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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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