Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Sorry this is late.  Well, I know that I never SAID when I would put up pinball illustrations, but I meant for them to go up on Sunday.

Anyway, HERE IT IS, the BIG news....


Isn't it BEAUTIFUL!?!  It's pretty much the coolest thing ever.  The game plays incredibly fast, and the flippers are unbelievably responsive.  There are a lot of moves that Keith Elwin shows off in the Pinball 101 DVD that I haven't been able to pull off regularly on most machines, but this bad boy is more than up to the task.  There are so many modes to start up.  There's a 6-ball multiball, and a giant T-Rex head that eats up the ball!  IT'S THE COOLEST!!!

Originally, the illustration I was going to post was going to be me triumphantly high-fiving my new machine over an exploding volcano, but I chose the fixing-up one because that has been the theme of my first week of pinball-ownership: fixing.  I got this machine for a really sweet deal, but it came from an operator's route, so I new it wasn't going to be perfect.  THAT WAS WHAT I WAS HOPING FOR, THOUGH!  Tinkering and fixing up Alec's Medieval Madness machine with him has been a blast, and when I was scouring the globe (er...New England) for my own machine, I was partially looking for a project machine to shop out.  All of the fixes have so far been minor, save for the laft flipper being deader than disco.  Turns out that there was a bad soulder on the grounding wire and I just needed to re-soulder it.  I've been refering to THIS online manual A LOT lately, and it's been an AMAZING resource!

This whole pinball machine ownership has taken everything to a whole new level.  It's going to be a really amazing adventure.  I'll keep you all updated on what's going on.  Ha ha, also, MY APOLOGIES TO MY GIRLFRIEND!

Well, I don't want to bog you all down with blog.  BLOGBOG.  I'll have some fun Halloween stuff for ya.

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