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#1 S. Svendsen

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 03:32 AM

I found this vintage Timex watch display on Craigslist for $50. It's 6ft tall, has a lighted top and motorized rotating shelves. I am going to give it a custom makeover and it will hold about 40-50 1/25 scale cars when done. Let's see your cool or unusual model displays...

 

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#2 mikemodeler

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 06:52 AM

That is awesome! Makes me want to start searching Craigslist now!



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 10:38 AM

Nice.  You get my vote for most cool and unusual display cabinets. 



#4 bbowser

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 10:46 AM

Very cool!  Great recycling project.



#5 Skydime

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 11:56 AM

Since it has the center that looks like it holds gas, you could get a lighted globe and a gas hose/handle and make it a faux gas pump.  :)


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#6 Kaleb

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 12:31 PM

I've been wanting to get one for my hot wheels.

#7 JohnU

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 01:25 PM

Man, if I had one if those I'd be inspired to build more cars to fill it! Nice find!

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 01:48 PM

That is so cool. l would like to have one of those old matchbox display cases some day that the drug store had...



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 02:07 PM

Very KOOL Idea!!  :D 



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 03:02 PM

I had one almost exactly like that one...and wish I still had it.

 

If it is like the one I had you will need to do some modifying to get 4 1/24 scale cars on a shelf but 4 1/25 scale cars should be no problem. You might have to do some form of way to keep the models from shifting when the thing spins.

 

   Bob



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 03:14 PM

What a great idea, Sean. Well-done.

 

Charlie Larkin



#12 Tonioseven

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 01:26 AM

I'm searching for one. I need to get my built models out of storage 



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 02:03 AM

Very cool idea... I have an old glass store display cabinet I use but it does not rotate....very cool idea.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 03:02 AM

Awesome! Can't wait to see how it looks when your finished with it!



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 04:08 AM

A place my wife used to work at and went out of bus had a bunch of cool sunglass displays. I grabbed two to three of them and are in storage waiting for the day I buy a house and have a room big enough to put them in.....



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Posted 10 October 2013 - 02:19 AM

I have 5 glass cabinets. 3 of which are converted gun cabinets that work very well after some slight modifications. But my favorite display is this resin Cobra shelf. cobras008.jpg



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Posted 10 October 2013 - 07:05 AM

There's one on ebay right now...Joe

http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1423.l2649



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 05:09 PM

I bought on old Timex watch display and turned it into this Texaco gas pump style model car display. You can read all about it on my site and see more pics at the link.

 

http://www.svensworl..._case_page.html

 

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 05:30 PM

I like that!



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 05:34 PM

Isn't this the one that was shown under "general" when you first got it?  Man, you really made a nice display out of it!