Display Case

Buck

Several years ago I picked up a wooden display case at a craft fair (Bieglerville, PA). I made some backgrounds and placed some of my figures into the case.

The display case before I revamped it.

You can see that the backgrounds stretched all the way across the shelves. You can see that some of the backgrounds didn’t make sense any more as the figure on display changed but the backgrounds did not. The second shelf from the top originally held some undersea figures, but those were consigned to a storage box, and the background no longer aligned with the figures on display. Also, since fanfold paper is no longer common and can’t be used in normal ink jet or laser printers, if you look closely you’ll see annoying, abrupt breaks in the backgrounds, which I tried to cover with trees and bits of foam. I decided it was time to revamp this display case.

I decided to print backgrounds and glue them to sheets of balsa wood in approximately 10-inch and 6.5-inch sections. The thought was that as I changed out which figures I wanted to display, I could just print a background and replace a single panel. When I painted some new figures I wanted to display, I could create a custom background for them.

I am pretty happy with the end result.

A wide shot of the revised display case. This was before I added the gray dividers between the sections. I think the dividers help separate the disparate backgrounds and figures on display.
The Victory Force Games gamer figures with the background of a game Duncan ran in the HAWKs room during a wargaming convention.
A somewhat less innocent Dorothy and her friends defend themselves from the Wicked Witch of the West and her Flying Monkeys.
Recently completed Sally 4th “Whiteout” figures.
Pulp Figures’ RCMP figures.
Old Glory Zorro figures.
Victorian Science Fiction version of the Marvel Avengers. You can see the Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, and Hawkeye.
Flash Gordon figures (bottom), Hogan’s Heroes (from Stossi’s Heroes), and John Wayne and some war bond sellers.
A couple of Napoleonic figures (top left), some figures I “designed” on Hero Forge (middle left), and Little Red Riding Hood from Bronze Age Miniatures (middle right).
Superman and Captain America and the Howling Commandos.

As you can see, many of these figures are ones figures that are unlikely to find their way onto the tabletop for a game but were fun to paint and make a good display for guests are not “into” wargaming. It was a fun, one-day project that I think turned out nicely. Now hopefully life will return to normal soon, and people can come over to game and see this in person.

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  1. Mark Morin says:

    A very nice display case, and I love all the little vignettes.

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