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Looking very sharp.  It’s the light & guttering that make it.  I still like spotting war time factories painted in camo.  There are still a few out there.  The side of the old Marconi factory near Chelmsford station use to still have faded camo painted on it.

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33 minutes ago, bar side said:

Looking very sharp.  It’s the light & guttering that make it.  I still like spotting war time factories painted in camo.  There are still a few out there.  The side of the old Marconi factory near Chelmsford station use to still have faded camo painted on it.

 

Cheers mate. The guttering is a drinking straw cut down the length and i found the light in a box of plastic bits.

 

I have a friend who was a mod on the airfield research group that kindly sent me some cracking pictures.

The Belfast truss hanger at Ratcliffe was great looking (its been repainted now) and I based those doors on its design.

Also have some great pictures of the original 'no smoking' sign that is still there. I will incorporate that somehow.

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Been there with the drinking straws & scale signs. This is a micro diorama I built for a model railway group a few years back.  You need the drain pipes & bits to make it

 

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The building in the background is a photo and the signs are from the same photo, as are the windows & doors.  Even the cladding is from the photo & you don’t need 3D for oo gauge.

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1 hour ago, bar side said:

Been there with the drinking straws & scale signs. This is a micro diorama I built for a model railway group a few years back.  You need the drain pipes & bits to make it

 

J8W2eDd.jpg

 

The building in the background is a photo and the signs are from the same photo, as are the windows & doors.  Even the cladding is from the photo & you don’t need 3D for oo gauge.

 

I genuinely thought that was a picture of a real factory at first. Fantastic model. 

 

This is a workshop diorama I made last year. Really enjoy adding the details. That "PeterHead" sign was hand made with masked off lettering and airbrushing. Took me longer to make than the entire workshop LOL.

 

 

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Very nice.  There was a barn at the edge of Boxted airfield that I use to drive by that looked just like that.  I am sure there has never been an RAF facility that didn’t have signs up all over the place.  I tend to cheat and use a photo printed to size.  Taping up & spraying is def8nitely going above & beyond.  Lovely dio & the Hurricane isn’t bad either!

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19 minutes ago, bar side said:

Very nice.  There was a barn at the edge of Boxted airfield that I use to drive by that looked just like that.  I am sure there has never been an RAF facility that didn’t have signs up all over the place.  I tend to cheat and use a photo printed to size.  Taping up & spraying is def8nitely going above & beyond.  Lovely dio & the Hurricane isn’t bad either!

Cheers mate. Printed to size would be ideal, I just dont have assess to a desktop printer at home during lock-down. LOL

That sign I made was originally intended for a different diorama. The historians will rightly say 19 Squadron didnt use Hurricanes, but the late war P51 scene I made didn't exactly go to plan. I was darned if I was going to throw away that sign after painting those letters,.. so its now a permanent resident in that time traveling workshop.  

 

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