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Display Heller Passat and Revell Cutty Sark

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Display Heller Passat and Revell Cutty Sark
Posted by Brucer on Thursday, January 30, 2020 7:00 AM

Hey all,

This new post is in response to suggestions that I find a different method of display. This new approach stems from my experience of having a previous build crushed by my cat who took an unfortunte turn and leaped onto the model crushing it. I am posting pics of a different method to display.




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Posted by gregbale on Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:28 AM

Nice display idea...and very nice builds...but even up high, they'll be dust magnets. Big Smile


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Posted by jeffpez on Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:03 AM

Great builds that are stunning against the red wall with the light coming from above. The keyboard under the shelves looks like a perfect cat launching pad.

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Posted by crackers on Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:20 AM

These beautiful models should be inside display case to prevent cobb webs from adhering to the rigging.

Happy Modeling    Crackers    Big Smile

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Posted by fox on Thursday, January 30, 2020 3:02 PM

Great builds and they really look good in that setting. But, if you have cats, they will find a way to get there ( ask me how I know). That's why I had a screen door on the workroom. I could see and hear all that went on in the house and the cats just sat out in the hall and stared at me. They were probably thinking "We'll get you one day". One of them did. Somehow she got the screen door open and got in and shredded the plans to my "Scottish Maid" which is my avatar. I wasn't worried about the cats so the plans were laid out on the floor. Guess I really made it easy for her. Took me a couple of months to get another set.

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Posted by Brucer on Friday, January 31, 2020 9:01 AM


Yes unless under an enclosed case they will be dust magnets. I'm pretty thorough about cleaning and dusting (being retired and all!). Also, thanks for the model build comments. I'm getting close to finish on a HB Battleship Mikasa 1902. I thouroughly enjoyed the build though really miss building sailing ships. Hmmmm...what should I get next?....I sure have ideas here...

Have a good day all. This forum is great!


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Posted by scottrc on Friday, January 31, 2020 9:38 AM

Lovely display with the lighting and the colors.  But it will still encourage the cats to get up on the shelves.  Those are considered very safe areas to nest for a cat.  

I have built a few cat trees and put them througout the house and these have kept the cats off my display shelves.  A cat tree gives them their own area that they can feel safe and can do whatever they please on it.  I change out the toys and move the platforms around on a regular basis to keep them interested.  I also place them in front of windows so they stay occupied on whats going outside the house more than what is on the inside.  


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