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Friday, March 12, 2010
Storing and Organizing Minis Part 6: Display
This is a cheese dome that I picked up at a thrift store or a yard sale. It came without a base. (not sure why these end up with out a base since they are glass and seems to me more likely to break the glass and have an extra base, but that is neither here nor there) Anyway, I made a base for this out of foam core - two layers one to fit inside the dome and the other the dome can rest on. I covered the top layer with flooring and painted the bottom layer.
I also added a turntable to the bottom. I started with just keeping this in my workroom, but later decided that I would enjoy the goodies inside more if it was in my kitchen on the bar.
This cheese dome is under 3" in height inside so a room or two could be built into it instead. It could be still be a temporary display area but just set up like a room.
I have been thinking that I would like to display some more of my not yet placed items, shelves is what I am thinking about.
The reason I show this is that a similar type display to this is what I may create to display various 1/48th scale items. In this example it is actually a permanent location for my bunny collection, but it could easily be a temporary solution as well.
Instead of the back being a garden scene, it could be two side or three sides of shelving.
Posted by Preble at 7:57 PM