Gotta have cup holders!

Installed collapsible cup holders on each side.

Let there be lights!

5M blue LED Strip installed

Testing them out

Perfect glow!

Applying The Artwork

Started with the backbox sides

Cutting out the holes on the front of the cabinet

Sideart applied


Backglass mask in place




Getting all the hardware etc.. back in place



Testing it out! It turned out amazing!





Time for the 2nd machine. Backbox side applied

Front and sideart is on


All done!


Construction Completion

Installation of the playfield lightbox

Installation of the glass (fingerprints everywhere!)


Cutting the side rails to fit


Installation of the side rails

Measuring and cutting the chrome t-molding (45 degree angles)

Chrome t-molding complete (this stuff looks amazing!)

Everything put back together .. they are coming together nicely :)

Making progress

Building the playfield lightboxes,

The plexiglass slides in and out, to provide access to the lighting for maintenance.

Painting the playfield lightboxes and backbox rear panels.

The inside of the backbox is coming together nicely, with monitor, DMD, speakers and sound-activated lights

Speaker grills are cut and in place. Plexi is cut and in place for the sound-activated lights. Working on wiring up buttons, plunger and lights

Plunger

Our plungers didn't come with the proper plate to mount them .. so we made our own.

Perfect fit.

This is the first try at lining up the leaf spring.

Painting

Sanded and primed.

2 coats of primer, 2 coats of black.

Inside and out :)

Putting It All Together

We added a shelf to the tubs, and tied tied it all together with bolts and wing-nuts for easy dis-assembly.

A nice big hole was cut for wires.

Lining It All Up

Everything measures out and fits together perfectly so far :)

Cuts For Tub Hardware

There was a lot of careful math involved in getting all this stuff laid out perfectly.

Holes for the plunger and coin doors don't have to be perfect, as they will be covered up.

Like a glove..

Start, coin and exit buttons installed.

Room for more buttons if we need them.

Blue LED 230mm back fan holes cut (again, doesn't have to be perfect)

Monitor Mounts



Cutting custom mounts for the backbox monitors.

Each set of mounts is different, as the monitors are different brands.

This monitor mounts in with brackets slipped under metal flaps.

And this one required gluing metal brackets to the outside.



Backbox Construction

Carefully measuring, drilling, cutting and routing out the holes for the speakers, DMD, monitor and sound-activated lights.

Everything times 2.

T-molding channels were cut on the front of each backbox piece.

So happy with how it all came together :)

Tub Construction

Construction has begun on a set of 3 virtual pinball machines!

We have decided to go with 3/4" plywood (pine, 1 side sanded).

The angle cuts were not perfectly accurate, so we had to clamp them together and do a little sanding.

Perfection isn't absolutely necessary, as weatherstripping will be on top of the angles to allow the glass to sit uniform and not slip.

All of the 'tub' pieces fit perfectly together.

We decided to put the tubs together before cutting or drilling holes for hardware.

The top will be added later (below the backbox), based on our backbox dimensions.

Time for a leg. Tricky, but authentic pinball legs are a MUST.

2 legs..

.. and 4 legs! Solid as a rock.

We mitred corner wood at 45 degree angles for the leg brackets to work and hold it all together.