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Glassman6
post Jan 20 2006, 10:45 AM
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*** UPDATE 02-NOV 09 PAGE 4 Yoda ESB Card***


Since I have renewed my love for vintage figures, I am finally
getting around to my vintage recarding project.
I've wanted to do this for a long time.
My plan is to re-card all my vintage figures and mount them on the wall in my basement.

If i do one figure a week, it will take me about 2 years to complete. So this is a long term project that i will try to update regularly.

Here is the wall BEFORE i start.



I Have made all cards for janruary and just need to add the figures.
Here are the first 4 figures' cards.



I will also be making coin duplicates when i can get my hands on the coins to make a mold.

Here are some of the coins I made testing the paint i'll be using.



Even though it wont show, i made the coins double sided. Just the completist in me.

Let me know what you think!


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post Jan 20 2006, 05:36 PM
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QUOTE (Glassman6 @ Jan 20 2006, 09:45 AM)
If anyone who's into re-carding needs a coin cast, let me know. I have alot of coin molds and some rare ones as you will see throughout the project.

Wow! Nice coins (the cards are nice too). You've gotta show us how you make them. drool.gif


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post Jan 20 2006, 06:35 PM
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Nice work on the coins. What resina re you using? What's the setting time?


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post Jan 21 2006, 01:13 PM
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Thanks Guys. The coins are made from simple 2part molds.
The Coins are cast white plastic. The same ( easy flo 60 from polytek) i use to cast figures.
potlife of 3-5 minutes ( So you gotta work fast) and a cure time of 30 minutes


Here is the plastic next to the painted, sorry for the grainy pic.



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post Jan 21 2006, 02:11 PM
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I've never even attempted to make a custom Star Wars figure. However, since I now have around 1500 loose vintage Star Wars figures (way too many duplicates - it is insane), I'm actually think about trying my hand at them. I'm gonna have to check out the other sections here to see how its done. However, I can't get over how good the coins look.


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post Jan 21 2006, 04:06 PM
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Glassman - It looks like this is going to be a very interesting topic to follow for the next couple of years. I suspect this thread might even rival that of Delaton's shelving project. tongue.gif The cards look good. Did you restore that Chewbacca card from scratch? It doesn't look like the ebay cd version. The coins look superb. I don't plan on doing any POTF '85 customs until someone (Guardian-Dragon?) makes several vintage-accurate sized blisters. I don't really care for one-size-fits-all blister that is out right now.

I'm looking forward to seeing this project evolve during the next few months. I would highly recommend contacting Craig at ToyRetore.com for the "first 12" reproduction blisters. I can't remember what he charges for the full set, but it is definitely worth it. I have been thinking about maybe doing a Tuskin Raider focus after the Death Star Droid Project is complete, and I will certainly be getting some of those blisters. Good job, man. I'm glad to see others doing this sort of thing too. wink.gif


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post Jan 21 2006, 06:07 PM
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Thanks for the resin info. The reason I asked is because of the lack of air bubbles in the casts. Excellent work. Whenever I cast larger flat objects, I get surface bubbles. Any hints? I'd love to be able to have a cast set of coins.


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post Jan 21 2006, 09:10 PM
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MM, The cards ( except for R2) were restored from the VOTC cards. I took the chewbacca pic and just extended the right side a bit as the VOTC card was a tad narrow for my vintage SW template. I finished 3po and vader today...a little ahead of schedule.
I have never seen the EBAY CD. I heard that it wasnt all that great when they first surfaced so i never got one.
I kinda wish i could get a copy just to see what i missed.

Del, i made 3 molds before i got one without bubbles. The problem like you touched on was that the air bubbles rise in the rtv and get trapped under the coin(flat object)
What i did was put a thin layer if rubber onto the coin and let that dry and then placed it face down in a preped mold box.
This gave me a perfect mold.

As for the pour, i do a pour and press type of thing when i fill my molds. I pour each half and then press the two together,
I dont try to pour through a sprue hole.

Here is an excerpt from a mold making/casting tutorial i made for another site.

...Then i carefully pour it into each half of the mold.



I use a tooth pic to force the airbubbles out of the small crevases, like thumbs and fingers, corners... etc.

Then i press the 2 sides together, lining up the lock holes.



After cure time has passed, pull the halves of the mold apart.
The excess plastic is now paper thin and can be peeled off or shaved with an exacto.



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The whole tutorial is
Here.

I thought about posting the tutorial here, but i didnt because it isn't SW related.
If y'all want me to, i'll add it to the tips and techs section.


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post Jan 21 2006, 09:27 PM
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Glassman: I can send you the eBay cd if you want. It served its purpose for me when I got it but now I like to restore right from original cardbacks. Shoot me a pm if you want it (include your address).


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post Jan 21 2006, 09:42 PM
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I PMed you.
I know what you mean, I like the satisfaction of restoring an image.


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post Jan 21 2006, 11:20 PM
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Ah, now I understand. I cast all my parts through several "pour holes". The way you cast makes it a lot easier to get those thin parts.


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post Jan 30 2006, 11:03 PM
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** UPDATE**

Well guys, this vintage carding project is taking longer than I thought. Janruary flew by.
My vintage figs are in worse shape than i thought. So i have had to retouch paint and remove marks as i go.

Here are the first 10. I still need to glue the blisters on.





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post Jan 30 2006, 11:11 PM
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Very nice. Very clean. They are going to look great on that wall of yours...


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post Jan 31 2006, 12:54 AM
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BEAUTIFUL! drool.gif This collection is shaping up nicely. Have you contacted Craig at ToyRestore.com about the "1st 12" blisters? You certainly should get those blisters for this project.


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post Jan 31 2006, 10:50 AM
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Uhm ... Wow. That's about all I can say. Wow. That is some beautiful work, Glassman. Simply gorgeous! biggrin.gif

My one only slightly nit-picky concern is the picture used for the Obi-Wan cardback. You used the VOTC card as your base material, right? Because I don't believe that the true vintage cardback had the odd "computer terminal" background imagery on the far left above the figure slab behind Ben's saber.

But, that said, still a stellar run! Is it safe to assume that the Jawa and DSC are close behind?


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post Jan 31 2006, 11:00 AM
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Thanks guys,
THS, i cant wait to put them up...maybe tonight, I'll start. I got my corner rounder yesterday thanks to you and MM's suggestion. It works great. What shape cut do you use? I used "M" for these.

MM, Yes i got my blisters from toyRestore. I have actually been reading on how to create some of the odd shaped ones myself.
I have the stuff i need, i just havent made the attempt. I'll keep you posted...

OL, yes, i did restore it from the VOTC card. I almost took that off cause at first it looked funny, but decided not to. I got used to it.
Its adds some more contrast to the very stark black and brown image.


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post Jan 31 2006, 08:39 PM
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Glasman.

I'm intrigued as to how you are going to manufacture your own bubbles?, usually blister/bubble packaging is achieved either by thermoforming/vacuum forming and requires tooling to be made, and I can tell you it is very expensive!

I had a quote for having about 6/7 different blisters tooled up ready for vac forming and the price was £600.00 / $1200.00 just for creating the tool, and the blisters worked out at around £1.80 / $3.60 each.

I know there is the draping heated plastic over a wooden tool method, but it isn't really all that successful.

Let us know how you are going to achieve making blisters/bubbles.

Nice work on the cardbacks by the way!

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post Feb 1 2006, 12:31 AM
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QUOTE (oldrepublicreplicas @ Jan 31 2006, 07:24 PM)
I know there is the draping heated plastic over a wooden tool method, but it isn't really all that successful.

Thats is exactly hat i was referring to.
Gary weaver used to make them.
If you find a link to his custom carded collection, you will see that he was pretty succesful with it.

I'll give it a try and report.

**Mounted some of them on the wall.**

Here is the beginning.



And some close ups




Aside from the cards,
Luke's hair, legs and hads were repainted.
Leia's hair was repainted and her blaster is a repro i made.
Chewies blaster is a repro i made as well.
Vader's saber is a repro also.
I even made the little color-match inserts.

All have the "unpunched" indent, but it only show on vaders, due to the angle.


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post Feb 1 2006, 07:13 AM
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QUOTE (Glassman6 @ Jan 31 2006, 11:16 PM)
Aside from the cards,
Luke's hair, legs and hads were repainted.
Leia's hair was repainted and her blaster is a repro i made.
Chewies blaster is a repro i made as well.
Vader's saber is a repro also.
I even made the little color-match inserts.

Very nice indeed. I am definately going to have to buy some of those blisters! Also, your painting is just amazing, you can't even tell they are touched up. What colors and type of paint did you use?


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post Feb 1 2006, 09:12 AM
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Glassman6, you mentioned earlier in the thread that your blisters came from ToyRestore.com but the ones you've used for your recards aren't them. Did you change your mind?
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