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  1. After waiting 50 years for this win, I knew the one thing I wanted more than any other piece of SB swag was a custom crafted replica of the Champs! Each player was meticulously researched down to the tattoos, gloves, shoes, accessories worn and facemaks they had on during the game. The craftsmanship, you are viewing, was done by the Michelangelo of Electric Football, Michael Winegarden! All figures used with the exception of the punter, kicker and holder are Electric Gridiron figures from Tudor Games. Facemasks required a combination of multiple sets from both Tudor Games and Electric Gridiron to be able to match each specific mask actually worn. Photos do not begin to do this team justice! In my opinion, the most realistic team I have ever seen done in the hobby! I just need to find a way to display them.
    9 points
  2. Looking forward to a new Electric Football Forum. IMO, forums are far superior to Facebook. -Tallguy
    9 points
  3. Had a good time building this offense. Used a lot of different figures. None were left original. Did some customizing and tried to make each guy an individual. Hope you guys like them.
    8 points
  4. This was a custom scupt of Davey Obrien 1938 Heisman winner.
    8 points
  5. Here's a 1985 Chicago Bears team I created a few years ago Whole Team Dark Jersey White Jersey Quarterbacks Quarterbacks Running Backs Wide Receivers and Tight Ends Offensive Line Defensive Line Linebackers Starting Linebackers Defensive Backs Kicker & Punter Starting Offense Starting Defense The Fridge
    7 points
  6. Some action shots from Season 4 of Le Buzz Parisien.
    7 points
  7. I just uploaded a video review of the new (new in March, 2020) Ultimate Board. Thumbs up on a great design! The youtube link posted here. -Tallguy
    7 points
  8. Orange Pylons for End Zones - link is here
    7 points
  9. Just finished an attempt at C T. Nalen 1998 Broncos wanted to “practice” so to speak with decals/facemasks etc this is one of the Tudor “pro” figures I believe. I really like them, especially at that price (I’m a chiefs guy so who better to practice on then a Bronco) observations: 1. Gotta dilute those acrylics. 3:1 on a wet palette works for me 2. You can make way more mistakes then I originally thought. It’s just more paint 3. Don’t know why, but had a devil of a time getting paint to stick to the brass facemasks. May try prime coat. (Also used some crayola acrylic my kids have, should prob stick with Tudor. Could be an old paint issue 4. Speaking of devils LOL, those shoulder numbers! Got one on and managed to lose the other on the newspaper I was working on. Hot tip use something blank instead of something covered in alpha numerics when decaling as a corollary it’s easier (for me) to paint shoulder and leg stripes than applying decals 5. This wasn’t my first “go” by any means. Have been playing around with/painting the stock figures that come with Tudor boards. Figuring out what works and what doesn’t. EfH vids have been super helpful to this end 6. Don’t go for perfection. When you’re playing at distance even basic work looks great. I spent/wasted too much time obsessing over minute imperfections. Once I stepped back I’m like “meh. Not worth it. Looks good enough”
    6 points
  10. The Red River playing fie
    6 points
  11. Here's a run by Coach Rick Garrison's, Eddie George in the playoffs. He was on a regular convention TTC base with a white dial. 20171103_215813.mp4
    6 points
  12. Glad to see some Union Jack fans out there. I was just going through some old files and came across a pic I thought I had lost. Here's the original Union Jack, a tribute to Doc Smeby from England who was a electric football enthusiast that was our contact for other EFers in Europe. Doc passed away back in 2007, but his memory will live on forever. The other tribute team is the Moon Sharks designed by Glen Hardaway. Here is a copy of an e-mail I received fro his widow: Hi My name is Sandra Smeby and I am Doc's widow. I just happened to have a really bad cold the other night couldn't sleep and decided to "check out" a couple of Doc's favourite websites for old times sake. I was reduced to tears to see the wonderful tribute you two guys have paid designing colours and teams in his memory. He would be so thrilled. I also saw there was a conference is his memory at the convention I really hope that one year his daughter and I could come over for one of them. His faithful little men just sit in a cupboard sad and lonely wouldn't he just love it if his daughter played one of his teams for him. You know the sad thing is he passed away so quickly at the end he never had a chance to sort his men out and I don't even know which was his best team. It moves me greatly to know that he is as missed by you guys as he is us. My very best wishes Sandra
    6 points
  13. Some good advice above. I've decaled many teams and learned a little along the way. Here's a list that's by no means exhaustive. 1. Clean up the figure with a nail file before you start. Use it to remove any burrs or ridges particularly along the shoulders. It'll make applying the decals easier. 2. Paint the figure (except for the base) but don't worry about being perfect because you'll go back and clean up the lines after the decals are applied. 3. Apply the decals - Sleeve stripes are the hardest, followed by sock stripes because the surface isn't completely flat. Numbers, names, and helmet logos are easy. Precut decals will make the job easier and faster. 4. I put the decal in water. Some use a wet sponge. I use an x-acto knife to pick it up and a toothpick to maneuver the decal onto the figure. Don't force it off of the backing. If it doesn't come off easily then put it back in the water. Keep a cloth handy to dab up any excess water once you get the decal positioned on the figure. 5. Once the decals are dry they're very fragile so try not to touch them. At this point you may want to apply a little solvaset to get them to lie flat. Just a touch will do it. 6. Once that's done I go back and clean up the paint lines particularly along the sleeve and sock stripes. This is usually when apply the skin tones. 7. Once everything is done, paint the base. The reason for doing this last is because that's where you handle the figure and the oil from your fingers will screw up the paint. 8. The very last thing I do is apply a sealer. I use Martha Stewart High Gloss Finish and coat the whole figure. This will protect the decals and, in my opinion, make them look great. Once it's dry you can handle the figure and not screw up your decals. I hope that helps. Patience is the key. Take the time to paint clean lines and apply the decals and you'll be happy with the result. I've applied thousands of decals and still screw them up sometimes.
    6 points
  14. Been playing the game for some 15 years now. Presently have 16 teams in my league. Teams are from 60's and 70's (yes I am that old). Each team get 8 possessions per game each 2 possessions per quarter. Try to keep my games at between 2 to 3 hours per game. Typical game goes as follows: Coin toss determines who receives ball. Ball is placed in runners hand at 20 yard line and game is turned on. Do not kick off as it is easier and faster to just place ball in return mans hand to return kick. Same is done on punts as well. In my game the tackle is everything to my game Try to keep game as realistic as possible. A tackle happens when runner is touched directly on front of base anywhere on front of base by any part of opposition players base. If runner is touched on side of base by opposition it must be direct hit by opposition with front of base other wise a glancing hit to base does not constitute a tackle and the runner can continue to run. The exception is if two defenders hit runner on side of base at same time then he is down. Same rule applies to making contact to back of runners base. Found that these tackling rules make the game very realistic. When it comes to passing I will allow a completion if ball hits receiver or if ball hits within about 1/2 inch of receivers base. The game takes to long to set up to have play end using typical electric football rules on offense . On defense if defender is touching receiver going out and a pass goes to the receiver it would be incomplete unless ball hits that defender then it is obviously an interception. On pass rush I turn on game for 3 seconds if any defender travels 7 yards or more into oppositions back field it is considered a sack even if he does not touch the quarterback. Fumbles are handled the same way as most EFL rules. I found that my game is fast exciting and very realistic to the actual game. Let me know what you think.
    5 points
  15. My next tournament will be " the 1970 after the merger tournament" because there were 13 teams in each conference i had to do a few 1st round byes...i decided to give each division winner of 1970 a bye....in the nfc ...dallas won the east...minnesota won the central and the 49ers won the west....in the afc the colts won the east...the bengals won the central and the raiders won the west....this was the first year that the AFL was absorbed into the nfl...and 3 old nfl teams joined the the 10 afl teams to form the AFC conference....in super bowl 1 and 2 the packers had dominated the chiefs and raiders and many people said the AFL would never compete win the NFL ...but the jets won super bowl 3 and the chiefs won super bowl 4....so the new alignment proved that the AFL belonged and thus a new era began....in the real 1970 season the colts ...steelers and browns left the old nfl and joined the afc to balance the 2 conferences so each would have 13 teams....the colts and cowboys survived and made it to super bowl 5 where the colts won 16 to 13.....we will see who wins this time around... The majority of the games will be played on my super bowl 11 field that is my version of the AFC and NFC field.....the super bowl 11 field has a great historical relevance to the old tudor because this was the last big 620 size field tudor made....the fields after this were scaled down.....i will begin this one soon and rotate games between the NFC and AFC matchups.....i look forward to it.
    5 points
  16. YouTube Videos Indiegogo Intro Video: https://youtu.be/LJDSSMwdwSc Instructional Video: https://youtu.be/2rwucJ7EguU Teams Carousel Video: https://youtu.be/nY6C6JeTdNI
    5 points
  17. Just wanted to post these for everyone to enjoy. I'd like to thank or should I say blame capanther for getting me started on this collection years ago.
    5 points
  18. The 72 packers led by the running of John Brockington and receiving of Leland Glass and MacArthur lane beat the 65 packers 17-14 on Chester Marcol’s game winning field goal. Shows you how good they could be without “Devine” intervention. Next up the 72 pack vs the 83 pack and Lynn Dickey.
    5 points
  19. Easy, send me bases to tweak that you want to go straight. I guarantee every one will loop. 🤪
    5 points
  20. Just wrapped up Season 4 of Le Buzz Parisien here in SE Paris. Baguette Bowl 4 was won, surprisingly, by the 4th seeded Pittsburgh Steelers (who came this close in last year's title game). A little season wrap-up and then some photos... The Quarterfinals: Steelers 28, Seahawks 14 ... and... Chargers 35, Eagles 21 Semifinals: Steelers 15, 49ers 13 (OT)... and... Oilers 21, Chargers 14 Baguette Bowl 4 Steelers 28, Oilers 14 A recap of a memorable Baguette Bowl: Baguette Bowl 4 saw the underdogs from Pittsburgh pull off a shocking, but convincing, 28-14 upset of the heavily-favored Houston Oilers in Paris last night. Coming into the playoffs as the 4th seed, the Black-and-Gold got on a roll and even the top-seed 6-1 Oilers couldn't slow them down when it counted most. Houston struck first on a 22-yard TD catch-and-run by scrappy Rob Carpenter who was ushered into the end zone by a bevy of earnest teammates (see photo). Two plays later Oilers safety Vernon Perry intercepted Bradshaw and things were looking bleaker than a Pittsburgh winter for the Stillers. But the Steel Curtain forced a Houston punt and Team MVP Franco Harris returned it 91 yards for a TD. The momentum had certainly swung. 7-7 at the half. The Steelers got the ball to start the 2nd stanza and Bradshaw quickly hit Temple alum Randy Grossman for a 75-yard TD. 14-7 Stillers. On the ensuing kickoff Grossman then forced an unimaginable Earl Campbell fumble (his first this season after 47 touches), and on 1st down Franco ran it in for a 20-yard TD. 21-7 Pittsburgh. Houston was reeling. On their next possession it took the Houston offense four plays to score (a 63-yard TD pass to Campbell), making it 21-14 and leaving four plays for Pittsburgh to seal the win. The usually opportunistic Oilers defense could not force a turnover as the Steelers notched two 1st downs and even scored on the last play of the game, a 24-yard jaunt through traffic by Harris, to seal the championship. The latter tally was quite the exclamation point (some would say quite unnecessary as well), but it certainly won't be soon forgotten in SE Texas. Baguette Bowl 4 MVP Franco Harris finished with 187 total yards and 3 TDs on 5 touches, besting regular season league MVP Earl Campbell, whose 213 yards and 1 TD on 8 touches couldn't overcome his devastating 2nd half fumble. Le Buzz Parisien now heads into the offseason. But plans for Season 5 are already underway, with discussions of potentially a 10-team league and a 5 or 6 game schedule. Teams definitely in for Season 5: Oilers, Seahawks, Chargers, Eagles, Chiefs, Dolphins, Buccaneers & Broncos. On the bubble: Steelers, 49ers, Vikings, Jags, & Bills. Relegated: Raiders. If you made it this far reading, let us know which of the above teams you'd like to see make it into the league for Season 5. Special thanks to the following for helping make this season, and this league, a success: Chris Stacey, Bryan Nutt, Tudor Games, Kenny King, James Harris and Norbert Revels #lebuzzparisien #electricfootball #tudorgames
    5 points
  21. As a member of the “general public “all I knew about electric football was my experience as a kid with the game I got for Christmas. The board was small and the players went any witch way with no control. One day I was on YouTube and discovered all kinds of videos on playing the game tweeting the bases for better movement and making the players more realistic. I got on Tudor games website and saw bigger boards ,more realistic players and teams and all these great things to make my game more exciting. I was never a big fan of video games as I did not grow up with them and the cost of having to buy a better computer or new game console just to run the newest version of a game made no sense to me. With my electric football game I can buy new teams or change the numbers of my players as the nfl players change teams for a small investment.I’m also glad for people like Cris to start a museum to educate people on the advancement in the game and it’s history and Kit and his toe pro football showing us how to play the game better. I’ve explored other web sites on electric football and realized Tudor products are more than reasonable compared to similar products. I challenge you to find a cheaper 2x4 board of the same quality so I say thank you Tudor games for helping a once lame game great.
    5 points
  22. Got my toe pro field cover for my ultimate board. Trimmed it to fit and put it on with magnets on the sides to hold it down. Ran it and my players ran great. Still working on magnet placement but now I can use it with the toe pro or packer cover. Will send a video if anyone is interested.
    5 points
  23. Love to customize the Haiti Repros. The Haitis are the gold standard for football figures, but I like to spice up a roster. Down linemen were customized from the Pro Line Action Figures center and down linemen.
    5 points
  24. Hello everyone. I can't believe electric football is still going strong! I thought Madden killed it off. I love Madden, but I really am excited about the possibilities of playing something like this and having my kids unplug for a while. I haven't played this since I was a teenager in the 80s when I got one for Christmas one year. It was a Superbowl Bears and Patriots set. So that should date me lol. Looking through the products available in the store and reading the descriptions I am super excited about the quality of the product offers. These sets look so much better than what I remember having. And now that I am older and have a job, I can actually afford to splurge on my dream set up lol. Wow, I am blown away. I found this site because of a youtube video about electric football and I noticed it wasn't that old. So I googled electric football and here I am. Fortunately my birthday is this month!
    5 points
  25. Here's some crazy creation teams that I've put together over the years - Photo 1: The Darkstar Dragons: From an old Sega Football Game, these guys are green and have tails! Photo 2: The Bogalusa Bygones: Old figures and Fab 5's make this a team straight from a bygone era of football! Photo 3: The Federation RedShirts: From the final frontier, these guys come ready to play! Photo 4: The Regula Robots: From a distant planet, these 'bots come ready to conquer humanity on the gridiron! Photo 5: The Zom-Squad: I built this team from a leftover bunch of 40K skeletons and some of my leftover broken Fab 5 guys. Re-purposing at its best.
    5 points
  26. 31 Jim taylor and 63 fuzzy thurston for the packers.....40 gale sayers of the bears..41 brian piccolo of the bears and 71 alex karras of the lions trail........30 bill brown for the vikings ...a few steps behind is 87 willie davis for the packers....41 dave osborn and 84 gene washington of the vikings are behind the play too.
    5 points
  27. Almost every team I have could be considered strange. But, if I had to pick the most unusual, I would go with my favorite one - the Battlin' Bozos of Battle Creek, starting with their 'uniforms', the classic Bozo outfit from the TV show. It is complete with the 2 large 'buttons' on the shirt, an over sized belt buckle and a large collar around the neck with red striping. They have the white bald head with red hair and large red noses. Perhaps the most unusual is the 'numbers' on their backs. They don't have conventional numbers. Instead they have off beat numbers and symbols, such as 5 1/2, the Pi symbol, a smilie face, 6 dots like on a dice #6, a triangle, a + sign and many more. Even their coach is different. Who else would be smoking a cigar while shaking a rubber chicken? What can I say, I love these guys.
    5 points
  28. This was a conversation from one of the new Tudor figures. Didn't want to add too much details first. But, I added the shoe laces, grass in the cleats,and the packers helmet. Only decals are numbers.
    5 points
  29. I've finished up a big stripping and re-priming project. Decided to strip down and repaint my entire collection. I've got enough "blank" figures for about 10 full teams (22 players each) now. Guess what I'll be doing for a while! 🙂 Started out by cleaning up all the figures--taking off any flashing edges and burrs as best I could. Sanding down those lines pays dividends later. Next came the stripping. I stripped them in batches using Easy Off on most and alcohol on others. Let me tell you, Easy Off is the way to go. WEAR GLOVES and eye protection--seriously. Next, wash and dry with soap and water. I built a simple priming rig using just angled cardboard pieces. Used a glossy white primer. Voila! All finished (just a portion are pictured). They are all dry and separated by type in resealable bags waiting for me to build my teams.
    5 points
  30. I've decaled only one EF team so far, but they turned out pretty well. I've been a model builder for 40+ years so I have LOTS of experience with waterslide decals. There are a couple issues one has to watch out for with waterslide decals. The first is the thickness of the decal. Some are very thin and some are thick. The thin ones settle into curvesand corners nicely, but can be delicate to work with. Thicker decals are easier to work with, but don't like settling into curves - which brings me to the second issue - decal setting solution. Most videos you see on decaling EF teams talk about using a decal setting solution. What decal setting solution does is soften the decal so it bends easier and adheres to curves, bands, etc. It comes in varying strengths so you have to gauge it to the thickness of the decals you have. If it's very strong and your decals are thin and fragile, the setting solution can turn your decal into a bunch of goo. With the team I decaled recently I started out using Solvaset as my setting solution, but it turned my first decal into mush, so I then switched to Micro-Set and that worked a lot better. The process of decaling is fairly simple. Make sure the surface you're applying the decal to is clean and smooth. Cut out the decal as close to the edge of the visible portion of the decal (i.e. cut off as much clear film as possible) as possible, place it in water for a few seconds (the time you want to keep it in the water can vary depending on the decal brand) , then once the decal slides off the backing paper, slide it onto the figure and position it. Make sure to keep the surface of the figure slightly damp as that makes it easier to move the decal around. Once you're happy with the placement use a paper towel to soak up any excess water. Make sure to press out any air/water bubbles that are under the decal to make sure it is sitting properly on the figure. Apply a small amount of decal setting solution (I use a small paint brush) and if everything looks good, leave it alone until it dries. After it dries come back to make sure the decal is completely adhered to the figure. Sometimes edges won't adhere so if that's the case wet that part of the decal with setting solution, press it down, and let it dry again. Once you're happy with your decal job, apply a coat of gloss glaze (I use something I bought at Michaels called Dura Clear High Gloss) over the surface of the figure to seal and protect the decal and you're done. One thing to do is before you start try practicing using a decal from the same sheet you're going use that you don't mind messing up. That way you can perfect your process before you start using decals that you might not be able to replace. I hope this helps. Kirk
    5 points
  31. Hi Chris - Yes, we are interested in adding a College License. I don't have a time frame at the moment, but we will add College Teams when we can. thanks, Doug
    5 points
  32. No decals. All hand painted
    5 points
  33. So sorry for the delay response. TOEPRO Football is about playing with teams and footballs. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Just make beginner results (three attempts, bouncing, etc). You’ll get better soon or try making a TOEPRO Passer with a low-velocity release. That’s what I play with. 👍🏾
    4 points
  34. Enjoy this download of the 2012 Premier Issue of "Solitaire Illustrated" from the Archives of the NEFGM Library. 1.-si-volume-1-issue-1-premiere-issue-2012-copy-copy.pdf (wordpress.com)
    4 points
  35. Im going to play a little pre season tourney soon...recently i bought dark rams...powder blue chargers....and white giants from the modern tudor....i have a set of w haiti bills with the blue pants that were always my favorite haiti team....the bills will meet the chargers and the rams will face the giants...then the winners will meet in the championship pre seasin tourney....3 games...hope to play it in the next week or so.
    4 points
  36. Typically, I run the good ol' Wingbone formation. So I use flanker/wingbacks in lieu of TE's. But sometimes, I run variations with only a single wingback. In those cases, I will either run a TE opposite to show run to that side (and to help with blocking if I DO option to that side) or I put the TE in the slot. I have never run a double TE formation, but I like the idea of turning the TE to pick up outside LB/DE pressure. It is this very reason why I will sometimes put TTC dial bases on my Tackles. They sometimes need greater lateral speed to pick up the edge rushers. (One could call them Counter Loopers!) 😁
    4 points
  37. I watched a video one time when john madden talked about a coaching clinic he went to when he was just starting out. Madden said that lombardi session spoke about the sweep for 8 hours on that one play.
    4 points
  38. Just made some real leather footballs this morning. K Balls and Running Balls. LACES OUT!!!!
    4 points
  39. Paul, This does pose a bit of a problem, but not insurmountable. The good ol' dremel drill and pin to the rescue. What I have done in cases like this is to Drill up from the bottom of the base through the foot and out of the ankle making the hole as close as you can to the center. In the case of the piece of broken leg that is at an angle to the base, just drill down as deep as you can until the break point without drilling through the leg (this is so much easier to demonstrate than verbalize). On the figure itself you drill a corresponding hole in each leg--again making the hole as near as the center as possible. Then simply cut a length of steel or brass narrow gauge wire and insert it in one of the holes on the figure itself. Then with a little super glue run the other end in to the base side holes and hold them together until the glue sets. If the pin comes out of the bottom of the base, trim it flush. Otherwise, trim it prior to gluing. If the join is still mostly flush, you shouldn't need to fill any significant gaps. Paint will likely be sufficient. However, if a significant gap remains, you may need to use putty or "green stuff" as it is most commonly known as. Hope this helps!
    4 points
  40. Irish Electric Football League This solitaire tournament is based on the real life Irish American Football League. The IEFL will consist of two four-team divisions. The North includes the Carrickfergus Knights, the Craigavon Cowboys, the Dublin Rebels, and the Belfast Trojans. The South includes the North Kildare Reapers, the Limerick Vikings, the Cork Admirals, and the South Dublin Panthers. Because the IAFL is not known as one of the stronger leagues in Europe, all players will be using un-tweaked, un-weighted regular rookie bases. Each team's offense will be based on what the actual team runs, or ran, in the case of defunct teams. I will post the league rules later (same set as my Portuguese league, the LPFE), but they are designed for quick games. The North Division: Carrickfergus Knights Craigavon Cowboys Dublin Rebels Belfast Trojans The South Division: North Kildare Reapers Limerick Vikings Cork Admirals South Dublin Panthers
    4 points
  41. I did this a few years ago...i always wanted to make my own version of something many of us stared at for hours as kids.
    4 points
  42. I'm relatively new to the hobby (I owned an EF game as a kid 45+ years ago) and bought a new Tudor game about six months ago. I've been scouring the net searching for a place to ask questions and get ideas and it appears I've finally found the right spot. This should be fun.
    4 points
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