new project in the loft

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  1. woljags

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    Chris has just said its ok to build a airfield layout in the loft to put all my finished kits onto,any ideas chaps as i want to be able to use all my kits
     
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    How about a modern "Duxford Airshow" or "Battle of Britain Day" type layout... restored aircraft gives the excuse to use different models of different dates without them looking out of place?

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    sounds good Darryl that would be a good tie-in,the loft space is nearly 20ftx20ft so i could do more than one layout
     
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    I was going to suggest something similar - could be a great display.
     
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    does anyone have a plan view of the airfield that i could work from please
     
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    Any particular field Bob ?
     
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    I think he means Duxford. Go for it Terry.

    Wish I had taken a camera up with me in my Tigermoth ride while there.
     
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    I've got a plan drawing of DX in WW2, and you can get a current aerial view from Google mapping. Also, for any airfield still visible in the UK, the relevant Ordnance Survey map, in 1:50000 or better still, 1:25000, will show the outline to scale.
     
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    cheers Terry
     
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    You lucky person, go for it.

    You could even paint in sky, clouds etc on the wall or underside of roof (which could be panelled).
     
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    And a sprinkler system to replicate typical British weather !
     
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    To replica Hungary's weather this year, you'd need to leave the freezer door open and keep turning the heater on and off - all extremes so far....
     
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    i'm more worried about the squirrels than weather chaps,they were in the old loft before the new extension was put up and 1st on my list of things to do is to check they can't get in again,the catch is i have to completely decorate the house by the end of the year before i can start anything in the loft but any ideas or info would be welcome
     
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    pics of the space in the loft for the planned layout plus some of the finished kits safely out of the way of the duster
     
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    good sized space to work in!
     
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    Sure is, enough room for at least part of a runway.
     
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    a few more pics of finished kits put up in the loft prior to starting the layout
     
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    Man, this is going to be great Bob!
     
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    I'm open to all ideas Evan of how to get the right look for this layout,we do have some slate roof tiles over that i thought might look good as a runway laid in the right way,any ideas chaps
     
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    Make the base from sheets of MFD. The runway can be painted on, using a mid grey colour, with areas closer to the viewer which represent concrete or tarmac being made from thin, painted card. (Model kit boxes are ideal!). Grass areas from scatter material or grass matt, or painted if distant from the viewer.
    Roads, paths etc painted as required.
     
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