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FlexiDisplay Adjustable Stand
FlexiDisplay Model and Collectible Adjustable Display Stand
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by: Matthew Quiroz [ RED4 ]

introduction
While building some aircraft models recently, several people inquired about a stand I had photographed my models on. It is called the FlexiDisplay and is Available in three differing arm lengths, 2.5”, 4”, and 6” and two differing base shapes, square and round.

capability
Mine has the 4” arm length and the square base and the stand is made of clear acrylic and is easy to assemble using a small Phillips head screwdriver. One of the aircraft I used it on was a 1/144 Warning Star that featured a lot of blade antennas along the spine and belly of the aircraft. Had I not had this nifty little stand, I would have found it extremely hard to add the antennas with out breaking things. The days of finding the paint jar of the correct height to use as a make shift jack stand are over! It was also a benefit to have for the decal work that followed as I didn’t have to handle the model nearly as much. Mount one on a small turntable and it becomes a great rotating paint stand, decal stand etc.

The three arms are fully adjustable to hold a variety of model types from planes, to cars, and even armor. The adjustable arms have soft rubber tips to help avoid marring the model surface. Suggested maximum weight is listed as 2lbs. I bought mine at a local hobby shop for about $20 USD although they are available Online for less depending. I liked them enough that I bought two more for my larger builds. A great tool to add to the bench!
SUMMARY
Highs: Adjustable arm lengths. Easy assembly. Fair price.
Lows: Limited to two pounds, although that would be a pretty hefty model!
Verdict: A definite plus to have on the bench or for display.
Percentage Rating
97%
  Scale: Other
  Mfg. ID: 2.5/4/6 in.
  Suggested Retail: $12.99-$14.99
  PUBLISHED: Jan 15, 2008
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.68%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 97.00%

About Matthew Quiroz (Red4)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

After a several year break from the hobby I have happily returned to it. Slowly, but surely getting my mojo back.

Copyright ©2019 text by Matthew Quiroz [ RED4 ]. All rights reserved.



Comments

hi Bill, looks different, how is the model held in place, how heavy is the base does it stay put at some of the more accute angles we modellers want to paint at. keep us posted malc.
JAN 14, 2008 - 11:18 PM
Malc, thanks for the interest. The tips of the rods have a soft rubber tip. The model rests on these tips, so its held in place by its weight alone. As long as the model isn't leaned too far over, it will stay in place. Obviously it is better for some applications than others, but the main reason I bought one was to alleviate the need for the "paint-bottle-jack-stand-to-hold-my-model-while-I-decaled-the-bottom-of-my-plane-syndrome" I had some other builds that I needed to paint and I used it for these as it allowed me to partially paint the bottom of the plane. Since the tips on the arms are rubber, I'd be careful spraying anything too caustic on them as it might eat/melt them. So far mine have held up fine, but I haven't doused them heavily, just a light overspray here and there. "Q"
JAN 15, 2008 - 02:28 AM
Matt, Looks good. Kind of an "alternative" to a "third-hand." I can certainly see a use/need for a somewhat "level" base....detailing and painting. Almost a potential base for an "in-flight" bird. Nice review bro. Gratis! Mike
JAN 20, 2008 - 12:06 PM
   

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