Bill Paxton Pinball

No, your eyes do not deceive you, you are looking at a [Bill Paxton] pinball machine. [Ben Heck], commonly known for his portable gaming system modifications has finally finished his pinball machine build. We’ve had our eye on it ever since [Jeri Ellsworth] challenged him to see who got theirs done first. As you can see, he’s done a fantastic job on the machine itself. He has also documented it fantastically, there’s a build log, a gallery, demonstration videos etc.

[thanks Matt]

23 thoughts on “Bill Paxton Pinball

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  2. Wow, he really has been in lots of stuff according to IMDB, but he isn’t really A-list:

    Weird Science
    Slipstream (crappy sci fi)
    True Lies
    Apollo 13
    Mighty Joe Young
    Vertical Limit

  3. You can always tell the young’uns… “who is bill paxton?”

    I mean…c’mon…Aliens!

    Hudson – Hey Vasquez, have you ever been mistaken for a man?

    Vasquez – No. Have you?

  4. That is pretty damn awesome. Although it looks like the angle of the table is a tad steep. The spring bumpers near the flippers barely move the ball. Either that or the ball is too heavy. Good job though!

  5. It’s unfortunate I didn’t know who Bill Paxton was before I saw this project years ago.

    It’s not unfortunate that I still don’t really know who he is after the project is completed.

    All I care about is the pinball machine itself. Fantastic build. Oh, the things I would do if I were as skilled as Ben.

  6. C’mon Kids. The Hudson character is a cultural icon.

    Hudson: “Game over man! Game Over! What are we gonna do?”

    Rigley: “This little girl survived with no weapons and no training”.

    Hudson: “Why don’t you put her in charge?!”

  7. Bill Paxton’s lines in many of the movies he’s been in are as memorable to some people as the script to Monty Python’s “Quest for the Holy Grail”. He’s never been the lead role in any of those movies, that I can think of, but he’s always been a very memorable supporting actor.

    It’s a little surprising that someone would put so much time into a single pinball machine dedicated to Bill Paxton, but any movie lover in their late 20’s or older should get a real kick out of it.

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