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    Default Re: Display cases info

    FOund this thread! YES!

    Need to see the 80" PAX!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roc74 View Post
    What ikea doors are you using? Is the same ones from your previous PAX setup, only you found someway to remove the middle dividers?
    I liked the first setup very much, but I have hesitated to do it becasue of the 3 shelf limitation. Im am very interested on how you modified the sliding doors to be Full panel.
    Me Too! I want to have four levels as well.

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    Hey gaga, thanks for the info. I am sure you will be covering this in your update post, but I was just wondering if the acrylic you use (instead of the glass that comes with the pax) for the 80" pax is the exact same size as the pax glass insert or a bit different? Just want to get the size right if I try it. Thanks

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    BIG shout out to gagaliya for his Pax idea, especially the custom acrylic windows. I don't mean to sound dramatic but he kind of revolutionized the way I display my collectibles in my man cave. PAX looks so much better than a wall of Bestas imo (which is what I use to have)...

    I was up ^&*$ creek without a paddle as I moved from a house that had vaulted ceilings to a house that had regular ceilings so I lost a lot of vertical space I was using for display and had nowhere to put my larger busts and statues.

    With his helpful post, I was able to buy 2 of the large PAX and this is what I have now...







    Thanks again for posting that very helpful info!

    My next project will be to buy a 3rd PAX to display my 100+ 1/6 figure collection...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jstep13 View Post
    BIG shout out to gagaliya for his Pax idea, especially the custom acrylic windows. I don't mean to sound dramatic but he kind of revolutionized the way I display my collectibles in my man cave. PAX looks so much better than Bestas imo...

    I was up ^&*$ creek without a paddle as I moved from a house that had vaulted ceilings to a house that had regular ceilings so I lost a lot of vertical space I was using for display and had nowhere to put my larger busts and statues.

    With his helpful post, I was able to buy 2 of the large PAX and this is what I have now...







    Thanks again for posting that very helpful info!

    My next project will be to buy a 3rd PAX to display my 100+ 1/6 figure collection...

    Hey Jstep, what are the dimensions for your PAX? That looks like the 80" wide one no? How much did you pay for one pax WITH the acrylic panel? Did you try have a solid acrylic panel instead of one divided by three?

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    The rough estimate is 80x79x23. Keep in mind you buy 2 PAX that form the one big one. You have to buy 2 to be able to buy the doors. The grand total I paid for each PAX display (without lighting which I'm still working on) was roughly $700.

    The break down was $150 for each "bookcase", $20 for each pair of shelves, $200 just for the doors (which sucks because you don't even use the glass so you're basically paying all that money just for the door frame :/ ) and then roughly $150 for the acrylic panels. If you go gagaliya's route and buy the addt'l nice LED lighting then you'll be paying an addt'l $300 for one 80" PAX lighting.

    I guess you could go one solid acylic panel but I personally didn't try it because A) I like the look better having it separated by 3 but that's just personal preference...it just looks "sharper" to me B) You would have to have accurate measurements on your own with no reference. Not a big deal for most but I've never been great with super accurate measurements and all I had to do was measure the glass panels that were included so it was fool proof for me. If you do go the one acrylic panel route and you somehow measure wrong, you're obviously SOL as you can't exchange the acrylic panel as they custom cut them for you C) Cost. I'm sure it's more expensive having two large shipped vs. six smaller shipped

    Hope this makes sense...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jstep13 View Post
    The rough estimate is 80x79x23. Keep in mind you buy 2 PAX that form the one big one. You have to buy 2 to be able to buy the doors. The grand total I paid for each PAX display (without lighting which I'm still working on) was roughly $700.

    The break down was $150 for each "bookcase", $20 for each pair of shelves, $200 just for the doors (which sucks because you don't even use the glass so you're basically paying all that money just for the door frame :/ ) and then roughly $150 for the acrylic panels. If you go gagaliya's route and buy the addt'l nice LED lighting then you'll be paying an addt'l $300 for one 80" PAX lighting.

    I guess you could go one solid acylic panel but I personally didn't try it because A) I like the look better having it separated by 3 but that's just personal preference...it just looks "sharper" to me B) You would have to have accurate measurements on your own with no reference. Not a big deal for most but I've never been great with super accurate measurements and all I had to do was measure the glass panels that were included so it was fool proof for me. If you do go the one acrylic panel route and you somehow measure wrong, you're obviously SOL as you can't exchange the acrylic panel as they custom cut them for you C) Cost. I'm sure it's more expensive having two large shipped vs. six smaller shipped

    Hope this makes sense...
    Totally makes sense...

    I do have a couple extra questions...

    The main reason I'm thinking of one solid panel of acrylic is because I want to have 4 shelves instead of 3 and my collection is entirely 1/6 figures. I'm wondering then if the doors you bought can be configured for one panel? meaning can you take out the three dividers?

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    Yes it could be configured to one panel as you could easily leave out the 2 middle horizontal pieces of frame.

    I'm not sure if the integrity of the door will remain meaning if you were to accidentally push in the one large acrylic panel, it could slip out of the frame and possibly cave in. I'm pretty sure you would be ok with this attempt but you do want to consider these situations as it's not made for one panel.

    The route I will probably take if/when I get around to getting a third PAX for 1/6 is to leave the 3 panels and just buy risers (or make a custom "half" rear shelf) to prop up the figures in the rear. That's probably what I'll try when I get serious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jstep13 View Post
    Yes it could be configured to one panel as you could easily leave out the 2 middle horizontal pieces of frame.

    I'm not sure if the integrity of the door will remain meaning if you were to accidentally push in the one large acrylic panel, it could slip out of the frame and possibly cave in. I'm pretty sure you would be ok with this attempt but you do want to consider these situations as it's not made for one panel.

    The route I will probably take if/when I get around to getting a third PAX for 1/6 is to leave the 3 panels and just buy risers (or make a custom "half" rear shelf) to prop up the figures in the rear. That's probably what I'll try when I get serious.
    Because my collection is so Diorama centric I have a vision for custom-making dioramas that perfectly fit the shelf dimensions. That's why 4 shelves would work so well.

    I'm hoping Gaga gets to his soon to see how he faired.

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    Ah I see...yeah I'm hoping as more people buy these we can getter a better sense as to the potential for 1/6 displays. I can't wait to display the tumbler and 89 Batmobile in it..but as it stands right now, it's perfect for statues and busts
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