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captaincold6911 Aug 2019 11:47 a.m. PST

Can a 2" hex stand support the 1/200 AiM planes? (just looking at the fighters)

Dave Schmid Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2019 12:25 p.m. PST

Armaments In Miniature now has three different 2 inch hex bases, standard, heavy weight and super heavy weight. Each will handle a 1/200 scale AIM fighter aircraft model. I would suggest going with the heavy weight and super heavy weight bases for additional stability if using a telescoping rod for altitude. Please note that since I have been so busy with Blood Red Skies orders, I haven't had the time to update my website to include the 2 inch stands.

captaincold6911 Aug 2019 12:28 p.m. PST

Well, I'm not going the telescoping stand route. I'm thinking of a simple LITKO stand with magnets to show banking/diving.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2019 2:07 p.m. PST

I use 2" stands for all my AIM planes, and in fact for pewter 1/300 scale bombers too, all with telescoping rods. I made the bases out of stacks of 2" washers to give them enough bottom weight to counterbalance 2' tall rods, but since you are going to have your planes down close to the table, you could get away with AIM's thin resin 2" stands. The AIM resin planes are really lightweight.

- Ix

captaincold6911 Aug 2019 3:23 p.m. PST

Thanks Admiral

captaincold6912 Aug 2019 8:50 p.m. PST

So….does Litko not sell a 2" acrylic stand? I don't see one.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2019 11:04 p.m. PST

Huh. They have 50mm in every shape except hexagons. That's odd.

You can always use Litko's BaseMaker to make 2" hexagons with a hole drilled for their other flight stand bits (rod, dial, etc.).

- Ix

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2019 11:06 p.m. PST

PS: And they make 32mm hexagonal flight bases….? Those have to be a match for some existing gaming system.

captaincold6913 Aug 2019 6:30 a.m. PST

Thanks for the confirmation!

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