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PostSubject: Melchester Rovers   Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:10 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:59 pm

Just revisiting my childhood by buying Roy of the Rovers 1970s book. "208 pages of Thrilling Football Action".... Tempted to get paint my own team... just need a steadier hand.
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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:56 am

Wiki states:

"A number of official Melchester Rovers Subbuteo teams were produced in the 1980s and 1990s"

Does anyone know which kits they were?.
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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:14 am

Hi PunkReaper

I believe this was one of them ...

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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:15 am

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Just revisiting my childhood by buying Roy of the Rovers 1970s book. "208 pages of Thrilling Football Action".... Tempted to get paint my own team... just need a steadier hand.

Great memories! Especially MIKE'S MINI MEN!

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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:38 am

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PunkReaper wrote:
Just revisiting my childhood by buying Roy of the Rovers 1970s book. "208 pages of Thrilling Football Action".... Tempted to get paint my own team... just need a steadier hand.

Great memories! Especially MIKE'S MINI MEN!

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This one you mean.
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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:46 am

Brilliant, Gully. Love it!
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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:47 am

excellent image gullseye Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:54 am

Cheers guys, as you liked that one here is another.
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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:30 am

PunkReaper wrote:
Wiki states:

"A number of official Melchester Rovers Subbuteo teams were produced in the 1980s and 1990s"

Does anyone know which kits they were?.

It 's a rare team? A friend of mine gave it to me on Sunday
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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:33 am

Gullseye wrote:

Great memories! Especially MIKE'S MINI MEN!

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Great job!
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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:51 am

You have a nice friend there...... Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:13 pm

nice!

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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:50 am

And here's one of their opponents - Fordhampton - from the 1971/72 season:



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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:57 am

Nice one Ian...Nicely done mate. Proper 'Kent Style'. I like. Looking forward to seeing more. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Sat Jul 02, 2011 3:46 am

Here you go mate...just painted one up in my bestest 'Kent stylie'... Laughing

CASTLEFORD...I really like it on HW style figures Cool Blue, Gold and White...



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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:24 am

Carford City (I think?!)

Will take better pics at some pint once I've painted a few more Wink





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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:32 am

Interesting how the kits changed over the years, reflecting the times.

I'll be painting up an earlier Carford on HW-style figures soon.


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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:34 am

Spud, ... that Castleford's a beauty!

Like those figures, of course Wink

Be a while before I get to Castleford's team ... not sure if it appears in the 70s ...


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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:56 pm

Nice Castleford, Spud.
Particularly like the base combo. Good match, and very stylish.
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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:57 pm

Very nice, Fordhampton too, Ian.
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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:30 pm

Melchester Rovers, 1961-63:



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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:32 pm

Melchester Rovers, 1964-73:



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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:14 am

Couple of excellent teams Ian , love 'em , nice one Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:09 am

Very nice, Ian.
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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:47 pm

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Couple of excellent teams Ian , love 'em , nice one Cool

Thanks, Jim.

Not quite 'Subbuteo blue' I know (and apparently Mel Rovers had 'navy blue' shorts), but this blue looks closer to that used in the Tiger comics/annuals.


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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:48 pm

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Very nice, Ian.

Thanks ... I'll find that resize button on Photobucket soon Shocked


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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:18 pm

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Couple of excellent teams Ian , love 'em , nice one Cool

Thanks, Jim.

Not quite 'Subbuteo blue' I know (and apparently Mel Rovers had 'navy blue' shorts), but this blue looks closer to that used in the Tiger comics/annuals.

Ian I think you have the blue just right. Was thinking of painting up a team but have a question about the socks. The only RotR publication I have is a 1968 annual which has a picture on the front cover showing red socks with a yellow band at the top. May be they used some older artwork as the b&w pictures inside show lighter socks than the band ?
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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:01 am

Princes Park - complete with Hotshot Hamish!





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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:23 am

Who's shot is more powerful? Roy's rocket or Hamish's hotshot?


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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:48 am

My vote's with Hamish ... Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:25 am

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ESSGEE wrote:
Very nice, Ian.

Thanks ... I'll find that resize button on Photobucket soon Shocked

No need, Ian.
I just increased the width of the forum. Problem solved.

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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:30 pm

bounce Brilliant Adam , love the "Hamish" mate , nice one Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:58 pm



Here's mine on HWT figures , painted for me by Mark Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:48 pm

forfoxsake wrote:
bounce Brilliant Adam , love the "Hamish" mate , nice one Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:39 pm

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Here's mine on HWT figures , painted for me by Mark Cool

Can't beat the genuine HW figure Exclamation


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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:01 am

Another opponent - Seaford Athletic, 1969/70 season:



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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:06 am

Very nice. These comic strips (no pun intended) are better than reality.
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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:19 pm

A most unusual kit worn by Melchester Rover's opponents in the first league match of the 1970-71 season. Problem is, no name is given to them in the comic strip. Anyone know who they are?



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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:35 am

Gullseye wrote:
The only RotR publication I have is a 1968 annual which has a picture on the front cover showing red socks with a yellow band at the top. May be they used some older artwork as the b&w pictures inside show lighter socks than the band ?

Mel Rovers wore those socks (red with yellow tops) from 1955-57, then reverted to them in 1986.


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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:26 pm

Thanks for the info Ian. Just for ref here are the photo's of the front and back and a b&w team photo inside cover.


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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:49 am

Regular version, 1973-80:



The gold inserts will likely go in favour of the traditional yellow.

Away kit, 1973-77:



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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:22 am

Getting ready to put a few stickers on a number of box-ends:



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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:35 am

Brilliant, they look really great. How many teams are you painting for the league?

I'm in the process of painting the 1976 Melchester team. Gave me another excuse to get the modelling clay out again. Spent about 5 hours on them so far and haven't got around to painting the strip yet !
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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:46 am

From details I've picked up about the 1967/68 Season, it seems there were 22 teams in the First Division, giving 42 games per team.

I've painted up 20+ teams at the moment (a few of these are Melchester Rovers themselves), and plan a few more during the course of this week.

Had a 'green splurge' yesterday ... aiming for the 'blue corner' tomorrow ... .


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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:48 am

One of the 'green teams' - Ashchurch (1971-72):



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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:15 am

ian these are brilliant mate Cool
the box end designs did you use the shoot first kit creator or another format ?
when you have finished them all a group photo would be fantastic
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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:21 am

Keeping to one colour saves keep washing those brushes out. Good bit of research to find all those teams study
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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:40 am

Thanks, guys!

Spurs: Yes, I used Shoot First Creator, then loaded the images into Graphic Converter and tweaked a few details (stripe on Melchester, etc), saved as .jpg and pulled them over onto the sticker label template supplied by Avery Labels.

Gulls: Certainly does ... I'd 'skinned' a few teams earlier in the day, then ran off 3 predominantly green teams in late evening.

Planning both a blue and a red day soon (I've the teams coloured coded on my Roy of the Rovers list). I'm still snapping up comics to make my list as comprehensive as possible. A major problem is many of the Roy of the Rovers stories are rendered in black and white Suspect


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PostSubject: Re: Melchester Rovers   Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:04 pm

Gullseye wrote:
Brilliant, they look really great. How many teams are you painting for the league?

I'm in the process of painting the 1976 Melchester team. Gave me another excuse to get the modelling clay out again. Spent about 5 hours on them so far and haven't got around to painting the strip yet !

Looking forward to seeing these .... Wink


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