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Adlers Nest: Brass Display Pedestals for 1/700 Capital Ships
TimReynaga
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 01:26 AM UTC


Adlerís Nest has announced the April 2018 release of brass display pedestals for model ships.

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Biggles2
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 05:14 AM UTC
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.
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 05:26 AM UTC

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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.



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
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 09:20 PM UTC
Yes...I've used turned brass necks for lamps, such as these:
https://www.grandbrass.com/item/ne951/necks-turned_brass_necks-18ips_slip_through_necks/
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.