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Pony Talk => Pony Corral => Topic started by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on November 22, 2017, 09:58:46 PM

Title: Question about the Carry Case and Collector's Cases
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on November 22, 2017, 09:58:46 PM
The G1 cases have inspired me to make similar cases for my ponies. Buying enough of the official ones to hold everyone I have and plan to get would be greedy, plus I want to make ones tailored to kinds the official cases aren't as well suited for (Flutter Ponies, for example) as well as specialty cases (such as a Megan and Sundance case).
What I want to know is, what material are they made of? Is it just laminated cardboard?
Title: Re: Question about the Carry Case and Collector's Cases
Post by: Leave a Whisper on November 22, 2017, 10:03:15 PM
Pretty much. There are model horse stable tutorials that could teach you how to make em out of cardboard or wood.


http://binkyswoodworking.com/HorseStable.php

Here's one that's outta this world!
Title: Re: Question about the Carry Case and Collector's Cases
Post by: Chrissytree on November 22, 2017, 10:21:22 PM
They kind of remind me of the hard plastic packaging you get that you have to open with scissors, if you know what I mean. So it's melted together around the edges and gaps in the card.
Title: Re: Question about the Carry Case and Collector's Cases
Post by: LadyMoondancer on November 22, 2017, 10:25:39 PM
Yeah, they're cardboard covered with like this stiff, shiny plastic.  Kind of a flexible plastic, like vinyl.  Making your own sounds awesome, I hope you post the results here!
Title: Re: Question about the Carry Case and Collector's Cases
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on November 22, 2017, 10:36:37 PM
Alright. I don't have anything to laminate with so I'll just gloss clear-coat the cardboard.
Title: Re: Question about the Carry Case and Collector's Cases
Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on November 22, 2017, 11:53:33 PM
I worry about cardboard because most of it contains acids which will help start the breakdown of plastics even quicker.  :( 
Title: Re: Question about the Carry Case and Collector's Cases
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on November 23, 2017, 12:08:54 AM
Well, hopefully the clear-coat will help prevent that damage. As will the fact that I'll be doing what I can to create my own plastic inner trays.
Thank you Leave a Whisper for the link.
And thank you LadyMoondancer for the words of encouragement.
Title: Re: Question about the Carry Case and Collector's Cases
Post by: Leave a Whisper on November 23, 2017, 12:12:21 AM
Your welcome and best of luck! Would love to see the results.