Hi all! I'm not sure if this is the right board for this topic, but I'm looking for some good display cases. There are some very basic ones available at the furniture stores around here, but they're mostly meant for plates, are too small, and only display from the front, not the sides or back.
I was wondering if anyone has a suggestion of where to look for some good cases for Zoids (and other collectibles?) Are there any brands that carry some, or are these available online anywhere?
I found two big glass door cabinets for sale just via gumtree or whatever the equivalent classifieds is in your country. like 20 bucks each, can't buy them for that at a store. Glass cabinets are crazy expensive new I've found.
Post by Darth Escargot on Jun 27, 2018 13:33:59 GMT -5
Hobby Base makes these reasonably cheap plastic cases they call "Model Cover". You can find them at HLJ. They're made from pretty thin plastic, so they don't look as good as glass obviously, but the upside is that they're lightweight and affordable and pretty much 100% dustproof.
The dimensions don't work too well for Zoids, though, because they tend to be longer than they're tall, unlike most mechanical. Kinda depends what you want to put in there.
I have 2 Ikea Delofs that are pretty ok, all things considered. I have nothing to compare them to, save for my bookshelf, which I am happy I no longer use for model kit display.
Price was alright for what I got. Assembly wasn't good, but it wasn't horrific. If anything, most Zoids make inefficient use of the space. There isn't much width to it, but there is a lot of height between shelves.
Do not buy Ikea brand add-ons for this product. I bought and returned lights for the shelves. They cannot be used without an Ikea power supply, sold separately.