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Postby packerbacker180 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:27 pm

Anyone know of a good place for DCUC sized flight stands? I've seen the whippy superpose ones but they never seem to be on ebay anymore and not sure where else to find them. Anyone know of them or something comparable? Just don't like the Mattel ones.
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Re: flight stands

Postby bobtheodd » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:31 pm

Making your own would be cheap and easier. Like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYlqi73vDXY
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Re: flight stands

Postby shapp » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:33 am

Dude that video is amazing! Thanks :D
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Re: flight stands

Postby packerbacker180 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:06 pm

Those look really cool and inexpensive. Thanks for the link. I need stands in bulk, so this fits the bill. =D>
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Re: flight stands

Postby bobtheodd » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:43 pm

I just made a few and they work ok. Will even hold up that new Thor and he's pretty big. Here's Superman:
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Re: flight stands

Postby leafman343 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:13 pm

I like the look of these, I have one problem with them though, it looks like you have to cleverly place them and balance the figure on them, which could lead to the figure easily falling off.

Right, so going with the idea that I shouldn't critize something if I can't do better, I've come up with a solution to my concern. I've bought some clear plastic "shower curtain c-hooks" and I am in the process of heat shaping them into clips that can be added to the coat hanger stands to hold a figure at the waist. I'll post some pictures of the completed improved stands tomorrow night after I buy the coat hangers. \:D/
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Re: flight stands

Postby bobtheodd » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:52 pm

Cool, looking forward to seeing it.
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Re: flight stands

Postby leafman343 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:55 pm

As promised, my "improvement":

I took one of these c-hooks:
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Then using the heat from a candle to shape it, my dremel to cut off excess, and a hole drilled for the coat hanger portion, I came out with this:
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Important notes here, I held the hook over the flame, not in it, I held it with a pair of needle nose pliers so I wouldn't get burned and I wore a leather glove on my other hand so that I could shape the hook into a smaller "c" shape. If you are going to do this please wear leather work gloves to prevent burns. Only hold the hook over the flame for a few seconds at a time, allow time for it to cool after working it, you won't get it shaped in one go. Take your time, don't let the plastic melt or burn.

Some pics of it in action:
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Here, it is hung from a nail in the wall:
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Re: flight stands

Postby shapp » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:14 pm

Those look fantastic!
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Re: flight stands

Postby bobtheodd » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:45 pm

That is a fantastic improvement leafman. Well done, I'm gonna have to make some of those.
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Re: flight stands

Postby Automatauntaun » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:37 pm

you are a F'eing genius!
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Re: flight stands

Postby leafman343 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:30 pm

Ha! thanks!
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