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Up the Irons - Stern Iron Maiden Owners and True Fans Club!


By AlexSMendes

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#8601 35 days ago

F yeah dude

#8602 34 days ago

A few more tweaks and I’ll have my attract mode mod completed. Also working on finishing an instrumental soundtrack version.

#8603 34 days ago

Hey guys (and gals),

Wife's still working on the colors. I think I'm wearing out my welcome tho, I may have to use the darker one.

Which one do you like best w/respect to the colors? Or neither? I think I may have to get a hobby air sprayer, I kinda like the lighter one more, but if I have her try to make the 'wrapping cloth' more dirty looking (i.e. from being buried in the sand, age), then it might begin to blend in with the face.

Keep in mind we have limited painting skills. Me: zero, Wife: Pretty darn good but still learning.

Thanks for any feedback.

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#8604 34 days ago
Quoted from PoMC:

A few more tweaks and I’ll have my attract mode mod completed.

W O W
I‘m loving it

#8605 34 days ago

I like the lighter one better but both are super cool!

#8606 27 days ago
Quoted from mbwalker:

Hey guys (and gals),
Wife's still working on the colors. I think I'm wearing out my welcome tho, I may have to use the darker one.
Which one do you like best w/respect to the colors? Or neither? I think I may have to get a hobby air sprayer, I kinda like the lighter one more, but if I have her try to make the 'wrapping cloth' more dirty looking (i.e. from being buried in the sand, age), then it might begin to blend in with the face.
Keep in mind we have limited painting skills. Me: zero, Wife: Pretty darn good but still learning.
Thanks for any feedback.
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Lighter one. Great paint job!

#8607 27 days ago

Think i like the lighter one better also. A useful technique for the mummy wrapping would be dry brushing or "weathering", something that is fairly easy to do and is used in military scale model painting. This will achieve that kind of dirty look you are chasing.

#8608 27 days ago

I purchased the stern shooter rod upgrade and it is binding... anyone else experience this new in box? I'm going to roll the rod on my granite counter tomorrow and see if it is out of round.

#8609 27 days ago

So this happened tonight, blew a an o-ring at the 3 bank drop target, as a newbie my question is instead of just buying a replacement o-ring is there a kit that i should buy instead. I haven't looked on line as yet as I thought tapping the vast knowledge on Pinside could save me time and some grief, many thanks in advance, cheers.

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#8610 27 days ago

The manual tells you what rings are in the game. If you had several games I would suggest something like this to have on hand.
https://www.pinballlife.com/125-piece-white-rubber-ring-set.html
If it's your only game I would just have a spare set plus a few extra flipper rubbers and maybe a couple extra 2 1/2". You can buy single rings on that site and make your own kit.
Personally I like Titan rings, but it wouldn't make sense to only change a few, you would probably change the entire set.
https://www.titanpinball.com/

#8611 27 days ago
Quoted from Knackers:

So this happened tonight, blew a an o-ring at the 3 bank drop target, as a newbie my question is instead of just buying a replacement o-ring is there a kit that i should buy instead. I haven't looked on line as yet as I thought tapping the vast knowledge on Pinside could save me time and some grief, many thanks in advance, cheers.
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Titan has some general kits .A lot of different colors also .

#8612 27 days ago

Thanks I will check those links out, it is my only game at present, I have DP Premium on order and told it will be here in June, thanks again.

#8613 27 days ago
Quoted from Knackers:

So this happened tonight, blew a an o-ring at the 3 bank drop target, as a newbie my question is instead of just buying a replacement o-ring is there a kit that i should buy instead. I haven't looked on line as yet as I thought tapping the vast knowledge on Pinside could save me time and some grief, many thanks in advance, cheers.
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Here's a Titan link to the IMDN pro. Obviously, I can't vouch for the database accuracy.

https://www.titanpinball.com/kits/index.php/browse/bygame/5712

I usually print the page out of the Stern manual that shows all the rubber locations/sizes and use a yellow highlighter to mark all the locations that I replace the rubbers. Sometimes I add the date too that I replaced. I keep it in the coinbox of the pin, really comes in handy when I do some maintenance.

#8614 27 days ago
Quoted from Knackers:

So this happened tonight, blew a an o-ring at the 3 bank drop target, as a newbie my question is instead of just buying a replacement o-ring is there a kit that i should buy instead. I haven't looked on line as yet as I thought tapping the vast knowledge on Pinside could save me time and some grief, many thanks in advance, cheers.
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I put a green Titan there are its held up for 3000 games so far

#8615 27 days ago
Quoted from mbwalker:

Here's a Titan link to the IMDN pro. Obviously, I can't vouch for the database accuracy.
https://www.titanpinball.com/kits/index.php/browse/bygame/5712
I usually print the page out of the Stern manual that shows all the rubber locations/sizes and use a yellow highlighter to mark all the locations that I replace the rubbers. Sometimes I add the date too that I replaced. I keep it in the coinbox of the pin, really comes in handy when I do some maintenance.

Thanks great idea.

Quoted from Graysonsdad:

I put a green Titan there are its held up for 3000 games so far

Cool, did you change the color of all your o-rings?

#8616 26 days ago
Quoted from Knackers:

Thanks great idea.

Cool, did you change the color of all your o-rings?

I dont usually like a mashup of colour but yes, i did on this one and it works so well. Mostly navy blue except the green one i mentioned, a yellow one over in the pops by the loop shot and orange upper flippers.
I recently replaced the slings and flippers after about 3000 plays. I also rotate the slings a bit whenever I have the glass off so they last longer.

#8617 26 days ago
Quoted from Graysonsdad:

I dont usually like a mashup of colour but yes, i did on this one and it works so well. Mostly navy blue except the green one i mentioned, a yellow one over in the pops by the loop shot and orange upper flippers.
I recently replaced the slings and flippers after about 3000 plays. I also rotate the slings a bit whenever I have the glass off so they last longer.

Thanks, after reading this I have ordered similar to what you have mentioned. I ordered green for slings and lower flippers and orange for upper flippers. Some blue for some posts and the ball shooter exit and green for the 3 drop target. I appreciate all the advice, cheers

#8618 23 days ago

Just like Eddie, I slayed it.

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#8619 23 days ago
Quoted from PoMC:

Just like Eddie, I slayed it.
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What even is that number

#8620 23 days ago

Double super signed 64-bit jackpot!

#8621 23 days ago

I had to shop the game out and replace all the rubbers seven times during this game.

#8622 23 days ago
Quoted from Kkoss24:

What even is that number

The number of the beast. Duh

#8623 23 days ago

What’s with the super high prices on IMDN premium these days? Bunch of listings between $8k-$9k. Did Stern retire it?

#8624 23 days ago

It's still in Stern's list of games on main page, but not "in production." Also recall seeing a post or two about another run, but nothing definite...

#8625 23 days ago
Quoted from mpdpvdpin:

What’s with the super high prices on IMDN premium these days? Bunch of listings between $8k-$9k. Did Stern retire it?

Typical listings these days for those not willing to wait for next run. No thanks paying over retail.

#8626 23 days ago
Quoted from PoMC:

Just like Eddie, I slayed it.
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Depending on what country you come from, is that 18 quintillion and change???!

#8627 22 days ago
Quoted from PoMC:

Just like Eddie, I slayed it.
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? Wtf?

#8628 22 days ago

I heard the license is running out or ran out .Maybe with the backlog and waiting on parts it crossed the threshold .I have a late May appointment with a custom air brush company I’m going to do this machine to my liking as it’s not leaving way too much fun .It’s a premium and there will be blue/white lightning and a few characters .Does anyone know if there’s any of the custom side rails left anywhere ?

#8629 22 days ago

I’ll donate when this is done. My son would love it.

Quoted from PoMC:

A few more tweaks and I’ll have my attract mode mod completed. Also working on finishing an instrumental soundtrack version.

#8630 22 days ago

Distributor confirmed license has been renewed and waiting in conga line through Stern backup/part delays.

#8631 22 days ago
Quoted from Kkoss24:

I heard the license is running out or ran out .Maybe with the backlog and waiting on parts it crossed the threshold .I have a late May appointment with a custom air brush company I’m going to do this machine to my liking as it’s not leaving way too much fun .It’s a premium and there will be blue/white lightning and a few characters .Does anyone know if there’s any of the custom side rails left anywhere ?

If you are going airbrush route for custom artwork, might as well do the same for the side armor (maybe do lockdown and legs in a package) as well. Just pick up a pair of lolipop rails from pinball life and have them make something unique rather than the union jack rails.

#8632 22 days ago
Quoted from P1nhead:

If you are going airbrush route for custom artwork, might as well do the same for the side armor (maybe do lockdown and legs in a package) as well. Just pick up a pair of lolipop rails from pinball life and have them make something unique rather than the union jack rails.

Yeah that’s my backup if I can’t find the stern side rails .I saw a guy in Europe was doing these but the yellow just doesn’t look right to me .I’m going for this translite and keep with the light blue/white/red colors I think that pops well .

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#8633 22 days ago

Lots of lightning .

#8634 20 days ago

There are ball 1's and then there are ball 1's
Holy f!
Unfortunately the pinball gods decided that was enough of that.

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#8635 20 days ago

What's the verdict on the gels vs. the pinmonk tree for adding colors tk the mode inserts? Pros and cons of each?

#8636 20 days ago
Quoted from red-line:

What's the verdict on the gels vs. the pinmonk tree for adding colors tk the mode inserts? Pros and cons of each?

Either you want to buy a solution, or you want to tinker yourself and search suitable colors.

I did it myself as I had the gels laying around from when I did strobist photography
https://www.flippers.be/iron_maiden_gel_leds.html

End result is the same - pro / cons are what you value your time.

Added 18 days ago:

I wouldn't bother buying a set of gels as a mod - then you still have to do all the work. You're better off just buying a gel sample book (see my website) or large sheets of gel and select the colors and cut them yourself.

If you want a mod that's ready then buy the 3D printed ones.

#8637 20 days ago
Quoted from red-line:

What's the verdict on the gels vs. the pinmonk tree for adding colors tk the mode inserts? Pros and cons of each?

Pink monk stuff is super high quality, I would totally go that route

#8638 20 days ago
Quoted from red-line:

What's the verdict on the gels vs. the pinmonk tree for adding colors tk the mode inserts? Pros and cons of each?

I bought the "gels" first with some other mods and they are complete garbage. Just little squares of film to be taped in place and the colours sucked. Do NOT buy them. If thats good enough for you, cut your own films from a craft store.

Pinmonk lenses are THE MOST ESSENTIAL MOD for Iron Maiden. It is a great product, well built, easy to install and the mode tree on a factory Iron Maiden will look wrong to you from that point on. The mode tree is a must buy. I also love the fireball loop.
I can also recommend the Pinmonk quiet fan kit. It is cheap and easy to install. No more noisy fan.

Pinmonk>garbage gels

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#8639 19 days ago

I have the monk ones too, 10 outta 10 would buy again, and I don't buy mods much.

#8640 18 days ago

I’ve played pinball for a long long time, and I just had to post in here to say that IMDN is the best machine I have ever played.
So f’in exhilarating!
What an engineering marvel!

#8641 18 days ago
Quoted from tominator:

I’ve played pinball for a long long time, and I just had to post in here to say that IMDN is the best machine I have ever played.
So f’in exhilarating!
What an engineering marvel!

Agreed .Best machine to learn how to play on .Never gets old it’s a feel good pin .

#8642 18 days ago

Quick question, does anyone know the part# for the leaf switch/spoon for the clairvoyant (bottom) newton ball?

#8643 16 days ago

Question for the group regarding the auto launcher strength, I know I've seen some folks talk about it in the past.
Recently, within the last week or so, I have found that my auto launcher is not reliably shooting the ball cross -playfield accurately. Seems to be falling short and hitting the post just below the loop entrance where it should go about 1/3 of the time, and when it does make it into the left inner loop it seems to make it only partly around that left inner loop and then fall back down. Almost as if it's not being given enough power/velocity.

This seems to be a rather consistent problem now (every game, and 90%of the time now), and that's a bummer.

The playfield is perfectly level and is cleaned and waxed and there are no obstructions. I'm thinking that the coil power needs to be more? I checked the settings and it's on the highest setting (which is the factory default setting). Do I remember hearing that some folks have changed to a stronger coil at the auto launcher? If so, what coil was used? Any other suggestions are warmly welcomed.
Thank you!

#8644 16 days ago
Quoted from ChipScott:

Question for the group regarding the auto launcher strength, I know I've seen some folks talk about it in the past.
Recently, within the last week or so, I have found that my auto launcher is not reliably shooting the ball cross -playfield accurately. Seems to be falling short and hitting the post just below the loop entrance where it should go about 1/3 of the time, and when it does make it into the left inner loop it seems to make it only partly around that left inner loop and then fall back down. Almost as if it's not being given enough power/velocity.
This seems to be a rather consistent problem now (every game, and 90%of the time now), and that's a bummer.
The playfield is perfectly level and is cleaned and waxed and there are no obstructions. I'm thinking that the coil power needs to be more? I checked the settings and it's on the highest setting (which is the factory default setting). Do I remember hearing that some folks have changed to a stronger coil at the auto launcher? If so, what coil was used? Any other suggestions are warmly welcomed.
Thank you!

There should be no need for a stronger coil. Problem has to be something mechanical. Don't forget to check the end of the launch ramp... it can get dinged up. If you can feel a burr at the end, file it off.

#8645 15 days ago
Quoted from ChipScott:

Question for the group regarding the auto launcher strength, I know I've seen some folks talk about it in the past.
Recently, within the last week or so, I have found that my auto launcher is not reliably shooting the ball cross -playfield accurately. Seems to be falling short and hitting the post just below the loop entrance where it should go about 1/3 of the time, and when it does make it into the left inner loop it seems to make it only partly around that left inner loop and then fall back down. Almost as if it's not being given enough power/velocity.
This seems to be a rather consistent problem now (every game, and 90%of the time now), and that's a bummer.
The playfield is perfectly level and is cleaned and waxed and there are no obstructions. I'm thinking that the coil power needs to be more? I checked the settings and it's on the highest setting (which is the factory default setting). Do I remember hearing that some folks have changed to a stronger coil at the auto launcher? If so, what coil was used? Any other suggestions are warmly welcomed.
Thank you!

Adjust the ball guide at the end of the shooter lane

#8646 15 days ago

Anyone on this thread have PinballPro speakers on their maiden with no external sub? Im trying to dial in my sound after the last few patches. Would love to know how folks have theirs setup.

#8647 15 days ago
Quoted from LowScores:

Anyone on this thread have PinballPro speakers on their maiden with no external sub? Im trying to dial in my sound after the last few patches. Would love to know how folks have theirs setup.

I have the pinwoofer setup on my IMDN premium and I highly recommend it. Great quality product from this company. Very easy to install as well.

#8648 15 days ago
Quoted from mattosborn:

There should be no need for a stronger coil. Problem has to be something mechanical. Don't forget to check the end of the launch ramp... it can get dinged up. If you can feel a burr at the end, file it off.

Yes, actually I do feel a burr at the end edge of the ball guide. It is small but definitely present. I will file that off. Thank you!

Quoted from nicoy3k:

Adjust the ball guide at the end of the shooter lane

I will also see if I can make some small adjustments as appropriate to fix this issue if filing this small burr does not alleviate the problem. Thank you!

#8649 15 days ago

If anyone is looking for an HUO IMDN prem in the New England area I’ve got to let mine go, need to pick up a few pros as my location is opening back up. Ad is up in market place along with an HUO LOTR w/ led ocd and comet bulbs, super nice playfield.

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#8650 15 days ago
Quoted from mpdpvdpin:

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Great to hear!

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