Help support TMP

"Cheap adjustable DIY flight stands" Topic

8 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

In order to respect possible copyright issues, when quoting from a book or article, please quote no more than three paragraphs.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the What I Did This Week Message Board

Back to the Scratchbuilding Message Board

Back to the Modern Aviation Discussion (1946-2011) Message Board

Back to the Historical Wargaming in General Message Board

Back to the Biplanes Message Board

Back to the Blogs of War Message Board

Back to the WWII Aviation Discussion Message Board

Areas of Interest

World War One
World War Two in the Air

Featured Link

Featured Ruleset

Gridiron Heroes

Rating: gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star 

Featured Showcase Article

Cheap Buys: 1/300 Scale Hot Wheels Blimp

You can pick up a toy blimp in the local toy department for less than a dollar.

Featured Workbench Article

Resizing Dungeon Tiles

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian wonders if he can resize 3Dprinted dungeon tiles to match his other dungeon tiles…

Featured Profile Article

Council of Five Nations 2010

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian is back from Council of Five Nations.

Current Poll

2,143 hits since 9 Jun 2021
©1994-2024 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

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!

mikec26011 Jun 2021 2:46 a.m. PST

Thank you for sharing. A simple and good idea.

Sgt Slag11 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 Sponsoring 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 Sponsoring 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.

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.