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Historicalgamer28 Nov 2011 9:36 a.m. PST

How do you do your flight atands for 1/600 scale planes?

Those of you who use magnets on your flight stands for 1/300 – what do you put on the models to "mount" them to magnets during games?

Thanks in advance.

zippyfusenet28 Nov 2011 9:52 a.m. PST

"Those of you who use magnets on your flight stands for 1/300 what do you put on the models to "mount" them to magnets during games?"

Other magnets. The only issue is that I have to make sure that every magnet on every airplane and every stand in my collection is oriented to the same polarity, so they're all compatible.

21eRegt28 Nov 2011 9:53 a.m. PST

At one point I took floral wise, heated the end and embedded it in the plastic models (Japanese 1/700 mostly). Then I attached that to a washer and magnetic base. Kind of fiddly but very durable.

Of late I've made little clear plastic trays with sides that I can stick up to four models in. The models can be removed as needed and only represent flights, whereas the other was individual models. The plastic tray was attached to a thin dowel and that slide in a holder made from a washer and slightly larger pipe. I could switch off as needed, including using it for larger models.

I have only ever used them as surface to air strikes in naval games.

Allen57 Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2011 10:00 a.m. PST

I game 1/600. Have magnets on the flight stands and glued to the bottom of the aircraft. Sometimes magnets come loose but I have found this to be the most convenient attachment method.

A friend swears by a spherical magnet on the flight stand and a wire brad glued into the airplane. I dont care for this since every time I move the plane you have to readjust the attitude of the aircraft. It does however allow you to show the plane banking, diving, and climbing. Each to his own.


fenyan28 Nov 2011 12:42 p.m. PST

I use flex magnet sheets from Litko. Using a hole punch you will get a disk that will fit on the bottom of the plane. This is strong enough to stick to a stand that has a neodynium magnet on it. Note this method works for 1/600 fighters.

For 1/600 bombers I would glue a magnet to the aircraft.

boy wundyr x28 Nov 2011 12:48 p.m. PST

I use 1/600 for WWII onwards, 1/300 for WWI. In both cases, I use a rare earth magnet on the aircraft, and then homemade bases of a 1" wooden disk from a craft store (a bit bigger for bombers) and staples (usually a cluster of 4-8 still stuck together) as the 'pole'. The staples then provide the attachment point for the magnet.

Pics are here:


Kaoschallenged28 Nov 2011 12:56 p.m. PST

These previous threads on the subject might be helpful too. Robert

TMP link
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My 1/600 Miniature Aircraft Wargaming Yahoo Group.

bendsinister28 Nov 2011 1:06 p.m. PST

cheap stand with a bit of brass rod in the top….



gweirda28 Nov 2011 2:33 p.m. PST

"How do you do your flight atands…?"


As to mounting: ring magnet in belly of model + ball bearing on top of stand.

Mako1128 Nov 2011 6:22 p.m. PST

Magnets on the a/c and stands.

The pin method works, but magnets are easier, and quicker, and you don't have to drill into the minis, some of which are made of surprisingly tough metal.

WKeyser29 Nov 2011 4:46 a.m. PST

I put a ball on the end of a copper wire and attach the copper wire to the plane.




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