Here is the what Swinks been up to in the last month as well as previous months.
Finally provided the manual so you can build this mod - check out the manual section under kit builds.
Sick of Air-Balls - now you can upgrade you target bracket base mounts and heavily reduce the air-balls coming off these brackets
Had to restart our Redbubble account so re-upload our designs and added a few new designs
Alot of Website changes - all completed
Product 2 for Pinball Bazaar (UK)
One side is No Longer Available - found in Monster Bash, NBA Fastbreak, Revenge From Mars, Champion Pub & Johny Mnemonic, Cirqus Voltaire
On a few SS Bally Games games the C-972-3 Ball Launch Arm required a guide, typically riveted in place or can be bolted in place
Product 1 for Pinball Bazaar (UK) to be released soon by Pinball Bazaar and other outlets
Due to so many people wanting the mod and because I am no longer making these, I have created a manual showing how to do a scratch build. It is a v6 so everyone knows it is a kit build mod and not a Swinks Production unit.
This is not pinball or surf related rather a father and son project but plans will be available soon if you want to do a build with your child. Maxi-Fig is 4:1 scale soa regular mini-figure can fit into his chest cavity.
Pinball Supernova Install and Review of our Snackbar v5 Mod with Stumblor's cool lighting Mod
New Reproduction parts are now available - head to the EM section
For those that missed out on the Snackbar Mod now you can add the cool retro backlit Snack Bar neon sign to you CFTBL or other games.
Well we have come to an end of the Snackbar Mods - No: 47-56 + our display one No:57
Sent out units No: 37-46 to their new owners and started on No: 47-57
This little mod is available in 2 different designs, installed to the back of the library to stop ball hang-ups.
A bangle design inspired by Audrey Hepburn's wedding rings for our understanding wives / partners.
2 different rings with designs inspired by Audrey Hepburn's wedding rings for our understanding wives / partners.
Sent out units No: 27-36 to their new owners and started on No: 37-46
Reproduction part for the classic Bally Games.
Sent out units No: 17-26 to their new owners and starting on 27-36
Version 1 of parts have arrived to tested
Finally finished the design to make the final proto-type. Was not happy with some of the previous design. Very happy now.
Sent out units No: 5-16 to their owners and starting on No: 17-26
List of 50 sold out rapidly around the world, my apologies to those that missed out.
Sent out units No: 1-4 to their owners and starting on No: 5-16
Check out the Pinball Tools section for the latest tool to protect your playfield glass
I purchased a CFTBL Hologram Mod that was not quite complete so developed a few parts to complete it.
Always wanted to hide / disguise that bulky and ugly switch under the CFTBL Whirlpool - now you can.
On request from a person doing a drive-in diorama I designed a few drive-in speaker and post. Head to the diorama section.
Announced in the forums and Facebook, and took names for a limited number of mods (approx 50) for the last ever run of Snackbar Mods.
Now available at Shapeways
Now available at Shapeways
It was requested to supply custom 1mm longer roll over buttons to suit Hardtop games
Now available at Shapeways in lefts & rights and reinforced stronger versions
Something just for fun for the home, custom long art table with a set of pinball legs
A drill guide for the leg bolts for a custom table, Virtual Pinball or new pinball cabinet - go to shapeways to order one or download the file for free.
Design is getting close and ordered some of the hardware
Started the design upgrade for a Swinks K-40 = SK-40 Laser - doubling the cut area and running on linear bearings.
Design is completed and tested well and open for sale.
I helped out the Dutch Homebrew crew "The Pinball Amigos" with designing and suppling them parts for a custom bashable Fireplace mech for their game.
2 versions complete and tested and reports are back that it fitted and functions well.
I was asked to help and design files for a cool Cone of Silence mech for a new Homebrew - Get Smart.
Proto part has been sent out to a pinhead and waiting on feedback on performance.
New revised v4 of the Snackbar Mod released and sold out (limited run of 16 units) with the new magnetic lock down and RGB Neon with 120 effects built in. More will be made late 2020 / early 2021
These parts have been made and checked against NOS and can confirm all parts are interchangeable.
Good reports from customer that the product has greatly improved the reliability with this area of the machine.
I love the beach and SWINKS originally was fully focused on surfing stuff. Recently finished a heap of designs.
Want to show people you are into pinball - YES - get yourself a t-shirt. Recently finished a heap of designs.
Due to a request and a kind Pinhead in the USA lending some NOS parts, these parts have now been re-engineered.
Commonly these channels are warped and people have trouble with the sensors so head to the link to see a warp free bracket, as well as a insert to remove the warping or a fully upgraded channel bracket with strengtheners and sensor light baffles.
Here are a few mods for Stern's recent released game - 2019 Elvira's House of Horrors and some of these could also be installed in to the "Elvira and the Party Monsters" or "Scared Stiff".
Latest mod to be released for the 2016 Ghostbusters Pro, using the existing lighting and a simple process of purchasing parts from Shapeways and assembling you can have this mod too - the manual will be posted in the Resources section soon. Simply purchase parts and assemble.
Speaker Plunger Plate for Stern's Beatles and could be used for other music pinballs.