(Topic ID: 126221)

The Nightmare Before Christmas

By MarkInc

6 years ago


Topic Heartbeat

Topic Stats

  • 1,313 posts
  • 248 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 1 year ago by PinMonk
  • Topic is favorited by 220 Pinsiders

You

Linked Games

Topic Gallery

View topic image gallery

E36187B7-A3F8-41DF-9584-A79C7102B0DF (resized).jpeg
166D8AB7-C63F-44A7-8E5A-E037F78BAF6D (resized).jpeg
8BB9F47A-1626-454A-B1AD-AC272B8CCE62 (resized).jpeg
D6768CB5-376F-4A82-9659-14815293A3A3 (resized).jpeg
75180746-300A-4E66-BB9D-17B990715AC8 (resized).jpeg
chachachachanges.png
walkway (resized).jpg
rocks (resized).jpg
wip (resized).png
more_work (resized).png
changes.png
F64F76F8-4BF6-41E3-B7E3-5BBC4196F78A.jpeg
shotmap_1.png
IMG_4997 (resized).JPG
A8FC0E36-D93A-4EE1-934C-1B2E8AD8E650 (resized).jpeg
too-high (resized).jpg

There are 1,313 posts in this topic. You are on page 14 of 27.
#651 4 years ago

I gotta quit drinking on the weekends

had_a_bad_day.png

#652 4 years ago

Pumpkin patch with ghosts

pumpkin patch.png

#653 4 years ago
Quoted from MarkInc:

I gotta quit drinking on the weekends

hmm, I see an interesting wire cage ball lock mech there....

#654 4 years ago

Here's where the toys are being made. Tools dropped everywhere.

dropped_tools.png

#655 4 years ago
Quoted from BorgDog:

hmm, I see an interesting wire cage ball lock mech there....

Oh noooooo I can't add more to it!

#656 4 years ago

Sure you can. Haha

#657 4 years ago

slow and steady makes jack a dull boy

NBX_playfield_May26.png

11
#658 4 years ago

Since I'm in the doghouse, I decided to make it bigger.

doghouse.png

#659 4 years ago
Quoted from MarkInc:

Since I'm in the doghouse, I decided to make it bigger.

Yeah, that cross over the insert will look nice lit up.

#660 4 years ago

this is looking so sweet

#661 4 years ago

Laying down more cobblestones. WIP
Making some ramp exit wires.
Meeting with my metal guys tonight - excited to get that part rolling!

ramp exits.jpg

stones.png

#662 4 years ago

cobbles, needle, thread, spool - this area is done
- meeting delayed until Sunday

needle2.png

#663 4 years ago

Oh hey!

IMG_3762.JPG

#665 4 years ago

This one was stubborn - took much sanding to get the solder to stick.
Bit ugly, but it's just a proto for the stainless. Wire off to the right will be bent to attach on top of sling post.

IMG_3766.JPG

#666 4 years ago

The left half that drops down into Zero.
Met with Jeff and Henry. Plans are afoot for ramps and guides!

IMG_3783.JPG

#667 4 years ago

Ewww Soldered lol

#668 4 years ago

And Mark don't use cardboard as the frame supports it gives too much use metal

#669 4 years ago
Quoted from Bonnevil69:

And Mark don't use cardboard as the frame supports it gives too much use metal

Thanks for the advice. I know better - but these are just protos. Solder held up for a few hundred plays.

So, Matt, what's better - stainless wire or some other metal then chromed or painted?

#670 4 years ago

I have been using stainless for everything lately. But regular steel is good to if you powdercoat it. No paint. it just flakes off

#671 4 years ago

Hand drawn Lock, Shock and Barrel. Cage and a boiled bug for Oogie.
Background will be continuation of the pumpkin hill. Insert lettering still to come.

barrel.png

shock.png

#672 4 years ago

Making steady progress.
Main things left to do: forest area, christmas town background/snow loop, electric chair, fonts for decals

NBX_playfield_june10_75.jpg

#673 4 years ago
Quoted from MarkInc:

Making steady progress.
Main things left to do: forest area, christmas town background/snow loop, electric chair, fonts for decals

Amazing work, been following since beginning!

#674 4 years ago

I want to add some flashers to my game, so I made a Roto Tower Flasher thingy with some FAST RGB LEDs.

rotoflash.jpg

#675 4 years ago
Quoted from MarkInc:

I want to add some flashers to my game, so I made a Roto Tower Flasher thingy with some FAST RGB LEDs.

Where did you get these at?

#676 4 years ago
Quoted from futurepinhead:

Where did you get these at?

I got the RGB LEDs from FAST https://squareup.com/market/fast-pinball-llc/

I used 4 of those and soldered them together - common GND, common 5V and signal in a serial chain. Connector is in the center and points out the bottom.

I'm hoping to have at least 3 towers hidden in something theme related (like what Matt did with the barrel flashers on Doom)

#677 4 years ago

Is there a reason you decided to draw Lock, Shock and Barrel as compared to the rest of the characters that are screen grabs?

#678 4 years ago
Quoted from T-800:

Is there a reason you decided to draw Lock, Shock and Barrel as compared to the rest of the characters that are screen grabs?

Not sure really, other than not finding poses we liked for them?
I know, it's inconsistent. It's more like 50/50 now - The mayor, sleigh, snake and reindeer are drawn as well.

#679 4 years ago

I haven't shown my flashers publicly yet.

#680 4 years ago
Quoted from Bonnevil69:

I haven't shown my flashers publicly yet.

Relax, chill out with a nice ice cream cone!

#681 4 years ago

Haha. Funny guy you are.

#682 4 years ago

There I posted them in the doom machine thread

1 week later
#683 4 years ago

We got sidetracked with good friends and nice weather for the past week!
Back at it tonight.
- Electric Chair -
Metal guides and ramps have been cut. Getting the pieces tomorrow!

Any suggestions for the doorbell insert?

electricchair.png

#684 4 years ago

Kiss my shiny metal... ramps

image1 (2).JPG

#685 4 years ago

what about a stocking instead of a doorbell?

stocking.png

#686 4 years ago

Dont the inserts match the modes and such? Have you not thought that far ahead?

#687 4 years ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

Dont the inserts match the modes and such? Have you not thought that far ahead?

99% thought out.
This target is the 'mystery' target.
Hit it a bunch of times to set up awards at the saucer.
So, initially I thought of a doorbell(Mayor visiting Jack)
But after drawing it out, not so sure.
The stocking seems to fit better thematically - scene where Jack explains Christmas to the Hallowe'en townsfolk.

The only negative is the red over the insert.

#688 4 years ago

The stocking works pretty well for "mystery" as well... BTW, love your shiny metal!

-Jim

#689 4 years ago

If you add white letters in the stocking maybe that would help. J, A, C, K vertical and kinda swished into the white space or something...
-Jim

#690 4 years ago
Quoted from jim5six:

If you add white letters in the stocking maybe that would help. J, A, C, K vertical and kinda swished into the white space or something...
-Jim

Great suggestion. Thanks!

#691 4 years ago

Maybe just a big ol' question mark.

stocking_question.png

#692 4 years ago

Baby's got the bends, I know

IMG_3874.JPG

#693 4 years ago

More bendy

IMG_3876.JPG

10
#695 4 years ago

Now, pay attention
Now we pick up an over-sized sock
And hang it like this on the wall
Oh, yes! Does it still have a foot?
Let me see, let me look
Is it rotted and covered with gook?

#696 4 years ago

Ramps look sexy. Good work!

#697 4 years ago

Nice Mark. Seems like just yesterday you were stuck on the plastic. Lol. So glad you came to your senses and went with metal. Even if I didn't get to build them

#698 4 years ago
Quoted from Bonnevil69:

Nice Mark. Seems like just yesterday you were stuck on the plastic. Lol. So glad you came to your senses and went with metal. Even if I didn't get to build them

Ha! You know, if we lived closer, they'd have been done in metal 2 years ago!

#699 4 years ago

a sprinkling of snow while I take a break from bending ramps

snowy.png

#700 4 years ago

ramps and art are looking great

There are 1,313 posts in this topic. You are on page 14 of 27.

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside