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Who are the best pinball artists?


By TheBigDog

2 years ago



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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by o-din
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    “Your favorite pinball artist”

    • JohnYoussi 20 votes
      20%
    • Gordon Morison 16 votes
      16%
    • Greg Freres 14 votes
      14%
    • Kevin O’Connor 9 votes
      9%
    • Dave Christensen 15 votes
      15%
    • Paul Faris 17 votes
      17%
    • Doug Watson 1 vote
      1%
    • Roy Parker 6 votes
      6%
    • Margaret Hudson 4 votes
      4%

    (102 votes)

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    #101 2 years ago
    Quoted from Bronty:

    So that machine is something you did yourself?

    No. Curtis Preuss built it. One of those things no one knew existed until his sister was clearing out his estate. She ran it by a friend who happened to be in pinball. Otherwise it would have been in a dumpster and no one would have ever known.

    He worked for an op, did a three year tech school in two years. Made the game for his final project. Went to work for IBM in Rochester, MN. Some of their patents have his name on them.

    He converted this game to solid state, a couple years ahead of Bally's Flicker. Quite amazing. It reads switches like a modern pin, not slow like the early solid stated games.

    LTG : )

    #102 2 years ago

    Yuck

    Quoted from BeaglePuss:Don't use [IMG], just click on the "Attach image(s)..." button beneath the reply box.

    Ok... thanks I was hoping there was another solution but I will use that - thanks!

    #103 2 years ago
    Quoted from TheBigDog:

    Read Anghelo’s Interview in the 1982-present Pinball Compendium, great story.

    Just so happens my Grandpa got me that book for Christmas today. Really cool stuff, loved the Python Anghelo interview!

    11 months later
    #104 1 year ago

    Thought I’d add a quick update with some of the artwork I’ve been working on collecting ....

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    #105 1 year ago

    Great thread, but why Zombie Yeti and Dirty Donnie missing from the list?

    #106 1 year ago
    Quoted from thedarkknight77:

    Great thread, but why Zombie Yeti and Dirty Donnie missing from the list?

    I agree Ghostbusters, Metallica, and IMDN need to be addressed.

    My favorite art on machines:
    1: CV
    2:TOTAN
    3. Ghostbusters
    4. Fathom
    5. Barracora
    6. Farfalla

    #107 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    The work of George Molentin is very underrated.

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    Quoted from AlexF:

    You missed all my favorites.
    George Molentin

    I third George Molentin.

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