Claw wrote:I'm interested to see how well it holds up after a few months, years.. as it seems this Lego piece was designed to sit flat on a horizontal surface or something.. I should get my local machinist to make up something similar.
You're right that 10179 is built for display on a horizontal surface. The super-structure is actually fairly sturdy. To vertically mount, some of the upper outer panels and cockpit top need to be secured if you don't want everything falling off while you're mounting it. By extending the technic axle length, and using some technic bushes (see pic), you can fasten those panels. Not too hard to modify these parts. I did reinforce some more of the super-structure just to be sure. I'll post some more detailed photos and video when I get a chance.