04/03/2023 at 06:16 #183889WhirlwindParticipant
The project for this week is to finally get my metal 1/300 and 1/600 aircraft put on flight stands (my plastic ones from PSC come with clear plastic bases and stands already, thank goodness). So what is the easiest way of doing this? They don’t need to do anything clever like adjustable heights or anything, the 1/300 aircraft just need to be mounted at a fixed height to be compatible with the PSC stuff. Anything goes with the 1/600 aircraft. Cheaper is obviously better than not, but I will spend a bit of cash to make things go from ‘quite fiddly’ to ‘very easy’.04/03/2023 at 08:45 #183890miniaturemenParticipant
Games Workshop do a pack of 5 clear bases with stems for £3.15 which would be the easy option if the models have a hole on the underside or you could drill into them.04/03/2023 at 16:22 #183907LogainParticipant
Well for your 1/600 transparent thumbs tacks are cheap and very easy. I just snip the point off so that you just have the grip.04/03/2023 at 19:30 #183908Steven FrancisParticipant
A quick Google found a few options… TT combat seem to do 15 old school transparent hex bases for about £3 which may do you well…
IOtherwise I think that Brigade Models sell these type of bases…04/03/2023 at 22:48 #183913madmanParticipant
First item out of stock. Same pretty much everywhere else since covid.06/03/2023 at 11:07 #183952WhirlwindParticipant
Thanks for the suggestions so far06/03/2023 at 15:09 #183961madmanParticipant
I found some a couple months back. They were not clear but resin. Can’t for the life of me remember but check some 1/300 aircraft suppliers as that is where I think I found them.06/03/2023 at 15:42 #183966Andrew BeasleyParticipant06/03/2023 at 16:15 #183968LogainParticipant
Here is an example of transparent tacks/pushpins. These ones are 20mm tall after clipping the metal off and were 50 for $5 USD. The flat surface make it really easy to attach mini’s well. I’ve used them as 3mm aircraft bases and as 6mm anti-grav tank bases. All sorts of sizes out there, if you decide to go this route. Including ones that are large enough to mount squadrons on.07/03/2023 at 15:45 #184021Darkest Star GamesParticipant
Do the stands need to be clear or plastic? For 1/600 nonadjustable stands I am a fan of just using square wood bases that are textured/flocked/painted with a piano wire or tall pin drilled into the base a plane, sometimes painted “sky blue”. Works best if the bases end up matching the matt you are playing on. Have even painted the whole shebang like sky, or space. Bigger base and thicker wire is needed for the big bombers though, like B-17s, etc. Going this route allows you to add a boxed or recessed area of tiny dice if your rules system requires tracking energy or whatnot.
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