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Zippo
17th October 2010, 10:51 AM
So, last week three model ship display cases arrived from Hong Kong. Their mission - to display my growing 3 3/4 inch action figure collection.
I had tried using some business card holders in the past (see http://www.tfnzboard.transformersnewzealand.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=9904&p=142304#p142304) but wasnt happy with them.

As I had less Star Wars figures, I tried starting with them and this is the result
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/nz-kiwiman/P1070924.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/nz-kiwiman/P1070926.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/nz-kiwiman/P1070925.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/nz-kiwiman/P1070928.jpg

Again, not 100% happy, but its more to do with my requirement to use bluetak to hold up the figures in the display stand while I search for display stands.
I also have an issue with the case - there are two clips on the clear plastic that hook into the black base. On all three one of these clips refuses to let go without a massive fight and so changing the figures inside is going to be rather hard.

rampagesss
17th October 2010, 11:23 AM
Why not get a case custom made? I had one made from Adelaide Plastics here in Adelaide, you just give them the detentions you want and they make it out of Perspex.

Heres the one they made for my 1/6 Metal Gear Solid Snake figures (took about 2 days to make)
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t152/Rampage_017/Snake/100_2090.jpg

And another one for my 1:1 Scale Brandon Lee / The Crow
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t152/Rampage_017/collection/100_4232.jpg

5FDP
17th October 2010, 02:31 PM
Very nice display cases. I've thought about buying some as well but never got around to it. I wasn't actually looking for display cases but rather cheaper plastic fish tanks. I've seen a few collections using these and they look great.

reillyd
17th October 2010, 11:25 PM
So, last week three model ship display cases arrived from Hong Kong. Their mission - to display my growing 3 3/4 inch action figure collection.


They look awesome. How much did it cost shipped though. Shipping is usually the killer, though I did break down and buy one from one of the GI Joe sites to protect my Starscream shrine.

gantz
18th October 2010, 10:37 AM
Hey guys, any suggestions as to where I can buy some shelving?

Been putting it off for too long now, and the dust is killing me :o

that and my collection is rapidly growing.

Sharky
18th October 2010, 11:15 AM
Hey guys, any suggestions as to where I can buy some shelving?

Been putting it off for too long now, and the dust is killing me :o

that and my collection is rapidly growing.


how do you want to display it

glass all around?
just a glass door?
shloaw or deep?
distances between shelves?

gantz
18th October 2010, 12:15 PM
Ah sorry, Glass all round and deep would be best for my collection

Zippo
18th October 2010, 04:36 PM
Cost me $150NZ for the three cases I brought.

gantz
18th October 2010, 04:48 PM
Where did you get 'em from? online? local?

Zippo
18th October 2010, 07:14 PM
Where did you get 'em from? online? local?

Online store with a .co.nz address that had all contact information in Hong Kong.

gamblor916
18th October 2010, 07:18 PM
Why not get a case custom made? I had one made from Adelaide Plastics here in Adelaide, you just give them the detentions you want and they make it out of Perspex.

Heres the one they made for my 1/6 Metal Gear Solid Snake figures (took about 2 days to make)

And another one for my 1:1 Scale Brandon Lee / The Crow


Nice cases! I've tried contacting some places in Sydney to do custom work but the prices they charge put me off.