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Picture Post => Current and Finished Projects => Topic started by: Nils on November 13, 2020, 02:34:37 am

Title: Area 88: The Base diorama
Post by: Nils on November 13, 2020, 02:34:37 am
this is going to be my largest diorama base ever, with added details.
this will represent Asran's Air Force Foreign Legion airfield, AKA:"Area 88".

over the past months i have been gathering some raw materials to construct this base, but due to budget problems i had to cut some corners and find alternative materials. the plans for hangars and building have all been drawn up and im ready to begin.

the base will consist of an aircraft revetment, control tower, maintainance hangar and Mc Coy's warehouse.

i have started with a revetment to house 2 aircraft, to cut corners and make quick adjustments, i have built the base for it out of old Lego bricks. these will be dressed up and detailed with styrene rod and plasticard to make them look like revetments. to represent the sand filling on top, im gonna spray some sandpaper in sand color and cut them to size to fill in the gaps.

so here are 2 pictures to show you whats going on at the moment, im using mostly reference pictures from Vietnam War US Airfields and Israeli bases from the 60's/70's that were built with French help.

the bottom picture is a full scale design sketch on an A2 size paper.

(https://i.imgur.com/CQmpoRL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qi1nwPp.jpg)
Title: Re: Area 88: The Base diorama
Post by: zenrat on November 13, 2020, 02:58:51 am
Ooh, I like the look of this.
Title: Re: Area 88: The Base diorama
Post by: tigercat on November 13, 2020, 04:37:42 am
Look forward to following this .

Lego is a great idea as second hand is a lot more cost effective

If you're  making buildings I'd reccomend Wills Craftsman range for model railways . They give you bits to build what's on box based on raw materials in their range however you can assemble them however you want .
Title: Re: Area 88: The Base diorama
Post by: Nils on November 14, 2020, 10:46:34 am
first plastic has been cut, for old man McCoy's warehouse. still need to cut out the raised foundation.

(https://i.imgur.com/Fp5BZXO.jpg)
Title: Re: Area 88: The Base diorama
Post by: NARSES2 on November 15, 2020, 05:46:50 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Area 88: The Base diorama
Post by: Nils on November 15, 2020, 07:01:36 am
managed to get the main assembly done on McCoy's warehouse, just need to figure out the interiour.

(https://i.imgur.com/KHyjHaP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ErrUjyr.jpg)