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Offline Dochejed

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flight stands for 28mm flyers
« on: August 17, 2018, 07:20:01 PM »
Can anyone identify who makes the flying stand in the attached photo from The Burning Sands of Syrtis Major blog?  What other flying stands are folks using?




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Re: flight stands for 28mm flyers
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 04:48:50 PM »
Sorry, I'm no help, but I would have thought they were a DIY project.

Doug

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Re: flight stands for 28mm flyers
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2018, 05:54:03 PM »
Oshiro do a lovely Perspex stand if you need one. Sorry can't identify the one in your photo.
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Re: flight stands for 28mm flyers
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2018, 06:14:02 PM »
I do but you’d better be quick as I won’t be doing it for much longer.

At the bottom.
http://www.oshiromodelterrain.co.uk/gamingaids.html

Offline Dochejed

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Re: flight stands for 28mm flyers
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2018, 05:35:37 AM »
Thanks for the info on the acrylic stands!

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Re: flight stands for 28mm flyers
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2018, 05:46:52 AM »
I have been considering plastic champagne glasses (flutes?). I think I saw Froggy the Great do that once.
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Re: flight stands for 28mm flyers
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2018, 03:26:44 AM »
Wow I never realized there were so many kinds of plastic champagne glasses!  Most of them are too narrow to be stable, but these look like they would work well:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B06XG3FFJ3/ref=mp_s_a_1_17_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1534990931&sr=8-17&keywords=plastic+champagne+flutes&dpPl=1&dpID=51nPtSGVF9L&ref=plSrch

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Re: flight stands for 28mm flyers
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2018, 09:09:57 AM »
Amazon seems like a spot of bother.. (unless you are planning a Fleet and need significant quantities) ..because such things are available in 4 packs at grocery stores (at least those near me).

Need to find a good source of acrylic rod for a stouter option. Something in the 6 - 12mm diameter range.

Offline hentzau

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Re: flight stands for 28mm flyers
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2018, 09:24:19 PM »
Back in the day when we were running Soldier's Companion, we would use pint beer glasses with some blu-tac to hold our fliers.  Extremely stable, and you could fit figures under the glass.

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Re: flight stands for 28mm flyers
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2018, 03:44:53 PM »
Hi,

Sorry I didn't see this post before. The game that is pictured is the one that I ran with Keith Frye assisting as co-GM - "France Needs Liftwood" - and the scenario is available in a WI mag.

The flight stands were made by Jeff Roncone, one of the members in The Colonial Boys Club (I forgot to credit him in the WI mag article). Pre-made acrylic rods were cut to various sized (needed to show the various heights), and acrylic sheets were used to cut two feet for the stands, atop which a pre-made acrylic slot was affixed. All the acrylic items are available online, so do a search.

We decided to go this route, as the stands: a) looked the best on the table (being clear), and b) the arch of the feet allowed them to be easily placed over/around units, and c) the stands were secure enough not to topple.

Regards,
Bob Giglio

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Re: flight stands for 28mm flyers
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2018, 05:40:17 PM »
I've been using the plastic champagne glasses as flight stand for years.  I even found an over-sized plastic martini glass that worked even better.

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Re: flight stands for 28mm flyers
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2018, 05:34:09 PM »
I've been using the plastic champagne glasses as flight stand for years.  I even found an over-sized plastic martini glass that worked even better.

I've been thinking about cutting the skull cups off of some Halloween wine glasses; the bases have flickering LEDs that would make for interesting effects.

I saw similar tumblers, inverted, used for flying saucer bases as UFO attackers. Swirling colours were breath-taking.

Funny, I almost typo'd 'flaying saucers', which would have been apropos as I recall the game...

Doug

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Re: flight stands for 28mm flyers
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2018, 10:56:14 AM »
I use old car ariels with crocodile clamps affixed the flyer only needs a round object glued to the point it will attach to the crocodile clamp (I use softairgun rounds for that
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Re: flight stands for 28mm flyers
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2018, 04:56:37 PM »
tomrommel1, do you have a photo of your aerial/crocodile clamp arrangement in use?

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Re: flight stands for 28mm flyers
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2018, 09:48:27 PM »
tomrommel1, do you have a photo of your aerial/crocodile clamp arrangement in use?

And an idea of the largest ships you can handle? Big flyers seen here seem a bit heavy for those aerials. I do know they are used for folks doing 1/72 biplanes, though.

Doug