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Trumpeter 1/32nd scale F-105G diorama base


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         The plane is finished. I started on the base Saturday. Because I had to build a box to hide everything, and it’s pretty big, I used blonde plywood. It’s lighter than most. I used Oak veneer plywood for the sides and front. I used oak shoe mold, and solid strips of oak to add detail. All of it was stained with dark walnut, and currently has one coat of high gloss polyurethane.  
            I’ve covered over the oak with blue painters tape to keep all the paint off of it. i used 120 grit sandpaper to simulate concrete. I used Evergreen plastic to build a revetment wall. Because I needed to hide the Bose speaker, I had to build the wall just a little bit thicker to cover it. I want to easily be able to remove the Bose speaker as simply lifting up the wall. I also didn’t want to make the base any higher. This seem to work out just fineThe aircraft tug is from Aerobonus. 
 

Chris

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             All that left to do now, is mount everything on the base, and get the plaque made from the trophy shop . I hit the first coat of polyurethane with steel wool. Gives you a nice and smooth surface to apply the next coat of polyurethane. The base has the last coat, and will cure overnight. 
            Are used several shades of gray and tan to simulate concrete. I would appreciate any feedback on how I could improve it I used Tamiya black accent to simulate oil and grease spots on the concrete.

Chris

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Wow, excellent work! I've been trying to think of a way to best simulate concrete and you've given me the perfect answer. The wood grain on the sides is gorgeous!

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That looks great and I have a thousand questions because I'm starting a similar project with 2 1/48th scale F-105's.

1) What are the 1:1 scale dimensions of the walls. I know you said you went thicker because of the speaker but what are the original dimensions? I havent been able to find a source so far.

2) Did you make the sign on the wall?

 

Can't wait to see the rest of this! Great Job!

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Richard, 

               I’m not sure what the exact dimensions are for the revetment wall. I use the below picture as a guide. If you have any questions at any time, send me a message an I’ll do my best to answer your questions. And yes, they did use bottle jacks positioned under a jack point on each strut.

 

hope this helps

Chris

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Thank you so much for that. I'm hopefully going to start work on a maintenance scene in 1/48th with two jets.

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