Wade Krause - repro Gottlieb Surf Champ Playfield

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Wade Krause - repro Gottlieb Surf Champ Playfield


By swinks

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

I have been chatting with a well known US pinball artist Wade Krause who specialises in reproduction backglasses and playfields about doing a run of 1976 Gottlieb Surf Champ / Surfer playfields.

He is open to doing a small run as he has already done alot of the hard work having already done all the machining files and art files for it as he was involved in the clear Surf Champ quite a few years ago.

Hi will only consider doing a run if he can get a minimum of 20 orders. Cost would be approximately $650 USD + another $50 for postage in the US and unknown for shipping to Aus - guessing another $200. Time frame would be roughly 18 - 24 months as he has other projects already booked in and he is a one man show and a perfectionist. So at a guess Dec 2018 to June 2019.

Please send me a pm with your full name, email address, state and country and I will organise a list to aid Wade in allowing this to happen.

For me I am wanting a Surf Champ playfield as mine has alot of planking so would love a minty fresh one.

If curious check out these links, and join in on the chat.

https://pinballplayfields.wordpress.com/

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#2 1 year ago

who is this wade krause you speak of? never heard of him around here.

just kidding good luck with the 20. they made over 10k of just the surf champs alone, so a lot survived and many have it in their collection.

#3 1 year ago

cheers mate, we will see how it goes, I hope it happens

#4 1 year ago

I had mine restored locally, but have never been happy with it. I know how good Wade's work is as I have an Atlantis PF from him and its awesome.

Put me down for a Surf Champ please Jady!

#5 1 year ago
Quoted from pocketscience:

I had mine restored locally, but have never been happy with it. I know how good Wade's work is as I have an Atlantis PF from him and its awesome.
Put me down for a Surf Champ please Jady!

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#6 1 year ago

Thanks for putting this list together Jady, please add me as well.

A sideways plug for a few other playfields Wade may consider if there is enough interest....

Buckaroo
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/1965-gottlieb-buckaroo-new-playfield-poll

Cowpoke
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/1963-gottlieb-slick-chick-new-playfield-poll

#7 1 year ago

Cool vid thanks

#8 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinballer73:

Thanks for putting this list together Jady, please add me as well.
A sideways plug for a few other playfields Wade may consider if there is enough interest....
Buckaroo
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/1965-gottlieb-buckaroo-new-playfield-poll
Cowpoke
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/1963-gottlieb-slick-chick-new-playfield-poll

Hoping for Strange World too at some point...

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/who-wants-a-strange-world-playfield

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#9 1 year ago

a little bump just incase people have missed this one...

#10 1 year ago

Don't own the machine but it has drop targets. Put me down for one. Wade seems to be focusing on drop target games right now and I love it!

#11 1 year ago

Surf Champ/Surfer is a great game.

My SC playfield is in super shape as it was HUO 30 years so I will have to pass on a new Playfield.

Good luck in your quest though.

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#12 1 year ago

very nice, make sure to join the surfing pinball club thread and post the pics there

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/surfing-the-tube-club-surf-champ-surfer

#13 1 year ago

couple more names added to the list - one more and a 1/3 the way there

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#14 1 year ago

a little update, we are up to 7 people on the list

3 months later
#15 1 year ago

(bump)

#16 1 year ago

bumpity bump

gotta be a dozen more people wanting / needing this playfield

4 months later
#17 1 year ago

I'm into it. Got a Surf Champ I'm doing a total restore on.

#19 1 year ago
Quoted from Leftshoe:

I'm into it. Got a Surf Champ I'm doing a total restore on.

I will put your name down, hopefully can get a few more people, almost half way there.

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#20 12 months ago

Put me down for a playfield!

#21 12 months ago
Quoted from NinJaBooT:

Put me down for a playfield!

cheers added

#22 12 months ago

Ooooo, I'm in for one.

#23 12 months ago
Quoted from eh97ac:

Ooooo, I'm in for one.

excellent, you are added

we are half way, have 10 names and need 10 more.

#24 12 months ago

This will be awesome if we get the numbers. Wade does an amazing job - I still marvel at the quality of the Atlantis PF I got from him.

#25 12 months ago
Quoted from pocketscience:

This will be awesome if we get the numbers. Wade does an amazing job - I still marvel at the quality of the Atlantis PF I got from him.

Tell me about it! I've got Atlantis, Sky Jump, Sing Along and 2 Wizards! with Wade Krause playfields. Very nice! 2001 will soon join the lineup.

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#26 54 days ago

just a little bump, another person added to the list today

have 1, need 9 more

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#27 11 days ago

I just talked to the owner of the pinball playfield protectors buisness in Germany. He said he needs 5-6 people to commit to him about making a protector for the Surfer/ Surf Champ playfield to make it cost effective. I would like to have one while we wait for Wade to make the playfields, (which may never happen).
Would anyone be interested also? The OP told me he would get one, so that's 2. Hopefully we can get a few more people in on it.

#28 11 days ago

yes I am in until new repro playfields can be made

thanks gjm

#29 11 days ago

The PIMP needs one! Full Krause playfield that is. Put me on the list!

#30 11 days ago

What about some new reproduction backglasses?

#31 11 days ago
Quoted from PinballPimp:

The PIMP needs one! Full Krause playfield that is. Put me on the list!

added to the list

Quoted from Theo_Ioannis:

What about some new reproduction backglasses?

can get them here
http://bgresto.com/?p=1039

#32 11 days ago

Yeah but I like silk screening better......like Shay or Ron Webb

#33 11 days ago

I guess if we get the numbers for the playfield Wade may do a Backglass - won't hurt to ask as he has the designs for when he did the see through Surf Champ

but gotta get the playfield number first

#34 10 days ago
Quoted from swinks:

added to the list

can get them here
http://bgresto.com/?p=1039

What's one of these cost? Do they have the Surfer version? Wait... Can you convert a Surfer to a Surf Champ?

#35 10 days ago

Why? I would rather have a Surfer, backglass looks better with fewer score reels.

#36 10 days ago

Yeah I have a Surf Champ but through a multi purchase that a pinhead in Syndey organise I got a Surfer Backglass and he got a Surf Champ. It was a couple of years ago now but I think it was about $375 AUD and it's real nice.

I scored a full set of Surfer backbox mechs so one day want to make a surfer backbox and swap out into my Surf Champ

#37 8 days ago

You can put me down for a Surf Champ playfield!

How many more do you need?

#38 8 days ago

You are added ChipS

I have got 13 names now, so 7 more though it's been a while so some people may have dropped off the list.

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