are used to mark the altitude ones aircraft is operating at. Most Mustangs
players that i know, mount their aircraft on little pegs of 1/16th inch
brass wire commonly available from the hobby stores.
conveniently insert into 3/32nd tubes brass tubes, also available from
the hobby stores.
It is important
to mount the brass peg as close to the aircraft's center of gravity as
possible. This prevents the model rotating on its tube to find it's natural
such as this Midway B26A Marauder Torpedo Bomber have weapons that prevent
mounting the peg directly at the center. Two methods can be used. Either
mount the peg to the side protruding out at about 5:00 or 7:00 and bend
the peg down, or simply cut the torpedo and have a gap in the ordnance
the width of the brass tube that fits over the peg.
in our group very nicely mounts a model - and old 1/300th truck or some
other similar model that fits the terrain being used, which makes his aircraft
very easy to identify.
might be to leave part of the base flat enough to paint an identifying
characteristic on it, such red-1, red-2 etc.
Such base markings
could be taken further, and another idea I have thought about, but tired
yet, is to drill a small row of holes in the base, large enough to take
marker pegs that could be moved up or down the grid of holes to indicate
the speed that the aircraft is travelling.