Superman - Volume XI

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  1. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Lars wrote 1 hour earlier  » 
    There simply is no real alternative if you want to be 360° acrylic and integrated with your stand at the same time but I'd like to hear your opinion now that you have it set up like that.


    The LEDs give a very strong, direct, focused light, without flooding and as such they bring each piece alive in the room. In that respect they achieve the desired effect.
    That said I think the low angle is going to work better with some pieces rather than others Lars. It's very dynamic for Darth Vader and the Alien, but the 45 degree angle and intensity may create a a lot of harsh contrast - especially with some of the human pieces. I'll have to try and tweak the position of the lighting on a piece-by-piece basis as best I can to get the optimum results.
    As you said, if 360 degree acrylic is your thing there simply is no other way of getting lights inside the case. In an ideal world it would be great to have lots of bespoke lights illuminating each piece in the most flattering way/combination. What I've opted for is a one-size-fits-all upgrade that delivers what I want within a relatively modest budget and timescale.
    bioman wrote 1 hour earlier »
    You will change the base for all cinemaquette and add light?

    Yes, for each one.
     
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  2. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    Thanks for explaining, Steve.
    That it definately does and from the looks of it a lot more on top. :top:
     
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  3. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    I wish I'd had the lights in place for your visit Lars, for I would have dearly loved to have heard your reaction to the displays all lit up in person.
    On a related note I've noticed that the LEDs do indeed really bring out the sparkle in Superman's tunic. I have toi say that the effect was lost on me under normal lighting, but under the intensity of the LEDs it really does pop so to speak.
     
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  4. daydalus1 Little Miss Chatterbox

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    I'm glad you found something that works for you Stephen. Lighting can be a tricky thing. It seems to enhance Superman nicely. Looking forward to the others.
     
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  5. Mirak Verbal Diarrhoea

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    Stephen wrote 3 days earlier »
    So I've just received a new bacth of black acrylic bases and fittd the first set of lights for Superman. Very pleased with the results.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Cool lighting Steve , very classy !!!! :top:
     
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  6. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Thanks guys, and I'll post up the pictures from the other pieces when they're all done on Friday.
     
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  7. phil the sixth Charter Lounger

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    Steve,you know how I feel about your displays and you've managed to enhance these even further with these beautifull new bases and built-in spots.I love it! :king:
     
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  8. Batman29 Demands Audiences

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    Stephen wrote 5 days earlier »
    Lars wrote 1 hour earlier
     
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  9. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Thanks Phil and Greg.
    The Alien and Predator are now lit too - pictures to follow in my collection thread.
     
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  10. Louis Gara Demands Audiences

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    NEW ADDITION #185
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  11. jchbosquet Pub Talker

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    Hi all,
    I've received a new Superman item and I've made a new Unpacking video. I hope that we like it:
    UNPACKIN SUPERMAN BUST
    Regards !!!!
     
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  12. Otto Verbal Diarrhoea

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    Big Superman fan i see,very nice congrats.
     
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  13. bioman Demands Audiences

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    Otto wrote 13 minutes earlier »
    Big Superman fan i see,very nice congrats.

    +1
    i like the glass eyes
     
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  14. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Very cool bust. :king:
    Who is the sculptor - anyone know?
     
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  15. Louis Gara Demands Audiences

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    looks fantastic, i would like to have it :flowerpower: congrats bud..
     
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  16. Batman29 Demands Audiences

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    Congrats on a nice addition to your Superman collection!
     
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  17. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    New addition courtesy of Ton.
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  18. docmario Chatty

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    Hey guys hows the superman hair and silicon face? any problem with hair and how do u guys fix the hair?
     
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  19. Otto Verbal Diarrhoea

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    docmario wrote 5 hours earlier »
    Hey guys hows the superman hair and silicon face? any problem with hair and how do u guys fix the hair?

    I was happy with the hair staight out of the box and no prob with the silicone face,personally i reckon this is an awesome Superman.
     
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  20. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Otto wrote 3 hours earlier »
    docmario wrote 5 hours earlier »
    Hey guys hows the superman hair and silicon face? any problem with hair and how do u guys fix the hair?

    I was happy with the hair staight out of the box and no prob with the silicone face,personally i reckon this is an awesome Superman.

    The hair on mine was also great straight out of the box.
    There's some information right back HERE on steps Karim took to restyle the hair when his arrived though - read that if you like.
     
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