Clips for Customising

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  1. Snaptrap

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    From time to time, I've seen people posting images of components suspended on what looks like a narrow piece of wood that's got a clip of some kind on one end, and is in some kind of polystyrene below. Where does one get these clips? I'm really not even sure where to start, or what they're called.
     
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    As there had been many views, and no replies, I thought a picture might help.

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    So, again, what kinds of things are people using to suspend parts in mid air as they paint them?
     
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    Sticks?

    EDIT: Skewers with alligator clips??
     
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    Yes, I do believe that they are sticks. But what is attached at the end of the sticks, which holds a piece to the stick? I’ve seen images where a piece is held at a right angle to the stick by something, which I can only imagine is a clip. It’s metal, it’s small, but in the images I’ve seen, they are always in the background, and not the focal point, so I’ve turned to the community for help in identifying this particular technique. I couldn’t find it in the radicon tutorials.
     
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    Those look like simple wooden dowels to me, stuck inside the holes that go through the back of the sculpts.
     
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    Toothpicks
     
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    I always used the twist ties (the old plastic ones) to simply tie the pieces to whoever I suspended them from. Sometimes a clothes hanger, other times stuck with tape somewhere. The wires would either go through a screw hole, and be stuck to the inside of a part where it wouldn't be seen after assembly.

    Alternatively, crocodile clips also work.
     
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    These are what I use. :cool: 
     

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