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


By Mk1Mod0

6 years ago



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#701 5 years ago

Aah. That's better.

Dontcha wish your pinball was hot. Like. Mine?
Dontcha wish your pinball was a freak. Like. Mine?
Dontcha?
Dontcha?

#702 5 years ago

I'm so hard right now.

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#703 5 years ago

Eeyeaaaahhhhhh. This bitch is going to be the Belle of the Ball. Prize or no, it'll damn sure be the most photographed.

#704 5 years ago

you plan on lighting the head? I think some LED strips lighting up the mechanicals would be cool and with a second controller youd get some sweat combo colors or effects. turned out as well as you imagined or better I bet, great work cant wait for the PF! Ive been following this EPIC thread for some time and its all coming to fruition

#705 5 years ago
Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

Eeyeaaaahhhhhh. This bitch is going to be the Belle of the Ball. Prize or no, it'll damn sure be the most photographed.
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Damn skippy... You sir are correct !!

#706 5 years ago

Can you put fish in it yet ?

#707 5 years ago

WOW! DAMN WOW!

#708 5 years ago

Wow....that is truly incredible.....

#709 5 years ago
Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

Aah. That's better.
Dontcha wish your pinball was hot. Like. Mine?
Dontcha wish your pinball was a freak. Like. Mine?
Dontcha?
Dontcha?
» YouTube video

Awesome attract mode!

#710 5 years ago

Coolest EM in the history of EVER! Would be the shining star of anybody's collection. Belongs in a museum, but should be a touring exhibit. Someday I'd love to see and play this baby, but afraid I'd drool on it too much.
You are my hero.

#711 5 years ago

Belongs in my secret collection

#712 5 years ago

More shock and awe from another admirer here! Great work. Wish this could be a traveling exhibit piece. Don't think I'm making any trips to Texas in the immediate future, but man, does this make me want to plan one.

Wishing my pinball was hot like yours,
Ryan

#713 5 years ago

That is really an attractive cabinet. That's going to get some attention.

#714 5 years ago

The cab lighting does a terrific job---making the etched images glow. I had no idea they would look so sweet.

#715 5 years ago

Really, really impressive! I'd love to do this to a Magic Screen bingo someday but I think drilling the 25 concave playfield holes might be a problem. Not to mention the 300+ lb weight of the head.

#716 5 years ago

It's beautiful! Commence face melting in 5...
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#717 5 years ago
Quoted from KingNine:

I am SOOOO looking forward to the Houston show! If you don't bring it I do believe pandamonium would ensue. Mass hysteria. Dogs and cats living together...

Who ya gonna call!! Well, Houston is the next goal but then TPF was the last one and we all know what happened there. Seriously though, it's looking good.

Quoted from vid1900:

I'm so hard right now.

Damn, I'm good!

Quoted from labnip:

Can you put fish in it yet ?

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Quoted from DennisDodel:

Really, really impressive! I'd love to do this to a Magic Screen bingo someday but I think drilling the 25 concave playfield holes might be a problem. Not to mention the 300+ lb weight of the head.

Oof! Bingo machines weigh enough as it is. Drilling is easy, just a slower prospect. And all those relays? Wow. It'd look really cool, though... I have seen a number of bingos in different places but they are never playable. Would love to play one someday, but not enough to want to buy one. I would assume they are a PITA to fix and to move.

#718 5 years ago
Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

Aah. That's better.
Dontcha wish your pinball was hot. Like. Mine?
Dontcha wish your pinball was a freak. Like. Mine?
Dontcha?
Dontcha?
» YouTube video

Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

Eeyeaaaahhhhhh. This bitch is going to be the Belle of the Ball. Prize or no, it'll damn sure be the most photographed.
» YouTube video

Now I have to buy a new keyboard because of the drool on this one. I can only imagine what Vid's keyboard looks like from his post earlier.

#719 5 years ago
Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

Eeyeaaaahhhhhh. This bitch is going to be the Belle of the Ball. Prize or no, it'll damn sure be the most photographed.
» YouTube video

I officially hate you! This thing is pretty damn sweet.

#720 5 years ago

So after a good milestone weekend, I settled in to cover a few more mundane tasks I have been ignoring while in pursuit of greater things. I finished mounting all the door hardware, flipper buttons, tilt mechs, ball select and the game start button. First, though, I had to make me a cheating jig. Wrong holes are easy to fix in wood...
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There. Now we can make the holes in the right place consistently.
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Tar-dar!
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#721 5 years ago

The rest of it.

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#722 5 years ago

not going with the clear flipper buttons? Figured that would be a gimme.

#723 5 years ago

Ok, ok. One last milestone. But only the one, then it's bedtime for this weekend. (Warning: EM gurus will start posting troubleshooting instructions in 3...2...1...)

#724 5 years ago

first thing i'd check. Make sure all the zero positions on the score reels are making contact. Seems like it thinks one of them is not at 0

#725 5 years ago

LED Flipper buttons would be a neat addition! Great looking machine!

#726 5 years ago

Amazing, and just great.. dont know which is better, but wow...

Mucho respect sir, you have earned it..

Cant wait to see more !

#727 5 years ago

Amazing and awesome.

#728 5 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

not going with the clear flipper buttons? Figured that would be a gimme.

They don't exist
Red or green transparent are his only options

#730 5 years ago

double read

#731 5 years ago

amazon.com link » <<< there clear ones

#732 5 years ago
Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

4 down, 2 to go. Did I mention a HATE polishing? AAaaaarrrrrrgggggg!!!!!

And you took on this project? You do hate yourself, don't you.

Quoted from Zitt:

They don't exist Red or green transparent are his only options

That's what the lathe is for. I'll turn em if you want to polish em....oh...there's the dreaded "P" word again.

Oops...google show they're out there. Never mind.

#733 5 years ago

i think a guy at cointaker gave me some free clear buttons at txpinfest.
might have them around here somewhere.

#734 5 years ago

Pretty sure these are the old style, not the ones with nuts and springs.
Clear exists for "modern" flipper buttons; but not the old style.

#735 5 years ago

Like everyone has said before... great thread, awesome project. Now will someone near MK1MOD0 drop off an HD Video Camera for him to use?

#736 5 years ago
Quoted from Manhattan:

Now will someone near MK1MOD0 drop off an HD Video Camera for him to use?

Hey! At least I'm not using a phone! LOL

O/T I cannot say no to all weekend, so I'm getting at what I can during the week. Hakko 808? Check. It's almost like cheating. Almost.

And this too. Whoever came up with it I thank from the bottom of my frustrated fingers. This has saved me so much time and effort it is almost like cheating. Almost.
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#737 5 years ago

Installed the last item on the backboard, my newly acquired match motor. A pound of solder and a mile of shrink tube, STAT!!
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#738 5 years ago

Another thread update!! Almost there, and looking GOOD!

#739 5 years ago

Every time I read an update on this I just want to cry!!!!!!!

This is one of the most fascinating things I have ever seen in my life! An artist on par with anything on display in the Louvre!

GOD . . . . I love this thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mike in Kentucky

#740 5 years ago
Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

This bitch is going to be the Belle of the Ball

There are no words
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#741 5 years ago

Summer is back in south Texas. Damn. So last week I went ahead and mounted and wired up the match unit. A big PITA but I got through it. I asked the fellow Pinsider who sold it to me to leave on plenty of extra wire as mine seemed to have been cut right at the unit. (Poorly cut I might add.) After getting it all together and testing it, I came to two conclusions.
1. The unit works great.
2. It looks like complete ass. Like a three year old did it. In a hurry. Even some strategically placed zip strips won't clean this up. In the interest of complete, um, "transparency," I offer these pictures for your ridicule and derision.

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#742 5 years ago

I think I'd buy some wire and make new runs without the splices.

#743 5 years ago

So being as it's my machine and I can and will do as I please, I moved the unit close enough to the wire harness to avoid all but 1 or 2 connections and soldered the old wires directly to the unit. Tar-dar. Better.

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#744 5 years ago

The fake zeros are back. Still not sure I like them, but I feel they should be there.

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#745 5 years ago

Final step for the back board - light surrounds on the controlled lamps. Lookin' good. Tomorrow I hope to finish up the back box. LEDs, brackets and associated wiring and plugs, top catch for back glass and vents. Then all that will be left is the play field.
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#746 5 years ago

Looks amazing !!

#747 5 years ago
Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

The fake zeros are back. Still not sure I like them, but I feel they should be there.

Once I see them installed, I agree, they should be there!

#748 5 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

Once I see them installed, I agree, they should be there!

For sure !

#749 5 years ago

This morning I epoxied on the upper backglass keeper piece which is from the original cabinet. There will be two pieces from the cabinet installed. This one and a small piece that the knocker will plunge to.
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