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Offline Bughunter

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How do you present your models?
« on: August 29, 2020, 05:49:57 AM »
Hello,

after Guy asked today for pictures of my cabinet I here are some pictures of my cabinet.
May be we can made a thread from it, comparable to the workbench one?


My Glass Cabinet  



My (at that time new) wall mounted glass cabinet:



The reason, why I stick to 1/48. The cabinet is huge, but not very deep, due to limited space for a stair.



I added light with LED stripes myself. The LEDs are in alu profiles on every layer ...



... so the light away from the viewer to illuminate the models from above and below.



Not yet full, but also no more empty





Cheers,
Frank
« Last Edit: August 29, 2020, 05:57:11 AM by Bughunter »
Wikipedia says: A model is a simplified representation of reality.
So I create downscaled originals.

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Re: How do you present your models?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2020, 06:00:14 AM »
Beautiful Frank!

Thanks for posting. I really must get round to doing that.

Stunning.

Guy

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Re: How do you present your models?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2020, 12:20:13 AM »
Very nice collection and presentation!

Offline lone modeller

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Re: How do you present your models?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2020, 02:32:44 AM »
What a superb collection of models Frank.

I too have glass cabinets but they stand on the ground and have glass doors. Most of my models are in the True Scale so I can also get a lot in - but I am gradually filling them! I have installed LED lights under the shelves so that the light falls directly on to the models.

Stephen.

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Re: How do you present your models?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2020, 05:33:58 AM »
   This is a great idea for a Thread Frank, and your collection and the cabinet look very impressive. I always enjoy seeing other's models and getting ideas on display cabinets etc. I am going to take a few photos shortly to add here, how about adding yours Stephen, and Ken & Guy if you have some?
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: How do you present your models?
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2020, 02:49:14 AM »
Frank, your cabinet, the lighting, and the models inside all look fantastic!

Very nice presentation.

I think most modelers buy display cases from IKEA.  Sometimes you can find something for cheap if a store closes down and they are getting rid of their display furniture.

I have also noticed that there is a large amount of glass display cases at Ebay these days, though a lot of it is expensive.

I have always used various glass cases from IKEA.


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Re: How do you present your models?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2020, 03:49:54 AM »
OK, so here is a bit of a wobbly. My amazing wife Vanessa saw this for sale in a second hand shop a few years ago. It is a mahogany cabinet, at least 50 years old, (probably heading for 100) with a Fluorescent?? light and orange velvet floor with brass fittings ... probably used in a jewelry shop... It is a bit shallow, and won't take 1/32 scale aircraft, but you can see some WW1 on the middle shelf... You can indeed appreciate my eclectic taste in model subjects! So I won't mess or change it, just accept it for what it is... Regards, Marc



Offline jeroen_R90S

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Re: How do you present your models?
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2020, 06:20:41 PM »
Great stuff!
I'll see if I can take a shot of my display case, but as I'm limited for space it also features a bunch of half-finished parts and models, so it isn't too tidy at the moment... :-S

Jeroen