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AkiraSatouAkiraSatou1年前
I've now gotten to the point that I gotta expand my display cases into another room as the main room I put my figures can no longer fit another display case without being too cluttered.

However that comes with a bit of an issue that I'm concerned about. I live in Queensland Australia, which can get fairly hot during non-winter seasons (in fact we have two seasons here; Summer, and Winter which feels more like autumn). The room I currently display my figures in is temperate during summer, the room is on the ground floor and does not get a lot of sun exposure even on the outside as it's facing East. During hot summer days, it only gets to <30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) at most.

But the room I'm planning on setting up some more display cases in, can get very hot during the day because it gets the Western sun exposure and it's on the upper floor. During hot summer days the room can feel blisteringly hot, probably ~35 to even 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) on the hottest days. This doesn't get better with heavier blinds, the heat just kind of radiates from the outside wall into the room, especially during the afternoon.

So my question is, will it be safe for me to be keeping my figures in a room that gets that hot during the day? Will my figures warp/break/discolour from the intense heat?

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Talal1年前#95422259Ideal temperature for figures is 95 degrees C . Who agree with me ?
The hotter the better . Less chance to break down and get brittles .
Some paints don't agree with that.
1年前
CrimsonPumpkin1年前#95421488Lived in Brisbane during summer season years ago and I can understand how hot the days can be there since they're pretty the same as in my home country, Colombia.
My bedroom faces the west and it's on the upper floor and it starts getting hot around 12 pm...and when I say hot I mean more than 35ºC. It's so hot that even my tropical plants are thriving in my room, they're super happy with that damn oven (prob because they feel like being in the middle of the Amazonas ffs) :P.
My room has one window which keeps the place pretty bright during the day and I just have a simple white sheer curtain just to block the sun a little (so the plants can get light). I don't have and AC because electricity here is damn expensive but when it's f*cking hell at night, I use an electric fan...during the day I just open the window so the wind enters and freshens the place.
My figures are on a bookcase against the wall that faces the west, and others around my room on shelves. The most important thing is that I keep them away from the direct sunlight (be it away from the window or by using shelves that are squared and offer some protection around the figure).
So far my figures are doing pretty fine, even when I placed some led lights inside the bookcase (I turn them on just at night when I am on bed reading or whatever). No melting, no color changing, nothing weird to set off any alarm!
You'll be fine ;D
Hope this helps!! ^_^
time to go back to my precious oven...I mean bedroom...

I am not sure if you are talking about Brisbane city in Australia or another place in the world . But I have to say I love Brisbane city and I miss it . I love Australia hope fully I get a chance to live there .
1年前
Ideal temperature for figures is 95 degrees C . Who agree with me ?
The hotter the better . Less chance to break down and get brittles .
1年前
CrimsonPumpkin1年前#95421488Lived in Brisbane during summer season years ago and I can understand how hot the days can be there since they're pretty the same as in my home country, Colombia.
My bedroom faces the west and it's on the upper floor and it starts getting hot around 12 pm...and when I say hot I mean more than 35ºC. It's so hot that even my tropical plants are thriving in my room, they're super happy with that damn oven (prob because they feel like being in the middle of the Amazonas ffs) :P.
My room has one window which keeps the place pretty bright during the day and I just have a simple white sheer curtain just to block the sun a little (so the plants can get light). I don't have and AC because electricity here is damn expensive but when it's f*cking hell at night, I use an electric fan...during the day I just open the window so the wind enters and freshens the place.
My figures are on a bookcase against the wall that faces the west, and others around my room on shelves. The most important thing is that I keep them away from the direct sunlight (be it away from the window or by using shelves that are squared and offer some protection around the figure).
So far my figures are doing pretty fine, even when I placed some led lights inside the bookcase (I turn them on just at night when I am on bed reading or whatever). No melting, no color changing, nothing weird to set off any alarm!
You'll be fine ;D
Hope this helps!! ^_^
time to go back to my precious oven...I mean bedroom...

Thanks that makes me feel better! Time to start setting up the display cases I suppose!
1年前
Lived in Brisbane during summer season years ago and I can understand how hot the days can be there since they're pretty the same as in my home country, Colombia.

My bedroom faces the west and it's on the upper floor and it starts getting hot around 12 pm...and when I say hot I mean more than 35ºC. It's so hot that even my tropical plants are thriving in my room, they're super happy with that damn oven (prob because they feel like being in the middle of the Amazonas ffs) :P.
My room has one window which keeps the place pretty bright during the day and I just have a simple white sheer curtain just to block the sun a little (so the plants can get light). I don't have and AC because electricity here is damn expensive but when it's f*cking hell at night, I use an electric fan...during the day I just open the window so the wind enters and freshens the place.

My figures are on a bookcase against the wall that faces the west, and others around my room on shelves. The most important thing is that I keep them away from the direct sunlight (be it away from the window or by using shelves that are squared and offer some protection around the figure).

So far my figures are doing pretty fine, even when I placed some led lights inside the bookcase (I turn them on just at night when I am on bed reading or whatever). No melting, no color changing, nothing weird to set off any alarm!
You'll be fine ;D

Hope this helps!! ^_^

time to go back to my precious oven...I mean bedroom...
1年前
Firmena1年前#95393090Dunno if I can help somehow,but I got all my figs exposed(no glass cabinet yet xc) and I live in a place that not only is pretty humid(right by the ocean),but can get pretty hot during summer(35º to 45ºC sometimes) and like I haven't seen any of my figures warp or have any problems due to humidity(do be careful with the boxes tho) and as long as they're PVC and away from direct sunlight they should withstand it pretty well.
Also if you're still worried about warping,but can't get an ac,if it's possible let all windows and doors open on the second floor(use weights to stop them from closing)so it can create an air current that completely or almost completely cools the temperature and doesn't allow temperatures to go way too much into unbearable numbers.
Granted this would be easier and quicker if you were in a windy place(like I am),but even places in the interior of countries have some level of wind and this may help you,either by cooling a bit or at least your mind ^^
Hope this helped??idk how to english sometimes,sry for any communication problems and hope you and your figures/merch stay safe! ^0^)/

Woah 45 degrees? How do you guys survive with those kind of weather during summer??
RPG_FAN1281年前#95417253An interesting test to do is if you could get ahold of some very inexpensive figures. Perhaps prize figures or broken figures and have those on display in the hottest area for a period of time just if anything adverse happens to them.
My biggest problem is my place has a lot of windows. This is definitely a positive but it also limits my display areas because I don't want any sunlight hammering my figures. I'm probably more paranoid than I need to be about it, but oh well.
That sounds like an experiment I could do, but we are heading into winter now so hot summer weathers won't be coming back for a while. I guess I could use the oven to simulate the temperature, hmmmmmmm......
Minalinskii1年前#95420873I have my figures stored away from direct sunlight and it gets really hot where I’m from as well, simile to your temperatures. So far they are holding up pretty good with no visible issues.dumbchihuahua1年前#95420902Sunlight will make the colours fade after long exposure so may not want to put them in direct light if it can be helped.
Yeah I know the part of sun exposure, I've invested in some pretty heavy blinds so my rooms don't get too much sun when I don't want them to.
1年前
Sunlight will make the colours fade after long exposure so may not want to put them in direct light if it can be helped.
1年前
I have my figures stored away from direct sunlight and it gets really hot where I’m from as well, simile to your temperatures. So far they are holding up pretty good with no visible issues.
1年前
An interesting test to do is if you could get ahold of some very inexpensive figures. Perhaps prize figures or broken figures and have those on display in the hottest area for a period of time just if anything adverse happens to them.

My biggest problem is my place has a lot of windows. This is definitely a positive but it also limits my display areas because I don't want any sunlight hammering my figures. I'm probably more paranoid than I need to be about it, but oh well.
1年前
Dunno if I can help somehow,but I got all my figs exposed(no glass cabinet yet xc) and I live in a place that not only is pretty humid(right by the ocean),but can get pretty hot during summer(35º to 45ºC sometimes) and like I haven't seen any of my figures warp or have any problems due to humidity(do be careful with the boxes tho) and as long as they're PVC and away from direct sunlight they should withstand it pretty well.

Also if you're still worried about warping,but can't get an ac,if it's possible let all windows and doors open on the second floor(use weights to stop them from closing)so it can create an air current that completely or almost completely cools the temperature and doesn't allow temperatures to go way too much into unbearable numbers.

Granted this would be easier and quicker if you were in a windy place(like I am),but even places in the interior of countries have some level of wind and this may help you,either by cooling a bit or at least your mind ^^



Hope this helped??idk how to english sometimes,sry for any communication problems and hope you and your figures/merch stay safe! ^0^)/
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