Building Stands for Resin Kits

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Building Stands for Resin Kits

Post by SKO » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:50 pm

I built my first starcraft kit and now she needs a stand. Where do you get the rods? Do you just use a drill to create a hole in the kit?

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Re: Building Stands for Resin Kits

Post by mophius » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:48 pm

I purchased a whole load of acrylic rod, 4 or 5mm, and also some brass rods of the same size.
Resin kits are good to drill into just pick a thick section or where you think will take the weight. Taking into account the point of balance.
Plastic kits need a bit of meat inside the kit to drill into. You can put some modelling clay or something similar inside while building up.
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Re: Building Stands for Resin Kits

Post by SKO » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:50 pm

mophius wrote:I purchased a whole load of acrylic rod, 4 or 5mm, and also some brass rods of the same size.
Resin kits are good to drill into just pick a thick section or where you think will take the weight. Taking into account the point of balance.
Plastic kits need a bit of meat inside the kit to drill into. You can put some modelling clay or something similar inside while building up.
Can you get that at hardware stores or craft stores?

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Re: Building Stands for Resin Kits

Post by Tesral » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:04 am

My standard stand is a 3/32" brass rod in a 1/4" plexiglass base.

Yes, you drill a hole in the bottom of the model if you want to display it on a rod. That is usually one of the first things I do is drill the hole.
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Re: Building Stands for Resin Kits

Post by SKO » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:51 am

Thanks gang. She is properly mounted and part of the fleet now
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