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    Oct 15, 2008, 10:26 PM - displaying your costume .. be careful!!! #1

    I've had our showroom open for 2 months now and I've had some IKEA track lights displaying the costumes on mannequins. Well I've been wondering for a few weeks if my eyes were playing tricks on me because our zam didn't look quite right. I remember setting up the display room and thinking whew.. I'm lucky the lighting is perfect and displays the colors perfectly. Most lighting will make the costume look like a blue gumball so it's tough to get it right.

    Well.... I finally decided to pick at the costume a bit, moved the chest armor and there is a huge line where the lighting was fading the leather dye and everywhere it was shadowed is still the original color. I might have caught it in time to save some of it but now I need to try and de-glaze the leather and re-airbrush and try to blend and touch it up..... AGHHHH!!!!

    So I think the bulbs I have are probably UV rays ... I should have thought about it because I would never put the costume in a window where the sun could destroy it. It makes sense... it's probably the nice UV rays that give it it's true colors.

    I totally believe in spending the money on a mannequin to display your expensive costume. It's both better than having it in a closet and also helps it keep its shape.

    I don't have many pics but I do have one that was taken when the room was all finished.

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    Oct 15, 2008, 10:54 PM - Re: displaying your costume .. be careful!!! #2

    WOW! great display room, can't wait to see the rest of the photos.

    I'd use "up lights" if that was my display room with non UV/low watt bulbs.
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    Oct 16, 2008, 2:02 AM - Re: displaying your costume .. be careful!!! #3

    Wow that is really sweet! All your suits?
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    Oct 18, 2008, 2:11 PM - Re: displaying your costume .. be careful!!! #4

    Awesome display! (would love more pics of that of course! )

    Is there any kind of filter you can put over the lights - to keep the UV from hitting the displays? Because it'll damage the fabric too eventually.
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    Oct 18, 2008, 2:21 PM - Re: displaying your costume .. be careful!!! #5

    I am so jealous of that setup. I can only dream of having something like that someday!
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    Oct 18, 2008, 6:16 PM - Re: displaying your costume .. be careful!!! #6

    Interesting....!

    When me and Becky made hers we hung a load of it outside on the washing line for it to sunbleach and become lighter. The pigskin veil in particular

    Nice looking TK armour there Cal. Any chance of some details on it?
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    Oct 23, 2008, 1:13 AM - Re: displaying your costume .. be careful!!! #7

    man thats a aweet room cal! ive got so many costumes too but no cash for mannequins...lol ive got the room for it complete with all our other star wars cololectibles but finding cash for the mannequins is proving difficult, especially with more costumes being made...

    that stinks about the fading...
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    Dec 28, 2008, 10:57 PM - Re: displaying your costume .. be careful!!! #8

    Hi Moncal,

    What a great display room. Glad you caught the problem with the Zam early. Would love to see more pics of your display when you get time.

    Kind regards
    Wendy
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    Feb 9, 2009, 6:05 PM - Re: displaying your costume .. be careful!!! #9

    I'll have to take some good pics. I have some but probably not the best ... mainly just to archive everything for insurance reasons.

    You can see a lot of the stuff in the gallery on our site though:
    www.FarAwayCreations.com

    I'll try to get some more pics together.

    thanks .... just be careful displaying your stuff. I thought I should send out a heads up especially for the zammers. I don't use the lights too much now and it's pointed down but I still need to get some different bulbs.
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    Feb 12, 2009, 7:46 PM - Re: displaying your costume .. be careful!!! #10

    Sebulba? You made a Sebulba? ***.... Cal... Is there anything you can't make? Awesome work on all those costumes and props there! Just awesome!
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    Feb 18, 2009, 9:49 AM - Re: displaying your costume .. be careful!!! #11

    Great displayroom. Getting soooo jealous when seeing all those costumes. Mesa like!
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    Mar 12, 2009, 2:39 AM - Re: displaying your costume .. be careful!!! #12

    yeah... I wish I made the Sebulba ... no .. I can't take credit for that
    An artist under our "umbrella" or co-op of artists made that one. We can do stuff like that here but that particular, Awesome piece was made by another very talented builder who is also on the RPF.
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    May 29, 2009, 9:11 PM - Re: displaying your costume .. be careful!!! #13

    Nice display room for all of your suits. Wish I had all that cool stuff. Green with jealousy here. Where is a good place to get a mannequin? Awesome. Would like to see more pics......
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    Jun 18, 2009, 8:29 PM - Re: displaying your costume .. be careful!!! #14

    Just saw this. Nice display! Real nice.
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    Jun 28, 2009, 4:44 PM - Re: displaying your costume .. be careful!!! #15

    Wow, great way to show off your work!
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    Jul 25, 2009, 1:35 AM - Re: displaying your costume .. be careful!!! #16

    Thanks for the kind words!
    I don't pop in here too much anymore unfortunately so I apologize for my slow response time.

    The fading on the zam costume still eats at me. I've noticed fading and yellowing on some of the others now too so I've gotta fix the problem!!

    I'll try to update pics on our site too at some point. www.FarAwayCreations.com We have some new stuff we need to get on there and if I can restore the zam that would be nice. We'll see how tough that will be.
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    Mar 17, 2010, 10:09 AM - Re: displaying your costume .. be careful!!! #17

    Wow... how come I haven't noticed this one before. Amazing showroom!!! Jaw-dropping!
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    Apr 29, 2010, 12:00 PM - Re: displaying your costume .. be careful!!! #18

    Great display room!
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    May 4, 2010, 10:26 PM - Re: displaying your costume .. be careful!!! #19

    Great room.. Wicked jealous!
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    May 5, 2010, 2:19 PM - Re: displaying your costume .. be careful!!! #20

    Yes... MonCal has just about the coolest collection out there!!! Take a look at his webpage ( Far Away Creations )- I didn't know that some of his collection appeared in Fan Boys!!! It was the SW collection supposedly in Lucas's vault/collection room.)

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