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|Michael Davis||I have a few higher-end models from Danbury Mint and Cose 3 that I would like to get get display cases for. Does anyone know a good source for them? Do some of you build your own cases?|
|Larry McGlynn||Have you thought about a curio cabinet? You can find them at furniture stores. You can check them out at Howard Miller and see what they look like.|
|Madon_space||I made a case for the Code 3 Collectibles' Apollo Astronaut and one for Dragon Models' 'Astronaut Buck' figure with all sides of the case in black and with the Earth in the background, which looks quite cool I think.|
I make the cases out of glass, which I have cut to size, then fix together using silicone. I just think it finishes them off.
|cspg||Collecting models is one thing, finding the appropriate way to display them is another. Do collectors buy display cases like these? Or any other sources welcome! |
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|alexbaja||I display all my models in acrylic boxes, which I order made to measure.|
|the clocks running||Ikea is a great place to get a display case. I purchased the Detolf case and paid about $65 for it. This model case from Ikea comes in a few colors. You can even add a light at the top if you want. |
|Tomy1||Can anyone suggest where I can purchase large display cases to show off various contractor models. I have over 30 with various shapes and sizes and can't seem to find any that are glass enclosed, mirrored backed and lit. I assume these would be used for commercial purposes and not your typical IKEA version. Thanks for any help.|
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|Daugherty54||For those like me who have no local Ikea store, Amazon offers a similar case for about $130. That includes shipping on mine. These cases are great display cases.|
|cycleroadie||Here is the case at Amazon.|
|OLDIE||I have three of the custom-made cases as indicated by "cspg". These are manufactured in the U.K. and have a wide range of colours for the base plates. The top of the case is easily removed for close viewing if necessary.|
|SPACEFACTS||A small German company (www.sora.de) offers acrylic boxes made to measure. The website is only in German available but easy to understand.|
|apolloprojeckt||This one is from Sora. Very nice and good acrylic boxes.|
|GACspaceguy||See if this site suits your needs.|
|Norman.King||I've noticed that most of my acrylic display cases are starting to show signs of wear (micro scratches) so I've been looking for a real glass alternative.|
I found this eBay seller who has some really nice Glass display cases in various sizes (will custom build too) edged with silver grey lead with a choice of mirror and insert board colour.
This one would be perfect for the SHM 1/6 Moonwalker.
|moonguyron||I have all my models under Plexiglas. I see you live in Houston. I have used Contemporary Plastics, in north Houston (281-890-1782). |
You will need a base and he will do any size and height.
The professional go to cleaner is called 210 Plastic Cleaner/Polish by Camco. Never use Windex or other window cleaners as these will deteriorate the plastic.