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adey m

AIRCRAFT DIORAMAS AND AIRFIELD BUILDINGS, VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT

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Landrover is from old AIRFIX Bloodhound set and dated from 1970.

 

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Internal construction detail of two-bay crash truck shed. Scratch built from paper card with acetate window glazing.

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I must say I'm really enjoying looking at these diorama pictures and the control tower is sublime. I'd love to see these buildings as a complete museum exhibit with an entire airfield, I know you'd need a hangar in it's own right but it would be fabulous! I've seen the 'freestyle' RAF Topsey in Cosford (was there the other day looking at it, I see more on every visit) and there's a pretty good if condensed attempt at Deenthorpe in the Museum of the 8th Air Force in Savannah, Georgia.

 

So Adey, keep going with the diorama and the piccys! :thumbsup:

 

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Adey those Control Tower pictures are great, really like the interiors.

I too have also built the 518 in a wartime guise.

 

HP42 mentions that you need a 'T2' hangar, would this be a start  . . . 

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235007179-t2-hangar-anybody/&

 

 

looking forward to seeing more of your diorama

Ian

 

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Great stuff Adey, really enjoyable thread - the tower interior is brilliant! And I'm learning new stuff too, I've never seen blue chocks before & I had no idea the Sunderland's beaching gear wheels could swivel!

 

Keep the pics coming!

 

Keith

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9 hours ago, Mancunian airman said:

Adey those Control Tower pictures are great, really like the interiors.

I too have also built the 518 in a wartime guise.

 

HP42 mentions that you need a 'T2' hangar, would this be a start  . . . 

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235007179-t2-hangar-anybody/&

 

 

looking forward to seeing more of your diorama

Ian

 

Thanks Ian. I would love to see more of your airfield buildings too....please feel welcome to post on here. 

 

Cheers matey,  Adey

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One of my earliest dioramas dating from 1995.

A 1/72 Monogram RB-36 has taken a wrong exit off the runway and ended up on a narrow disused one....................

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1/72 AIRFIX BRISTOL BLOODHOUND MK 1  ( this kit first released in 1960 )

 

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AIRFIX Bloodhound Mark 1 with scratch built launch pad equipment.

This kit came with the AIRFIX Hercules that my dad bought me for my Birthday in 1970........I wish I still had the Hercules too...............

 

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Here I am off to investigate a Bloodhound Mark 1 launch control building and the missile launch pads..

 

 

 

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The Bloodhound MK 1 was a fixed missile system which required permanent facilities which were integrated with the UK air defence system. The Bloodhound Squadrons were sited down the eastern side of England and each had 32 launch pads divided into two independent units of 16 missiles each. They were usually sited on disused wartime airfields and provided defence for V Bomber airfields and Thor missile bases. These Bloodhounds are seen defending the Valiant base at RAF Marham.

 

 

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Has he taken that bloomin picture yet, it's bleedin perishin out here  .........

 

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That dog has been rolling about in the grass.......

 

 

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A scale Bloodhound Mk 1 launch pad with information obtained from my site visits to disused bases.

 

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The original Landrover from my 1970 AIRFIX Bloodhound set.

 

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Great build of the old Airfix Land Rover!

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My MACH 2 AW Argosy C Mk1.

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BW Models oxygen trolley in foreground. AIRFIX Beagle Basset lurking in background.

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1/72 AIRFIX BEAGLE BASSETT C.MK 1  ( this kit first released in 1968 )

 

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An RAF Beagle Basset C Mk 1 about to start up at RAF Scarborough. " CLEAR PROPS "

 

1/72 AIRFIX Beagle Basset C Mk 1 with MACH 2 Breguet Atlantic 1 in background.

 

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"Looks a nice day to go flying....."

 

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That is a gorgeous Argosy Adey, especially given what kit it's from!

 

Keith

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I'll second that about the Argosy, I have two of the Mach 2 in the stash and haven't had the confidence to start them yet!

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Your finished Argosy is just simply outstanding.

Looking at that and the Basset makes you realise just what a wonderful variety of aircraft the RAF used in this era.

I really like the way you've displayed your models, but your control tower is something else.

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French Navy Breguet Atlantic 1 armed with Martel missiles on a visit to RAF Scarborough.

 

1/72 MACH 2 Breguet Atlantic 1 model which I built in 2000.

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AIRFIX HAWKER SIDDELEY DOMINIE T. MK 1  ( this kit first released in 1968 )

 

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My 1/72 AIRFIX Hawker Siddeley Dominie T Mk1 kit of 1968 vintage in the training colour scheme that it may have worn if the red, white and grey scheme had not been introduced. This model has " AIRFIX PRODUCTS 1968" moulded inside one of the wings. It is completely brush painted as I do not have an airbrush.....nor want one.

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Fantastic stuff Adey, inspired to finish my Argosy but it's still a long road for me yet. It was good to meet you at Newark, I will keep an eye out for you again.. Would love to see an airfield diorama at a show if possible. Love that Tower! 

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Some, well at least XS711, did wear that colour scheme Adey!

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Your bases and buildings are brilliant.  I share a similar appeal for ramps, pans, fligh lines form the 70s & 80s when barbed wire and gpmg pits shared the pan with the aircraft.

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1/144 scale Blackburn Beverley built by a member of IPMS Abingdon seen on display at Telford.......

." right said Fred, we'll have to take the roof off........."

 

Mikro Mir 1/144 Blackburn Beverley model.

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OTHER GUYS WORLD WAR 2 DIORAMAS

 

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1/72 scale Avro Lancaster B Mk2 and AIRFIX vehicles by John Hunsley of Bridlington and Wolds Scale Model Club.

 

Lancaster is a mix of kits and conversion parts........I bet he wished he waited for the AIRFIX one............

 

Base is a commercially available printed one.

 

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!/72 Vickers Wellington Mk 1 being bombed up. Seen at Scale Model World.

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Westland Whirlwind HAR Mk 10 taxies in at RAF Scarborough.

 

1/72 reworked CORGI Westland Whirlwind model with the actual rotors spinning. Just managed to get my hand out of the way...........

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1/72 CORGI Westland Whirlwind HAR Mk 10.

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