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It's reseal time again!

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 4:12 pm
by Palifan
So here's todays reseal of a AT-AT Driver. This one has been created in much the same way as yesterdays Imperial Commander with me mounting the bubble from a damaged Palitoy 30 back with name plate missing onto a whole Palitoy 30 back card back.

This one was nice to do as I could cut completely around the bubble seal and mount it onto the card back so that there's no cut line going off to the boarder like yesterdays. I have an original footer that I've put into it and when I find the right figure and weapon I'll probably seal them up in the bubble. I've included a picture of the back of the card board that I removed from the bubble so that you can see the sort of thickness that's been taken away from both the bubble back and the front of the card back to mount the bubble flush as it should be.

As a side note these reseals that I've been doing are figures that I owned growing up (of which both the figures and their card backs have long gone), so it's nice to remember these figures as I bought them.

Ian

Re: It's reseal time again!

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 4:25 pm
by Cazza
Another fabulous transplant, Ian 8) One of my favourite figures.

Re: It's reseal time again!

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 5:23 pm
by Palifan
Cazza wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 4:25 pm
Another fabulous transplant, Ian 8) One of my favourite figures.

Thanks Andy and I do remember liking this one growing up....still never managed to get my parents to buy me the AT-AT though :(

Ian

Re: It's reseal time again!

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 6:02 pm
by Michael Sith
Brilliant results yet again Ian, you know I am a big fan of reseals and bringing vintage back to life, it adds an added dimension to your collection and makes it even more personal to you
Great work 8)

Re: It's reseal time again!

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 6:15 pm
by Cazza
Palifan wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 5:23 pm
Cazza wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 4:25 pm
Another fabulous transplant, Ian 8) One of my favourite figures.

Thanks Andy and I do remember liking this one growing up....still never managed to get my parents to buy me the AT-AT though :(

Ian
Me neither- on my Christmas list for at least 3 years :( I remember buying my AT-AT Driver vividly- was in a wire bin just inside the door of Lewis Meeson's (newsagent) in Cirencester 8)

Re: It's reseal time again!

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 6:53 pm
by theforceuk
Another amazing job, well done!

Re: It's reseal time again!

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 7:39 pm
by Snaketibe
Agreed, you are spoiling us with yet another excellent job! Top work, Ian. They really do look fabulous.

Jeremy

Re: It's reseal time again!

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 8:02 pm
by Palifan
Thanks guys as ever :D

I have a 30 back lobot to take a look at although this one has a name plate missing so it's probably not going to be as good a job. Other than that I still have a few of my reseal collection to go back over and add the off footer or tape the weapon inside. These are always tricky they are already resealed by someone so it ends up being a gamble re-opening them. There's also a 12 back polity Chewbacca that I'm trying to build the strength to do as it's quite an undertaking. If/when I get around to that one I'll document it properly as it will be like Jeremy's amazing Jawa reseal he did.

Ian

Re: It's reseal time again!

Posted: Wed May 20, 2020 11:22 am
by Pomse2001
Palifan wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 4:12 pm
So here's todays reseal of a AT-AT Driver. This one has been created in much the same way as yesterdays Imperial Commander with me mounting the bubble from a damaged Palitoy 30 back with name plate missing onto a whole Palitoy 30 back card back.

This one was nice to do as I could cut completely around the bubble seal and mount it onto the card back so that there's no cut line going off to the boarder like yesterdays. I have an original footer that I've put into it and when I find the right figure and weapon I'll probably seal them up in the bubble. I've included a picture of the back of the card board that I removed from the bubble so that you can see the sort of thickness that's been taken away from both the bubble back and the front of the card back to mount the bubble flush as it should be.

As a side note these reseals that I've been doing are figures that I owned growing up (of which both the figures and their card backs have long gone), so it's nice to remember these figures as I bought them.

Ian
Ian it looks great, thanks for sharing your work :D You should have worked at the palitoy factories in the sealing department when they made star wars toy in the good old days :wink:

Re: It's reseal time again!

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 8:07 am
by x-pack
Nice job. I used to be into restoring cards and resealing. At one point I printed repair sections to cover torn bubble sections. Getting the scale right was a bugger. Still have a few of them.

Re: It's reseal time again!

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:05 pm
by rhyfelyser
Apologies for digging up a relatively old thread but i'd like to know what glue do the reseal guys use to reseal bubbles back to the cards? Is it just good old prit stick or any other special glue? Would like to have a go at some point.
Thanks.

Re: It's reseal time again!

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:05 pm
by Cazza
On Ian's advice, I use clear PVA, painted on with a fine paintbrush. Works VERY well indeed! 8)

Re: It's reseal time again!

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:37 pm
by Michael Sith
Yep clear pva carefully and thinly applied works very well for me as well :D

Re: It's reseal time again!

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:00 pm
by rhyfelyser
Thank you guys. Just read some excellent past threads regarding reseals. Considering how expensive top end ROTJ moc's are these days i'm looking at resealing as an alternative.

Re: It's reseal time again!

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:08 am
by Palifan
rhyfelyser wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:00 pm
Thank you guys. Just read some excellent past threads regarding reseals. Considering how expensive top end ROTJ moc's are these days i'm looking at resealing as an alternative.
I've always found owning a reseal to be as good as a sealed moc (well nearly lol), so I think it's a great option.

Best of luck with the hunt and do try to always get the right reseal with the least damage possible, sometimes it can be worth the wait.

Ian