The weekend was pretty uneventful in terms of hobby time spent as I found little opportunity to work on the WIP models that keep piling up (and staring at me from their boxes). I did however took care of another problem: I got an extra display cabinet to separate the models from the other “stuff”. Check out the display with a few new tricks after the jump.
So this was the previous space I had for my minis:
Now I added a new Detolf next to it. That’s what I like about IKEA, once you get something from them it’s easy to follow the theme since they rarely change their designs. 5 years apart and they still sell Detolfs.
And I thought hey, since I have a second cabinet I might pimp this up a little. So got the fitting LED lighting system for the shelf. Turns out all spots in one cabinet is way too much lighting, so I divided the 4 lamps evenly on two cabinets. The lamps are pretty flat and have 2-sided adhesives that allow sticking on the wooden ceiling of the cabinets. Good for me since I’d like to hide the “infrastructure” whenever possible. Of course those who are good with woodwork are welcome to carve out spots for the lights and tunnel out for the cabling but I’m both lazy and terrible when it comes to such heavy modification.
Took a good part of the Sunday but I think I’ve saved a lot more time spent rearranging stuff in the one display case by getting this solution. The retail price for the cabinet is ₺230.00 (about $100.00. I guess I’ll never get used to that Turkish Lira sign…) and the lighting is ₺30.00 (~$15.00) each, sold in a 4-pack. Not the cheapest solution out there but it’s the one that works well for me. For those who use lighter color displays I recommend getting LED strips that run across either the sides (not an option for me, Detolf is all glass all around) or the top of shelves to get a nice, daylight solution.
I shouldn’t discourage myself by saying I’ve done nothing on the hobby front. I did get some basecoats done! At least I’ll see progress on my work station when I return from my business trip on Thursday.
Next weekend we’ll get a chance to meet my wife’s uncle who’s visiting us from Scotland, and guess what, he was kind enough to bear all the stuff I’d ordered through the GW online shop! So next week there’ll be a few more review posts for the goodies in transit. Hopefully I’ll be able to work a little on the kits on Thursday to have a small update on Friday… let’s see how it goes.