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Some Teams I've Fixed Up

Postby newgolddream » 22 Feb 2011, 09:49

I took a punt on some loose figures on eBay - No complete teams & plenty of breaks but I had a good feeling & it paid off.

I received them yesterday morning and found a couple of lw teams 2 & 50 plus OHW teams refs 2,3,4,7,21,36,39,40. Not bad for £20.

Last night I started to tidy them up & I will post before and after pictures as a fix them up.

First team is the 36. 5 decent figs very dirty needed a wash :D, 3 simple breaks, 1 missing arm, 1 bad leg break - bar and leg missing.

(Sorry about the pics not quite got the hang of pics on here yet)

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Postby spurs1975 » 22 Feb 2011, 10:00

great team and great result 8)
well worth the punt of £20

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Re: Fixed these up last night

Postby Gullseye » 22 Feb 2011, 12:07

It's amazing what you can do given the time to mess about with 'scrap' figures. Not difficult but it does take up a lot of time, and well worth it when you manage to salvage a team from a pile of rubbish. Good stuff.

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Postby SubbiVavouris » 03 Mar 2011, 17:37

indeed, impressive repair

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Re: Fixed these up last night

Postby newgolddream » 03 Mar 2011, 23:34

Cheers guys - Mostly pretty straight forward but a new arm and some new feet in one instance. I was very pleased with them. :D

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Re: Fixed these up last night

Postby newgolddream » 16 Mar 2011, 09:29

OK - here is my next repair/restore job - an OHW 40 - pretty rare team as far as I know in this variation.

I had 6 players in all and they were fairly straight forward to fix, mostly clean leg breaks plus a new arm was needed. I painted the other 4 up using Santiago OHW and aged them to fit in with the rest.

I'm quite happy with the results.
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Re: Fixed these up last night

Postby Gullseye » 16 Mar 2011, 10:18

OK - here is my next repair/restore job - an OHW 40 - pretty rare team as far as I know in this variation.

I had 6 players in all and they were fairly straight forward to fix, mostly clean leg breaks plus a new arm was needed. I painted the other 4 up using Santiago OHW and aged them to fit in with the rest.

I'm quite happy with the results.
Nice work. Recently had a broken arm on one of my Brighton players, very fiddley trying to line up the stripes exactly and keeping the thing in position until stuck.

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Postby davidt2022 » 17 Mar 2011, 10:05

If there are arms missing how do you fix them though without the original arm? Do you remove one from a similar broken player? And how do you disguise the join?

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Postby newgolddream » 17 Mar 2011, 10:16

If there are arms missing how do you fix them though without the original arm? Do you remove one from a similar broken player? And how do you disguise the join?

Yep another broken player or a Santiago OHW with a bit of remodelling. I cut the arm and also cut the original figure to ensure the join is good. The glue and paint disguise any gaps fine. It's not difficult but is fiddly.

The Crystal Palace figure worked so well I couldn't even tell which one I had done when I looked at them later in the day. Most don't work out so perfect but that's cool too - it adds to their charm.

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Postby ralphtheclaret » 17 Mar 2011, 13:39

:clap: very nicely done

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Re: Fixed these up last night

Postby up the boro » 10 Sep 2011, 13:47

Excellent, great work, cant beat a good restoration job :-)
It all seems very easy, this revolution game
But when you start to really play things won't be quite the same
Your intellectual theories on how it's going to be
Don't seem to take into account the true reality

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Re: Fixed these up last night

Postby newgolddream » 26 Sep 2011, 20:40

I wanted to warn new collectors about not rushing into purchases on eBay. You are best to buy from trusted sellers, people on here for example. Especially when you are building up a new collection. You may not get 'the bargain of the century' but at least you will get what you pay for.

It's all too easy to rush into a purchase when the blood goes to your head. I did it myself recently & I've been collecting Subbuteo for a while and like to think I know what to look out for when buying genuine teams.

I bought a ref 3 impulsively, thinking it was a variation. It wasn't :( it was a 51 that had been repainted. I wish to point out that the seller didn't mislead me and this was not a 'fake' by a repainter. It was simply a regular listing with a bad photo and a fairly uninformative blurb. I tricked myself. Anyway lesson learned...for a week or two at least :rolleyes:

As all the players were sound (except the keeper) I decided to paint myself a ref 120 outworker stylee.

NB - Interesting bases though - Subbuteo is written tiny - are these put in upside down?
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Re: Fixed these up last night

Postby forfoxsake » 26 Sep 2011, 21:33

Nice job Will , and yes discs are upside down mate
Straight on for the days ahead !
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Re: Fixed these up last night

Postby newgolddream » 27 Sep 2011, 02:23

Cheers Jim, a little light relief from painting neat Dutch teams ;)

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Re: Fixed these up last night

Postby forfoxsake » 27 Sep 2011, 17:49

Cheers Jim, a little light relief from painting neat Dutch teams ;)
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