stand for the hull is needed. The purpose of a
stand is to protect the hull from damage. A stand
also secures the model allowing you work on your model
more easily. A stand can come in the form of a
dedicated stand made for the hull you are working on, or
a simple foam pad. The pictures below give you an
example of a few stands.
During the construction process I often use a simple
wooden stand made to hold model aircraft. This is
an inexpensive stand that provides a very secure base to
hold your model while you work on it. Dust from
sanding, paint drops or spilled glue will not hurt this
simple stand. For display I often use a wooded
display stand that I have made. I make the end
parts using a contour gauge, then stain and finish.
For those who don't want to make their own stand,
Homeport Model Ships now offers a stand made from plexi-glass.
These stands are great for display and can also provide
a secure base during the construction process.