Monday, 31 August 2015

Long, Liverpool

I've been looking forward to posting this one!

A friend of mine was after a figure of a teammate of his, as a birthday present. As he gave me the description, I started to think: "This is gonna have to be a remodel!"

And so it was:
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Yeah, I couldn't think of a Corinthian original that was bald, but with a big bushy beard and goggles!

As you my know, I haven't done all that much remodeling. The goggles were pretty hard, but I was really pleased with the beard!

The chosen kit was a vintage Liverpool number, and I was fairly happy with that too. The big beard partially obscures the badge and the Adidas logo!!

If you would like a similar figure made for a bearded and goggle wearing friend, just contact me by commenting here, or messaging me on Facebook or Twitter.

*I can also do figures of non-bearded, non-goggle-wearers!

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Bellamy, Celtic

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Here's another 'simple but effective' Celtic repaint.

From a personal point of view, it's always very satisfying when I have to mix a colour, and get it exactly the same as the decal that I used!

Bellamy's loan to Celtic was pretty successful; he scored 9 in 15 in all competitions, and also earned a Scottish Cup Winners medal into the bargain!

I can't find a pic of Bellamy in this kit, so here's Historical kits' version:

Friday, 28 August 2015

2 Micro Dioufs! Leeds

El Hadji Diouf divided opinion pre, during and post Leeds!

Nonetheless, there was a figure of him, so I needed it for my collection! So did another collector, who placed an order for one of these figures.

This one:
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While the sky blue kit wasn't very Leeds, I quite liked it!
... as opposed to this monstrosity:

Funnily enough, the bin bag/ highlighter pen design is the one that I painted for my own collection.

Having done the Prostar for my collection in a home kit, this was the next kit I thought of when I thought of Diouf's time at Leeds. I also fancied having a go at painting it.


Thursday, 27 August 2015

Harte, Ireland

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So, Ian Harte has finally retired!

This made me think today was as good a day as any to post a pic of a recent Ian Harte repaint; one of him in the Republic of Ireland's 2002 World Cup kit!

Harte got 63 caps for Ireland, scoring 12 goals.

His club career saw spells at Leeds (when they were good!!) Levante, Sunderland, Blackpool, Carlisle, Reading and Bournemouth.

Enjoy your retirement, Ian!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Barry, Man City

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Here's a Gareth Barry repaint, from his time at Man City.

This is one of those times where I think a really simple kit has ended up looking pretty effective!

Just as a point of interest, that I was discussing with someone the other day, it's surprising how the different body poses of figures can make a big difference to painting them.

The left arm of this one is a particular pain(!) because it is actually touching his body on the left side. 

Not many figures are like this, and it just means you have to be careful... and often tidy up a mess from the original paint job!

Here's the real Barry in the kit!

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

The Pasternaks!

Here's one of the more unusual requests I've had; Can you put two figures onto the same base, for a wedding present! He's a referee, and she plays football! 

This is what I came up with!
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I was pleased with how this ended up!

I liaised with the customer to get suitable lookalike figures, painted them into the kits that he asked for, and also put their new married name on the base, which I made myself, using milliput.

Apparently, it went down really well at the wedding! It even ended up on the cake! I was delighted to hear it went down so well!


If you would like something similar, not necessarily for a wedding; it could be brothers, friends, or even father and son using different sized figures, let me know, and I'll see what I can do!

Monday, 24 August 2015

Jenas, Spurs

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This is the second Jenas figure that I've repainted into Spurs colours.

A couple of key differences tho. Number one; this is a Fan Favourites figure, and number two; it's in a different kit than the first one!

This is the kit from Jenas' first season at Spurs, which also explains the number 28 shirt, which he was assigned after his arrival from the goldfish bowl of Newcastle United.

Jenas played over 200 games for Spurs (Wiki stats!!) and scored 26 competitive goals.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Yeboah, Leeds away

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If you have looked much at the previous posts on this blog, you'll have already seen a few Yeboahs!

Corinthian produced him in 2 Leeds home kits, and since I started repainting, I have done him in his debut kit, the green and blue away kit, a Carr Gate FC kit, for some reason, a Ghana international kit... and now this one!

Leeds didn't turn out in this away kit that many times, but Yeboah did score in it, twice in the away game at QPR in 1996.

My reason for posting this today? It's been 20 years since this happened:

Ok, so it wasn't in the kit of the repaint, but still, worth a watch, eh?

I couldn't find a pic of Yeboah in the kit, so here's the shirt in all its glory!

Friday, 21 August 2015

Ian Wright, Celtic

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I told my regular Celtic fan customer that I've been enjoying the outlandish away kits! 

This was another that gave me something a bit out of the ordinary to paint.

Not much else about it to say really... oh, it was the first time that I have used the 90s Umbro name/number font! I think that looks pretty good!!

Couldn't find a pick of Wright in it, so here's Historical kits' version!

Ian Wright played 9 times for Celtic, and scored 3 goals.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Robinson, Spurs x2!

 Another 2 for the price of one blog post!

Here are 2 Paul Robinson figures, in different kits from his time at Spurs:

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So, two relatively simple repaints, due to them both being of really plain kits.

Just as a point of interest, I've heard that some repainters are reluctant to do yellow kits. Not really sure why- I think it's to do with them looking dirty or not bright enough.

With some of my early repaints, I found the yellow kits to look a little on the orange side, but now, I don't consider it a problem.

This Robinson was using a gloss yellow, but I've also found a matt one that I like. As long as it goes on top of a white base layer, it looks great!

So... yeah, Paul Robinson!

I'm planning to do another Robinson for my own collection soon- my obsession with getting all the different Leeds related sculpts has led to a desire for Fan Favourite figures... you know, those ones I said I didn't really like the first time I painted one!

Here's Robinson in the above kits, in real life!


Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Stone, Leeds x2

Here are 2 Steve Stone figures, painted into the 2 different home kits from his time at Leeds:

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These offer an interesting measure of my journey in repainting, I'd say. While the top one is a more difficult kit, and is, I would say, reasonably done, it was one of my first ever 'complicated' repaints.

The second one is one of my most recently finished, and while it is a little simpler, I would say it shows a lot more nous and know how.

I commented to the guy that bought it (and several other fresh new Leeds repaints) that I'm a little jealous; the ones I'm doing for him are better than the ones I did for myself, when I first started!

Anyway, here are the 2 kits, via the excellent Historical Kits site:

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Crainey, Blackpool

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Stephen Crainey. He was rubbish for Leeds!

But he was good enough for Blackpool for someone to want a repaint of him, using a lookalike figure!

I don't always put the kit manufacturer on there, or sleeve patches, but these were both requested on this order.

I also painted on hair and beard- a last minute request- but had photographed it beforehand, and couldn't be bothered photographing it again!

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Man City, Play-off final keepers

When I had my Costa Rica order, featuring a few players in the same kits, I stuck them in the same post, so I thought I'd do the same here... for players that aren't in the same kit. Hm.

A Man City fan is putting together the whole side from their dramatic play-off final turnaround, with the help of my repainting service! Here are the goalies:

Nicky Weaver: 
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and Something Wright!
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I've often found 90s lower division kits fun to paint, due to garishness and bright colours... goalie kits make it even better!

Here are pictures of the kits in real life to compare these figures to:

Friday, 14 August 2015

Dumitrescu, Spurs

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This is another oldie, from the big Spurs order I had last year!

To be honest, I'm too tired to write much else.

I'll leave you with my thoughts on the face of this figure: It looks weird!

In fairness, this picture shows that his face actually is a bit weird.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Kewell, Leeds x2

Like I explained recently, if I've got 2 of the same figure, or in this case very similar figures, I'll put them on the same post, being as I'm pretty backed up with photos just now!

On this post, though, I also have another reason; it'll basically save me a lot of explaining, and a bit of looking at Harry Kewell's stupid face.

Here are the repaints:
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2 Kewells. both repainted. He wasn't released in either kit, which is why I chose them.

I can't post these without saying: I despise Harry Kewell. The Liverpool move was annoying, but I got over it. The reason I, and most Leeds fans hate him, is the way he trampled over the memory of murdered fans for cash.

Signing for Galatasaray, when he was there the night 2 fans were killed for wanting to watch a game of football is inexcusable.

Typing all that actually makes me a little ashamed to have done these repaints, but the collector in me couldn't resist adding 2 different sculpts to my Leeds collection. Like I said- feeling kind of silly about it now.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Phillips, WBA

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When I posted this on my facebook page, I commented that I was surprised that this is only my second Kevin Phillips repaint, considering the number of clubs he had!

I stand by that!

I like this repaint! The collar is a particular highlight!

I also like the red numbers!

Kev had a little less hair than the figure whilst at The Hawthorns!

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Nicholas, Celtic

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Charlie Nicholas in his Celtic days!

If you keep an eye on this blog, you'll be seeing a few more Celtic figures from now onwards- I've already done 6 for an enthusiastic Hoops fan, and collector!

Well, 7, if you count the Brian McClair that he bought from me on ebay, which kickstarted this whole project!

I really enjoyed doing this repaint! I'd say I've never painted a kit quite like it... but I'm not sure there's been one!

Here it is!

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Maicon, City

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Sorry for the lack of recent posts, chaps! I've been away for a week!

Anyway, thought I'd better get posting again, and while there are a fair few figures I painted before this one, and haven't posted yet... well, I just wanted to do this one!

Maicon didn't have the most distinguished career at City; he made just 9 appearances, and spent a chunk of his time there failing to even make the bench, before heading back to Serie A.

For what it's worth, I think this is one of those times where a simple kit has ended up looking very effective! 

I also painted this kit on a figure of Kolo Toure way back when I had just started repainting, so this could be used as a mark of my progress...

Here's the real Maicon:

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Freund, Spurs

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Another one that I did last year!

This Steffen Freund was part of my large Tottenham Hotspur order last year. 

The side view is to show the adidas stripes!


When he played for Spurs, I always thought that if, for some unforeseen reason there was a selection problem that led to a direct choice between him and Jermaine Defoe, "Freund or Defoe" would have been a good headline. Cos I was cool like that.