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Here's the start of my Star Trek display at the High River Public Library. The display will run from January 4th 2010 until February 15, 2010.

This picture shows the preliminary set ups of the windows. I thought I brought enough kits to fill the top shelf, but I soon found out I needed more.



These windows are double shelved but measure 8ft long. Therefore 16ft worth of stuff can fit in them. Wish I had some of these at home!



This picture shows my little poster. It reads :

Join the High River Star Trek Experience!

Read about the adventures in the STAR TREK novels at the library and then create your own stories when you build the Star Trek model kits at Monster Hobbies!

All the model kits in this display were built by Trevor Ursulescu, owner of Monster Hobbies.

SHOW US WHAT YOU KAHN BUILD!

Visit the store Monday - Saturday 9-6
127 3rd Ave. SW
High River, Alberta
(403) 652-5019

I wrote this before I was informed that the Library only has 4 Star Trek books on hand and their only 1 novel was floating around somewhere in transit between two libraries. In the end, it wasn't much of a showing for the books. I printed three of these sheets...one red, one yellow and one blue.



When I discovered that my TOS display wasn't enough to fill the showcase, I decided to go home and get all my TMP - ST III models and fill the top portion of the case. I also brought my 1970's issue phaser toy down to put beside the U.S.S. REPUBLIC model.

This also allowed me to change the books around so that the more "Futuristic" ST series wouldn't be in the same space as the TOS stuff. That also allowed me to bring a few pages from the FJ Tech manual down there to show.

The library was specific in only allowing library books to be on display, so I couldn't bring my own...but 1 page from the book is different. Therefore I brought a page showing the FJ Destroyer and the Tricorder.

I also got to make a few little cards to put in front of the model kits describing what they were.



Here's the new display showing the TOS models and book along the bottom shelf, right where the best kits can be seen by kids.

If you look on the top shelf you will find a book on how to make kids costumes from ST:TMP. The book is from October 1979 and is a book for borrowing.



Another view of the top shelf.

Beside the costume book is the original Vulcan Shuttle kit and beside that is the Bandai Refit Enterprise kit with fibre optics. The AMT EXCELSIOR is there too.



Here's the other side of the top shelf.

The TMP Klingon and a TMP style Destroyer are directly above the TOS Klingon and Destroyer models. I did this to show the upgrades of the two ships.

Also, the ST TNG book and Deep Space Nine book are there as well.

As I was leaving the library after I finished with the window, I overheard a few teenage girls talking about the window. They semed to like what they saw and they knew it was Star Trek. They were talking about the Spock kit. It was good.

Hopefully this display will help with some publicity. I'm even talking about what to display for the next time!

Hope you local guys can check this out sometime soon! :wave:
 

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Very nice job Trevor! I know that you've been working very hard to get this done and it turned out GREAT!

Maybe, just maybe, this will also promote stuff to be sold from your store too!

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ThanX guys!

I do hope it helps promote the store.

I'm thinking of doing a mid-evil castle type of display for next time. Hopefuly the library will have more books for it. :D
 

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Pretty cool.

Here's an example of the 1st question asked the Librarian:

"Where can I check out some of these Star Wars books?" :tongue:

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Very nice display. Is this entirely your own project or a group project from the "High River" group? Either way very nicely done and should generate some interest. I don't know if it will be primarily Star Trek or model building interest though.
 

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Star Trek Library display

An extremely nice display. My local IPMS modeling group has been supplying the library with displays for several years. We always have all the displays for October. (Usually monster-themed) We also provide Veterans day displays and occasionally a special display. We always add a few library books and each model is identified with a display card. We always receive lots of comments.
Last year the club bought a display case and donated it to the library. We always have use of it to display our projects- the library CAN use it if necessary for a large display- but so far they have not. This case has been a great recruiting tool for our club as there is no local hobby store.
 

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Hoo-ray, and a couple of rah rah's on the display. It's a great way to show the public what this bunch of wierdos is up to and maybe make a few converts. :thumbsup:
 

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Wow! You really put a lot of effort in that!! Looks wonderful!! I'm sure they appreciate your time and resources. Thanks for representing the hobby so well!!
 

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I'm thinking that for the next display in mid Feb, I'll make a dinosaur display. I think there'll be more books on dinos than anything.
 
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