I've been away from the rpf for a while, but I return once again to mess around with your ever delicious brains.
I'm super excited to have picked up this little gem. For quite a fair price too, I believe. I've seen a few of these floating around the interwebs in other people's collections, but I'm over the moon to have my own now. Not to mention my first real prop too.
A miniature gremlin puppet used in one of the last scenes of Gremlins 2. I believe it's from the scene where they're all gathered in the lobby partying, then getting electrocuted by the loose electric gremlin. For a small puppet, he's surprisingly detailed, but for something that's now 22 years old, he's also aging somewhat unhealthily. The structure is still soft and in good shape, but the paint is flaking quite badly.
Ultimately, I'm going to display him, but as always, I'm going to turn to you good folk for some advice.
In your opinions, when it comes to something old like this, is it sacrilege to look at 'fixing' it, or is it ok to touch it up and restore it to its former glory?
Currently, it's dressed in some daggy looking party clothes with a little hat and the paint is peeling away like there's no tomorrow. What I'd really like to do is, take the clothes off, refinish the paintwork (possibly in better detail still) and display him without his clothes. Of course, I wouldn't discard the clothes, just not dress him in them.
Would this ruin his worth as a prop? Or is there no set rule on this? I'd never have any intention of disgracing the history of any piece of art, but it's something I'd want to be very careful about.
I eagerly await your opinions.
Cheers - Chris
Photos are only some quick ones from my phone, but I'll take something better later.