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User currently offlineVarig767 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 243 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 17573 times:

Hello all!

Some of you might have seen my pictures of the new A380 in 1:500 scale at the civil aviation forum.

Hereby some other pics of my airport, I intend to make more photos shortly.

With regards, Martijn















This tower is equipped with a functioning red flashing light to warn low-flying planes. Also the windows of the tower are lit. When it is dark, I will try to make a photo of my airport with these lights (also terminal lights) on.







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User currently offlineVSFullThrottle From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 280 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 17537 times:

Hey Varig

Did you put these pics on a different hosting website??

I am unable to view these ones.

VSFT


User currently offlineVarig767 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 243 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 17532 times:

I am aware of the problem, I use imageshack but I cannot view them myself either.

I will try something different.


User currently offlineVSFullThrottle From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 280 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 17522 times:

Varig

I see them now, they are great.

Thanks for sharing

Did you ever post the far out shot of the whole airport, if so I never saw it, would you be able to repost it...

Cheers

VSFT

[Edited 2005-09-09 15:44:55]

User currently offlineVarig767 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 243 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 17513 times:

Yes I posted it earlier, but here it is again; no problem!

For those who possibly were concerned about the safety of my airport; see photo 2  Smile





User currently offlineZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 17500 times:

Nice airport, Martijn  bigthumbsup 
You can certainly be called an enthusiast.

I just imagine you standing at the AMS service desk, complaining about the infinite queues at the security screening and passport control that made you miss your connecting flight (like it happened to my colleague today), getting upset from their "that's-not-my-problem"-attitude and shouting:

"Fine, I'll go build my own airport! With blackjack and hookers..." Big grin


User currently offlineVSFullThrottle From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 280 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 17458 times:

Hey Varig

Can you roughly tell me how much it cost you to build that miniature airport (excluding airplanes).

I am really curious, and also affraind I am gonna start spending a lot of money.

Cheers

VSFT


User currently offlineVarig767 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 243 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 17452 times:

Well, I never dared to calculate it....

My airport buildings:

Hexagonal terminal: € 33 each x 2 = € 66
Connecting buildings € 30
Tower € 18
Cargo buildings € 27
Hangar € 27
Fire department € 8
Kerosine tanks € 9
Glideslope and localizer € 11
Floodlights € 8
Aviobridges, tugs, luggage
carriers, in other words
all things that make the airport
alive and busy... € 58
Human beings (60) € 20 (only € 0,33 per human being!)

€ 282

 eek  eek  eek 

I will immediately cease this hobby Big grin


User currently offlineVSFullThrottle From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 280 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 17440 times:

Hey Varig

Dang, that is roughly $355 US, I think I may have to put it on hold, dont think the wife would be too happy with spending that much.

Cheers

VSFT


User currently offlineVarig767 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 243 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 17431 times:

Quoting VSFullThrottle (Reply 8):
dont think the wife would be too happy with spending that much.

It is a process; you start with a little terminal, then in a few months or so you get a bigger one; then eventually you "build" a tower... It is nice to see your own airport expanding. I started in March 2004 with only a little terminal.

Maybe a strange comparison, but when I go spotting at AMS, I use for € 16 fuel for my car. Skip spotting one time and buy a tower instead... know what I mean?

But in the end, the wives are right.... Hobbies costs $$$ and €€€


User currently offlineVSFullThrottle From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 280 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 17424 times:

Hey Varig

Yea I guess I could start slow and build up, it would make it more fun that way.

Quoting Varig767 (Reply 9):
But in the end, the wives are right.... Hobbies costs $$$ and €€€

I guess all the shoes and purses the wife has bought are classed as a necessity then, LOL...

VSFT


User currently offlineVarig767 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 243 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 17425 times:

Quoting VSFullThrottle (Reply 10):
guess all the shoes and purses the wife has bought are classed as a necessity then, LOL...

 Silly And they 'need' definitely less than they think (although on shoes and purses..  Smile


User currently offlineMFEFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days ago) and read 17375 times:

Hey varig 767, how long did you take to build your remarkable airport? I payed 180 u.s. dollars, and haven't made my herpa airport. Too many little pieces. I guess you have to have patience, huh?


Valley Approach.....
User currently offlineMorvious From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 707 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days ago) and read 17368 times:

This is so great. Nice airports guys.

When are you going to start to work with LED's to simulate taxi lights etc  Smile

I am always drawing when I walk into LHshop and see their airport. But my familie will kill me if I start a hobby like that ..

Any tips  

[Edited 2005-09-09 22:51:45]


have a good day, Stefan van Hierden
User currently offlineFutureUApilot From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 week 2 days ago) and read 17313 times:

Hey, great airport! Have you ever thought of fiber optics? Their a cheap way of putting taxiway center lights and runway lights on if your interested... I've seen pics of them on, Magnificent! Just a suggestion! Great airport again!

-Sam



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User currently offlineVarig767 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 243 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 17172 times:

Quoting Morvious (Reply 13):
When are you going to start to work with LED's to simulate taxi lights etc

I am working with leds already, though not for taxiway-lights. My buildings are lit by leds and the tower is also equipped with a red flashing light. I will try to make a photo of my airport at night.

Quoting FutureUApilot (Reply 14):
ever thought of fiber optics?

Have heard of, but I don't know how it works; how is it powered??


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17039 posts, RR: 66
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 17169 times:

testing
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"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineVarig767 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 243 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 17131 times:

Here is my airport at night photo. There are leds inside the terminal-buildings, as you can see the CO 777 is enormously lit by the led.



User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7106 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 17069 times:

Wow, nice. Do you have an Air NZ plane in there? Big grin

User currently offlineFutureUApilot From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 17006 times:

Quoting Varig767 (Reply 15):
Have heard of, but I don't know how it works; how is it powered??

Very easy, it's just a light, could be from a special fiber optic box, or a LED if you really want. You put one end of the fiber optic by the light, then run it wherever you want, in this case to the taxiway center or so. When you hit the switch, the fiber optic tip lights up the color of the light powering it. Very easy, cheap and awesome!

From "How Stuff Works"
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/fiber-optic.htm



I couldn't find any pics with model airports with them, sorry! Take care!

-Sam



The Pilot is the highest form of life on Earth!
User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2788 posts, RR: 32
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 16627 times:

Ive got a model airport i use herpa's,gemini's,shabak's,and Realtoy's all on the same airport !! its 8x8 feet Smile it got recongnized by Oklahoma's News Channel Four and a few FAA employees. its name : Edwards International Airport KEDX/EDX. its got 83 gates/jetways(i made my own jetways)


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User currently offlineVSFullThrottle From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 280 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 16609 times:

JetMatt,

Share some pics of your airport mate.

Cheers

VSFT


User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2788 posts, RR: 32
Reply 22, posted (9 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 16582 times:

I'll post some pics, im only 13, so its cool but i dont think its as good as the herpa's (i made the terminals out of my dad's foam)(he owns a mattress business) so i got the foam for free, i made my tarmac out of gray mattress cover material, I'll post the pics in a different thread(i'll make a new one)look for it within the next couple of days.

Cheers,
Jetmatt777 Big grin  camera 



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User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2788 posts, RR: 32
Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 16574 times:

lemme name the airlines:

EasyJet
B6
WN
UA,Ted and UA
DL,Song,DL,Delta Connection
HP
TZ
QF
NW,NW,and Airlink
CO
US
UPS
FEDEX
AS
TACA
AC
Martinair
KLM
AA
Westjet
Hootersair(Pace)
CSA
Piedmont
North American
NW orient
KoreanAir
Lufthansa
Alitalia
ELAL
British Airways
Air France
Hawaiian
American Eagle
DHL



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User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2108 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 16545 times:

Varig your night photo is great. I only have one qualm. For an airport of such amazing detail, that helo in the foreground is profoundly cheesy. I know most people don't share my enthusiasm for choppers, but it is a Jar Jar binks in the world of Star Wars... it's blatantly not up to par with the rest of the set.

Love the airport though, so I'm not knocking it.


In fact, it looks like an R-44 or BO 105 but yet is not accurate to either.



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25 Post contains images HAWK21M : Fantastic Airport. Maybe adding a Grey to the Tarmec & realistic lighting.Also put in a Couple of Runways. All in All Fantastic Job. regds MEL
26 Pilotaydin : i also had an airport like this, i was modelling after Istanbul Ataturk, but im waiting to move out to a bigger place, because im trying to make my ru
27 Post contains links and images Jetmatt777 : btw: heres two pics of my airport ill post more in this thread i used MSpaint to make the lights
28 Danydilorec66 : Where did you get the Song 757s? Are they 1:500 custom models?
29 Post contains links Jetmatt777 : Nope,there Realtoys you can buy them here http://airplaneshop.com/display.php?...arch_classdesc=Individual+Aircraft BTW:there toys 5 1/2 inches long
30 DeltaL1011man : Is this a good thing to start doing
31 NZ107 : Hmm.. What ground foil do you use for the airport diorama? 519861?? Looks brilliant. Do the fire trucks come separately? One more idea.. If you have t
32 By738 : Anyone come across any 1/200 scale airport accessories or vehicles. IMC Holland used to make them.
33 QFA380 : Those are great. You guys who make them must have lots of patience to be able to do those. I would love to have one of SYD. My sort-of uncle has a tra
34 Jetmatt777 : I did them in MSPAint!LOL!
35 Kevinl1011 : Dig the skidmarks! Looks like almost everybody hit the numbers. How about a late landing and tire tracks off the end!
36 Dakar : Do you guys find that 1:400 or 1:500 is more popular for models? I know the Herpa airports are 1:500 but see a lot more planes, at least at my local h
37 RichardPrice : I found the 1:400 scales to be more detailed for my liking than either the 1:200 or the 1:500. I dont have an airport (nowhere to put one! But I do w
38 ORDagent : That's how they do it in the real world! You can even decide to have court battles with your simulated NIMBYs! Actually Herpa now makes houses to pla
39 Jetmatt777 : That was when I first thought you touchdown at the " ||| " mark...Not the "box". I don't appreciate you making fun of my airport.And btw my runway is
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