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Glass Display domes at Ikea
« on: January 07, 2018, 07:49:47 am »
Ikea are selling glass display domes on base for what seems to me to be very reasonable prices for real glass, not plastic. I had a look at one in the shop and the glass seems pretty smooth and ripple-free. The gold bases are a bit cheesy but you could always paint them. They'd be ideal for figures of course, or you could be a bit 'creative' about fitting some kind of aircraft/armour/ship diorama into one.


19cm high x 11cm diameter, with gold base, 7.95




26cm high x 15cm diameter, with gold base, 15.00




27cm high x 14cm diameter, with wooden base, 15.00



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Re: Glass Display domes at Ikea
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 08:10:53 am »
Some random non-figure ideas that you could put in these:

1/144th scale Stuka going straight down

1/144th scale BAC Lightning going straight up

Pair of small 1/144th scale aircraft dogfighting

1/144th scale helo rescuing someone from the sea (replace the rotors with a plastic disc trimmed to fit).

1/72nd scale fire-fight on a spiral staircase

1/72nd scale large-calibre anti-aircraft gun with it's barrel pointing straight upwards

1/100th scale Apollo LM just about to touch down

1/100th scale Apollo LM ascent stage blasting off

1/1250th scale ship hunting a submarine (ship on a disc of translucent blue plastic, supported by a tube of the same stuff)

Any vertically-launched missile that will fit

'Spinning Top' shaped space station that naturally sits at an angle in the dome.

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Re: Glass Display domes at Ikea
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 10:22:15 am »
Would also work very well for large scale figures, at 1:8 or smaller. My 1:12 resin Priss from Bubblegum Crisis should fit into one of them.


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Got to have a look at the local IKEA catalogue, thanks for the tip. Some time ago they also had square, clear display boxes with integrated LED lighting at the base.

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Re: Glass Display domes at Ikea
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 10:30:20 am »
Having furnished the majority of my house with IKEA, they've always got unique and great stuff.  I still have, and use, a 23yo Billy bookcase they no longer have (about 30" in width).

Heck, even the Game of Thrones costume department shops at IKEA:
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Re: Glass Display domes at Ikea
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 10:56:49 am »

1/144th scale Stuka going straight down

1/144th scale BAC Lightning going straight up


You could just get 1/72 machines in the 15cm one if it's internal diameter (and assuming the diameter is accurate), although the Lightning would be scraping the sides.
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Re: Glass Display domes at Ikea
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2018, 01:47:25 pm »

1/144th scale Stuka going straight down

1/144th scale BAC Lightning going straight up


You could just get 1/72 machines in the 15cm one if it's internal diameter (and assuming the diameter is accurate), although the Lightning would be scraping the sides.

A 1/100th Stuka works out at 13.8cm wingspan and you can get one (Victrix). You can get several 1/144th ones. At 1/72nd it works out at 19.17cm.

A 1/72nd Lightning works out at 14.73cm, so it'd be a squeeze, depending on the thickness of the glass. The 1/100th Tamiya/Ben Hobby one would fit in the small dome, let alone the big one!


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Re: Glass Display domes at Ikea
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2018, 03:34:02 am »

1/144th scale Stuka going straight down

1/144th scale BAC Lightning going straight up


You could just get 1/72 machines in the 15cm one if it's internal diameter (and assuming the diameter is accurate), although the Lightning would be scraping the sides.

A 1/100th Stuka works out at 13.8cm wingspan and you can get one (Victrix). You can get several 1/144th ones. At 1/72nd it works out at 19.17cm.

A 1/72nd Lightning works out at 14.73cm, so it'd be a squeeze, depending on the thickness of the glass. The 1/100th Tamiya/Ben Hobby one would fit in the small dome, let alone the big one!

Got my sums wrong on the Stuka! :banghead:
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