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PostSubject: Jet's original childhood collection and rebuilds    Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:28 pm

Been meaning to rebuild and restring my broken childhood Tom Stone AKA the coloured commando ( not very PC nowadays )

Hopefully he is the first of my old guys to be restored ....






This is how i found him in mum and dads loft , managed to find nearly all the bits just one hand missing .
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PostSubject: Re: Jet's original childhood collection and rebuilds    Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:33 pm

Nice one James Very Happy . I found that 3mm bungee cord works great! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Jet's original childhood collection and rebuilds    Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:35 pm

Been looking at how best to restring him .
Decided on splitting the arms method



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PostSubject: Re: Jet's original childhood collection and rebuilds    Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:37 pm

Put together with 3mm elastic cord

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PostSubject: Re: Jet's original childhood collection and rebuilds    Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:43 pm

Here he is complete with new hand (from eBay), can't believe I found a right Tom Stone hand.  









Ready for action in his original camouflage uniform and beret.
One of my favourite figures when I was younger.... and still is, he poses really well with the restring.(and beret covers his bald spot, but then we are all getting older !!
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PostSubject: Re: Jet's original childhood collection and rebuilds    Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:46 pm

Fantastic James! always great to see a figure brought back to action!

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PostSubject: Re: Jet's original childhood collection and rebuilds    Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:51 pm

Thanks Dal , I'm really pleased with the way he turned out.

got some more battle damaged guys from my childhood in the loft to fix up.
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PostSubject: Re: Jet's original childhood collection and rebuilds    Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:56 pm

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Thanks Dal , I'm really pleased with the way he turned out.

got some more battle damaged guys from my childhood in the loft to fix up.

Looking forward to seeing the re builds cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Jet's original childhood collection and rebuilds    Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:06 pm

Good work on the restoration, it's well worth it, especially as it's one of your original figures from back in the day. Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Jet's original childhood collection and rebuilds    Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:47 pm

Great job James!!!

Good deal finding that hand!

cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Jet's original childhood collection and rebuilds    Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:12 pm

Fantastic repair job James!!

Glad to see you're going to repair your childhood guys!

'Tom Stone AKA the coloured commando ( not very PC nowadays )' lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Jet's original childhood collection and rebuilds    Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:28 pm

Great job on the restoration James, Tom is looking great now!


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PostSubject: Re: Jet's original childhood collection and rebuilds    Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:32 pm

Thanks for the feedback , I've got quite a few guys to repair .
anyone know how to resting a talker body and stiffin up arms on them ?
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PostSubject: Re: Jet's original childhood collection and rebuilds    Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:34 pm

64 type or Bp Jet?

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PostSubject: Re: Jet's original childhood collection and rebuilds    Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:36 pm

Blondeactionman wrote:
64 type or Bp Jet?

sorry should of said , Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Jet's original childhood collection and rebuilds    Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:42 pm

ah, that being the case.no idea! as I know they are strung differently. I think theonemankid (Ralph) may hevae a few tips, or even actionyankee?

When I restring the 64 bods, I always use 3mm bungee cord, other tan that mate, not a clue? scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Jet's original childhood collection and rebuilds    Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:40 pm

I've restrung a vam painthead talker in the past along with a few other vam, they are very easy to do..... I used a bit of 40th AM elastic and the shiny silver thigh/leg crimps to do one. The thigh crimps on the vam are really hard to prise open but I managed to do it in the end, I also took the thigh pins out to leave them in a cup of coca cola for a few days, so the rust was etched away I also used a stiff toothbrush to help. I've not had problems with any loose arms yet, but I think you can use dental floss wrapped around the arm retainer a few times on the inside when you have the 64 bodied talker apart, just tie a knot to keep it put.

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PostSubject: Re: Jet's original childhood collection and rebuilds    Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:05 pm

Very nice work...Second life for our friend "Tom Stone"....

cheers cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Jet's original childhood collection and rebuilds    Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:55 pm

Another childhood figure repaired
This time my very first bought for me , probably around 73 , 74 . He was originally a talker but when i opened him up the talking mechanism was rusty and had totally seized up [ probably spending to much time in the sea wolf in the pond ].
i might replace this in the future , but for now I've just changed the elastic .
I can't believe the difference , this guy was known as mr floppy but now he can stand and pose on his own for the first time in forty odd years .




Here he is with his old buddy Tom Stone now with his original gun


I also found his original hat and a strange uniform probably a knock off [but great quality  ] in amongst my original box of bits .
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PostSubject: Re: Jet's original childhood collection and rebuilds    Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:18 pm

Great to see 'Mr Floppy' (oh those Barbies can be sooo cruel!) back in action! Maybe you can promote him to 'Captain Stiff' now! lol!

I don't know much about the 'Crown Colony' labelled stuff beyond it being vintage. Maybe someone can enlighten us?

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PostSubject: Re: Jet's original childhood collection and rebuilds    Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:40 pm

Glad to see Mr floppy standing erect again! lol!

Great repair Jet! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Jet's original childhood collection and rebuilds    Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:50 pm

Fantastic James, another nice restoration job!

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PostSubject: Re: Jet's original childhood collection and rebuilds    Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:27 pm

They both look great Jet , did you have any problems with putting the arms of Tom Stone back together? I seem to remember having trouble finding glue that would hold it. I always thought the 'Crown Colony' labelled stuff was Tommy Gunn , I have read it somewhere but no idea where scratch ( it's an age thing ) Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Jet's original childhood collection and rebuilds    Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:06 pm

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They both look great Jet , did you have any problems with putting the arms of Tom Stone back together? I seem to remember having trouble finding glue that would hold it.  I always thought the 'Crown Colony' labelled stuff was Tommy Gunn , I have read it somewhere but no idea where scratch ( it's an age thing ) Very Happy


What I used to glue back the arms was Howdens mitre bond as it was all I had on the van at the time Laughing
Mind you it does the trick and now I use it on everything , it even stuck a metal handle on a garden lamp a while ago.

With regards to the crown colony uniform, I've looked them up and they were even made in the same factory as the palitoy ones. I think they were a cheep alternative outfit for 12 inch action figures. the Tommy Gunn ones are totally different material with stitches for pockets, still nice though.

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PostSubject: Re: Jet's original childhood collection and rebuilds    Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:11 pm

Cheers for the comments everyone

Laughing not a great name for this guy but that's who he was back in the day.
Unfortunately none of my men had names when I was younger except for Tom .

Look out soon for beardy 1 and beardy 2 renovations lol!
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