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Offline Brian

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Hanging Ships
« on: March 29, 2005, 04:18 PM »
Has anyone here ended up hanging any of their vehicles/ships from the ceiling?  I have always displayed mine on shelves, but I've been considering trying the hanging option.  I'm starting to get tight with space (conserving an area for ROTS stuff), and would like to keep my ships out and on display....but if they were off of a shelf and hanging above, it would really help out.  Anyways, I was just wondering if any of you have (or are considering) ended up hanging ships, and how you felt about it.  Also, what do you use to hang them (fishing line?) and to bolt/screw/attach them to the ceiling.  Thanks for any advice you might have.

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Re: Hanging Ships
« Reply #1 on: April 2, 2005, 05:20 PM »
I had Darth Vader's Tie hanging from the ceiling of my bedroom.  I just used fishing line and I think a hook used to hold cups, I think they were called cuphooks or something like that.  For the most I liked the way it  plus a P51 mustang hanging from my ceiling  looked.  The one concern that I had was if I were to knock it off the hook or something else would knock it down.  The Mustang was my bigger probelm since it was above my bed.

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Re: Hanging Ships
« Reply #2 on: April 3, 2005, 04:02 PM »
Has anyone here ended up hanging any of their vehicles/ships from the ceiling?  I have always displayed mine on shelves, but I've been considering trying the hanging option.  I'm starting to get tight with space (conserving an area for ROTS stuff), and would like to keep my ships out and on display....but if they were off of a shelf and hanging above, it would really help out.  Anyways, I was just wondering if any of you have (or are considering) ended up hanging ships, and how you felt about it.  Also, what do you use to hang them (fishing line?) and to bolt/screw/attach them to the ceiling.  Thanks for any advice you might have.

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In one pic  you'll see the vinatge Falcon and TIE hanging from one of my ceilings.  I used a strong fishing line, and a hook that I screwed into the ceiling.  Works well.  The falcon usually takes a little practice to get it to hang right.

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Re: Hanging Ships
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2005, 01:34 PM »
Whatever you do, don't use rubber bands!  At first, I thought this was cool, as the heat kicked on, the ships kind of bouyed up and down and made it look like it was flying.  I had 2 X-Wings converging on a TIE.  And then, well, the heat dried the rubber bands out slowly.  One night, BAM!!  I jumped out of bed and turned on the lights, let's just say the X-Wing that came down was in more pieces than it originally was in when I unpacked it from the Hasbro box.  I checked the other ships right there, rubber bands were all dry and ready to export their ships to the same fiery fate on my bedroom floor.

Use fishing line  :-\
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Re: Hanging Ships
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2006, 08:42 AM »
If you have a suspended or drop ceiling, there are made-for-the-purpose hooks available at hardware stores.  The hooks are designed to fold over the metal runners in the ceiling.

I have everything from a TIE fighter to a Republic gunship hanging with no problems.

Definitely use fishing line!  If you have any kind of pattern or design in the ceiling the fishing line is almost invisible.
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Re: Hanging Ships
« Reply #5 on: July 5, 2006, 06:06 PM »
Here in Europe we sometimes have seilings that are made from a sort of foam (not too strong ofcourse and very thin), and sometimes concrete. What we use in the concrete types are standart plugs, just drill a holl and plug in the plastic stick... Than you can screw in a hook and hang you're ships on with fishingline. Every hardware store has these plugs in masses ;D

In the other case, foam (what I have my at home) you use special plugs, that foldout when they are inserted and hooked them self thight around the foam when you put in a screw or hook. keep in mind that that is not stong enough too hold heavy stuff. Luckely I don't have enough models to do that yet, and I have a lot space on my shelfs for more models in the upcoming years... ;D

Oh, and we don't have metal runners in the ceiling, there from wood in de foam case.....

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Re: Hanging Ships
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2006, 04:06 PM »
I tried to hang my Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter (ROTS) from the cieling, and it was a disaster, the string kept spinning, and the string was cutting through the plasing of the fighter (not too much, thankfully)

I don't think i did it correctly, so I'm probably gonna try something different for my gunships...
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Re: Hanging Ships
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2006, 10:05 PM »
eh?  How does string cut through thick plastic?  or plasing as you say.

All my ships that are hung from the ceiling - I use fishing line and eye hooks.  I've not had a problem hanging any of mine in any position whatsoever though I haven't tried hanging anything heavier than the X or B wing.
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Re: Hanging Ships
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2008, 03:08 AM »
I've been toying (no pun intended) with haning my two pod racers from the ceiling.  Has anyone tried this and have any advice?  I'm not sure how to hang them with the fishing line.
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