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My Tiger Shark AX-1-0 will arrive within a few days, and I really want to be able to put it on a base. I want it to be on a round base. So, how big should the base be in diameter? Also, what kind of "stick" to i put it on. Is it a a big metal rod? And how thick should this be? A last question, where can i find a round base like the one in the pic? ( it does not have to be exactly like this)
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I think you can make a base that bug by using three blank CD's glued together. they will form a wide enough base to prevent the big Tau flyer from falling over. Blank CD's are cheap from computer stores etc. I'm not sure about what to use a a rod, maybe aluminium.
Your best bet if you want a nice plaque-style base like that is to try a local trophy shop. They'll have all sorts of plaques ready to go.
Less costly but more labour intensive is buying an unfinished blank at a craft store (Michaels, etc...) - you'll have to finish it yourself, but it ought to be a fair bit cheaper.
Either way, 6 or 8 inches diameter ought to work, and you might want to look into an oval base so you can get a longer footprint without having a gigantic round base to haul around.
A 1/4 inch Brass or Plexiglass rod might be enough, though you'll have to decide on the actual rod size once you've got the model in hand so you can feel the weight it'll have to hold.