Hanging Sets from the Ceiling?
Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:38 PM
Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:01 PM
Edited by Supa, 20 April 2012 - 11:14 PM.
Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:12 AM
However, if your ceiling is lathe and plaster, I'd forget going near it to hang anything from.
Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:29 AM
Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:47 AM
Posted 21 April 2012 - 07:42 AM
I hung my pirate ships, Blacksea barracuda,
Brickbeard's Bounty, the recent Space Shuttle and lighter stuff like Viking creatures. What I did was make a thick beam of bricks and plates with at the end 2x2 bricks with holes and run cotton wires from the ship to the beam, I had to modify the ship slightly by strenghting the connection
. Then run two more wires from each end to the other and hang it on a big hook. The extra wires make it possible to balance the set.
Edited by Merkal, 21 April 2012 - 07:43 AM.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 11:05 PM
Here's a couple of pics of my current setup, if you're interested.
Ceiling: Rebel Fleet by LegomanNZ, on Flickr
Ceiling: Imperial Fleet by LegomanNZ, on Flickr
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I just use fishing some decent line and it works well. The camera flash picks up the fishing line more than you can in person
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:08 PM
Anyway, for my younger brother, my dad hung up a Bionicle set. Here's how he did it:
You could easily do this with any SW set.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:31 PM
Nothing is too big if you use enough connection points. Hanging also allows you to turn it over so you can see the top, which is the better side. Test hang it from something like a 2x4 to see if it is too fragile so you can reinforce the set.
Now that I think about it, hanging gives you the opportunity to make some huge but awesome dioramas. Imagine a cut away scene of the Falcon and other ships escaping the Death Star in Episode 6. You'd just have to build half of the tunnel.
Edited by gotoAndLego, 01 May 2012 - 05:34 PM.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:37 PM
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:29 PM
Back on topic... I'm not enamored with the idea of hanging, personally. I think hanging upside down looks awkward, and right side up you can't see anything. Something like Slave 1 might look OK.
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