Thursday, 15 April 2021

MiG Alley Flight Stand Recycling





I made a set of 40mm x 40mm flight stands for the B-29 bombers in MiG Alley ages ago, only to find that the models were so big that they just kept falling off. To sort this out, I pulled out all of the offending spindly panel pins and replaced them with hefty round wire nails, which have a larger surface area on the head that prevents the 'falling off' problem. Rather than waste the old panel pins, I made some new 30mm x 30mm bases and added the pins, to create some more 20mm and 30mm high flight stands, as these are the ones most often used in the game. I now have to decide if I'm going to repaint, detail or just leave the rather boring B-29's as they are, while I finish off the painted B-26 bombers with some decals.

3 comments:

  1. Maybe they could stand some work on the co most glazing? Not much other detail to play with.

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  2. I was thinking of some black lining on the cockpit and some black on the wing leading edge and tailplane, plus a bit of colour on the engine cowlings?

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  3. Sounds like a good plan to me.

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