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Wheels Up or Down - What's your opinion?

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On 1/7/2017 at 10:13 AM, JackG said:

I just thought of something for those that scratch build their own display bases.  If you stagger the height of the rods on your model builds, you could potentially save on shelf space.  Essentially, the base itself and not wingspan, determines how close together they sit on the shelf.

 

regards,

Jack

 

I've done this with game miniatures for years. It saves tons of space. Plus if you standardize your stand sizes, the models look like they are flying in formation. 

 

I've always built my kits wheels down, but I think I'm changing my mind.  The biggest influence has been that Bandai started marketing stands for their Gundam kits and nice stands on their Star Wars kits.  It really improves the looks imho.

 

 

That and watching guys like CedB build here. They look like they're having fun. That's all I'm looking for when I start a new build.

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Thud4444 said:

 

I've done this with game miniatures for years. It saves tons of space. Plus if you standardize your stand sizes, the models look like they are flying in formation. 

 

I've always built my kits wheels down, but I think I'm changing my mind.  The biggest influence has been that Bandai started marketing stands for their Gundam kits and nice stands on their Star Wars kits.  It really improves the looks imho.

 

 

That and watching guys like CedB build here. They look like they're having fun. That's all I'm looking for when I start a new build.

 

 

 

 

Fun is the name of the game for me - with my skills I'm never going to impress anyone - so I might as well just enjoy myself ^_^

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UPDATE - I'm attempting a wheels up 1/48 Hurricane - who would of thought a nose cone would take so much filling :lol: - putting a propeller in there is much easier :doh:

 

I'm pleased to say the idea came from right here - it would never have occurred to me to make it look like the prop was spinning otherwise - thank you forum folk - your a wonderful bunch :clap2:

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on take off on some aircraft the wheels go up then upon landing they come down. ok now l am leaving :evil_laugh::coat:

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If I'm building for myself ... It's gear up and hanging from the ceiling very time.

I want to look at an aircraft in it's proper environment.

 

Paul

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Or you could do one up, one down!!  I like to see wheels up models but if it's a prop aircraft the blades have to be represented in some way as if they are spinning.....stationary blades just don't do it for me I'm afraid!

Max

 

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Wheels down.

  1. The only sensible scale for my resources, space and financial, is 1/72nd.
  2. I haven't got the skill to make the pilot figures at that scale look even vaguely realistic and an aeroplane in flight without a pilot would look....silly.
  3. The undercarriages on modern kits are often little works of art in their own right.
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