Made some mods to my WCS this week. Tried to get them all in on a single photo, so not so spam with images.
The obvious is the soccer ball speaker grills. Thanks again to BioBa for the idea, and a big thanks to PinballBulbs to making the stencils and mailing them out without even asking for anything in return. You guys rock!
The next mod are the soccer ball post toppers at the ramp entrances. Again, these are foosballs mounted on #6 threaded rods that merely replace the bolts that were there.
Next is another GI light. I did not get the one in the picture, but in the ball lock area, there was only one light under the plastic, near the top. I added another right under where it says "lock". I initially thought I had a burned out bulb there, but there was never a light at that point, until I added one.
Last is more GI lighting... Spot lights. You can see one on the upper part of the right slingshot, where the tall metal spacer holds up the ramp, I have mounted a spot, aimed at the skills section of the playfield. It gets power from the skillshot light in the shooter lane. The 2nd spot is at the upper edge of the lock section, aimed towards the upper ramps, where it has always been a bit dark. It gets power from the GI light in the ball area (along with the other light I added under "lock"). The last one you need to look closely, and you can see it because of the angle of the photo. It's on the back of the left ramp billboard, aimed at the area in front of the goalie. You can see it on the right side of the billboard, right of the middle, yellow light. Looking at the machine head on, it is completely concealed behind the plastic. This one gets power from the nearest GI light under the playfield. I think it's the board that holds the lights under the entrance of the left ramp.
The spot lights had nice long lead wires on them, so each one was able to reach another existing GI light for power. Since the amp load on the GI circuits is so greatly reduced by the led conversion, adding a few more is completely safe. I also have better photos of each of the lights, if anyone wants to see them for any reason.
BioBa is sending me some white led strips that will complete the lighting. One will be in the ball drain, lighting the flipper area, and then 2 at the top, one on either side, shining down over the light matrix stickers, making them look like they are actual lights. Others have done this, and it looks really good.
I can't imagine anything else I want on this machine at this point. It looks amazing, and feels like everything has been added that the original design lacked. Now I just have to keep the thing running!