Cardback restoration

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Re: Cardback restoration

Post by Clarkspie&chips » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:55 pm

These are superb Lee and it’s great to see you posting again so frequently. Looks like you’ve got your collecting mojo back!

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Re: Cardback restoration

Post by _Lee_ » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:47 pm

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Finished them today. Found a new way of going the nametag. Very time consuming but I'd rather do this than cut a decent cardback up. Used a bit of artistic licence and moved the price tag on Obi Wan to cover up the slice from the side of the card to remove the nametag.
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Re: Cardback restoration

Post by Snaketibe » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:38 pm

_Lee_ wrote:20190120_183328.jpgFinished them today. Found a new way of going the nametag. Very time consuming but I'd rather do this than cut a decent cardback up. Used a bit of artistic licence and moved the price tag on Obi Wan to cover up the slice from the side of the card to remove the nametag.
They look great, congratulations :-)

If you've not cut up another cardback, did you print your own replacement name plate for Obi-Wan and picture piece for the TIE Pilot?

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Re: Cardback restoration

Post by _Lee_ » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:04 pm

Thanks chaps.

SB, yes mate the Ben nameplate has been printed by myself. I print it on a normal printer and then place it behind a strip of clear tape so it gives it the little sheen it needs. I dont do the backs of the cards nameplate because they are for display only.I fill space with plain card and then build it on top from there. The Tie Pilot piece came from a battered card where which is missing the top half.
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Re: Cardback restoration

Post by Clawrence » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:15 pm

Here's my first attempt, really happy of how it's worked out, enjoyed putting it back together. The only problem is now I need another loose EV-9D9. :lol:
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Re: Cardback restoration

Post by _Lee_ » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:57 am

Excellent job buddy. That is nicely done as the Tri cardstock is a bit harder to work with.

I'm.in the same boat with figures, I have doubles of most but still need to pick up others that I've used for recards
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Re: Cardback restoration

Post by Mini99 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:17 am

:cry: k
Clawrence wrote:Here's my first attempt, really happy of how it's worked out, enjoyed putting it back together. The only problem is now I need another loose EV-9D9. :lol:
Amazing job, thanks for the before and after pictures.

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Re: Cardback restoration

Post by Snaketibe » Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:21 pm

Clawrence wrote:Here's my first attempt, really happy of how it's worked out, enjoyed putting it back together. The only problem is now I need another loose EV-9D9. :lol:
Excellent job, well done! :-)

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Re: Cardback restoration

Post by Palifan » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:00 pm

Clawrence wrote:Here's my first attempt, really happy of how it's worked out, enjoyed putting it back together. The only problem is now I need another loose EV-9D9. :lol:
Nicely done and as Lee said these Tri Logos are a bit tougher to fix up so top marks!

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Re: Cardback restoration

Post by TheJabbaWookie » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:10 pm

This is a superb thread. Some great work done here chaps.

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Re: Cardback restoration

Post by _Lee_ » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:54 pm

A very nice addition thanks to my buddy Ian. I purchased 2 reseals from Ian last July and I decided to do a 12 back Palitoy set as my last goal. Thanks to Ian and a 1 or 2 eBay buys I'm now only 1 away - so come on Vader where are you????
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Re: Cardback restoration

Post by Mini99 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:32 pm

_Lee_ wrote:A very nice addition thanks to my buddy Ian. I purchased 2 reseals from Ian last July and I decided to do a 12 back Palitoy set as my last goal. Thanks to Ian and a 1 or 2 eBay buys I'm now only 1 away - so come on Vader where are you????

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Wow, another stunner.
Looking forward to seeing a picture of all 12!

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Re: Cardback restoration

Post by Snaketibe » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:48 pm

Agreed, it's another great job you've done there. Congratulations :-)

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Re: Cardback restoration

Post by Ruby2511 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:49 pm

_Lee_ wrote:A very nice addition thanks to my buddy Ian. I purchased 2 reseals from Ian last July and I decided to do a 12 back Palitoy set as my last goal. Thanks to Ian and a 1 or 2 eBay buys I'm now only 1 away - so come on Vader where are you????

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Stunning work, cant wait to see them all together 8)
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Re: Cardback restoration

Post by _Lee_ » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:44 pm

Brought this IG88 back to life today. Got a 30 back Yoda just waiting for a nameplate.
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