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Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Postby Frunkstar » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:15 pm

See this is love for the hobby & collecting for the feel good factor, keep up the good work brother! looks great 8)
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Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Postby Michael Sith » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:03 pm

Cheers Frank, you know me , limited budget but for the love of vintage :wink:
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Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Postby Michael Sith » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:10 pm

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
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Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Postby Michael Sith » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:44 pm

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:
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Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Postby SAVORY100 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:48 pm

Looking good fella.. really great to see these being saved and used for something so useful and cool 8)
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Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Postby Michael Sith » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:48 pm

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!
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Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Postby Oracle » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:23 pm

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 ?

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Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Postby Michael Sith » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:24 am

Rigid type toploaders
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Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Postby Taffius » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:42 am

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.

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Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Postby Michael Sith » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:37 pm

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
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Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Postby Michael Sith » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:59 pm

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)
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Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Postby grinchy » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:30 pm

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
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Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Postby Michael Sith » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:20 pm

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
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Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Postby Michael Sith » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:03 pm

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.....
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Re: Vintage display of damaged cards/bubbles

Postby Frunkstar » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:25 am

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)
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