#1174 60 days ago

I was at that show. Here's my actual ticket stub from that night. It's on my LE right now.
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#1175 60 days ago
Quoted from cwmusser:

Found this gem of a ticket magnet in my mailbox today designed by j_m_ which coincidentally was 2 hours after my distributor called to confirm shipping of my Rush premium. Sadly, I only saw one Rush show live which was at the Capital Centre in Landover, MD (RIP). High school graduation gift from my older brother who first exposed me to Rush with Permanent Waves on cassette in 1980. This ticket reproduction looked so authentic, I had him make me 2. Great guy to work with and perfectly brought back the nostalgia of the moment with Cap Centre logo on the ticket stubs all us NoVA natives remember from the 1970-90s while including details of the show I attended, customized exactly as requested with a font true to the original. Can't wait to see how the looks on my machine.
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Bought mine from j_m_ also. Very happy. Did a great copy of my Time Machine tour ticket.

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#1176 59 days ago

Here's mine. Laminated original.

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#1177 59 days ago
Quoted from Photopin:

Here's mine. Laminated original.
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1978 wow! I was 9.

Awesome.

#1178 58 days ago

Just stepped up my game with the Lermods Hoot Again Owl. Eyes light up when Shoot Again flashes. Super cool! And he is just hanging out!
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And all the mods together for now:

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#1179 58 days ago

Super Jackpot Light Cleanup Kit is now available in my shop!

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1282-rocket-city-pinball/06816-rush-super-jackpot-light-cleanup-kit

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Super duper easy to install (though I still managed to drop a screw/washer, lol)

(Note: those of you purchasing my Red Barchetta road-scene mod with LIT headlights will not need this kit, as that version of the mod comes with a variation of this design/setup .... which is what gave me this idea in the first place.)

#1180 58 days ago

I love that mod, but it hits a little too close to home.

#1181 58 days ago
Quoted from swampfire:

I love that mod, but it hits a little too close to home.

Thanks, though I'm honestly not sure what you mean here?

Edit-- this is a self-deprecating genitalia joke, isn't it ... lol

#1182 58 days ago

I've got this and an LE start button in my cart. What about copper color LE posts? At minimum I'd like to replace the clear star posts Stern uses to prevent ball traps.

#1183 58 days ago
Quoted from Kez11:

I've got this and an LE start button in my cart. What about copper color LE posts? At minimum I'd like to replace the clear star posts Stern uses to prevent ball traps.

Awesome! The posts are ready, I just haven't had the chance to put them in the machine to take pics, and I didn't want to put them up for sale in the shop until I had pics. If you want to include the star post replacements for now, just order them under the Golden Posts listing (https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1282-rocket-city-pinball/04224-golden-posts-for-games-w-gold-art-or-yellowed-aged-pfs , ignore the note about minimum qty since you're ordering other stuff) and just include a note on the order that these should be 'antique brass for Rush'.

(Hoping to get to the installation this weekend. My daughter is taking my wife to the movies for Mother's Day so I might have some time then, my son can be my trusty assistant.)

#1184 58 days ago

SkyKing2301 , I sent a few more questions to you via Pinside message, so as not to clutter up the forum.

#1185 57 days ago

Something else that will help clean up the look of the three indicator lights in this game would be using the colored "indicator lamps" from Comet. Basically the domes are the color of the LED instead of being that ugly white.

https://www.cometpinball.com/products/colored-lens-indicator-lamps

#1186 55 days ago

All, sorry if this was answered previously (I'm not digging through 24 pages...); I'm asking if anyone has experience with the different approaches to the gear flasher covers. One company uses adhesive to keep them in place, while another provides a "foot" to run a screw through and hardware (e.g. longer bolts and spacers) to anchor the covers down. The adhesive approach is MUCH less expensive, but my concern offhand is clearance - especially with the left side that's already covered by a piece of plastic. I'm sure both companies products are well made and hope to get some useful feedback. Thanks

#1189 55 days ago

Same here.
And I didn’t even use the adhesive.
They sit perfectly.

I just remove them whenever lifting the PF,
Although I have forgotten to twice and they still stayed in place w/o adhesive lol.

#1190 54 days ago

Super jackpot sign

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#1191 54 days ago

Here's a quick mod we just put together, backboard flasher tied to the clock insert flasher by the pops. Could be easily moved to any other flasher. Shown in ice blue, but other colors available. Similar to what we’ve done for games like metallica, iron man and acdc only voltage is different on spike games.

https://lermods.com/shop/ols/products/rush-pinball-led-strip-backboard-flasher

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#1192 54 days ago
Quoted from Lermods:

Here's a quick mod we just put together, backboard flasher tied to the clock insert flasher by the pops. Could be easily moved to any other flasher. Shown in ice blue, but other colors available. Similar to what we’ve done for games like metallica, iron man and acdc only voltage is different on spike games.
https://lermods.com/shop/ols/products/rush-pinball-led-strip-backboard-flasher

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Thx for doing this!! Ordered

#1193 54 days ago
Quoted from Lermods:

Here's a quick mod we just put together, backboard flasher tied to the clock insert flasher by the pops. Could be easily moved to any other flasher. Shown in ice blue, but other colors available. Similar to what we’ve done for games like metallica, iron man and acdc only voltage is different on spike games.
https://lermods.com/shop/ols/products/rush-pinball-led-strip-backboard-flasher

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nice ,ordered

#1194 52 days ago
Quoted from Lermods:

Here's a quick mod we just put together, backboard flasher tied to the clock insert flasher by the pops. Could be easily moved to any other flasher. Shown in ice blue, but other colors available. Similar to what we’ve done for games like metallica, iron man and acdc only voltage is different on spike games.

Looks cool for Pro & Premium, without expression lighting. I think this combined with expression lighting might be seizure-inducing!

#1195 52 days ago
Quoted from SkyKing2301:

Looks cool for Pro & Premium, without expression lighting. I think this combined with expression lighting might be seizure-inducing!

Gonna be great on le. I have this kit on metallica and really think it adds a lot

#1196 52 days ago
Quoted from Hayfarmer:

Gonna be great on le. I have this kit on metallica and really think it adds a lot

Certainly hope so, just wondering if it'll clash with all the other lighting already going on from the expression lighting?

#1197 52 days ago

"What could this strange device be...?"

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#1198 52 days ago
Quoted from SkyKing2301:

"What could this strange device be...?"[quoted image]

A beautiful Hex Space sleeves

#1199 52 days ago
Quoted from SkyKing2301:

"What could this strange device be...?"[quoted image]

is that the rush kit ?

#1200 52 days ago

So ... between my posts that I teased back in Post 1056 (https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/rush-mods-amp-toys-what-are-you-hoping-for-and-who-s-making-it/page/22#post-6894329) and my the gold hardware in my Super Jackpot Cleanup Kit in Post 1179 (https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/rush-mods-amp-toys-what-are-you-hoping-for-and-who-s-making-it/page/24#post-6916348) .... it really kinda opened Pandora's Box.

With my own artistic love of proper color coordination (colored posts is what started this Rocket City Pinball gig for me in the first place), and some nudging to acknowledge where I already knew this was headed (thanks, but no thanks, but thanks Kez11 ) ... I'm afraid I'm getting carried away but it'll be worth it in the end.

With all the steampunk bronze/copper/gold on the plastics, the silver hardware just sticks out like a sore thumb. As such, I've painstakingly examined, sourced, and ordered all the necessary gold-colored hardware to replace all the silver screws & washers in the game that touch the decorative plastics. Once I have everything in hand and confirm I've got everything right, I'll offer this as a kit.

But it's not just the hardware itself! Looking at the game, and imagining all the gold hardware in place (or seeing some, as I had some alreadly), the next things that really stands out (pin intended) as clashing are the hex spacers, that are holding up some of the plastics and ramps and stuff. So ... again, did I mention Pandora's box? ... I designed and printed Rocket City Pinball's newest thing -- Hex Sleeves to cover up the hex spacers with a more appropriate color! They're designed to simply slide over the hex spacer and hide it inside. These will be available for Rush and for other games too (if you have others you'd like to add color to). I haven't had time to look around (between the day job and evening family time & late night working on these things), so I don't know if anyone else is making things like this, but a quick search I ran just now doesn't yield anything. Might be onto something new here! But anyway --

On Rush at least, almost all of these hex spacers have a washer at their base. To remove the hex spacer though, you need to grab the head of the screw underneath the plastic, and there are several spots where they're not easily accessible. As such, I added a rounded flange to the base of the Hex Sleeves -- this hides the washer so it's not noticeable unless you're looking at it from a very low angle.

I'm printing these in the same antique brass color as the posts. Here's a teaser photo of what these will look like when installed. You'll also note in this pic that I installed my replacement posts as well as the Hex Sleeves. The Hex Sleeves are shown here with the gold screws/washers installed too.... several others around them (including in the replacement posts) are still silver because I haven't received the new gold hardware yet. So consider this a tease, I'll post more pics when I have all the hardware in hand and continue the swapout!
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