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Title: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: AAYLA SECURA on March 23, 2006, 02:52:12 PM
All you have to do is take a regular kitchen cabinet spice organizer, shown here:

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Load it up with minis, and voila! You have a cheap and very effective way of showing off your scaled replicas.  :D

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Doing this will cost you about $5 (not including the minis ;) ). You can find spice organizers at most grocery stores or even Wal-Mart and Target. It's cheaper than buying several MR mini display stands. With one of these, you can show off nine minis or more, as opposed to MR's, which only hold three minis. I'm planning to remove the soft plastic portions of the stand and paint the entire thing black sometime. :)

For those who don't want to spend $5, I'll save you some money. At Dollar Tree, you can find some of these mini shelves for... you guessed it... $1! You just have to be willing to make two holes in your wall to hold them up.  ;)

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They hold approximately two mini sabers... you can put three, but it looks a bit crowded.

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Whatever you do, you'll be sure to save some cash, and at the same time, proudly display your minis. :)
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: Darthirishman on March 23, 2006, 02:55:18 PM
Awesome display
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: Anakin2 on March 23, 2006, 02:57:50 PM
great idea...thanks for sharing
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: SAESEE TIIN on March 23, 2006, 04:13:19 PM
that is a really good idea.  The only advantage I see with the MR cases is the acrylic cover.  I would hate to have to wipe of all those minis if they get dusty lol
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: Dark Skywalker on March 23, 2006, 04:37:44 PM
The way I keep my mini from getting all dusty is I put it in the case for my LE.
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: toos on March 23, 2006, 05:28:13 PM
sweet idea! thx
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: Snoballz on March 23, 2006, 06:05:42 PM
I was looking around for one of those spice racks for the same purpose just the other day.  But I was looking for something small enough to fit in a 1:18 car case.

As far as the minis getting dusty, I recommend one of the Pledge Duster Plus wands, they get into all the small details without leaving any kind of residue on the minis.
(https://img161.imageshack.us/img161/8748/2680002ha.jpg)
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: ani104 on March 24, 2006, 01:14:48 AM
Great display Ayala ;D.
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: darthmaddy on March 24, 2006, 02:12:28 AM
That spice organizer is cool.  How did you come up with that?  Looks a lot better than the cardboard steps covered with cloth I made.
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: ani104 on March 24, 2006, 01:55:01 PM
Can you post a pic DM
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: AAYLA SECURA on March 26, 2006, 11:35:55 AM
I was looking around for one of those spice racks for the same purpose just the other day.  But I was looking for something small enough to fit in a 1:18 car case.

As far as the minis getting dusty, I recommend one of the Pledge Duster Plus wands, they get into all the small details without leaving any kind of residue on the minis.
(https://img161.imageshack.us/img161/8748/2680002ha.jpg)

Those dusters work very well. I got to try one when I was at my mom's house last week. Plus they're easy to use.
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: PLO KOON on March 27, 2006, 12:18:37 AM
Nicely done...
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: ani104 on March 27, 2006, 01:12:34 AM
It must be a pretty small duster..........
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: toos on April 12, 2006, 07:52:26 PM
ahaha!!! ;) :)
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: DarthMare on April 18, 2006, 06:04:43 PM
wow that is a really great saber stand !!
They should make a custom one like that ;)
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: ani104 on April 18, 2006, 06:05:23 PM
Why don't you just buy one?
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: toos on April 18, 2006, 07:37:13 PM
lol.....old ani104...always has the obvious answers..lol ;)
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: ani104 on April 18, 2006, 09:25:58 PM
Thats me  ;D.
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: toos on April 19, 2006, 04:57:35 PM
:D yup it is! this really is a cool idea aayla! nobel prize good!
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: AAYLA SECURA on April 19, 2006, 08:07:11 PM
:D yup it is! this really is a cool idea aayla! nobel prize good!

 :D

Thank you. I'm still thinking of painting it black to better match the mini stands. :)
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: toos on April 19, 2006, 08:43:08 PM
i think its great the way it is!
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: ani104 on April 20, 2006, 09:37:13 PM
Post pics when you have finished painting  ;)
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: AAYLA SECURA on April 21, 2006, 04:28:39 PM
You bet. I'm not sure when I'll be doing it though... I don't really have the time or money to do it right now, so it probably won't be for a matter of months when I'm able to get around to it and do it right.
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: toos on April 21, 2006, 06:26:00 PM
no prob, i think it looks cool as it is. ;D
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: ani104 on April 21, 2006, 10:52:15 PM
I would advis that you get a spray can, that way you can get a nice consistent layer that isn't to thick  ;)
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: toos on April 22, 2006, 03:57:56 PM
but wear a breathing mask, those particles are really bad for your lungs. They have been known to cause Asthma
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: ani104 on April 22, 2006, 04:08:20 PM
Well, obviously you wouldn't do that without protection ;)
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: toos on April 22, 2006, 04:15:07 PM
obviously, lol. you'd be surprised at all the people who are careless. ;)
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: Dark Skywalker on April 22, 2006, 06:56:33 PM
I've spray painted without a mask :-\
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: ani104 on April 22, 2006, 08:05:22 PM
Don't worry, it shouldn't do to much harm to you  ;)
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: toos on April 24, 2006, 06:19:06 PM
Don't worry, it shouldn't do to much harm to you  ;)

not too much...but still some. any harm is bad...;D
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: Dark Skywalker on April 24, 2006, 06:39:28 PM
There's nothing wrong with me, so I guess it can't be bad
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: toos on April 24, 2006, 07:35:22 PM
it adds up man.
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: Dark Skywalker on April 24, 2006, 07:37:16 PM
huh?
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: toos on April 24, 2006, 07:45:38 PM
all the bad effects of what that stuff if doing to you adds up. In school we had to learn about the effects of these things. A kid died from inhailing air freshener, so the particles of the spray paint is definitely harming your system weather you see it or not.
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: Dark Skywalker on April 24, 2006, 08:02:02 PM
After 2 years I really doubt it
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: ani104 on April 24, 2006, 10:29:25 PM
*Whispering to toos behind DS's back* "See he's going nuts already" :-\



J/K ;)

Anyway, lets stay on the topic ;)
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: toos on April 25, 2006, 05:25:30 PM
lol   yeah ;)
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: Darth Torment on April 25, 2006, 07:07:46 PM
i like those black wall-mounted shelves!! very nice

Darth Bane
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: toos on April 25, 2006, 07:23:03 PM
yeah, they look sturdy
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: ani104 on April 25, 2006, 08:18:47 PM
How is the painting progressing Aayla?

Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: AAYLA SECURA on April 25, 2006, 08:20:46 PM
Like I said, I probably won't be doing that for some time to come. I don't have paint or the time and money to do that right now.  :P

In fact, I regret to say I may have to part with a good portion of my minis collection since finances are super tight right now. I need all the money I can get to pay my bills and summer tuition and other necessities.
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: toos on April 25, 2006, 08:24:37 PM
woah! ok then. How much are you selling your mini's for and which ones? please make a topic in this room...i'd be interested. ;) ;D
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: AAYLA SECURA on April 25, 2006, 08:28:52 PM
It's not 100% yet, but it looks like it's going to have to happen. I love my minis and I really don't want to part with them, but unfortunately the fact of the matter is that I have a lot of things that I need to pay for right now. Selling my minis would help me out a good deal... at least selling a good amount of them. If I do decide to sell them I'll probably say so tomorrow in here and make a thread in the Lightsabers forum, which will say how much I'm looking to sell them for. I will say this, though... if I sell them they'll be pretty cheap.
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: ani104 on April 25, 2006, 08:49:57 PM
Didn't you win a gold mini in the latest MR trivia?. I 'm sure you could get a bit for that :)

Anyway, I'm really sorry that you are in this situation. Is there anything else you can do/sell?
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: AAYLA SECURA on April 25, 2006, 08:56:23 PM
lazbum won the mini, I won the hat. :)

There's not much else I can sell really... I have a lot of DVDs and CDs but most places won't give you more than a dollar or two, after you've paid at least $15 for it.
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: ani104 on April 25, 2006, 08:58:28 PM
Oh, well once again, I am sorry about your situation  :(
Title: Re: A Cheap and Effective way to Display your Minis
Post by: AAYLA SECURA on April 25, 2006, 09:00:02 PM
Thank you