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Stern Godzilla Official Owners Club King Elwin

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#10901 35 days ago
Quoted from AnthonyGT:

I'd like to tweak the flipper power settings on my Pro, but I can't find which menu they're under. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks!

Go to Adjustments, Game (Feature Adjustments) and scroll to #138, 139, & 140.

#10902 35 days ago

Anybody else get their replacement plastic from stern? How’s it working? Looks like it’s redesigned with a different cut in the end. I’m about to put mine in. May have been discussed already. It’s been a couple months since I got on. I thought they were sending some sort of kit out, but hey if this works I’m good with it. I added a black and white photo with a yellow curved line to show where the new plastic piece will end in comparison to the old plastic( pic shows new plastic just resting above old plastic to show placement and comparison) again if this fix works I’m good!

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#10903 35 days ago

Here is how I mounted the led’s directly on the Mezel scoop sign. I just removed the original plastic and used 3M two-sided tape to secure them to the new sign. I screwed a couple small flat brackets I made onto the existing L brackets and used 3M tape on the back and the bottom of the sign to hold it securely. Since the led’s are set directly into the inserts they are a lot brighter then with the original plastic underneath. Also you can always reattach your old sign if you want. 1A02C8FD-3FE0-4475-B542-35ABC37F824F (resized).jpegF4D41007-9CB0-4CC5-B085-6C714DC5A2A2.jpeg8A3EEB4D-90BE-4B95-8B6A-8BB714631053.gif

#10904 35 days ago
Quoted from EaglePin:

Go to Adjustments, Game (Feature Adjustments) and scroll to #138, 139, & 140.

Ugh, how did I miss that? That worked, thank you!

#10905 35 days ago
Quoted from Magicmike0:

Anybody else get their replacement plastic from stern? How’s it working? Looks like it’s redesigned with a different cut in the end. I’m about to put mine in. May have been discussed already. It’s been a couple months since I got on. I thought they were sending some sort of kit out, but hey if this works I’m good with it. I added a black and white photo with a yellow curved line to show where the new plastic piece will end in comparison to the old plastic( pic shows new plastic just resting above old plastic to show placement and comparison) again if this fix works I’m good!
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These are breaking at those tips as well. Per others in this thread.

#10906 35 days ago
Quoted from Nokoro:

Unfortunately, my bridge is still binding up at times. I took a long look at it, and it does seem like the two pieces are coming together and somehow locking. When that happens, I can’t even move the coil plunger by hand. I have to physically wiggle and pull at the bridge until it unbinds. Not sure how to fix this as I can’t see anything obvious to adjust or what exactly is locking up. I may have to contact Stern to see if they’ve encountered this before.

I figured out the issue here. I had put a hexagonal nut in the coil sleeve to limit movement of the bridge coil plunger. At times, the nut stood up on end preventing the plunger from moving at all. It may have gotten magnetized and was being pulled up with the plunger instead of lying on the top of the coil stop. Anyway, replaced it with two small washers and all is working well again (for now at least).

#10907 35 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

These are breaking at those tips as well. Per others in this thread.

Correct. You still need to put a washer or two in the coil sleeve to be safe.

#10908 35 days ago
Quoted from Magicmike0:

Anybody else get their replacement plastic from stern? How’s it working? Looks like it’s redesigned with a different cut in the end. I’m about to put mine in. May have been discussed already. It’s been a couple months since I got on. I thought they were sending some sort of kit out, but hey if this works I’m good with it. I added a black and white photo with a yellow curved line to show where the new plastic piece will end in comparison to the old plastic( pic shows new plastic just resting above old plastic to show placement and comparison) again if this fix works I’m good!
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Got the Lame kit today, not installing it. Thank goodness already had an original replacement and about to shorten the coil travel to prevent breakage.

#10909 35 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

The Hippocratic Oath applies to mod makers, too, "first do no harm."
The problem is drilling holes in a screen printed plastic is a one-way street and that plastic is only available in a full set of plastics that may or may not be available. There has to be another way. I have a GZ Prem coming in tomorrow. I'll have a look at it.

I think the stock sign looks good. For me goes better with the playfield art.

#10910 35 days ago
Quoted from Cwells3290:

Here is how I mounted the led’s directly on the Mezel scoop sign. I just removed the original plastic and used 3M two-sided tape to secure them to the new sign. I added a couple small flat brackets to where the original plastic attached and used tape on them and the bottom of the sign to hold it securely. Since the led’s are set directly into the inserts they are a lot brighter then with the original plastic underneath. Also you can always reattach your old sign if you want. [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

What did you do about the Mecha spotlight that is riveted to the original plastic?

#10911 35 days ago
Quoted from Magicmike0:

Anybody else get their replacement plastic from stern? How’s it working? Looks like it’s redesigned with a different cut in the end. I’m about to put mine in. May have been discussed already. It’s been a couple months since I got on. I thought they were sending some sort of kit out, but hey if this works I’m good with it. I added a black and white photo with a yellow curved line to show where the new plastic piece will end in comparison to the old plastic( pic shows new plastic just resting above old plastic to show placement and comparison) again if this fix works I’m good!
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I have a new build with the new plastic.

Had to adjust the bridge plastics out of the box from binding.

As for doingt he job on cracking, i could tell even before turning the game on, it would still make contact with the very edge so to be safe I dropped a washer in the coil stop and limits the travel of the bridge perfectly, not one issue since doing it and I've had the playfield up and down dialing it in since I got the machine and the washer never posed an issue

#10912 35 days ago
Quoted from per3per3:

What did you do about the Mecha spotlight that is riveted to the original plastic?

Thats the Pro which doesnt have the figure. Believe those dont have the spotlight rivets

#10913 35 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

These are breaking at those tips as well. Per others in this thread.

This is why I bought the metal mod bridge replacement thingy about 3 months ago. I still haven't received anything from Stern and figured it would just be another chunk of plastic that would break again. The metal mod is holding up great.

#10914 35 days ago
Quoted from Cwells3290:

Here is how I mounted the led’s directly on the Mezel scoop sign. I just removed the original plastic and used 3M two-sided tape to secure them to the new sign. I screwed a couple small flat brackets I made onto the existing L brackets and used 3M tape on the back and the bottom of the sign to hold it securely. Since the led’s are set directly into the inserts they are a lot brighter then with the original plastic underneath. Also you can always reattach your old sign if you want. [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

I installed the other 3 signs like this but didn’t have the patience to deal with the rivets on the scoop sign.

#10915 35 days ago

Quick question: Anyone having the issue with the ball not staying in the scoop? I find it extremely difficult to hit the scoop shot to begin with. It is very frustrating to hit it only for it to pop back out. The plunger thinks it's in there and tries to shoot the ball out. Tips for keeping it in the scoop when I finally hit the shot?

#10916 35 days ago
Quoted from PapaBless:

Quick question: Anyone having the issue with the ball not staying in the scoop? I find it extremely difficult to hit the scoop shot to begin with. It is very frustrating to hit it only for it to pop back out. The plunger thinks it's in there and tries to shoot the ball out. Tips for keeping it in the scoop when I finally hit the shot?

Reduce your flipper power a bit.

#10917 34 days ago
Quoted from PapaBless:

Quick question: Anyone having the issue with the ball not staying in the scoop? I find it extremely difficult to hit the scoop shot to begin with. It is very frustrating to hit it only for it to pop back out. The plunger thinks it's in there and tries to shoot the ball out. Tips for keeping it in the scoop when I finally hit the shot?

Yup. Several times a game mine is rejecting. Same deal with the plunger or what have you shooting the ball out that isn't there. One game, I had it reject on three consecutive made shots (and drained the fourth attempt).

#10918 34 days ago

Someone else suggested this mod but it looks pretty good and is cheap. You get a 3 pack cheaply from Amazon. The scale looks to be about 1:190 so you might want something bigger if you want it more in your face. I kind of like it being small and subtle.

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#10919 34 days ago
Quoted from wtatumjr:

Someone else suggested this mod but it looks pretty good and is cheap. You get a 3 pack cheaply from Amazon. The scale looks to be about 1:190 so you might want something bigger if you want it more in your face. I kind of like it being small and subtle.
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Link?

#10920 34 days ago

Sorry, I just checked. Amazon listing has ended

#10921 34 days ago

You can Google "seller giftofangel" and I think you can still get from eBay

#10923 34 days ago
Quoted from Hayfarmer:

ebay.com link: itm

Cheap shipping

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#10924 34 days ago
Quoted from Pinball-Obsessed:

Cheap shipping [quoted image]

Theres some weird settings that might depend on how you are logged into ebay. It shows up for 8 bucks on my end. And I have purchased these a month or so ago.

#10925 34 days ago
Quoted from Pinball-Obsessed:

Cheap shipping [quoted image]

I've bought 3 sets, shipping always 5 bucks or so

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#10926 34 days ago
Quoted from Pinball-Obsessed:

Cheap shipping [quoted image]

Zoinks! I've seen some sellers do that if they don't actually ship to a given area. Could also be a mistake... or not!

#10927 34 days ago

I tried to purchase but it says 5 available, 7 sold.
No purchase available, all I can do is "watch"
I checked the other planes from the same seller and got the same results.
No Buy Now or Bid Now button.

#10928 34 days ago

Just successfully ordered 2 from eBay.ca, $4.95 USD shipping to Canada. The ones I found were a single, not a 3-pack.

What's the preferred method of rigging these up? Also, looks to be perfectly sized in my eyes next to the saucer...Great find!!!!

PDK

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#10929 34 days ago
Quoted from Pugster:

Just successfully ordered 2 from eBay.ca, $4.95 USD shipping to Canada.
What's the preferred method of rigging these up? Great find!!!!
PDK
Edit: Just to add the size looks perfect compared to the saucer

I used the black plane mount provided ( minus the flat base). Dremeled a small oblong hole, super glued.

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#10930 34 days ago

I was just looking again at a playfield pic and was thinking, Monster Zero and King of the Monsters are not in the game yet correct? So there are another 2 wizard modes at least to be added to the game?

#10931 34 days ago
Quoted from KneeKickLou:

I was just looking again at a playfield pic and was thinking, Monster Zero and King of the Monsters are not in the game yet correct? So there are another 2 wizard modes at least to be added to the game?

Yes that's correct. They also haven't added an alternate challenge mode shortcut either, such the ones on JP, ST & GB. I love the Escape Nublar Challenge on JP, especially for the fact that it has it's own leaderboards. It's like it's own game-within-a-game, and a nice alternate mode when playing with friends.

Looking forward to what they come up with for GZ

#10932 34 days ago
Quoted from Pugster:

Just successfully ordered 2 from eBay.ca, $4.95 USD shipping to Canada. The ones I found were a single, not a 3-pack.
What's the preferred method of rigging these up? Also, looks to be perfectly sized in my eyes next to the saucer...Great find!!!!
PDK

I drilled a hole in belly of plane, filled with super glue and attached with a wire

#10933 34 days ago
Quoted from Hayfarmer:

I drilled a hole in belly of plane, filled with super glue and attached with a wire

Awesome that’s what I was hoping. Prefer not to alter original plastics if I can dodge it.

#10934 34 days ago

I bent a loop, then put a washer over it on a post. Bend before you glue it in

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#10935 34 days ago

Got my premium all powder coated. Had a hell of a time deciding on a color. There are so many that would work on this game since the machine is so colorful. Finally decided on green. Picked prismatic illusion money. I’m happy with the results. As always, pictures don’t do it justice.

Shout to to HemiOrange09 for the powder work. His work is outstanding!

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#10936 34 days ago
Quoted from NightTrain:

Got my premium all powder coated. Had a hell of a time deciding on a color. There are so many that would work on this game since the machine is so colorful. Finally decided on green. Picked prismatic illusion money. I’m happy with the results. As always, pictures don’t do it justice.
Shout to to HemiOrange09 for the powder work. His work is outstanding!
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Awesome color choice. Better than the LE, IMO.

#10937 34 days ago

I’m went with Double Green Vein, I don’t have them yet. Anxious to see the results.

#10938 34 days ago
Quoted from MaxAMillion:

I’m went with Double Green Vein, I don’t have them yet. Anxious to see the results.

Post some pics when you get it installed. I was thinking about a vein powder too. Should looks good!

#10939 34 days ago

Did the shaker get nerfed in a recent update? My LE used to rattle the glass. My premium with the pinball life shaker is so subtle, I forget it’s there sometimes. But it’s been a few code updates since I had my LE. I have pinball life shakers installed in a few other machines and have no issues.

The shaker is set to max in the settings.

#10940 34 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Zoinks! I've seen some sellers do that if they don't actually ship to a given area. Could also be a mistake... or not!

Not a mistake. Many people don’t pay attention that close and see the buy it now price and don’t notice the shipping cost and hit buy it now. If the seller finds one person he makes bank.

#10941 34 days ago
Quoted from NightTrain:Did the shaker get nerfed in a recent update? My LE used to rattle the glass. My premium with the pinball life shaker is so subtle, I forget it’s there sometimes. But it’s been a few code updates since I had my LE. I have pinball life shakers installed in a few other machines and have no issues.
The shaker is set to max in the settings.

My Pinball Life shaker still hits as hard in Godzilla on latest code as the ones in my other Sterns. It moves the balls around as the building drops at the start of Godzilla Multiball.

#10942 34 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Reduce your flipper power a bit.

I appreciate that, this did help a bit!

#10943 33 days ago
Quoted from Hayfarmer:

I drilled a hole in belly of plane, filled with super glue and attached with a wire

Any recommendations on wire type/source for something like this? (I've got a mothra figure I'm looking to suspend...)

(cut down a wire coat hanger or the like?)

#10944 33 days ago
Quoted from jonnyqtrek:

Any recommendations on wire type/source for something like this? (I've got a mothra figure I'm looking to suspend...)
(cut down a wire coat hanger or the like?)

piano wire..i used this stuff for my mothra (lower left): amazon.com link »

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#10945 33 days ago
Quoted from jonnyqtrek:

Any recommendations on wire type/source for something like this? (I've got a mothra figure I'm looking to suspend...)
(cut down a wire coat hanger or the like?)

I used some brass rod I had here, about the size of coat hanger

#10946 33 days ago
Quoted from Hayfarmer:

I've bought 3 sets, shipping always 5 bucks or so[quoted image]

If you look at sellers other items, they are available 3 planes for $4.99. Shipping to US $4.95, shipping to Canada $7.95US.

#10947 33 days ago
Quoted from Hayfarmer:

I used some brass rod I had here, about the size of coat hanger

I used paperclips cut down on my DE JP for Pterodactyls. Worked well and a little bit of movement.

#10948 33 days ago
Quoted from jonnyqtrek:

Any recommendations on wire type/source for something like this? (I've got a mothra figure I'm looking to suspend...)
(cut down a wire coat hanger or the like?)

Quoted from Hayfarmer:

I bent a loop, then put a washer over it on a post. Bend before you glue it in
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This is what I've started doing. Buy or find a short roll of Romex (electrical wire) and cut the sheath open - instant piano wire! Except it's much easier to bend but will still hold strong. Needle nose pliers and one loop later, and you're in business.

#10949 33 days ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

This is what I've started doing. Buy or find a short roll of Romex (electrical wire) and cut the sheath open - instant piano wire! Except it's much easier to bend but will still hold strong. Needle nose pliers and one loop later, and you're in business.

Great idea, and the copper will look good, as does the brass

#10950 33 days ago
Quoted from mostater:

Awesome color choice. Better than the LE, IMO.

Nice, I was wondering if you could powder coat that side armor.

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