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I've started to amass a small collection of mostly 88/89 Rogue Trader sculpts recently. Only some are actually casts from that period as I know they continued to produce these sculpts for a bit. At least a couple are from 93, and their blisters makes no mention of lead.

However, for the ones that do have lead, do these late 80's Citadel models typically have a high enough concentration to be vulnerable to lead rot? Or was this more of a concern for the early 80's and before?

I also remember reading that you should not store lead minis in wood cabinets due to the chemicals they off-gas, but does this also apply to ones that have been primed and painted (including the bottom under the base)? If so I will look into something made of glass, or possibly even plastic if that is acceptable and won't contribute to lead rot.

I'm a fairly paranoid person and these minis are important to me, so if anyone has other tips to prevent lead rot be sure to let me know, thanks all!
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Anti-Armour Swiss Guard

Newcastle, OZ

Late 80s can suffer from 'lead rot' (as the alloy did use lead and a high enough proportion of it to matter). Although "rot" is technically the wrong word.

The best protection for them is to paint them. Lead rot starts as oxidation of the metal. If you seal off the surface from the air, it can't oxidise as quickly. And lead oxidises relatively easily. There are also moulds and fungi that feed off this oxide.

Lead doesn't "off gas" as such. It has nothing to offgas with.
It's a bioaccumulative toxin. Don't EAT it. Don't huff the dust. Wash your hands after handling the bare metal miniatures. Keep them away from anyone who is likely to do any of that, too. Keep them away from small children (as it's most dangerous to developing brains).

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