Monday, 29 December 2014

The weather outside is frightful...

Morning all!
Heavy frost here in the Duchy of Tradgardland.
My collection of Airfix 1/72 figures are out in the unheated shed/yurt/summerhouse in boxes in drawers.Will the plastic be affected by the weather and should I bring them indoors?


  1. Hmm ! not sure , but our plastic cat basket stored in in the unheated shed has cracked spectacularly when dropped this morning ! - plastic doesn't like the cold !, Tony

  2. I should bring them in...any extremes hot or cold seem to affect the poor wee fellows.

  3. Bring them in! Extreme cold seems to accelerate the notorious 'plastic rot'.

  4. How plastic reacts to cold, depends on the type of plastic and the type of cold. We have an extreme cold warning in Saskatchewan today with temps at -30C and windchill near -40C. I use a series of plastic snow shovels all winter with no problems.

    The airfix plastic is soft enough that the shouldn't be affected too much, but I would let them warm up before touching individual figures. Plastic armies have survived car boots and mail vans for decades of Canadian a Prairie winters.
    Cheers, PD