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Wade Krause - repro Gottlieb Surf Champ Playfield
« on: April 14, 2017, 03:10:09 PM »
I have been chatting with a well known US pinball artist Wade Krause who specialises in reproduction backglasses and playfields about doing a run of 1976 Gottlieb Surf Champ / Surfer playfields.

He is open to doing a small run as he has already done alot of the hard work having already done all the machining files and art files for it as he was involved in the clear Surf Champ quite a few years ago.

Hi will only consider doing a run if he can get a minimum of 20 orders. Cost would be approximately $650 USD + another $50 for postage in the US and unknown for shipping to Aus - guessing another $200. Time frame would be roughly 18 - 24 months as he has other projects already booked in and he is a one man show and a perfectionist. So at a guess Dec 2018 to June 2019.

Please send me a pm with your full name, email address, state and country and I will organise a list to aid Wade in allowing this to happen.

For me I am wanting a Surf Champ playfield as mine has alot of planking so would love a minty fresh one.

If curious check out these links, and join in on the chat.

https://pinballplayfields.wordpress.com/

« Last Edit: April 14, 2017, 03:26:08 PM by swinks »

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Re: Wade Krause - repro Gottlieb Surf Champ Playfield
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2017, 08:03:04 PM »
I've asked Wade a couple times about Surf Champ - around the time I was looking to upgrade Andy's playfield. I had another customer ask about the "downgraded" game, and we agreed to wait for Wade to do this title. I enjoy his videos and love his attention to detail. I have a Fast Draw that he did and also a couple Sky Jumps - one going into my personal game.
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Re: Wade Krause - repro Gottlieb Surf Champ Playfield
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2017, 07:52:20 AM »
Ain't nothing wrong with your work el Nino. loooove my Surf Champ and she is holding up very well.
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Re: Wade Krause - repro Gottlieb Surf Champ Playfield
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2017, 09:22:04 AM »
Ain't nothing wrong with your work el Nino. loooove my Surf Champ and she is holding up very well.


Was the playfield in the previous game that I was not happy with. Lots of planking. But I had another on the way, that was better - that's the one we used in your game. The first game will get one of Wade's playfields.
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Re: Wade Krause - repro Gottlieb Surf Champ Playfield
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 10:10:32 AM »
Even Wade's rejects are top notch. His level of detail is unsurpassed!

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Re: Wade Krause - repro Gottlieb Surf Champ Playfield
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2017, 10:34:03 AM »
Replied to your post on Pinside Jady, please add me to the list.  Nino, we'll have to work something out soon to pay you a visit and deliver your Fast Draw playfield and pickup the Nip-It, its been far too long.

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Re: Wade Krause - repro Gottlieb Surf Champ Playfield
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2017, 11:21:44 AM »
Replied to your post on Pinside Jady, please add me to the list.  Nino, we'll have to work something out soon to pay you a visit and deliver your Fast Draw playfield and pickup the Nip-It, its been far too long.

It has been a while ! Going on years now - nothing "out of the ordinary" for me  @@^

Would be great to catch up.
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a little update, we are up to 7 people on the list