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I'm Building A Model Airport!  
User currently offlineOkees From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 424 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 29278 times:

Since i have around 10 days of doing absolutely nothing, i decided to build my own model airport. Started working on it yesterday, and already have one section of it built. Here are the pics of the design (still not complete), and what i have built so far.

This is the design

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k279/okees/Airport1-1.jpg

And my work

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k279/okees/Image000.jpg


Do any of you guys have your own model airport?


mobs jakis
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User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 29305 times:

Nice work so far after this practice

LHR !


User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 29284 times:

Is nice. What scale is it going to be and what aircraft are you using for it?? Looks a little bigger, maybe 1/200??

User currently offlineGAIsweetGAI From Norway, joined Jul 2006, 933 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 29266 times:

Quoting Okees (Thread starter):
Do any of you guys have your own model airport?

When I'll have the time and money (at least 5 years from now), maybe I'll build one in Lego's, with A/C rolling all around it. Big grin



"There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."
User currently offlineOkees From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 424 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 29245 times:

Its going to be a 1:400/500 scale. I have around 10 1:500 herpa wings a/c.. hoping to get more. Will keep you posted as the project develops. Im hoping to install led's to light up the airport.. so when im done.. it should be nice!

okees



mobs jakis
User currently offlineA380US From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 29232 times:

Quoting Okees (Thread starter):
This is the design

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k2...1.jpg

how do you make a design?



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User currently offlineOkees From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 424 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 29221 times:

Quoting A380US (Reply 5):
how do you make a design?

I used Google Sketchup to do this one. Its fun and easy to use.

okees



mobs jakis
User currently offlineEK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 29169 times:

Okay now I am jealous....where can we go buy all these things like runway and airports and planes?

User currently offlineOkees From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 424 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 29124 times:

Well, im not buying anything readymade.. im building it all! Using foam board and what not!


mobs jakis
User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 29081 times:

I have been wanting to do this for a long time. I don't have any space to do it in though.  Sad


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User currently offlineSJC4Me From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 373 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 28977 times:

When I was little, my dad painted the top of my dresser to resemble an airport. I would play with that for hours!

I miss my airport dresser  Sad



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User currently offlinePizzaandplanes From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 28974 times:

Checkout Ebay for parts and accessories you might be able to get a good deal. Checkout these sites that could answer a lot of your questions-

http://www.airportdesigns.com/
http://www.wings900.com/vb/model-airports/
http://www.modelairports.net/
http://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/model-airports/

And for those with a few thousand dollars sitting around, just order a custom one-
http://www.airportmodels.net/index.php


User currently offlineOkees From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 424 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 28966 times:

Thanks for the links pizzaandplanes.

Here is where i am right now..

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k279/okees/Image004.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k279/okees/Image005.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k279/okees/Image006.jpg

regards

okeer



mobs jakis
User currently offlineMke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2456 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 28951 times:

Looking good, can't wait to see the final product. I'm also planning on building a model airport in 1/400 scale once I've bought up enough aircraft.


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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 28935 times:

Very nice!

Are the pipe things that come out the gates?

With model airports do you actually play with them pretending to be ATC and the planes or do you just set it all up and leave it?

Rgds ---James--



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User currently offlineOkees From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 424 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 28894 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 14):
Are the pipe things that come out the gates?

yup

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 14):
With model airports do you actually play with them pretending to be ATC and the planes

i cant help it!!!



mobs jakis
User currently offlineKingsford From Belgium, joined Nov 2003, 427 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 28661 times:

So if one builds a 1/200 airport, the runway would have to be 15m long at least... building a 1/200 airport is one of my dreams, but I realized that, before I execute this plan, I should get myself, like, a loft or something.
 crossfingers   drool   silly 


User currently offlineAirlineAV8tor From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 28554 times:

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User currently offlineLuketenley From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 419 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 28455 times:

I collect 1/400 models mainly from Gemini Jets. I have about a dozen or so aircraft right now. Originally I wanted to make a model of PIT but then realized that it would be way too big so I then decided to make my own design. It kinda resembles the old PIT terminal. I will post pics of my design shortly.


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User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 28366 times:

Come on, okees!

It's been two weeks sinse you posted pics of your status! Where are you know?

Cheers
Carson



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User currently offlineOkees From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 424 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 28293 times:

Unfortunately carson, my project is on hold right now. Im leaving tomorrow, wont be back for another month.. so it will be some time since i post updates. BUT.. during this time im gonna be working on the electrical system for lights, so it should be more interesting when im back. For the meantime, i added some planes around the terminal and took a pic so you guys can have an idea on how it looks like so far. enjoy!

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k279/okees/Image007.jpg

(p.s excuse the messy bed.)

Cheers,
okees



mobs jakis
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12242 posts, RR: 35
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 28174 times:
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Quoting Okees (Reply 12):
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k279/okees/Image004.jpg



Quoting Okees (Reply 20):
http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k279/okees/Image007.jpg

In the first photo I was wondering where you'd fit it. With no reference points, it looked huge  Wink Then on the bed, it showed a more realistic size. Looks awesome though. Can't wait to see the finished product.



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User currently offlineWalter747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1440 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 27949 times:

Omar that is really amazing. I could or would never do that. It would start as an airport and probably end up as a train station. LOL

Hope it comes out good! How did you build it anyways?

-Justin



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User currently offlineOkees From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 424 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 27910 times:

Justin, im using 5mm foam board as the main material.. but ill be using others as well. Ill keep you posted. Dont expect anything before the end of next month though.. as i wont be working on it!

 Wink



mobs jakis
User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 27889 times:

Quoting Walter747 (Reply 22):

Haha atleast yours would end up looking like something! Mine would look like a landfill after a terrorist attack  silly 

Its looking pretty amazing so far, are the gates walk out ones or will you make it so it has little jet ways that attatch to the AC? Also how many AC will it be able to fit around it?

Rgds --James--



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
25 Okees : Thanks a lot man. Ill be adding jet ways, no walk out gates in my airport! haha.. there are 15 gates.. so 15 AC will be parking at the gates, and ill
26 Post contains links and images QFA380 : I personall think that the Sydney tower looks pretty cool and wouldn't be too hard to make. View Large View MediumPhoto © Morris Biondi
27 Post contains images Jamesbuk : Ok nice Cant wait to see it when its done! Thats a nice ATC tower! I like LHR new one aswell. Rgds --James--
28 Okees : That is pretty nice.. i might use some aspects of it. Im trying to make own designs.. but it wouldnt hurt to be inspired by actual ones.. right? haha
29 Post contains links Okees : Alright guys.. just finished working on another preliminary design.. tell me what you think. http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k279/okees/airport2view
30 Post contains images Jamesbuk : Very nice! I tried that google sketch up thing a few weeks back, hard as buggery if you ask me What are you going to do with the terminal in construc
31 QFA380 : No problem. Those sketches are looking pretty good.
32 PILOTALLEN : good stuff Okees! I should make one one day but I would mess it all up, would end up looking like Logan Airport lol
33 Okees : Ill just have 2 airports i guess. haha.. the more the merrier, what do you think!? My mom is trying to convince me to actually build and sell models.
34 Flinhion757 : I have started on my ground lay-out and will buy some herpa stuff. What is that stuff thatyour terminal is made of and where can I find it in the US?
35 JamesJimlb : this may sound weird but i use lincoln logs from when i was young and build huge model airports.
36 Flinhion757 : Cool... I use what ever i can find and willbe useful.
37 Post contains links AndersNilsson : How about this professional model of the future new Dubai airport?: http://www.aspelund.org/images/dfs/1.jpg Anders
38 Post contains images Walter747 : I want one in 1:500
39 Post contains images Flinhion757 : LOL, I understand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
40 Post contains images Mdodd : Nice work! When i was a lot younger I made a city, complete with an airport for my Matchbox car set. It took up a good part of my basement! All out of
41 Post contains links Okees : So im back, and working on the airport again. I have a few more pictures available. They are of the control tower and hangar.. mind you..everything i
42 Bwest : Looking very nice! How did you make the tower?
43 Jamesbuk : Haha is that a door knob as the rounded bit of the tower? Looking very nice so far! Rgds --James--
44 Okees : Its a door knob alright.. couldnt find anything to put up there.. and i was too lazy to build something. Im gonna change it though...
45 Jamesbuk : I actually think it looks quite good, maybe a bit of paint to get rid of the gold looking paint on there already. Rgds --James--
46 GAIsweetGAI : The only "problem" I see, although not very significant, is the roughness around the door knob, ie where you cut it. Filing it down and/or painting i
47 Okees : Exactly.. thats what im gonna do once i finish building all the parts. i still have a LOT of work to do.. i have to wait till my friend goes back to
48 Etops1 : this one is my model airport .
49 KAA330 : OK okees your from canada so... WHY DOYA have alitalias? lemme guess, u an AZ fan? just a guess Harry
50 Phileet92 : Nice. you people must have a lot of time on your hands. currently i have no room to build an airport of that size. i have about 97 models and an airpo
51 Okees : My mom used to fly Alitalia quite a bit a few years ago, and she always used to get me model planes from the onboard duty free. They are the only sma
52 Phileet92 : thats soo sad =( I'm gonna start working on one. i have very limited space though so its going to be kinda hard to build what i want. o well. and goo
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