Progress on the latest effort grande
This is a works-in-progress layout to assess initial positioning of structures. It’s like working on a model of an architectural proposal with a lot more detail.The projected cost overruns of this project make it worthy of a government contract.
The diorama will be representative of the cargo operation I worked for in the Caribbean, featuring some of the aircraft I flew. Like my farm diorama, it will portray a scene from a few years before my time. A Grumman Goose will be from Antilles Air-Boat that went out of business about ten years before I got there.
The 1/48 diorama will feature at least seven aircraft, along with fully lit hanger equipped with work benches and equipment. There is also a staffed administration building with accessories like working street lights, lit clocks, water tower and rotating beacon.
Aircraft planned are Monogram C-47 (pictured), Revell Beech-18 (cargo version under construction), Squadron Grumman Goose, Encore UC-78 (aerial survey), Hobbycraft J-3, Minicraft PA-18, along with a junk aircraft behind the Quonset hut. I’m thinking of a T-6 as junk metal parts are easier to fabricate than junk fabric.
Support equipment will be a Tamiya fuel truck, in civilian livery, a work stand from Lindberg’s Snark Missile and various other vehicles like forklifts loading the Goon with cargo pallets. The 0-scale Plasticville admin/tower features working interior lights with red, green, and flashing white light signals that cycle when an IR sensor is activated.
The photo shows a partial display of purchased details.
I will feature an article on the hanger and various builds after each completion with the hanger and the twin Beech first on the list, likely followed by the tower/admin building.
15 additional images. Click to enlarge.