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  • From: western North Carolina
How do you display your models?
Posted by kensar on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 2:32 PM

A lot of builders in these forums put out WIP threads constantly and so must have many (hundreds) of built models.  How do you display them?  I don't see many 'in flight' configurations using stands, so the models must take up alot of shelf space?

How 'bout some pics of your collection and displays?

Kensar

 

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Posted by Keyda81 on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 4:21 PM

I suppose I'm one of those ones that puts out WIP's constantly, lol.  I don't have hundreds, but 36, and I'm currently working on 37.  I still haven't figured out where I'm going to put it though.  They are in my living room.

Right of the shelf.

Next corner.  There is one I missed in between these 2 corners.

This shelf is below the B-26 and B-25.  I can fit more underneath as well, I just need to put another shelf in it, it was originally a 55 Gal fish tank stand.

 

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Posted by fermis on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 5:53 PM

I have a lot, so a few hang from the ceiling, some hang on the wall, but most are sitting on shelves.

Back there in the dark, is larger portion of the "war room". I moved all the band gear in, so that area is full of drums, amps, PA, and guitars. Most of the models I had in that section got compressed into smaller section, seen above. 

I did build a small set of "built in" shelves...recessed into the wall, where I keep most of my choppers still.

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:23 PM

I'm sure I've shown this before but I have 129 models displayed that I have built, and a few others by friends and grandkids, most all in these display cases.  There are also about 30 R/C airplanes around but they are elsewhere except for a couple on top of the big case.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 9:47 PM

I don't have any good photos of my displays, but will tell you that I build the big ones (48th scale WWII bombers, Cold War/Vietnam-era heavy bombers in 1/72) wheels up and hang them from the ceiling in my garage workshop. I have several smaller warbirds mounted on my bedroom wall (my wife doesn't complain about my choice of decor), and a glass case that is very nearly full of WWII/Cold War fighters. Finally, I have stashed a couple of WWII tanks on a shelf in the movie room, a 350-scale USS Lexington sitting atop a bookcase, several builds scattered on various shelves throughout the house, and atop yet another bookcase is my collection of sci-fi/comic figures - Iron Man with working lights, Captain America, Thor, Darth Vader, the Creature From the Black Lagoon, and the Alien.

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Posted by jmb667 on Saturday, January 13, 2018 11:40 PM

Wonderful! How do you keep them clean? I've been trying to decide between open shelves (more dusting maintenance) and an enclosed curio-style cabinet (much more expensive).

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, January 14, 2018 6:54 PM

I have open shelves holding almost 60 built 48th and 72nd kits. The dust is a huge problem. I'm moving this year so I'll build a cabinet around the shelves at my new house

 

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Posted by Chemteacher on Sunday, January 14, 2018 10:12 PM
Due to a lack of space and the wife doesn’t share my appreciation for aviation, I hang mine from the ceiling or on the wall of my workshop/garage.

On the bench: Revell P-51D (pending decals)

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Posted by Darren Roberts on Monday, January 15, 2018 1:15 PM

Most of my builds go to museums, squadrons, or are sold. The ones I do keep are on shelves in my basement area. I have a special place for all my Tomcats, though. The plan is double the number of shelves once I have more built.

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Posted by jmb667 on Monday, January 15, 2018 1:39 PM
I've been considering donation as an option; we have a local aviation museum which always needs donations/funding, and they have several display cases already for models (though there's plenty of room). Might be able to finagle an annual membership out of it. ;) Alternatively, I did find some really nice (and reasonably priced) cases here: https://www.storesupply.com/wall-unit-display-cases.aspx
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Posted by TxAggie05 on Monday, January 15, 2018 9:33 PM

I put mine in glass case from IKea. Think it was only about $60

 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 9:22 AM

Right now I have open shelves and two display cases in the basement, but they are overgrown and on some shelves models are two layers deep!  That is the result of being in this hobby for as long as I have been.

I am looking to thin my collection by giving models away to people who will appreciate them, but find it is hard to do in many cases, especially larger models!  Selling via online, like via eBay, is problematic because of the shipping problem.  G-loads on packages is horrific.  I am not the only one who has horror stories of shipped models arriving in tiny pieces in spite of careful packing.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Silver on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 4:50 PM

Great displays .You guys are doing well.

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Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 9:09 AM

Here’s what I do.  Jay Jay calls this the ”Great Wall of Toshi”.  lol!

Your friend, Toshi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench: Revell 1/48 F-102A Delta Dagger (A kit Mrs. Toshi purchased for me at Hobby Lobby)

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Posted by Chemteacher on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 6:22 PM
You guys all have some great displays/work areas. Mr Fermis the war room is so cool. Great displays, Mrs. Keyda and Mr. Toshi.

On the bench: Revell P-51D (pending decals)

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  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 11:06 PM

fermis

I have a lot, so a few hang from the ceiling, some hang on the wall, but most are sitting on shelves.

Back there in the dark, is larger portion of the "war room". I moved all the band gear in, so that area is full of drums, amps, PA, and guitars. Most of the models I had in that section got compressed into smaller section, seen above. 

I did build a small set of "built in" shelves...recessed into the wall, where I keep most of my choppers still.

 

Nice setup Fermis! But what i REALLY want to know is, does your Marshall stack go to 11?

Steve

       

 

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 11:20 PM

And do you blow your canopies off?  I have a 40w fender and the models start dancing when I crank it up.

 

Thanks,

John

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  • From: NYC, USA
Posted by waikong on Thursday, January 18, 2018 12:31 PM

I have 2 of these cases, relatively cheap for enclosed display cases. Fits 3 or 4 1/48 prop fighters no problem.  2 1/48 modern jets. There are gaps, but good enough to keep dust to a minimum (never had to dust yet in 2 years).  Looks to me I can easily drill more holes to add more shelves too.

https://www.amazon.com/Coaster-Home-Furnishings-950170-Cabinet/dp/B00FPGP4KA

I got some casters from home depot and mounted then so I can roll these out of the way if needed. 

 

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  • From: Irmo, South Carolina
Posted by Shipwreck on Thursday, January 18, 2018 4:06 PM

If I ever build more models than I have space for; the solution will probably be to trash an old one to make room for a new one!

On the Bench:

Revell 1/96 USS Constitution

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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Thursday, January 18, 2018 10:14 PM

docidle

 

 

 

Nice setup Fermis! But what i REALLY want to know is, does your Marshall stack go to 11?

Steve

 

Stick out tongue Love that movie!

That's not my "hack stack", and...no.

I run a Peavy Ultra 120 through a pair of Ampeg 4x12s. It goes to 10, but that's only one quiter!

I did think ahead when I built the all the shelves. I used a trim piece on the face, creating a little step, so nothing could scoot off. I got tired of having to reposition things after every time I revved up the guitfiddle, I stuck a little bit of poster-tack to the wheels of the ones that would move...everything stays in place now!

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