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#1 OFFLINE   EmilA

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 09:34 AM

I'm pretty sure it'll be a bad idea to keep my resin models in a conservatory (UK term for greenhouse) so wondering if there are any issues keeping them in a garage?

Naturally the garage will be colder than the house, even if it has a radiator in it for some heating, but could I expect any long term issues with displaying the models in a cold room? They won't be in sealed display boxes but atleast be kept in a cupboard with clear panel so I can do a diorama.

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 09:37 AM

Should be ok, better there than a scorching hot conservatory.

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 11:19 PM

I keep my models in the garage in display cabinets,  99% of time in the dark. It is colder than in my house for sure, but no more than 8-10C° difference in my case, and I have never experienced any problem about it. I made my cabinets dust proof and added LED lights, so when I enter I can see all my models which is also a great addition :-)

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 01:26 AM

View Postjanositamas, on 20 January 2020 - 11:19 PM, said:

I keep my models in the garage in display cabinets,  99% of time in the dark. It is colder than in my house for sure, but no more than 8-10C° difference in my case, and I have never experienced any problem about it. I made my cabinets dust proof and added LED lights, so when I enter I can see all my models which is also a great addition :-)

That's what I am hoping to do aswell :). Thanks for the replies

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 04:35 PM

I don't have the facts to back it up, when I think of the colder weather in Canada during the winter months, it may be possible to experience decal cracking. Or things cracking under colder temperatures if there are resin models?

I know flexible outdoor plastics can get brittle with the cold. Unsure if resins are susceptible to that in the long run as well.



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