Posted November 3, 2015 by f1nut in Diecast models

A look at 1:18 scale display cases

AutoArt 1:18 exoto
AutoArt 1:18 exoto

I received an email question from a reader asking about display cases for 1:18 scale diecasts. As all collectors know, 1:18 scale models and larger take up shelf space and if you accumulate more than a few, you quick run into display space issues. Leaving them unboxed attracts a lot of dust, so if you’re serious about taking care of your 1:18 collection, a display case is a must.

A popular display case for 1:18’s is by AutoArt.

AutoArt 1:18 box

Nicely boxed








AutoArt 1:18 case

Over 30cm/12inches wide








AutoArt 1:18 height

Its high at 6 inches








AutoArt 1:18 exoto

An Exoto Ferrari 641 displayed in the AutoArt case









There are plenty of other alternatives. Most model shops will sell generic 1:18 cases. I have a few made by Polyfect which provides a lower case height than the AutoArt. Much easier to stack too!

Polyfect 1:18 box

A cheaper case by Polyfect








Polyfect 1:18 case

Same width as the AutoArt








Polyfect 1:18 height

A little shallower at 5 inches high








Polyfect 1:18 exoto

The case looks better proportioned for the Exoto








Of course, many Minchamps and Hotwheels collectors are more than happy to keep their models in their original boxes which include a plastic window panel for viewing.