Pinball Modding is Growing Up
This article is an excerpt from the original article, written by Paul Rubins published by Pavlov Pinball.
The pinball mod-making scene has quietly been radically transforming itself over the last twelve months or so.
It’s beginning to evolve from a bunch of creative enthusiasts making cool things in their garage workshops and on kitchen tables into something that operates on a much more businesslike footing.
And nothing exemplifies this better than Albuquerque-based mod-making company Mezel Mods. Boss Tim Mezel started in 2013 by messing about with sheets of plastic in an ill-fated attempt to make a Donut Heaven mod for his Getaway.
Fast forward to 2015 and Mezel Mods has moved into a 1500 square foot manufacturing facility, bought a second 3D printing machine, and employs Mezel and wife Kristin Browning-Mezel, plus a 3D designer and manufacturing person full-time. Mezel’s son Zac also works part-time for the business.
Perhaps the biggest transformation for Mezel Mods, and the modding scene in general, is that the company now makes official licensed mods for Stern.