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Display cases (acrylic) for models 1/12 or 1/20

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Display cases (acrylic) for models 1/12 or 1/20

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Hello guys,
I am thinking about display cases for upcoming 1/12 projects (BT44B and so on)

Are there any hints, tips for display cases for reasonable price?
It seems the profi cases are horrible expensive?
https://www.widdowsonsltd.co.uk/product ... splay-case
https://www.acrylicdisplaycases.co.uk/p ... lay-cases/
https://motorsportcollector.com/cart/in ... ts_id=2128


Thanks for any tips
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Re: Display cases (acrylic) for models 1/12 or 1/20

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Make your own. Been doing it for years. It takes a little time to learn, but the techniques are easy to master.

There is a plastic fabricator near me and they sell their scrap for $3 a pound. I dig through their scrap bin to find a piece large enough for my display(sometimes it takes two or three pieces, which you have to make sure are the same plastic). I then cut and polish the edge and glue it up. Quick and easy.

The most common adhesive is Weld-on, which they sell. I also use it for my model building. It is a solvent glue and works on most plastics.

I have a good blade on my table saw, that does a nice job of cutting the plexiglass. I learned some years ago how to flame polish the edges to get rid of the saw marks. This way I can make a display as large or small as I want and it looks as good as the "professional" ones.

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Re: Display cases (acrylic) for models 1/12 or 1/20

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Try Atlantic Case Company
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