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1/48 F15 Display Stand?

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1/48 F15 Display Stand?
Posted by Reaper420 on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 12:47 PM
Not sure if im putting this in the right place but possibly so. Anyway I was wondering if anyone knows where I can get a good display stand to show a 1/48 F15 in flight or if anyone has any good scratch built blueprints or ideas. Have scoured the web but to no avail. Thanks for your help guys!!

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 4:08 PM

Airfix used to do some of those triangular display stands they used to put in their kits, but I am not sure if you can still get hold of them. And to be honest, personally I don't really like those.

You could always make your own base and support the model with clear acrylic rod, that's if you can get some thick enough for it. I am sure you will get some more helpful replies as there have been a few flight displays on here. Try posting in the aircraft section, you should get more responses in there.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 9:06 AM

I didn't know you'd crosspost, so already answered in the Aircraft forum, but the above post about acrylic rod triggered my memory of a couple of planes I did mount on acrylic rods.  If you want to depict it in a really steep climb, like the Viking departure out of STL, use two acrylic rods of appropriate size glued up the tailpipes and slightly off-vertical holes in base.  These need to be drilled in a drill-press, though, as separation distance is critical and the holes must be at exact same angle from vertical.  But if you do have access to a drill press the pose is quite striking.

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Posted by Reaper420 on Thursday, June 13, 2013 4:46 PM
Thanks Bish and thanks again Don. Yeah I crossposted just to get a good amount of feedback, and because Bish suggested to me to do so. Did make sence for me to post in the aircraft section :-)

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, June 14, 2013 9:02 AM

Another memory of past attempts at mounting models in flight- Google Earth has "aerial photos" of virtually everyplace on earth, including famous theatres of operation and historic airfields.  I grabbed a shot of Lakehurst, NJ and pasted a print to the base for an Airship model.  You might consider grabbing Lambert-St. Louis (home of the F-15) for a bird leaving its point of creation, moving on to its operational life :-)

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Posted by Reaper420 on Friday, June 14, 2013 9:26 AM
Thats am awesome idea Don. Never considered that. I'm sure it really adds to the overall effect and drama of the model. What amount of zoom would you suggest? I'm sure it depends on what perspective I want to use but I don't want it to seem to cheesy you know. Maybe a close in shot of the runway to simulate just taking off or a slightly zoomed out view to indicate a fly-by? Also I was going to model the plane after the 4FW/ 336FS out of Seymour Johnson. Maybe I can get s good pic showing other F15's on the ground

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Posted by Borg R3-MC0 on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 3:33 PM
The easiest/cheapest way is bending a wire coat hanger and attaching it in the fuselage trough the jet exhaust. Here is an example:

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, June 20, 2013 8:44 AM

I just noticed that the current Squadron flyer has Airfix plastic stands on sale.

As far as what "zoom" to use on Google Earth, you can pick an altitude, and that sets the primary "zoom."  Then you can use your photo editor to fine tune the size.  I like to use a fairly high altitude for inflight poses, except when I want the base or airfield to be a readily identifyable feature.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, June 27, 2013 4:51 PM

I remember seeing where only half of the aircraft was glued on to a mirror as though it was suspended in mid air. It really looked cool.

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