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How do you put your starship on a base?

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  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Central Texas
How do you put your starship on a base?
Posted by NucMedTech on Sunday, June 28, 2020 6:57 PM

Hi I am wondering what you use to mount your starship on a base, especially if you have wiring from leds and such. I have used those rods for lamps, I like that they are threaded. I don't like that they are threaded from top to bottom. I then used an old curtain rod to cover up the threads which worked ok. I guess what I am looking for is a hollow rod that is tapped on both ends to fasten to the model and the base. Is that what you all use or some other set up? 

Stephen

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Sunday, June 28, 2020 7:30 PM

 

 

This is what I used on my Lief Erikson 9 years ago.

A brass tube that I mounted a micro plug in. I drilled a hole in the base and epoxied it in.

 

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Central Texas
Posted by NucMedTech on Monday, June 29, 2020 4:19 PM

See, that is nice, looks good and does what it should do. Now, I should have said this before, but I am talkig about something large scale. I am working on a resin Star Destroyer that is 27 inches long, 18 inches wide and is a few pounds in weight. I need something pretty stout and probably at least two of them. I am thinking instead of a post to make a wood cradle type of stand thing. I don't know, the post would be better as i think the wood cradle would be to bulky. I am trying to figure this out as I have a few large scale models that would benifit from what ever we could come up with.

Stephen

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 11:53 AM

Hi Again!

 What I have been doing is using a Twisted Cast acrylic square tube. I line it with a piece of polished Aluminum that is threaded on both ends. I epoxy the nut fot the subject inside it.Then the Blind nut is installed in the bottom of the base.

      That way the weight is supported well and the wires run up inside the polished aluminum tube! I would'nt let it sit too off center or weight might result in a sagging Model!

  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 12:26 PM

I have used this before with good luck.

 

https://flightpose.com/

 

I have the 4 inch and it is very strong. They are adjustable.

 

The price is not too bad.

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Central Texas
Posted by NucMedTech on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 9:11 PM

Thanks again guys.

TB- where do you get the aluminum tubing from? Especially fugitive threaded on both ends.

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:31 PM

A solution that works with ship odels is to use threaded rod inserted into sutable tubing.

The tubing can then support a sutiable washer to keep the tube from cutting in.

If your wiring is simple, just red/black +/- type stuff, you can bring the wires to one each of the threaded rods, and finish up the circuits under the base.

Now, if you need more wiring, you will likely want a larger tube.  Threaded rod comes in quite small diameters and can be your friend.

It is possible to find brass unions which you could solder into suitable tubing to render a chased thread.  But, those can be ellusive, too.

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