How to hold the top wing for paint

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    Cary Cumberland

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    Hi all,
    I’m down to painting the top wing on the eagle. Trying to decide the best way to hold it during painting? I could hang it and paint vertically or set on saw horses and paint flat, one side ata time. I have seen a couple other ways to hold it vertically, such as all thread through the I struts and to a wooden stand. A rotisserie would be nice but I don’t have one. Any other ideas?
    Thanks
     
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    Dennis Flamini

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    That's how I did.

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    Did mine the same way
     
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    Seems to be the consensus and the way I am leaning. Thank you for the replies.
     
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    less orange peel and chance of runs if you paint flat. we try and paint as much stuff lying flat as possible. gives the paint a chance to flow out better. use gravity to your advantage instead of working against you.........
     
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    I welded these up, electrical conduit bent around a tractor wheel. The wooden bases have small wheels as rollers. The holes for the wing were drilled so it was roughly balanced in the jig. Half a day to build and made life sooo much better.

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    ^^^^ genius i tells ya!!!
     

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