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Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:15 pm
by Frunkstar
See this is love for the hobby & collecting for the feel good factor, keep up the good work brother! looks great 8)

Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:03 pm
by Michael Sith
Cheers Frank, you know me , limited budget but for the love of vintage :wink:

Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:10 pm
by Michael Sith
Not done anything further, other than sorted a large head Han to put into the 21 back Kenner

He has no footer and still the tear need to see what I can do with it as I don't want to add anything

Thought about trying to lift the secret sticker and respositioning it over the tear but not to sure on doing that. Have to have a think on that.

Still need a smuggler blaster for Luke and a rifle for ATAT driver have some trades to put up

Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:44 pm
by Michael Sith
So had a play. Cur a piece of card to shape and printed off a name bar, folded the printed name bar around the cardboard and slid into place, so no glue or anything permanent used, the print was the wrong size and colours were off! So this is only a moc up ( forgive the pun) just to get an idea of what it looks like.

I think it will work for me for display
I will do a tidier print and replacement job and see how it goes. But here's the idea just to get a star on what it will look like :D

Disclaimer....no innocent original moc was harmed in this process and can easily be returned to the original damaged state :D

They look even better ( for me anyway) when on display :wink:

Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:48 pm
by SAVORY100
Looking good fella.. really great to see these being saved and used for something so useful and cool 8)

Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:48 pm
by Michael Sith
Yes mate, I'm enjoying the "play time" it's giving me

Damaged bubbles and cards in this way, have a sort of "rescue" feel to them and that gives me a buzz, the fact that they are fraught with issues is the appeal for me as well.

Only problem is, since getting the Han 21 one back I'm a bit star struck with them as they have the original Star Wars logo which is now massively appealing to me, this hobby presses buttons you didn't know you had!

Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:23 pm
by Oracle
This is a great solution and your results are fantastic. I'd like to give it a go, are those soft or rigid type top loaders ?

Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:24 am
by Michael Sith
Rigid type toploaders

Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:42 am
by Taffius
Quite inspirational and feel the appeal of rescuing items. Very nosalgic I think. Great job and an area I would like to dip when considering costs of mint items, many thanks.

Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:37 pm
by Michael Sith
Not gone any further with these as yet not had time :roll:

However have got this little fella coming 20 back Chewie, yes it a sliced bubble, yes there's a tear on the panel in the bubble area, but I have a nice Chewie and bowcaster waiting to move into his new home when this card arrives, looking forward to receiving this :D :D

Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:59 pm
by Michael Sith
What's the story with the white sticker on these cards? I can't tell from the pic

Can't wait till it comes then I will have a Han & Chewie together 8)

Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:30 pm
by grinchy
Brilliant restoration jobs mate, they really look a lot better after the work you have done, keep up the good work, glad its an interesting part of the hobby for you :D

Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:20 pm
by Michael Sith
Yes enjoying this one Chewie 20 back to go with Han

Here's Chewie in his new home, just need to finally a bowcaster and tidy the rip up and he's good to go for display, really like this one :D

Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:03 pm
by Michael Sith
Absoloutely happy as a pig in muck on the Chewie 20 back turning out this way, £40 all in for him ( as I already had the figure) think for me he looks brill on display. He's not a sliced bubble either, the bubble had just come away on left hand side so even more of a bonus.
I know that there are those that frown on reseals/repair, but I love em and for the money right up my street..tonight I'm a very happy Man 8)

Pic below and with his best mate Han.....

Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:25 am
by Frunkstar
displays coming together really nicely Mike, I have a good few like this myself buddy as you know, these less than perfect cards need love too & it's so nice to see them getting it 8)