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Use magnets to keep the front landing gear on scale model airplanes down

If you plan to park a notorious tail-sitter (such as a glass-nosed B-25) on a display base, you can place ferrous sheet metal within the nose of the model and put ceramic magnets in the base. This will keep the nose wheel down and even allow you to change the position of the plane on the base. 

Make a base from the lid of a cookie tin
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Rotating model jig
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Carpet and linoleum bases
I’m a scenic designer for Chicago theatre, and sometimes I need carpet or linoleum samples to ...
Removing Blu-Tack residue
If you use Blu-Tack for masking soft-edge camouflage patterns, sometimes it leaves a greasy looking ...
Use a resin pour plug to help paint your figures
It’s easier to paint 1/35 scale figures if you can attach them to a temporary base. Resin figu...
Chair mats help you stop losing parts
Having lost countless tiny parts to the dreaded carpet monster, I finally figured out an answer when...
Preparing photoetched metal for paint
Photoetched metal can be a painting problem. But if you dip it in brass-blackening solution for a mo...
Antenna wire and control cables from a flashlight
I found a great source for antenna wire and control cables. You know those “shake and shine&rd...
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