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Anton Ryzbak10 Jun 2021 9:34 p.m. PST


I have been building these inexpensive adjustable flight stands for a while. If you would like to see how I do it take a look here link

Acronim11 Jun 2021 12:50 a.m. PST

Not only is it great, but it also gives meaning to Kenny G's musical career!

mikec260 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2021 2:46 a.m. PST

Thank you for sharing. A simple and good idea.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2021 6:39 a.m. PST

Years ago, we did a similar technique requiring alligator clips to attach WW I airplanes to round, wooden dowels, in a square base. We played Red Baron rules. A bit more complicated than your system, but it allowed us to adjust their pitch and roll, as necessary.

Things get interesting in a dogfight scrum, as the square plywood bases run into each other. Still waiting for the holographic projector system so we can plot our movements, enter them into the program, and then execute the movement and resolve the combat rolls. LOL! Cheers!

John Leahy Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2021 4:23 a.m. PST

Thanks for the showing how you did it. I ordered 36 of the magnet tools to finally make mine. I'm using 5 inch metal hexes for my base.


Anton Ryzbak13 Jun 2021 7:14 p.m. PST

John Leahy, 36? that should be a truly epic game! Please post pictures when you run it.

John Leahy Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2021 10:06 a.m. PST

Hi, I just figured better to have more than I needed than not. I need to figure out stands for my Bombers. I'm doing this in 1/72 for WWI and WWII. Rules I have.



Anton Ryzbak14 Jun 2021 6:48 p.m. PST

John Leahy,

The ones from Craftsman have a three pound magnet. I glue a 1" bit of common nail inside the models I'm building and you can lift the base by picking up the model. I used to use a cut-off roofing nail with the head as a flat surface for the magnet to make contact with. That was so strong that I damaged some models taking them off of the base. Harbor Freight sells similar items with a five pound magnet which out to be enough for all but the heaviest models.

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