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The Crazy Mansion by the Pinball Amigos


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    #1850 1 year ago

    He has some holes in the ceiling at the Dutch Pinball Museum
    Let's close those gaps.

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    #1851 1 year ago

    Damn,they pre painted the wrong sides

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    #1852 1 year ago

    Check out my new beer sign!
    It is real nice!

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    #1853 1 year ago

    A quick 85 km/h to the hardware store earlier to get some paint...tough choice..

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    #1854 1 year ago

    A touch of primer first,so we can give it some paint later on the evening...nice moment to have a beer.

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    #1855 1 year ago

    We are using puke green for the side blades insides.
    We'll see how that pans out.
    We might do artwork on the blades,we'll see.

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    #1856 1 year ago

    We need to take the playfield out 'cause i need to cut some pieces of metal away,the blades hit lots of things,plus they need a lot of holes to attach it to the playfield.
    Gonna be strrrrrong!!!
    BOOM!!!

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    #1858 1 year ago
    Quoted from swinks:

    nice work on the side blades and understand now where you are going - ignore my advice, as you are all over it.

    Or maaaybe we took some good advice at heart!

    #1859 1 year ago

    Gerard arrived,supercool new merchandise!
    Make pinball great again hats!!
    And the banana flippers are insane!!!

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    #1860 1 year ago

    Wow!
    A lot of stuff underneath already man

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    #1861 1 year ago

    Dick takes some measurements for the cutting

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    #1862 1 year ago

    Safety is nr 1 priority

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    #1863 1 year ago

    The new grinder is superlight and not as loud as the old one,i hated that machine.
    You could not run it without earplugs?
    Horrible machine..

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    #1864 1 year ago

    Screw it,these goggles fog up like crazy

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    #1865 1 year ago

    This is gonna show,gotta cut that off..

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    #1866 1 year ago

    Dick pours heart and soul into the drilling

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    #1867 1 year ago

    The blades are painted and dry in minutes...threw them on the heater.
    Let's see if Gerard still has his pinball building skills from when he build the Matrix pinball....(he's been ceo for a while now.. , that stuff fades fast )

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    #1868 1 year ago

    We have a new 4th amigo people
    Great extra pair of hands
    Always good to see Gerard,supernice bloke with cool pinball stories.
    He is basically our dutch custodian of pinball.

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    #1869 1 year ago

    He also donated a very very usable mech,do you guys recognize it?
    Place your bets

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    #1871 1 year ago

    I just realised i made a booboo...
    The angle is wrong.
    It has to go up steeper to the backbox.
    Ah well,the dude will bend some new ones next week.
    It looks real great with these painted sides,it really boxes the playfield.
    Really want it to be right so swapping them this week.

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    #1872 1 year ago

    BOOM! You win!
    Right on the money

    #1873 1 year ago

    Man i am a dweeb hahaha,i am off by 3 inches?
    But you catch our drift right?
    We can attach/weld mounting points to the sides for anything!

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    #1874 1 year ago

    More on this next week!
    Have an awesome weekend everybody!

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    #1875 1 year ago

    Dick and Bas
    Or is it Bas and Dick?
    Face swap!

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    #1876 1 year ago

    Let's make pinball great again people!!!

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    #1877 1 year ago

    Man do we dig aerosmith

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    #1879 1 year ago
    Quoted from swinks:

    nice work guys... see ya next week

    You bet buddy!
    We'll be here

    #1886 1 year ago
    Quoted from paultje:

    Nice work guys, have a good weekend

    U2 buddy!

    Quoted from dirkdiggler:

    Great work again guys!
    Those banana flippers are bananas!
    Will the rubber conform to it?

    The yellow cover is the rubber,it is molded to fit over the flipper.
    If you take the yellow cover off,there is a red williams flipper bat under there.

    Quoted from Travish:

    But I can't understand a thing y'all say. Except for the beer part. Guess that's universal in any language.

    Lol , you gotta understand,we grew up with lots of your sitcoms like family ties,alf,married with children.
    English MTV with Ray Cokes and other blokes.
    So a lot of times we use english one liners in scenteses.
    Weird thing is...parts of your language does not translate to dutch.
    Example: if my girlfriend makes fun of me,i'll say:" i will never open up to you again! ".
    Which translated to Dutch is a very weird and square scentence.
    So we often use english like slang.
    Come have a beer translates to: "kom je een biertje pakken jonguh".

    Quoted from zerbam:

    should'nt those bannana flippers go into the minnions machine?........BANNANA!!!!!

    Yeah
    Of course they are for the minion machine,just a joke.
    I was on the skull bottle with Gerard last night after a few beers and all of a sudden the banana flippers were on the Crazy Mansion

    Quoted from Fulltilt:

    No... but maybe....

    Wow that picture is wrong on so many levels...

    #1889 1 year ago
    Quoted from oldskool1969:

    Banana flippers look cool, but they suck to play with big time. Re consider the us e please!
    Next time try safety goggles not swimming goggles

    The minion machine is a fun gimmick anyway the flipperbats belong in the theme!

    The goggles were actually from my sons chemistry kit

    #1890 1 year ago
    Quoted from Peer:

    Stay in wonderland guys

    Ofcourse!
    It's great here!

    #1892 1 year ago
    Quoted from Travish:

    And y'all got cool cars. You have our cool cars and your cool cars too.

    Now that i think of it,i only own American cars!? did not notice it
    I love how usa build cars look...i am a total sucker for the fabulous fifties/sixties/early seventies.
    No windtunnel created crap,my '59 Plymouth Fury front is just a vertical wall trying to plow through the air resistance.
    It uses up all the fuel in the netherlands if i go on a trip...
    It has some rust here and there,no plans to restore..i just drive it like it is.
    My son and i named her "the Rolling Legend".
    A few months back i watched the movie Christine with him and boy did he dig it...he sometimes sits in our plymouth pretending he is Arnie Cunningham.(he told me )

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    #1893 1 year ago

    New addition to the family is Tessa...our Tesla.(i have 49 solar panels on the pinball building so a tesla made sense)
    It is a high milage 2013 car,else one cannot afford it.
    I sold my left kidney,gallons of blood and worked three jobs to buy it.
    But i wanted a Tesla so bad..,it is like driving the Enterprise from Star Trek.
    Also american made..
    Hm
    All my pins are american made too( except FT) and i collect usa space age stuff...
    All the stuff i dig is American made!
    I am on the wrong continent!!!!

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    #1895 1 year ago
    Quoted from PAPPYBALL:

    Nice! Super jealous! You need a Tesla semi truck next for hauling pins!

    Don't be,not trying to show off
    It is actually way more car than i should drive,i am just a simple guy.(i get reactions like:" is that YOUR car??" (They have a hard time swallowing:"but you are a moron? It can't be yours?!")
    Thing is,i was willing to work crazy hard to get one.
    Now i will die 5 years sooner
    Tessa luckely accomodates a pinball machine,i bought the mercedes station wagon so i could haul pins...(never measured,figured it would fit)
    Well it didn't...stupid merc.
    It sold well and i never missed it a second.
    Seats in the merc were awful.
    The Tesla seats are a big warm hug when you step into the car.

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    #1897 1 year ago
    Quoted from toyotaboy:

    Well it IS a gottlieb system 3 you have in there.. those are the worst case scenario among pins, the cabinets are so dam tall. When my wife drove a scion XB (the newer one), it would scrape the ceiling but would fit. Those were clearly meant to be operated with a Van or pickup.

    Oh? Did not know that?
    I could not get a Ballyor Stern in too ?
    Transported a brandnew acdc Lucy the same way.
    The guy i bought it from thought i was nuts

    #1898 1 year ago

    Ah,forgot to upload these yesterday,we are going strong

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    #1900 1 year ago
    Quoted from Travish:

    We're gonna be needing that back.

    Hahaha

    #1901 1 year ago

    Ok,exciting sunday,a seller contacted me a few minutes ago..he agreed to my bid!
    So a quick casual sunday sweatpants to jeans switch,fired up Tessa and on my way to spend some money..
    Live sunday footage

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    #1902 1 year ago

    Ah this exit!

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    #1903 1 year ago

    Got my lucky cap on!

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    #1904 1 year ago

    It is here and the place is for rent so this guy needs to sell...great news

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    #1906 1 year ago

    Yeah baby!!!

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    #1907 1 year ago
    Quoted from cosmokramer:

    Man im so excited to see what it is..

    I officially own a baby pacman pinball/ video game!!
    Do you guys have any idea how rare this thing is over here?
    Yes! Score!!!

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    #1910 1 year ago
    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    Yeah holy cow, I thought he would be picking up something small.

    Yeah...sometimes wish i collected comic books

    #1912 1 year ago
    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    Hahaha, no kidding! I always joke when moving games to shows that I should have gotten into something like stamps or retro consoles.
    At SFGE this past year, one of the guys who brought a bunch of board games for people to play was in awe at how many people brought pinball and arcade games.

    Well this thing is something else...it is insanely heavy and now i have to unload alone

    #1913 1 year ago

    Sigh...

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    #1914 1 year ago

    Yeah!!!
    It is officially mine now!
    It is in the house!

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    #1915 1 year ago

    Now i need to figure out why the videogame doesn't boot..
    I bought it like this and i sincerely hope i can figure out what's wrong with it.
    It looks like nobody messed with it so i am excited to start this repair!
    The schematics are with the machine so i'll figure it out.
    See you next friday everybody!

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    #1916 1 year ago

    Could not resist doing diagnostics on baby pacman:

    #1918 1 year ago
    Quoted from Dee-Bow:

    I started reading the thread this morning! ..38 pages.. someone made fun of themselves as the worst follower on about page 20..well i got ya beat! Haha .great job boys! Love all the whiskey breaks! I'm nervous about that cabinet tho amigos!.(sorry!) I know ya got it in you boys to build one that has interlocking joints! Are you sure this one will hold up to abuse of hauling it around with all that weight in there?! Again, sorry to sound like a downer.. you guys are faakin deadly! Can't wait to see it flippin!

    Drumroll--->hihat!
    Worst follower ever is dee-bow!
    Nah kidding man,cool we are worth your time..awesome!
    We'll see if the cab holds,otherwise we just build a new one and throw the playfield in that one lol...
    We are used to stuff breaking and needing a re-design
    Some things are so dumb , we keep that classified...but mostly we laugh and move on
    It's trial and error...good fun

    #1919 1 year ago

    Funny how the people at Bally figured the plural of Pacman is Pac-men

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    #1920 1 year ago

    And these guys made a "packman " out of pacman...

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    #1922 1 year ago

    And there was a guy once who thought the guys from the blue/white sticker spelled it the right way
    Come on people really?

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    #1923 1 year ago
    Quoted from Travish:

    If they wrote pacmans people would be like "idiots don't know how to spell". It would be like if a pin had words misspelled on a Playfield. Oh wait never mind...

    lol!
    Yeah but Packman?!
    Come on...
    His name is all over the machine?!

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    #1926 1 year ago
    Quoted from Travish:

    Where do the baby pacman's come from? Ms pacman must be getting out a lot.

    Yeah,what a slut
    This machine is in no way a baby btw..it is real big and weighs a ton!

    Quoted from MarkInc:

    Originally called Puckman.
    Renamed Pacman to avoid graffiti artists changing the P to and F!
    So Packman is some weird transitional phase.

    Really?!
    You guys know so much,pinside is great.
    Kind of makes a lot of sense cause it is a puck shaped little guy!

    #1928 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pintucky:

    I'm just as amazed at your English speaking abilities as your pinball building skills! You really have a great command of 'our language'. I lived in Germany for two years and can now speak 'baby German', but I can't imagine being as fluent as you are. You know the many idiosyncracies, the double meaning of words, and slang of our language. I'm envious of your talents!!!
    Mike in Kentucky

    Thanks Mike,biggest compliment ever

    #1930 1 year ago
    Quoted from WJxxxx:

    And Americans are starting to get the hang of English as well now.
    Just need to correct "gray", "color", "elevator/lift", "cookie/biscuit", "chips/crisps" etc. etc. and you'll be close to a B*

    Haha,those are thin lines

    #1931 1 year ago

    Pre-friday-build footage..
    I am removing this disco ball from the ceiling,the people who sold us this house left it there...and we also left it there.
    On my daughters birthday party the pinata was way too close to it and a blindfolded kid hit it dead on with a bat.
    So we have some missing mirror material here and there now.

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    #1933 1 year ago

    my girl asked me to take it down ages ago...only reason i'm doing it now?
    Yup,you guessed right...
    There is a great strong motor in here!
    If you interrupt the current the rotation reverses,real cool.
    If eventually my girl takes it down i cannot have it anymore.(i am the manic hoarder in this household...seeing 10 other purposes for stuff instantly.) (please warn me if you see me crossing the border/stacking boxes of newspapers and plastic and such in this topic's background... )

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    #1934 1 year ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    Disco Disco!!

    Good to see at least one of the three Amigos already!

    Hey! Atari Daze!
    How r u doin' buddy?
    Yeah,i need to tigthy up a little before we start this friday...the build area looks so bad i am not gonna show it

    #1935 1 year ago

    Yeahhh...i am going to save this somewhere...cool motor.
    With a relay i can totally integrate this in the crazy mansion.

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    #1936 1 year ago

    Hey!!!!?
    I'll be damned!
    What do i find inbetween the fly zapper,camera,pizza slicer and light bulb!?

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    #1937 1 year ago

    The skill shot ramp we've been searching for!
    So the little bastard was hiding there!!

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    #1939 1 year ago
    Quoted from Dee-Bow:

    Booooom! Happy Friday y'all!

    Hey dee-bow!
    Hanging up my arrow signs..almost starting fridays build!

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    #1940 1 year ago

    So i went back to Blacon this week for new sideblades for the playfield!

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    #1941 1 year ago

    I had some spare time this week and prepped the blades for tonight

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    #1942 1 year ago

    I like this sign man!

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    #1943 1 year ago

    Hey Gerard!
    Mic is superhappy with his cap
    Hi everybody!
    Welcome to the crazy mansion friday!!!

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    #1944 1 year ago

    We found a real cool green metallic for the side blades guys!
    It harmonizes way better with the green plexi.

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    #1945 1 year ago

    Yeah...that might work!

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    #1946 1 year ago

    Mic says a silver layer will make the green metallic pop even better...well luckily i have brand new silver aerosols

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    #1947 1 year ago

    We need to grind and drill some stuff but this is only a first layer...

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    #1948 1 year ago

    While that dries we eat these snacks

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    #1949 1 year ago

    Life is great,too bad for Dick,he has to work in the bakery tonight

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    #1950 1 year ago

    Here you can clearly see my measuring error...

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    #1951 1 year ago

    We have a super expensive green template now lol
    I laid it underneath the silver one and simply copy the cuts with a marker.

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    #1952 1 year ago

    Now that we found the little plastic skill shot ramp,we are rethinking the skill shot...we came up with a real fun idea..
    The basket from space jam is gonna be "the fruit loop skill shot".
    We are gonna make a giant fruit loop on the basket ring!
    And we know just the item we need for the right structure of a fruit loop

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    #1953 1 year ago

    We stole nerf gun bullets from my kids heh heh heh
    We will paint the basket plate green metallic,just like the side blades and mic will plot some decals "froot loop skill shot"
    Let's make a giant froot loop!!! Haha!

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    #1954 1 year ago

    Mic uses black washer fluid car tubing and he wants to hot glue the froot loop on there...just freehanding..

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    #1955 1 year ago

    Meantime i am grinding some cuts in the sideblades

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    #1956 1 year ago

    It clears what needs to be cleared..

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    #1957 1 year ago

    Now all these holes again...pfff...drills have no more life in 'em

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    #1958 1 year ago

    Mic is sanding like a madman on the basket...it is a high milage basket

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    #1959 1 year ago

    I pre fitted the blades and need to live test them in the cab to see if i got the angle right under the backbox

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    #1960 1 year ago

    Boom!
    Got it right this time!

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    #1961 1 year ago

    I'm cutting out the original ramp bracket from the baywatch sideblade..
    Weld it on our sideblade before stepping into the paint boot.

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    #1962 1 year ago

    Huh? I blew up my new angle grinder?

    #1963 1 year ago

    Let's weld!

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    #1964 1 year ago

    Time for a beer!!

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    #1965 1 year ago

    Mic clear coated the froot loop

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    #1966 1 year ago

    We've got the switch back on and a fruit loop installed but we need a bunch of froot loop decals to get the message across...but we will definately finetune this one till it's sort of cartoony funny and spot on obvious froot loop.

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    #1967 1 year ago

    Mic attaches the painted blades to the field

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    #1968 1 year ago

    Yeah...this is radical...

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    #1970 1 year ago
    Quoted from paultje:

    Looks like you've been busy guys!! Good work on the Froot loop Mic!
    Have a good weekend guys, see you next week

    Thanks bro!
    Enough for today,awesome friday,superhappy with the progress!

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    #1972 1 year ago
    Quoted from paultje:

    Yeah, great progress!! Respect Amigos, did you put the banana bats on the minions machine?

    No man,no time
    Priorities!
    We want to add a merch topic soon to get our autographed t-shirts out into the world.
    But fridays fly by like it's nothing..
    We are gonna collect money for the cancer foundation with our autographed shirts.
    Gonna be great!
    Do something positive

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    #1974 1 year ago

    This will be our autograph on every shirt we send to you guys
    Black shirts will have silver autograph....
    White shirts will have black autograph...
    Gonna be cool,together we can make a change friends.
    The three of us lost our fathers to a cancer battle,so 50%of our profits will be donated to the cancer foundation.

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    #1978 1 year ago
    Quoted from Fooped:

    In for a black shirt for sure. Good work as always guys!

    Great news,we are creating a new mailbox so everything will go smooth.

    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    I'm definitely in for some shirts, and thanks for supporting charity.
    Cancer sucks!

    Yeah let's end that crap..my father just passed away very recently in september 2017,i will never forget him telling me he was so tired,the word "exhausted" didn't capture it..
    He was a blues guitarist and noticed in januari 2017 his left hand was losing coordinates during playing his guitar.
    A few days later he was diagnosed super agressive lung cancer with metastases(5 brain tumors).
    It has been a real heavy year and look forward to 2018.
    Recently Walter Trout survived a liver transplant in the last hour,i followed his entire survival....very emotional and impressive( his wife had a blog about Walter )and so i decided to put the walter trout album on my dads coffin.
    These words were so spot on.
    Also his stone is in the making and will say:"the blues came calling".
    Sometimes a few words can tell so much about someone.
    So yeah,long story short...we are very driven to do something to make a change.

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    #1980 1 year ago
    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    I'm sorry to hear about your dad, and the other amigo's fathers as well.
    Now we know where you get some of your musical talent from. Blues is such a great genre of music, and it takes someone really talented to play it well.

    Yeah,my dad teached me my first simple song "mellow yellow" by Donovan when i was 11 years old
    Eventually he was like; "bas,pleaaaase go to your room and practise over there,i will rip off my ears if i hear Mellow Yellow one more time hahaha...
    I had tickets for Joe Bonamassa a few months ago in the ziggo dome Amsterdam...dudes..i stood like a dork with my mouth open the entire concert,could not believe what was happening in front of me...that is when you know it's done right.
    Every blues song was like i got hit with a defibrillator...boom!
    Mahalia Barnes was doing background vocals and really moved me,what a voice.....at the end of the evening i wanted to marry her..
    Joe Bonamassa played on stage with bb king when he was like 10 years old,he learned from the King man.

    In case anybody wonders who i am talking about:(joe/mahalia)

    #1982 1 year ago
    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    I'm sorry to hear about your dad, and the other amigo's fathers as well.
    Now we know where you get some of your musical talent from. Blues is such a great genre of music, and it takes someone really talented to play it well.

    Quoted from swinks:

    Sorry to hear about all you guys losing your dads......

    Thanks guys

    #1984 1 year ago
    Quoted from maffewl:

    How do we get in on a shirt? I’m down.

    We are working on that,we need a new separate mailbox and a side topic so everything will run smooth.
    We'll be selling shirts shortly.
    Sidenote: you can also order a shirt without our Pinball Amigos signature ofcourse..

    #1986 1 year ago
    Quoted from Travish:

    What.... think you been breathing to much welding fumes.
    Make it $5 more for autographs. It is for a good cause and don't think anyone will mind helping.

    Oh right,yeah...i was on fumes again

    #1987 1 year ago
    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    I'm sorry to hear about the other amigo's fathers as well.

    Mic and Dick actually shared a father,they're brothers
    I was luckynot having to share mine

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    #1988 1 year ago

    Okay okay okay...taking a breath...
    Okay...
    Tonight me and my girl attend an Alice Cooper concert,i always take the day off and we go shopping and out to eat.
    And....we bumped in to the legend during shopping...Alice Cooper..
    Still shaky and full of adrenaline.pfff
    Awesome friendly guy!

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    #1993 1 year ago
    Quoted from maffewl:

    I know this is the wrong place to post this, but I can't include a picture in PM. Baz, do you still have the tower "handrail" for Baywatch? Mine was missing when I bought it and I figured I could buy yours if you still have it. Plus, if you are shipping shirts, you can just include it with that when I buy one of those. Let me know. Thanks!

    We donated that one to the Dutch Pinball museum a while ago in the topic.
    Would've totally helped you out,but it is gone,sorry.
    I recall they were loose on our baywatch cabin too.

    #1994 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pinzap:

    That's frickin awesome!!! I love how you are out of breath just describing it... and I'm not far behind just imagining it.
    You truly are a pinball rockstar!!

    Dude i was super scared!
    When i was walking up to his table my mind was going like:" bas,are you crazy?abort!wtf r u doin'?".
    Then he registered me and. Could not run away anymore
    My girl is an even bigger fan,but she was too scared to go in and meet Alice Cooper.
    I mean,it is Alice Cooper?!!
    All of a sudden we were 25 years back in the past in a wayne's world scene..
    We are not worthy!!!!

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    #1995 1 year ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    Dude, how awesome is that, what a weekend!

    Show was awesome too!

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    #1997 1 year ago
    Quoted from dirkdiggler:

    Looks like front row! Nice!! Cool you shared your experience.
    I met Alice shopping before a concert in early 90s too. Totally nice and approachable. Very non rock star vibe.
    Your girl let's you dedicate your Friday's to hanging out with friends, drinking and playing pinball? And she likes Alice Cooper?? Sounds like a keeper for life Does that mean Spooky will be making a delivery to the Netherlands when ac comes out?

    Yeah pretty front row.
    He is a relaxed guy and introduced me to "the nurses" who put him in the straight jacket on stage and they were real nice to me too,one "nurse"(in hindsight Alice Coopers daughter,she plays one of the nurses!)said she liked my leather jacket.
    She also took the picture with my iphone.
    I also shook hands with them and introduced myself.(ssyyyeah,like it matters who i am )
    I told Alice Cooper(wow this scentence starts real crazy... )we had tickets to the show and asked him what the playlist was/if he took along the giant walking Frankenstein,which he confirmed.
    Told him we don't miss a show if he is remotely close to us and we were in on the new Alice Cooper / Spooky pinball.
    He was like:"you got yours already?!" I am really looking forward to that!
    I said no and most likely you would have a bit higher priority to receive it than some dude in the Netherlands
    My girlfriend is just as big of a fan of the Cooperman,but she was pretty sure she wanted to stay outside lol.
    We were both scared shitless but it was a now or never moment,i knew i had to meet him.
    Dig him sooo much man.
    Very thankful,any step in another direction while shopping would've led to not meeting him.
    I had a hard time connecting our Tesla to a piece of shit public charger for example,if it wasn't for that 10 annoying minutes....we would've missed that window of opportunity?!
    Hell,he wasn't even performing in the city we were shopping?!
    We like to shop in Breda,netherlands and the show was in Tilburg,netherlands.
    So what are the odds?
    I can tell you!
    Next to nothing man..
    And yeah..my girl is a pretty cool keeper...
    She had such a great time at the concert.
    But in all honesty,who can resist a 69 year old guy with a whip

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    #2001 1 year ago
    Quoted from Dee-Bow:

    You havent even mentioned his touring guitarist yet!! she has a great set of .....skills! She can shred! Nita Strauss ! I seen Alice about a year ago and enjoyed the show too! But i diiiid notice a lil bit of lip syncing on some of the songs.. he is almost 70! Oh well, still a great show! &&& faakin deadly u met him !!

    She is a new level of insane man...really...
    Ah! Here she is!

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    #2003 1 year ago
    Quoted from dirkdiggler:

    That's awesome Baz. Funny how timing is everything.
    In 87 my dad got transferred to a new city. So on spring break he takes us to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to buy a house. We're staying in a downtown hotel and my older brother and I are wondering around the streets and see a big purple tour bus with Constrictor on the marque in front of a hotel. My bro starts freaking out saying "that's Alice's tour bus! We have to hang out and wait" As a 9 year old I was like who cares, let's go. The hotel has a free pool table. I didn't know he had tickets to go thru my dad's new boss.
    Well not 5 or 10 minutes later a couple guys come out and my brother starts talking to them, then basically the whole band is there. Took pics with my bro and signed some stuff. Let us on the bus for a minute or two. Pretty awesome that they took 5 minutes to accommodate a 15 year old long hair and his little bro. Could have easily blown him off. Made a fan out of me I remember cause of that.

    Awesome story bro,thanks for taking the time to share/post.
    That's the way these guys roll..
    They are supernice ... they know it means the world to you to meet them.

    And timing! Ever seen the Gwyneth Paltrow movie "sliding doors" ?
    (And yes..weird movie..i know.. )
    You all know it for sure but i am telling anyway,the lead role catches a subway train and from that point in the movie you also see the other storyline where she Misses the subway train.
    You can guess the rest..
    One way she shines,other way everything goes south.
    Everytime a time window situation occurs,my girl and i look at eachother and go like:"sliding doors baby... sliding doors..." (we love to be dorky like that)
    Meeting Alice Cooper was one of those obvious short time window moments.
    It was a super crappy movie,but it sticks and you regularly notice it in real life situations.

    #2004 1 year ago

    <blockquote cite="#4109036"
    Love your story about getting to meet him, that's pretty cool.

    Every party i attend from now on,this is my coolest story?
    Alice Cooper knows my name AND his daughter likes my jacket!
    What is your cool story?
    Hard to top that lol.
    I was so happy i did not dweeb out in front of him.
    Cuz that is a big thing...you confidently step up to him,but if your mind goes blur on the spot and you say something stupid,you will hate yourself everytime you think back to that moment.

    It was well deserved by the way,we are the type of couple that always get pushed over by fans that lose their minds..
    Didn't overstay my welcome at his table,acted cool...it is a perfect memory.

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    #2007 1 year ago
    Quoted from dirkdiggler:

    Don't sell yourself short. If I met you I'd be telling all my friends I met one of the pinball amigos and the guy who built the despicable me pinball machine!
    I've met a lot of athletes and musicians but none with a memorable story unless having a beer or smoking a joint with them counts? Lots of after parties back in the day after club shows. Met odor urungus (Dave) from Gwar! That was pretty awesome!

    Thanks man..appreciate that.
    A friend of mine went to gwar once and took the subway so he could get drunk at the show.
    He had no clue they were gonna shoot blood at him and he had to go back home with that same subway/drunk and looking like he'd been run over by a truck
    Will never forget that story.

    #2008 1 year ago

    Allright,back on topic..
    Baby pacman and his blue screen!

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    #2009 1 year ago

    A great way to start diagnostics!
    Glenfiddich solera reserve single malt

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    #2010 1 year ago

    Cheers!
    Let's go fix baby pacman!

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    #2011 1 year ago

    So i received the 5 new roms and i am in the process of putting them in their sockets..

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    #2012 1 year ago

    Ha! Found out something!
    I am gonna hotwire u10!
    Yeah yeah,it is not the correct way...but it still doesn't work..
    I have 2 more led flashes than before on the vidiot board ( 4 total ),so i want to keep on diagnosing.
    U10 does not pass the test and on closer inspection i see corrosion on some of the leads on the socket.
    So i am gonna bend these legs up and temporarily solder wires to it,very gently
    I have 10 different colors here.

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    #2013 1 year ago

    BOOM!
    Strange solution in the making!

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    #2014 1 year ago

    The u10 is at the edge of the vidiot board,if it was located at the centre,you would need a lot of very long wires
    Very curious if i add another flash this way!
    Exciting!!

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    #2015 1 year ago

    Man...great juice...

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    #2016 1 year ago

    Still nothing! Damn!

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    #2017 1 year ago

    Need to add a lamp here,it gets harder seeing these components with every sip

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    #2018 1 year ago

    Aaah what a dumbass!
    Now i see what made the socket corrode!
    The leaky battery is right above the socket!!

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    #2020 1 year ago
    Quoted from swinks:

    Happy St Nick's Day to the crew

    Thanks buddy!

    A video on where i am at with Pac

    #2021 1 year ago

    I have 6 flashes now,so the new roms pass the booting test!
    The 7th flash means u13 and u14 passed the test(which they don't).
    1 is corroded,hard to see in the vid,cause i already sanded the legs...hoping i would pass the test.
    But it is severely corroded inbetween the black so i guess it is super bad.
    Hm
    I looked them up on the interweb and they are fast calculating things.
    They might be called 2114's...got that wrong in the vid.

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    #2022 1 year ago

    Send Gerard from the Dutch pinball museum a whats app and he seems to know a dude that has 20 of these.
    I can order them on ali express for a few bucks but i want them to arrive soon,not in 6 weeks!
    Can't find them in my own stock or in any bally pinball.
    They do appear in old commodore 64 computers but i sold mine recently...(31 years ago)...so that's no help either.
    Hmpf
    Waiting game starts again..
    Ah well,made progress!
    6 boot tests passed!
    4 to go!
    The monitor is working real well so it's just the vidiot board that fails to boot.
    Almost there!!

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    #2024 1 year ago
    Quoted from Drewscruis:

    If you were local I'd give you a few ic''s. Nothing more frustrating than trying to fix something and running out of parts. If I were you I'd replace the sockets as the corossion doesn't stop. It needs to be cleaned up.

    Yeah i am totally replacing the sockets.
    But for now,i need to get it up and running.
    I wanna play!
    And if it runs,i'll redo the boards.
    Driving to an electronics shop today,i want to fix pacman tonight!

    #2025 1 year ago

    Ha! Great news!!

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    #2026 1 year ago

    This is great man...this pacman lives again,for a new generation to enjoy.
    My son and daughter laughed theirselves silly...you get super nervous when those ghosts are tailgating you..

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    #2029 1 year ago

    I am happy for pacman
    He's breathing again

    #2032 1 year ago
    Quoted from Dee-Bow:

    Was there any doubt!?

    Yes,and a lot of it! No arcade experience at all
    But these boards are real smart,they test themselves..pinball boards also have their led flash diagnosis.
    But never had to dig into it,mostly with a wpc you encounter common problems and so are the solutions..

    Quoted from swillie:

    'Control panel overlay' is the graphic sheet you need to restore the control panel.

    Thanks! Found it right away!
    So it is not called a lock bar hahaha! Silly me...

    #2033 1 year ago

    So as i was shopping with my girl on monday(when i met Alice Cooper) i noticed this tee.
    I took a pic for you guys but forgot to post it.
    Could have sworn the print on it says: " asbesto dust"

    After looking at the label,I realised the brand name is "ashes to dust "

    Nobody at the factory adressed that? Really?!

    Hahaha!

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    #2036 1 year ago

    Hey people! It's friday!
    Mic is has a tiny delay,has to work late at the printing office
    Let's build something!

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    #2039 1 year ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    Good to Dick isn't rolling in the dough again this week, missed ya last week man!

    Thanks bro!
    But people won't have bread without me,gotta put in an extra shift every now and then

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    #2040 1 year ago
    Quoted from Puffdanny:

    I'm goin to see Gwar on Sunday for about the 60th time. I've met them all many of times and such a great group of guys dedicated to their fans.I have a picture of me wearing part of their costumes and Oderous Urungus sitting in my car rocking to my stereo.they also killed my wife on stage and fed her to their maggot then we went to the bar and back to their hotel to party.I also made a pipe for their manager Sleazy P. Martini that looked just like him.

    We are opening a new music topic man!!!
    Great story,but your wife survived the maggot right??

    #2041 1 year ago

    First off,new sign for the gameroom..bought it last monday.
    So you guys have a cosier view

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    #2042 1 year ago

    Dick first wants to play baby pac assasin creed is his fav,but everybody has a weak spot for that yellow puck

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    #2043 1 year ago

    We are very intrigued by the captain bizarre mech...we have a very very crazy idea,let's see if we have space for it...

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    #2045 1 year ago

    Hmm...we are thinking about an alien head,talking to you when you hit the captive ball...after several shots he warns you that he will abduct you to his planet.
    So a big talking alien head in the inner bend of the ramp.
    If i cut the bracket,we might be able to install it right where it should be!

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    #2047 1 year ago
    Quoted from swinks:

    cool signs... off the net or a local shop?

    A shabby shop in Breda Netherlands

    #2048 1 year ago

    Hey it's mic!
    And look what he brought along!
    He knows i dig these signs and hooked me up with this awesome one!

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    #2049 1 year ago

    First we roughly outline where we put the big loop.

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