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Displaying Your Miniature Model Trucks

Aug 15, 2008
Model collecting can be an excellent way to spend your time. It is an interesting hobby and can help you clear your mind. It is also a great way to relieve your stress. It can take up a good deal of your time and can take up a bit of space as well. With miniatures there is no exceptions. There are, however, many benefits to collecting miniatures that one might not realize if they are considering them for the very first time.

One of these benefits is the amount of space that you can possibly save when collecting these miniatures. One thing to clarify is that when you are talking about miniatures you are referring to anything that is built on a 1:64 scale. There are some manufacturers that will classify their trucks on this scale they can actually range from a bit bigger all the way down to 1:1000. This will all depend on the type of truck that is being modeled. No matter how you see it this size will still save space. It can also mean that they may stay much more affordable for the consumer.

Once you are actually ready to display this collection you will find that there are many different options that you can choose from. One way to display these trucks is to place them on a knick knack shelf. These shelves can be place on the wall and will make a great display for your miniature trucks. Another way to display these trucks is to build a diorama. These can make a great way to display your miniature trucks.

A diorama is a way of depicting a scene that can be either imaginary or real. It might be a campground that you are trying to copy or it may even be a cityscape. You can include everything form miniature animals, plants and people to many different types of scenes. There is a long history of building dioramas and they have been used as a way to copy exact scenes. Some people are very passionate about building dioramas but this number is slowly dropping and the art is in danger of dying out.

If you choose to try this method then you will need to know the scale that your diorama will need to be built upon. You will want to match the scale of your model truck first. If your model truck happens to be 1:64 scale then your choices would be easy. It would match up with the S scale for model trains. You would also be correct in calling this scale 3/16th as well. Now that you have this knowledge you are ready to be able to choose what scene you would like to build and exactly how many trucks it will be able to hold.

Another consideration was exactly how big you wanted your diorama to be. This can be easily based upon the overall number of model trucks you are going to display. You can build them as big as you can imagine and go all the way down to shoe box size. There have been dioramas built that were even as big as entire rooms. Again, the only limitations you will have when you go to build this sort of diorama is the amount of space you able to allot and the amount of money you will be spending. The money will be offset by the amount you have saved by buying the miniature trucks. Now you will only be held back by your imagination.
About the Author
Victor Epand is an expert consultant for model cars, model trains, and model trucks. You will find excellent hobbying and trading resources here for miniature model cars, model trains, and model truck miniatures.
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