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Stargate Owners Club - Shoot the Pyramid!


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#1101 3 months ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Based upon your measurements and my estimates from them, I would say that the inner diameter (the center hole) of the Stargate should be 40mm which will put the outer diameter at 56mm. Can you please confirm if these measurements seem suitable for the placement where pictured?

Seems about right.

#1102 3 months ago
Quoted from arcademojo:

IIRC somewhere on Pinside Vid made a post about how to use LEDS for the rings using the original power source. It was done by using a certain voltage led and resistors to cut the volts down. Been a while so might have that info wrong.

When I purchased my latest example of Stargate, the previous owner gave me a few of these homemade led ropes blue and white, it involves an led and resistor stuffed into a clear tube at intervals, I wonder if you get the voltage drop by using diodes, I'll take at look at it.

#1103 3 months ago

Sneak peak on my Stargate . . . first reports are positive, but still working out a few details, so more to come soon.

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#1104 3 months ago

Looking good so far. Hope suggestions are welcome? How about a darker color, more grayish.
Maybe even hammered look paint. Its like a light and dark paint mixed. It may help with an aged look.

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#1105 3 months ago
Quoted from tonyf1965:

Looking good so far. Hope suggestions are welcome? How about a darker color, more grayish.
Maybe even hammered look paint. Its like a light and dark paint mixed. It may help with an aged look.
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Always open to suggestions, but I do have a few comments regarding your points.

1) These are 3D printed, not painted, so I am limited to the filament coloring that I have and/or is available to me. I'm currently using a very high quality silver/gray for the ring which best matches from what I have or have seen. Plain gray just looked bad, and black is too dark. I do have a non-gloss black with silver speckles in it, but it too is dominantly black, quite dark, and has no hint of gray. Also, the pic I posted was hit with a camera flash, so it is not an accurate representation of the true colors.

2) For those who want different coloring, you can always hand paint details on it or even spray paint it a different color. You may loose some of the detail in the piece with paint layers, and will take some skill to hand paint given the size of the piece and its elements.

I'm still working with my beta tester, but I'll be able to post more pics soon. In the end, these will not be one-offs, so I want to get everyone's input before I deliver the final product, so thanks for your suggestions. I'll continue to look for other filament options, but up to this point I've not seen anything that would be "better".

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#1106 3 months ago

I am not the creator of these Stargate score cards. However, I thought I would share them. I think they are my favorite ones.
I have had real good luck printing with photo paper and metal photo paper.

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#1107 3 months ago
Quoted from tonyf1965:

Looking good so far. Hope suggestions are welcome? How about a darker color, more grayish.
Maybe even hammered look paint. Its like a light and dark paint mixed. It may help with an aged look.
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So, I've been looking around for more color options. At this point, I've found this which might be a bid darker than what I am currently using (albeit it gets mixed reviews), but probably a flatter/darker gray than silver. While the Pantone color looks good, some are saying that it is actually much lighter.

amazon.com link »

While I'm not adverse to changing the color, I'm not going to start buying spools of filament just to test. I need the community's input on the overall preference, and that is what I'll go with. Also, please feel free to volunteer Amazon links to other filaments that might be a good option.

#1108 3 months ago

I am only helping with a little feed back. So, take my advice with a grain of salt. A while back. I bought one of those beautiful custom 3d printed car surround mods for junk yard. From a guy here on pinside. He did a few small runs of these. They turned out great and fit better than the original car surround. Here is what he did. He made them all black. He offered two versions. Unpainted ready to be painted and had a friend of his that enjoys painting, paint some. Painted ones were more expensive, of course. There was a waiting list for the painted ones. They made the machine even more of a work of art. I am proud to have gotten one.

#1109 3 months ago
Quoted from tonyf1965:

I am only helping with a little feed back. So, take my advice with a grain of salt. A while back. I bought one of those beautiful custom 3d printed car surround mods for junk yard. From a guy here on pinside. He did a few small runs of these. They turned out great and fit better than the original car surround. Here is what he did. He made them all black. He offered two versions. Unpainted ready to be painted and had a friend of his that enjoys painting, paint some. Painted ones were more expensive, of course. There was a waiting list for the painted ones. They made the machine even more of a work of art. I am proud to have gotten one.

I have no desire to paint the details on these things, but the gray/silver I am using is a great base for anyone who wants to add detail themselves with paint. I've designed and sold all kinds of 3D pin mods and graphics, and know what is in my wheelhouse and what is not.

If there is someone who wants to act as a go-between and offer paint services, then I am more than happy to ship anyone's orders directly to that person and he/she can provide the service at whatever costs are agreeable between them and the end-user.

The way it is looking now, I'm finalizing my design and sending it off to my beta tester for final fit and photos. Once that is completed, then I will post the offering. These are going to be able to be utilized in many spots given my new design and will not require the removal of any wireframes to install. My plan is to also offer discounts for multiples.

Keep the input coming, and I'll keep everyone posted as I progress.

#1110 85 days ago

Well, I wanted to give everyone an update on the Stargate project. To begin with, I am very close to finalizing my offering. I just sent the third revision off to my beta tester, and hopefully everything is perfect this time. I still have to put together the pricing, but in general here is what you need to know:

- I will be offering in two flavors: Shooter Lane Stargate & Wire Frame Stargate (I've attached just a couple of pics to illustrate, but note that the Wire Frame version is not the final)
- The Shooter Lane Stargate will install via mounting tape and is designed to fit exactly into the areas where the lane changes widths
- The Wire Frame Stargate is designed with some special considerations
* It will have a narrow slit in the center bottom which will allow it to be installed nearly anywhere on any of the wire frames without have to remove, loosen, or otherwise alter or adjust the wireframe. Simply use the split to slide over all of the wires to encapsulate them within the ring.
* There are two notches perfectly aligned with the two bottom rails of the wireframe. Simply align to rails, pull up, and snap into place for a secure and perfectly oriented Stargate
* The area of the Stargate that sits below the bottom two rails is cutout to the perfect size to allow the ball to pass without any obstruction. This will allow the Stargates to be more stable and maintain their position (of course you could always put a dab of glue on the back of the Stargate touching the rail where the ball won't to make it even more secure).
* The design will allow you to install as many Stargates as you want in nearly any position you want.

Anyway, thought I would show everyone that the project is progressing, and more to come very soon (including pricing - there will be discounts for multiple Stargate orders).
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#1111 85 days ago

They look awesome! I really like the shooter lane Stargate, reminds me of the movie a bit more too.

#1112 85 days ago
Quoted from stewdogg:

They look awesome! I really like the shooter lane Stargate, reminds me of the movie a bit more too.

Thanks, and that was the thinking behind the shooter lane (similar to the backglass).

#1113 85 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Well, I wanted to give everyone an update on the Stargate project. To begin with, I am very close to finalizing my offering. I just sent the third revision off to my beta tester, and hopefully everything is perfect this time. I still have to put together the pricing, but in general here is what you need to know:
- I will be offering in two flavors: Shooter Lane Stargate & Wire Frame Stargate (I've attached just a couple of pics to illustrate, but note that the Wire Frame version is not the final)
- The Shooter Lane Stargate will install via mounting tape and is designed to fit exactly into the areas where the lane changes widths
- The Wire Frame Stargate is designed with some special considerations
* It will have a narrow slit in the center bottom which will allow it to be installed nearly anywhere on any of the wire frames without have to remove, loosen, or otherwise alter or adjust the wireframe. Simply use the split to slide over all of the wires to encapsulate them within the ring.
* There are two notches perfectly aligned with the two bottom rails of the wireframe. Simply align to rails, pull up, and snap into place for a secure and perfectly oriented Stargate
* The area of the Stargate that sits below the bottom two rails is cutout to the perfect size to allow the ball to pass without any obstruction. This will allow the Stargates to be more stable and maintain their position (of course you could always put a dab of glue on the back of the Stargate touching the rail where the ball won't to make it even more secure).
* The design will allow you to install as many Stargates as you want in nearly any position you want.
Anyway, thought I would show everyone that the project is progressing, and more to come very soon (including pricing - there will be discounts for multiple Stargate orders).
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More fine mods Mr Tantrum.

#1114 84 days ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

More fine mods Mr Tantrum.

Thanks MP - you’re the best!

#1115 82 days ago

Very cool!

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#1116 73 days ago

My Stargates are finished and available for purchase: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/stargate-shooter-lane-ampamp-stargate-wireframe#post-4822982

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#1118 73 days ago

Very nice!

#1119 73 days ago

Just ordered and paid for mine, nice mod

#1120 72 days ago

Hi fellow owners. I wondered if any can help.

I discovered lately that the kicker target to the left of the pyramid did not register. I fickled with the blue-green wire and pulled it loose very easy. Bad connection i assumed.

Then i soldered it onto the same lug with the other wires, but still the switch does not register. I got unsure if the wire was supposed to be on the other lug ie the other side of the diode. I tried soldering it on there, but then the tournament switch did not work, except now the kicker target worked again but it slso triggered the tournamen switch at the same time. I see both are on same switch column so suspect that was wrong wiring.

Can anyone send me a photo of how the wires should be attached to the center kicker target switch?

Thanks

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#1121 71 days ago
Quoted from Edenecho:

Hi fellow owners. I wondered if any can help.
I discovered lately that the kicker target to the left of the pyramid did not register. I fickled with the blue-green wire and pulled it loose very easy. Bad connection i assumed.
Then i soldered it onto the same lug with the other wires, but still the switch does not register. I got unsure if the wire was supposed to be on the other lug ie the other side of the diode. I tried soldering it on there, but then the tournament switch did not work, except now the kicker target worked again but it slso triggered the tournamen switch at the same time. I see both are on same switch column so suspect that was wrong wiring.
Can anyone send me a photo of how the wires should be attached to the center kicker target switch?
Thanks [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Here's how it looks on mine.

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#1122 71 days ago

Thanjs! That was it, orange brown on wrong side. Thanks =)

#1123 67 days ago

Hi all, just joined the club with a pretty big project. The clearcoat is pretty shot with the broken glass look in multiple areas. A previous owner decided to try to do some major touch up work and....it did not go well to say the least. He used some pretty terribly pixelated decals without clearing under or over them. Does anyone happen to have a line on high res playfield pics/scans? In particular I need the gate in the center of the playfield as well as the white area around the drop target inserts and the upper silver and black sections.

Pics of the damage.

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#1124 67 days ago

Ooh, yeah.

Maybe try the virtual pinball sites? I believe they have files on games that you could use. I've never tried it, but remember hearing something about it.

#1125 66 days ago
Quoted from RonSS:

Ooh, yeah.
Maybe try the virtual pinball sites? I believe they have files on games that you could use. I've never tried it, but remember hearing something about it.

correct I grabbed a couple of different ones for mine there on VP. My playfield has the same issues, the previous owner tried to remove the mylar, but lifted some of the paint off. I guess there were issues with the primer on the playfields and the paint did not stick to it all that well.

frisbez, pm me an email address and I will send you what I have.

#1126 63 days ago

I wanted to say thank you to all of those who purchased my Stargates (there were quite a few of you). I would appreciate it if those of you who have them would consider posting some pics here in the thread for others to see if you have the time and desire to do so.

To everyone else, I'm not going to offer these forever, so if you think you are interested then please PM me with your order and I'll provide payment information and get them made and sent to you as quickly as possible (typically I ship with in 1 or 2 days from time of payment). My plan is to let the ad run its course through mid-March, and then that will be it for the offering (well, I can always be incentivized

#1127 62 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

I wanted to say thank you to all of those who purchased my Stargates (there were quite a few of you). I would appreciate it if those of you who have them would consider posting some pics here in the thread for others to see if you have the time and desire to do so.

Dude, as soon as mine land in the UK you got it

#1128 61 days ago

Here's some not so great pics of my Stargates.

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#1129 56 days ago

Got my rings over here in the UK, they look great, thank you

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#1130 56 days ago
Quoted from matt_adams:

Got my rings over here in the UK, they look great, thank you
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Awesome! Thanks for posting the pics.

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#1131 36 days ago

Is anyone aware of a Stargate for sale in north Texas (Dallas - Fort Worth) or surrounding areas (e.g. Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri)?

Also, I'm still making Stargate rings for anyone interested, just PM me.

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