Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Football Display Cases

With the increased access to autographed football memorabilia from many websites in the UK, there is an increasing need for football display cases, and because of that we have several for you to choose from, all detailed below. Our football display cases are made from acrylic, which has several advantages over the glass football display cases available from other websites,  Acrylic will block out the dust and stop people rubbing at the signatures to see if they smudge much the same as a glass display case, but the biggest benefit of having one made from acrylic is the fact that it will block over 90% of the UV light that will over time damage your signatures.
All of our acrylic football display cases include a football display stand, either built in or available as an optional extra. They are all designed for a standard size 5 football, though you can use them for smaller ones, but you would have extra clearance around the outside of it.
Wall Mounted: We currently have two football wall display cases, which are made from acrylic, with stainless steel wall fixings. The fixings supplied are those used for signs, they are basically just a small stainless steel post with a hole down the middle for you to screw through into the wall, then the back panel is placed onto them and the second part of the fixing screws through the hole in the back panel into the stainless steel post. This means the screw cannot be seen at all once it has been fitted to the wall, and the stainless steel posts look very stylish and unobtrusive. These are available with a clear back panel and also as a black back panel, you can pick whichever one suits your football and your d├ęcor  If you have a ‘busy’ wallpaper, or similar colour walls to the football being displayed then we recommend the black background to make the football stand out from the wallpaper pattern or wall, but if you have plain walls that are a contrasting colour to the football then you may want to consider the clear one, this can give the impression of the football just floating in the air, rather than being ‘framed’, but the choice is yours. Both display boxes include a built in football stand to stop the football rolling about loosely inside.  To gain access to your displayed football you just push the front cover up and pull it away, it has two hooks on either side which hook into the two slots on either side of the back panel. Once you have removed the display cover the football can be taken off the stand, which is fixed to the back panel. Click here to see our wall mounted football display cases.
We have a much wider variety of tabletop versions, these all consist of a display base, with a removable plastic display cover. The cover is basically a clear plastic box with an open bottom, which will locate onto the various styles of bases below. To gain access to your signed football all you need to do is lift off the cover and take out the football.
Tabletop Wooden Base: The first one we introduced was the one with a wooden base, the wooden base consists of a wooden frame around the outside and the inside is about 3mm (an eighth of an inch) higher than the interior surface, this forms a raised outside edge which the cover will locate inside. The outside wooden frame is available in three colours, Mahogany, Light Oak and Black Ash. The interior display area, is totally flat and is covered in a soft cloth baize material, this is available in a variety of colours, we currently have available black, red, blue, green, cream and moss green. This gives eighteen possible colour combinations which should allow you to match your particular autographed football and its surroundings perfectly. Because this football base is totally flat, this football display case is supplied with an optional football stand, which can be put in the showcase to display the football on, and stop it rolling around inside. This football stand is available separately from our extras section if you wanted to get a smaller version of this display case, or if you wanted to get a custom sized display case to display two signed footballs. Click here to see our  football display case with a wooden base.
Modern Acrylic Football Display Case MD003
Acrylic football Display Case MD012
Tabletop Modern Base: The display case we call our modern design, has the same cover as the other display cases, but the base on this one is different, it is constructed from 5mm thick acrylic/plexiglass, it has too layers held apart by stainless steel corner posts. The lower base is slightly larger than the outside size of the display cover, so the cover sits on top of the lower base, the upper base is slightly smaller than the inside size of the display cover, so the cover will slide over this layer and that is what locates the cover, and stops it from sliding or getting knocked off the base. It is available in two colour bases, you have a choice of a gloss black acrylic base, or a clear acrylic base. This display case has a central hole in the upper base which is what stops the football from moving within the showcase. This does make it unsuitable for displaying anything else other than a football, or other round object. If you were looking at this display case for displaying another item then please use the custom display case builder to get a quote, as with all of the products listed here, they can be made in any size you want. Click here to see our modern football display cases.
FB010
Flat Acrylic Base: Or last choice of football display box for you is the one with a flat acrylic base, it is slightly cheaper than the modern design, but still looking fairly contemporary. It has a flat 5mm thick acrylic base, which has a rebate around the outside that makes a lip for the display top to locate onto. This is not listed as a football display box, but is the perfect size, so you will need to buy the football display stand from the extras section of the website if you want to go for this option. They are supplied with four rubber feet which are not affixed to the display case, this is so that you can put them on the bottom of the base and use as a conventional display case, or you can put them on top of the lid so that you can use the display case upside down as a box with a removable lid instead. It is available with a  choice of either black or clear for the base/lid The advantage of this display box is that they can be stacked on top of each other.If you don’t want a plinth/base for your football display, or you would like to make your own then we have the display cover available separately, and of course you can also buy the football display stand separately as well. Click here to see this display case.
We hope we have covered every scenario for displaying your signed football, but please let us know if you have any other requirements or ideas.

Football Boot Display Cases

Our football boot display cases are made from acrylic, which has several major advantages over the glass football boot display solutions available from other sources,  Acrylic will block out the dust and stop people rubbing at the signatures to see if they smudge much the same as a glass showcase, but the biggest advantage of having an acrylic display is the fact that it will block out over 90% of the UV light that will damage your signatures over time. We have a display case for you whether you want to display one football boot or two.
They are all designed for a size 11 football boots, though you can use them for smaller or larger ones, by having more or less clearance around the football boot(s). To make sure of your desired fit you should take note of the sizes of the display cases and measure your football boots. Ours are all 350mm long which should fit the vast majority of boots. They can of course be used to display your trainers or any other shoes you have, just double check your measurements. If however you do need a slightly different size you can get an instant quote and order online through our custom display case builder on our home page, all of the following sizes are available to your sizes, and only take 3 – 10 days to make.
Modern football display case with a clear base
Modern football display case with a clear base
We have a much wider variety of tabletop versions, these all consist of a display base, with a removable plastic display cover. The cover is basically a clear plastic box with an open bottom, which will locate onto the various styles of bases below. To gain access to your signed football boot all you need to do is lift off the cover and take out the football boot(s).
Tabletop Wooden Base: The first one we introduced was the one with a wooden base, the wooden base consists of a wooden frame around the outside and the inside is about 3mm (an eighth of an inch) higher than the interior surface, this forms a raised outside edge which the cover will locate inside. The outside wooden
Football boot display case with a wooden base
Football boot display case with a wooden base
frame is available in three colours, Mahogany, Light Oak and Black Ash. The interior display area, is totally flat and is covered in a soft cloth baize material, this is available in a variety of colours, we currently have available black, red, blue, green, cream and moss green. This gives eighteen possible colour combinations which should allow you to match your particular autographed football boot and its surroundings perfectly.  This product is available in two sizes, one for a single boot and one for a pair of boots. Click here to see our  football boot display case with a wooden base.
Tabletop Modern Base: The display case we call our modern design, has the same cover as the other display cases, but the base on this one is different, it is constructed from 5mm thick acrylic/plexiglass, it has too layers held apart by stainless steel corner posts. The lower base is slightly larger than the outside size of the display cover, so the cover sits on top of the lower base, the upper base is slightly smaller than the inside size of the display cover, so the cover will slide over this layer and that is what locates the cover, and stops it from sliding or getting knocked off the base. It is available in two colour bases, and two sizes (singe boot or a pair of boots) you have a choice of a gloss black acrylic base, or a clear acrylic base. Click here to see our modern football boot display cases.
Flat Acrylic Base: Our last choice of football boot display box for you is the one with a flat acrylic base, it is slightly cheaper than the modern design, but still looking fairly contemporary. It has a flat 5mm thick acrylic base, which has a rebate around the outside that makes a lip for the display top to locate onto. This is not listed as a football boot display box, but is the perfect size. They are supplied with four rubber feet which are not
Flat base display case
Flat base display case
affixed to the display case, this is so that you can put them on the bottom of the base and use as a conventional display case, or you can put them on top of the lid so that you can use the display case upside down as a box with a removable lid instead. It is available with a  choice of either black or clear for the base/lid. The advantage of this display box is that they can be stacked on top of each other.If you don’t want a plinth/base for your football boot display, or you would like to make your own then we have the display cover available separately. These again are available in two sizes, suitable for a single boot or a pair of boots. These can be found in the display box section.
We hope we have covered every scenario for displaying your signed football boot, but please let us know if you have any other requirements or ideas.

Rockwave Seismometer


The Rockwave VS1 Seismometer is a custom made tool which can be used to monitor global earthquake activity. It contains a small weight known as the ‘Proof Mass’ attached to a carbon fibre beam, supported by a spring. When an earthquake is happening the seismic waves will cause the ground to move up and down and subsequently the seismometer will move up and down with the earthquake too.  In order to keep the seismometer from harm’s way and not to skew the results by knocking it they’re placed in our custom display cases to keep the dust out and keep them safe. Many seismometers have skewed
The seismometer comes with a custom version of the AmaSeis data logging program which is used for recording, analysing and charting seismic data. The custom program can export and import event files for exchanging with other users around the world. The VS1 Seismometer is great for children who are keen on science as it can help them learn about earthquakes, geology, the earth’s interior and even issues which are related to earthquakes such as humanitarian aid etc.
Check Rockwave out here!

1:18 Model Car Display Cases


Model 1:18 scale cars are hugely popular, with the biggest manufacturers being Minichamps, Maisto, AUTOart, Bburago, CMC and Paragon Models to name but a few, if you are looking to expand your collection, the biggest range we have found is at www.minimodelshop.co.uk.  Most on-line stores offering 1:18 scale models will also supply custom number plates as well, this makes an ideal personalised gift for your loved one.
But lets get down to the important bit, you can’t keep them out in the open, they will get dusty, kids will play with them and they will get damaged. You need a display case, and we have the widest range you have ever seen, whether you want to display them singly, in a group, on a wall or on a table. Have a look at what we make, and if you have an idea for a perfect display that we don’t have, just let us know.
Measuring to check the fit: When measuring your model cars for our display cases please bear in mind that we call the width of the display case the distance from left to right and the depth is from front to back,  but when you measure your car you will naturally think of the length of the car and the width of the car. In the vast majority of cases the models will be displayed side on, so the length of your car has to fit within the width of our display case, and the width of your car has to fit within the depth of our display case. A certain amount of clearance is needed around the model car to stop it looking ‘cramped’ in the display box. We have very carefully chosen our sizes to enable a good amount of clearance to fit most cars, but due to the extremely high number of different sizes and shapes of cars there is bound to be a few examples of cars that do not fit well. If your model is unique enough not to suit the stock sizes we offer then we can still make one in any of the single car styles to any size you want. Just measure it and go to the home page to enter your sizes to get an instant quote.
If your 1:18 scale model car is supplied on its own base, then you will have a couple of options, if the base has a lip around the outside of it that a 3mm thick cover could locat onto then you can order a custom size cover to go onto that, remember we make our display cases to the inside sizes supplied by the customer, so if you ordered a display cover 300mm x 200mm, we would make a display cover that size on the inside, the outside size would be 306mm x 206mm, ideally it will be best to send us the base and we can make it a perfect fit.
The other option is to make sure that the display base supplied with your model will fit inside of our display case, this is the best option.

Tabletop Model Display Cases

Single 1:18 car display cases are basically available in three heights, we have 125mm high display cases for most large cars, 100mm high display cases for Formula One Cars and convertibles  and we have 80mm high versions that are strictly for Formula One model cars. The width and depth of each of the single car display cases are pretty much the same on all of them, which is 325mm wide x 150mm deep.
We have several different styles of tabletop display boxes, so you will need to make a choice based on the type of car you are displaying and also on the furniture and surroundings of the room that the model will be displayed in. They all have the same type of cover, it is made from 3mm thick acrylic and just lifts off the base, they all locate onto the base to stop them just sliding off.
The traditional wooden base version has a choice of colours that the wooden frame can be made in, and also a choice of colours for the central display area as well. This is by far the1:18 Car Display Box with Wooden Base TD012 most adaptable one, though the vast majority of our customers choice black frame and black central display area. The cover locates on top of the central display area and inside of the wooden frame, which has an approximate 10mm low profile. Please click here to see our display cases for 1:18 scale model cars with wooden bases, in a choice of colours.
Modern 1:18 Formula One Car Display Case MD024The modern showcase has 2 layers of acrylic for the base, separated by highly contemporary stainless steel supports in each corner. The lower of the two bases is slightly larger than the outside size of the cover so the cover sits on top of it, whereas the upper base is slightly smaller than the inside size of the cover, so the cover slides over this and is held in place by it.
This style is available in two colours, shiny gloss black, or clear. Please click here to see our modern 1:18 scale mode car display cases. Please click here to see our modern range of display cases for 1:18 scale model cars.
The plain plastic box version is also of a modern appearance, but this has a single layer of 5mm thick acrylic for the base, which gives a very minimalistic solution to your display needs, also because this display is supplied with four non slip rubber feet, they can easily be stacked on top of each other. These are also available with a choice of clear or shiny gloss black acrylic bases.
The cover only can also be ordered on its own, this is ideal if you are making your own base, or a diorama.
Model Car Display Cabinet with Shelves
As well as the above single model display cases, we also have sometabletop shelved display cabinets. These have a similar double base to the modern versions of our displays, but without the stainless steel supports. These are supplied with three or four fixed shelves, the four shelf version has less space in between each shelf so is more suited to Formula One cars, convertibles and sports cars. The covers on these just lift off the same as on our other tabletop displays, the shelves are fixed to the bases. These are also available with a choice of base colours, including clear or gloss black acrylic. Please click here to see out shelved 1:18 scale model car tabletop cabinets

Wall Display Cabinets

Model Car Display CabinetOur uniquely styled wall display cabinets come in a choice of three shelves or four shelves, again these are the same exterior size as each other but the height between the shelves is smaller in the four shelf version in order to accommodate the extra shelves, the four shelf version is designed for Formula One cars, convertibles and sports cars, whereas the three shelf cabinet is for the larger higher cars. They are wide enough to display two cars end on end, so viewable from the side on. The beauty of these cabinets is that there is no frame to block the light like on conventional wooden cabinets, so there is no need for interior lighting, the light from your room should be more than enough, or you can fit a light above them. Please click here to see our wall display cabinets for 1:18 scale cars.
We hope we have covered every aspect of displaying your prized 1:18 scale models, but please let us know if you have any thoughts or suggestions.