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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:48 pm 
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Way Cool! Can't wait to see it done. I think that it is about time that some flight line buildings and what not are out as would make nice dios for the birds.
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Nice, I like the idea. IMO, the corrugated metal skin, take a look at John Dell's Junkers Ju-52. Folds would be too time consuming to do, and Chip prefers the KISS philosophy with regards to models.

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It's funny you mention the Junkers- I was thinking the exact same thing.

The metal siding on the control tower I'm modeling isn't the typical corrugated sheetmetal. It has folds about every foot or so, but you're right- simpler is better. I think I can achieve some "depth" by using lines of heavier weight in the right places.

I've also thought of just taking some distant shots of the tower from all sides, then cropping/stretching/adjusting those pics and overlay them. That would certainly help in shading the thing.

While the shape is simple, some of the other "details" got me thinking, overthinking perhaps, but maybe I'll just do a few betas, post some pics and let the masses decide!

On a slightly related note, I'm working on a few flightline buildings too. Again, they're really simple to do- not much to their shape other than rectangles. Fortunately, the closed air base nearby dates back to WWII, so the real buildings I'm using for reference were built in the 50's and 60's and would easily fit in any Cold War flightline diorama. My grandfather was real estate manager for the base and I've got access to the record plans of most of the buildings too.

And for the enthusiast of WWII Allied aviation, I'm also working on a few alert/dispersal shacks common to the RAF defensive units.

I've thought about modelling a few hangars too- but they'd be huge!

A mole-hole to go alongside the FG B-52 would be neat too.

And if someone can get me some 3-view drawings, I'd be happy to model some flightline vehicles- APUs, startcarts, portable GenSets, tugs, portable lighting units, support vans, refueling trucks/bowsers, etc.

But the control tower has my undivided attention right now...


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I like the thinking. I'll scrounge around and see what information I have on extras. If you need a beta builder, give me a shout.

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I know Rob put some ground equipment into the F-80 model. I think there's a tug and a couple of different carts with tanks on them.


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If you're interested, I've got some shots I took of the portable fire extinguishers that the AF has everywhere on their flightline.


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Absolutely I'm interested!


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willygoat wrote:
I know Rob put some ground equipment into the F-80 model. I think there's a tug and a couple of different carts with tanks on them.


Yes- he did some excellent work.

I'd like to add to that with some crash carts, startcarts and other GSE stuff.

A fuel truck or two would be nice.

Remember "Gathering of Eagles"? I'd like to model the AF blue extended cab powerwagon used by the SPs and to ferry VIPs from their parked aircraft. The (Ford?) that Rock Hudson drove in that movie as his official staff car also looked tre kool.

A SAC mole-hole may be too ambitious, but a dodge pickup colored AF Blue with 'Alert Force' signs on top would make a nice addition to the B-52.

As a youth, I was awe-struck visiting an Air Force flightline- it was kool seeing the pilots pre-flighting and such, but I was also amazed at all of the people doing things around the planes that never got to fly them. Even when the jet was out flying, there was TONS of equipment left behind on the tarmac...


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Just so everyone knows, DGA has some WWII diorama stuff on there site, including a tower, and a free nissan hut.

http://dgapapermodels.com/catalog/index ... qov897dpi6

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Yep, I downloaded their Nissan hut and it was an easy build.

I've been burning lots of modelin time getting my control tower design finalized. The overall design is finished, but now I'm going back and adding details. LOTS of details. In the interim I also modified an FG design for a project for my son. It's been busy here at MOCR's!

I hope to have some pics of my latest work posted soon.

The cab roof gave me the most fits- I might seek some beta testers out for that. Send me a PM with your email and I'll attempt to send the requisite files...


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you might want to try these gloster gladiators with your WW2 stuff
his other bits are very good as well
he is currently getting a B26 ready for production :shock:

http://www.hoxity.de/papercraft/gladiator_main.html


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