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    Posted 6 years ago

    TubeAmp
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    A before and after shot of a chalk ware Bossons head that shows what can be done to rescue them from the rubbish bin. A two dollar box of plaster, a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, and a bonus color pack of Mr. Sharpies, transformed this unloved man into a usable piece again in less than an hour while watching television. Simply dust it off, mix an amount of plaster appropriate to fix the dings, about half an hour after patching, smooth and blend the patches to match the texture of it's surroundings, then in the last ten minutes, fill in the white plaster starting with lighter tones first, as you can build layers of color overtop of each other to match. Don't worry if it's not perfect as this adds character to the piece and by all means feel free to change the the colors to suit your taste.

    When you are finished you will have a very displayable piece that will forever be one of a kind. Thanks for visiting!

    T A

    Comments

    1. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Great job on restore ! Love him :-)
    2. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      Thanks Manikin. It was just for fun. I missed a few spots, so make it an hour and ten minutes ;)

      T A
    3. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      Thanks Bratjdd! Added the markers, in case people are unaware of the colors available.

      T A
    4. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
      Wow, you would never know he was in a fight, except for the tooth he lost!
    5. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      Ah so true Walksoftly, so true ;)

      T A
    6. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      Thank you Mustangtony!

      T A
    7. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      I have some made similar . I will send one with bratjdd's for you to do also :-) Is yours a plaque or a bust ? here is mine one or 2 need help :-)
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/88943-vintage-wall-plaques-and-odd-group-of-me
    8. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      "He" is a wall hanging plaque. Bossons of England makes/made them. I can remember my aunt's house had them in the hall in the 1960's, with her Toby mugs in the dinning room, I found them fascinating to look at as a child. I got him at a thrift shop where they have a free bin. Waste not want not! He joined two friends on the wall above a door. The distance between the viewer and the plaques makes them even better!

      T A
    9. pops52 pops52, 6 years ago
      Fantastic job, looks great.
    10. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      Cheers Pops52!
    11. momsword momsword, 6 years ago
      Love what you did. I see a lot of them at estate sales that are dinged and don't get bought. Always makes me sad because they look like such happy fellows. I bought one this weekend and the man kept calling it John Wayne.
    12. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Wonderfull job. Color sticks are ideal for these repairs! You are very skill full with plaster!
    13. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      looks like clinger from ......Mash ,lol
    14. toracat toracat, 6 years ago
      Good work!! I put mini screen with Brass Persian tray! thanks!
    15. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      I brought him back up as he is a match to recent posted Lamp :-)
    16. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 5 years ago
      Which lamp?

      T A
    17. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Hi Tube here is link . I had never seen these done as lamps and I could not remember who posted yours and today it came to me :-)
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/132256-very-rare-bossons-desert-hawk-lamp?in=user
    18. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 5 years ago
      Ahhhh thank you. I missed that posting! Learn something new every day. I too had no idea they branched into lamps.

      T A
    19. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      Your welcome thought of your post as soon as I saw it :-)
    20. pops52 pops52, 5 years ago
      I have to say again, you did a real good job on this! Looks better than new!
    21. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 5 years ago
      Thank you Manikin and Pops52.

      My goal was to turn trash into something presentable. I suppose with a Dremel Tool, one could subtract parts to make Zombie Bossons ;)

      T A
    22. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 5 years ago
      Fantastic work!
    23. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 5 years ago
      So nice of you to say Virginia.vintage, thank you.

      T A
    24. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 years ago
      Good looking job. Color matching is always a major issue. I have had good luck with markers in the short term but in the long run they tend to not do so well unless the surface has been sealed. I have seen murals painted with them on walls inside a home and if I hadn't seen it in the process I never would have believed it was done with sharpies. Amazing what can be done with them. Good job.
    25. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 5 years ago
      I go light to dark. It's hard to reverse it if you went too dark of a shade from the beginning. Thankfully Mr. sharpie has expanded significantly beyond the basic five pack; they make it very easy.

      Thank you for your comments Fhrjr2.

      T A
    26. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 5 years ago
      fhrjr2
      Virginia.vintage
      Manikin
      pickrknows
      antiquerose
      Vintage-van-Gogh
      nutsabotas6
      ho2cultcha
      toracat
      Jono
      Dan121156
      mikelv85
      PhilDavidAlexanderMorris
      Roycroftbooksfromme1
      kyratango
      momsword
      stefdesign
      smiata
      Deanteaks
      pops52
      SEAN68
      Songwriter53
      walksoftly
      bratjdd

      Thank you all!

      T A
    27. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 5 years ago
      Kyratango already on my thank you list, #15 ;)

      Thanks again,

      T A
    28. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      TubeAmp you have done a great job with this!!
    29. Jewels Jewels, 5 years ago
      Awesome post!
    30. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 5 years ago
      Thank you Jewels! Good luck on your new job Weirdpucket, thanks!

      T A
    31. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 5 years ago
      One of my favorite posts on cw. Makes me smile when I see him!
    32. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Great Fix !! Thanks for sharing !!
    33. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Hi T.A. ! How true your saying on your profile is!
      Look :
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/158528-vintage-pearl-necklace?in=comments
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/158379-picasso-print

      Oops, I'm bad again ;-)
    34. Trey Trey, 2 years ago
      Great job on this :)

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