Garage Display / Clear Case + LED
Parking Garage Scale Model
This is a modern diorama scene parking garage in 1/24 scale.
It's easy to assemble with just a screwdriver. I did use glue to hold permanent parts together, though you don't have to do that.
The garge is nicely packed, somewhat flat in the box. Some components are bubble wrapped or sealed in a bag. The inside walls are already printed with the design (you choose) and a colorful design. In this case I chose the orange theme.
These are the parts unpacked and layed out. Even the floor and ceiling have the printed designs on them to create a realistic scene.
The left bag is the screws to assemble the major parts. Such as the columns and ceiling. The other parts are the electrical components to feed the bright LED light on the inside ceiling. The wire connects to box (which feeds the LED and has a switch) and the other end connects by USB. I used a charger for a device (such as a Kindle) plugged into an outlet which had a plug for USB.
There is an air vent grille on the back wall. I was impressed that it actually had open slots and looked realistic.
Here I have mocked up a few parts to get an idea of how it goes together. The front and sides use plexiglass (or some kind of clear plastic) to inclose the garage and protect your models from dust.
Here is a photo from the side. Initially I thought the LED would not be very bright, and I would probably have to replace it with one of my own, but I was happy to see the light was extremely bright. The plexiglass sides have a paper covering to protect them, that you just peel off. All of the 3 pieces were crystal clear with no blemishes or scratches.Here you can see the LED light is quite bright and the garage looks quite realistic.
The main parts are made out of some kind or "wood" material. More like a thick cardboard or pressboard. It's sturdy enough, but I had trouble with one of the mounting holes for a column. It stripped out, and I had to re-drill it and use a larger screw. I used wood glue to make them permanent.
With the model garage fully assembled I think it looks realistic enough for some good photos. Here I am using a Tamiya Ford Mustang. This garage kit I bought is for two cars, but the company makes garages that will hold 3 cars.
I took the photos without the plexiglass (because of reflections). You have to remove the top (which is held in by a few screws) to change out or remove any of the 3 plexiglass pieces. I left out the front one on mine so I can easily switch out the cars, while leaving the side panels in place.That's a choice but you don't have to do that.
Overall I think this garage kit is a great buy considering it's easy to assemble, has a great LED light, and looks very realistic.