1:72 scale plane stands.

Discussion in 'Questions on Kits, Decals, Tools and Pilots' started by [SC] Arachnicus, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. [SC] Arachnicus

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    It seems like the only kits that come with the stand are old ones. I had a old kit and used the clear stand, painted it, and it really looks good. Why don't 1:72 kits come with the stands anymore?


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    Either gone out of fashion, or the companies want to save a little money probably...I believe most people prefer to display undercarriage down these days.
     
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    I agree with Evan. Additionally. the kind of modelling has started being treated more serious than it was in the Past.
     
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    I agree with all of the above. Airix used to include a clear plastic stand in all of their kits years ago, but as mentioned, the trend now is to have a more 'serious' model. However, Airfix have now 'cottoned on' to a new source of revenue, and include in their catalogue a couple of sets of 1/72nd scale stands, in individual and multi-stand versions, which are currently available.
     
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    I make my own with an acrylic base and acrylic rod fitted into a tube in the model.
    It's true that "serious" model builders like the detail of the cockpit to be visible but some aircraft just look better in flight. I build for me and for fun so couldn't care less what they think :)

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    If you must have flaps or undercarriage down,how about just about to land (or take off)?

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    The acrylic rod idea works very well indeed, and looks more 'professional' than the toy-like stands. I rarely build 'in flight' models, but I have an old Hunter, built many years ago, destined to be mounted on an acrylic rod, on a polished wood plinth, and I'm planning a 'boxed' diorama, where 'hidden' acrylic rods will be used for the 'in flight' aircraft.
     
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    i like the clear rod idea,if anyone wants some stands i have some old frog ones kicking about still for 1/72nd,these are the stands you could mount on a wall
     
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    Just thought too (happens occasionally :) ), pilot figures probably disappeared from most kits around the same time as the stands. Very few companies provide pilots/crew nowadays.
     
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    I just saw that Airfix is now(?) just making a 5 plane stand. Look in Squadron.com
     
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    Yep, see Post#4.
     
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    Oh Damn! Sorry Terry. :oops:
     
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    No problem Jim !
     
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    'Better twice than not at all' as we say in Hungary! :)
     
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