Well I would like to present a project that has taken me on one heck of a rollercoaster ride of nostalgic highs and deep dark lows .
First thing you need to do is go get a cuppa ,cos this is a long read
Its been a joy and also more frustraiting than sitting on a nail when youve got piles ,but I must say I wouldn't have had it any other way.
The project started nearly two years ago, after getting to grips with basics of recarding I began to feel a little disapointed at the selection of generic bubbles that where available so slowly but surely a plan started to emerge.
Why wouldn't it be possible,
The methods of production where there,
The originals where kind of available.
YES LETS DO IT !!!!!!!
SO WHAT THE HECK AM I TALKING ABOUT I HEAR YOU SAY ?
Well I wanted to recard all my vintage figures on cards with the correct factory release bubbles
Now we all know that if you where to purchase a full collection of factory sealed MOC figures that you would be seriously out of poocket(which I couldn't afford), so I started to pick up originals bubbles where I could.
Now nearly 2 years later I am finnaly getting close to the end of the tunnel.
I have worked with a few people over this period and although things didn't work out for one reason or another , I have to say thanks to them for their efforts that helped things along the way.
The molds went through a stage of fatal production errors and took nearly 4 months to find the right type of material to make them out of
Then Last year I picked up a Vac Forming machine at a real bargain price and started to work with it only to find that it couldn't do what I needed it to do.
This resulted in a serious setback. I'd spent some serious money and couldn't even do what I wanted it to do
As a result my motivation hit a major low.
But then by chance I came across another gem of a Vac Forming machine and managed to get it at a real snip.
It is a Clarke CR725FLB,an older model but a real beauty.
Now 6 months on,I've completed most of the molds,got the right plastic and am confident with my abilities.
Finnally I would like to show you the results of 2 years work, an almost complete set of ANH,ESB,ROTJ,and POTF bubble molds.
The photo doesn't show any insert trays,but I have them all including a wicket insert that I've never seen on a Factory seal card.
I am also working on a few more that are nearly complete but this is the bulk of them.
Included in the photo are Palitoy Twin dogleg bubbles and a half height TriLogo Bubble
The only 3 that are still causing issues are Liea Endor,Lando Skiff Disguise,and Boushh because of the helmet sections above the main bubble.
After all the effort,time and I put into this project all that remains is to share with you all the benifits so,
If anyone needs some (small quantaties to start with) please feel free to PM me.