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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, November 2, 2020 6:06 PM

Could've been much worse indeed!

Chad

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In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, November 2, 2020 6:10 PM

Yikes! Those shelves look pretty secure/stable... how did it happen?

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, November 2, 2020 6:19 PM

stikpusher

Yikes! Those shelves look pretty secure/stable... how did it happen?

 

They rest on 4 little supports one on each corner.I had some extra shelves cut,they are a little shorter so its possible one end vibrated off the supports and fell.

Lots of new construction in my development going on,lots of cement trucks passing.Had these for 20 years never any problem.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, November 2, 2020 6:21 PM

Now I have good reason to pick up a Zoukei Mura Phantom to replace it with.

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, November 2, 2020 7:02 PM

You can fix it!heck this Lepard was in pieces and I got her back together!  

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, November 2, 2020 8:09 PM

Tojo72

Now I have good reason to pick up a Zoukei Mura Phantom to replace it with.

 

There ya go! Find the silver lining!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by wpwar11 on Monday, November 2, 2020 8:58 PM

Yes it could have been much worse.  You have a good attitude.  Have fun with the new Phantom.

fox
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Posted by fox on Monday, November 2, 2020 9:28 PM

Sorry to hear the news Tojo. Were the pegs that hold the shelves plastic? I found some in Lowes that are brass and they stick out 1" after the pegs go in. Got them a few years ago and can't remember the price but I think they were only pocket change each. 

When I inherited the curio cabinet from my mother, the shelves were shorter than they should have been and I had one fall and take out the one below it too. Lucky no models were on the shelves yet. They were only thin glass. I bought new stronger ones,the right size, and on my way to pick them up I stopped at Lowes to look for mounting pegs and found the brass ones. No chance they'll break off or even tarnish. Look great too.

Jim Captain

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 5:14 AM
Sorry to hear this Tony. Had the same thing happen with a ceramic doll cabinet of my daughter's. Had a lot of super glue work after that one

 

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Posted by wpwar11 on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 6:54 AM

Tojo,

Did you make those cabinets?  It's been one year since I started modeling and I have a few builds under my belt.  I'm running out of room around the house to display them.  A google search showed nothing really model specific or outrageous cost.  Does anyone have a suggestion?  I build mostly 1/48 WW2 and modern jets.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 7:30 AM

Ouch!!! So sorry to hear about the Phantom Tojo. And glad as well that the others were untouched or salvagable. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:01 AM

Hi Tojo!

 At the Museum we had the same problem with a Donated showcase. We got new hangars and had the shelves replaced with thin Polycarbonate sheet ( Plexi). You See we still have about twelve long freights come through every day. Oh yeah, we are right there, Remember our Museum is the old Train Station. Right on the right of way only one track width from the Trains. Vibrations MMMHMMM!

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Posted by Greg on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:35 AM

Tojo72

Now I have good reason to pick up a Zoukei Mura Phantom to replace it with.

 

That was a good-looking F-4 in the case and I too am sorry about the mishap.

Can't think of a better reason to go for one of the Zoukei Mura Phantoms to ease your pain. Mine's on hold for a while, but it is an awesome kit.

PS, vibrating homes suck, don't they.

-Greg

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:47 AM

Greg

 

 
Tojo72

Now I have good reason to pick up a Zoukei Mura Phantom to replace it with.

 

 

 

That was a good-looking F-4 in the case and I too am sorry about the mishap.

Can't think of a better reason to go for one of the Zoukei Mura Phantoms to ease your pain. Mine's on hold for a while, but it is an awesome kit.

PS, vibrating homes suck, don't they.

 

Going to get the longer supports that Fox mentioned.

Looking at the Randy Cunningham bird or a Marines version.No one has them now,only super high  prices on ebay,no rush.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 9:01 AM

very fine display , maybe you could shim the plegs on the supports to get a sunger fit could be there is too much weight for that support.

 

Nick.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 9:50 AM

crown r n7

very fine display , maybe you could shim the plegs on the supports to get a sunger fit could be there is too much weight for that support.

 

Thanks,the support didn't give out,the glass shifted off the short support,the longer support will prevent that.never happened before,but will get the longer supports so it doesnt

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 11:56 AM

or some double sided tape.

 

Nick.

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 12:02 PM

Aw man, Tojo, most unfortunate!  But yeah, a fresh Zoukei Mura kit would not be remiss to replace the Phantom.

So remember - from now on, 70 ton tanks go on the bottom shelf!  Stick out tongue

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 3:16 PM

Sorry to hear about the downed Phantom, glad the damage elsewhere wasn't too bad.

Tojo72
No one has them now,only super high  prices on ebay,no rush.

Just did a quick search, Wonderland Models in Edinburgh are advertising a ZM F4-E for $99.99, available on 15th November - maybe a new or re-release?  If so, and you don't want to order from them, it might be coming to a model shop nearer to you?  Just a thoughtSmile

Take care, stay safe.

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Posted by knox on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 4:07 PM

I just checked Sprue Brothers, and they have a F4J and a F4E for 75.00 apiece.  

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 5:10 PM

wpwar11

Tojo,

Did you make those cabinets?  It's been one year since I started modeling and I have a few builds under my belt.  I'm running out of room around the house to display them.  A google search showed nothing really model specific or outrageous cost.  Does anyone have a suggestion?  I build mostly 1/48 WW2 and modern jets.

 

if you have an Ikea near you. Look at the Billy cases

 

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 6:10 PM

wpwar11

Tojo,

Did you make those cabinets?  It's been one year since I started modeling and I have a few builds under my belt.  I'm running out of room around the house to display them.  A google search showed nothing really model specific or outrageous cost.  Does anyone have a suggestion?  I build mostly 1/48 WW2 and modern jets.

 

No,I picked up the tall ones years ago at some no name local furniture store, I just added some extra shelves.

Someone mentioned Ikea Billy shelves, the closest one to me is 2hrs away in Charlotte,but the ones with the doors will fill the bill nicely at $179.00 when I need more,I will look at those.

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:59 AM

Bugger!! But the new Phantom does sound nice!

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, November 6, 2020 11:13 AM

Grabbed a bunch of the ones on the right to replace the shorter ones,this will prevent it from happening again

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Posted by the Baron on Friday, November 6, 2020 11:19 AM

Tojo72

Grabbed a bunch of the ones on the right to replace the shorter ones,this will prevent it from happening again

 
They should work, but for myself, I'd still want metal (eg, brass) like Fox mentioned.
 

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, November 6, 2020 1:04 PM

the Baron

 

 
Tojo72

Grabbed a bunch of the ones on the right to replace the shorter ones,this will prevent it from happening again

 

 

 
They should work, but for myself, I'd still want metal (eg, brass) like Fox mentioned.
 
 

Agreed. I’ve seen those plastic ones distort and bend from a combination of direct sunlight, weight, and possibly heat, over time.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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