20161111_101006A few of my games have recently involved players using flying options to help overcome opponents. I’ve used multiple options like old dice boxes, glasses turned upside down, and small pieces of paper to mark someone who is flying. I put a bit of brain power into making something that would serve the purpose and be pretty cheap. So, here are my DIY flight stands.

DIY Flight Stand Recipe

  • One pack of Cheap Plastic Pens
  • Elevator Bolts
  • Plastic Bases or squares
  • Hot Glue

The assembly is pretty easy, and the Elevator Bolts are the key to this. With a completely flat head and a wide base with some weight, they make a perfect weighted bottom stand. Just disassemble the cheap pens so you can get to the cheap, clear plastic tube and then find Elevator bolts that fit in at least one side of the pen. Hot glue the bolts into the pen and it is halfway done.

After that, it’s all about finding a top. I used dividers from my storage boxes for miniatures, but you can use old bases, plastic cards, anything with a little stiffness to it. I wanted mine to be storable in a smaller space, so I attached them to screws that would fit in the other side of the pen. That lets me disassemble them for convention travel. Hot-glueing it straight to the plastic tube is fine as well.

Hopefully these are of use to you when your games take to the skies. What other crafting things do you do when your games have miniatures involved? How do you dress the table or add a little visual flair to your games? What’s the coolest thing you’ve made or used in a game?