Wohoo!... And drat! Didn't make the first cut. Looking forward to seeing this one in person, the photos all look completely amazing!
Quoted from gouveia:
You guys are AWESOME! I'm really glad you're happy with them. Thank you for all the great comments and pics. I've been PM'ing people lately when their mod is ready, so I've been a little MIA on the forum. I've also been enjoying Christmas, so I haven't really been in the garage much, but I promise there's more coming. And please let me know if there's a problem with any of them. Thanks again1
Just figured you were taking a break for the Holidays.
Go relax man!
Oh great, now I've got to get the back alley walls too!
LOL... or at least thats what I'm telling the wife. . Nevermind that I've been wanting those walls for a while now.
That add on looks amazing though, simply spectacular! Also, did you make the leaves on your trees? What an awesome little polishing touch there!
Hard to tell but looks like it might be as easy as hot glue and some bits of an artificial plant with small leaves. Amazingly clever!
Thanks again Steve! You did a phenomenal job! Absolutely perfect fit, a breeze to install (doesn't even require you to lift the play field) and absolutely looks exactly as if it were designed to be there from the beginning. It almost makes me tempted to bring my WOZ to PAGG just to show off your awesome mod LOL... almost (my wife would kill me).
Oh man, first thing I'm checking when I get home tonight. Not something i really think to watch out for.
I have not had any problems and the wall add on places her plenty high enough. In fact its better than the tube as the ball would sometimes jump from the castle playfield and get stuck against the back of the tube and the plyfield. When it happened with Red Smoke it just dribbled back down to the main playfield.
So IMHO, it not only looks better but it functions better as well.
Awesome list! I hope your material costs are relatively low because the amount of love and labor your putting in these is phenomenal, you deserve every penny.
Quoted from spfxted:
Jack should be buying these from you and putting them on all his machines....
Will be taking the red witch to PAGG and JJP will be there, in the past it's been Jack himself, so he may be there to get a first hand look.... who knows WOZ trees may even start shipping with leaves LOL!
Got back alley walls today to complement my red smoke witch. Fit together a like glove. Not sure if earlier walls had this but with my wall the mounting hole was a bit oblong to allow for some positioning.
Quoted from lurch:
thinking about buying one even though I don't have a woz (but will one day, and will kick myself if I miss out on this), how much are these?
I believe last Steve posted they were still $200. That gets you a new (way better looking and scaled) witch, the well and smoke.
She's still hanging at PAGG for another 6-7 hours as well for anyone at all on the fence, although if you're reading this thread I don't see how you could possibly be.
This morning while sorting through parts I stumbled upon my original witch.
No offense to the creator of her as I know designing something for mass production is different than the care and craftsmanship gouveia is able put into hand making his witches but damn... she was one ugly witch, even by witch standards. Thank you again gouveia for making a witch that represents what she should be!
Nice idea! I may do something along these lines this myself. Her brightness level does kind of bug me now as well... now that she looks amazing she needs to be the star!
By comparison a Twilight Zone piano mod $90.00 for a little molded plastic piano or $40 for a specialized plasic (collect spiral sign).
Yeah those are less but easily 10-100x's the material and effort goes into this hand crafted, hand painted, well planned and executed, large, solid and durable mod.
That being said this is probably the only mod out there I would ever be willing to pay 200 for.
Well congratulations to all who got in. Finding great gems like this is part of why I joined Pinside.
I agree though that there has now been plenty of time for all interested in a major witch upgrade to get in on it. Have fun with your next endeavor gouveia I’m sure with your care and craftsmanship it will be as (if not more) successful as this one has been.
Quoted from Lermods:
Keep in mind, there are new people joining pinside every day, new people getting games and games being produced today don’t have this mod. Shame production can’t continue, but I understand the work involved and wanting to move on. Those of us who have this mod are very lucky.
Yes, and it’s unfortunate that there will be some folks who want one who won’t be able to get one but that’s just the reality of things when your talking about something hand made like this. Its the difference between a mass produced poster and a fine art print.
But make sure to be on the lookout for whatever he’s cooking up next. I can only imagine it will be epic.
Quoted from gouveia:
Hahaha. Yes. It looks SO cool I can't tell you. But I have to make sure I can make it over and over. I'm still fine tuning it, but I'm REALLY happy with it. It's a little more complicated than the witch, but it looks like the monkey, and it looks like it belongs in the machine.
I'm pretty close, so stay tuned...
Meh... just looks like molding clay with some toothpicks stuck in it... nothing to see here people, move along, move along.
Quoted from gouveia:
Correctamundo. I’m not working on any witches right now because I just don’t have the time. I’ll probably make some in the future, so if you have the patience and your game isn’t going anywhere you’ll be able to get one. It’s just a really small operation (me), and I wanted to focus on the new mod because I love it and I wanted to get it out there.
Also...I just got married last week so pinside and modding are the least of my concerns! But I’m really close to getting the ball rolling again. I’ll also let everyone know what’s going on on this thread, so just make it a favorite and keep checking back.
And yes. Obviously if you bought my witch mod you’ll get priority if you’d like the new one. I’m not a jerk. Hahaha.
Bueatiful! I don’t know what else can be said, simply bueatiful!
If the any of the unofficial self-started lists list are officially open I’d like to officially confirm my unofficial position on whatever list becomes the list lol.
Quoted from Yelobird:
I will NOT ruin his Amazing surprises but Trust that as awesome as it looks you guy/gals are going to be even More impressed by what it does and how it works. I'll say it again, I didn't think he could top the red smoke mod but this one is just darn Cool! Will be worth the wait and considering he's newly married he may have less Free time on his hands. lol When I see this post top 100 hits in a day I will Know Steve dropped a video of his amazing creation! An artist with an Amazing talent. Bravo!
Looking at the photo closer and with the hint that it does something... I’m going to guess that the wings move?
I’m thinking this mod is fully worthy of being featured as one of Pinsides banner background extreme close-ups with a lighting to highlight the details and a nice shallow debth of field.
Awesomeness!!! I can’t imagine my game without your witch and I’m certain the monkey will soon be the same way.
Holy smokes, you have the whole monkey army! Those look incredible too, love the detail.
Quoted from calfdemon:
Those look amazing! I can't wait. Trying to remember if there is already a black light back there, or if that is something I am going to need to add? Not that I am against adding one, I just cant remember if there is one back there already (not near my machine right now).
There no factory black light there but I think a blacklight led or two can be hidden pretty easily in that area.
Quoted from 27dnast:
Why Jack hasn't attempted to get these mods and put them in new production games is way beyond my brain power.
Perhaps with the rumored next edition? . Seriously though I would be really surprised to see these in a production game simply because Steve puts so much care and detail (time) into each one.
Quoted from Sammy31:
I thought my name was on the list months ago but I don't see it listed...
If I am not on there please put me on the list, thanks
The official list only just opened a little over a week ago. It’s almost filled up too so make sure and pass the word along to anyone else you know was interested but maybe hasn’t been active lately.
Meh... if someone is hard up enough that they need to sell one marked up to help pay for their monkey to someone who can afford paying extra, no biggie.
Were not talking large numbers and I wouldn’t see any huge aftermarket markup so it’s probably not worth a pro scalpers time, I imagine most if not all the doubles are legit.
I considered buying a second myself just in case something were to happen to one.... but two would be pretty steep for me.
It will be a while before they are all out the door (these are a hand crafted labor of love). Someone will probably cancel in the meantime. If I were in your shoes I’d just express interest as you have then watch and wait for updates over the next few months.
Thanks for the update! You have every right to be proud of this mod, it’s unbelievable! Really looking forward to putting one in my game.
I think you deserved mod of the year last year for the witch, hope you get it this year for the monkey.
Installation is not bad. It took me longer to take a photo I was reasonably happy with using my phone than it did to install. The level of detail is incredible and just doesn’t get picked up by my 3 year old phone camera.
For smoking/bbq I’ve been enjoying using a 24 hour brine of pineapple juice and fresh citrus along with salt and seasonings.
When do we change the topic to cooking with pinball? Not complaining just amused
Probably very similar, tasty stuff! I like that I can do the cooking outside and avoid heating up the house vs fried which I would have to do stove top.
Back to KFC... Wife talked me into trying KFC’s cinnabon biscuits... yah, some things just were never meant to go together.
I wouldn’t want to try it myself at home but don’t they fry it in a pressure cooker?
Quoted from BigT:
Since this is summe, here is my go to recipe for grilled chicken. It is easily adaptable, if you can set your grill up to direct and indirect heat the oven is not needed. Also a dry rub after the brine is what I do.
I think I’ll try this next weekend, sounds good! Recently switched from charcoal to wood pellets and been loving it so far.
Dang I came here hoping the El Pollo Rico recipe was up, but it’s just a bunch of monkey business
WingStop is our goto. We refuse to go to BWW’s, mainly because their service deteriorated to the point where we would pretty much be completely ignored. El Pollo Loco remains my favorite style. I’m getting reasonably close to a similar flavor.
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