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The Shadow Club


By marsgnu

6 years ago



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#651 5 years ago

TS was my first topside shop, you can see a few pictures here...
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/63zuy5bbol6ezhm/U2j5ORt2UX
Those were taken before the new Aurich translite was finished, and that really makes the game look nice.

It was pretty straightforward, the only real PITA is removing the diverters. You'll need a tiny allen wrench for those, and you can't really get to the ramps or plastics underneath without removing the diverters first.

Someone had suggested using CLR on the wireforms and I might go back and do that someday. I may have a few usable spare plastics, if you need anything let me know.

Congrats on your Shadow! I'm really enjoying the game.

#652 5 years ago

Thanks MMP. From what I can tell, the diverters should come out first.

#653 5 years ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

Thanks MMP. From what I can tell, the diverters should come out first.

Yes the diverters come out first, I'd also recommend upgrading from the grub screws to the hex socket head bolts while you're at it.

#654 5 years ago
Quoted from Philk:

Yes the diverters come out first, I'd also recommend upgrading from the grub screws to the hex socket head bolts while you're at it.

Can you elaborate a bit on this? What's a grub screw?

#655 5 years ago

They are the small hex cap bolts that are used on the flippers. They should be used on the diverter as well, instead of the recessed type that came with the game. Much less prone to stripping and easier to really tighten down.

#656 5 years ago

So I could probably just order the part number used for the flipper screws then when I shop?

#657 5 years ago

Blackbeard, here's a link to them with pic: http://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=238

They use a larger hex key so they are a bit easier to tighten effectively. I'd imagine they wouldn't be hard to source from most places.

#658 5 years ago

Thanks Philk

The one I'm picking up Saturday needs a good shop.

#659 5 years ago

Ace Hardware typically carries these.

#660 5 years ago

Guys, does anyone make any sort of protection for the right saucer? The one I'm bringing home is a little scuffed up. I didn't see Cliffys for it..

Thoughts?

#661 5 years ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

Guys, does anyone make any sort of protection for the right saucer? The one I'm bringing home is a little scuffed up. I didn't see Cliffys for it..
Thoughts?

I dont think they do, but maybe Im wrong. It doesnt seem like the saucers take much abuse on this game, but I would still love a set just for piece of mind. Congrats on the shadow! You'll love it

#662 5 years ago

This WILL be my next machine. Oh yes, it WILL.

#663 5 years ago

Here is a pic of that saucer. Should I be concerned?image-134.jpg

#664 5 years ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

Here is a pic of that saucer. Should I be concerned?

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Wow there's a Shadow that has actually seen some play! That mode start shot is so tight half my friends that come over rarely even hit it more than a couple times

Some local pinball wizard must have nailed that hole all the time on location. Hmmm that just sounds wrong...

I bet after you get all the black gunk off that hole you'll be left with just the small chip in the front and you could clean that out a bit and put a little varithane or any type of clearcoat in that spot. For home use I doubt it will get any worse.

#665 5 years ago

Kinda what I was thinking. I don't want to have to fill it in any.

#666 5 years ago
Quoted from Manic:

Wow there's a Shadow that has actually seen some play! That mode start shot is so tight half my friends that come over rarely even hit it more than a couple times

Try back handing it. I can hit it pretty consistently on location. Still looking for one for myself though.

#667 5 years ago

Does anyone have pictures of powdercoating the ramps and/or habitrails in anything other than gold? I was thinking some black powder or black nickel plating, but would love to see any pics if someone has done this.

#668 5 years ago

Just a quick and dirty clip of my TS.

#669 5 years ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

Guys, does anyone make any sort of protection for the right saucer? The one I'm bringing home is a little scuffed up. I didn't see Cliffys for it..
Thoughts?

I had similar damage which is caused by the a ball hitting the wood back of the saucer. When I restored my Shadow I took a dremel with a sanding attachment to reshape and smooth the back of the saucer and then spot cleared it. But for damage inside the saucer you might try the Mantis saucer protector for TOTAN.

http://www.mantisamusements.com/totan.htm

#670 5 years ago
Quoted from Pinmeister:

I had similar damage which is caused by the a ball hitting the wood back of the saucer. When I restored my Shadow I took a dremel with a sanding attachment to reshape and smooth the back of the saucer and then spot cleared it. But for damage inside the saucer you might try the Mantis saucer protector for TOTAN.
http://www.mantisamusements.com/totan.htm

Thanks. I wonder if that protector would fit.

The ball ejects towards the flippers, correct?

#671 5 years ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

The ball ejects towards the flippers, correct?

No it ejects out to the right loop, and falls towards the upper flipper.

#672 5 years ago

In.
Thanks juandylan. Enjoy my pinbot!
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#673 5 years ago
Quoted from Laseriffic:

By suggestion here are our new flipper bat covers. These are laser cut from green acrylic with sticky on the back.
$5.50 + $2.35 shipping.
Joe

Super cool flippers man!

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#675 5 years ago
Quoted from fosaisu:

Does anyone have a decent screen-cap of one of the Mongol Warriors from the film? Thinking about painting mine (inspired by a post a few pages back where they were nicely touched up) and would love to match the costumes from the movie.

I'm still thinking about having my Mongol Warriors painted with better detail, so I took a few pictures with my iPhone while watching the new Blu-ray of The Shadow this evening (hadn't seen it since the drive-in in '94, it was fun and cheesy as I remembered and definitely worth watching just to hear the call-outs from the game). Not as nice as you'd get doing screen captures if you've got the time and software, but this seemed good enough for my purposes (getting a general sense of the color scheme and pattern of the Mongol costumes in the movie).

Anyway, in case anyone else is interested, here's a link to a few of my pictures of the Mongol Warriors from the film: https://plus.google.com/photos/107054748656177255713/albums/5985719877865948481?authkey=CO_au6Ljt5zYxAE

#676 5 years ago

someone had a painted mongol warrior they did here couple months back, looked great

#677 5 years ago

Shadow in the house! just arrived 11:30 last night needs a good cleaning but overall very nice!

#678 5 years ago

Has anyone put black chrome or gold side mirrors on their Shadow? I see Blackbeard (^above^) has chrome mirrors on his, which look good, but I've been tossing around the idea of the others. A bit pricey at $200 or so, but might give a really nice finished look.

I have brass plated side rails and a lockdown bar coming from Chestnut (thanks for that idea, Aurich! I'm going broke!), which should go well with my brass shooter. So I'm leaning towards black chrome to tie everything together and not look like the Gold-member mobile.

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#679 5 years ago
Quoted from RonB:

thanks for that idea, Aurich! I'm going broke!

Pics when you get it!!!

I'd definitely go black chrome. Black and brass is a sweet combination. What color are your legs?

#680 5 years ago

On my shadow, sometimes when the ball is moved after being caught by the magnet, it pushes the ball up to lock and it doesn't smoothly go around the bend all the way into the lock position. It only happens about 10 to 20% of the time but its annoying when it doesn't lock. Is there an adjustment for this?

#681 5 years ago
Quoted from Don44:

On my Shadow, sometimes when the ball is moved after being caught by the magnet, it pushes the ball up to lock and it doesn't smoothly go around the bend all the way into the lock position. It only happens about 10 to 20% of the time but its annoying when it doesn't lock. Is there an adjustment for this?

Like your magnet isn't flinging it hard enough? Maybe you need to crank the magnet a little closer to the playfield to boost its intensity?

#682 5 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

What color are your legs?

Pale white right now, they haven't seen the sun since last August! HA!

But seriously folks, just got in some brand new black legs, gold colored bolts and levelers. The bolts shine up real nice with chrome polish, but not the levelers. I might end up painting them black if I find they don't look right.

I'll post pics when I get everything done, I'm in the re-populating stage right now. I take a lot of time to do things like this, as I'm very anal with details.

#683 5 years ago
Quoted from RonB:

Pale white right now, they haven't seen the sun since last August! HA!
But seriously folks, just got in some brand new black legs, gold colored bolts and levelers. The bolts shine up real nice with chrome polish, but not the levelers. I might end up painting them black if I find they don't look right.
I'll post pics when I get everything done, I'm in the re-populating stage right now. I take a lot of time to do things like this, as I'm very anal with details.

Sounds like it's gonna be a winner, take your time, but looking forward to the pics.

#684 5 years ago

hey Guys i needed something special on my second TS!!!

what do you think???

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#685 5 years ago
Quoted from DavidC:

hey Guys i needed something special on my second TS!!!
what do you think???

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Thats kinda neat, but I dont think it matches the playfield art at all. If you cut down on the gradients, removed the sparkle stuff, and uses the original font, I think it could look alright. The most important thing is to do whatever you think looks good. Its your game

#686 5 years ago
Quoted from DavidC:

hey Guys i needed something special on my second TS!!!
what do you think???shadow2 016.jpg 125 KB

Do you plan on reselling it? If so, you may want to listen to the guy above.

#687 5 years ago
Quoted from DavidC:

hey Guys i needed something special on my second TS!!!
what do you think???

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I think it looks killer with the graphic. The font needs to be changed though.

#688 5 years ago
Quoted from TaTa:

Do you plan on reselling it? If so, you may want to listen to the guy above.

I think it is too late as I believe there is already 4 coats of clear on it. I'm not digging the font at all and would have been better if the original font was used to match the rest of the game inserts. Also too many lens flares, I count 5 but 2 of them could be from the flash

#689 5 years ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

I think it looks killer with the graphic. The font needs to be changed though.

Ditto..and remove sparkles as mentioned.

#690 5 years ago

thanks for comments Guys,
4 more clear coats today and buffing, it ll stay like that, i like it...
easiest way was to duplicate original art , but it was not what i wanted
i wanted a personal touch and it does.

#691 5 years ago

Probably a silly question, but did they make any shadows with a launch button instead of the gun or are all gun-less games due to someone removing it?

#692 5 years ago

That's what counts, enjoy it. Post a pic after you repopulate the playfield too.

#693 5 years ago

Whats you're favorite mode? For some reason I always like Discover Hotel Monolith.

#694 5 years ago

I love starting Farley and smacking him around on the Battlefield.

I also love stacking Vengeance with Secret Laugh Mode.

#695 5 years ago
Quoted from Shadow_E:

Probably a silly question, but did they make any shadows with a launch button instead of the gun or are all gun-less games due to someone removing it?

are any gun mounting holes? look inside cab see if you find holes that are covered up. i bet the SHADOW knows!

#696 5 years ago

Members: Thinking of redoing the head decals. I'd appreciate your feedback on my plan of attack.

Peel off old decals and sand the sides of the cab. I"ll probably just sand the middle section of each side where the decal was. OR I could sand each side completely, then spray paint gloss black prior to attaching decals.

Also, what kind of wood filler should one use in case I want to build back up any scratches?

Thanks!

#697 5 years ago

Anyone have a spare Phurba they could sell to me? I have one that has broken screw mounts with not enough left to repair.

Can't find any for sale at any suppliers or e-bay.

Thanks.

#698 5 years ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

Members: Thinking of redoing the head decals. I'd appreciate your feedback on my plan of attack.
Peel off old decals and sand the sides of the cab. I"ll probably just sand the middle section of each side where the decal was. OR I could sand each side completely, then spray paint gloss black prior to attaching decals.
Also, what kind of wood filler should one use in case I want to build back up any scratches?
Thanks!

Perfect timing on this. The only issue when I bought my Shadow was the head decals. He threw in a set with the sale but i never did this before.I'll be watching this intently. Any insight or bid would help. Let me know how it goes.

#699 5 years ago

It may be a little time before I get to this tata.

I found a website where a guy gives a step by step on how to do it. Looks fairly simple and doesn't require removing the head, etc.. just the bolts that go into the sides of the backbox.

Basically it was pull bolt, remove old decal, sand with palm sander, fill divots if there are any, resand, attach decal.

Wish this "club" would be a little more awake to these posts. Someone here must've done a redecal on the head before!

#700 5 years ago
Quoted from RonB:

Anyone have a spare Phurba they could sell to me? I have one that has broken screw mounts with not enough left to repair.
Can't find any for sale at any suppliers or e-bay.
Thanks.

I'm pretty sure I have a spare phurba. I'll check when I get home tonight.

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