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PostSubject: Re: Sparklebudgies Repaired Army   Sparklebudgies  Repaired Army - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Jun 10, 2013 2:53 pm

Great Work, lots of good saves there!

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PostSubject: Re: Sparklebudgies Repaired Army   Sparklebudgies  Repaired Army - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Jun 10, 2013 4:27 pm

You know i love that US para uniform Smile

I have a mint off the card Vintage one and it still dosnt look as good as the 40th affraid

WILL I GET BURNED AT THE STAKE FOR THAT STATEMENT ???????????????????????????? What a Face

Who cares its how i feel Smile

Great stuff Brian Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Sparklebudgies Repaired Army   Sparklebudgies  Repaired Army - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Jun 11, 2013 10:10 am

Danthecoat wrote:
You know i love that US para uniform Smile

I have a mint off the card Vintage one and it still dosnt look as good as the 40th affraid

WILL I GET BURNED AT THE STAKE FOR THAT STATEMENT ???????????????????????????? What a Face

Who cares its how i feel Smile

Great stuff Brian Smile

Shhhhhh Dan, What a Face you are amongst like minded friends.
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PostSubject: Re: Sparklebudgies Repaired Army   Sparklebudgies  Repaired Army - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Jun 11, 2013 10:23 am

Luckily I didnt pay to much for this German;
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Ouch, not much I can do with this head. I knew he was all wrong, Hard right hand and stub of left gripper but I didn't spot the neck till he arrived here. Good job the rest of the lot was ok. Lesson learnt assume the worst and never over Bid!
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One "new" head and 40th hard hands (or should I say slightly better Head?).

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And he is nearly ready for business.
Then notice his lower right leg has been twisted and beyond simple repair, needs a new peg!
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Looks like he has been in a fight with a dog...
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PostSubject: Re: Sparklebudgies Repaired Army   Sparklebudgies  Repaired Army - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Jun 11, 2013 10:29 am

another excellent re build Brian !! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Sparklebudgies Repaired Army   Sparklebudgies  Repaired Army - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Jun 11, 2013 10:31 am

So what happened to the original damaged head?
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I went for Milliput in the end, I couldn't find a flesh coloured one so will have to paint the neck.

Here he is with a "NEW" Body awaiting the resin.

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It is still work in progress stage, but I am happy so far.
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Its the first time I have used this Milliput and I am very pleased with it.
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Today, looking better but havent managed to match the paint for the skin tone. Its the first time I have tried to paint the hair and I am happy with it.
I am getting there;



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I never managed to get a good match on the skin tone, but here is is finished for now.

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PostSubject: Re: Sparklebudgies Repaired Army   Sparklebudgies  Repaired Army - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Jun 11, 2013 10:44 am

Sometimes you just get lucky with your EBay purchases. Very Happy


This one arrived from the bay for a Fiver, took a risk on the face but it paid off. A quick clean with my secret cleaner;

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And he is nearly as good as new, with great flock and good clean body.

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40th grippers on o/e pegs and 40th basic soldier kit.
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PostSubject: A 40th Rebuild.   Sparklebudgies  Repaired Army - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Jun 11, 2013 11:09 am

look at this sorry chap with a split ar$e


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Time to replace that split bum and squidgy hip balls with some decent Original VAM spares.

"So that's what my Bum should look like"
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"I reckon this one is my size"
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"Wow, Feel the quality of these babies"
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Before I had chance to snip the connector the thigh pin snapped it was under so much pressure !
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You can see how much pressure is on the thigh pin on the other leg.
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My remade neck connector (From large paper clip) just that bit longer to reduce the pressure on the whole elastic system.
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The New homemade pin connected to the elastic.
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Now if you are new to VAM rebuilds you need this cheap and helpful bent coat hanger to pull it all together.(Patent Pending).
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I should point out that I have used a spare vam thigh as I could not find the spare thigh pins anywhere!

Just hook it all together and reconnect the neck post (only fiddly bit).


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Ready for Action.
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Ok you are just showing off now.
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He is now very tight and ready for some serious poses.
Look no sticks holding him up.
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Now what to do with the old hip balls......
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I know a bit of Footy Practice..........
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Yes he really is standing/balancing unaided (on a wobbly table as well). No photo shop, Honest. Well worth the effort, he has just passed the medical to join the Sparklebudgie Army.
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PostSubject: Re: Sparklebudgies Repaired Army   Sparklebudgies  Repaired Army - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Jun 11, 2013 7:05 pm

Totally brilliant, you have done some great repair work there, wish I knew what your secret face cleaner is though!! i've been using zit cream and still not come up as good as your fellas!!

A fab job, top notch matey Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Sparklebudgies Repaired Army   Sparklebudgies  Repaired Army - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Jun 11, 2013 7:10 pm

stunning Brian !! you have done a stunning job my friend cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Sparklebudgies Repaired Army   Sparklebudgies  Repaired Army - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Jun 11, 2013 9:47 pm

Blooming heck. Amazing work!!! If I come and stay with you for a week will you fix me up like you do your VAM lol
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PostSubject: Re: Sparklebudgies Repaired Army   Sparklebudgies  Repaired Army - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Jun 11, 2013 10:05 pm

Great thread Brian!!!

I remember some of these fellas, you have done a great job restoring them all and giving them all a new lease of life.

Fantastic upload!!! cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Sparklebudgies Repaired Army   Sparklebudgies  Repaired Army - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Jun 11, 2013 10:44 pm

Brilliant Work!!!!!

Absolutely Brilliant!!!

Thanks for sharing

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PostSubject: Re: Sparklebudgies Repaired Army   Sparklebudgies  Repaired Army - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Jun 13, 2013 10:47 am

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This one arrived yesterday, the seller described the head as scrap because of the felt pen on his face. He is above standard for me with flexible gripping hands and generally fair con




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Right, lets see what the PanOxyl10 aquagel can do then.






Happy with this one now the spot cream has removed the inky eyebrows.

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Then with a quick touch up with Burnt umber acrylic paint.

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Right I am happy with this one, going to leave the flock as is but have just noticed he has a painted rivet right elbow and two right forearms!

A very easy repair, he cost  £8 on a buy it now with free postage, remember they said the head was scrap. Shall I send them a picture of it now?

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PostSubject: Re: Sparklebudgies Repaired Army   Sparklebudgies  Repaired Army - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Jun 13, 2013 1:11 pm

bounce bounce

Oh man your like Doc mcstuffins Smile

Great work Spark mcstuffins Smile

FANTASTIC
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Danthecoat wrote:
bounce bounce

Oh man your like Doc mcstuffins Smile

Great work Spark mcstuffins Smile

FANTASTIC

Lol, my littlest loves that program, we watch it every night and I mean EVERY night!

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PostSubject: Re: Sparklebudgies Repaired Army   Sparklebudgies  Repaired Army - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Aug 26, 2013 12:55 am

Man u are a hero saving Joes from the next stop (dumpster city) Good deal on saving them
Id say some people are pretty sadistic to poor Joe sliceing his face open Sad
Im glad there are medics like u in the world who can get AM/GI Joe back to health Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Sparklebudgies Repaired Army   Sparklebudgies  Repaired Army - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Aug 26, 2013 10:34 am

Excellent stuff Brian, or should that be Dr Vam ??? I always enjoy your uploads, it is always great to see a fallen vam/Joe put back together for active duty cheers 

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this is awesome ,not only are you saving guys your surgery gives them a new lease of life ,yes they may be battle scarred but they are still of value to their fighting units , will now be scouring ebay and the like for injured parties ,top tips and thank you,i wish I had your flocking skills Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Sparklebudgies Repaired Army   Sparklebudgies  Repaired Army - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Aug 30, 2013 12:54 pm

Brilliant thread! So many old soldiers brought back to life! Just goes to show what some people call scrap and rubbish can be saved by the right people, and you have a real talent, Sparklebudgie!

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Sparklebudgie wrote:
Danthecoat wrote:
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Oh man your like Doc mcstuffins Smile

Great work Spark mcstuffins Smile

FANTASTIC
Lol, my littlest loves that program, we watch it every night and I mean EVERY night!
Both my littleuns love it to Brian cheers cheers cheers 

Keep up the good work my man Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Sparklebudgies Repaired Army   Sparklebudgies  Repaired Army - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Aug 30, 2013 2:25 pm

outstanding stuff mate , a joy to look at your work
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PostSubject: Re: Sparklebudgies Repaired Army   Sparklebudgies  Repaired Army - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Jan 31, 2014 5:04 pm

This was my first attempt at a repaint
He has been restrung and had the spot cream treatment. Experimented with the hair paint, not sure how I feel about the result

I know the hairline is wrong but never corrected it, helped him fit in here!


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PostSubject: Re: Sparklebudgies Repaired Army   Sparklebudgies  Repaired Army - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Jan 31, 2014 5:20 pm

Top Job Brian !! he look fantastic !  cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Sparklebudgies Repaired Army   Sparklebudgies  Repaired Army - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Jan 31, 2014 10:15 pm

Great job Brian!! With that hair colour he kinda reminds me of an 'Action Jack' remember those guys?? Lol

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