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There's one more Monster Bash


By wallybgood

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

Built a MB from parts this winter. Home built harnesses, motor boards, modified gearmotors, etc. Big thanks to Steve D for taking care of the ball guides and Greg G for lampboards.
MB was the most complex in terms of mechanical and wiring of the pins that I have built. (MM, AFM,CC)
More pics on my OneDrive http://tinyurl.com/h4hk5yd
Had a couple of Old Styles and a cheap cigar to celebrate.
Wally

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#3 3 years ago

DUDE. Amazing.

#4 3 years ago

Impressive

#5 3 years ago

Outstanding!!!!

#6 3 years ago

Thats awsome, good job! Man would those harnesses suck to build!

#7 3 years ago

I would have just bought one, but OHHHH NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Not Wally. Seriously? Old Style? Only two?

#8 3 years ago

You are the man Wally!

#9 3 years ago

I know cost is probably not the point of the exercise, but curious if this works out cheaper or more expensive than buying a nice original?

#10 3 years ago

I love this guy. Such outstanding work.

#11 3 years ago

Awesome, mad respect!

#12 3 years ago

That's amazing Wally. You are indeed the man.

#13 3 years ago

Bravo Zulu, Wazoo!!

#14 3 years ago

Like a breath of fresh air seeing this opposed to the majority of bullshit on here.

Well done, looks mint!

#15 3 years ago

You must've had the most bad ass soap box derby car in the tri-state area. Bravo ! Also...how in HELL do you do these ?!
More bravo !!!

#16 3 years ago

Very impressive!! Great job Wally!!!!

#17 3 years ago

Nice job as usual, Wally.

#18 3 years ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

You must've had the most bad ass soap box derby car in the tri-state area. Bravo ! Also...how in HELL do you do these ?!
More bravo !!!

Prolly the whole Midwest!

#19 3 years ago

Wow....just wow...

#20 3 years ago

Gorgeous work. Looks fresh off the line, or even better!

#21 3 years ago

***Double Post***

#22 3 years ago

Incredible. Pretty bad azz that you can just build a pin you want. And then another. And then another...

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#23 3 years ago

Great job! Jpop needs to take lessons from you.

#24 3 years ago

Whoa dude!!! *sound of jaw hitting floor & bouncing back into skull*

#25 3 years ago

Man.....outstanding!!! Awesome to see stuff like this....

#26 3 years ago

Great job. I would love to see all of your homemade pins sometime.

What's the next pin you're gonna build? Maybe something a little easier like a classic Bally/Stern?

#27 3 years ago

Sweet!!!!

#28 3 years ago

crazy, awesome!

#29 3 years ago

Good work Wally! And a good guy with it.

Dave.

#31 3 years ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Good work Wally! And a good guy with it.
Dave.

Couldn't agree with you more, Dave. For those of you that has never had the opportunity to meet Wally, he is genuinely one of the nicest most helpful guys I have ever met.

#32 3 years ago
Quoted from Jaybird815:

Couldn't agree with you more, Dave. For those of you that has never had the opportunity to meet Wally, he is genuinely one of the nicest most helpful guys I have ever met.

And funny too. Wally has a Rodney Dangerfield type joke for every occasion.

rd

#33 3 years ago

No Color DMD?

#34 3 years ago

I'm not worthy to look at this thread

#35 3 years ago

Man that's awesome! That's be so awesome knowing that you're playing a brand new one that no one's ever touched before.

Can I ask, without labor, was it cheaper to build this than buy one? Kinda makes me wonder if there'd be a very small market for DIY reproduction kits. I'd buy a Monster Bash and put it together myself if I knew everything was there. I think it'd be fun.

Is it a 1 to 1 replica? Did you make any modifications? Change anything out with something better?

#36 3 years ago

Holy freaking Awesome!

#37 3 years ago

Plus plus AAA... Simply amazing

#38 3 years ago

respect!

#39 3 years ago

incredible, master class!

#40 3 years ago

I second everything said! Wally truly is an asset to the pinball community. He has helped out so many people (including myself). It is a privilege to have Wally as a friend!

Great job on the MB!

#41 3 years ago

Yay! Wally!!

#42 3 years ago

This is an incredible thing. Awesome!
I have so wanted to see this done on the high priced A-listers.

The ultimate would be to make it into a kit, and try to order the parts in bulk to get the price down. If everything is there and it comes with instructions, I could build it. But to do it from scratch, no way. Wally is a pioneer.

I would rather have this than a remake for the same price. It's more "real" than a remake would be. My main problem with the remakes is the beaglebone in the backbox and drivers under the playfield. I know it's modern and "maybe" more reliable. But I like looking in the backbox at all that stuff, it helps me justify the prices of pins. For the price on MMr, it should have contained the real boards.

PPS not announcing something at Texas really deflated my enthusiasm for the remakes in general, they are completely unreliable.

#43 3 years ago

Crap...you must be a brain surgeon in real life.

#44 3 years ago

Yep, I need to order one of these. The ColorDMD on MB is really sweet!
Wally

#45 3 years ago
Quoted from wallybgood:

Yep, I need to order one of these. The ColorDMD on MB is really sweet!
Wally

If you need any help installing it, don't be afraid to ask, we are here for you
I tried to say it with a straight face!

#46 3 years ago
Quoted from cooked71:

I know cost is probably not the point of the exercise, but curious if this works out cheaper or more expensive than buying a nice original?

Quoted from woody24:

Man that's awesome! That's be so awesome knowing that you're playing a brand new one that no one's ever touched before.
Can I ask, without labor, was it cheaper to build this than buy one? Kinda makes me wonder if there'd be a very small market for DIY reproduction kits. I'd buy a Monster Bash and put it together myself if I knew everything was there. I think it'd be fun.
Is it a 1 to 1 replica? Did you make any modifications? Change anything out with something better?

I don’t keep real good track of costs but probably have somewhere around $5000 into this one. That includes the NBAFB donor pin. I try to use every part possible from the NBAFB , even things like legs, insert tub, door, DMD, side rails, wire, hardware and ground braid. (Bryan Kelly made a excellent you-tube video on coin door restoration which lets you turn the old one into a new one) On MB there are two additional mechs from NBAFB that are used almost entirely, the Drac and Eject assys. Generally start looking for parts way before starting anything. Many were purchased in early 2014. Was able to get a few parts from Ebay at very reasonable prices. Also, bought quite a few "show specials" at Expo and TPF. Got some used parts from my friend Dino (Heman40) when helping him with his MB restore. Built the motor boards from parts laying around and the modified gearmotors were only 10 bucks. Getting harder to find a $1200 NBAFB. Also, it appears that as the original NOS Williams parts inventory dwindles, the prices of remaining stock increases. So, bottom line, would be tough to hit $5000 again. Time commitment is huge.
Pretty much 1 to 1 replica. Two gearmotors and motor boards are my only modifications. I moved the 10 opto board to simplify the build.
Wally

#47 3 years ago

this just blows my mind

most impressive

#48 3 years ago

Awesome. Just awesome.

#49 3 years ago

Love the idea of a "kit" game.

#50 3 years ago

Impressive, your skills are. Well done Wally!

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