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alan L07 Feb 2018 11:40 a.m. PST

I have packs of Hallmark CAP planes for British, US, Japanese and Italians to use with 1/6000 ships.

Would welcome suggestions on how best to mount them for naval games and to have a paint job which is not simply a mis-mash of colours.

Striker07 Feb 2018 3:25 p.m. PST

This might work, I use it for 1/1200 planes. I make a small hole in the middle underside and glue a thin brass rod. It will be to mount the plane plus allows you to work the plane without handling it. Then when plane is done I glue the plane (usually 3 to a stand) to a square of basswood. Texture the basswood and then paint the stand black. i haven't gone for any camo yet on them, they are IJN and either gray/white or green over white. In 1/1200 I would only do predominant colors and not try much camo or paint peeling for Japanese planes too fiddly and the effort won't show. My blog has some pics of the 1/1200 stuff I do. I know it's a bigger scale but the effect should work out. Scroll down to "Back from a break". The planes are for Naval Thunder so more of a token than actual play miniature so no basing requirements or "system" used to base them.


hindsTMP Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2018 8:55 p.m. PST

This is what I did with individual 1/1200 planes, used in air games. The pose-ability is not needed for your purpose, so you could use the washer with a fixed vertical wire. The washer could have a transverse groove filed in it, with a piece of steel instrument (banjo) wire glued or soldered in place, and the whole thing covered up with a piece of sticky-backed label. Each plane model could represent some multiple of game planes (like 2 or 4).

slugbalancer08 Feb 2018 1:04 a.m. PST

This might do the trick. Six aircraft per stand!


Murvihill08 Feb 2018 11:32 a.m. PST

For individual planes I go to the craft store and get these thin plywood disks in a bag. Take a pin and drive it through the center of the disk, put a touch of glue up by the head and push the pin up flush. Then flip it over, heat up the pointy end and melt it into the plane. For non-plastic planes I drill a hole and glue it. For tiny planes a clear disk glued to the top of the pin would work.

alan L08 Feb 2018 4:59 p.m. PST

Thanks for the tips. Hinds, unfortunately your link does not work: any chance of resending it?

hindsTMP Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2018 12:37 p.m. PST

alan lockhart:

Unfortunately, TMP won't allow me to edit the post. The idea modified from that shown in the image was to use a small metal washer, with a transverse groove filed in it. You would then glue an L-shaped piece of steel instrument wire in the groove, leaving you with a fine vertical steel wire rising from the washer. Finally, you adhere a piece of sticky label to the top of the washer, colored an appropriate color. The edge of the label can be trimmed with an Exacto knife using the edge of the washer as a guide.

Here's another try, but it looks like Google has implemented a defense against my image-posting work-around, so it may not last long.

Here's something similar in 1/3000 (the Lynx helicopter):


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