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Michael Davis

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From: Houston, Texas
Registered: Aug 2002

posted 11-09-2005 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael Davis   Click Here to Email Michael Davis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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

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From: Boston, MA
Registered: Jul 2003

posted 11-09-2005 10:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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.


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From: uk
Registered: Sep 2002

posted 11-09-2005 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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.


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From: Geneva, Switzerland
Registered: May 2006

posted 02-29-2012 02:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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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From: Naxxar, Malta
Registered: Dec 2010

posted 02-29-2012 03:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I display all my models in acrylic boxes, which I order made to measure.

the clocks running

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From: Rochester, NY USA
Registered: Jan 2012

posted 02-29-2012 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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.


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From: Cape Canaveral, FL
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 06-18-2014 06:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tomy1   Click Here to Email Tomy1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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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From: Cabot, Arkansas, USA
Registered: Sep 2010

posted 06-18-2014 07:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daugherty54   Click Here to Email Daugherty54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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.


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From: Apalachin, NY USA
Registered: May 2011

posted 06-18-2014 11:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is the case at Amazon.


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From: Portsmouth, England
Registered: Sep 2004

posted 06-19-2014 02:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for OLDIE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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.


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From: Germany
Registered: Aug 2006

posted 06-19-2014 03:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SPACEFACTS   Click Here to Email SPACEFACTS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A small German company ( offers acrylic boxes made to measure. The website is only in German available but easy to understand.


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From: arnhem netherlands
Registered: Feb 2009

posted 06-19-2014 06:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This one is from Sora. Very nice and good acrylic boxes.


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From: Guyton, GA
Registered: Jan 2006

posted 06-19-2014 07:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
See if this site suits your needs.


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From: Herne Bay, Kent, UK
Registered: Feb 2010

posted 06-19-2014 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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.


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From: salado, tx, usa
Registered: Jan 2011

posted 06-19-2014 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moonguyron   Click Here to Email moonguyron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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.

All times are CT (US)

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