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Tool for holding plane
phil2015
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Illinois, United States
Joined: July 27, 2015
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Posted: Monday, October 12, 2020 - 02:37 PM UTC

I have built only 1/72 planes. I'm working on a phantom for the campaign. It's big. I couldn't figure out a way to put a stick through it for painting, so I painted it in segments, which was fine. For decaling I stuck it onto a paint jar using a bunch of blue tack. That is fine for the top and sides of the plane, but doesn't really work that well for underneath.

And now, I've purchased a 1/48 phantom and intend to do all the underplane stenciling. So I'm looking for pointers or suggestions about some kind of device to hold the plane while I'm working on it.

Suggestions?
justsendit
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Colorado, United States
Joined: February 24, 2014
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Posted: Monday, October 12, 2020 - 04:43 PM UTC
Found this ‘cardboard box jig (with semi-circular cutouts’ on AeroScale (approx. halfway down page 1).

There are commercial versions available as well. Google is your friend. HTH.

—mike
varanusk
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ARMORAMA
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain / España
Joined: July 04, 2013
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Posted: Monday, October 12, 2020 - 06:29 PM UTC
From top of my mind, these three companies produce different holding tools:
http://www.vertigo-miniatures.com/
http://asunarow.me/
https://lmg.in.ua/en/
phil2015
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 03:08 AM UTC

thanks guys!

my scratch building skills are crap, but I can probably manage modifying a cardboard box like that!
Vicious
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: September 04, 2015
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Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 09:03 AM UTC
Also Micro-Mark have some