diarama questions

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  1. Zeiss

    Zeiss Member

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    Im starting to put together a diarama and I need some advice.
    The setting is from a hidden german airstrip which some of the newer Me 262s are being kept, the allies have found where it is and began to plan a raid.
    So basically Id like to know some of the planes I can include on the allies and for the germans.
    Im not an expert by any means Id like to make it as realistic as possible.
    What are some planes I could include.
    So far I have the ME 262a-1 and ME 262a-2 as well as a Focke wulf fw190-d9
    I want to get some planes from the same "era". which allied planes would be good to go against them, bombers with fighters escorting.
    Thanks in advance!
     
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    go to the diarama thread would be my suggestion
     
  3. Zeiss

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    Well, I know how to build one, I just want to know which planes would work well together and be more realistic, its more of a general question then a diarama question.
     
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    Not sure how you want to lay it out, but on the allied side you have many planes you could use.

    P-51
    Mosquito
    Tempest
    P-47
    B-17
    Lancaster
    Hurricane

    That should give you a good start.
     
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    Your best bet would probably to do Jagdverband 44, because you have the Me 262s as the main fighters, with the red-bottomed Fw-190D-9s flying cover as they take off and land.

    But are you doing the actual airfield with just German planes, or are you also doing an air scene with Allied planes?
     
  6. Zeiss

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    Thanks for the replies, I'll have the german airfield with some me 262s on the ground and perhaps one in the air. Then some focke wulfs in the air going after the oncomming allies. Should be fun:)
     
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    Looking forward to it! What scale? 1/72 I assume?
     
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    1/48 for now:D

    But I may have to use the 1/72 simply because I think i will be running out of room
     
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    Ooh, it'd be neat to see a 1/48 one, but yeah it'll be large!
     
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    Yeah, It would take up my basement and my wife wouldnt allow it.
    So I'll go with the 72. The 1/48s I have I will just display on the side.
    So far this is what ive got comming for the 1/72
    5 Fw 190-D-9s
    1 Fw 190 A8
    4 ME 262 a1a fighter and bombers
    3 aircraft hangers
    2 ground AA cannons
    1 P47-D thunderbolt
    2 hawker tempest V
    2 P51 mustang III RAF
    1 P51 mustang USAAF
    1 B17G

    What am I missing
     
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    Well, I can't wait to see this either because that's going to be one hell of a diarama.

    What is your estimated build time?
     
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    Do you have anything besides the hangars for the ground, as in the odd troop/ground crew?
     
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    nope I need some troops on the ground yet, I will need some fences and oil drums and all that great stuff. Build time is unknown at this point. It looks like it will be just me building most of it, although I do have a fair amount of spare time on my hands:)
     
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    Ok guys here is my official list of aircraft.
    Allies
    1 lone B17G escorted by
    2 Hawker Tempest V
    2 P51 Mustang III RAF versions
    1 P51-D USAAF
    1 P47-D Thunderbolt USAAF

    Axis
    Defending their secret base and testing facility.
    2 Focke Wulf Fw190 D-9
    1 Focke Wulf Fw190 A8
    1 Focke Wulf Fw190 D-9 JV44

    What they are defending
    3 Me 262A a-1
    1 prototype Me 163B

    More info yet to come such as ground forces, and buildings. If anyone has ideas/advice im all ears.8)
     
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    Seriously doubt you'd see many Tempests around 8th AF aircraft at that time or aircarft other then American as they would IMHO from what I've learned victims of friendly fire the differnt forces tended to work in different areas
     
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    Again, what is your estimated build time?
     
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    Again, no estimated build time yet:)
     
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    yeah, im trying to find a line between something that happened and something that could have happened. Even though the scenario is unlikely, Its fun to see those aircraft together.
     
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    Sorry, I didn't see your response.

    I can't wait to see it. I hope you post progress pics.
     
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    no problem, It would be nice if I had some helpers thats for sure otherwise this could take a while if I dont stay at it. 15 planes plus landscape and buildings could take a while :)
    I'll try to post pics when I get some of the planes in the mail, and progress after.
     
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