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General Pinball Discussion / Re: Welcome to the Big City, Kid!
« Last post by pinnies4me on November 17, 2017, 09:14:53 AM »
I want to apologise for not really knowing much about this game, but is that a ramp behind a ramp?


One ramp is higher than the other, so the centre one has a steep entry compared to the one that enters on the right, and they then cross over.
 

Looks like the front one raises to allow a shot to the back one?


The centre one does rise, but to allow balls to be locked under the playfield for multi-ball.

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And this is an extremely rare game is that correct? As in less than 10 or something like that.



Nine were reportedly completed, and one since destroyed.


Looks like an interesting game, would love to see some video if you could do that once it is up and running.


There's some videos here of the whitewood fully playable, and hopefully not too much smoke on the weekend and I will have one then too.

https://vimeo.com/user38045656
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General Pinball Discussion / Re: Welcome to the Big City, Kid!
« Last post by Cursed on November 17, 2017, 07:48:26 AM »
I want to apologise for not really knowing much about this game, but is that a ramp behind a ramp?

Looks like the front one raises to allow a shot to the back one?

And this is an extremely rare game is that correct? As in less than 10 or something like that.

Looks like an interesting game, would love to see some video if you could do that once it is up and running.
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General Pinball Discussion / Re: Welcome to the Big City, Kid!
« Last post by Strangeways on November 17, 2017, 07:22:16 AM »
Looking good mate. Very exciting !
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General Pinball Discussion / Re: Welcome to the Big City, Kid!
« Last post by pinnies4me on November 17, 2017, 05:59:35 AM »
Ready for the weekendd play testing - very excited, but also very nervous about smoke!!  !@)
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Restorations / Re: Data East Star Wars High End Restoration
« Last post by 4_amusement_only on November 17, 2017, 01:21:41 AM »
Looks great. Been using Autoglym for years on the cars etc. Their 'Bumper and Trim' gel is good for lasting shine on decal/ screen printed cabinets
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Restorations / Re: Data East Star Wars High End Restoration
« Last post by Strangeways on November 16, 2017, 10:52:04 AM »
On the home stretch with this amazing transformation. The aim now is to have the game 100% working with the factory setup, then move to the mods and some custom mods that I think, will really set off the finished game.

Whilst working on the game, the colour LED display was released, and along with the speaker light kit and Flipper Fidelity speakers, it is going to be a busy speaker panel. After doing some research, the speaker panel and apron can be clearcoated, but with risks and there's no long term guarantee that it will last. So Tim advised of an awesome product called "Auto Glym". VERY expensive, but it gives the plastic parts the appearance of being cleared.

Before we start, clean the speaker panel, and mask off areas we don't want the product to be sprayed on ;






First pass - spray on, leave for 5 minutes, then buff off ;




I followed the application process four times, and here's the result ;





Mount the LED Display ;





Speaker panel installed ;





Apron - Same process ;








Metal Ramp - This was a VERY long saga. Can't be chrome plated, better off polishing. Needed to be TIG welded and then back for more polishing and a stainless ramp flap. Looks awesome.





Upper playfield ;





Can't wait to see the finish line !


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Apologies for the late update.

This is the third year of the Greg Berry Junior Cup, the kids' comp held in Greg's honor. It was held at the Golden Fleece Hotel, as part of the Argonaut's Pinball Club and the Matchplay Melbourne Comp - the largest in Victoria.

The kids were there on time, and had the following games in the Comp - Aerosmith, Metallica, Game of Thrones and Medieval Madness - all in pristine condition.

Here's what they were competing for - Every year we change the game on the trophy. This year - Big Bang Bar ;



The kids during the competition ;







Group photo of all the kids that competed ;





The Winners ;

1st place - Zack
2nd Place - Emily
3rd Place - Nathan
4th Place - Ryan




Congrats to all the kids that took part - all kids left with either a trophy, a Stern cap, or a medal.

Thanks to Nikki and Geoff for helping out.

Some feedback on the Kids Comp - The game between Zack and Nathan was considered to be one of the highlights of the entire 4 days of competition. On a side note, Zack Foster finished THIRD in the main competition.



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Restorations / Re: Bally Old Chicago Reconditioning
« Last post by Strangeways on November 15, 2017, 08:13:11 PM »
Oops... Headbox photo should be this one ;




Back on to the playfield - Some progress re assembling with new posts, plastic set rubbers, lane guides, pop bumper and drop target parts.








This area needed a different style minpost and also the metal guides were missing from the game.




Looking good !





CPR backglass is gorgeous..





Playtesting the game. Several DUMB repairs and "mods". Took a while to work through them..




Nearing the home stretch...
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General Pinball Discussion / Re: Dutch Pinball Open - very cool pinball show location
« Last post by Slash on November 15, 2017, 10:22:33 AM »
That venue looked awesome.


I imagine it would have taken ages to set up and get all the pinny's up to each level.
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 Starting with this head-to-head pinball game for 2 players, planning on some bingo style games too, and of course landing the regular pinballs that we all love ...
 And because I want this box to put pandora's one to shame, all games come with an editor, so everyone can have their own take on the pinball makery.
I know, i know... there are already options to create virtual pinballs. But!, that I know, there aren't multiplatform ones, and in this mobile world that we live, THAT is a big NOPE. So that's PinballBox mission: to bring an easy-to-use editor and well simulated pinball game to a multiplatform enviroment, so you can design pinball while sitting on the toilet, if that's your thing.
So, get the game, or watch the video, and hey, say something!

I'd love to know what you guys think about this and how to improve the project.  :pinball:

 -------
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To develope games cost money, even if you do it yourself, because damn I need to eat too. So, in order to fund the first leg of this journey I came up with the idea of designing a tshirt, a pinball tshirt for pinball lovers.
 Who here likes Medieval Madness? yeah, me too.

So this is the deal, if I get to complete the goal of 50 tshirts I'll be able to work full time on PinballBox for over a month, what about that??
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 You have no idea how much I thank you!
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