Display stand rod question

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Display stand rod question

Post by CarlGo » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:48 pm

Is there a way to calculate what size rod to use when mounting a kit on a display stand? I have a Starcrafts Saber class kit that's nearing completion-- it weighs about 150g / 5.5 oz, what would be a good diameter brass rod to use that wouldn't bend?
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Post by gsb5w » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:42 pm

I'm not aware of any calculations, sorry.

I've always just cut lengths of coat hanger wire. Seems to work well.
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Post by DocTor » Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:11 pm

It really depends on the weight of the finished model, weather or not you are running any wires thru it, and of course, aesthetics.

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Post by USSARCADIA » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:30 pm

Here's my Saber mounted on a wood base and a Laserfire Creations acrylic piece. The brass rod measures at 3/32" O.D. Seems to hold just fine.

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Post by dizzyfugu » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:13 am

Besides weight, the item's center of gravity and the option to mount a display also play a major role, as well as the display arm's lenth - the longer, the more wobbly things might end up, so that more than one arm might be necessary.
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Post by Kylwell » Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:55 pm

And tube is less prone to bending than rod.
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