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Stern STAR WARS club...May The Force Be With You

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#12301 3 months ago
Quoted from Schaitas:

Has anybody been able to install insider connected on a Premium Comic Art? If so... which model/kit.. and how did you do it?

Used this kit. Super easy.

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1295-gotfrogs/05778-metal-stern-insider-connected-qr-code-reader-coin-door-mount

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#12302 3 months ago
Quoted from MaxAMillion:

What colors of powder coating have people been doing on their Comic Art Premium? Looking for ideas

Mines not the comic art but I think the powder coat I did on mine would look great on any model. It was done by Robert Stone and he called it Infinite Sparkle. Tough to photograph, but you get the idea.

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#12303 3 months ago
Quoted from MaxAMillion:

But powder coating is super easy to reverse. It’s just the back box hinges, side rails, lockdown bar, legs. All of those are easy to buy anywhere. So why not have some fun with it? The key is picking the right color.

All true but honestly what color would fame the Comic Art package better than black?

#12304 3 months ago

Question for everyone. I recently picked up a pro model with about 200 plays. I have beaten some of the previous owners scores yet I never get prompted to enter my name or initials. One of the scores should of been the grand champion based on the levels that were set. I went through all adjustments and still cannot get it to prompt me. Any suggestions?

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#12305 3 months ago
Quoted from chubtoad13:

Mines not the comic art but I think the powder coat I did on mine would look great on any model. It was done by Robert Stone and he called it Infinite Sparkle. Tough to photograph, but you get the idea.
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That looks really good! mine is powder coated white and I love it. But man that looks great matching the stars!

#12306 3 months ago
Quoted from MaxAMillion:

Why Stern did this is beyond me since games before and after have those plastic triangles.

Because Stern cut the cost to produce the machine to a dead minimum. Even the LE doesn't have the typical LE apron. This isn't a "bash Stern" comment to be clear ... from what I heard, the licenses for Star Wars and GotG cost them a fortune ... the fact that Star Wars is basically AC/DC's layout and GotG is Metallica's layout is evidence of this (saves design time).

#12307 3 months ago

I will be powder coating my Comic Art Premium like this. It's the same powder that Stern used on BM66LE and SLE. It absolutely does NOT detract the value. Quite the opposite in my opinion. I'll always pay more for a powder coated game.

Pictures taken from this thread --> https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/i-can-powder-coat-your-pinball-armor-for-29500-plus-return-shipping?tq=star+wars&tu=

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#12308 3 months ago

To date that is the only powder coated Comic that looks good. The rails have been replaced and it is a different variation of black. At today’s prices it would cost $500 to pull that off factoring in the rails. The game is already power coated black (not as fancy but black). I am all for something like that but I don’t think It will increase the value of the game as much as was put into it. It’s like a forward pass in football. Three things can happen and only one is good.

#12309 3 months ago

I have the R2 topper too and honestly that tan metal housing could use a good powder coat color too, but naturally I am to scared to touch that thing

#12310 3 months ago
Quoted from Schaitas:

Has anybody been able to install insider connected on a Premium Comic Art? If so... which model/kit.. and how did you do it?

Just added to my pro. So far so good. Ran the cable to the backbox. Wireless didnt work on first bootup not sure why.. but I moved it to the left slot and it worked.

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#12311 3 months ago

How do you get jedi mb?

#12312 3 months ago
Quoted from gliebig:

How do you get jedi mb?

Destroy 100 Tie Fighters
Win Lightsaber Duel
Finish Escape from Boba Fett
Play through all modes and mini wizard modes.
Achieve the rank of Jedi Master

#12313 3 months ago
Quoted from crujones4life:

Destroy 100 Tie Fighters
Win Lightsaber Duel
Finish Escape from Boba Fett
Play through all modes and mini wizard modes.
Achieve the rank of Jedi Master

Wholly cow!

#12314 3 months ago

Exactly! I've never done it.

#12315 3 months ago

I've started down the rabbit hole...

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#12316 3 months ago
Quoted from crujones4life:

Destroy 100 Tie Fighters
Win Lightsaber Duel
Finish Escape from Boba Fett
Play through all modes and mini wizard modes.
Achieve the rank of Jedi Master

That's all?

#12317 3 months ago

Thank you. But what if I have the external volume control /headphones in the coin door?

#12318 3 months ago

Question has anyone had a problem with SW Premium crashing repeatedly? It happened several times, 3 times while on Hyperspace MB for some reason... any ideas what it could be? It happened on the previous code and again with the newest one.

#12319 3 months ago
Quoted from Ecw0930:

I've started down the rabbit hole...
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Nice, where did you get this trooper ?

#12320 3 months ago
Quoted from mayo:

Nice, where did you get this trooper ?

Ebay.

Hot wheels starship speeder bike.

Most of them are the white ones. I found this guy and plucked it. I am not a fan of mods from the wrong era/movies.

I also got a red 5, red 3, and a red 2 x wing intentionally so they weren't all red 5 and are also era appropriate. 4 blue tie fighter, and a snowspeeder.

The new x wings are easier to find, but not of the right timeline.

Problem is I'm having a hard time deciding where to put them all

#12321 3 months ago

https://mezelmods.com/products/star-wars-pinball-force-target-illumination?_pos=20&_sid=675c47076&_ss=r

Does anyone have this? If so what do you think of it? Totally worth it? Not really?

The clear targets are extinct so not sure how it'll do on black. Clear targets would have been a no brainer. Now, not sure....

#12322 3 months ago
Quoted from Ecw0930:

https://mezelmods.com/products/star-wars-pinball-force-target-illumination?_pos=20&_sid=675c47076&_ss=r
Does anyone have this? If so what do you think of it? Totally worth it? Not really?
The clear targets are extinct so not sure how it'll do on black. Clear targets would have been a no brainer. Now, not sure....

I have the kit with the clear targets. Wouldn’t call it earth-shattering but looks nice. Don’t have any pics of it and my game is out on a temp loan to a fellow collector.

#12323 3 months ago
Quoted from Schaitas:

Thank you. But what if I have the external volume control /headphones in the coin door?

I never used the headphone jack so I switched to this: https://www.pinballlife.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=PBL-100-0062-00

Another bonus is that it is not an obvious knob for kids to mess with.

#12324 3 months ago
Quoted from Selig:

I never used the headphone jack so I switched to this: https://www.pinballlife.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=PBL-100-0062-00
Another bonus is that it is not an obvious knob for kids to mess with.

Except you don’t have the headphone connection. I have and use the headphone connection on all my games. The OP’s question is still valid.

I have seen some attach the QR reader to the bottom of the backbox. My concern with that is reach.

#12325 3 months ago

I do all my drop targets like this,just buy the drops and back light them,I did blue and red on my game!it’s not earth shattering but well worth the effort and cost.

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#12326 3 months ago
Quoted from MrMikeman:

Except you don’t have the headphone connection. I have and use the headphone connection on all my games. The OP’s question is still valid.
I have seen some attach the QR reader to the bottom of the backbox. My concern with that is reach.

I 3D printed my coinbox camera plate and although I do have a headphone/volume kit I've never installed it. It looks to me like there is easily enough space on the plate for the jack and volume pot under the camera, definitely doable with 3D printing and possibly doable on the metal plate kits by just carefully positioning where to drill the holes.

#12327 89 days ago
Quoted from Selig:

I never used the headphone jack so I switched to this: https://www.pinballlife.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=PBL-100-0062-00
Another bonus is that it is not an obvious knob for kids to mess with.

so - I would need to buy the Premium Insider Connected kit.. right?

#12328 89 days ago
Quoted from Schaitas:

Question has anyone had a problem with SW Premium crashing repeatedly? It happened several times, 3 times while on Hyperspace MB for some reason... any ideas what it could be? It happened on the previous code and again with the newest one.

So.. I guess I am the only one with a SW Prem that crashes? Anyone has any ideas what it could be?

#12329 89 days ago
Quoted from Schaitas:

So.. I guess I am the only one with a SW Prem that crashes? Anyone has any ideas what it could be?

Do you have a shaker motor? How old is your SW premium? Mine crashed on occasion prior to installing this:

https://sternpinball.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Stern-ShakerMotorAdvisory.pdf

#12330 89 days ago
Quoted from rockrand:

I do all my drop targets like this,just buy the drops and back light them,I did blue and red on my game!it’s not earth shattering but well worth the effort and cost.
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Do you still have a source for the clear targets? Thanks for the pics! Looks good!!!

Quoted from MrMikeman:

I have the kit with the clear targets. Wouldn’t call it earth-shattering but looks nice. Don’t have any pics of it and my game is out on a temp loan to a fellow collector.

I went ahead and bought the lighting kit.

Hoping someday someone will come up with usable clear targets.

#12331 89 days ago

Got some of them on there tonight. 2 ties and 2 x wings left. Not sure there's room in the premium and it already came.with the world mods.

Wondering about 3d printing mounting rings for the Hyperloop. Let them ride that.

Also, complete titan kit with clears and LOW BOUNCE flipper rubbers. A WORLD of difference. It's actually controllable now and can really play the game. Made it even better!

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#12332 89 days ago
Quoted from Ecw0930:

Got some of them on there tonight. 2 ties and 2 x wings left. Not sure there's room in the premium and it already came.with the world mods.
Wondering about 3d printing mounting rings for the Hyperloop. Let them ride that.
Also, complete titan kit with clears and LOW BOUNCE flipper rubbers. A WORLD of difference. It's actually controllable now and can really play the game. Made it even better!
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Yeah I have my X-wing on approach to the death star via the Hyperloop. I modified the worlds bracket to snap into the hot wheels vehicles just like the included bracket. If you want the STL, let me know.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/stern-star-wars-clubmay-the-force-be-with-you/page/205#post-6106007

#12333 89 days ago
Quoted from tilt-master:

Do you have a shaker motor? How old is your SW premium? Mine crashed on occasion prior to installing this:
https://sternpinball.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Stern-ShakerMotorAdvisory.pdf

Yes. It does have a shaker motor... could that be the reason?

#12334 89 days ago
Quoted from tilt-master:

Do you have a shaker motor? How old is your SW premium? Mine crashed on occasion prior to installing this:
https://sternpinball.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Stern-ShakerMotorAdvisory.pdf

Its a Comic Art Premium. Not sure the year. I bought used with the shaker alrrady installed. I will check to make sure the shaker is original Stern. I have Stern shakers in 5 other pins and never had an issue

#12335 89 days ago
Quoted from Schaitas:Its a Comic Art Premium. Not sure the year. I bought used with the shaker alrrady installed. I will check to make sure the shaker is original Stern. I have Stern shakers in 5 other pins and never had an issue

None of the "Comic" games had factory installed shakers. Make sure that capacitor is installed. Not having can cause resets.

#12336 89 days ago
Quoted from Ecw0930:

Do you still have a source for the clear targets? Thanks for the pics! Looks good!!!

I went ahead and bought the lighting kit.
Hoping someday someone will come up with usable clear targets.

I keep forgetting who I buy them from,ask pinsider Zitt for where to get them,fun mod and if you need help for joe to do it ask me I have good pictures?

#12337 89 days ago

Where can I get the cool radio antenna spotlights?

#12338 89 days ago
Quoted from D-Gottlieb:

Where can I get the cool radio antenna spotlights?

The Mod couple has them…I like the ones I installed.

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1080-the-mod-couple/by-game/2476-star-wars-stern

#12339 88 days ago
Quoted from setzkor:

Yeah I have my X-wing on approach to the death star via the Hyperloop. I modified the worlds bracket to snap into the hot wheels vehicles just like the included bracket. If you want the STL, let me know.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/stern-star-wars-clubmay-the-force-be-with-you/page/205#post-6106007

I would love to print up a few of these brackets!

#12340 88 days ago
Quoted from Crispy77:

I would love to print up a few of these brackets!

Ok, I tossed it up in thingiverse...let me know if any issues.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5386426

#12341 88 days ago
Quoted from setzkor:

Ok, I tossed it up in thingiverse...let me know if any issues.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5386426

This is great! Thank you!

#12342 88 days ago
Quoted from rockrand:

I keep forgetting who I buy them from,ask pinsider Zitt for where to get them,fun mod and if you need help for joe to do it ask me I have good pictures?

Zitt said they will never make any more because of quality issues. He said the supplier was in Europe (Germany maybe) and that the second batch went bad with a different material and they won't ever do them again.

So it's up to us to figure it out....

#12343 88 days ago
Quoted from Ecw0930:

This is great! Thank you!

No problem, I updated the thingiverse file now to include the tip as a separate STL file in case anyone wants to rotate/tilt the mount... I've had mine mounted for about a year now with no problems, and the tip seemed to grab all of the SW style Hotwheels I had here.

#12344 88 days ago
Quoted from setzkor:

No problem, I updated the thingiverse file now to include the tip as a separate STL file in case anyone wants to rotate/tilt the mount... I've had mine mounted for about a year now with no problems, and the tip seemed to grab all of the SW style Hotwheels I had here.

Little tinkering and it came out perfect. Excited to get the angles and see how they look!

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#12345 88 days ago

Just a friendly reminder that the OEM ships in Star Wars are distressed. The Hot Wheels Starships do work great, but you have to knock down that new ship shine or they kind of stick out. Wash them with a weak black paint / water solution and put some miles on them. The results are much better.

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#12346 88 days ago

I bought Starwars X Wing miniatures.

These fit nicely with wire.

Few X wings, few Tie Fighters

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#12347 88 days ago

Does anyone have a rough ballpark value for a Star Wars Comic Pro? I am interested in buying or trading for one. Not many have been sold recently so trying to gauge what a fair price would be.

#12348 88 days ago
Quoted from Palmer:

Does anyone have a rough ballpark value for a Star Wars Comic Pro? I am interested in buying or trading for one. Not many have been sold recently so trying to gauge what a fair price would be.

$6500 - $7000 but you are paying for the art (which is better in my opinion). The premium is a better game and the standard edition could be had for $1000 more. The Comic Premiums are in high demand and going for 10k plus.

#12349 88 days ago
Quoted from Ashram56:

Hi everyone,
Quick question: I wanted to print the Pinworld mods available on Thingiverse (hats off to them for providing the models by the way, this is really super super nice of them, quite a gesture of support to the community)
Turns out that there are two cannons models, one for the Pro, one for the LE. But the LE seems to be missing the back half of the cannon, whereas the Pro is complete, and I can't figure out why ? Since I own a Premium, my understanding I would need the LE version
Can someone who owns the Pinworld mod on a Premium/LE show me how it's installed ?
Thanks !

Sorry - I am afraid I sold my SW and haven't been checking the club thread lately. It looks like it's been answered but the PREMIUM/LE version of the ion cannon had to be trimmed to allow space for the magnet cover for the hyperloop.

Quoted from setzkor:

Ok, I tossed it up in thingiverse...let me know if any issues.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5386426

Fantastic to see that clip reworked - great job setzkor !

#12350 88 days ago
Quoted from Mjesposi:

Question for everyone. I recently picked up a pro model with about 200 plays. I have beaten some of the previous owners scores yet I never get prompted to enter my name or initials. One of the scores should of been the grand champion based on the levels that were set. I went through all adjustments and still cannot get it to prompt me. Any suggestions?[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Hey everyone - just bumping this post to see if anyone had any thoughts on how to correct or fix?

Thanks

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