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PostSubject: Can you display figures on windowsills without sun-fading?   Can you display figures on windowsills without sun-fading? EmptyTue Mar 11, 2014 12:47 am

Hey everyone, I was wanting to sit a few figures on my windowsills,but I am worried about them becoming sun faded. Are they tough enough that you can display them without this happening or should I avoid doing this?

The brands I would be displaying would be Schleich and Safari LTD.

In the summer my windows do get very high sunlight, I should note. I haven't really tried displaying them this way so far, so I thought I would ask here before trying it out!

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PostSubject: Re: Can you display figures on windowsills without sun-fading?   Can you display figures on windowsills without sun-fading? EmptyTue Mar 11, 2014 12:52 am

I wouldn't risk it! I've always read to keep them away from the sun, glass cases are most desirable.
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PostSubject: Re: Can you display figures on windowsills without sun-fading?   Can you display figures on windowsills without sun-fading? EmptyTue Mar 11, 2014 2:04 am

Agree with 4U.


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PostSubject: Re: Can you display figures on windowsills without sun-fading?   Can you display figures on windowsills without sun-fading? EmptyTue Mar 11, 2014 8:05 am

@donny ong wrote:
Agree with 4U.



Yes scratch 

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PostSubject: Re: Can you display figures on windowsills without sun-fading?   Can you display figures on windowsills without sun-fading? EmptyTue Mar 11, 2014 8:41 am

This is an effect of keeping Schleich tinker mare exposed to the sun:

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PostSubject: Re: Can you display figures on windowsills without sun-fading?   Can you display figures on windowsills without sun-fading? EmptyTue Mar 11, 2014 9:08 am

No ! Never, ever do that ! affraid 

The Tinker is rather sturdy. I have tried in ONCE, and the legs crumbeled on my poor Schleich Icey  Crying or Very sad 

I have some in a north- window, though, and that is ok Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Can you display figures on windowsills without sun-fading?   Can you display figures on windowsills without sun-fading? EmptyTue Mar 11, 2014 12:50 pm

@Fisva wrote:
This is an effect of keeping Schleich tinker mare exposed to the sun:

I forgot about these photos! Thank you for bringing them back up. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Can you display figures on windowsills without sun-fading?   Can you display figures on windowsills without sun-fading? EmptyTue Mar 11, 2014 1:51 pm

Noooo!! affraid Just like every plastic, UV can ruin the colors or the heat can even melt them.
I have a cabin that is out of sunlight, no glass, that is fine too. As long as the sun isn't shining on them the most of the day.

@Susanne: Poor Icey, could you fix the legs by heating them up again?

@Fisva: Oh my o.0 How long did that take for her to yellow like that?

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PostSubject: Re: Can you display figures on windowsills without sun-fading?   Can you display figures on windowsills without sun-fading? EmptyTue Mar 11, 2014 3:56 pm

I've actually thought the same thing. The models would be so nice into my bedroom window.. Maybe just have to leave them on the shelves Neutral 

Thanks for answering everybody!

In the older house I lived, I put them into my window, cause the place was shady.. Can't do that anymore Sad Razz 

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PostSubject: Re: Can you display figures on windowsills without sun-fading?   Can you display figures on windowsills without sun-fading? EmptyTue Mar 11, 2014 4:25 pm

@NightLioness wrote:


@Fisva: Oh my o.0 How long did that take for her to yellow like that?

I have no idea, but I am sure it took very long. The old owner was also a collector and he wanted to sell his collection, though he wrote that this mare was exposed to the sun :)

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PostSubject: Re: Can you display figures on windowsills without sun-fading?   Can you display figures on windowsills without sun-fading? EmptyTue Mar 11, 2014 6:33 pm

Ah I see, I guess they will have to stay where they are then. v_v I keep my wolves on an acrylic riser that sits on my dresser.

The rest I keep on wall shelves or (in the case of the ones I want to sell/trade off) in a plastic storage container. I was wanting to put my new Schleich Lynxes on the window but i'll just keep them on my bookshelf instead.

I don't have the money or space for actual glass cases for my collections.

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PostSubject: Re: Can you display figures on windowsills without sun-fading?   Can you display figures on windowsills without sun-fading? EmptyTue Mar 11, 2014 9:14 pm

I keep my colection in a totally darkend room. Only put the light on when i am in the room.
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