Forums Modeling Figures
  • Topic: Figues Durability Test 2019

    Back To Topics
    (0 rates)
    • April 28, 2019 9:52 AM EDT
      • Right here 'X', Pa
         
      • Posts
        5,568
      • Thanks
        966
      • Thanked
        509

      So since only two broke, does that down grade their quality ?

    • May 2, 2019 3:28 PM EDT
      • Holiday Inn Express, School of train repair
         
      • Posts
        789
      • Thanks
        875
      • Thanked
        623

      May 2nd

      This post was edited by Boomer K. MOGWAI at May 2, 2019 8:24 PM EDT
      ____________________________________

       

      Boomer

       

      I am not complaining because the glass is half empty nor that it is half full..it is simply the wrong flavor!

       

    • May 3, 2019 6:44 AM EDT
      • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
         
      • Posts
        10,704
      • Thanks
        98
      • Thanked
        761

      David Marconi,FOGCH said:

      So since only two broke, does that down grade their quality ?

      If a 70 MPH wind picked you up and threw you across the yard, wouldn't you break?

       

      Actually, when compensated for scale, the wind was much faster....

      ____________________________________

      Shannon car Shops
      Home of the infamous leg lamp

      I.A.R.R.R. Member #12

      and King Butt Modeler

    • May 3, 2019 11:56 AM EDT
      • Chaco, Paraguay
         
      • Posts
        2,600
      • Thanks
        216
      • Thanked
        228

      that these two broke might not be a quality issue.

      they are two of the three tallest figures. so the whole set-up landed on their heads, not on the shorties' heads.

      the real question is, why the third "giant" did not break? wearing a hard hat??

      ____________________________________

       

      My Chaosplace ->  

    • June 12, 2019 5:48 PM EDT
      • Holiday Inn Express, School of train repair
         
      • Posts
        789
      • Thanks
        875
      • Thanked
        623

      June 1st.

       

      Five months of harsh weather and the figures seem to be holding up very well. Some slight fading and plenty of hail damage but not as severe as I expected. Heading into the sunniest part of the year now. We shall see how they handle that.

       

      ____________________________________

       

      Boomer

       

      I am not complaining because the glass is half empty nor that it is half full..it is simply the wrong flavor!

       

    • June 12, 2019 6:09 PM EDT
      • Right here 'X', Pa
         
      • Posts
        5,568
      • Thanks
        966
      • Thanked
        509

      Looking long and hard at the pictures, I must ask if it is the picture coloration or the actual figure coloration, that seems to show that the greatest noticeable change to me is in the skin toning. I can see that the clothes are fading and it's possible that their mass invades the perception of the amount of fade between the areas.???????

    • June 12, 2019 6:36 PM EDT
      • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
         
      • Posts
        10,704
      • Thanks
        98
      • Thanked
        761

      Generally, reds, oranges and yellows tend to fade the worst, and this test appears to be bearing that out. The pink shirt on the kid now looks almost white, as does the yellowish shirt on the shorter, pop-eyed guy. Even the green suitcase has lost its yellow and now looks powder blue. But a more accurate judgement could be made if the before and after pictures were taken in the same lighting conditions.

       

      And I dunno what kind of paint was on the Jed Clampet looking dude's overalls, but his pant legs appear to be shedding that paint in flakes.

      ____________________________________

      Shannon car Shops
      Home of the infamous leg lamp

      I.A.R.R.R. Member #12

      and King Butt Modeler

    • July 10, 2019 11:03 AM EDT
      • Holiday Inn Express, School of train repair
         
      • Posts
        789
      • Thanks
        875
      • Thanked
        623

      July 1st

       

      Chalky haze is accumulating on the Railroad Ave figure and every place the mud was on him the paint was stripped.

       

       

      ____________________________________

       

      Boomer

       

      I am not complaining because the glass is half empty nor that it is half full..it is simply the wrong flavor!

       

    • July 10, 2019 12:45 PM EDT
      • Right here 'X', Pa
         
      • Posts
        5,568
      • Thanks
        966
      • Thanked
        509

      Thank you again for the updates Boomer

    • August 13, 2019 5:44 PM EDT
      • Right here 'X', Pa
         
      • Posts
        5,568
      • Thanks
        966
      • Thanked
        509

      bringing to the fore 

    • August 20, 2019 4:24 PM EDT
      • Holiday Inn Express, School of train repair
         
      • Posts
        789
      • Thanks
        875
      • Thanked
        623

      August 1st

      https://cibolalmrr.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/weather-15.jpg

       

      ____________________________________

       

      Boomer

       

      I am not complaining because the glass is half empty nor that it is half full..it is simply the wrong flavor!

       

    • August 20, 2019 5:23 PM EDT
      • Peoria, NW of Phoenix, Arizona
         
      • Posts
        1,255
      • Thanks
        219
      • Thanked
        237

      wow , some of them look like they have just been sprayed with some Dullcoat, most are holding up quite well. Maybe some close ups or a comparison picture from 2 of the outside shots, since that is where most of us will be looking at them anyway. Very informative thread Boomer!

      Native American, porter and yelling dude seem to be really holding up well, well almost all look like very little wear and tear, ceptin the broken legs/ankles

       

      ____________________________________

       

      Butt Modeler #2

       

       

    • August 20, 2019 10:15 PM EDT
      • Mount Vernon, Missouri
         
      • Posts
        716
      • Thanks
        48
      • Thanked
        141

      As always Boomer your figures looks great, before and after fading.

      Dennis

    • September 1, 2019 7:52 PM EDT
      • Holiday Inn Express, School of train repair
         
      • Posts
        789
      • Thanks
        875
      • Thanked
        623

      September 1st

       

      https://cibolalmrr.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/weather-16.jpg

       

      Comparisons.

       

      https://cibolalmrr.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/weather-17.jpg

      Woodland Scenics seem to holding better than any thing else.

      ____________________________________

       

      Boomer

       

      I am not complaining because the glass is half empty nor that it is half full..it is simply the wrong flavor!

       

Forums Modeling Figures

    Icon Legend

  • Topic has replies
    Hot topic
    Topic unread
    Topic doesn't have any replies
    Closed topic
    BBCode  is enabled
    HTML  is enabled

Add Reputation

Do you want to add reputation for this user by this post?

or cancel

Ads by Google