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1/144 Airfield Diorama 3.0
« on: September 26, 2017, 09:34:50 am »
a few years ago, i build an Airfield diorama to photograph finished models on.
however, the old airfield (with exception of the large hangar) did not survive the move 2 years ago.

so i decided to build a new one, this time in a Soviet/Russian style.

it will feature 1 hardened aircraft shelter, embedded in a grass hill.
here's a preliminary design, the interiour wil be large enough to house an Su-27 (130mm wide, 65mm high and 170mm deep).




also, i ordered a few extra's on AliExpress (a good site to get cheap equipement), including tree's, cars and figures in N-scale (1/150).
yesterday, the personel arrived (100 figures, only cost me about 1.5 euro's).
they will be repainted in military uniforms.

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Re: 1/144 Airfield Diorama 3.0
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2017, 06:49:18 am »
Neat project  :thumbsup:
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Re: 1/144 Airfield Diorama 3.0
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 04:38:29 am »
more supplies arrived today  :mellow:
this time, the cars and trucks (from AliExpress).

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Re: 1/144 Airfield Diorama 3.0
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2017, 02:11:25 pm »
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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Re: 1/144 Airfield Diorama 3.0
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2017, 03:31:12 am »
How big is it going to be?
My Dadswell Bridge Aerodrome diorama is about 1m x 0.8m x 80mm and the backdrop is painted on hinged ply meaning the whole thing can be packed up flat for storage.
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Re: 1/144 Airfield Diorama 3.0
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2017, 03:43:35 am »
How big is it going to be?
My Dadswell Bridge Aerodrome diorama is about 1m x 0.8m x 80mm and the backdrop is painted on hinged ply meaning the whole thing can be packed up flat for storage.



the dimentions are expted to be somewhere arround 32 x 50cm (i dont remember the exact dimentions too well).
maybe this update with pictures might give you some idea  :mellow:

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



the inside of the shelter has been primed last night.



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

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Re: 1/144 Airfield Diorama 3.0
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2017, 03:55:28 am »
I just cut a surplus door in half.  No exact dimensions were needed.

This looks like it'll be great.  Keep us posted.
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Re: 1/144 Airfield Diorama 3.0
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2017, 07:09:02 am »

This looks like it'll be great.  Keep us posted.

Indeed  :thumbsup:
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Re: 1/144 Airfield Diorama 3.0
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2017, 08:10:13 am »
construction of the hangar has begun:



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



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

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Re: 1/144 Airfield Diorama 3.0
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2017, 08:40:04 am »
Coo, is that little Alpha Jet 1/144 scale? It looks very good indeed.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings

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Re: 1/144 Airfield Diorama 3.0
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2017, 03:56:41 am »
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.





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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Re: 1/144 Airfield Diorama 3.0
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2017, 04:12:21 am »
That's looking fantastic.
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Re: 1/144 Airfield Diorama 3.0
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2017, 07:21:15 am »
Looking good  :thumbsup:
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