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PostSubject: My original childhood Talking Commander rebuild.   Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:46 pm

SKJ HQ's oldest soldier has returned to duty!



My first ever childhood vam after his quick and easy (..and probably lazy!) rebuild. His head has always kicked around in my VAM stuff but while doing my loft recently I found his torso so he looked like this!



A full cycle in the dishwasher with the dinner dishes for his head, and with the addition of some spares/repairs vintage legs and 40th arms, kit and box, and...voila!


Suddenly it's 1968 again!


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PostSubject: Re: My original childhood Talking Commander rebuild.   Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:25 pm

I've probably never mentioned it before (lol!) but the 1st uniform I ever got for my childhood TC was the Green Beret, so here's the old timer back in his original work gear!



This was my introduction to VAM and back yard wars!





It's great to have the old timer back but I was very young when I got him so lacked the imagination that made my later VAM such real characters to me. I never gave him a name and he was broken and gone before my 'Crew' was formed, so his reintroduction to the lads was a bit awkward!



' I..er..vaguely remember this guy from when I first joined here..it was..um..years before you guys arrived!'

Despite being only a distant memory he's still my Ist ever VAM and so deserves top position at the HQ!



I have his original beret too but it's got mixed in with the rest!


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PostSubject: Re: My original childhood Talking Commander rebuild.   Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:26 pm

Fantastic rebuild Steve! , he looks terrific! that dip in Hank's alcohol secret stash certainly did the trick! lol! . Nice uniform too! well done mate, that has to be the fastest rebuild in vam history! bounce bounce bounce bounce

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PostSubject: Re: My original childhood Talking Commander rebuild.   Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:32 pm

He looks great SKJ, wonderful to see him back on active service cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My original childhood Talking Commander rebuild.   Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:45 pm

Bound to be some rumbling in the ranks. This FNG shows up and is instantly credited as your oldest and original figure and given pride of place at the top of the shelves. Maybe you should appoint some body guards for him.

So, are you going to name him?

Great restore Steve! Always nice to bring one back from the dead.

cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: My original childhood Talking Commander rebuild.   Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:53 pm

excellent workkkkkkkkkkkk cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: My original childhood Talking Commander rebuild.   Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:59 pm

Great job he deserves it he needs a name now

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PostSubject: Re: My original childhood Talking Commander rebuild.   Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:14 am

fantastic re-build he looks great for an old timer !

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PostSubject: Re: My original childhood Talking Commander rebuild.   Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:19 am

Great rebuild steve! cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My original childhood Talking Commander rebuild.   Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:14 am

Well done Steve , I take it he's a man of few words these days but then he doesn't have to say much he knows he is top dog cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My original childhood Talking Commander rebuild.   Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:23 pm

Well worth the effort being your original .

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PostSubject: Re: My original childhood Talking Commander rebuild.   Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:31 pm

...he needs some eyebrows Steve... Razz

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PostSubject: Re: My original childhood Talking Commander rebuild.   Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:48 pm

TheOneManKid wrote:
...he needs some eyebrows Steve... Razz
Ralph is right mate!! May I suggest...

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PostSubject: Re: My original childhood Talking Commander rebuild.   Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:11 pm

lol! @ ross cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My original childhood Talking Commander rebuild.   Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:57 pm

Great job on the rebuild Steve he looks good .
I still don't know what to do with my original guys yet . Rebuild/reflock or leave as is ?
Yours looks just right as he is with a nice crisp uniform and some battle scars to the face.
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PostSubject: Re: My original childhood Talking Commander rebuild.   Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:11 pm

Thanks for all the positive comments guys!

The old timer doesn't say much as you guessed Andy but I'd like to get him fixed. Also as Ross has been rather critical in the past about my previous VAM refurbishments I'll take his eyebrow comments as official permission to get them repainted! lol!

The 'Old Timer' probably does need a proper name for his new lease of life and so after thinking about what I remember about his 1st incarnation, I give you...

Clint Barton code name 'Hawkeye'!



Why? Well it sounds suitably corny (Think 'Cliff Sabre'! lol! ) and there are several connections.



Hawkeye aka Clint Barton was one of my favourite comic book characters back when the old timer was a new vam.



The old timer spent most of his time in a Green Beret uniform. AMMO's resident No1 GB fan is 'Hawkeye' and from Yorkshire. The old Timer was given to me by my granddad who was from...Yorkshire.

It ticks all the boxes! lol!



Talking Commander Clint 'Hawkeye' Barton.
SKJ HQ's newest old vam! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: My original childhood Talking Commander rebuild.   Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:16 pm

woo hoo fantastic ,name and so coincidental it is fate ! makes perfect sense to me !

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PostSubject: Re: My original childhood Talking Commander rebuild.   Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:12 pm

Great name suits him

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PostSubject: Re: My original childhood Talking Commander rebuild.   Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:02 am

Great name for a figure with a great legacy!!!

Ready for new adventures!!!

With that bow and arrows he should be able to hang on to his place on the top shelf...

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PostSubject: Re: My original childhood Talking Commander rebuild.   Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:39 am

Outstanding Steve cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My original childhood Talking Commander rebuild.   Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:02 am

I just seen Ross pic... lol!

Great stuff Steve! Very nice figures! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: My original childhood Talking Commander rebuild.   Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:07 am

great repair job Sir Steve great photos as always Very Happy Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My original childhood Talking Commander rebuild.   Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:09 am

Rossini wrote:
TheOneManKid wrote:
...he needs some eyebrows Steve... Razz
Ralph is right mate!! May I suggest...


is this a selfie Nephew

lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: My original childhood Talking Commander rebuild.   Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:48 pm

lol! lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: My original childhood Talking Commander rebuild.   Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:53 pm

Wolf_Soldier64 wrote:
Rossini wrote:
TheOneManKid wrote:
...he needs some eyebrows Steve... Razz
Ralph is right mate!! May I suggest...


is this a selfie Nephew  

lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!    
lol indeed some people have good imaginations

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