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Re: Clone Wars Maquettes Yoda
« Reply #210 on: December 14, 2006, 11:17 AM »
I recently received a B&W Leia and was devastated to find that her blaster barrell was bent posteriorly at about a 30degree angle.  A quick Google search under 'polystone' and 'repair' revealed a few helpful sites.  With the newly found information from those, I made the leap of taking a blow dryer at a medium setting to Leia's blaster.  After gingerly heating on all sides for a total of about 20 seconds, I carefully applied tangential pressure to the barrel while supporting its length every so carefully.  I then repeated this process two or three times more.  Now Leia has an (almost) perfectly straight blaster with apparently no ill effects.  Just thought I'd pass on the tip, if anyone else finds themselves in the same predicament.

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Re: Clone Wars Maquettes Yoda
« Reply #211 on: December 14, 2006, 11:34 AM »
I think communication with GG may have helped. They really do help if they can.

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« Reply #212 on: December 14, 2006, 02:12 PM »
I think communication with GG may have helped. They really do help if they can.

Or they just skip you all together. I sent in two e-mails regarding a broken bust I have and they didn't even have the decency to reply back!

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Re: Clone Wars Maquettes Yoda
« Reply #213 on: December 20, 2006, 11:13 AM »
Got my Vader yesterday and he's great!  All three of these are awesome pieces and I'm really happy with them.  I think I'm going to pass on the Stormtrooper but pick up Luke and 3PO

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Re: Clone Wars Maquettes Yoda
« Reply #214 on: December 21, 2006, 12:35 AM »
I picked up my Darth Vader this afternoon.  It looks great.  Too bad it's going to go into storage because my shelves are just maxed out for the time being.
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Re: Clone Wars Maquettes Yoda
« Reply #215 on: December 21, 2006, 05:29 PM »
Arrived today from BBTS.  8)


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Re: Clone Wars Maquettes Yoda
« Reply #216 on: January 2, 2007, 10:57 PM »
I received two Ikea Detlof glass display cabinets for X-mas and am planning on showcasing my animated maquette collection in them.  They were a pain to put together, but the aesthetic effect is very nice and the quality cannot be beat for twice the price.  The Detloff glass shelving does seem sturdy, but I guess I'm concerned that one of the top shelves will break leading to financial and emotional destruction below.  Ikea web-site says these will hold up to 13 pounds, and that seems a tad wimpy for two to three maquettes per shelf.  Does anyone have any experience with these?  I am considering reinforcing the glass shelving although usure how to accomplish that.

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Re: Clone Wars Maquettes Yoda
« Reply #217 on: January 9, 2007, 12:06 PM »
THe maquettes are light INHO. I have these three on one top glass shelf and have had no issues to date (knock on wood).

I have two of these curios already and will be purchasing one more in the near future. They are A+ in my eyes.

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Re: Clone Wars Maquettes Yoda
« Reply #218 on: January 9, 2007, 01:54 PM »
I received two Ikea Detlof glass display cabinets for X-mas and am planning on showcasing my animated maquette collection in them.  They were a pain to put together, but the aesthetic effect is very nice and the quality cannot be beat for twice the price.  The Detloff glass shelving does seem sturdy, but I guess I'm concerned that one of the top shelves will break leading to financial and emotional destruction below.  Ikea web-site says these will hold up to 13 pounds, and that seems a tad wimpy for two to three maquettes per shelf.  Does anyone have any experience with these?  I am considering reinforcing the glass shelving although usure how to accomplish that.

I have seen many people, and have done this myself, put 4 to 5 maquettes per shelf with no problem. I wouldn't worry about just a few maquettes....now some statues like the Vader or Chewbacca I am not sure off.

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Re: Clone Wars Maquettes Yoda
« Reply #219 on: January 9, 2007, 06:58 PM »

Best one yet!!!
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Re: Clone Wars Maquettes Yoda
« Reply #220 on: January 9, 2007, 10:16 PM »
Wicked nice addition.

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Re: Clone Wars Maquettes Yoda
« Reply #221 on: January 10, 2007, 12:05 AM »
The Yoda  is pretty cool. I already have the first one, but i enjoy the beast with this one.
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« Reply #222 on: January 10, 2007, 01:12 AM »
Oh sign me up for that one !!!!
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Re: Clone Wars Maquettes Yoda
« Reply #223 on: January 10, 2007, 07:50 AM »
I think I might pull the trigger on that one.
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Re: Clone Wars Maquettes Yoda
« Reply #224 on: January 10, 2007, 08:54 AM »
Exactly ! No statues. Maquettes ok.