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The Nightmare Before Christmas

By MarkInc

6 years ago

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#181 6 years ago

Son of a motherless goat this is awesome!

#190 6 years ago
Quoted from Jean-Luc-Picard:

I think he can list it as FREE and then we give him a huge tip. Isn't that how you cheat the system? lol

I like your thinking

3 weeks later
#225 6 years ago

It's beautiful, what an achievement! Great work!

#233 6 years ago

Super excited to see what the art is going to look like

2 weeks later
#288 6 years ago

Amazing, wish Texas was closer to the windy city

3 months later
#336 6 years ago
Quoted from MarkInc:

Mark, Aaron says: "build that oven!"
Small Oven says: "get in ma belly!"

LOL, that's hilarious

#341 6 years ago
Quoted from MarkInc:

Ha! I didn't even mention the angle change!
I'm going to magically fill the inside of my ramps to make them into molds. Hopefully freeplay40 can then use them to form some plastic ramps.

That sounds so fun!!!

#354 6 years ago
Quoted from MarkInc:

I just found out I can import my futurepinball table into Blender!
This will make the transition to CAD quite a bit easier.
Just had to share.


This is one of those projects that I wish I could just walk next door to help. I get so excited when I see there are posts to be read. Will you finish the future pinball version with toys and all, or are you using it as a base to build off of?

1 week later
#372 6 years ago

sweet! the table looks great in FP!

im still trying to figure out how to name the sound files so I can hear your studio work, I downloaded the sounds.zip, extracted it, and get 2 folders


what do we need to name them to?

I tried downloading the .fpl.zip files, and the links dont works still, I guess

again, great work!!!

3 weeks later
#382 5 years ago
Quoted from MarkInc:

Been patiently waiting for the postman to bring me my plastic models. Hurry up!

OOOoooooooo, I wanna see, hopefully they arrived

4 months later
#407 5 years ago

Thank you for sharing all this, really cool watching the progress

7 months later
#506 4 years ago
Quoted from MarkInc:

This thing is full of holes!

That is a beautiful image... all of the work and time represented in a pretty blueprint ready for you to mass produce to the world

1 month later
#586 4 years ago
Quoted from MarkInc:

Too dark they said.

Such voodoo!

#596 4 years ago
Quoted from Nelly:

Indeed he is!
The Buffy machines are vinyl overlays that have been clearcoated over with DuPont Chromaclear. Like others have suggested, when using a clear vinyl overlay, you will need to paint the playfield white first to get the most vibrant colors. If you have any clear inserts that have colorful art over them you will want to paint those areas white too. On the last one I did I actually painted the playfield white before I installed and leveled my inserts. This kept me from having to tape off every insert and also allowed me to level the inserts with the now white painted surface. I then lightly sand it as smooth as possible being careful not to sand through the white layer. Then the first layer of clear was applied. This clear layer will help level out any imperfections and give the vinyl overlay a nice flat and smooth foundation to adhere to. Then the overlay is applied. Once the overlay is in place I then had it cleared over to protect it. My painter has had really good luck with that type of clear, but whatever you decide to use, be sure to test it on a scrap piece first. You want to make sure the clear does not react with the inks on the vinyl. Also it is important that the first layer be a thin layer. The clear heats up as it drys and if put on too heavy will cause the vinyl to warp. Once the thin layer has cured you can go back and add heaver layers without worry. Hope that helps. If you have any questions, just let me know!

very nice Nelly, thank you

2 months later
#702 4 years ago
Quoted from MarkInc:

Bend, cut, bend some more.

Amazing, I really hope I get to play this some day. This is proof that God designed you to build stuff with your hands

#706 4 years ago
Quoted from MarkInc:

Insert Fonts Now!


I agree with vireland though

Better snow flakes

Very impressive!!

#723 4 years ago
Quoted from MarkInc:

taste the rainbow

Really cool...

Maybe I'm wrong... but the snow flakes still don't remind me of snow flakes... kind of look like wagon wheels, maybe just do real looking snow flakes and have them all different to give some familiar randomness???

Looking really good

1 week later
#739 4 years ago

Bring it on!!!

#759 4 years ago

Looks great!!!

1 week later
#769 4 years ago
Quoted from MarkInc:

More progress pics of the ramps.
Needed some minor adjustments here and there - making ramps is hard. But seem to fit well now.
The printer (signature graphics) had an issue with their print head - so art delayed a bit.
Will be cleaning up and sealing the playfield this weekend.


Are you going to powder coat the ramps, or something cool?

2 months later
#936 4 years ago

That’s how I manage my wires! I’m glad we have that in common

You’re so close to the finish line, I can’t imagine your excitement. Awesome work!

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