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MiniPatton
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« on: 24 August 2018, 10:06:01 PM »

I have a number of 1/144 scale helicopters I would like to find stands for. I have some Litko stands I use for my 3mm forces, but they don't really do the trick. The helicopters range in size from AH-1 Cobra to SH-53 Sea Stallion and a number in between. Anyone know of a good source or successful home project that may work?
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« Reply #1 on: 25 August 2018, 08:46:39 AM »

If you dont need them on the ground then use a metal pin in the aircraft, and a plastic tube on suitable sized base (I had to use a CD for my 1/300th B52), for stuff you want landed use a stell rod and mini magnets, but not too small....

Some will come with display stands, so you could replace the top with a magnet, and mount one on the model, but beware - polarity, and ensure that the glue is well dried, I'd use epoxy rather than super glue, the rare earth magnets are very strong.

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« Reply #2 on: 25 August 2018, 08:51:56 AM »

Agreed, superglue is too brittle for magnets, it's the only time I don't use it!
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« Reply #3 on: 08 October 2018, 09:55:29 PM »

I use circular mdf bases. Drill a small hole in the centre, insert a cocktail stick and pva in place. Texture the base and flock. Paint the vertical cocktail stick GREEN like the grass/table top. Drill a small hole in the bottom on the plane / helo. You spend most of the time looking DOWN on the model so a light blue or shiny Perspex vertical support looks daft if you ask me. You can cut the stick to whatever height you want. Iíve got a few cm for really low / landing helos up to 30 cm bbq skewers for F4 Phantoms in 10 mm.
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« Reply #4 on: 08 October 2018, 10:00:23 PM »

We've got some clear rods and MDF bases that we can supply if anyone needs them, they're the ones under the Dragons here:

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« Reply #5 on: 09 October 2018, 10:30:28 AM »

We've got some clear rods and MDF bases that we can supply if anyone needs them, they're the ones under the Dragons here:



I like those !  Up until now I have been using the Drop zone Commander clear rods and clear stands.
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« Reply #6 on: 02 March 2020, 03:14:19 AM »

Mdf bases drill hole and use a metal rod


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« Reply #7 on: 02 March 2020, 03:22:13 AM »

Transparent rather than opaque rod any day. I have tried both.
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« Reply #8 on: 02 March 2020, 08:15:56 AM »

Clear stands for me

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« Reply #9 on: 02 March 2020, 12:42:09 PM »

I use circular mdf bases. Drill a small hole in the centre, insert a cocktail stick and pva in place. Texture the base and flock. Paint the vertical cocktail stick GREEN like the grass/table top. Drill a small hole in the bottom on the plane / helo. You spend most of the time looking DOWN on the model so a light blue or shiny Perspex vertical support looks daft if you ask me. You can cut the stick to whatever height you want. Iíve got a few cm for really low / landing helos up to 30 cm bbq skewers for F4 Phantoms in 10 mm.
I'm with the Dr - except I use florists' wire - but that's because I use it for the tiny aircraft.
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« Reply #10 on: 02 March 2020, 01:19:18 PM »

Clear stands for me

Jagdstaffel 60 - known as Jasta Minute (FWC Hunter-Scavenger)



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« Reply #11 on: 02 March 2020, 04:05:06 PM »

I prefer the Genesis song "Spot the pigeon"

('bout time I went out and shot a load of those flying rats. Angry)

Cheers - Phil

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« Reply #12 on: 02 March 2020, 06:47:47 PM »

Clear stands for me

Jagdstaffel 60 - known as Jasta Minute (FWC Hunter-Scavenger)



Coming to an FWC Boot Camp near you!!! If I remember correctly Al - they did rather well as most of the rest of us hadn't thought to buy any AA!!!

I'll look to do another FWC Boot Camp for later in 2020 as well ... germ warfare permitting.

Mark
PS: Clear plastic stands and MFD bases for me - I will have to give the Pendraken dragon flyer bases a go now I know they exist
PPS: is that Dr Evil (AKA Gordon) I espies in the background. In his now traditional "looking dangerously at the small print in the rules pose"!!!
PPPS: the new 6mm - 1:300th scale Age of Tyrants sci-fi range from Scotia Grendel has some terrific desert orientated hunter scavenger type troops and some really interesting new additions to any army in need of more combat drones.
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