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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:34 pm 
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Not the bathrooms??? :wave_1:

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:20 pm 
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This will probably shock some people, but I toss about three models for every one that I keep. Most of the armor I've built got tossed a long time ago ... only a King Tiger and a Sherman survive. The USS Laffey is toast once I finish the Admiral Graf Spee.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:34 pm 
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Bill Gormley wrote:
This will probably shock some people, but I toss about three models for every one that I keep. Most of the armor I've built got tossed a long time ago ... only a King Tiger and a Sherman survive. The USS Laffey is toast once I finish the Admiral Graf Spee.


If they're 1/350 you could send them to me :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:47 pm 
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Abram - You know, I've wondered sometimes whether there's a better alternative to throwing them out. I spent the better part of a year faithfully reproducing a King Tiger based on a photograph ... I couldn't get $50 for it on ebay. So selling my work doesn't seem realistic (although my wife thinks there might be a wider audience for ships).


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:50 pm 
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Gift them to friends, co-workers, museums, etc.!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:27 pm 
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Agreed, donate to a museum..

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:41 am 
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I don't have much living space and I hardly ever finish anything anyway. But as my last post for 2012 I can show you part of my living room bookshelf. There's always at least one 1/700 model in it.
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Though technically unfinished (rigging....) Poelau Laut looks nice enough I think.
The real space subject next to 'Laut is also in 1/700. Takara's prepainted ISS built up as the station was in 2001 and with a reduced print of the movie poster on the base stand. Unlike the ship it actually draws attention by visitors and gets talked about.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:10 pm 
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My space's limited, too. Only two small glass cabinets yet. But I hope more is yet to come :big_grin:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:36 am 
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Finally got around to getting a display case sorted out to bring all of my models together. :cool_2:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:10 pm 
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So far I've been using plastic model display cases. Trumpeter has them in various sizes and will fit the biggest 1/700 ships. Not too classy looking, however, and all the clear tops have a characteristic molding nipple dead center on the top :Mad_6: . You can dress up the base with some wood strip or veneer, but it's sort of like putting make-up on a pig! :lol_pound:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:22 pm 
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Here's my sort of new (only a few months old, anyway) home for "exclusive Channell masterpieces" in the rare event I finish something.

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I hardly have any finished models left after my "great purge" a few years ago and a move last year that was very hard on my plasticky things. :frown_2:

They're 2 cabinets now and my wife is... um, "renting" 1 half for the time being but eventually I plan on popping out the side glass panes where they meet, bolting the cabinets together and stocking it with some of the biggest 1/200 ships Trumpeter can throw at me. :woo_hoo:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:18 pm 
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My wonderful wife bought me this last September:

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:31 am 
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Some great displays folks. One thing not mentioned that I've found can enhance your display as much or more than the cabinets is lighting - especially if you're using wooden cabinets with solid wood shelving. Finding good, affordable lighting that helps you really see the details in your model - after all you spent a heck of allot of time on them.

We went thru quite a few iterations but finally settled on microfluorescent (T5) in a 6400 (daylight) temp range for all ships "in the shelves" - vs. those on top where we light with incandescent spots. You can get the fixtures in any length (up to 60") and daisy chain them as needed. I try to use a single, long fixture in front and a shorter fixture in back so you don't create bad shadows. The fixtures are thin enough to be hidden behind a small wood valence and they really make for a nice display. If interested, here is a link (US company) that I've used - I run these 10-20 hours / week and they generally last 2-3 years.
http://www.pegasuslighting.com/microflu ... unded.html

If interested, give them a try as they'll give you a really high quality result ...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:16 am 
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Jeez...where do you live? In a museum? :big_grin:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:02 pm 
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So impressed by all the wonderful display ideas posted here.

Some of mine I keep here. I like this curio a lot - a wedding gift from my wife. A perfect gift.

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1/350 Titanic (Minicraft)
1/350 Yorktown (Trumpeter)
1/350 Duke of York (Tamiya KGV conversion - foreground) 1/350 Gneisenau (scratch) and 1/429 Arizona (Revell - background)
1/125 Gregory DD-802 (scratch)
1/100 Victory (Heller)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:19 pm 
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NukeMM wrote:
Here is my USN Submarine display in my home office.

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I love the walls!!! Now I want to do that!!!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:40 am 
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still a relevant topic--despite the yawning gaps of photobucket and image shack etc..

shame--no permanence to that kind of comeercialy hosted image

anyhow--bumping up!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:19 am 
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I love this thread. Even though this goes back awhile, I've immensely enjoyed viewing all the displays. My ships are still stashed here and there so nothing to post from my side yet. I have enjoyed seeing all of your displays and showing my wife that a couple of my ships on display is nothing. However, she has made it clear that she is obviously far less understanding than some of your wives. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:44 pm 
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Nother bump!

I only have one completed 1/350, a fictional LCS-2. My own 'showcase' is a bookshelf fronted by a hinged plexi-panel with several sci-fi models currently inside. I have a few more aircraft to work on before I get back to my /350 Warspite.

Love the models and their displays. Especially like the ones that look like maritime museums. Just incredible!


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