I decided that the models deserved better treatment than to be stuffed in storage boxes in a closet. So I made a cherry wood display cabinet with acrylic shelves. I installed a battery powered LED light in the top. The LED lighting can display different colors to reflect the mood. The models are on display near my work shop and gaming room.
I added a seventh shelf since taking these pictures.
I used the display case as a sample project to learn Fusion 360. I recently downloaded the program and started to take some tutorials on it. I drew the display cabinet as an exercise. This is in preparation for learning how to do 3D printing. That is another item on my do list.
Next, I want to build a larger display case that will organize and display my 1/43rd scale Porsche race car collection. The theme will be "The History of Porsche Racing." I hope to use some of the lessons I learned from the first display cabinet to improve this larger one.
|The frame glue-up|
Once the Porsche racing cabinet is done, I'll be able to start work on the shelving in my office including space for a small layout.
But before that happens, I have some op sessions on the Aquia Line to prepare for, and several projects for Alkem Scale Models.