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Cardback restoration

Postby _Lee_ » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:48 pm

So ive been spending time doing cardback rebuilds, Palitoy only. I didn't want to have to shell out the big bucks for the display but wanted to get the same look and nostalgia again. The price tag adds to it too and they don't look bad on display. The card,bubble and footer are all original but I had to do a small bit of repair using a print out of the area torn. These will not be moving anywhere, and you can tell they have been repaired.

Just so that everyone knows, I don't do repro or fakes in anyway, shape or form.

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Re: Cardback restoration

Postby Ruby2511 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:22 pm

Very nice lee, Luke looks the business, how many you done?

Anymore in the pipeline?
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Re: Cardback restoration

Postby spoons » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:33 pm

Looks great Lee, a big place for this in the hobby IMO

I did my first one recently too, and hope you don't mind me posting here. I'll redo the name plate at a smaller scale soon and the bubble is stuck down on one side only so the figure is removable. No way I'll ever own a sealed one so this is the next best thing for me.

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Re: Cardback restoration

Postby _Lee_ » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:42 pm

No probs Spoons :D thats a beautiful puece mate. There is definately room for this in the hobby. My thinking is that i do them and put them in star cases as a display. To me its my childhood and i wanr my colkection to reflect that.

Ruby, im working on 8 more as of now. Ill keep you updates :)
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Re: Cardback restoration

Postby Ruby2511 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:44 pm

_Lee_ wrote:No probs Spoons :D thats a beautiful puece mate. There is definately room for this in the hobby. My thinking is that i do them and put them in star cases as a display. To me its my childhood and i wanr my colkection to reflect that.

Ruby, im working on 8 more as of now. Ill keep you updates :)


Very nice, yes please keep them coming, its always good to see forum members handywork :D
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Re: Cardback restoration

Postby Palifan » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:56 pm

Great work gents, can't wait to see some more :D

This is an old picture of mine but I mounted these two seal polity 12 back cut cards to their card backs. It took me ages trying to find the right card back with very little damage so that I could mount these but it's the closest I have now to owning a sealed moc of them and they were both polity 12 back cut cards so everything's as it should be.

I'll take some better pictures at some point with my other reseals.

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Re: Cardback restoration

Postby Ruby2511 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:57 pm

Palifan wrote:Great work gents, can't wait to see some more :D

This is an old picture of mine but I mounted these two seal polity 12 back cut cards to their card backs. It took me ages trying to find the right card back with very little damage so that I could mount these but it's the closest I have now to owning a sealed moc of them and they were both polity 12 back cut cards so everything's as it should be.

I'll take some better pictures at some point with my other reseals.

Ian


They are beautys Ian 8)
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Re: Cardback restoration

Postby spoons » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:37 pm

They look amazing Ian, look brand new
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Re: Cardback restoration

Postby Snaketibe » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:32 am

Agreed. Excellent work, Ian.

Here is my own Luke, before and after I resealed it:

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Re: Cardback restoration

Postby r2isamale » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:20 am

Wow, that is scaringly nice work guys. Bad people could use your handycraft in a very bad way.

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Re: Cardback restoration

Postby Seahawks » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:54 am

They look great guys! Well done.

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Re: Cardback restoration

Postby Palifan » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:51 am

Thanks for the comments guys and that Luke repair looks fantastic Snakebite. I've got a couple more to work on so I'll post them up once they're finished.

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Re: Cardback restoration

Postby Snaketibe » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:51 am

Thanks everyone.

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Re: Cardback restoration

Postby Ruby2511 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:24 am

Snaketibe wrote:Agreed. Excellent work, Ian.

Here is my own Luke, before and after I resealed it:

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Very nice reseal that, would be proud to have that in my collection :wink:
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Re: Cardback restoration

Postby Mini99 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:32 am

Great work you guys for repairing these, there’s certainly a place for these in the hobby.
You all must have immense patience!
Looking forward to seeing the rest Lee.


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