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WOZ Castle Walls Mod


By modfather

5 years ago



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#51 5 years ago
Quoted from Geremy13:

No, no, no....... I am sorry. I said 'please share with my wife'. If she reads it in anyway otherwise... I am in deep trouble.
Please pray for me.....

Ha....I read in the " not" part.. .....you can blame me anyway...I stay in trouble most of the time w this stuff ( adding a TRON Legacy LE to the lineup, got permission to look....she doesn't know I've already committed ....forgiveness is always better than permission.....

#52 5 years ago

I ordered the walls and a green cage. Thanks for doing this!

#53 5 years ago

Payment Sent for Castle Walls and Black Cage, Thanks for doing these, was gonna buy them from Matt at Back Alley but they never surfaced and yours look so detailed and the cage is awesome. I cant wait to get them installed.

Joe(acejedi)

#54 5 years ago

What material is this made of? ('lightweight' and 'latex coating' has me a bit concerned about durability.) It's hand-carved and not molded? Do the walls install over the original or replace it?

Anybody know the price of the official castle walls? I like the cage, btw!

#55 5 years ago
Quoted from StevenP:

What material is this made of? ('lightweight' and 'latex coating' has me a bit concerned about durability.) It's hand-carved and not molded? Do the walls install over the original or replace it?
Anybody know the price of the official castle walls? I like the cage, btw!

The material is very durable against ball strikes (the pinball does not even touch the walls on that upper playfield). You will have to remove the existing walls and replace them with the new ones with the provided brackets and hardware. Installation time should take approx 30 minutes. All sets are hand carved and not molded. Each wall piece is hand painted with a faux finish, using a combination of black, shades of gray and white paints, than clear coated.
The witch's cage is installed by removing the two existing screws, lift the metal bracket and remove the clear tube.
Position the new cage over the metal bracket with provided hardware. Installation time is 10 minutes.

Now back to the carving station...will post the progress pics later.
The Modfather

#56 5 years ago

Does the castle playfield have to be removed to install the castle walls?

#57 5 years ago
Quoted from StevenP:

What material is this made of?

Peeps.

#58 5 years ago
Quoted from redmamanora:

Does the castle playfield have to be removed to install the castle walls?

No, you do not have to remove the upper playfield. Pull the entire playfield up in a resting position, remove the two existing wall plastics with the wood screws, then remove the existing walls over the doors by pulling plastic rivets with your fingertips. Attach my custom brackets to the existing brackets then screw my walls to them. Phillips head screw driver is all you really need for the walls installation. All the hardware and instructions are included with the order.

back to carving....

#59 5 years ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

Ha....I read in the " not" part.. .....you can blame me anyway...I stay in trouble most of the time w this stuff ( adding a TRON Legacy LE to the lineup, got permission to look....she doesn't know I've already committed ....forgiveness is always better than permission.....

Ha, well now that I think about it,,, probably should not share any of this with the wife. I am sure it will be easier for me to MOW the lawn and take out the trash than to explain this 'emergency' purchase.

In fact I am sure that the 'Castle Walls' and 'Witch Cage' were always there......

she just didn't pay attention.

#60 5 years ago

I like the cage, but I think it makes the Witch look more like a "casino cashier", than a wicked Witch.

#61 5 years ago

I like the walls, but I'm not crazy about the bird cage. It doesn't really "fit" with the theme, though the workmanship on it looks good.

#62 5 years ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

I like the cage, but I think it makes the Witch look more like a "casino cashier", than a wicked Witch.

Or Maybe a Bank Teller?

#63 5 years ago

Check out these munchkin land playfield edge protectors. This flexible chrome edge really reflects the lights great and protects the exposed plywood edge that can be prone to pinball strikes and get damaged. This 2 piece set really accents an already beautiful game and adds that finishing touch that looks like it came from the factory.
The smaller chrome piece near the left wire form is designed to fit around the ramp without taking it off.
Set is available for $20.00 including shipping nationwide.
The Modfather

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#64 5 years ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Or Maybe a Bank Teller?

Ops pics of cage were taken with a flash ( obviously)....I suspect it will take on a completely different look when the game darkens, and the Witch is lit from under, as in gameplay......just sayin'......

#65 5 years ago

Just wanted to thank everyone for their positive feedback, and share the progress of the castle walls with those who placed their orders. These are some of the pieces that have been carved, a latex coating has been applied, once dried, some detail work will be performed and than the finishing process of hand painting the bricks using various shades of greys , black and white to get a realistic stone look. The overall color is more of a medium grey tones that match the mini playfield a little closer. I made a few adjustments in some of the wall details to have a more uniform look. Everything is coming out great , and orders will be shipping soon .
The Modfather....

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#66 5 years ago

Looks great. Thanks for the update.

#67 5 years ago

WOW...hand craftsmanship.

#68 5 years ago

Boy, am I glad I ordered these from you. Suddenly (as in this morning) these look like the bargain of the year. I hope they are as nice as they appear in the pictures.

#69 5 years ago
Quoted from jamesdeloris:

Boy, am I glad I ordered these from you. Suddenly (as in this morning) these look like the bargain of the year. I hope they are as nice as they appear in the pictures.

Agree 100%. Matt does quality work, but his prices are obscene (IMO) for a few pieces of molded plastic and brackets. I like both sets of walls, as I think they're a nice improvement on the originals. But I've purchased working, fun EM games for less than the price of Matt's walls. Then again, I'm not the average Pinsider who will buy any mod at any price...

#70 5 years ago

I have looked at close up pictures of both mods and even if the price were the same I would still probably go with the modfather. To me they just look a little better. More realistic.

#71 5 years ago

I just ordered this as well. Can't wait to see it!

#72 5 years ago
Quoted from jamesdeloris:

I have looked at close up pictures of both mods and even if the price were the same I would still probably go with the modfather. To me they just look a little better. More realistic.

I like both, esp. how the monkey is hidden and the lower left corner with the spotlight is enclosed. If the 'official' ones were around $100, it would be a tough call for me. But this is a no-brainer IMO. Seems like there's a lot more labor involved in these too, and Matt's are just molded--both involved tweaking of the respective designs, I'm sure. Even with licensing fees, I can't justify a $225 price there.

#73 5 years ago

You hand-carve all of these?? Holy man.. that's a labour of love for sure.

#74 5 years ago

Makes each set a one of the kind custom! Can't ask for better mods than that.

#75 5 years ago
Quoted from Imeh:

Makes each set a one of the kind custom! Can't ask for better mods than that.

I agree 100%.

#76 5 years ago

As orders rush in, now that people see how expensive the 'official' BAC version is!

#77 5 years ago
Quoted from Imeh:

Makes each set a one of the kind custom! Can't ask for better mods than that.

Haha I totally agree, I make all mine from scratch as well but casting them in resin would be WAY faster and easier for the OP

#78 5 years ago

I am a lot more interested in these now after seeing the other prices. Has anyone received them yet? I would love to hear some reviews of these.

#79 5 years ago

Just a quick update: the witch's cages are now completed.... I decided to dip the cages in a gloss polyurethane multiple times to produce a nice thick finish. The metallic flake sparkles just right when a light hits it. The castle walls are coming out great. I'm sanding down all the rough edges to smooth them out a bit for a more finished and uniformed look. I'll be starting the final painting process tomorrow, then custom brackets and prepare for shipping.
I'm trying to get this batch of walls and cages all done together and ship everyone's orders from this week at the same time, so not to have anyone waiting to long. The final product actually looks better than the prototype on my own game!
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#80 5 years ago

Looks nice, am really looking forward to receiving the product. Can't wait to show it off!.........

#81 5 years ago
Quoted from modfather:

Just a quick update: the witch's cages are now completed.... I decided to dip the cages in a gloss polyurethane multiple times to produce a nice thick finish. The metallic flake sparkles just right when a light hits it. The castle walls are coming out great. I'm sanding down all the rough edges to smooth them out a bit for a more finished and uniformed look. I'll be starting the final painting process tomorrow, then custom brackets and prepare for shipping.
I'm trying to get this batch of walls and cages all done together and ship everyone's orders from this week at the same time, so not to have anyone waiting to long. The final product actually looks better than the prototype on my own game!

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Hooray!!!

#82 5 years ago

Yo, no rush! As long as you're working on them (when possible), they'll be arriving soon enough. Feel free to post more pics anytime.

#83 5 years ago
Quoted from modfather:

Just a quick update: the witch's cages are now completed.... I decided to dip the cages in a gloss polyurethane multiple times to produce a nice thick finish. The metallic flake sparkles just right when a light hits it. The castle walls are coming out great. I'm sanding down all the rough edges to smooth them out a bit for a more finished and uniformed look. I'll be starting the final painting process tomorrow, then custom brackets and prepare for shipping.
I'm trying to get this batch of walls and cages all done together and ship everyone's orders from this week at the same time, so not to have anyone waiting to long. The final product actually looks better than the prototype on my own game!

If you made that little ball at the top of the cage yellow (there is a lot of yellow on the pf) do you think it would look ridiculous or not. Can you do it or is it to late? They really look good. Can't wait to get mine.

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#84 5 years ago

Chuck, I was very impressed by these WOZ walls and cage. They look nice and felt durable with solid detailing. Can't wait to see what you mod out next!

#85 5 years ago
Quoted from JoelOmatik:

Chuck, I was very impressed by these WOZ walls and cage. They look nice and felt durable with solid detailing. Can't wait to see what you mod out next!

Rumor has it Joel that chuck is making his own Smaug for hobbit already

#86 5 years ago
Quoted from FullBlown:

Rumor has it Joel that chuck is making his own Smaug for hobbit already

A trusted source told me it will encase the game itself like his T2 mod....but will have 6-foot wide retractable, flapping mechanical wings, an 8-foot tail that emerges from behind the backbox to swat at you and actual fire that gets blasted on you while you play!

#87 5 years ago
Quoted from JoelOmatik:

A trusted source told me it will encase the game itself like his T2 mod....but will have 6-foot wide retractable, flapping mechanical wings, an 8-foot tail that emerges from behind the backbox to swat at you and actual fire that gets blasted on you while you play!

Here is his Prototype.... its an Epic premiere.......

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#88 5 years ago

very nicely done!

#89 5 years ago

That seems about right!

#90 5 years ago

Great work...and a good price for hand carved pieces. Thanks!

#91 5 years ago

I am finishing up the painting today on the walls and will post some new pics of the progress

#92 5 years ago

Oh boy!!

#93 5 years ago

Castle Walls have been completed, time for the brackets and then shipping....All orders from last week should be going out in a few days.
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#94 5 years ago

Thanks for the great work and the updates. Looking forward to them.

#95 5 years ago

Cheers modfather. i think these look great, looking forward to receiving mine :0)

#96 5 years ago

Seems like you made them a bit smoother. Looks better.

#97 5 years ago

Yeah I did, I read a comment on another thread and picked up on it . I sanded down all the edges which looks smoother. There are some rough spots that gives it a natural stone look. There are 3 shades of grey all subtly blended with some color variation to give it a weathered look. I used a clear satin polyurethane on all sides including the back to bring out the colors. The overall color scheme leans towards the medium grey which matches the playfield more closely. I hope everyone likes them, it was a ton of work, and a labor of love....
now time to make a bunch of brackets.........
The Modfather

#98 5 years ago

I'd like to see them on a machine before I purchase with the new (darker) color.

#99 5 years ago

The prototype set of walls I made for my machine is a little lighter. The new ones are darker and will put those on once I get a few things done and post up a pic to see everything a little better ...

#100 5 years ago

I think they look much better than the ones you showed on your machine! Thanks modfather

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