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Old 12-14-2019, 01:27 AM   #1
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Hello all. As we head into the holiday season, most of us will inevitably be acquiring a new member, or thirty, into our collections.

I have seen many ways that we display our valuables, be it in sealed cases or open shelves. I would like to know what you all believe to be the best way to do so in terms of:

Aesthetics
Affordability
Maintenance
Space

I feel this is important for me because I wish to get going on getting my (oppressively expensive) models out in the open to enjoy.

Please feel free to discuss and show us your setup and share your experiences, as well as inform us on which items currently on the market are the best deals.

Thanks everyone, and have fun.
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Shelves with the ability to move the actual shelves work great. IKEA has “Billy” bookcases that I’ve gotten quite a few of. You can also add doors if you want. I have one with doors and the other do not. The pros are that the actual bookcase itself is cheap ($60-70) but the glass shelves are $15 each so when you need 8-16 per case it can really add up. You can also use wooden shelves but those are thicker.

The cons are that the IKEA shelves aren’t the best for widebodies - you won’t fit a 747/777 and the others you can fit but not if you want to use doors.

I also have a few other more traditional shelves/bookcases but those aren’t as versatile.

I also have a single floating shelf. I like the look of it but it’s not easy to move. I used 100lbs anchors so I would have some drywall repair to do/repainting if I ever decide to move it.
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Costco usually has Pulaski Curio cabinets in stock at their stores in January February for about a 1/3rd ($500 vs $1,500) of what they sell for in furniture stores. Sliding glass front usually 5 glass shelves with lighting. You can contact Pulaski directly located in Pulaski, Virginia and provide model number to order extra shelves. I have about 10 shelves per curio. One curio with 10 shelves will fit about 50 to 60 1:200 and about 400 to 500 1:400. Keeps the planes pretty much dust free. Open shelves are nice if you like handling them, move around your display frequently, don't mind cleaning them more often, and cost is a factor.

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Great ideas, gentlemen. I often think of IKEA when looking for home furnishings, but as stated, the costs add up if you want to add shelves, doors, lighting, etc..

I am interested in researching the Costco offering. Yes, you pay more up front, but it is an all in one investment.

I'm also concerned about size and portability/moveability of these as well.

If anyone can post some pics, that would be great.
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I just finished assembling 8 Detolfs with extra shelvings (8 shelves in total). Detolf will accommodate 2 747s (one on stand) and 1 or 2 more little ones. It will accommodate 2 A380's if one is on a stand whose base is not too large and the height of the shelf above it is the Detolf height without added shelvings. But the weight might be too much even for a plexiglass shelving and the shelf support. It will accommodate a 777X (Skymarks Qatar) again if the stand base is not too large, it will accommodate another wide body on gears.
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I just finished assembling 8 Detolfs with extra shelvings (8 shelves in total). Detolf will accommodate 2 747s (one on stand) and 1 or 2 more little ones. It will accommodate 2 A380's if one is on a stand whose base is not too large and the height of the shelf above it is the Detolf height without added shelvings. But the weight might be too much even for a plexiglass shelving and the shelf support. It will accommodate a 777X (Skymarks Qatar) again if the stand base is not too large, it will accommodate another wide body on gears.
That may work. I only have one Queen per airline, and possibly a tri-holer widebody and a few smaller sister ships. But that's only for my domestics. My foreign examples are relegated to either one Queen and/or a WB tri-holer.
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DC-10_Tony,

Arctic9048 pretty much describes what I've used since 2005. Except that they are the discontinued Ikea "Bertby" display cabinets that are anchored to the wall.

Although I don't have the Ikea "Billy" display cabinets, they accomplish the same goal as the old Bertby ones. You get the glass door, glass shelves and unlike mine, they are self-standing. They're also more compact when you're considering your available room. As far as adding more glass shelves to the "Billy," you can go to your local glass company and have them make the same size glass shelves at a cheaper rate than Ikea. Just bring them your Ikea glass shelf so they know what you want. I had six done through my local glass company.

Of course, the Detolfs will do the job as well as the much larger display case systems where members show their whole airline fleets. As for me, it's two to three models per shelf with a cultural theme. And the 747s do fit fine with the doors closed.
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Recently went with the IKEA MILSBO - Glass-door cabinet - in black wit the lighting - love it a lot better and more functional - spacious than the Detolf and the aesthetics are levels above
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DC-10_Tony,

Arctic9048 pretty much describes what I've used since 2005. Except that they are the discontinued Ikea "Bertby" display cabinets that are anchored to the wall.

Although I don't have the Ikea "Billy" display cabinets, they accomplish the same goal as the old Bertby ones. You get the glass door, glass shelves and unlike mine, they are self-standing. They're also more compact when you're considering your available room. As far as adding more glass shelves to the "Billy," you can go to your local glass company and have them make the same size glass shelves at a cheaper rate than Ikea. Just bring them your Ikea glass shelf so they know what you want. I had six done through my local glass company.

Of course, the Detolfs will do the job as well as the much larger display case systems where members show their whole airline fleets. As for me, it's two to three models per shelf with a cultural theme. And the 747s do fit fine with the doors closed.
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Recently went with the IKEA MILSBO - Glass-door cabinet - in black wit the lighting - love it a lot better and more functional - spacious than the Detolf and the aesthetics are levels above
Love the photos of the dioramas. That's a neat idea.

The MILSBO image isn't showing on my phone, so I'll have a look on my PC.

Thanks guys!
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Love this topic and in my case I found that getting a custom made plexiglass display made the most sense for me. Its actually 2 cases built seperately but made to sit one on the other when on display. Together they stand 7ft tall and 3 1/2 ft wide, they have fully adjustable glass shelving up/down by 1 inch increments and the sliding doors are removable and lockable. It cost me a very pretty penny to have it made, but worth everything to have all my collection (100 plus 1/200) displayed with incredible views all angles plus led lighting to enjoy it in the night time as well. Hope my contribution helps inspire your ideas for a case. Cheers.
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I like the display case over the shelving to keep the dust off the models. I've got 4 Curios at the moment and the models have been in there for 4 plus years and I give them a light dusting once a year.
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Love this topic and in my case I found that getting a custom made plexiglass display made the most sense for me. Its actually 2 cases built seperately but made to sit one on the other when on display. Together they stand 7ft tall and 3 1/2 ft wide, they have fully adjustable glass shelving up/down by 1 inch increments and the sliding doors are removable and lockable. It cost me a very pretty penny to have it made, but worth everything to have all my collection (100 plus 1/200) displayed with incredible views all angles plus led lighting to enjoy it in the night time as well. Hope my contribution helps inspire your ideas for a case. Cheers.
WOW! I really like those custom display cases you have!! I must have something similar made for my fleet. Thank you for posting pics. Cheers! T7
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Holy mother of mercy, Sirjinx! That's on another level. What a fantastic display you got there.

Yeah, I don't like dust at all. These models are meant to be seen, not covered in s.hite.
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Well I am having a custom made hard wood shelf cabinet done in new year. would love a glass one like above. but have a handicapped son who can fly off the handle at any moment, and its watch out anything near him. so having a cabinet done for above laptop desk. I collect mostly british military kit models now. ready built or I get someone to build them for me.


this is all I have on display atm. left to right. top shelf. 1/72 VICTOR. 1/72 NIMROD. 1/32 PHANTOM. Below, 6 x 1/48 phantoms. so having a 10 shelf cabinet 137cm wide and 171 cm height. measured all the tail heights of models to work out spacings. and 4 side shelves either side of laptop for WW2 heavy bombers. can fit 6 x 1/32 phantoms. 18-21 1/48 phantoms. and 32-36 1/72 phantoms. 6 x 1/72 V bombers. (Vulcan/victor/valiant) and 8 x 1/72 heavy bombers. (Lancaster/b-17/Halifax etc) also have 10 x 1/72 phantoms on display in bedroom.
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Yes well done indeed. Looks like that will pass the wife test as well.

Can somebody post pics of wide bodies in the Detolf. I was able to get a 777 and MD11 on one shelf using a riser. Would like to see Jumbo and A388.
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Now those display cases have a touch of class and elegance with the wood and glass combination! I am going to assume they are also lighted for night time viewing pleasure? Thank you for sharing! Cheers! T7
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Yes they have lighting though I rarely use it. I will see if I can get some night shots at some point with the light on. There is another curio a bit smaller to the right not seen in the 2 photos next to the two tier barrister cabinets partially seen in the one photo.

Thanks you all for the compliments.

Nice collections posted above and love seeing pics of fellow collector's displays and the creative way in which to display our gems.
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Yes, please everyone show us your display and a little info of how / where you got it. The more photos, the better ideas can be found.
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Yes I agree, everyone please share your collection and display. Its a pleasure and enjoyable to see other fellow collectors collections and display.
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..... Once upon a time I bought a display case for HO/OO scale trains. Sliding glass doors in front. Not very deep and ideal for displaying my trains. In the ensuing years 1/700 model ships and 1/400 planes have found their way into this case. For the 1/400 planes it is just prop planes and the smaller jets (B-707/727/737, DC-9 for example). It sits on a table against a wall. Only downside is all the stuff wife and son pile on the table in front of it so only the top two shelves are consistently viewable. I couldn't tell you what is on the bottom shelf.
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So this is an IKEA Billy bookcase with the doors open/closed.













These two are also IKEA Billy bookcases but no doors. I have a small troublemaker that I can't trust with models so that's why everything is higher, one with doors, one without...



This smaller white shelf is also an IKEA Billy, just a smaller size. As far as I know, you cannot add doors. This is actually a landing at the staircase. My original intent was to put two side by side but because of the way the stairs are, I decided not to do them side by side because it's extremely awkward to try to access anything higher to the left than what is setup.






This is a floating shelf also from IKEA. This is something that you will want to decide that you really want it there before putting in. I used pretty big anchors so I would need to patch & repaint the drywall if I ever decided to move it.




These are just some random shelves and a curio cabinet that is really more for my wife but I have been able to put two in.





Another random shelf




Built in shelves...






So there's the photos. Ideally, I would like to have a more central location but it's just not possible right now. The Billy's are good for most models but definitely nothing bigger than a 767 if you use doors.
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Love your displays Steve! Very clean displays and variety in how they are displayed.

Attached are a few pics of the curios lit. My latest addition is of my United Post Merger CRJ Brad Shinn from Stella after I got her out of the hangar for minor paint repair. The 2 Deltas are Brad Shinn creations as well.

Also added a pic of my $100 antique shop find of an Authentic Models Hindenburg that hangs over my desk.

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Thanks. I like your setup too. That frosted shelf looks really nice, especially when lit.
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Here are some widebodies on detolfs.



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Has anyone ever built two detolfs, without one side of glass, and pushed them together to essentially form one wider cabinet. Structurally, I’m wondering if it was be okay..
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Has anyone ever built two detolfs, without one side of glass, and pushed them together to essentially form one wider cabinet. Structurally, I’m wondering if it was be okay..
I like the way you're thinking. How about one in front of each other for more depth?
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My lord! How can I get one of those?!
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My billy bookcase is overflowing...

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I would have to agree with the bursting at the seams comment with your display case holding your fantastic collection! Also, by any chance did you also attend the same posting pics online course with crownvic? Xmas Cheers! T7
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Thanks Steve! The frosted shelf is a neat feature and the light underneath this shelf projects light to both the upper and lower half as well.

Sean's AA DC-10 and turbochop, thanks for posting pics of your excellent displays/collections!

Tony DC-10...I saw one on Ebay...Retail is between $500 and $600 for this model. That is why I was all over this one like a chicken on a June bug when I found it! No box, but okay without it at this price! It is a quality model with metal frame and painted silk fabric stretched over the frame. I have seen preowned ones on Ebay in the $200 to $300 range at times. Here is the Ebay link and only one I found on Ebay currently:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Authentic-A...0AAOSw-3FZAlI9

Here is the link to the makers website: https://authenticmodels.com/

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jcahea, thanks for the links. I take it that she is a bit larger than 200 scale? Out of my pay grade, but not my dreams.
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You're welcome......don't know what the scale is, but I am sure someone on here would know based on measurements. The dimensions on the site are:

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23

Length (cm)
112.5

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Width (inch)
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Length (inch)
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Height (inch)
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I would have to agree with the bursting at the seams comment with your display case holding your fantastic collection! Also, by any chance did you also attend the same posting pics online course with crownvic? Xmas Cheers! T7
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I'm in an "Old School" scenario. I restore and overhaul vintage metal models circa 1930-1960 for museums and collectors with a heavy focus on military. My personal display is right in the shop and my very concise model display is of the 8th AAF when stationed in the UK during WW2. Virtually all models once sat on the desks or tables in the Headquarters.

The display box was converted from a AAF shipping container that features vintage plywood with a plexi shelf and plexi front to minimize dust import.

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Hey Tom, that case looks pretty brilliant. I love the organic repurposed look and feel of it. It really fits the subject matter perfectly.
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Thanks. Mother of Invention intersecting with a an accidental acquisition of a period box. I limit myself to that area of containment.
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You know, after viewing many great displays in this thread, if any of you with open face cabinets want to add plexi fronts to reduce dust, can use a drill and screwdriver; I can list the tasks and tools needed. Here in the USA most hardware stores (especially ACE) can cut sheets to size. They typically supply 1/16" thick material. I can explain the process of polishing the cut edges and mounting options. Just let me know and i can work up a "How-to" instruction.
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You know, after viewing many great displays in this thread, if any of you with open face cabinets want to add plexi fronts to reduce dust, can use a drill and screwdriver; I can list the tasks and tools needed. Here in the USA most hardware stores (especially ACE) can cut sheets to size. They typically supply 1/16" thick material. I can explain the process of polishing the cut edges and mounting options. Just let me know and i can work up a "How-to" instruction.
Please feel free to do so. I am definitely not skilled enough to know how to begin.
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Tony, I'm down in Valpo so a day trip to help you out is no problem.

First, the simple solution.... you own a cabinet that was professionally assembled-

1) Measure the outside dimensions top to bottom x side to side.
2) Go to Ace and have them quote the area cut to size.
3) Polishing the edges. I am a big fan of clear edges on Plexiglas clear acrylic. Use the sanding tools in the following photo in these steps-
a) smooth the edge with the black stick
b) Buffer the edge using the Blue Stick
c) Polish by using all 4 sides of the quad color sticks (blue, pink,, white, gray
Note these same tools may be used for other projects such as canopies and aluminum!

4) Use a a sharpie marker to mark the screw holes on the Plexi. This will mean a second set of hands to hold the sheet in place.
5) Drill pilot holes into those dots on your Plexi.
6) Put the plexi back against the cabinet and drill holes at the top rail and screw the plexi in place.
7) Now that the plexi is attached, you can proceed to drill and screw the plexi in place.

Notes- Screw designs recommended are some form of "Pan" or "round head" Phillips screw that looks like a wood screw but meant for sheet metal work. Whatever that screw's shaft is, chose the next size up to bore holes into the plexi. Go one size under to bore the holes in your cabinet.

Further notes... size of manageable sheets of Plexi... Figure 1/16" thick x 2' x
8' gets to a size manageable by one person. Larger areas made need two sheets.

Second Solution- Can a simple door style be configured? Sort of... the best recommended hinge will be a piano hinge. The hardware store has these in various sizes. The piano hinge can be easier to bolt together with your plexi and screw into for cabinet sides. The trick is to decided the configuration. If bolting to your plexi, you need small bolts, lock washers and nuts...PLUS you need to consider how those hardware pieces will rub or contact the front of your cabinets. May be best to post pictures of what you have so that we can discuss the solutions. Need to contact me directly? send me a PM and I can share an email or phone.

Locking the door(s) will be another obstacle. Let us consider that it may not be only you having to see your cabinets every day so the designs should be attractive. we get to that point, send me a note...

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Thanks, Tom. I appreciate the time and knowledge you have shared with us. I'll bookmark this so when I start my project I know how to begin.
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