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Star Trek Discovery pinball machine


By Loganpinball

8 months ago



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    #251 12 days ago
    Quoted from Loganpinball:

    Finished playfield!
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    Please don't take this the wrong way but seeing that gives me space wood
    How's the code coming?

    #253 12 days ago
    Quoted from Apinjunkie:

    Please don't take this the wrong way but seeing that gives me space wood
    How's the code coming?

    I understand! The artist (Janice) and her daughter are very talented. They took my drawings and absolutely killed it. We had texts explaining stuff back and forth and I would send her video clips to help grasp the purpose or texture I was looking for. This sounds weird, but I saw all this art in my head and she took that out and put it down with paint. I understand now why designers pass or take on themes. If you dont like or understand a theme I dont think you can create something well.
    Code: blinking lights! I have been stalling on that part alot. Once I get this playfield together in the cabinet I will move on to it. I really thought it was better to build everything out prior to code. Having a shooting game to tweak all the playfield stuff prior makes sense to me. I might be crazy, but I think that makes sense. I know all the modes I want to do. Once this one is in the finished cabinet I will have no excuses.

    #254 12 days ago

    I will let her know. My favorite piece is the red angel. Very skilled artists

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    #255 12 days ago

    That's incredibly detailed

    #256 9 days ago

    Picked up the playfield today and it looks better in person. The colors are great. I just wanted to see the wireform over the painted playfield and we are thrilled with it. I have blank playfield protector sheets from playfield protector supplier. I have one installed on my black knight and I really dont feel it plays any differently from stock playfield. I also want to preserve this artwork so it was getting one no matter what. I love how she painted this. I am putting artblades on sides or mirrors. I forgot to sand them down with the rest of cabinet.

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    #257 9 days ago

    Looks spectacular... can't wait to the plastics and the working light show! Keep up the great work

    #258 8 days ago

    I have just discovered this thread and really enjoyed reading through it. I'm in Trenton and glad to see a NJ pinball enthusiast is nearby. Great job and fantastic artwork. It has really come together nicely.

    #259 8 days ago

    Considering the quality of that playfield I'd consider getting it professionally clear coated for protection. Really great project so far.

    #260 5 days ago

    Thanks for the comments. I am glad other pinball people are interested in project threads. This log is way easier to put down what I have done and I hope it might inspire or help anyone that was considering making a game to try.

    #261 5 days ago

    Sticking with the clear inserts. Leveled them up and just layed on top of game to see some kind of lights through them.

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    #262 4 days ago

    Cutting protector sheet tips. Forstner bits with a cardboard box underneath for support works great. You immediately see the cut and theres no damage from carboard contact. A sharp razor knife for the rest. It came out pretty well and the entire playfield is covered.

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    #263 4 days ago
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    #264 4 days ago

    How thick is that sheet? If you pin it down at all it’s liable to lift .. not sure if you’ve seen that on other threads? Better to float it if you can

    #265 4 days ago

    Thanks for that tip! I still have to trim out sections. That is a very good point and I have not thought of that, so thanks. I have only used one playfield protector and I do remember that it basically hangs over playfield. I will mimic that one. I can cut out the areas like the flipper guides and slings. I am deciding if I am stripping down the whitewood to transfer over everything or going to keep it together as I planned. Not decided yet. I really appreciate the heads up!

    Quoted from Mbecker:

    How thick is that sheet? If you pin it down at all it’s liable to lift .. not sure if you’ve seen that on other threads? Better to float it if you can

    #266 4 days ago

    Sheets are .50 mm. I am still going to follow Mbeckers advice on installing it.

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    #267 3 days ago

    Man... why aren't you 2part clear coating this beast?
    I swear if you were in in TX... we'd get together one weekend and do it.

    #268 3 days ago

    Hello Sir, I would consider it if I knew someone local that can do it correctly. And I want to thank Mbecker again, I still have some cuts to finish, but it is going to make installing all the hardware easier because its almost a guide plate.

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    #269 3 days ago

    I understand alot of people have not liked Discovery as a show, but damn it seeing Nimoy mixed into this season as a follow up from a next generation plot line was awesome. Spock and Kirk are still my all time favorite characters. Nimoys Spock stretched into The next generation, the reboot movies and now into the Discovery show is just fun to watch. This show is not perfect, but it has some perfect moments and seeing Nimoy as a hologram in it is the absolute best one yet.

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    #270 3 days ago
    Quoted from Loganpinball:

    I understand alot of people have not liked Discovery as a show, but damn it seeing Nimoy mixed into this season as a follow up from a next generation plot line was awesome. Spock and Kirk are still my all time favorite characters. Nimoys Spock stretched into The next generation, the reboot movies and now into the Discovery show is just fun to watch. This show is not perfect, but it has some perfect moments and seeing Nimoy as a hologram in it is the absolute best one yet.
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    I love the show.

    Season 3 is amazing.

    #271 3 days ago

    I swear a dust storm seems to show up a lot when watching season 3...

    #272 3 days ago

    Look’n good! I mentioned the cuts on the protector only because I just went thru the exact same thing about a month or two ago.. cut a nice protector for the whitewood, tight holes for posts and such — only to realize the mistake after discussing with the pinball amigos. Went back and had to enlarge holes and cut parts of it out. Someone else recently went with the locked down protector and got lifting. Better to not take the chance.. floating works better than I would have originally thought. Glad to see you went that route.. excited to see this coming together!

    #273 3 days ago

    Killed another Striker Xtreme! I will be killing the whitewood too. I wanted to keep both going, but it will save me time and effort as this other striker has alot of issues. I will save the mechs and wiring for another project.

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    #274 3 days ago

    OT, but what kind of bike is that? Looks cool.

    #275 3 days ago

    Its a Zero Srf. Electric bike with 110hp. Its insane and I will never buy a gas bike again. It goes 105 to 110 miles on a charge. I do 90 mile commute to work when the weather is good and have no issues. If your a bike guy find a Zero dealer and take a test ride. It can charge on 120 or 220. 220 charge to full is less then 3 https://www.zeromotorcycles.com/model/zero-srf

    #276 2 days ago

    I spent a good part of the day making new wire guides for playfield. Using same stainless rods and threading them and they have 2 nuts one above playfield and one below. I can adjust and secure them in the right position this way. When I used the striker ones on whitewood they are hammered into playfield and I had some splintering and loose guides as a result. The nuts are metric 6 and are low profile machine type nuts. The ball does not hit any part of the nut as the center of ball hits rod first, so it was my solution to installing them without issues. The only drawback is I had to make all the ones for the playfield. The benefit is they look better then the hardened rod that is black. Done for today I am spent.

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    #277 2 days ago
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    #278 2 days ago

    Shout out to Zitt, the pops look great. Still pushing along.

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    #279 1 day ago

    I did not enjoy taking the whitewood apart, but the wiring harness is sorted out and labled, so it was going to save me alot of time. It felt shitty to kill it! I made a new newton ball wireform and welded it to the holders over going into playfield. I am not done with it, but I am happy with where it ended up.

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    #281 1 day ago

    Amazing job!!

    #282 21 hours ago

    I am glad playfield protector supplier sent me 3 sheets as I only ordered one and he was very generous in doing that for me. The first try I am not thrilled with, so I am starting another one as a result. I straightened up the chaos in the garage as it was blown up. When you have a playfield holding hundreds of screws and loose parts sitting on top of it, you really dont want to knock it over. I was welding and backed into it and madness ensued. Cleaned up and reorganized for next weekend.

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