Got some great news! I was asked to design a better stand for space games. So here is the prototype. Got some DFM (Design for Manufacturing) to do but the concept has been proven and I can move on with trying to make a production model.
What we have here is a magnet stand that will hold rather large ships and even small ones. The wedge allows for rotation up to a rather steep angle. This large a ship will not go the complete 90 without falling off but anything smaller would work. This is a full thrust carrier and is rather heavy. The main point of this stand is to be stable during play and removable easily for storage. The rotation is a benefit if needed.
Other varients may come out later if demand is there. These would be a stand capable of rotating on 2 axis instead of just the one and maybe a smaller set for frigates and fighters.
The production will have two diffent size bases. a 2 inch circle and a 4 inch circle. The ship shown is more suited for a 4 inch base. Also may release hex varients. I need to do more research to see what most ship based games use. Let me know what you would like to see. Bases will be laser cut and have an etched compass rose.
Stay tuned for more information and pricing as I get the design finalized.
As a side note other projects currently in the works are a 15mm (maybe scaled up to 28mm in the future) terrain system for dungeons and Scifi. It will be modular and cusomizable with 2d rooms for the basic stuff and doors (think space hulk) But an optional 3d component with walls and bridges and many other goodies.
Also some of my products will be available at Heat of Battle at the WWII museum in New Orleans this weekend. See Bobe's Hobby House for details.