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Display cases and cabinet recommendations
Posted by Tankluver on Monday, February 11, 2019 10:32 AM

Hi all, does anyone have any recommendations for a company that would make a display case that wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg, or are there any relatively easy DIY cases that I could assemble myself?

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Posted by Rambo on Monday, February 11, 2019 11:05 AM
I got two that came out of a Kohls I paid $50 for the pair at auction. I'm getting rid of them to anyone who wants them for free just have to come pick them up.

Clint

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, February 11, 2019 11:12 AM

If you are a woodworker you can make a custom one at the fraction of the cost of having one built By someone else.

Another option is to be on the lookout for stores closing up. A while back an antique shop in my area was closing up and He was selling all the display cases. I got one that is about 6ft tall by 5ft wide, mirrored and lighted for $200. I should have bought two of them for that price which was way cheaper that even making it yourself. 

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, February 11, 2019 11:48 AM

I have a friend who has an extensive Star Wars collection that he displays in several of these cabinets from Ikea: here

Otherwise, I'm going to do what PJ suggests and make my own.

 Bruce

 

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, February 11, 2019 12:34 PM
Craigs List for old store fixtures,or local stores going out of business.

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, February 11, 2019 1:18 PM

Ikea has this style of cabinet:

https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00363171/

You could display all sorts of models in it besides armor.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by M1GarandFan on Monday, February 11, 2019 1:44 PM

You didn't actually specify if you were looking for cabinet type cases or just cases for display of one or two models for each. For the latter, I have got cases at Hobby Lobby and the same type on Amazon. They are approx 15" x 7" by 7" high and work well for 1/35 armor.

If you're one of "those guys" who has hundreds of complete models and hundreds in the stash, then I guess you can ignore this post. ;)

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Posted by Tankluver on Monday, February 11, 2019 3:11 PM

M1GarandFan

You didn't actually specify if you were looking for cabinet type cases or just cases for display of one or two models for each. For the latter, I have got cases at Hobby Lobby and the same type on Amazon. They are approx 15" x 7" by 7" high and work well for 1/35 armor.

If you're one of "those guys" who has hundreds of complete models and hundreds in the stash, then I guess you can ignore this post. ;)

 

sorry i didn’t specify. I’ve ysed a few of the Bobby lobby cases. I just did an armored “train” using the dml artillerwagen, kommandowagen and made a Flak wagen with a kubelwitz turret on it. It came out to be about 24” long. I started realizing that it’d look good if i could get a display case for it and maybe build up a Base and use soem model gravel. I am an armor guy but i got a soft spot for trains. But eventually i want a big cabinet to display my armor and maybe custom made cases for dioramas and my rail models.

 

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  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Monday, February 11, 2019 8:05 PM

https://www.flickr.com/photos/160124388@N08/44549222600/in/album-72157668894248729/

 

Here is the ones I'm getting rid of again free to you or anyone who wants them.

Clint

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Posted by Tankluver on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 4:29 AM

Rambo

https://www.flickr.com/photos/160124388@N08/44549222600/in/album-72157668894248729/

 

Here is the ones I'm getting rid of again free to you or anyone who wants them.

 

Those look nice, let me ask the fiancé if she likes them. Thank you for the offer

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