Saturday, February 5, 2011

Storage

Storage

Previously I stored my kits away because of a visitor coming to our house. Now I have to store everything back there again because of something my wife pointed out to me. Which was that the room that my kits were in was very hot during the day, in turn the heat could end up damaging the kits and my toy collection making their plastic brittle.

True enough when I checked my toys when I came home I found that they were warm. Remembering my thermodynamics class during college, heat is an energy that characteristically moves from a hot body to a cold body. Since the wall where the display shelf is at gets hit by the sun during the afternoon it ends up being a heat bank for the sun. I hope there will be no permanent damage to my collection after all the time they've spent in that place.

Storage

This is a lesson learned on my part and I'm thankful to my wife for pointing it out to me. Thank God for my wife. I've met someone who's been very supportive of my hobby of toy and model kit collecting. She understands that I do this because its a chance for me to reconnect with the happy moments of my childhood. Other people at first glance would carelessly assume that I was childish and immature. Of course if ever somebody asked me sarcastically why I did this I would say its because its a much better vice than doing drugs, womanizing, drinking or gambling *snicker*

My wife has been egging me on to already buy a glass display case for my collection. Because of this discovery I might have to jump it forward a bit. I haven't found a ready made display case that I like so I will have to have one custom made. Based from the price they were giving me for a standard 4 ft by 4 ft glass and aluminum display case it will cost around the vicinity of a $100 dollars. I was hoping more for a 3 ft by 6 ft case. We'll see.

In the second picture above, on top of the boxes, is a restored 1/10th scale Optima Mid SE by Kyosho converted to an SP. I used to race that when I was young then my cousin decided to restore it 3 years ago. I should remember to take pictures of that when I have the time.