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    Display cases for static models
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    Lordgord
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    Cheers Steve, I shall do that as part of my research and price up against other options.
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    stevedownunder
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    Hi Lordgord,

    Just a thought, if you find a acrylic/plexiglass fabricator preferably locally and just get them to cut to size then you do the assembly, sort of a kit, and there are some good videos on you tube showing how to do it.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    Lordgord
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    Thanks for the recommendations, I shall follow up and get some prices for the builds I have on the go at the moment, two HMS victory models, an HMS bounty and a trading brig named β€œVenus”.
    GordonπŸ‘
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    Lordgord
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    Thanks Rick, I have done that very thing for my 53” HMS MAGNIFICENT, total cost approx Β£100, the majority being the plexiglass front. If I can’t find a competing commercial supplier I shall have to consider the same again. I feel the sailing ships really do need the light from all sides in order to appreciate their true beauty though.
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    I can recommend DSC Showcases. He even delivers them personally.
    You can enter your required size on the website and get an immediate quote. After spending Β£300 to Β£1000 on a kit and 2 to 3 years building it, how much is too expensive to protect your creation? My DSC case is quite large, so made of 3mm glass and very is heavy. It takes two of us with glass suction handles to get the case over the model, which we do on the floor, then lift by the plinth onto the table. Not something you move very often.
    Plastic is a lot lighter. Premiere Showcases do them in acrylic and offer a flat-pack option that, as I understand it, doesn't include the sheet. I just don't see the point of that.
    I have considered aquarium suppliers but never really investigated that option. My next model will get another DSC cover, they're that good.
    I may try and talk him into 2mm glass this time though!
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    GaryLC
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    This is just a thought, which is have you considered second-hand display cabinets, as used in shops, and quite surprising the prices they change hands for. You could buy something big enough to house three or even four boats one on top of another.
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    Gary Steam Marine, the only way to go.
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    Would building a wood box with plexiglass front be a way to cover your models but still show from the front. Make a picture frame to the size of plexiglass and hinge it to open the front
    Rick
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    Lordgord
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    Having moved on to building static display sailing ships (due in the main because of my mobility problems), I have reached the stage of having to consider how to preserve my builds. I have had a local company build a couple of plexiglass cases for me, however, they are VERY expensive. My question is, does anyone know of any business that sell display cases in kit form?
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