Client Display Cases

 

Display Cases for the World

There are all kinds of interesting things that go into our display cases. Here are a few notable ideas for you from the last few years.

So far in 2020

I just received these wonderful pictures of a diorama that includes some nifty rail to truck loading. There is some really nice workmanship here. Look closely and you can see some workers in their green overalls.
 

 

These fellows look like real professionals. They are wearing protective gear and I don’t see a drop of spillage anywhere. Well done, boys!

 

2019 and Before

This is one of our most popular cases. We like to make our cases taller than the commercial cases one finds for models so the edge is not in the line-of-sight of the viewer. With a higher case, you get a better view of the model and can leave hoods and trunks open, if so desired. Yes, the cost of shipping is certainly higher than for a close-fitting case but shipping cost happens only once; viewing the model continues long after.

The fine, new, Lego kits are crowding the traditional modelling hobby and we’re all for it! Some of these are wonderful kits and make impressive displays on their own. The popular Lego Porsche is a good example and is worth displaying in a nice case.

 
 

Museums and Libraries

Here’s a case that went to a fine little museum in Woodstock, Vermont. I’ve been to the museum and was quite excited to have a chance to serve them. This special case was designed to fit exactly on the side table. We took up as much height as possible since nothing was going to go above the display. This means our case is unobtrusive but protects the objects securely.

As with all display cases that are specifically built for museums, the sides are glued. There are no bent parts. This makes the acrylic look like glass except it has the safety of acrylic. Here is a close-up of one corner, showing the nice, glued, corners.

Modellers call us from time to time asking us what they can do with their models. In this case, a client in Montreal was gracious enough to donate his model to a local library. Libraries won’t take any model that comes along but something with historical significance to the area or city may be interesting. In this case, this HMS Bounty model fit with the library’s interests.

 

More Cases

 
We can bend the tops of display cases up to 47 inches wide. Beyond that we make all our cases with glued edges, like the ones we make for museums. Here is a 72-inch display case that sits on top of a cubicle of someone who works for a rail company.

Below is a lovely model shown in a case with a brown stain.

This model of an early Alfa Romeo race car is installed over a green base that the client provided. We supplied the brown base and the acrylic top. These small cases really bring out the character of a model without distracting from the overall look. We recommend setting the height of the case in relation to where the viewer will have a clear view of the model, without having the bent edge in the line of sight. This case is of a perfect height.
There’s nothing quite like paddling a quiet lake in the evening, listening to the loons, or starting out on a trip down a river in a canoe. Every Canadian cottage has its canvas or Fiberglas canoe and a Canadian household is not completed without a little model of a canoe.

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