Yet another review
Reviewed by Timothy Dike
One of the most overlooked details your model ship really needs is a good case to keep the dust off. Ship models often feature delicate details that will not stand up to dusting. Removing dust accumulation can be a major chore if you have added photo etch or rigging. What you need is a nice display case to cover your ship and seal it off from the harmful effects of the environment. If you have guests over you will notice that they seem to have an irresistible urge to touch your ships. A good case will protect from that too.
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 Ron Baluch is woodworker who understands ship modeling needs. Rather than stock a bunch of ready made cases sized for the typical 1/25th scale car, Ron makes his cases based on your ship size. For a single ship measure the length, width, and height of your ship and add 1" to those measurements. Give those dimensions to Ron, and in as little as five days you will have a case to cover your ship.
This case is made with a stained oak base and clear acrylic cover. The cover on my case measures 11" x 4-1/2" x 5" with the base slightly larger. You can get the covers trimmed in wood for a bit extra if you prefer. The acrylic on my case was cleanly cut, and glued with no visible defects or blemishes. It fits loosely on the wood base for easy access. 
The base is flat and there are no gaps when the cover is set in place. The bottom of the base also includes four little no-slip pads on each corner.


You put a lot of work into your scale model creations, if would be foolish to leave them exposed. Think of a case as a good insurance policy. A case this size sells for $89. If your ship is larger, then measure it, and email Ron for a quote. You will find that he is quick to respond and can help you decide what case is best for you. If you have ships already mounted to bases, he can even make custom covers to fit them. The possibilities are endless, so if you have a project in mind give him a call, you won't be disappointed. Check out the Grandpa's Cabinets website for more details and get your ships covered now.