Hi everyone, I'm new to the club.
Just got my firepower before thanksgiving, which is also the very first pinball I own.
I totally was into the machine after testing it at CAX this summer and wanted one.
The machine was not working when I got it, but it was really small issues I was able to quickly fix. The batteries were starting to leak but fortunately it did not start to corrode the mpu. Everything electronically is working fine even though I will recap the sound board.
The backglass is in very decent shape, there are only few spots that would require some touch ups.
The playfield part has some weaknesses, one target is a little bit off, few parts here and there needs to be changed, the left flipper broke while my son actively tested the new rubbers. But nothing really problematic, even for a beginner like me.
The playfield art and plastic is where the previous owners were the most creative and where we'll end up probably spend most of our time in giving the machine the love it deserves. In addition to the classic missing art in some part of the planet/ship, The previous owners decided to color the playfield at some spots but also to make their own plastic cover for the left target. I will take some pictures later and share that with you, you'll sure "enjoy it".
I'll share my journey here and I will probably ask some questions time to time, but I will make sure to carefully read through the forum first as it already contains a lot of extremely valuable information.