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PostSubject: My display case... a work in progress... any ideas?   My display case... a work in progress... any ideas? I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 08, 2015 9:17 am

Here is my new display case. I was hoping to get all the figures on one level, but with all the variants I had to put the "last 17" on another shelf and rethink things. The other problem I ran into was I could not fit everything on the lower shelves. I wanted one for each movie. I had to pick and choose some things to display. Anyway, do you guys have any ideas to help decorate the back of the case so there is not so much empty space? I was thinking some old card backs or something.

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PostSubject: Re: My display case... a work in progress... any ideas?   My display case... a work in progress... any ideas? I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 08, 2015 9:21 am

Oh, yeah. I have my Ewoks figures behind the "Last 17". I need to prop them up some more. I am going to put my Lili Ledy removable rocket Fett and Jawa with removable hood up there too but I want to get those professionally graded so they display as the centerpieces of my collection. I still need to find a set of Droids figures. All I have is an Uncle Gundy coin. I had one on the way in July but then the seller backed out and tried to steal my money. Ugh.
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PostSubject: Re: My display case... a work in progress... any ideas?   My display case... a work in progress... any ideas? I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 08, 2015 10:52 am

Cool display. It looks like you might be using them already, but if not risers can help create a bit of space by elevating levels of the figures. If your using stands, which stands as the protech are my choice for stands but they are also 2 inches round which for some is not needed and switching to a smaller stand could create some space. As far as background I assume your talking to cover the main wall space that is present behind each shelf? If so there are lots of cool wallpapers and even wrapping papers with cool prints. If you put them on the rear of the case itself so it is between the wall and the case in some sort of frame you could even change them out.

Also when you get a minute why not stop by the who is who link in vintage chat and tell us a bit about yourself. http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t7181-who-s-who-don-t-be-shy-introduce-yourself-here

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PostSubject: Re: My display case... a work in progress... any ideas?   My display case... a work in progress... any ideas? I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 08, 2015 4:42 pm

Yes. I am using the clear spice racks that can be purchased from Amazon to make the staggered shelves for the figures. I have some of those smaller stands to help the figures from falling.

I didn't think of wallpaper or wrapping paper for behind the figures. That is a good idea. I'll have to take a trip to the stores and see what they have. I was considering possibly printing some generic Death Star wall designs to make backdrops. I was also thinking of lining up some old cardbacks. I have a stack of them ranging from original 12 backs through POTF. It might be cool to show the evolution of the cardbacks over the years. I even have some with the mail away Fett sticker still unused.
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PostSubject: Re: My display case... a work in progress... any ideas?   My display case... a work in progress... any ideas? I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 08, 2015 10:52 pm


I like your idea of old cards as a background display. Maybe even beat up boxes that you can flatten out completely?

Wrapping paper also works, like you both mentioned.

Great display. I like the use of the figure cases as the cherry on your sundae. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: My display case... a work in progress... any ideas?   My display case... a work in progress... any ideas? I_icon_minitimeFri Oct 09, 2015 8:24 am

I am also going to put my vintage AT-AT up on the top of the case. I just have to get around to getting it out.
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PostSubject: Re: My display case... a work in progress... any ideas?   My display case... a work in progress... any ideas? I_icon_minitimeMon Oct 12, 2015 2:11 pm

Sweet. Can't wait to see that. bounce

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PostSubject: Re: My display case... a work in progress... any ideas?   My display case... a work in progress... any ideas? I_icon_minitimeMon Oct 12, 2015 10:29 pm

Bryan has a good idea with the risers that would look pretty sweet as far as the gack part you could try a poster back there I have a smaller case that I am going to use for helmets and was thinking of doing a poster idea just to give a nice background look.

Something like this for example
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PostSubject: Re: My display case... a work in progress... any ideas?   My display case... a work in progress... any ideas? I_icon_minitimeTue Oct 13, 2015 7:43 am

Cool. That really looks nice.
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PostSubject: Re: My display case... a work in progress... any ideas?   My display case... a work in progress... any ideas? I_icon_minitimeTue Oct 13, 2015 6:55 pm

Is that a sideshow? :Drool:
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PostSubject: Re: My display case... a work in progress... any ideas?   My display case... a work in progress... any ideas? I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 14, 2015 12:12 am

@darthmatt22 wrote:
Is that a sideshow? :Drool:

I am not sure if it is or not I pulled the pic off the web so I could show beachboy19 what I meant about the backdrop for his display case, The speeder bike sure is cool though eh Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My display case... a work in progress... any ideas?   My display case... a work in progress... any ideas? I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 14, 2015 8:41 am

Definitely a sideshow. Beautiful work of art!

But yeah, that's a cool idea for a background.
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