Airfield diorama 3.0

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Airfield diorama 3.0

Postby nils » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:10

its been 2 years after i moved to my new home, infortunatly the airfield diorama i built for photographing finished builds didnt survive the move.
the only thing that survived was the large hangar that i managed to save.

however, i have been working on a plan to build a new diorma in a 30mm x 45 mm plank.
one of the features will be a soviet style hardened aircraft shelter, based on Kazama's Polish Air Base (see: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=9)

i have already designed the shelter, but now im looking at designing a similar style control tower.
im thinking of building something like the Peenemunde control tower, used by the former East-German Air Force.

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however, with the limited dimensions, on the board, im thinking of maybe designing a smaller version of this building.
i will most some early design drawings later 8-)
on the bench:
-JAS-39 Gripen Upgrade project

planned:
-Airbus A400M (Belgian AF)
-Airbus A321 (Belgian AF)
-....
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Re: Airfield diorama 3.0

Postby nils » Tue Sep 26, 2017 16:27

preliminary design work on the shelter.
been pre-drawing brick placement, best results will be from the placement on the left.
the shelters opening will be about 65mm high, 130mm wide and 170mm deep. large enough to accomodate a Mig-25 or Su-27.

i have another smaller plank (30cm x 30cm) that could be used dor an extra shelter of the same design.

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on the bench:
-JAS-39 Gripen Upgrade project

planned:
-Airbus A400M (Belgian AF)
-Airbus A321 (Belgian AF)
-....
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Re: Airfield diorama 3.0

Postby nils » Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:38

more supplies arrived today :mellow:
this time, the cars and trucks (from AliExpress).

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personel arrived earlier last week 8-)

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on the bench:
-JAS-39 Gripen Upgrade project

planned:
-Airbus A400M (Belgian AF)
-Airbus A321 (Belgian AF)
-....
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Re: Airfield diorama 3.0

Postby nils » Sat Oct 14, 2017 21:26

Progress made,

while the inside parts for the shelter are drying, ive started cutting plastic for the control tower building.
earlier this week, the last parts for the scenery arrived, the trees that will go in the backdrop.

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on the bench:
-JAS-39 Gripen Upgrade project

planned:
-Airbus A400M (Belgian AF)
-Airbus A321 (Belgian AF)
-....
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Re: Airfield diorama 3.0

Postby nils » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:41

work has begun, started with the painting of the concrete.
lines will be added to simulate PAG-14 concrete plates.

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the inside of the shelter has been primed last night.

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front of the shelter exteriour and the rear of the interiour are also painted.

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on the bench:
-JAS-39 Gripen Upgrade project

planned:
-Airbus A400M (Belgian AF)
-Airbus A321 (Belgian AF)
-....
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Re: Airfield diorama 3.0

Postby ajmm » Sun Oct 15, 2017 19:48

Looking good! That’s coming together really nicely.
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Re: Airfield diorama 3.0

Postby nils » Mon Oct 16, 2017 15:09

construction of the hangar has begun:

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inside has been paved (drawn off) with PAG-14 concrete plates, here's a test alpha jet for size comparison.

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also, construction has begun on the main building, still needs painting and detailing.

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on the bench:
-JAS-39 Gripen Upgrade project

planned:
-Airbus A400M (Belgian AF)
-Airbus A321 (Belgian AF)
-....
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Re: Airfield diorama 3.0

Postby nils » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:57

ok, another update :)

last night, the construction of the control tower building was mostly completed.
the window construction is not yet fitted as thats still in the painting/drying process.

the hangar is about 90% complete, i still need to close up a few holes though.
i also noted that the paint was slightly chipped on the top, so iwill need to touch that up.

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this morning, the colors were added, with the glueing of the grass matts.
as you can see in the picture bellow, the scenery is starting to take shape. i also started drilling holes to plant the trees.
cars and personel will be added as soon as the main constructionwork is done.

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on the bench:
-JAS-39 Gripen Upgrade project

planned:
-Airbus A400M (Belgian AF)
-Airbus A321 (Belgian AF)
-....
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Re: Airfield diorama 3.0

Postby Jonathan » Tue Oct 17, 2017 14:48

You are working very hard, that is taking shape very quickly!
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Re: Airfield diorama 3.0

Postby smeg1959 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 0:08

I am envious of how much you are getting done with each passing day. I'm on Day 3 purely stuffing around with the underbelly tank of my Kingcobra! :oops:
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