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Friday, March 09, 2018 - 01:26 AM UTC
Adlerís Nest has announced the April 2018 release of brass display pedestals for model ships.
Measuring 20mm in height with bottom diameters of 15mm, these M Size brass display pedestals are intended for 1/700 scale capital ships. Each set also includes nuts and bolts for mounting.

The Brass Display Pedestals are available for preorder from Hobby Search Japan at http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10382030 for •990 or about US$9.00 plus shipping.
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At least Adler's Nest have kept their prices realistic, unlike a certain other brass manufacturer. Still more expensive than turned brass lamp necks, though.
MAR 09, 2018 - 05:14 AM
Several years ago I had a series of commission builds for a customer who wanted brass display finials (for five 1/350 battleships no less). That's ten finials. I was trying to figure out how I could get somebody to turn ten brass finials for me at a reasonable cost. One day I was walking through the plumbing section of my local Ace Hardware when I spied a selection of brass "stems" for faucets. $4.95 for a pair. They are gently fluted at the base, hollow, and have threads at the base which screw right into the wood. I bought everything they have-- problem solved. VR, Russ
MAR 09, 2018 - 05:26 AM
Yes...I've used turned brass necks for lamps, such as these: LINK for less than you paid, but, admittedly, they are too large for most 1/700 ships. However they do look great on 1/350 models and are really cheap.
MAR 09, 2018 - 09:20 PM

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