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Howdy everyone!

I've never posted any pictures of my stuff here before mostly because I never had the time to finish anything here in Pensacola due to working so much. Most of my completed kits are still up in Jersey, but that's another story. Here is my recently completed Aurora Superman restoration. I bought this off Ebay a few years ago, but never really had a chance to work on it. I had advanced cataracts at the time, and could not see well enough to work on it. Then My Dad died back in 2008, and I completely lost interest in working on any kits. Thanks to my good buddy "Zathros", who got my interest back up, as well as some helpful encouragement from my wife, and I've recently started working on stuff again. Here are some "Before and After" pics. It's not perfect, but I hope you like it.

Thanks for looking!

Mike :wave:
 

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Great job on Superman. The way it was when you got it is about what my last two contract jobs looked like as I received them, a disaster. Did you strip him of paint before redoing him? He came out great and the brick work and figure are excellent. And welcome back to a great hobby.
 

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Excellent restoration job, super-kudos! :thumbsup:
Thank you Night-Owl, glad you liked it! :) I messed it up so many times as a kid, I just HAD to get one right sometime. :p

Fabulous Job, Mike!! I knew once you got going, you'd put those great skills of yours to work..looks terrific!:thumbsup:
Zathros my friend, I know it took a while, but thanks to your confidence in me and your wealth of knowledge for the hobby, I not only gained my interest in building kits back, but I've also learned a great deal from you as well, mostly, not to underestimate myself. Thank you for everything my friend, including your kind words on Superman. :thumbsup:

Mike :wave:
 

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Great job on Superman. The way it was when you got it is about what my last two contract jobs looked like as I received them, a disaster. Did you strip him of paint before redoing him? He came out great and the brick work and figure are excellent. And welcome back to a great hobby.
Hi Bob!
Thank you! :)
Like you said, it was a disaster when I first got it, and there was really no way around stripping it. I started out using Simple Green, which works good, but is kinda slow, then I went to Super Clean, which in my opinion works much faster and does a better job. Of course, I had to re-glue, putty, and sand, which wasn't really too bad, it would have been much worse if it had been a total glue bomb, but I lucked out there. The brick work involved mixing my own colors based on real buildings around town here, and I tried to emulate them as close as possible, glad you liked how they came out.

Thanks again! :thumbsup:

Mike
 

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