i have the luke farmboy i got as a kid and it is mottled to bits but as he has huge sentimental value i wont be bleaching him, in fact i am well over my bleaching experiment.
but 6 months on the bleached troopers are fine and only disguishable by their marked feet.
its simply the question between conservation and restoration as far as the ethic are concerned.
by the time we are 70+ and looking at starwars on the antiuqes roadshow everyweek, will restoration be a big part of our hobby,, probably not ,,but it may be bigger than it is now.
Is that a good thing i dont think so.
But why then do they meticously clean da vinchi's and carravaggios works?? isnt the dirt built up part of their history?
they jury is out for me ,, i definately dont agree with reseals and repros,, but loose beaters are slightly different.
Either way my curiosoty has been slated and my yellow stormies still stand beside the whiteys and bleacheys.