Rune

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    The Post-man always rings twice. Uhm... ring ring?
  • Birthday 07/23/1973

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  1. Rune

    current turn around rates at CGC

    Today 119 days have passed since my books were received, I wonder if I'll ever see land
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    Statue Collections

    You're welcome - I've had it for more than a month, and I still can't take my eye off it ;-) It's covered by a lot of paint, and it looks muddy - but that's just how Swampy should look. Like the swamp, Swampy absorbs light, so this statue does benefint from a lot of light - also to show it's surface structures and shadows. In a badly lit room the statue doesn't necessarily show many colors - it may simply look like this: I'm considering setting up some spot lights to really show off the statue. About the $$$, note that depending on your location shipping and VAT may be expensive. I paid $200 for the shipping (from Hong Kong to Scandinavia, took 1 day using DHL Express, awesome speed, but not free ;-) - and $275 for VAT - $1250 in total.
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    This week in your collection?

    This one arrived today - 928 pages
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    This week in your collection?

    Just got these ASM books, Doc Ock was the previous owner, sad to see him sell most of his collection. The ASM books may count as a Christmas gift to myself ASM 52 with some reflections in the holder: Astonishing Tales 3 - there're 3 in 9.8 and none better - so they don't grow on trees: Astonishing Tales 9 - also there're only 3 in 9.8 and none better, it took me years to find this book: I'm trying to collect the first 10 issues of Astonishing Tales - the Barry Smith run - now I just need #10
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    CGC Slabs storing in a Safe

    I don't care much about fire too - compared to theft. There once was a thread about a fireproof safe leading to buildup of moisture and possible corrosion af staples. I'm using a safe approved to EN1143-1 grade 1 (=Eurograde 1) - more info here: https://www.safeoptions.co.uk/blog/what-do-eurograde-safe-ratings-mean/ I've talked to a few manufacturers, it seems that "fireproof" may mean that items within the safe will be kept at less than 338F (170C), which might not work well for cgc books anyway. As long as you buy something that no thief can lift and move, you should be fine - I keep remembering that scene from True Detectives, where evidence was hidden in a small hidden wall safe, which was relatively easy to remove from the wall and steal. That won't happen with a real safe ;-) I had a nice discussion with an experienced police detective, he told me that burglars never spend time on a safe - they just leave them alone and go for easier targets. So any heavy safe should be just fine ;-)
  6. My best art 2018 (published cover, pen and ink by Gene Colan): More info here: https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=1475772 My best book 2018 (I think ): My best statue 2018, 24" (61 cm) tall, 27 lbs (12.5 kg) - it's hand painted, so it's original art, right?
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    Statue Collections

    Got this one a few days ago And the real box - I added a blu-ray movie to show the size: Inside the box... Cranius is really awesome - unfortunately there's just no way to truly capture statues using photos, statues look so much better in the real world - but the following pics may provide some impressions. Cranius' base: Next: the giant Swamp Thing base weighing about 20 lbs: Turtle close-up: Snake close-up: The back of the base: Note how the base is made to make it look like Swamp Thing is standing in water - truly awesome: Bottom of the base: And now with Swamp Thing - he completely dwarfs my large 1/4 Batman DKR statue. Both statues are 1/4 in size. I think Swampy is slightly too large, but I don't have a problem with that, it makes Swampy look even more impressive next to Batman: Swamp Thing looks quite different depending on the light - here're a few examples: - and here taken with a real camera (I'm using a smartphone): The complexity of Swamp Thing is astonishing, check out his back: I'm really happy for the piece, it's everything I hoped for and even more. I better start reading the Saga of Swamp Thing again, there's no better motivation for reading those books than looking at this statue. The complexity of the statue is so high I feel I'll never get tired of looking at it. It even makes my Galactus maquette look dull and boring! More info about the statue here: https://www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/dc-comics-swamp-thing-sideshow-collectibles-3006541/
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    2018 "THIS SCORE NEEDS FIXIN" REQUESTS

    PS. Just saw that ASM #51 Universal CGC 9.6 sold for nearly 4K (and the book didn't even have pure white pages) - and it's only 2000 points, would it be fair to bump it up to 3000 points (a pedigree #51 9.6 has sold for more than 7k)? And it is the first ever Kingpin cover http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/item.asp?back=%2FAUCTIONS%2FSEARCH.ASP%3F_SORT%3DYES%26FocusedOnly%3D1%26where%3Dauctions%26ODire1%3DDESC%26title%3Damazing%2Bspider-man%26ItemType%3DCB%26ODire2%3DASC%26GO%3DGO%26f1%3DCondition%26f2%3DLastUpdate%26f3%3D4%2C%2BIssueNumber%2C%2BVolumeNumber%26ODire3%3DASC%26x%3D0%26y%3D0%26pg%3D9%23Item_1283086&id=1283086&itemType=0 Best, Rune
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    2018 "THIS SCORE NEEDS FIXIN" REQUESTS

    Amazing Spider-man #52 9.6 is just 800 points - it makes no sense - here's the lastest GPA for 9.6: I'd greatly appreciate a more reasonable score, thanks Mollie
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    ComicLink 2018 Show 'em if you got 'em

    I only collect issues 1 to 10, I don't have #12, did you mean another issue? All my issues are graded 9.8, except for #4 (9.6).
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    current turn around rates at CGC

    My 5 books were received 9/18, I'm getting some of them pressed, so I probably get them in 2020! (the status just says "Received")
  12. I thought I was the only one to buy books in Nov, wrap them up, put my own name on them and put them under the Christmas tree
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    ComicLink 2018 Show 'em if you got 'em

    Got these - they're still at CLink, because I can add one more book and combine shipping One of 3 in 9.8, highest graded This book is also one of 3 books in 9.8, highest graded: Well, I got these in total - just need #10 now, sigh ;-) (9.6 is the highest graded for #4.)
  14. I'm not sure I've lost interest, but I'm close to completing several of my runs - or the books/mags I'm missing are so extremely rare that I'm more or less out of buying options. Feels like I'm a lonely spider in the web, the time between great meals just keeps increasing... Maybe it's a good thing with more time for saving up for bigger and better things - unless prices increase with the same speed I'm saving up
  15. Thanks, maybe I should have moved this thread long ago - I have some more scans I've been too lazy to upload - I still save scans of new 9.8 books