View Full Version : Would this Fist-Fighter Superman repair bother you?
May 27, '07, 8:55 PM
When I got this Fist-Fighting Superman, someone had drawn a belt buckle and some belt loops on his original yellow half belt. Despite my best efforts, I could not remove the ink from the belt. So far, all my previous restoration efforts have been successful, but I was going to have to give up on this one..
till I realized you could cut down an original Superman (From a trashed Superman - Calm Down) belt to the exact same size, then run a single thread through the original holes left from the previous sewing. I even pulled some gathers in the belt to make it look original.
As a self-professed Purist, this kinda bothers me, but maybe not as bad as a hand drawn belt buckle.
What do you think?
Don't you just love how FF Superman can do the Iconic Superman Pose?:biggrin:
May 27, '07, 9:19 PM
Looks great, Heath. I wouldn't have known it was a replaced belt if you hadn't admitted your evil deception. :grin:
May 27, '07, 9:21 PM
May 27, '07, 9:50 PM
You used original Mego parts to restore the suit...doesn't bother me...I put this on the same level as T's SA gloves made from a tunic...
May 27, '07, 10:32 PM
Awesome original material repair. Its 100% Mego in my book, so kudoos on a great solution. Its worth more than with the crappy belt IMO.
May 27, '07, 10:41 PM
Thanks Paul, that makes me feel better.
Here's a pic of the crappy belt I gave up on. Alcohol seemed to be the best solvent, but wouldn't completely remove anything.
May 27, '07, 11:09 PM
May 28, '07, 2:19 AM
100% Mego to restore 100% Mego = 100% Mego.
Doesn't bother me at all, well done Heath
May 28, '07, 5:24 AM
Hey Heath, looks great and it`s all original so well done. I saw that auction and could`ve sworn merlyn won it - maybe ebay didn`t update the final listings.
Glad you finally won one.
PS. I`ve PM`d you.
May 28, '07, 7:20 AM
Merlyn won it for me while I was away on business.
May 28, '07, 7:40 AM
He looks totally awesome and I have a big drool patch on my lap :drool:. I know you'll find one for me...I have the highest faith in you and will reward your efforts oh great hunter... :happyk9:
May 28, '07, 8:36 AM
Heh, I have a suprise for you, Cat.
May 28, '07, 2:01 PM
If you had doubled back so that the thread didn't look like it skipped every hole, the repair would have been undetectable from the outside of the suit. Did you try any of the chemicals out there for removing ink stains specifically? I found something called "Graffitti Remover" that is some pretty good stuff.
Either way, it looks infinitely better though.
May 28, '07, 7:16 PM
Heh, I have a suprise for you, Cat.
OOOOO. THANKS HEATH. I LOVE surprises...can't wait. You are such a Legend in my mind! :grin:
May 28, '07, 8:44 PM
If I made the repair myself and it was for my collection, no it wouldn't bother me at all. Had a bought it as mint and found out later it had been repaired, yeah, it would bother me. Not because it looks repaired, and not because it's not 100% mego, which it is, but just because I had paid for it to be "right off the card" mint.
I think you did a stellar job and it's perfectly fine.
Side note, have you tried removezit on the other belt? I retored my original Andorian tunic with it. Someone had drawn a belt on it with a marker. Took a couple treatments but it came totally off and looks dead mint now.
May 28, '07, 10:42 PM
I'll give it a shot, Dave. If it works, I can always sew the original belt back on.
May 30, '07, 1:51 PM
I love how Fist Fighter Supes can do that hand on the hips pose...nice job
May 30, '07, 8:09 PM
It looks professionally done. I wouldn't worry about it a bit!
May 31, '07, 1:43 PM
Man that's sweet work Great job on your restoration job! That's why it pays off to find Mego suits in bad shape you never know what you might bum off it.......
May 31, '07, 9:00 PM
Thanks for the compliments. I do really enjoy restoration. I usually try to keep it as non invasive as possible, but didn't feel like I had much choice here.
Anyway, now I've completed one of the toughest lines I've ever had the joy to complete.
Jun 14, '07, 8:24 PM
I am telling ya...when used properly a "Magic eraser" (see my shazam post) will work wonders on vinyl, plastic or the like....they can be bought at wall mart and grocery stores....I take no responsibility if you mess something up....but I use it on many of my toys...and I have alot of toys and it works wonders....
I suggest trying it out on items you don't really care about for practice...wet it like a sponge, wring it out and let the restoring begin!!!!
I Love this club by the way!!!....did I already say that...LOL
Jun 14, '07, 9:17 PM
I think it's great. It is still 100% mego, ( except for the thread you sewed it on with??)
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