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Old 03-08-2021, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This might be an odd question but I’m running out of space to put my models and have decided to literally look to the skies.. would a thin fishing line be ideal to hang the models (some 200 scale as well) from the ceiling or is there another recommended method if anyone has ever done this?

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Just my opinion, but hanging 400 scale models and most 200 scale models from the ceiling would not look good and mostly a waste as they would be too small. 1/100 now that is a different story and is why the ceiling has become my best friend lately...
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This might be an odd question but I’m running out of space to put my models and have decided to literally look to the skies.. would a thin fishing line be ideal to hang the models (some 200 scale as well) from the ceiling or is there another recommended method if anyone has ever done this?

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I've used thin fishing/monofilament line to hang 1:200 scale models, but not from the ceiling. There was a time when I had 2 IKEA Detolf cabinets and I'd hang models from the 3 shelves by wrapping 2 pieces of line around the shelf (and knotting the lines several times) per model.
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I've used thin fishing/monofilament line to hang 1:200 scale models, but not from the ceiling. There was a time when I had 2 IKEA Detolf cabinets and I'd hang models from the 3 shelves by wrapping 2 pieces of line around the shelf (and knotting the lines several times) per model.
Now that's brave (using an Ikea) cabinet!!
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I found someone who hanged theirs from the ceiling. I'm going to try it with the HM U-2 when I receive it.
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Now that's brave (using an Ikea) cabinet!!
I know, right?

At the time, I had one huge cabinet for most of my models but I also had 2 Detolfs - one in the living room and one in my bedroom. Diecast (and many plastic) models were displayed in the larger cabinet. Plastic models were in the Detolfs.
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Isn't it a bit frightening walking around your house with heavy pieces of metal above you head which if they fell, could knock you out, potentially causing a concussion.
That would make me paranoid, I wouldn't trust anything to hold them up.
Resin models would be fine though.
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Isn't it a bit frightening walking around your house with heavy pieces of metal above you head which if they fell, could knock you out, potentially causing a concussion.
That would make me paranoid, I wouldn't trust anything to hold them up.
Resin models would be fine though.
I wouldn't want to put all of those holes in the ceiling. Nightmare to patch & paint when you want or need to take them down.
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Living dangerously with $200 models smashing on the floor.
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Plus you can't admire the liveries when they're hanging directly above you, as you can just mainly see the underbelly (unless you have a large room and shallow roof).
It's like one reason as an aviation photographer, I don't stand right under the localiser when I take photos, unless I want that perspective, I sit to the side.
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Living dangerously with $200 models smashing on the floor.
$200??? I wish!! double that in some cases.. if done right, nothing is crashing down.. here are some of my 1/100’s....Nicer display than their 1/100 counterparts buried on stands in the back...
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I wouldn't want to put all of those holes in the ceiling. Nightmare to patch & paint when you want or need to take them down.
Not really, mine is done with a simple plant hook but held in place with an anchor.. I want to also point out that all of my models are resin and don’t have much weight to them my heavy aluminum models do stay table level on their stands weighing in at 12 to 14lbs each
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Not really, mine is done with a simple plant hook but held in place with an anchor..
Much smaller than I thought necessary. I was envisioning larger hooks with the round base that people use to hang plants from the ceiling.

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For a variety of reasons, not the least of which having to do with aesthetics, I personally would not like hanging planes from the ceiling and would never consider it. And if I had no more room available and felt I needed to hang ‘em high, I would reconsider the quantity of my collection and opt for quality. Just my blunt two pennies. I rarely collect more than one livery of the same model, as one example. There are too many vehicles that I want. To waste my space with different colors of the same thing, to me, is redundant—I just never understood it.
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Im totally out of space and my 1/24 cutaway 747 will be taking to the skies real soon. im almost afraid to do it but have no choice as the tripod takes 4 ft of space all around the floor. i have plans to mount cable wires to two 4" Lag screw eyes. Each screw is rated to 300 pounds. i just hope the wood in the ceiling can hold a roughly 80 pound cutaway model!
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