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Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:05 pm
by Michael Sith
Firstly NO Vintage components were harmed in the process I havetried here.


I recently bought some cardbacks with loose bubbles one of which was a C3PO ESB 45 back.
Checked with a Palitoy guru that it was a kosher card bubble and figure, all good.

Had an idea....tried it...I'm happy with the result, see what you guys think ?

Put a request out for top loader links on here and Gorneesh kindly answered and sent me 5 top loaders free of charge, he even paid the post, thank you again mate, that was so nice of you, yet again proving what a great forum we have here with some ABSOLOUTELY fantastic members.

So... Put the components together, measured the bubble area by roughly drawing round it.
Put a piece of card board in the toploader to protect the back, cut around the lines , popped in the components, hey presto! I think, for me and my own personal collecting, this looks fine and presentable.
I know it's not a MOC, and never will be.
It's not perfect, but neither am I :lol:
Think I paid £23 for the cardback bubble and figure

Anyway se what you guys think....

Re: Vintage display of damaged card

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:25 pm
by x-wingMark
Looks great on display. I do love that the bubble was put on upside down aswell.

8)

Re: Vintage display of damaged card

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:34 pm
by Michael Sith
Speaking with the Palitoy guru, he pointed that out to me, the fact that this was something that happened, bubbles were sometimes put upside down, and the fact that the bubble numbers matched up to the imprint on the card, added to its credibility of all being original.
Big thanks to Ian for that advice :D

So I have a budget piece, with a quirk, that makes it even better for me and my collecting.
Enjoyed doing it as well.

I have a couple more to play with and I will post up the results on this thread as I go along.
So it's giving me some playtime as well....love this hobby 8)

Re: Vintage display of damaged card

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:38 pm
by theforceuk
Love it, great job. 8)

Re: Vintage display of damaged card

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:54 pm
by Gorneesh
Looks Great, a fantastic way to display them without damaging any of the items.

Re: Vintage display of damaged card

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:08 am
by aussiejames
Very neat- I have a similar cardback
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Re: Vintage display of damaged card

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:13 pm
by StarWarsFan
Thumbs up.

Re: Vintage display of damaged card

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:49 pm
by ScruffyLookingNH
That look absolutely fantastic! And what a nice rare piece to do it with, too. Love the quikiness of the upside down bubble. Never seen that before. Look forward to seeing your other card and bubbles once done.

Re: Vintage display of damaged card

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:04 pm
by apack7229
Looks great and a nice way to keep it all together.

Re: Vintage display of damaged card

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:47 am
by SAVORY100
Great Stuff Mike 8)

Re: Vintage display of damaged card

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:08 pm
by Cazza
Love it 8)

Re: Vintage display of damaged card

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:34 pm
by Michael Sith
Yes pleased with the C3PO

These fellas will be a little more challenging, not going to use any glues so whatever I do to them will mean it's for display but won't damage any further.
Ideally original name plates but not going to be able to get them on their own.
Love the Han and it has a sliced bubble.
Need a large head Han and blaster, AtAt driver rifle, and a blaster for Luke X Wing then I will be ready to go :D
Don't know what the story is on the sticker on the back of the Han card, but will have a little research to do.

I love this part of collecting, budget but also a little work to do to get them to display.

Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:04 pm
by Clawrence
Great stuff...I have a cloud car pilot card & bubble...Will have a go in the New year.

Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:49 am
by Palifan
Only just noticed this thread Mike so great work on putting the 3PO together, looks fantastic :D

looking forward to seeing the rest once you get all the various bits and pieces together to complete them, should all look nice in the New Year.

Ian

Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:07 pm
by Michael Sith
Yes Happy with the C3PO :D

Not had chance to play with the others yet, put the LXW in the toploader for size, put the ATAT driver in a toploader, but not sealed in anyway as I still need rifle and to look at repairing name plate, but have tidied up TL Biker Scout, double sided tape on the bubble. I know the hanger is damaged, but looks fine for me :D