Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

My Storage Solution and Display Cases

For those of us who are pretty solid DLM supporters! (DLM=Diecast Liberation Movement)

I've seen various storage options on the interwebs for keeping diecast cars in-check, but not many I really liked. Finally I found the holy-grail though, and I thought I'd share it here for any of you who are unfamiliar with it. Also, I recently discovered that Hobby Lobby carries great little clear cases for 1/64 scale cars and they sell them in boxes of six. I thought posting some clear images of both products along with names and links could be helpful for some of you who might be looking for something like these.

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First - Creative Options Thread Organizer (<this text is a link to amazon, but while I'm typing this it isn't showing up as one) http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Optio…

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Creative Options is a sub-brand of Plano, just so you know.

This case is brilliant! I know many of you either have these or have seen collections online stored in these cases. These are double-sided; there are two doors and you can store cars on each side, 24 to a side. As you can see if you look at the yellow F-40 and the blue/black Huayra (why is that with all those Ferraris anyway . . . ?) that one space is double-width. So I threw some cardstock in there to keep the cars from bumping. I'll redo that later with plain white.

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The plastic this case is made from is soft. Well, I mean, they're very sturdy. But I have no fear of the bumps the cars get while carrying these actually taking paint off or anything. I absolutely love these things. I purchased 3 of these in order to get my cars out of various drawers at work and at home. And I just wanted to see my cars together, to see what all I have. I've filled up three cases and could probably do one side of another one if I opened everything. I do have a handful of cars still on their cards though. 10/10 if I had to rate them. Brilliant.

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And yes, I've removed the Huayra and swapped the red 458 with the bronze 288. Don't worry.

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Second - Crystal Clear Display Cases-6 Pack by Pioneer Plastics (this title is a link too, though I don't know if it will display that way)
http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/6-pie…

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These I found at Hobby Lobby. They also carry other sizes if you're interested in that. I only collect 1/64. This box of 6 was $7.99.

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They're great little display cases. They come in a box of six, and they are stackable. There's not a whole lot else to say about them. They may have some scuffs on them, as they are just plastic, but I really like having a few to display my customized cars. My wife likes them as well. I think because they make any cars I have out on a shelf look better. It looks more intentional and organized if they're in a few cases placed together. And hey, they keep the dust off.

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I hope this helps some of you get your collections organized or displayed as you wish. I know I really enjoy having my cars together in a safe simple case that also displays them pretty well.

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