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*FINISHED* The Acrylic Pinball Project - I am "clearly" insane


By Mk1Mod0

6 years ago



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#601 5 years ago

Great thread. Love the attention to detail.

#602 5 years ago
Quoted from Gerry:

1000 lbs really ?
No way.... holy F%$K
i knew it would be heavy but that is mind blowing..

I was kidding, but i know it's going to be around twice as heavy as a normal machine.

#603 5 years ago

583 llbs
After we guess the weight, we can fill it with jellybeans and try to guess how many.

#604 5 years ago
Quoted from cheesewhisperer:

583 llbs
After we guess the weight, we can fill it with jellybeans and try to guess how many.

Fill it with pinballs and guess

#605 5 years ago

I'll post weights as portions are completed. (I'm dying to know myself.) Should have all but the playfield by the end of the weekend. I guess I decided to save the best for last. Still having a little trouble getting a good polish back into the poly, but I'm sure it'll come together. Probably gonna be a "the enemy of good is better" kind of moment.

#606 5 years ago

then tell us how much it weighs when it's full of pinballs.

#607 5 years ago

I would love to watch everything move as the game is played. Really cool.

#608 5 years ago

Took the morning off to throw these together for my big brother in thanks for his help setting up and tearing down at TPF this year. He's a huge Trekkie and has now been bit by the pinball bug.
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#609 5 years ago

(In my best Forrest Gump imitation) "It happens.... 'What, shit?' ...sometimes."
Not sure what is more amazing. That these snap so easily or that I have only broken four so far?
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#610 5 years ago

Hey, that night light idea is AWESOME!

#611 5 years ago
Quoted from Garrett:

Hey, that night light idea is AWESOME!

Not my idea. There's a vendor that sells them at TPF, I just copied. Easily done.

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#612 5 years ago

Hold onto your shorts...

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#613 5 years ago

"Money shot" of the day.

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#614 5 years ago

FREAKIN' FAN-TAS-TIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#615 5 years ago
Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

"Money shot" of the day.

This is AWESOME!

#616 5 years ago

very cool

#617 5 years ago

Nice yard....

Amazing work!

#618 5 years ago

Looking very solid.
A transparent coin box filled with quarters would be an interesting touch...

#619 5 years ago

WOW, WOW, WOW!!!

#620 5 years ago

oh man this is just amazing!

can't wait to see what the artwork is gonna look like with all the leds.

i'm so jealous right now.....

#621 5 years ago
Quoted from Gov:

Nice yard....

Ha! I spent a lot of years 'keeping up with the Jones' with a beautiful lawn in VA. Too old for that crap now. Xeriscaping rocks. Literally.

#622 5 years ago

Looks awesome!

…perhaps clear inserts in the coin door?

#623 5 years ago

Meh. Not impressed.
(ok maybe a little. )

#624 5 years ago

Incredible! Just stunning!

#625 5 years ago

Looks fantastic!

Looking forward to a short video of the game being played, with the associated sounds and visuals

#626 5 years ago
Quoted from chadderack:

Looks fantastic!
Looking forward to a short video of the game being played, with the associated sounds and visuals

Don't see a PF installed in that cabinet. so.... he's still working on it.

#627 5 years ago

Awesome work!

#628 5 years ago

s w e e t ! ! ! !

#629 5 years ago

One word Fanplastic!

#630 5 years ago

I may have missed it somewhere but do you plan on making a frosted BG as well?

#631 5 years ago

Top notch...coming along superbly

#632 5 years ago

Awesome work!

#633 5 years ago

This is one of the coolest things I have ever seen, keep it up

#635 5 years ago
Quoted from Sly_Old_Devil:

One word Fanplastic!

Nice one. I love a good pun.

Quoted from Daniml:

I may have missed it somewhere but do you plan on making a frosted BG as well?

BG is tempered glass and will have a combo of paint and decal work.

Quoted from Zitt:

Don't see a PF installed in that cabinet. so.... he's still working on it.

All that's really left is to populate the playfield and crane it into place. After that, just a gazillion details, lighting, touch ups, cleaning, polishing and cleaning. Weights to follow...

#636 5 years ago

That is deferentially one of the coolest things I have ever seen! Being able to see the score reels is awesome. Love to see it in person at some point. Great great great work!

Al

#637 5 years ago

Not too impressive, to tell the truth. Head = 90#s. Body, minus playfield and associated parts = 181#s. Unpopulated playfields: old wood = 10#s. New polycarbonate = 17#s. Probably gonna end up around 325-330 or so. Ho-hum. I guess it'll have to be impressive on looks alone.

#638 5 years ago

I am bowing in your general direction.

Nicely done!

#639 5 years ago

you should be impressed that it's lighter than you hoped. Saves the ball bag.

#640 5 years ago

Change 2. The scores on this machine run six digits. The last two zeros are not reels, but rounded inserts. Thusly, the lowest score on the machine is 100. To add the two plastic zeros at the end of each score reel will just make less guts visible and serves no real purpose other than score inflation. I think I will leave them off. Everything will work the same and no one will be the wiser. The only real change would be the numbers for match will go from multiples of 100 to single digits.
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#641 5 years ago

You'll have to change any graphic you put on the playfield that denotes scoring as well.

#642 5 years ago

there is not a drug on the planet that could top the feeling you must get when you stand back and look at that amazing machine you have built, wow!

#643 5 years ago

I kinda think that over time with the play field art being wrong (scoring) and the score sheets being wrong and everyting else being so perfect and "clear" that you might want to think about adding those false zeros back- just an unasked for opinion worth exactly zero- But in the end- this would bother me... maybe not right away but after a while I think I would increasingly notice the absence.

Its an amazing project, and an amazing bit of skill you have picked up- congrats- either way you go no one is going to care- its your baby and its beautiful.

#644 5 years ago

You did an Awesome! Job on this project.
Thanks for sharing.

#645 5 years ago

I'd at least THINK about replacing/adding two more reels, in a wider cut-out, if at all possible, even if they never turn. Another opinion worth exactly zero---my gift to you. lol

#646 5 years ago

Killer ! keep it comin

#647 5 years ago
Quoted from cheesewhisperer:

I'd at least THINK about replacing/adding two more reels, in a wider cut-out, if at all possible, even if they never turn. Another opinion worth exactly zero---my gift to you. lol

I see why the suggestion is made, but think that wouldn't look very good. I like it as is, or with the dummy reels.

#648 5 years ago

I'd skip the dummy wheels.

They look good when hidden behind the backglass, but look silly when exposed as the scam they are.

#649 5 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

I'd skip the dummy wheels.
They look good when hidden behind the backglass, but look silly when exposed as the scam they are.

How about clear ones with frosted zeroes? It seems like a lot of work was done to faithfully recreate the whole machine. It seems like a shame to have something left off that even casual players may notice. \

Just a suggestion. I am in awe of how this turned out and missing dummy reels doesn't really change that at all.

#650 5 years ago

Since the backglass will expose the dummy reel spots. Why not just engrave the 0's on there? They will still be transparent and still add to the overall look, but will still be present for those that don't understand when they hit 100 point item and it only gives them 1 point.

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