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Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian05 Jun 2020 10:59 a.m. PST

Looking to have consistent bases for my 1/144 and 1/100 aircraft. Most for FoW/TY type games.

What do you use? I can get BF bases, but looking for a cheaper option (I have LOTS of A/C).

Construction tips welcome

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Jun 2020 11:05 a.m. PST

I only have half dozen flight poles, since I don't play pure air games.

I have 6 of the very nice Corsec ones with magnet tops. So I just add a magnet to each plane and done.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2020 11:12 a.m. PST

Have you tried Litko?

Jim

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian05 Jun 2020 11:22 a.m. PST

I'll look at Litko, maybe the RPG flight stands. Want to make sure they are stable and 6+ inches off ground

MajorB05 Jun 2020 12:08 p.m. PST

Upturned plastic wine glasses.

Trierarch06 Jun 2020 1:12 a.m. PST

For bases for my air-support I use wire tripods. These fit around the terrain better that solid bases.

For the 1/300th toys, I use legs about 3 inches long
with a vertical that attaches to the aircraft.

Originally that was just a wire that fitted into a hole drilled in the bottom of the aircraft. Later it was an alligator clip that holds to a map pin in the bottom of the plane (ball joint style).

You could bend the wire to provide a location to attach a rare earth magnet if you were so inclined.

Cheers
David

Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2020 7:03 a.m. PST

Saber6, here is link to how I make mine.

link

They may be more substantial than you need.

Tom

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