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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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