Found a '94 Super Chexx for a great price so, with a heavy heart, I sold my nice '83 Canada -vs- Russia to my bro-in-law down the street.
This was my first attempt at painting the players and took much longer than I anticipated. Therapeutic.
The jersey logos were updated using transparent water-slide decal paper. You might notice the USA team now has the '88-'94 logo and the stick in Canada's logo is now black, instead of the original all-red. Please note I added decals to the goalies' sticks too.
Pics attached are before Krylon Crystal Clear clear-coat. I really hope the paint keeps after CC because the acrylics I used rub off very easily.
Anyway, I'm pleased with my first attempt, hope the paint lasts, but would likely buy newer/whiter players should I eventually make a Toronto -vs- Montreal set. Also, I would add the names and appropriate numbers to the player's backs.
I also added sponsor logos to the 'boards'.
Good fun; great game.