How to Display Large Models

Do you build or collect large-scale model cars only to find that they end up sitting on a shelf collecting dust? Are you wondering if there is anything you can do that will help present it in a much more enjoyable way? No matter you can build a display case to accommodate jual triplek them. If you’ve spent a lot of time in a museum then you might notice that the right look can make the difference between good and great.

First, you will want to determine exactly how many of your model cars you want to display in this case. This will help you determine the overall size of the rack section of your case. You also have to decide if you want to add a little touch to more scenes than just a static look. This could mean adding a fuel pump and gas attendant or some other model figure to help add a bit of realism to your car.

Once you decide this then you can start thinking about how much space you need. For example if you are going to show three cars on a 1: 8 scale and they will work together in a scene, you may need a board about three feet wide and between five and seven feet in length. This will give you enough space to put your car model three wide and corner them a bit so they are not placed straight across.

The best board type for displays like this is the 1/2 inch plywood. It can be colored and made to look good after it finishes on it. The next thing you should do is decide how high you want it to stand. For support, you need to frame the bottom with 2×4 wood. Pine is fine because when it’s done you will not be able to see it. The plywood screws to the wide side of 2×4 ensure that every piece you cut will fit into place before you tighten it. Use 4 inch screws so long enough for the next step of the project. Make sure that you do not go all the way through plywood and 2×4 below it. You just want the naked edges so you can easily start to the next piece of wood when you’re ready. Now you are ready to complete the underlying framework.

If you want your look to be waist-high then you should base your measurement on your own waistline. My mine for example is about 36 inches high. I need to reduce the width of the top of the frame and the bottom of the frame and the remaining distance will be the length of 2×4 I need to cut it. In this case each 32 inches.

If you want your display to hold a lot of weight, it’s good to add additional support on each side. Line your 2×4 parts one by one with the screws you install first at the top and screw them. The screws must be long enough to pull the parts together without having to go through them all.

Once you have feet, you can attach the bottom. The bottom is essentially the same as the upper framed section consisting of four 2x4s lying flat and screwed onto the legs above them.

Next you are ready to add the side panel. All you have to do is cut the plywood to fit the base side of your screen. Make sure you measure each section before cutting your plywood. Better measure three times and cut once from the opposite. Screw into place with 1/2 inch screws and you are finished with the base, in addition to adding decorative decorations that you may want.

If you want to finish your plywood to give the color you can now do it. Make sure you have plenty of ventilation and wear a protective respirator while painting plywood.

If you want to cover your model car, you can buy Plexiglas sheets (which you can cut and make into box shapes to be mounted on top of your display), or you can be luxurious and cut glass cutter cut each panel and then you can frame it At the top of your screen. Either way, the look of your model car will look good and you can proudly show it to others.

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