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Awesome. I' think I will be making one or two of these very soon.

   
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Raleigh

Great! I'm really happy to see so many people getting motivated to build themselves some of these cases.

To add another level of assurance, both of these cases survived a 9.0 earthquake with no damage. Also, survived the 200 or so aftershocks.

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North Bay, CA

Here are mine:



Total cost, for both, came out to"

Cabinets $59 x 2 = $118
Dioder sets $49 x 2 = $98
3/8" wire rope clips x 32 = $32
package of zip ties = $2
1/4" glass shelves, bevelled and polished = $140

Total = $390

Letting the cat live, because she can't knock down my figures anymore ... PRICELESS

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Raleigh

Awesome! I'm so pleased to see that you built them up!

What do you think now that the process has reached its conclusion?


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My god this is amazing! if I had the space to put one of these I would make 2 and squeeze it in!

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Ifurita wrote:Here are mine:



Total cost, for both, came out to"

Cabinets $59 x 2 = $118
Dioder sets $49 x 2 = $98
3/8" wire rope clips x 32 = $32
package of zip ties = $2
1/4" glass shelves, bevelled and polished = $140

Total = $390

Letting the cat live, because she can't knock down my figures anymore ... PRICELESS




I'm definitely sold and will be purchasing some of those units when I go to Adepticon. I have no idea where to get glass shelves made/cut/polished though....

How many shelves did you get made for 140?

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I had 8 made. If you search your local service directory for glass, anyone who does glass windows should be able to do it for you.

Definately recommend getting 4 wire rope clips to start. I picked up 2 different sizes and when I got home, it was pretty apparent which one was the right size. Measure your space a couple of times and cut out a cardboard template for the shelf to see how things will best fit. I also made/found a template (7 1/2 inch tall) to space all of my clips over the glass shelf. Then I got the rest of my clips and used my template to measure the space in each area.

   
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Ok, thanks for the advice/input. Looks like 8 shelves to a unit with your spacing...that should hold a few models.

Ifurita wrote:I had 8 made. If you search your local service directory for glass, anyone who does glass windows should be able to do it for you.

Definately recommend getting 4 wire rope clips to start. I picked up 2 different sizes and when I got home, it was pretty apparent which one was the right size. Measure your space a couple of times and cut out a cardboard template for the shelf to see how things will best fit. I also made/found a template (7 1/2 inch tall) to space all of my clips over the glass shelf. Then I got the rest of my clips and used my template to measure the space in each area.

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good job man! i was just facing this worry with a finished lizardmen army and an ever expanding IG army on the rise! at the moment, i have one carry case, a few pigeon holes (occupied, so not ideal) and the top of my Chest of drawers. I have a few shelves also that i am currenty displaying a few miniatures on (Grombindal, a termie, a Nob) and my Halo Reach Noble Team action figures too!(LOL, They're not dolls!). Apart from my new Quaker Parrots (Thanks mum ) i think i have jst found a new thing for my birthday list..... (ikea vouchers i need to save some for those yummy yummy meatballs they sell as well!)

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Yeah, I'm a fan of their meatballs too. They must be made in Sweden because the beef tastes different than the stuff in Japan.

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AesSedai's guide to building a custom glass display case for your figures

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Here's a top view of one of the shelves that are included in the set. Hopefully, this will give you an idea of what each will hold.

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Hey! I was looking on google for shelves for my models and I stumbled across this site. I am very glad to say that this article was so inspiring that I made an account here to say so haha. I hope to build the shelf myself using the tools you listed. Thank you so much, they look amazing.
   
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Raleigh

Awesome. I'm glad you joined the site, welcome.

Good luck with your building and please post pictures of your completed display case if you are able to!

"drinking liqueur from endangered rain forest flowers cold-distilled over multicolored diamonds while playing croquet on robot elephants using asian swim suit models as living wickets... well, some hobbies are simply more appealing than others." -Sourclams

AesSedai's guide to building a custom glass display case for your figures

Kabal of the Twisting Abyss--Blog Laenea, A Tendril of Hive Fleet Hydra--Blog

Always looking for games in/near Raleigh! 
   
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Great tut bud!

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Amazing now I just need the money, out of curiosity cause i need to figure out where I can put these, what are the specs on the cases?

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I need to snap some photos of my cases I bought via this tutorial. No added glass yet---but I can't recommend the cases enough. I've dust proofed them---unsure if I'll add lighting due to the amount of lighting I have in that room.

Thanks again though AesSedai +1. Great tutorial, great recommendation---really sharp cases. Information like this is what makes Dakka great!

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Does anyone happen to know of something like a DETOLF, but half the Height?

Looking for an affordable display case for conventions...

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I just went to IKEA and they got rid of all their DETOLFs!!!! Wtf? I have to order one online or something.
   
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Raleigh

@lidsdapips--Thanks, glad you like it!

@ Ghost in the Darkness--

Width: 16 3/4 "
Depth: 14 3/8 "
Height: 64 1/8 "
Max load/shelf: 13 lb

Width: 43 cm
Depth: 37 cm
Height: 163 cm
Max load/shelf: 6 kg

You can get better shelves cut that will hold more than the recommended 6kg. I did.

@ AgeOfEgos-- I'd love to see the pics once you get the case set up. Thanks for the appreciation, feels good to help the community that has helped me so often and for so long!

@ Cyporiean-- Sorry, I haven't come across such a case. A cut-down modded DETOLF would be really cool though.

@ Dragoncurry-- I really hope that's temporary or just that particular store

"drinking liqueur from endangered rain forest flowers cold-distilled over multicolored diamonds while playing croquet on robot elephants using asian swim suit models as living wickets... well, some hobbies are simply more appealing than others." -Sourclams

AesSedai's guide to building a custom glass display case for your figures

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Always looking for games in/near Raleigh! 
   
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AesSedai wrote:Yeah, I'm a fan of their meatballs too. They must be made in Sweden because the beef tastes different than the stuff in Japan.

Thats what my Japanese friend said as well.
We dont go to ikea for furniture, she goes to buy meat balls and i get ice cream(s)

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Lunahound wrote:

Thats what my Japanese friend said as well.
We dont go to ikea for furniture, she goes to buy meat balls and i get ice cream(s)


You know, I could swear there are couples there on dates. As a test, I just asked my girlfriend "baby, do you wanna go to Ikea for a date?" and her face just lit up...first words were "can we have ice cream?". Then I explained that it was a test and she got offended. Thanks, Luna

"drinking liqueur from endangered rain forest flowers cold-distilled over multicolored diamonds while playing croquet on robot elephants using asian swim suit models as living wickets... well, some hobbies are simply more appealing than others." -Sourclams

AesSedai's guide to building a custom glass display case for your figures

Kabal of the Twisting Abyss--Blog Laenea, A Tendril of Hive Fleet Hydra--Blog

Always looking for games in/near Raleigh! 
   
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Wicked man the lighting really sets it off
   
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Great work - really adds to the collection, when you can display it like that!

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Just got 2 of them, will assemble them in next weeks and add the ligthning. Great tutorial.

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Raleigh

Thanks guys, glad you found it useful. Post pics if you can once your projects get underway.

"drinking liqueur from endangered rain forest flowers cold-distilled over multicolored diamonds while playing croquet on robot elephants using asian swim suit models as living wickets... well, some hobbies are simply more appealing than others." -Sourclams

AesSedai's guide to building a custom glass display case for your figures

Kabal of the Twisting Abyss--Blog Laenea, A Tendril of Hive Fleet Hydra--Blog

Always looking for games in/near Raleigh! 
   
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AZ

I Just picked up a Detolf Cabinet and the Dioder lights yesterday. Need to pick up the other accessories and need to source the glass.

AesSadai, did you make 8 shelves so they were uniform (ascetics) or to support more weight?

I should be able to build it over the next week or so, wish me luck.

 
   
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Made a special trip a while back to Ikea and got two myself. Still waiting to re-model the office and then I build me some as well. Pics will be posted. Soon?

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Raleigh

@ice9172-- I made the shelves so they were uniform. You may notice that your glazier has a minimum thickness for custom cut glass and that thickness is thicker than that of the ikea shelves. As a result your custom shelves can support more weight than your stock shelves can. Good luck and please post up some pics!

@Slavetodorkness--looking forward to seeing your set-up! Please post pics!

"drinking liqueur from endangered rain forest flowers cold-distilled over multicolored diamonds while playing croquet on robot elephants using asian swim suit models as living wickets... well, some hobbies are simply more appealing than others." -Sourclams

AesSedai's guide to building a custom glass display case for your figures

Kabal of the Twisting Abyss--Blog Laenea, A Tendril of Hive Fleet Hydra--Blog

Always looking for games in/near Raleigh! 
   
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Nashville, TN

Will do. Gotta paint the office, install new carpet then the cases go in. Hopefully this month!

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Proverbs 18:2

"CHEESE!" is the battlecry of the ill-prepared.

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GW didn't mean to hit your wallet and I know they love you, baby. I'm sure they won't do it again so it's ok to purchase and make up.


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EmilCrane wrote:Finecast is the new Matt Ward.

Don't mess with the Blade and Bolter! 
   
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United Kingdom

AesSi old chap, if you visit Blighty, could you pop in and fit some for me please?

That is a really super display setup!
Green and sick with envy!!

 
   
 
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