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So all started with the awesome Build a HAS by @bar side on this site and  wanted to have a go myself. I started with the 2 old airfix control towers, cut an shut to make the one seen below  and the great @Amera Plastic Mouldings HAS. I modified the shelter and scratch built some doors more like the ones at Lakenheath.  Very early days and will be a slow burner but hope y'all like the start. A few F15s in the pipeline too. 
 

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  Thanks for looking and  all comments welcome. 

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Looking very nice.  You could have either the European clamshell doors on that HAS, but the uk style blast doors look quite at home.  You have a nice size base board there that could take a load of additional features.  Have you checked out the Spangdahlem diorama on ARC Forums?  Philippe has got the details down of the sort of thing that will really bring things to life

this is one of his pictures

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Great start - looking forward to seeing this progress

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Yeah have seen that one   It's very impressive and  like all the added groundwork he has done. The  HAS came with the clamshell doors but was rather tight with F 15 so made attempt to build blast doors.  Happy with how turned out.

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Quick Question to diorama builders   In relation to trees 1/72 scale.  Do you use model railway ones  or some other method.  Not done a diorama before so  all advice welcome  

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Either.  It’s quite a good time of year to get twigs and dip the tips in pva then in a bag of flock.  They are cheap if you want a lot of trees & no doubt you refine your choice of twigs & method as you go.  Pre made trees are nice but I would tend to keep them for a feature rather than a background fill.  Mean, do you really see three trees, or are there normally 20+?  Just my opinion though - your  model to do your way

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I have a silver birch at the front of my house & it sheds these nice mini tree twigs valleys over the floor this time of year

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1 hour ago, Texans said:

Quick Question to diorama builders   In relation to trees 1/72 scale.  Do you use model railway ones  or some other method.  Not done a diorama before so  all advice welcome  

Beware, OO gauge trees are 1/76 scale, and will be a bit underscale in a 1/72 diorama :fool:

 

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I wouldn't worry too much about that, in real life trees come in different sizes anyway.  But as railway modeller found out, they are rather large for any reasonable-sized diorama, so model trees (whatever the scale) are sized to allow for that.  As you are unlikely to want them at the front of your diorama, for obvious reasons, you can benefit from this as some kind of false parallax.

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Thanks for all your help  still a long way off at this point but good too know going forward. Next step plan out where all gonna go on base and maybe another board to add space 

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