I intend to make a glass box to house my RT when I get it for Christmas, and I want to display it with one of the W cars on it's back. But since my RT is already packed for Xmas, can somebody give me it's measurments (H×W×L)?
Thanks in advance! :cheers
Mr. V., there is a case at CMC's site, to use with the RT with a car loaded. But the dimensions they give for the display case are really big. I want something with a "tight" fit. Using the dimensions of the truck that you guys provided, I think I'll commision a box of glass with 400 (L) × 200 (W) × 150 (H) mm in size. I don't want it to look as if I put an aquarium over the truck.
For the base, initially I thought about some polished Brazilian noble wood (imbúia, a dark brown hard wood common to my region is the 1st that comes to mind) or maybe something looking like asphalt. To do that I think of using black sand paper, but the problem would be how to cover the seams. You guys suggested buffed or brushed aluminum, and that also sounds nice. I just thought about using a mirror, that could also look cool.
I want the glass case to settle in a groove on the base (all four sides), but I don't think I can do this with all the ideas I wrote, specially with a mirror.
Lu, mirrors tend to become spotted after a few years. When I said autobahn, I meant some texture that simulates the road. I am not so sure about using sandpaper. Afraid that the glue in the paper could give out fumes that may ruin the tires.
Winston, I hadn't thought about the glue, so sand paper is out. And you're right about mirrors getting spotted. Well, that leaves me with aluminum (or some other dull metal) or polished wood. I'll have to talk with my carpenter to see what he suggests.