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Ok, so this isn't exactly news... perhaps I should call it 'olds' because it's been around for a while.

But Ikea are selling this for £40.00
http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/10011055

Which is a damn good price tbh, I spent ages looking and everything else I found was around the £80 mark.

Mine arrived yesterday courtesy of a friend with a car and I just finished putting it together. Pretty well built, easy to assemble and compact enough to fit near your painting desk.

I reckon its a great way to display what you've done, inspire you while doing new stuff and show off any awesome Forgeworld projects you may be about to complete.

[note, you'll probably want access to a car as local delivery costs would be vicious if you were just buying this.]
 

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Ok, so this isn't exactly news... perhaps I should call it 'olds' because it's been around for a while.
not exactly "new"s for all (I have had one of mine for 13 years now)
but they are quite reliable and I imagine there are a good few who are unaware of them as yet
 

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to be honest you really don't need to install the lamp, we have one in our house full of 6" figures and action men (classics) and anime figures, and with all sides being glass it gets PLENTY of light really.

but we do have a similar cabinet with a light in it also, and have had no problems with it bleaching the figures inside, and thats closer to them than this one would be
 

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This cabinet doesn't come with lighting I dont think.

I've been planning on getting myself one of these for some time. Shall be picking one or two up when I move house in september.

Great post for anyone looking for a cheap cabinet.
 

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well i like it, may have a couple for the conservatory,much prefer stuff on display than in boxes! i assume they dont get too dusty in there either,which is the major problem having stuff on normal shelves.
I had a good friend(rest in peace Kev) who used to keep all his armies in his wardrobe and his clothes on the floor! kept them dust free but he always looked like hed been draged through a hedge.



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have you had any problem with the lamp? i had a display cabinet and the halogen lights "bleached" my minis on the top level.
yes, i had a similar problem with the initial lights that were sold alongside it, I improvised after that with some other lamp.
However the ones ikea sell now alongside it are much better

to be honest you really don't need to install the lamp
depends where it is the room though and what your lighting is like, I can't use the lights currently as it dazzles the chinchilla (who spends 45 minutes irritatidly barking when it goes on).
If it's in a corner or just in a poorly lit area the lights can come in very handy

This cabinet doesn't come with lighting I dont think.
No that's right, the recommended lights are placed next to the cabinet in most stores and cost about a fiver for two coming from one plug (unless they've changed again)
 

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Great idea, thanks. I hadn't been looking for one of these with any urgency, but will keep a weather eye for an Ikea sale now. lol +Rep for you.
 

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As an ikea hater due to my friends having that EXACT CASE i will warn you now BOLT IT INTO THE FLOOR\WALL the thing will tip over VERY easy and shatter like no tomorrow.....(And it took a bunch of his really nice metal models with it)
 

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Thanks for sharing mate. I've been considering getting a glass cabinet for a long time. Perhaps I might be able to get one now

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depends where it is the room though and what your lighting is like, I can't use the lights currently as it dazzles the chinchilla (who spends 45 minutes irritatidly barking when it goes on).
If it's in a corner or just in a poorly lit area the lights can come in very handy
paint the wall behind it a light color, or just white, or use a mirror behind it, even in a low light area it helps allot
i assume they dont get too dusty in there either,which is the major problem having stuff on normal shelves.
it does get some dust, but nothing as severe as just normal shelves, you don't have to worry about it for a very long time really
As an ikea hater due to my friends having that EXACT CASE i will warn you now BOLT IT INTO THE FLOOR\WALL the thing will tip over VERY easy and shatter like no tomorrow.....(And it took a bunch of his really nice metal models with it)
what the hell did he do to tip it over easily? use a forklift truck?, they are quite weighty, VERY weighty and very stable, heck if I wanted to push ours over I'd really have to try to push it over or fall into it, or run into it, sounds like exaggeration to me.
 

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paint the wall behind it a light color, or just white, or use a mirror behind it, even in a low light area it helps allot
Unfortunately even that doesn't always help, my place before the last one was lighted in such a way that wouldn't have helped, still it's a fair tip for some situations i'll grant you

what the hell did he do to tip it over easily? use a forklift truck?, they are quite weighty,
the only problem I have come across is putting weight on the door whilst it's being opened, this is easily solved by either stopping people opening it or flicking them with a wet towel when they reach for the door.

Other known problems are children and accident prone people, the best way to deal with these problems is to bar entry. :grin:
 

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Ours is sadly occupied by my wifes willow tree figurines, and an awesome Gandalf vs Sauruman set my brother wanted somewhere to display, but my new revenant model will have to find a place in it.

We were even more lucky with ours as it was ex-display so we got £25 off making it the cheapest glass cabinet I willl every buy.
 

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It is a good cheap cabinet, buy the light to go in it and it's even better. Have had no trouble with mine tipping over and it sits on carpet, and the glass is toughened safety glass so no worries there. Have got one for each of my armies - my wife think's I'm a geek!! What does she know!
 

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It is a good cheap cabinet, buy the light to go in it and it's even better. Have had no trouble with mine tipping over and it sits on carpet, and the glass is toughened safety glass so no worries there. Have got one for each of my armies - my wife think's I'm a geek!! What does she know!
I could not imagine one for each of my armies....especailly since my Orks would require at least 8! :shok:
 

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have you had any problem with the lamp? i had a display cabinet and the halogen lights "bleached" my minis on the top level.
As others have said, it doesn't come with a light but there is a pre-cut hole for one if you want it; otherwise the hole is filled with a plastic deely [to stop dust i guess]

In terms of stability, I don't see this going over short of a drunken rugby tackle type situation, it is seriously weighty and felt very stable when assembles, no wobble like you get with some flat-pack stuff.

TBH I'm sure there is better out there but this meets my need. It's by my painting desk [and a window] and I'll use it for my best work to inspire me while i'm painting new things. Especially those minis I painted simply because I wanted to and which otherwise reside in a shoe box.
 

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TBH I'm sure there is better out there but this meets my need. It's by my painting desk [and a window] and I'll use it for my best work to inspire me while i'm painting new things. Especially those minis I painted simply because I wanted to and which otherwise reside in a shoe box.
Yeah, there is better out there. But for the price, this ones damn good. I've seen some pretty similar to this going for over £600. Daylight robbery really...
 
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