Well, for one, I don't want to use the glass shelves. So that saves money. However, the doors are what I want, and of course, what costs.
This does seem to be the problem. I wonder if it wouldn't be cheaper to have custom doors made for me at Farkas Fixtures (they make the store display fixtures in the San Diego area for the local businesses, at least - think of some of the display cabinets used to cordone off a seller's area at Comic Con - and I use them for my full 6-foot battle dioramas).
Originally Posted by JediTricks
Some of my glass case dioramas I used to have set up at my old place
I'm sure that in LA there are multiple companies that produce these kind of store fixtures and can cut the glass the right size. (For my Geonosis display, I'm going to have to have a custom case made that's just slightly wider than the standard 18 inches, to accomodate the Republic Gunship's wingspan.
"Foil" is a term I'm having difficulty getting used to. I keep thinking of tin foil. I wonder how the term is applied to these detolfs?
It wasn't a clearance as they had never offered the white foil ones at any price before that. They were a special cheap version for the sale days in a different color.
Yeah. I just bought another one for my videos. I'm actually going to stop collecting movies / TV on DVD as everything is going to be OnDemand anyway, but there are a few last things I want, and I'll likely always buy particular upcoming films in my favorite genres, like Star Trek or Terminator 5 & 6 (if that ever happens).
"Billy" is a line of bookshelves from Ikea, the best one is the Billy 6' 8" bookcase for cheap,
The Billys are not exactly what I'd want for displaying the figures however. I need to keep looking.
However, I did once use one to display the starfighters for The Battle of Endor. In a black case I had a lot of TIE fighters and assorted Rebel starfighters.
What do you mean? I really want 7" or shorter figures to be at least shelved at my waist level, especially for any outside display, because I don't want to kneel or lay down on the ground to look at them. (On the carpeting in my living room where Voyager Optimus Prime is fighting The Fallen, Megatron, and Starscream, this is OK as I can lay on the carpteting if I really want to look at these - which I usually don't :P )
You need to use more of the vertical space, that's what's annoying about the Detolfs (they're only 5' 4" tall)
There's a corner that gets no sunlight, and all my past experience has demonstrated it to be blocked from rain.
As for outdoors, none of this would work, Ikea is all foil and cheap finishes, would break down very quickly, and I doubt any of it is UV-protected either.
See my comment above, but do offer any counterpoint to it if it would be helpful in changing my mind (unless of course I've mitigated the issue with my planned location for this display).
You put figures outside, and they'll be sunbleached in a month or so.
That's OK. They are just like those guys called Congression Representatives and Senators that I just voted for, right? Those folks also keep their financial accounts off shore.
You guys know Ikea is a tax-evader, right?