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Grundig 3D TV – Scale model display case – Step 1: TV disassembly

March 11, 2013

by Seb Perez

A while back I bought an old Grundig TV Super Color 1630 from 1976. I already knew what I wanted to do with it but I wanted to keep it secret.

Here is the first part of the process, disassembling and cleaning the old television set. I’ve been reading online about dissembling old television sets and I learned that the tubes somehow can keep an electric charge over the years. You have to discharge the tube by grounding it or if you have no idea what this is all about, just ask someone who does.

After disassembling the TV, I decided to build an empty box inside and a separate box that would just perfectly fit inside in order to be able to remove and replace the diorama any time I want. That way I can use the 3D TV display case for many different dioramas.

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Mike Yurkovic March 11, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Hi guys,
Thanks for this latest email update. Some really nice work! I have a couple recent projects I’d like to submit for the news letter, let me know how i can send pics for your review. All the best-Mike Yurkovic, Chicago, IL

Jacques Beriault July 1, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Really cool diorama. Your idea for the vintage soda crates was great. Where can I find printable image for creating crates? Having trouble finding side views…. Keep up the good work guys. Awesome!!

Seb July 8, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Hi Jacques, The soda crates were a huge job actually. I collected hundreds of pictures online, adjust and resized them in order to make the crates. I’ll be posting a pdf with all the crates soon. Stay tuned.

FRANK STANLEY May 5, 2014 at 12:34 pm

YOU GUYS ARE GREAT WHAT AN IMAGINIATION THE SPEILBERG OF THE MODELING WORLD THANKS FOR THE SMILES AND THE THOUGHTS THANKS FOR TEACHING ME NEW THINGS AND MAKING ME A LITTLE SMARTER EVERY DAY AND GIVING ME THE
NERVE TO THINK I CAN BUILD THIS TEXACO GAS STATION JUST KIND WISH I HAD A LIST OF WHAT PLASTIC STRUCT PARTS TO BUY TO BUILD THIS IN 1 /25 SCALE YOU HAVE GIVEN ME LOTS OF KNOWLEDGE THANKS FRANK STANLEY

Seb Perez May 5, 2014 at 6:44 pm

Hi Frank, thanks for the feedback, it’s great to hear that we can help and inspire others with our models!
Take care!

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