50x50=2500, 7 Scratch (pic heavy)

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Re: 50x50=2500, 7 Scratch (pic heavy)

Post by slawton » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:23 pm

On a side note, I have been/will build many small models and debating about ideas to display them.

Most of you build separate stands for each model and place them on some sort of shelf. While this works for a relatively small number of relatively large models, this would not appear to be an ideal solution for my plans -- requires a large number of stands that may distract from the models themselves.

You could just lay them out on the shelf in a layer of small models, but this could get overly busy, waste a lot of shelf space and is a tempting target for the cats!. A space saving option is to use bins/containers, but this is not very visible for display. Going vertical helps with space savings, but custom stands (like my bird's nest here) can be time consuming to create.

So I'm leaning towards a group of mini-dioramas. One idea is to have them as a grid that can be hung/mounted to a wall. A drawback to a grid is the varying sizes of the models - small like 1 cm max dimension to ones several inches long. An equally spaced grid would have to have abnormally large displays for the tiny models so that they can support the larger ones. So I'm thinking about something like multiple layers of a 12-sided circle which can be spun on a roundtable:
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This would leave a window area of ~4 x 1 1/2 inches with a possible depth of ~6 inches (most would be ~1-2 inches deep).

This way, I can display a large number of varying sized models from various "universes" in a relatively small area and enhance the model with background images.
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Re: 50x50=2500, 7 Scratch (pic heavy)

Post by Tesral » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:55 pm

It needs a 1/2500 Orion docking.
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Re: 50x50=2500, 7 Scratch (pic heavy)

Post by slawton » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:48 pm

Tesral wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:55 pm
It needs a 1/2500 Orion docking.
You wouldn't happen to mean the Orion III Pan American World Airways spaceplane, would you?
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Re: 50x50=2500, 7 Scratch (pic heavy)

Post by Tesral » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:34 pm

Yes, yes I would. I see you are ahead of me.
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