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I'm Building A Model Airport!

Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:27 am

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?
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:37 am

Nice work so far after this practice

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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:45 am

Is nice. What scale is it going to be and what aircraft are you using for it?? Looks a little bigger, maybe 1/200??
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:30 am

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
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:39 am

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
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:11 am

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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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:20 am

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
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:34 pm

Okay now I am jealous....where can we go buy all these things like runway and airports and planes?
 
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:10 am

Well, im not buying anything readymade.. im building it all! Using foam board and what not!
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:42 am

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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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Sat Apr 21, 2007 8:24 am

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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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:42 am

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
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:56 am

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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:53 am

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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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Sat Apr 21, 2007 5:15 pm

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?

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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:14 am

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!!!
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Fri May 04, 2007 3:23 am

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.
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Sat May 05, 2007 10:48 am

Im a model broker if you need diecasts in any scale/airline/livery. I specialise in "hard to get" Herpas. Contact me via email at av8torsrpoor@hotmail.com or IM
 
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Mon May 07, 2007 12:53 am

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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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Tue May 08, 2007 9:32 am

Come on, okees!

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

Cheers
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Wed May 09, 2007 11:18 am

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,
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Sat May 12, 2007 2:25 am

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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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Tue May 22, 2007 8:39 am

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?

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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Tue May 22, 2007 7:49 pm

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
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Tue May 22, 2007 11:35 pm

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?

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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Wed May 23, 2007 6:43 pm

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 24):
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?

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 have a bunch of remote parking stands.. still deciding on the number!

Im still not sure how the control tower will look like.. if anyone has any cool ideas.. dont hesitate to post!
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Wed May 23, 2007 7:03 pm

Quoting Okees (Reply 25):
Im still not sure how the control tower will look like.. if anyone has any cool ideas.. dont hesitate to post!

I personall think that the Sydney tower looks pretty cool and wouldn't be too hard to make.


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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Wed May 23, 2007 8:13 pm

Quoting Okees (Reply 25):

Ok nice  Smile Cant wait to see it when its done!

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 26):

Thats a nice ATC tower! I like LHR new one aswell.

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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Wed May 23, 2007 10:51 pm

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 26):
Sydney tower

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.. thanks!
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Thu May 24, 2007 12:27 am

Alright guys.. just finished working on another preliminary design.. tell me what you think.

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k279/okees/airport2view1.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k279/okees/airport2view2.jpg

regards..
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Thu May 24, 2007 12:59 am

Quoting Okees (Reply 29):

Very nice! I tried that google sketch up thing a few weeks back, hard as buggery if you ask me  silly  What are you going to do with the terminal in construction at the minute when/if you build that?

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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Thu May 24, 2007 5:54 am

Quoting Okees (Reply 28):
thanks!

No problem.

Those sketches are looking pretty good.
 
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Thu May 24, 2007 6:56 am

good stuff Okees! I should make one one day but I would mess it all up, would end up looking like Logan Airport lol
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Sat May 26, 2007 10:14 am

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 30):
What are you going to do with the terminal in construction at the minute when/if you build that?

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.. dont know about that.. all i know is i sure love building em!
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Sun Jul 01, 2007 5:44 am

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

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? Its looking awsome!
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Sun Jul 01, 2007 6:46 am

this may sound weird but i use lincoln logs from when i was young and build huge model airports.
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:13 am

Cool... I use what ever i can find and willbe useful.
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:37 am

How about this professional model of the future new Dubai airport?: http://www.aspelund.org/images/dfs/1.jpg

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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:27 am

Quoting AndersNilsson (Reply 37):

I want one in 1:500  Wow!
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:59 pm

Quoting Okees (Reply 15):
With model airports do you actually play with them pretending to be ATC and the planes

i cant help it!!!

LOL, I understand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Silly
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:46 am

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 8.5 X 11 paper...it was really nice for an 8 year old. Detailed everything with my Sharpie set  Smile .I need to dig up some old pictures of it, of course all on film (damned analogue!!)
 
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:32 am

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 built will be finished properly and painted!

Sorry about the picture quality, i used my camera phone.

http://s90.photobucket.com/albums/k2.../?action=view¤t=Image015.jpg

http://s90.photobucket.com/albums/k2.../?action=view¤t=Image013.jpg

http://s90.photobucket.com/albums/k2.../?action=view¤t=Image012.jpg

enjoy
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:32 pm

Looking very nice!

How did you make the tower?
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:26 am

Quoting Okees (Reply 41):

Haha is that a door knob as the rounded bit of the tower?

Looking very nice so far!

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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:56 am

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...
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:40 am

Quoting Okees (Reply 44):

I actually think it looks quite good, maybe a bit of paint to get rid of the gold looking paint on there already.

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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:44 am

Quoting Okees (Reply 44):

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 it should work wonders. (so to speak)

Looks awesome!
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:12 am

Quoting GAIsweetGAI (Reply 46):
Filing it down and/or painting it should work wonders.

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 boston. Really a pain in the ass.. !! i cant work, sleep, relax, nothing! so.. once hes out.. ill be back in business.
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:41 am

this one is my model airport .
 
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RE: I'm Building A Model Airport!

Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:38 am

OK okees
your from canada so...
WHY DOYA have alitalias?
lemme guess, u an AZ fan?
just a guess

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