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  1. I'm intending on using GPM 1:72 hangars set for the main hangars which reminds me of the J Type hangar without the external doo supports. also just to mention with the feed back it allows for modification as the first layout was mainly a first thoughts I'm now contemplating how the plans could be modified to be more shaped like an actual base whilst also containing most of the major elements
  2. Just wanted to say thank you as the feed back and resources for project the project are helpful allowing for modifications and adaptation, as well as valuable insight for the project
  3. @Heather Kay I know exactly where you are coming from, as previously mentioned the is inspiration from actual bases though I have made adaptations to include elements and the complete set out will be fictional mainly the buildings and vehicles will be real or heavily influenced by actual period pieces
  4. I @Paul821Mostly the design is custom though inspired by aspects of actual airforce base such as pens, though as I do more research the layout may change to add a more realistic setup. The design is both a combination of a busy airforce base(primarily) and to display a collection(secondary). Also reasoning for making of segments allows for easy adaptation for space constraints, so the full set up can be added together to form the full diorama or be split up and used for multiple smaller diorama’s.
  5. Hi guys. it has been a w while another update just come up with the general design for the marshalling area for the airforce base thin this update I have posted an image of the aircraft marshalling area and most of the relevant dimension I intend to use. I have yet to add a mosquito pen and a c47 pen with most likely be placed near the aircraft control tower which will be added later in a another section at the end on the runway. I will Post a general plan of what I'm thinking of for a railway siding by the end of the week. please give feedback and thoughts sorry if it it is a little confusing. Until next time Dimension have been calculated as 3.5m by 2.5m. It will be made in 8 segments measuring 85cm x125cm Hangar dimensions Hangers 1-4 will be 44.5cm x 32cm Hangar 5= 28cm x 22.5cm hangar 6 = 16cm x 16cm The fighter pens dimension will be 19.5cm x 17.4cm interior with a 2cm wall on either side and back Pathways each pathway between the H1-4 is 7cm with 40cm wide patches of grass the end pathways on either far side of the pens is 5cm the gaps between hangers 6 and 6 being being roughly 2-4cm apart the tarmac the tarmac in front of the hangars is a 20cm gap with 20cm partings every 3 pens allowing access to the main runway. the runway width is 48.6 cm with the grass safety barrier being 125cm. The key is H 1,2,3 =hangar P 1,2,3 = blast pen Green=grass Grey= tarmac
  6. Due to space parameters for the project it will be impractical to do the full runway even with it being a modular layout. I’ll most likely only do a small portion of runway with the rest being a backdrop. The main focus will then be the main technical sights and facilities such as hangers, dumps, substations, etc...
  7. I probably then only keep it around major installations such a the bomb dump
  8. For an update date i’ve Been doing research on runway lengths and lay out. For something full 1:72 recreation for a short runway the total distance would be between 11-13m long, up to 50cm wide and a regulation safety barrier of 1.27m on all sides of the runway. I’m also looking at references at marshalling areas and hangers. by either this weekend or next I’ll post some concept layouts for the railway siding, and aircraft marshalling/ hangers
  9. thought my fictional airbase is based in the south of England is the lay out will be inspire by the likes of RAF Windrush & Bibury, etc... as my it is my one of my favourite childhood areas as I had fond memories of visiting my grandfather and walking around the Cotswolds. Just looking at google maps it turns out I us to walk through the fields only about a km or 2 from RAF windrush which wash used between 1940-45. .
  10. I have further refined my design of the airfield that it will be primarily a fighter base though it will still be a shared facility like that of Heston, Ashford & Kingsnorth. Though the infrastructure will support a variety of different aircraft both American and British. These aircraft will be classic fighters will most lightly be some of the most iconic aircraft of the second world war. Aircraft I would used would be using include: the p51D's, the P47D's, p40's, Spitfire's, Hurricane's, Typhoon's, skua's, etc... though that has not come to a final decision. The Building and related infrastructure for the airbase I intend to use, I'm currently in talks with Mancunian airman to obtain plans for his accurate card models. I'm also undergoing the decision making process to design and make a railway siding on the bases perimeter that will serve the personnel on base and deliver essential goods. once the general concept is thought of I'll be purchasing and basic modelling goods such as ballast and other scenic detailing as well as scratch making several pieces such as platforms, signal box etc. Until next time Ben
  11. What I was thinking is a small siding that enables goods to be dropped off near the perimeter of the fence so trains would not actually go into the airforce base but would be able to stop unload essential goods/personnel.
  12. So from the sounds of things most bases would have been serviced primarily by motor transportation such as convoys. Evidently my design may may not be 100% historically accurate as I will be applying a creative license to the project, by adding a railway depot/siding at the base perimeter, which I’m sure everybody incorporates some sort of personal touch in their projects.
  13. @Mancunian airman, yes I’ll be posting progress notes. my first goal is research and ordering first couple of items to start the project off. Just currently going through the PDF you sent and further having a look at the facilities and compiling a list of potential building I’m interested in. I’m also looking at a concept for the train depot that would service the areodrome.
  14. M-Mother was one of the lead Lancaster bombers used in the dam busters raids. It was part of the RAF 617 squadron located at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire
  15. I understand where this coming from I was thinking due to such a large space being required I would potentially the diorama modular sections, then they could be added to together to form the entire airforce Base. Era wise I’m thinking Battle of Britain or 1943-44. Other than that there is not really any set time period The concept I have is based on one of the shared allied airfields in the south of England. I am also considering using some of my favourite aircraft/groups including: The red tails, Hub Zemke’ Wolfpack, ‘M’ for mother, Memphis belle, a custom spitfire flight based on fictional Ace James Bigglesworth, etc.
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