Looking for something different that will put your model in context? Then consider commissioning a diorama stand. They are larger than a simple stand, but for the smaller model can add considerably to its impact. For example, placing a galleon in sail on a sea scene with a slight heel looks far more realistic. A small fishing boat pulled up on a shingle beach perhaps?
Consider the diorama rather like an artist’s canvas. The background gives the subject context, mood and atmosphere without distracting from the main event.
To give you an idea of how dioramas enhance the model this is an example of a diorama a friend made to display his 5″ gauge tank engine and coal wagon
This Roman Pottery diorama display box which I designed illustrates the possibilities.