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Old 09-14-2011, 12:27 PM   #1
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Very nice!

Minor point: I probably would have drilled the hole under the fuselage a wee-bit closer to the one provided by Hogan, as to hide it by the Gemini stand.

Cool regardless.
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:06 PM   #3
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Very nice!

Minor point: I probably would have drilled the hole under the fuselage a wee-bit closer to the one provided by Hogan, as to hide it by the Gemini stand.

Cool regardless.
Thanks!

I thought about that initially but I tried testing the center of gravity at the angle the stand would hold the plane and I needed to move the hole back a bit to keep the stand from wanting to tip forward!
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Brilliant idea!
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Thanks! I think it makes the model look a bit more impressive vs the tiny plastic stand!
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Thanks!

I thought about that initially but I tried testing the center of gravity at the angle the stand would hold the plane and I needed to move the hole back a bit to keep the stand from wanting to tip forward!
The arm on the stand is made from aluminum, so, once your stand is assembled, it can be gently bent either forward or back, depending on how heavy your model is. I found this quite handy when I initially thought I'd have my AF 777 perched on it. That sucker has WEIGHT!

Anyhow, it is a good-to-know tip if using one of these and wanting to match the angle with other models on stands that aren't adjustable.
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:16 AM   #7
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The arm on the stand is made from aluminum, so, once your stand is assembled, it can be gently bent either forward or back, depending on how heavy your model is. I found this quite handy when I initially thought I'd have my AF 777 perched on it. That sucker has WEIGHT!

Anyhow, it is a good-to-know tip if using one of these and wanting to match the angle with other models on stands that aren't adjustable.
It does make a difference when all of the models are at the same angle! Thanks!
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It does make a difference when all of the models are at the same angle! Thanks!
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This absolutely worked wonders my friend!
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Sweet if I had an extra GJ stand kicking around I would do this in a heartbeat, also the display case looks great especially those UPS freighters
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Sweet if I had an extra GJ stand kicking around I would do this in a heartbeat, also the display case looks great especially those UPS freighters
The wooden display stands are available for purchase separately if you want to do this. G2STD209
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Sweet if I had an extra GJ stand kicking around I would do this in a heartbeat, also the display case looks great especially those UPS freighters
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I decided to keep all of my freighters together! I have the UPS, FedEx, and DHL all in the same cabinet!
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what did you drill it out with and what size bit? Thinking of doing this with some rare big models I have...
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what did you drill it out with and what size bit? Thinking of doing this with some rare big models I have...
I used a #4 self starting Shute bit given to me by a former NASA engineer mounted in a vintage 1950's Craftsman table top drill press. The model was held stationary by a custom jig I made using exotic hard woods harvested out of government sanctioned old growth forests in South America and milled using nothing but antique hand tools recovered from an archeology dig I was involved in during college in Peru.
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Very Nice post, i like it.
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