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best way of securing models in display cases ...
Posted by zubin31 on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 4:37 AM

hi, i wanted to know what the best method of securing models in display cases would be (1/20 cars or 1/72 aircrafts)? 

i would want to ensure the scale model is secure inside the display case (does not move around) but would also like it to be removable (in case i want to look at it more closely).

i did look up scale model wheel chocks but could not find a good online link to buy 1/20 or 1/72 scale wheel chocks. and i want to avoid glue tak to ensure the paint work is not damaged.

experts, kindly advice ...

thanks, z.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:11 AM

You can buy 72nd scale wheels chokes, but being 72nd scale andn usually only PE, they are more likely to move around than the model.

Is there a high risk of the shelves being knocked which could cause the models to move. Have you considered adding them to a base, the extra weight will help.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 9:35 AM

Depends on the type of display case you have. Department store types with glass shelving? Courio cabinets? Homemade display shelving cases? I don't "secure" my kits since they're on display. It's not like I'm going to handle them constantly.

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  • From: Ohio
Posted by David2080 on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:12 PM

Well if you want your model to be secure but removable i would say some type of magnets in the model.  There are cases for 12" dolls that have metal bases so the dolls, which have magnets in the feet, can be posed in a variety of ways.

 

Like everyone else, i'm not sure if you want a portable case or something more permanent.

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Posted by zubin31 on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:52 PM

hi,

apologies, i should've mentioned this - i have tamiya display case type C .. so this is a portable case with transparent shell (acrylic), solid black base. for 1/20 scale cars. it does not have any hooks / braces in the base for fastening the model.

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:02 AM

Hello!

What I usually do in such case (is that a pun?) is I drill two times two small holes and then I take two lengths of thin copper wire, I route this wire around the axle near the wheel and then through the holes. By twisting the wire ends together I can pull it tight. I do it for two wheels, diagonally - like front right and rear left. This way the model doesn't need to be modified, is securely held against the base and can be easily released by cutting or untwisting the wires. The holes and the wires are hidden from the view by the wheels.

Hope it helps - have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:01 AM

LOL! Now we know what youre talking about. And here we are looking like idiots when you're talking about those kinds of display cases

I would agree with Pawel has mentioned. There are ways you can secure them in.

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Posted by zubin31 on Sunday, March 19, 2017 2:45 PM

thank you all for your inputs. shall apply the techniques mentioned into my flow.

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