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Old 07-10-2005, 12:58 AM   #1
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Ok, the SD is going to need a decent stand. How would you tackle a stand for it, given it's 'awkward' hull shape?....

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Old 10-10-2005, 11:37 PM   #2
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*cough*

I'm now thinking of a 'cradle' of sorts constructed out of acrylic. I've ordered an acrylic case for it with mirrored floor so I don't want wooden bases spoling the view!

Any ideas what I could use? I'm thinking something similar to the solid acrylic jewellery stands you see in, err... jewellers. Similar too to the supports used in the MR Lightsaber cases.



What adhesive would I use? And, more importantly, how would I cut it?...
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Old 11-10-2005, 02:11 AM   #3
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Old 11-10-2005, 04:06 AM   #4
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Got anyplace around that laser cuts? Otherwise a band saw and a whole
lot of polishing would be your best bet.
Are you planning one of those 3 or 4 piece 'tab A into slot B' type stands
or just a 2 piece like the light saber above?
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Old 11-10-2005, 09:20 AM   #5
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If you used simple upright bulkheads cut in something like 1/8th clear perspex, they'd be less distracting being optically clear. Those could be easily cut and the edges flame polished or polished by hand. I was thinking along the lines of some of these old ship models. The top view would look like a stretched letter "H", vaguely like Jim Small's proposed cradle for the glider.
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Old 11-10-2005, 09:43 AM   #6
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I was thinking the same. Run the two uprights width wise instead of
length wise so the footprint is less distracting. I still havn't a clue what
kind of adheasive you could use, that would be invisible.
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Old 11-10-2005, 11:24 AM   #7
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Found this. Predominantly SW saber's but he may be able to help you out.
http://www.saberknights.com/ref/info/cradles/index.htm
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Old 11-10-2005, 01:50 PM   #8
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EMA/Plastruct Plastic Weld is available in good modelshops. That does Perspex and ABS as well as styrene.
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Old 25-10-2005, 06:55 PM   #9
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In the end I went for a custom display case with mirrored floor from Dreamkeepers.

I bought some clear resin jewellers' 'ring display stands' and cut off the tips at an angle to match the hull.

Worky treaty, comftibold and all boxy in the standup me thinky...



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Old 25-10-2005, 08:05 PM   #10
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Even better
Are they just resting on the glass or are they glued down?
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Old 25-10-2005, 09:26 PM   #11
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*cough* I used double-sided tape...
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Old 26-10-2005, 03:25 AM   #12
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I think I may have just passed out for a few minutes....
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Old 26-10-2005, 08:25 AM   #13
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Looking good in the display case mate, very nice display piece.
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Old 27-10-2005, 11:21 PM   #14
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Yum, yum.

What a perfect set of mounts.

Nice to see you have let some Eagles out to frolic underneath said model.
My eye has also be drawn to the display case...
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Old 27-10-2005, 11:34 PM   #15
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The glass stand you see it resting on was a plasma TV stand, nabbed on eBay one evening for 52!

Normally retails at 249!

I expect the seller was gutted!
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Looks nice, Mark. Also looks like you're running out of display room!? Do I notice a framed space1999eagle.com desktop on the wall!
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