Displaying diecast in crystal cases

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Displaying diecast in crystal cases

Post by boobic » Sat May 17, 2014 2:05 pm

Hello everyone,

Wonder how you display the diecasts in the crystal case?

Sponge below?
Acrylic plates under the tyre?

Thanks

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Re: Displaying diecast in crystal cases

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Sat May 17, 2014 2:19 pm

I'm currently not using any additional material. Models are resting on the tires.

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Re: Displaying diecast in crystal cases

Post by boobic » Sun May 18, 2014 12:22 am

Serious? Won't it like "melt" the Tyres?

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Re: Displaying diecast in crystal cases

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Sun May 18, 2014 8:17 am

boobic wrote:Serious? Won't it like "melt" the Tyres?
I've had no issues.

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Re: Displaying diecast in crystal cases

Post by StratosWRC » Sun May 18, 2014 11:55 am

I've only heard of that with TSM's Tyrrell P34

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Re: Displaying diecast in crystal cases

Post by Mikey MKIV » Mon May 19, 2014 9:15 am

I think this only happens (at least with my experience) with cheaper maisto/bburago etc models that traditionally use a plastic compound for tires. They do seem to "melt" and leave a residue on the base. I have never had this happen with any AAs or other higher end models that use rubber.

I remember seeing a write up or technical explaination on this, but dont remember what it said.

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Re: Displaying diecast in crystal cases

Post by Lucky13 » Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:14 pm

Mikey MKIV wrote:I think this only happens (at least with my experience) with cheaper maisto/bburago etc models that traditionally use a plastic compound for tires. They do seem to "melt" and leave a residue on the base. I have never had this happen with any AAs or other higher end models that use rubber.

I remember seeing a write up or technical explaination on this, but dont remember what it said.
Simply not true.
The particular issue here (not the case with TSM's Tyrrel) is with the compound of the plastic base, not the tires. It is a chemical reaction.

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Re: Displaying diecast in crystal cases

Post by Nicadraus » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:42 am

All my models 1:18 are encased in AUTOart acrylic cases. They are screwed on the bases and I placed spacers under the models to avoid the tires from touching the bases. That is to prevent problems like tire flat spots and rubber-plastic reaction.

Here's a (not-updated) picture of my display...

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Re: Displaying diecast in crystal cases

Post by StratosWRC » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:55 am

Actually when I put my R34 Skyline onto its base, the tires instantly left greasy marks.

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Re: Displaying diecast in crystal cases

Post by Gavin » Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:48 am

Nicadraus wrote:Here's a (not-updated) picture of my display...

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awesome looking display, Nicadraus! :drool:

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Re: Displaying diecast in crystal cases

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:51 am

Nicadraus wrote:All my models 1:18 are encased in AUTOart acrylic cases. They are screwed on the bases and I placed spacers under the models to avoid the tires from touching the bases. That is to prevent problems like tire flat spots and rubber-plastic reaction.

Here's a (not-updated) picture of my display...

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Nice. Consider DCTOM feature! :okay:

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Re: Displaying diecast in crystal cases

Post by Nicadraus » Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:17 am

Gavin wrote: awesome looking display, Nicadraus! :drool:
Thanks Gavin! :)
[KRAFTIG] wrote: Nice. Consider DCTOM feature! :okay:
What's DCTOM? Sorry? ;)

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Re: Displaying diecast in crystal cases

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:38 pm

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Re: Displaying diecast in crystal cases

Post by Nicadraus » Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:29 pm

[KRAFTIG] wrote:Image

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Oh sure. That would be an honor David. Email sent. :)

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Re: Displaying diecast in crystal cases

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:42 pm

Received. Thanks.

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