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Post  omer yetis on Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:29 am

Hi guys;

As many of you might know that I move to a new flat recently and after a month, last night I started to unpack my models in 1/18 scale.
I have two wide and one narrow Ikea Billy cabinets which I was also using at the old place. due to the number of models, I can only display them in line. so only the front of the models are visible as I have to squeeze 7 models for each shelf. Sad

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so, here is my question; how should I display the models? in which order you guys display?....

1- by brand (Subaru, Mitsubishi etc.)
2- by model (Escort, Focus etc.)
3- by rally (for instance Rally monte carlo 2000....)
4- by driver (Loeb, Solberg)
5- by Era (80's, 90's)
6- by sponsors (marlboro...)
etc...

look forward hearing your comments and suggestions.

some photos might also help this thread to be more colorful. so, how about sticking your displays?
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Post  focuswrc on Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:19 am

Omer sorry mate I can not help you here. I just dont have the room to display even my small collection lol
Probably if I had a collection like yours I would put them in order like. All Fords, Subarus Mitsubishi's ect. Now just my opinion. I just wish I had the bother of deciding. Smile 
Fantastic Collection of 1:18 models.

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Post  bmd on Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:48 am

hi omer, looking good m8...............

my displays...
main collection.......7 ikea bertby cabinets, 12 1:18's in each one..........placed in chronological order, beginning 1971, ending 2008, shows the evolution  and phases  that world rally has gone through....

irish collection.....1 (atm lol!!) ikea detolf cabinet, 8 shelves, 3 1:18's on each shelf..........placed by marque, starting mk2's, mantas, focus', corollas, scoobies

vatanen collection.....1 ikea detolf, 6 shelves, 18 1:18's in total, in chronological order, 1978-1994

manta collection.......detolf cabinet,  3 shelves, 31 1:43's on 2 shelves.....3:1:18's on 1 shelf

2 ltd editions 1:18 autoart scoobies, ....on top of one detolf...........displayed in Perspex cases

2 ltd edition 1:43 mantas............on top of other detolf..............displayed in Perspex cases....

future plan involves another detolf, cut down to 6 shelves, to house ari's collection on its own, freeing up space in the other detolf for future irish conversions....



spares, models for sale, and unopened models............................................lying on floor!!!! Embarassed Embarassed


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Post  gaz_bass on Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:20 am

bmd wrote:hi omer, looking good m8...............

my displays...
main collection.......7 ikea bertby cabinets, 12 1:18's in each one..........placed in chronological order, beginning 1971, ending 2008, shows the evolution  and phases  that world rally has gone through....

irish collection.....1 (atm lol!!) ikea detolf cabinet, 8 shelves, 3 1:18's on each shelf..........placed by marque, starting mk2's, mantas, focus', corollas, scoobies

vatanen collection.....1 ikea detolf, 6 shelves, 18 1:18's in total, in chronological order, 1978-1994

manta collection.......detolf cabinet,  3 shelves, 15 1:43's on each shelf.....3:1:18's on 1 shelf

2 ltd editions 1:18 autoart scoobies, ....on top of one detolf...........displayed in Perspex cases

2 ltd edition 1:43 mantas............on top of other detolf..............displayed in Perspex cases....

future plan involves another detolf, cut down to 6 shelves, to house ari's collection on its own, freeing up space in the other detolf for future irish conversions....



spares, models for sale, and unopened models............................................lying on floor!!!! Embarassed Embarassed 

My 2 favourite words from you Billy. ...... 'For Sale' lol
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Post  Mal on Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:02 am

Omer, I hate when all you see are rows of Subarus or Fords etc. I actually organised them in oldest event to newest. Any multiple cars in the same event are then in car number. I feel this way you get a great feel of the evolution of rallying to the modern era.

This is an old photo but gives you the idea, just that the Mustang is way out of order as it represents a car run on a Tarmac event in 2008 and should be lower down in the cabinet.

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Post  bmd on Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:14 am

mal................... great minds think alike m8!! Laughing  cheers 

gaz...................I don't think I have learned those two words yet m8.................... Sad  Razz
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Post  GKnight on Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:38 am

I display mine in date of event order too

I should really get a life Crying or Very sad 

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Post  bmd on Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:41 am

ah gary, thats what the wife thinks too m8!! Smile  Embarassed 
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Post  gaz_bass on Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:43 am

bmd wrote:mal................... great minds think alike m8!! Laughing  cheers 

gaz...................I don't think I have learned those two words yet m8.................... Sad  Razz
You should learn another one, and try and string them all together... It's easy mate....

'Manta'........ 'For'......... 'Sale'......................



Go on, you can do it mate......... I believe in you king 
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Post  bmd on Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:52 am

if wishing was fishing.............you're net would be full...............Wink 
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Post  newt5550 on Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:57 pm

I have only wall cabinets now as i have gone down to just 1/43 scale.

I am actually displaying by make. So all of one make together etc etc. This date thing can get complecated scratch 
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Post  omer yetis on Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:25 am

thank you guys for all your comments and suggestions.
till now I could only succeed to unpack around 20 models and many to go.

I guess this time I will follow your suggestions and will try to line them up according to year & rally.

they already look nice on the same shelf with different colors Wink

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Post  jusali on Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:10 pm

I have one bertby and a expedit shelving unit. 
The expedit has 3 custom shelves with Perspex covers and 1 Perspex shelf and led lighting. These have 4 cars in  each. Only one is set up now as a safari scene. The others are gonna be monte in snow and uk muddy probably. I'm still consolidating under massive pressure from missus.
The bertby is 12 shelf conversion and is gonna be group b exclusively. 
Then I guess I'll rotate the cars from storage and refresh the shelves every so often to keep it fresh. To be honest the last thing I want is a rally car park. I want a bit of dynamism and context IYSWIM?
Good luck it's an ever evolving thing this collecting lark anyway Cool 
I think Gerald has the right idea wiv his museum cheers
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Post  Hampton Caught on Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:40 pm

Omer, I've got two wall-mounted display cabinets with my 1/43 scale models in and have ordered them alphabetically by make, with the oldest model first through to the most recent. All of my models are BMC/ British Leyland/ ARG/ MGR and related brands. It's not just the rally cars but road and race cars I'm interested in too.

The display cabinets are from 'Picture Pride' and have glass shelves. I specified mirrored backs for them so I can see all around each mode. Or at least I could, but the cabinets are pretty full now. There's not much gap between cars and I'm hoping SWMBO will let me have a third cabinet soon! Rolling Eyes 

The first cabinet has Austin models, followed by Daimlers, Jaguars and Land Rovers through to Triumphs, Vanden Plas and Wolseleys in the bottom of the second cabinet. Recently, the 6R4s I've bought or made have meant I've sneaked them in where I can, so they are not in strict order. Mad  Bad me!

I guess it's a bit easier with the smaller 1/43 models compared with the 1:18s you have. Cheers, Steve
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Post  cowfeeder on Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:30 pm

Afternoon

I think it is down to personal taste, my own collection is arranged in alphabetical order by manufacturer, then by model ( oldest to most recent)
E.g
Manufacturer ford
Cortina, mk1 escort, mk2 escort, rst1700, rs 200, 3 door sierra, 4 door sierra 2wd, 4 door sierra 4wd etc.....

Where I have a number of models that merit a sub section I will make that up by model, for example rothman escorts Malcolm wilson or rothman mk2 general. By event such as Manx.

I also display by model maker eg kmd, cpb, aps etc these tend to be in their own cabinets rather than as a group of models in my main collection.

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Post  omer yetis on Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:43 am

jusali wrote:I have one bertby and a expedit shelving unit. 
The expedit has 3 custom shelves with Perspex covers and 1 Perspex shelf and led lighting. These have 4 cars in  each. Only one is set up now as a safari scene. The others are gonna be monte in snow and uk muddy probably. I'm still consolidating under massive pressure from missus.
The bertby is 12 shelf conversion and is gonna be group b exclusively. 
Then I guess I'll rotate the cars from storage and refresh the shelves every so often to keep it fresh. To be honest the last thing I want is a rally car park. I want a bit of dynamism and context IYSWIM?
Good luck it's an ever evolving thing this collecting lark anyway Cool 
I think Gerald has the right idea wiv his museum cheers
I like the diorama idea very much which I would like to build a rally garage at some point. but need a huge space for that as per my calculations I need 145 cm length for the base Smile
but a small scenery diorama might work for me as well. maybe I will try to spare a shelf in my billy...

re. Gerard's collection, I think that is the best way to display a collection. actually, his collection is more like a rally history full of books, overalls, helmets, car parts, rally stickers etc...
model cars is just apart of his lovely museum.
he is lucky to have a spare building that he can exhibit his passion.

Hampton Caught wrote:Omer, I've got two wall-mounted display cabinets with my 1/43 scale models in and have ordered them alphabetically by make, with the oldest model first through to the most recent.  All of my models are BMC/ British Leyland/ ARG/ MGR and related brands.  It's not just the rally cars but road and race cars I'm interested in too.

The display cabinets are from 'Picture Pride' and have glass shelves.  I specified mirrored backs for them so I can see all around each mode.  Or at least I could, but the cabinets are pretty full now.  There's not much gap between cars and I'm hoping SWMBO will let me have a third cabinet soon!  Rolling Eyes 

The first cabinet has Austin models, followed by Daimlers, Jaguars and Land Rovers through to Triumphs, Vanden Plas and Wolseleys in the bottom of the second cabinet.  Recently, the 6R4s I've bought or made have meant I've sneaked them in where I can, so they are not in strict order.  Mad   Bad me!

I guess it's a bit easier with the smaller 1/43 models compared with the 1:18s you have.  Cheers, Steve
thanks Steve for the suggestion.
frankly to say, my previous line up was very similar. but while unpacking some of my cars and just put them without order in the cabinet, I realize that different cars, colors looks colorful and nice.
thats was the reason I would like to share and learn you guys set up.

I think this time, I will go with early years to todays cars in mixed order by years....

cowfeeder wrote:Afternoon

I think it is down to personal taste, my own collection is arranged in alphabetical order by manufacturer, then by model ( oldest to most recent)
E.g
Manufacturer ford
Cortina, mk1 escort, mk2 escort, rst1700, rs 200, 3 door sierra, 4 door sierra 2wd, 4 door sierra 4wd etc.....

Where I have a number of models that merit a sub section I will make that up by model, for example rothman escorts Malcolm wilson or rothman mk2 general. By event such as Manx.

I also display by model maker eg kmd, pbm, aps etc these tend to be in their own cabinets rather than as a group of models in my main collection.

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that sounds like a very well organized collection in there. I am sure all of us have one or couple of favorite models would like to display separately or in a special way.
a safari diorama or a jump or some photos of the original car in action or like you mentioned Manx rally competitors in line at the start of a stage?
I guess I should also create something like that in order to make the collection more colorful.
I will see how much I can squeeze and create a small display area....

thank you guys for sharing your ideas and suggestions.

if you guys can stick some photos of your collections in here, we can also see some different ideas
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Post  Hampton Caught on Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:05 pm

Hi Omer,

You have plenty of ideas to work on. Whatever you choose to do, please let us see the results! Very Happy 

Cheers, Steve
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Post  bmd on Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:42 pm

omer, pix of a bit of my display m8............

main world rally collection....Ikea Bertby cabinets...............12 shelves each....7 cabinets wall mounted......
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opel manta collection (excluding Irish ones)......Ikea Detolf.............
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Post  Hampton Caught on Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:15 pm

Billy,

You seem to have some 'seepage' in your first photograph, or hadn't you dusted before getting the camera out!? lol! 

Great displays. I'm very impressed. Cheers, Steve
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Post  Simon6R4 on Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:16 pm

Those Ikea cabinets look superb, great display Billy, I could never get away with that many displayed the mrs would not have it Rolling Eyes 

Are those Ikea Bertby cabinets dustproof? really like the look of them
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Post  newt5550 on Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:19 pm

Nice set up Billy. Always admire your set up.
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Post  bmd on Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:43 pm

lol steve!! its because the ceiling is painted so well, its highly reflective of the gaps between the cabinets.................................Wink 

you buying any of this?? Embarassed 
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Post  reeft1 on Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:53 pm

They are great cabinets but unfortunately not dustproof - have them myself. Was toying with adding draught excluder strips around the edge to reduce dust build up - had anyone tried that?


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Post  bmd on Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:57 pm

paul i've heard others complain about that, but as mine as in a basement, with wooden floor, i've never had probs with dust inside each compartment....others have stuck thin draught excluder strips on theirs iirc...maybe mark? (beaney)

ps cheers chris Smile 
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Post  reeft1 on Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:15 pm

Thanks mate. Will try the draught excluders or tell the boss someone on the forum suggested she hoover more.....

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Left hand cabinet is RS models, winning Fords in BTCC, ETCC, WTCC, winning le mans fords, winning F1 Fords (drivers and constructors championships), cars ive owned, and cars id buy if i won the Euro millions super rollover lotto plus a few random le mans style and f1 fords. Middle cabinet is wrc 1973-2013, right hand cabinet is BRC 1965-2013, interesting Ford Rally cars (none won wrc events) and other interesting rally cars. All 3 cabinets in ascending date order.


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