The company Back2Base-IX produces a wide range of bases for the wargaming community.
Among their products are some sturdy clear magnetic acrylic flight bases originally meant for wargamers to use on the tabletop. This makes the flight bases very sturdy and the use of magnets makes it possible to remove the aircraft from the stand and still have an excellent fit. In this way the clear magnetic plastic flight bases are excellent for modellers wanting to show their aircraft in flight and/or "wheels up".
Back2Base-IX produces several different display base products. Here I will review "Magnetic Acrylic Flight stands 60mm Large Warhammer 40k".
What you get in the pack for approximately £7.50 are:
4 x 60mm Round Bases
2 x 45mm Pegs
2 x 30mm Pegs
4 x Large Support Arms
4 x Small Support Arms
8 x 3mm x 3mm x 3mm Square RE Magnets
8 x 3mm x 2mm Disc RE Magnets
The acrylic parts are covered with protective paper coating so as not to be scratched during transit. There are enough parts to produce two complete high 45mm flying bases and two complete low 30mm flying bases.
The bases are very easy to put together and there is a choice of using large or small support arms. Notice that you have to use superglue to construct the bases as they are made from Acrylic, so normal plastic glue will not work.
I was constructing a base for my 21st century 1/32 scale Folgore 205, so I choose the high 45mm peg and the wide support arm. The strength of this product is the strong magnets used to keep the aircraft in place. These are probably best placed during construction, but can be added to the model later as was the case with my build.
I could not place the magnets at the exact center of gravity on my aircraft, but the magnets are still strong enough to keep it in place without any problems.
A detailed "how to" construction guide can be found HERE
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