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My current projects include: Central Front; British & Soviet. South African Border War; Angolans and South Africans. Soviet Afghan War; Soviets and Afghans

Friday, 9 November 2012

Review - Product, Coresec Flight Stands

Corsec Engineering are a US company offering a wide range of flight stands and other gameing accessories.  As I am currently working a large Soviet Airmobile force I thought I would take a look at what they have to offer to see if they were worth buying.  The Aircraft I am aiming to mount using the Corsec system are 20mm or 1/72 plastic aircraft from the cold war.  The majority are helicopters which suit quite small stands in the 1" - 3" category although the aircraft needed something with a bit more height.

In addition some of the models notably the Mi 26 Halo and Mi 6 Hook are not small and you need a degree of assurance with larger models that what your building is robust.  Having reviewed the product range I went for:

  • 20mm plastic bases

  • 3" screw top flight stands
  • 17" Telescopic Flight stands

  • Mounting pegs

The flight stands have been made by attaching the 20mm bases to either CD Roms for the large Helicopters or High Flying aircraft and 60mm laser cut MDF bases from East Riding Miniatures.  Whilst I have yet to use the product and the resulting stands in action I have been very impressed with the service, the quality of the products, the ease of use and the ease of storage.  

Drilling a 5mm hole in the base of the aircraft and inserting and gluing a mounting peg sorts the aircraft end of the problem.

Glueing the plastic base ti the CD ROM or MDF base sorts the other after that you just screw in the rod to the base of the aircraft and the stand and your done.  Which is an immensly time efficient solution compared to most methods I have tried.  In addition it all collapses for storage - so in summary:

  • excellent product
  • excellent service
  • simple time efficient solution

1 comment:

  1. It does look like a great item! infact I am very impressed. perhaps I can scratch build something similar... an old radio, perhaps a Nut or something else, and I do have a few CD's around hmm just got to figure out the base???

    Or I might save up but since I have just painted up and scratch built a base for a modern "pimmped" spitfire (on my blog soon) I am quite willing to do a bit of trial and error.

    still advice on how perhaps to best go about basing aircraft would be really helpful.