STATUES - DO's and DON'Ts

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    STATUES - DO's and DON'Ts

    RECIEVING/UNBOXING -

    * Check delivery over thoroughly for visual signs of damage. If possible, give the box a bit of a shake and note any findings on the delivery drivers receipt.

    * Check contents as soon as possible.

    * Check styrofoam case is sealed shut.

    * Place case on a level surface with plenty of space around you. If possible, try and place it on a table top etc to avoid too much bending and stretching as some statues are heavy.

    * If damage is suspected, take plenty of unboxing pictures showing any possible reasons for packing failure (ie. Case not sealed, parts not secured with padding/tape).

    * Check each item carefully for possible damage/ imperfections.

    * On a stable surface, check fit each piece for fitting/tightness/hold etc.

    * Does the statue have set up instructions included or had there been a setting up video posted on line? (Well worth checking)

    * If practical, keep all packaging.

    SETTING UP -

    * Is your display space big enough? Take into account width and depth as well as hight, especially if the statue has extra attachments such as wings, weapons, banners etc.

    * Ideally the statue should be assembled in its chosen display space if practical.

    *Never fully assemble a statue and then try to move it to its desired display space.

    * Try not to have young children or pets nearby when assembling statue.



    DISPLAYS -

    * Avoid displaying in direct sunlight or strong light as it fades paint colours, causes deterioration.

    * If using shelf units , be aware of load capacity.

    * Try and use sealed units or areas where dust can be minimised.


    MOVING/RE-PACKING STATUE -

    *If moving statue to a new location, check new location dimensions.

    * Remove all attachment pieces and carefully place them away from the statue before attempting to move as fittings/magnets can become loose over time .

    * If statue has been on display for a while the base may be stuck to the display surface. If practical, remove statue of base and place away from the display space before gently prising the base loose. Otherwise be mindful of the sudden jolt when the base comes free.

    * If re-packing, try and refer to unboxing pictures/videos to ensure parts go in designated areas with supporting padding/wrapping/tape etc.

    * After re-packing, carefully place styrofoam case lid on, checking there are no obvious parts of the statue obstructing the lid fitting down flush.

    * Tape the styrofoam case shut.


    CLEANING -

    * Before cleaning, ensure the area you will be using is big enough and clear of possible obstructions.

    * Before moving statue, remove all its attachments.

    *
    Last edited by Dave Mac; 15th May 2019, 22:17.

    #2
    Thought this might be a helpful reference thread for veterans and newbies alike who collect statues.

    It is an open project which I hope folk use to pass on any hints, tips and suggestions that will help fellow collectors enjoy their collections without any unfortunate incidents.

    Hope we can build up a good reference base for statue collecting 'Do's and Don'ts'

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      #3
      I would say to take picture of how the pieces are stored in the styrofoam. It may look like a no-brainer where everything belongs and how they were placed, but it's surprisingly difficult to get some of the pieces right when you are to repack them several years later.


      Don't burn your styrofoam if you ever think of moving

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        #4
        Originally posted by Stig View Post
        I would say to take picture of how the pieces are stored in the styrofoam. It may look like a no-brainer where everything belongs and how they were placed, but it's surprisingly difficult to get some of the pieces right when you are to repack them several years later.


        Don't burn your styrofoam if you ever think of moving
        Added. Thank you

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          #5
          Originally posted by Dave Mac View Post
          * Before moving statue, remove all attachments.

          *

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            #6
            Great post!

            If you dont mind me adding I would suggest to unpack far from kids and pets. My little one once has fallen on a brand new statue I was setting up on the carpet.

            While setting up be mindful of other statues. The easiest way to break a statue is to hit it against another.

            Take note of the edition number to add to the thread!

            On cleaning I believe the most important is to protect from dust in order not to need cleaning very frequently. The more often the higher the risk of breaking. Which is already listed on display.

            While gloves are recommended to protect the statue they also reduce the grip, one may prefer not to wear fabric gloves to transport large and heavy pieces.

            This is my 1000th post uhuu

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              #7
              About time on the 1000 Pocketreef and congratulations

              Suggestions added

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                #8
                I still have someSideshow figures from years ago that have never been opened,I had my Barad Dur for a couple of years as well and never checked it until I put it on display due to moving home. So when I did open it to display noticed one of Spikes on the little towers was sort of pointy, but it was too late to report the defect. Also never received certificate with my Gandalf staff so apart from that everything else has been fine. I did order the Sauron Diorama but twice I had to send it back due to broken pieces and then in the end up I just received a full refund but never ever got it. Oh well that’s life I suppose ATB JJ
                Looked in the mirror, what did I see?
                I saw the Devil, he was looking at me.
                My oh my,

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                  #9
                  Good idea for a thread.

                  When moving or relocating collectibles I would add to be aware that the 'feet' on the base of a statue which has not been moved for some time tend to be stuck to the surface of your display. Be mindful of the 'jolt' when you first attempt to move it. Use one hand to 'unstick' the base and one hand to support the statue itself and all should be good.

                  'A Balrog. A demon of the ancient world.'

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by DD View Post
                    Good idea for a thread.

                    When moving or relocating collectibles I would add to be aware that the 'feet' on the base of a statue which has not been moved for some time tend to be stuck to the surface of your display. Be mindful of the 'jolt' when you first attempt to move it. Use one hand to 'unstick' the base and one hand to support the statue itself and all should be good.
                    Thanks DD
                    Update added.

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