Often a custom project can be made more difficult by the nature of the parts - while a canvas can be sat on an easel, a painted head or torso cannot be easily rested to dry without risking the part sticking to the work surface. Here JoeMichaels70 explains how he gets around this problem.
I then mixed up some JB Weld, (an easy-to-use 2-Part Epoxy sold at Home Depot cheap) that I like to use because it stays relatively 'together' like a thick goo after mixing, and epoxied the clamp tabs to the wires.
The next thing I discovered is that once I had all these little clamps, I needed a place for them to hang out while the paint dried - they kept falling off the table. So, I built a little stand for them all. I took a 12" 2x2 and screwed it down the center to a 12" 1x4. I next drilled small holes every 1.5" or so along the 1x4, and larger holes down the 2x2 (you'll see why in a moment). It worked great!
These clamps are awesome for holding various pieces while priming, painting, spray-painting, sealing, etc. You can bend the wires in any shape to accomodate space and/or specific holding needs.
Warning: Some of these really cheap clamps have extra 'sharp' teeth, and won't think twice about taking your paint off a figure, or even putting some chomps into the plastic - if you find such a naughty clamp among your bunch, you can either grind down the teeth with a dremel or file, or throw it away.
I don't know if I discovered it myself or found it out here on the boards, but #2 pencils with erasers make GREAT painting jigs for Joes, especially ARAH. Just assemble the torso over the eraser end -- you can even have the head & arms attatched if so desired!
If you find that the torso is a little loose over the pencil, just put a couple wraps of masking tape around the pencil!