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What machine did you bring home today? Post your pictures!

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#20201 7 months ago
Quoted from jokerpoker:

It always has the worst dimpling!

Quoted from Pinkitten:

Every time I play Orbitor 1 it’s in terrible condition, the playfield is horribly warped.

Oh, y'all got jokes....

I own no classic sterns and I miss the hell out of my meteor. Thanks guys!

#20202 7 months ago
Quoted from KSUWildcatFan:

Oh, y'all got jokes....
I own no classic sterns and I miss the hell out of my meteor. Thanks guys!

So that’s where the dimples came from.....meteor shower

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#20203 7 months ago

Add one more project to the pile.

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#20204 7 months ago
Quoted from Epistaxis:

Add one more project to the pile.
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OH COME ON!

Looks nice for a project!

#20205 7 months ago
Quoted from Epistaxis:

Add one more project to the pile.
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Another red Meteor, interesting.

#20206 7 months ago
Quoted from Pinbub:

Another red Meteor, interesting.

how do you recognize the red part? not too familiar with this dynamic but have seen it mentioned a few times recently.

#20207 7 months ago
Quoted from Epistaxis:

Add one more project to the pile.
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yeah what's the project? that thing is nice loooking. does it not work?

RB

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#20208 7 months ago

2018 Luci VE with some goodies

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#20209 7 months ago
Quoted from KSUWildcatFan:

Should be white/opaque. The controlled lighting was already LED (crappy flat top old style, but whatever) so I just left it. Color matched comet 2smd would have absolutely happened if I were keeping.

They're blue bulbs behind the cops. They're a bit aggressive (pics look worse than in person) but the cops ARE blue on the glass, for whatever reason. I dunno, I like it. I love how my cherry red wireforms came out. Now I need to get the legs, lockbar, rails, etc all done to match.
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Quoted from rcbrown316:

Wow man. You are one detailed theorist! That sounds very logical when you lay out the production timing vs units produced in the timeline vs units you see in the field. I'm digging into it pretty good right now fixing some things but it's playing. the more switches I ifix the cooler it gets. There's a ton of stuff going on in this game for sure. I will say if i have a concern about it's lastability play-wise it will be related to the upper playfield but that is just my initial thought. there is a lot to do up there and it's pretty big. Iron maiden is another one that intrigues me and i would likely have the same concern with that.
This is fully lit in lamp test mode. Lots of work to do...
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There is a pinsider with a nice Stern collection that I envy and respect. He had both a Viper and an Iron Maiden and sold both. I figure if they were great players he would still have them.

You are building a nice Stern collection. All you need is a Cheetah.

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#20210 7 months ago
Quoted from KSUWildcatFan:

Bringing my sweet girl home after a few months away. Installing some cherry red wireforms as soon as she hits the row!
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Your High Speed is beautiful and a blast to play. This picture does not do it justice.

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#20211 7 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Your High Speed is beautiful and a blast to play. This picture does not do it justice.
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She's a good pin for sure. The only issue(s) I continue fighting are the ramp switches. For some reason they've ALWAYS been a thorn in my side. It doesn't technically inhibit play that they don't quite trigger properly but it's frustrating when the ball isn't diverted off to a hideout like it's supposed to. Even more frustrating when you're escaping and that happens because you then have to make the ramp shot again!

I remember Steve saying he didn't really like HS all that much before I brought it down. By the time I took it back he was sad to see it go!

#20212 7 months ago
Quoted from rcbrown316:

yeah what's the project? that thing is nice loooking. does it not work?
RB

Well let's see it is not booting it, displays aren't working and basically the head is falling apart. very dirty play field needs to be shopped and I believe there's a bunch of burnt coils and wire hacks underneath the playfield.

#20213 7 months ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

Every time I play Orbitor 1 it’s in terrible condition, the playfield is horribly warped.

The first recorded instance of “Stern playfield dimpling.”

#20214 7 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

There is a pinsider with a nice Stern collection that I envy and respect. He had both a Viper and an Iron Maiden and sold both. I figure if they were great players he would still have them.
You are building a nice Stern collection. All you need is a Cheetah.

this is kinda what I expected from those two. I don't see any of you fellow stern fans talking about them. Iron maiden does look really cool though. More bally-like graphics but it looks like they lost their edge in gameplay by that time. My ballys all look really cool but the only one that play close to the sterns is EBD. centaur is probably the coolest theme but has zero flow and those inlanes/outlanes blow. chunky, clunky returns to the flippers. I think I have a set of EBD returns I might experiment with. flash gordon is just a bastard. I like that i get 2 second balls times to be honest. I've gotten better but it's just a grind. Embryon has grown on me and is stunning to look at...but give me meteor all day. I do think i need to add a fathom at some point in the near future but I am gonna let the newest market influence play out. I don't think i want the new one. so yeah...cheetah is probably my next target. Been looking and not finding.

RB

#20215 7 months ago
Quoted from Epistaxis:

Well let's see it is not booting it, displays aren't working and basically the head is falling apart. very dirty play field needs to be shopped and I believe there's a bunch of burnt coils and wire hacks underneath the playfield.

so a couple of hours then?

RB

#20216 7 months ago
Quoted from rcbrown316:

flash gordon is just a bastard.

Agree. An acquaintance has a FG. I hit the credit button and got shoot-drain 3 times in a row. I moved over to his Wheel of Fortune of which I still have fond memories of.

Embryon did me dirty at TPF. Shoot-drain whap-whap-whap. And it was set up nice, unlike a lot of the junk, poorly set up pins that make their way there.

#20217 7 months ago
Quoted from rcbrown316:

how do you recognize the red part? not too familiar with this dynamic but have seen it mentioned a few times recently.

The meteor around the pop bumper has red in addition to the other colors. A lot of them are orange without the red.

#20218 7 months ago
Quoted from Pinbub:

The meteor around the pop bumper has red in addition to the other colors. A lot of them are orange without the red.

interesting. I have to go look at mine. I hope it's not red cuz i ordered the green b ackglass with the new PF lol...

RB

#20219 7 months ago

Look guys, this post isn't about constructive, useful discussion. It's about bragging and THAT'S IT. Let's get back on topic please!

Quoted from rcbrown316:

interesting. I have to go look at mine. I hope it's not red cuz i ordered the green b ackglass with the new PF lol...
RB

I wouldn't worry about it too much unless you're suuuuuper anal retentive. It'll look awesome regardless.

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#20220 7 months ago

Been a while since I've been able to post 1 of these. Aztec, Double Barrel, Jungle and Star Dust
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Plus my daughter home from ASU with the assist

#20221 7 months ago
Quoted from KSUWildcatFan:

Look guys, this post isn't about constructive, useful discussion. It's about bragging and THAT'S IT. Let's get back on topic please!

I wouldn't worry about it too much unless you're suuuuuper anal retentive. It'll look awesome regardless.

I just looked at it. Both are orange. Both are awesome. I...am awesome.

#20222 7 months ago
Quoted from rcbrown316:

I just looked at it. Both are orange. Both are awesome. I...am awesome.

Look, I was already jealous over all the stern goodness.. When will enough be enough?!

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#20223 7 months ago

I picked up a really nice AFM LE #129 last night.
406 plays on it. Still looks like new

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#20224 7 months ago
Quoted from pingod:

I picked up a really nice AFM LE #129 last night.
406 plays on it. Still looks like new
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Always amazes me. I feel as though I play 400 games in the first week of a new pin!
Best of luck, and nice catch!

#20225 7 months ago
Quoted from Cheddar:

Been a while since I've been able to post 1 of these. Aztec, Double Barrel, Jungle and Star Dust
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Plus my daughter home from ASU with the assist

You should pack for NASA! Lol

#20226 7 months ago
Quoted from Zartan:

You should pack for NASA! Lol

I love the 2012 pilot. The newer models are smaller

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#20227 7 months ago
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#20228 6 months ago
Quoted from Cheddar:

I love the 2012 pilot. The newer models are smaller

Yea - really surprised me when I had to remove the head on a newer Stern because it wouldn’t fit in my wife’s Pilot with the head folded down.

#20229 6 months ago
Quoted from KSUWildcatFan:

Look, I was already jealous over all the stern goodness.. When will enough be enough?!

Quoted from steamfitter:

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Cool. I need to try one of these

#20230 6 months ago

This place turned into classic stern-fest in a hurry and now I'm big mad.

I'm gonna go rob my friend and take my Meteor back, F this! /s

#20231 6 months ago
Quoted from RonSS:

Always amazes me. I feel as though I play 400 games in the first week of a new pin!
Best of luck, and nice catch!

Me too, I think we played a dozen games right after I set it up.
Fast, fun game for sure. Looks stunning in person too.

#20232 6 months ago
Quoted from KSUWildcatFan:

This place turned into classic stern-fest in a hurry and now I'm big mad.
I'm gonna go rob my friend and take my Meteor back, F this! /s

Nah, they are all built like crap. You got nothing to be jealous about.

#20233 6 months ago
Quoted from rcbrown316:

Cool. I need to try one of these

Make sure you try Lightning out first---BEFORE you get out your checkbook.

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#20234 6 months ago

Picked up a LZ LE, had to make the flow bros happen!!!

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#20235 6 months ago
Quoted from Briks-707:

How to tell that you haven’t bought a NIB machine in the last 25 years haha.

I'm too poor to buy NIB. I do have a Munsters I bought with 55 plays on. It came with all of the paperwork except there was no tag warning about shooter rod dangers.

I don't recall ever hearing of anyone picking up a used pin talking about how they almost destroyed everything by using the shooter rod as a handle.

Perhaps is it is disease limited to NIB buyers only

#20236 6 months ago
Quoted from manadams:

Picked up a LZ LE, had to make the flow bros happen!!![quoted image][quoted image]

What rug is that in front of your games? Looks awesome!

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#20238 6 months ago
Quoted from snyper2099:

Nah, they are all built like crap. You got nothing to be jealous about.

Parade...meet rain.

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#20239 6 months ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Parade...meet rain.
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At least we can count on him to be there when we need a little bash in the teeth! Lol

#20240 6 months ago

I mean, considering how old classic sterns are at this point and how smooth BOTH drop assemblies *and* spinners work (as long as they aren't gummed up/dirty/out of adjustment), I think we can file this comment directly under "sour grapes".

My only real complaint on classic sterns is the lack of any sort of coating on metal parts. The oxidization is super grody on my dainty little girl hands. Not a fan.

#20241 6 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I'm too poor to buy NIB. I do have a Munsters I bought with 55 plays on. It came with all of the paperwork except there was no tag warning about shooter rod dangers.
I don't recall ever hearing of anyone picking up a used pin talking about how they almost destroyed everything by using the shooter rod as a handle.
Perhaps is it is disease limited to NIB buyers only

I've bought used pins with bent shooter rods. Nothing that wasn't fixed by turning the rod the other way and lifting the machine with it.

#20242 6 months ago
Quoted from KSUWildcatFan:

I mean, considering how old classic sterns are at this point and how smooth BOTH drop assemblies *and* spinners work (as long as they aren't gummed up/dirty/out of adjustment), I think we can file this comment directly under "sour grapes".
My only real complaint on classic sterns is the lack of any sort of coating on metal parts. The oxidization is super grody on my dainty little girl hands. Not a fan.

Haha you're killing me dude. Awesome!

#20243 6 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Make sure you try Lightning out first---BEFORE you get out your checkbook.

I won't buy one of these but I do want to play one at some point

#20244 6 months ago
Quoted from snyper2099:

Nah, they are all built like crap. You got nothing to be jealous about.

It's all about flow and rules with the sterns. Nothing comes close.

#20245 6 months ago
Quoted from rcbrown316:

I won't buy one of these but I do want to play one at some point

Make reservations for dinner. You might last 10 minutes.

#20246 6 months ago
Quoted from rcbrown316:

It's all about flow and rules with the sterns. Nothing comes close.

Drops and spinners. Hands down I've never found any games that outperform properly set up classic stern equivalents. Buttery smooth.

Dammit, now I need to go find a classic stern to buy. cottonm4 keep your eyes peeled for me lol

#20247 6 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I don't recall ever hearing of anyone picking up a used pin talking about how they almost destroyed everything by using the shooter rod as a handle.
Perhaps is it is disease limited to NIB buyers only

I've bought a couple used pins that had bent shooter rods. If only they had read the advice on the tag.

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#20248 6 months ago
Quoted from steamfitter:

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It was this or a catacomb
I like the game play , artwork , sound and speech .
I'm cleaning it now and will change coil sleeves , clean and readjust switches . Replace any part that needs it .
There's no 2 lightning that play the same . It depends on the owner , does he just get it working or does he tweak it like you would a 1/4 dragster .
It's a good thing we don't all have the same taste in pinball .

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#20249 6 months ago

I can't be in the cool kids club so I'm just continuing to work on this. I don't have a Stars and I don't think this is nearly nice enough to swap into a game more than likely so I think I'm making a coffee table out of it (don't worry, I'm not altering it any way).

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#20250 6 months ago

Enough Stern talk. I’m going to switch it up to Gottlieb.

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