A display case for a single model ship or wooden display cabinets are meant to protect and showcase model ships. You can choose between a custom display that is the perfect size to fit your ship model or flat packed display cases. These cases come with just the frame and no glass. You assemble the case and order glass for the case locally to create your own case.
Advantages of Using a Case
There are a few benefits to using a display case for your model ships. The case helps to protect the model from dirt and dust, which will keep it looking great for a longer period of time than models not placed in display cases. Additionally, the case acts as a frame for a painting to showcase your most valuable and loved model ships. You will find a range of wooden, acrylic & glass display case options at Premier Ship Models .
Made to Order Cases
The type of case that is best for you depends on certain factors. You can choose from a ready-made display case that holds only one model, framed and frameless cases, and either glass or acrylic. Do you want to display more than one model? In this case, you may want to purchase a cabinet that is designed to hold multiple ship models. Different types of lighter and darker woods are available and you can often select the color of the felt at the bottom of the display case for an even more customized look.
Glass v. Acrylic
Display cases are made with either glass or clear acrylic surrounding the model. Each material has its own unique advantages. Glass provides better durability and protection from sunlight and heat. Others prefer cases made using acrylic sheets, which are easier to clean and less likely to break.. Acrylic also produces a clean look at the beveled edges of a frameless display case.
Framed or Frameless
Wooden display cases can either have wooden frames or clear glass or acrylic at the sides and corners where the glass panels meet. Framed cases are designed with a wood frame along the glass or acrylic sides of the case. When purchasing these cases, there are several options for having the wood varnished or painted in black or white.
Cases without a wood frame are built with just a hardwood base and a top and sides that are made with glass or acrylic. The biggest advantage of these type of cases is they produce a less obstructed view of the model. Since there is no wood blocking the view, you have a clear look at the model from every angle.