I once saw a diorama with airplane models balanced on clear plastic glasses. The only other alternative I can think of is suspending the airplanes from the ceiling with screw eyes and clear fishing line. I've seen some nice clear plastic display stands for airplanes; I just don't know what kind of material to buy/cut into the desired shape. I would like to display a C-47 towing a Waco glider for a diorama..suggestions are appreciated.
Hello, Bob, dioramas aren't my thing. For wargaming WW2, the issue is to be able to move the plane, so I put up with a stand that is not "invisible".
Scroll down to the Spitfire: I've scratchbuilt this type of thing using coathanger wire, painted green. Having a sturdy base that *won't* easily allow the plane to tip - disaster- is important. I use terrained hard wood.
Some people need their planes to dive or climb and use telescoping aerial. See:
These are very visible, of course.
Now your problem is different. Invisibility is the key. If your diorama has a roof, it would be easy to suspend the model using fishing line. Otherwise, a solution, not unlike mine (above) using clear perspex rods is about the only answer.