Top Tip – Model Stand

I’d had an idea for a while to make a new model stand having got fed up with bending down and straining to assemble models and was wanting the ability to work on a model at a reasonable height., – So, I was in Aldi yesterday and in their special offers was a bike stand price £29.99. This morning I have a new model stand – check it out.


I had a spare piece of 40mm plastic plumbing pipe so step one was to drill 2 holes in my old stand through which to feed the 40mm pipe. The hole cutter I had was 38mm so produced a very tight fit. I haven’t decided if I need to Araldite or not yet as it seems very firm.


Next – I set aside one of the arms provided and just used the short arm with the quick release coupling to attach to the bike stand as follows:-


and the finished item – sturdy – the height is adjustable and the padded feet have the ability to be pinned (via e.g. tent pegs) to the ground.IMG_2133:- and with model,- but more of this one later.


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