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You know You Made it in this Hobby When .....


By SteveinTexas

1 year ago



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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by boilerman
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#1 1 year ago

Your labors are used as part of the seller’s reasons to buy game.
Who would guessed a good paint job by Boilerman could elevate the price so much!
Honestly, As a fan I would maybe valued Dave's work at half this amount.
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#2 1 year ago

No offense whatsoever to Dave (Boilerman) as I proudly have a Target Pool he did - but any game touched by his skilled hands, and also including work and etc. from Herb, and Steve Young, et al, is a magic game indeed. It's like hitting a Tri-Fecta.

#3 1 year ago
Quoted from twoplays25c:

any game touched by his skilled hands, and also including work and etc. from Herb, and Steve Young, et al, is a magic game indeed.

Yeah, but I'm not sure it's $6,000 worth of magic.

#4 1 year ago

Maybe that boilerman should get a raise then. Or at least health and vacation benefits.

#5 1 year ago

i did that as a favor and think i did it for 600 maybe less.(only repainted the mt cab) really don't want that kind of attention. i do it as a hobby not a business. i like to fly under the radar.
i am picky on who i do work for lately.

#6 1 year ago
Quoted from boilerman:

i am picky on who i do work for lately.

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#7 1 year ago

When I bought my first game in 1982 and brought it home with me.

When my game moved with me out of my parents home and into my studio apartment.

When I bought my second game.

When my ex left me and I spent the night playing pinball and drinking beer. Every time I play No Good Gophers I feel like I'm connecting with an old friend.

When I bought my tenth game.

When I won a tournament for the first time.

When my son won a tournament for the first time.

When I bought my fifteen game.

When my wife started playing.

When my wife won a tournament for the first time.

When after 35 years of collecting pinballs I was able to buy a new game.

When my wife asked to split the cost of a new in box game this year for our 10th anniversary!

#8 1 year ago

Never had a cabinet repainted. Figured if I did one, I'd have to do them all. Tempting.

#9 1 year ago

"Boilerman" is a top notch restorer and a really great guy too. I know he's very modest as well, but he's one of our superstars for sure.

#10 1 year ago

I remember a guy on here posted he was looking for a guy near Pa. to paint his CF cabinet maybe 6 months ago, and I said to look up boilerman.

If it's the same guy, I'm sorry.

#11 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

I remember a guy on here posted he was looking for a guy near Pa. to paint his CF cabinet maybe 6 months ago, and I said to look up boilerman.
If it's the same guy, I'm sorry.

There's actually several guys in that area that will paint cabinets. One guy is someone I regard as the best restoration guys anywhere, but he's usually swamped with work, and his services aren't cheap.

#12 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

I remember a guy on here posted he was looking for a guy near Pa. to paint his CF cabinet maybe 6 months ago, and I said to look up boilerman.
If it's the same guy, I'm sorry.

that was him, but not your fault. he asked and i said yes. if i knew it was going to be flipped i most likely would of passed

#13 1 year ago

Could be worse... at least everyones work is being respected as quality.

But really for the price - that game is not even that fun to play

#14 1 year ago
Quoted from rufessor:

Could be worse... at least everyones work is being respected as quality.
But really for the price - that game is not even that fun to play

That is how I meant the thread. If you notice the game is not complete yet and has no playfield shown. All that money asked is because of our buddy Boilerman.

Sorry Dave if I unfairly put you in the spotlight, but I am sure you know I meant it as a compliment.

However, if it sells you got to put your prices way up!

#15 1 year ago
Quoted from SteveinTexas:

However, if it sells you got to put your prices way up!

Or buy every crappy Captain Fantastic out there and start restoring them.

#17 1 year ago
Quoted from SteveinTexas:

That is how I meant the thread. If you notice the game is not complete yet and has no playfield shown. All that money asked is because of our buddy Boilerman.
Sorry Dave if I unfairly put you in the spotlight, but I am sure you know I meant it as a compliment.
However, if it sells you got to put your prices way up!

steve i knew you meant it as a compliment, and thanks. if it was posted here for sale and he put my name on it i really would not be bothered. it is on flebay and that is the spotlight light i don't want. i do these repaints pretty cheap compared to some of the big guys. i only try and do them for other collectors for there on use and not to turn a profit. it is just a hobby and would like to help others when i can. most know that i really like the restoration part of the hobby and if i can restore a game for someone so they can enjoy it, it is a win win for me.

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