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Posted 3/29/2016 7:26:32 PM
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Hello everyone,
I have a Hot Toys 1/6th scale Batman Tumbler that I've been thinking about building a display case for.
As I started thinking about my own display I started to think about how others might be interested in how other members solved their display needs in the past. I know I would be interested in hearing from other members that solved their display needs and the methods they used. Hope others will share their display creations with lots of pictures. A picture is worth a thousand words. I found a book on EBAY titled DISPLAY CASES YOU CAN BUILD by Danny Proulx for 8.32 + 3.95 shipping.
Synopsis stated:
Build a beautiful display case for your favorite collection! Danny Proulx makes building elegant, functional display cases easy for beginning and experienced woodworkers alike. He provides all the information you need to craft eleven extraordinary projects--perfect for showcasing your favorite collections or for giving as gifts to friends and family. With each design, Proulx teaches you a variety of invaluable construction methods and joinery techniques. Simply follow the step-by-step instructions to create a gorgeous piece of furniture--one that will last for years to come. You'll acquire the skills and confidence you need to design and construct your own unique display cases for figurines, glassware, memorabilia and more--whatever it is you love to collect! Includes these 11 projects: Table Display Cabinet Tall Display Cabinet Wall-Mounted Cabinet Divider-Wall Display Cabinet China Credenza and Hutch Contemporary Display and Storage Cabinet Corner China and Display Cabinet Wine Display and Storage Cabinet Entertainment and Display Cabinet Curio Cabinet Military Memorabilia Cabinet.
Display Cases You Can Build contains complete step-by-step photos, material lists and construction plans for 10 attractive cabinets. These projects require only basic woodworking tools and can be used to show off a variety of collectibles, including dolls, records, dishes and curios. Finished pieces range from large, room-dividing wall cabinets to wall-mounted display cases. Readers will be able to show off their favorite objects to the world in custom-made displays of their own creation.
Thought this book might be a good start. vertigo


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Too much work.

Just follow Nitro's example and use Detolf and Expedit from Ikea.

This is how Nitro displays all those girlie figures Rusty bought for him.








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Very beautiful!!!!
What do you use to keep all that acrylic clean and bright and what are your methods of application and finish polishing? vertigo
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Anyone has an acrylic case for the hot toys batmobile / tumbler?
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Posted 3/30/2016 7:12:09 PM


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Sorry those ain't mine. But Detolf and Expedit combos are popular among figure collectors.






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Anyone has an acrylic case for the hot toys batmobile / tumbler?


I'd like to help but I like displaying I mean storing it in its original cardboard box.







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Posted 3/30/2016 7:21:45 PM


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Anyone has an acrylic case for the hot toys batmobile / tumbler?


I'd like to help but I like displaying I mean storing it in its original cardboard box.


You need to do what i do, get two, one for the box one for display



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Bat-Vader (3/30/2016)
Big Bozo (3/30/2016)
Bat-Vader (3/30/2016)
Anyone has an acrylic case for the hot toys batmobile / tumbler?


I'd like to help but I like displaying I mean storing it in its original cardboard box.


You need to do what i do, get two, one for the box one for display





Actually I got three. Sold one and got two in box.







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Posted 3/31/2016 6:14:59 PM
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This is the best article I have found on cleaning and polishing
acrylic display cases. vertigo

How to Clean Acrylic Display Cases

by

Michael Azif

President of Sports Display Cases

www.sportsdisplaycases.com

Collectors are often familiar with using display cases to protect
their valuable memorabilia. They are used to prevent damage from
light, dust, and every day wear and tear.

What many do not realize that the case itself needs cleaned from time
to time to keep it looking new. Regular cleaning will prevent sticky
residue or dust from collecting on the surface of the case.

Avoid Harsh Chemicals When Cleaning Acrylic

Many of the leading sports display cases feature a durable acrylic
material that is long lasting. Material like this is less prone to
shattering. It also resists scratches, making it ideal for storing any
type of memorabilia.

A common complaint that many have is that over time, their acrylic
case turns yellow or cloudy. Some attribute this to natural aging, but
one reason for this is that they are cleaning it with the wrong type
of cleaner.

Most do not notice any issues during their first few weeks or months
when using products that contain ammonia or alcohol in them. The
discoloration may take time to appear but once it does it can be
difficult to remove.

Glass cleaners and other harsh chemicals used around the house are
often made for multi-purpose use. This means they are not formulated
for all surfaces, and may be abrasive or damaging to some.

Because they are safe enough for glass or shiny surfaces, many use it
on their acrylic sports display cases. What they do not realize is
that this is what causes eventual discoloration.

Another common mistake is to use cleaners marketed as natural or
organic. People often use these thinking that they are somehow safer
for surfaces but this is seldom the case.

There are always some exceptions, but many of these ‘safer’
alternatives can damage the surface. For this reason, avoid using them
if you want to avoid yellowing or cloudiness.

While there are specific products designed for cleaning acrylic, the
best method is to just use plain water. Some may recommend mild
detergent and water, but most may find that water alone will clean the
surface.

Remove Sticky Residue with Ease

Sticky residue is another common issue that may run into when cleaning
the displays. The residue accumulates and can be difficult to remove
as it may smear or streak during normal cleaning.

Residue may be due to adhesive left behind from stickers or labels.
Some prefer to scratch at the residue with their fingers or with a
blunt object to remove it. Never use sharp objects as they may cause
scratches in the acrylic.

Another top option for those trying to remove adhesive is to use a
strong solvent or remover. These products are harsh and will damage
the surface if they come in contact with most acrylics.

The best method for removing adhesive residue is to look for a product
rated for use with acrylics. These can remove the adhesives without
damaging the material or discoloring it.

If you do use a safe product, always follow the provided instructions
and work in small sections. After removing the residue, be sure to
clean the area with a separate cloth and a little water to remove any
traces of the product.

As a general rule, always try out a test spot on the material first
before using it on the entire case. The test spot can be a small
corner near the back or an edge facing a wall. This makes it easier to
check for any potential issues.

Clean With Care If You Want Cases to Last

The type of cloth you use for cleaning is just as important as the
product you use. The wrong type will leave tiny scratches or streaks
and smears behind, so choose them with care.

Abrasive materials, such as scouring pads or rough sponges, will cause
scuffs and scratches. Over time, this can lead to the display case
looking worn out and cloudy.

Disposable cloths are sometimes a go-to for many because they are easy
to use and inexpensive. The problem with these is that they contain
products that can leave the case discolored or cause streaking.

Some use the same rag or cloth that they use for cleaning other
surfaces. One problem with this is that there may be grit or residue
left behind from cleaning other surfaces.

Grit is a big concern when reusing the same cloth around the home.
Grit can come in the form of dirt, dust, or even small pieces of metal
or glass. The grit left behind can cause small scuffs or cracks along
the surface.

The best method for long lasting displays is to use a soft lint-free
cloth and only use it for that purpose. Many prefer to use them only
once and use a fresh one each time to avoid grit or residue.

To begin, take a dry lint-free cloth and use short, gentle strokes
across the surface. Avoid using too much pressure as it may cause
stress fractures even though the material is durable.

If the dry cloth does not remove all the residue or dust from the
surface, try adding a little water. Some opt for spray bottle and mist
the surface, while others prefer to wet the rag itself.

Either method will work, but it is a good idea to start with a small
amount of water and add more as needed. If memorabilia is still in the
case, avoid soaking it. Instead, use small amounts and clean in
sections.

Once the surface is clean, the final step is to dry it. As before,
always use a fresh lint-free cloth with slow, gentle strokes to avoid
streaks. If the rag gets too damp, use a fresh one to finish drying.
This prevents streaks and water spots.

Reduce the Appearance of Scratches

One thing to watch for with sports display cases are scratches on the
surface. They may form due to harsh products, or because of fall
damage.

Regardless of the cause, the best way to handle scratches is to treat
them immediately. To do this, you will need either a few products, or
a scratch treatment kit for acrylics.

When looking for a scratch removal or treatment product, be sure to
check that it is compatible with the material. Be sure to check the
label to verify that it is safe before you use it.

The steps involved in treating scratches will vary depending on the
severity of the scratches. Faint or light marks may need only a gentle
treatment and polishing while severe marks may need more in depth
care.

If you have a lot of memorabilia on display in your home you may want
to consider a scratch treatment kit. These are available as ready to
use kits, or purchased as separate items. The kits are often easier to
use as they include products for all types of scratches.

Being well prepared for any type of cleaning need will go a long way
toward keeping your case clear. With proper care, your sports display
cases will look new for years to come, making your memorabilia take
center stage. Michael Azif
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Anyone has an acrylic case for the hot toys batmobile / tumbler?


I'd like to help but I like displaying I mean storing it in its original cardboard box.


You need to do what i do, get two, one for the box one for display





Actually I got three. Sold one and got two in box.


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