Displaying ships in a dynamic way

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Displaying ships in a dynamic way

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I’ve looked through the “displaying loose in open space” thread but not found much inspiration for ships.

I’d quite like to display my y wing and x wing on a clear acrylic stand, at an angle so it looks a little more dynamic and like it is flying. Has anyone done a similar thing?

If so do you have recommendations on stands?

Also does anyone have references or links to decent Perspex protective boxes for y wing and x wing?

Thanks
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Here’s my x-wing, I bought the stand on Facebook.
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lejackal wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:43 am
Here’s my x-wing, I bought the stand on Facebook.
Lovely display. Are those 8 bit computer cassettes on the left?
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Diamond76 wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:52 am
lejackal wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:43 am
Here’s my x-wing, I bought the stand on Facebook.
Lovely display. Are those 8 bit computer cassettes on the left?
Thanks, yes, they’re the Domark Trilogy for Spectrum
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lejackal wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:00 am
Diamond76 wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:52 am
lejackal wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:43 am
Here’s my x-wing, I bought the stand on Facebook.
Lovely display. Are those 8 bit computer cassettes on the left?
Thanks, yes, they’re the Domark Trilogy for Spectrum
Thought Domark from the side think they also did Living Daylights which I had on the Amstrad CPC 464.
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Admiral Snackbar wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:29 am
I’ve looked through the “displaying loose in open space” thread but not found much inspiration for ships.

I’d quite like to display my y wing and x wing on a clear acrylic stand, at an angle so it looks a little more dynamic and like it is flying. Has anyone done a similar thing?

If so do you have recommendations on stands?

Also does anyone have references or links to decent Perspex protective boxes for y wing and x wing?

Thanks
There are some great acrylic display stands for ships on ebay, although they are from Australia or the US.
I thought that Lian @itfciain did some?
Might be worth talking to him?
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Ha! I had those spectrum Star Wars games. Forgot all about that. I had them in big cardboard boxes from memory.
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Heres a link to Iians ebay page. Bought a few bits from him, top quality stuff as well 😁👍

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142980309009

This the probot stand I bought, just look at sellers other items, theirs a load of stuff 👍👍
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Yes, Iain Sanderson rocks up on the forum every now and then, total legend that he is 8) I started collecting in 2015 and bought my first loose bunch from Iain. I get teary eyed when I think of his affordable forum sales threads :lol:
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lejackal wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:43 am
Here’s my x-wing, I bought the stand on Facebook.
I think that looks great for display. Will have to pick one of those up .
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jayums wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:18 pm
Yes, Iain Sanderson rocks up on the forum every now and then, total legend that he is 8) I started collecting in 2015 and bought my first loose bunch from Iain. I get teary eyed when I think of his affordable forum sales threads :lol:
Don't.. I remember him having nice POTF R2 pop up Mocs going for £65 each and near mint Blue snags at about £100-£125 each :lol: Amongst all sorts of other lovely stuff I didn't buy which now seem like crazy (good) prices. Ledy Biker Scouts for £25!
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Quick and easy option is hang them on the wall - I use 50mm cabin hooks. Simple to set up and nice and secure.
My daughter has some on hooks and some on fishing line from ceiling.
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db94 wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:47 pm
Quick and easy option is hang them on the wall - I use 50mm cabin hooks. Simple to set up and nice and secure.
My daughter has some on hooks and some on fishing line from ceiling.
I love how those ships hang on the wall, awesome. Especially the Millennium Falcon 😍
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