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Shall I make my display case base plain black or a cobbled roadway?
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philhendry
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:23 pm    Post subject: Decisions, decisions... Reply with quote

Hello all,

Earlier today, whilst tidying out a cupboard, I found a clear plastic 'cover' - not unlike the covers that come with the Dragon Armo(u)r pre-built models. Quite substantially moulded - I suppose the (clear polystyrene?) it's moulded from is a couple of mm thick.

Being a wargamer/modeller, I was struck by it immediately, and decided to make a little display case using it as a lid/dust-cover. Size-wise it's about 18cm long, by 8cm wide, and 7cm high - so it'd comortably fit a big model (Tiger II) or two little-uns (AEC armoured cars). So, since finishing tidying up, I've been cheerfully hacking bits of plasticard around, making a (removable) base to go under it.

Just about there, but am wondering about what to do with the surface the vehicle(s) will sit on. I want to use it for different vehicles - i.e. whatever I finished making last. So that restricts things a bit. Easy options are a bit of roadway (cobbled?) with pavement/sidewalk, or to leave it plain and paint it all black.

Black might look cool/classy, but AFV models might look more 'natural' on a bit of roadway. What do the assembled throng think?

Phil
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil,

I voted cobbled road, may I suggest make a base inside a base that way you can use the model for wargaming too Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello all,

Well, with 20 votes for a cobblestone surface, and none for plain black, I decided to go with cobblestones!

Therefore, last evening I glued the cobblestones (Slater's 0421 Random Stone embossed plasticard) in place, and this morning I primed it black, painted & dry-brushed the cobbles, Dull-Coted it all and finished off the black edge with Johnson's Klear to give it a sheen.



So now I can display my latest (and greatest?) in a dust-free environment.

I suspect that, armed with a razor-saw to remove the 'blobs' that the screws go through, and some embossed plasticard, one could very easily modify one of the cases that the Dragon Armo(u)r models come in.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks great Phil !
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice....now you got me looking around for one...... Smile
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