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"Ghostbusters" mods
« on: March 20, 2016, 06:30:14 AM »
Thought may as well inform people of some mod ideas.

First one is a cheapie from Canada and you will have to contact Bob via pinside.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ghosbusters-little-mod-coin-door-ecto-1-license-plate#post-3042268

It is good cheap one for the coin door - Ecto 1 License plate art magnet.
Cost $10 USD which includes postage to anywhere in the world making it a nice little affordable mod

Or someone in your area could buy a few and share around your mates.

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Re: "Ghostbusters" mods
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2016, 06:51:41 AM »
next up is one of mine is a Slimer Topper - 7" Ikon brand.

the slimer statute is a really nicely painted resin sculpture which has a bobble wobble feature above the ghost trap.

http://zingpopculture.com.au/

so head to your local store and grab one for under $60 AUD and they also have a similar Stay Puft version. Then if you want to light it up you can use a custom base I designed that can be screwed down or double sided taped down. Then install some led strips and hook up to a feature or to a GI feature to have on constantly. My apologies about the base cost as not the cheapest but roughly 120 diameter and Shapeways charges on area and space it uses in their printers. The slimer base simple drops into the shapeways part so it can't slide off the top of the backbox. The base also allows you to install led strip (making it hidden from peoples view to add a glow to the sculpture that you can hook up to GI and / or a feature. I plan to have purple connected to GI and Green to a slimer feature on mine. It also has a small section for the wiring to exit cleanly out the back.

Then when you need to fold the backbox down simply lift slimer out of the retaining base and the base stays in place on top of the backbox.

I can't confirm if the Stay Puft fits into the base but could tweak the design and make a different one available if needed.

https://www.shapeways.com/product/YSYVA6BAL/ghostbusters-slimer-base?li=search-results-1&optionId=58976506

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Re: "Ghostbusters" mods
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2016, 06:58:04 AM »
if you want to hook up powered mods here is a safe way to avoid hacks to boards etc, which I am sure will suit GB as well

http://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=4052

Attention Modders!

The ultimate power distribution system for Stern pinball machines using the SPIKE operating system has finally arrived!

This Pinball Life Accessory Power Supply for Stern SPIKE system machines (see compatibility list below) is used to safely supply 12vdc and 5vdc power to all of your mods. This supply is strong and safe enough to support under-cabinet lighting alongside other mods on your SPIKE pinball machine.  The power supply is fused on both the input and output side providing clean and safe accessory power. 

Advantages:

    Supplies up to 3 amps of current safely at 12 volts and 1/2 amp at 5 volts
    Uses standard connectors that modders have been using for years, as well as the new *ticket style* .100 connectors
    Fuses and short-circuit protection for safe power delivery
    Does not pull power from any node boards
    Easy to install
    Has 4 on-board Molex connector outputs and 2 on-board "ticket style" outputs
    Includes board, harness, mounting hardware, and complete installation instructions

Game Compatibility List:
WWE Pro, Premium,& LE
KISS Pro, Premium, & LE
Game of Thrones Pro, Premium, & LE

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Re: "Ghostbusters" mods
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2016, 07:04:54 AM »
I am working on some custom flipper bats that have a benefit of quick release from the top of the playfield so you could go for Ghostbusters PKE flipper bats to regular 3" to 2 7/8" bats to extended 3 1/8" bats to close up the gap as Trudeau likes to have a wider than standard flipper gap of 7 1/8" between flipper posts. These are still in testing and will report back here when available. The GB ones will have an option of fake bulb set as well as possibly leds as the posts are hollow.

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Re: "Ghostbusters" mods
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2016, 07:15:39 AM »
an aussie roughed up a sketch of white powder coated trim to the premium for a LE look just to give people ideas.

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Re: "Ghostbusters" mods
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2016, 06:37:24 AM »
Stern's released side armor mods

guessing the green is for the LE but the shape won't match the art - dripping slim and don't think the green suits the pro or premium

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Re: "Ghostbusters" mods
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2016, 07:31:38 PM »
Got lots of bagging on pinside but figure most of it is coming from guys not buying gb. The mag slings too. I don't really have an opinion on these except I don't think I'll buy as I'm already paying through the nose for the green side armour already.
Still loving my Metallica Premium

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Re: "Ghostbusters" mods
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2016, 08:52:49 PM »
Got lots of bagging on pinside but figure most of it is coming from guys not buying gb. The mag slings too. I don't really have an opinion on these except I don't think I'll buy as I'm already paying through the nose for the green side armour already.

I think the green mod rails are too busy for the LE, the green lollipops look good and suit the business cab art

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Re: "Ghostbusters" mods
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2016, 06:08:20 AM »
Stern have released their own art blades designed by zombie yeti, designed to blend in with the ghost escaping the firestation etc


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Re: "Ghostbusters" mods
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2016, 04:35:11 PM »
Stern have released their own art blades designed by zombie yeti, designed to blend in with the ghost escaping the firestation etc

Such a classic scene with awesome music during it.

Really looking forward to playing one of these.

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Re: "Ghostbusters" mods
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2016, 07:56:21 AM »
some mods for those interested with the attached image representing the Ecto 1 vehicle on the plunger / shooter, and some other mods on the link as well.
https://www.shapeways.com/search?q=swinksghost&type=


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Re: "Ghostbusters" mods
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2016, 07:34:50 PM »
I have been sitting on this mod for a while and finished off the universal mount bracket so this can now be mounted to a side panel or base panel or a overhead panel - with no screws and easily relocatable with no damage. the window is approximately 38mm square with both panels front and back back lit.

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Re: "Ghostbusters" mods
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2016, 04:58:14 PM »
the guy from tnt discovered this issue and a simple fix to avoid blowing a heap of boards under the playfield

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Re: "Ghostbusters" mods
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2016, 08:18:51 PM »
finished a custom shooter knob today, won't be the cheapest but unique - polished brass with a custom Hook & Ladder Company No:8 fire logo on it

various GB mods
https://www.shapeways.com/search?q=swinksgb&sort=newest

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Re: "Ghostbusters" mods
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2016, 02:25:11 PM »
Ghostbusters Library as a mod for the Pro available at Marco Specialities, which is an original Stern part

http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/545-9836-01