Secret Weapon Miniatures is a company that I found out about when I started looking into Weathering Pigments, what I didn’t realize is how big of a selection of resin items that create and sell. I had previously built my vendetta’s with the standard GW flight stand and added magnets thinking that would be a swell idea rather than realizing they would be fine without the magnets. The downside was that I glued the stand to the socket piece and ruined the whole thing essentially…not my brightest moment in model building over the years.
So I came across this kit from Secret Weapon called the “Flight Stand Widget“. I used this kit to replace all 3 of my Vendetta’s Flight Stands.
The kit comes with one socket piece (widget) and a 5 inch acrylic rod. They have a 2 inch option too.
All of the widgets are cast resin and the casting quality is as good as any other resin cast miniature I’ve purchased, the details are nice and they fit right in with GW’s Vendetta/Valkryie Kit.
So after remove the old flight stand, I took each oval flight base and drilled a hole in them with a dremel to feed the rod through for additional stability.
Replacing each stand took me about 15 minutes, it’d probably be faster if I wasn’t removing old glue / broken parts!
Each kit was only $5 and I really thing it’s a great value, if I had one complaint about this kit is what’s shown in the last picture, on one of the 3 kits, the rod seemed slight smaller than the socket on the widget itself. The other two were snug fits, but this one wasn’t. Not too big of a deal, a little green stuff will fix that issue up. All in all, I recommend this kit as an alternative to any flyer that doesn’t have a good stand OR no stand at all, I’m looking at you Forgeworld!