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Old 06-12-2014, 09:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys!

So here is my topic on my current work, LAX TBIT. I basically copy what I write/pictures I show on Wings900, so sorry if you read things double.

I chose LAX' new Tom Bradley Int'l Terminal for the following reasons:

- Architecture: obvious reason, it's utterly beautiful and I love the challenge after half a year of straight and simple 1980's design (T4)
- Traffic: Again obvious, there is no terminal in the world with such an epic mix of Asian and European heavies, colourful (Fiji, Asiana, MAS, Korean, Thai), many A380s (AF, BA, KE, EK, China Southern, SQ etc.), and cool planes such as the LH 748 and the Japanese 77Ws. I have a lot of those models and love to buy nice new models for this project
- Photos: what I HATED about my LHR T4 of 1999 was that I could not find ANY pictures of it in 1999 or 2000. If you rebuild a real airport, there is nothing better than having a lot of overview pictures one can remodel incl. traffic and GSE. What better airport to build then than LAX with all its heli-spotting.
- Current airport: I love the fact that for this airport model I will be able to show existing aircraft and even the ones to come in the future. While I loved LHR T4 for its Concordes and the BA world tails, I was quite limited in the range of models I could show, obviously. So if new 787s, 380s, or what have you come into the market, I will most likely be able to buy them from Herpa and present them in my LAX model.

The whole thing can be built in 40x150cm, so flat-friendly as compared to my parents' house where LHR T4 rests now.

I will of course build the whole thing in the same manner I always have (high German quality ) but I will not build the land-side of the terminal for space and time reasons. So it will be a bit more abstract than T4 was.

I have in the last days built a first prototype to see whether I am actually able to do the curved roofs etc. I found it to be challenging, for example I need to glue the terminal to the ground because otherwise the cardboard bends too much. But I think all in all the prototype is promising.

























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Old 06-12-2014, 09:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Prototype work:













What I have done in the first 40ish working hours after the prototype.

































Please let me know what you think!

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Old 06-15-2014, 04:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Paul, that is just amazing, when I thought you've done your best, you top it over and over again, beautiful work...
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Old 06-18-2014, 05:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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just wondering what do you use for the windows?
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks a lot lot smoothjazz, I can't wait to share the final pictures once I have found the time to finish the missing gangways and final details.

Spartacus - I use reflecting cardboard. You can find it on some good websites for architectural needs etc., I ordered mine here and I can assure you it is the good stuff used for my Incheon model (green), Hong Kong and LAX (black) and you can also find blue, silver or gold for other airports. It is quite expensive a one Euro a pop plus a lot for shipping to anything but Germany, but please be assured that you will not regret ordering quite a few of those A4 sheets for any airport you would want to build in the future.

EDIT: Forgot the link :P http://ssl.stempellaedle.de/shop/311-spiegelkarton

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Old 07-16-2014, 01:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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hi guys,

so I finally have some pics of LAX. To be honest, I am not very happy with them. I need some proper lighting to do good photos, but I did not want to keep you waiting any longer.

I again learned a lot from the LAX experience. I think it may not have been worth it that much. I spent more than 60 hours on it, yet, it does not amaze me half as much as LHR T4 did. Of course it is because of the size, but also I found that landside and trees and grass in particular contribute a whole lot to the overall impression of a diorama. I realised that only building the air-side of the terminal did not fulfill me that much and I will consider this in my work to come. And all this despite the fact that our wonderful German team became World Champions the day before That's me in the shirt btw and my girlfriend (helping with holding the background) did not want be publically associated with the geek I proudly am, haha

Anyway, I hope you still enjoy some of the pics, I tried some new stuff with the LA-style background just to get some colour into it and to make it look more realistic. We also did some movies with a phone which are quite cool I think. Thanks to my mate Chris from Switzerland we had quite a good time setting this diorama up and taking pictures. He's a very good old friend and we discovered our love for aviation almost 20 years ago and built our little airports with the good old rolling OG Herpa models back then.



































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Old 07-16-2014, 06:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Lovely airport.
Great shots of the building process.
I see thats the infamous MRO ( aka MH370 ) landing at LAX...and the matching model on the tarmac.
Great use of space and design......
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:04 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Excellent work and fantastic detail and realism. You should be seriously proud of this great airport.
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Excellent work. I can see that you put in a lots of time and efforts in creating this. Thanks for the sharing.
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:22 AM   #12 (permalink)
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A little treat for all of you in the shape of a short video, resembling driving along the terminal in a follow me truck or whatever (sorry about the sound and total unprofessionalism of this video):

https://www.dropbox.com/s/p7g9q3u5mmlid47/472.mov

I actually think about trying to sell this model, even though I am not sure whether I would be able to p&p it without damaging it too much. Of course price is one matter but also I have bought so many plane models just for this diorama that I have a hard time selling only the diorama and keeping all the planes. But I guess anyone who would even consider buying such a terminal model would do so because he/she already has a collection of models that he/she wants to present at the LAX terminal.

So please send me a PM if you are interested. I have learned from a previous topic that I cannot charge my working hours on a normal level, not even $5 per hour, but I would still be willing to sell it (also because I need the space in my flat).

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/v01u3wg44lace0y/441.mov

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Looks awesome!
I lived in LA for 9 years so recently made a 1:400 version of an airport inspired by TBIT.
Your airport is a lot cooler of course.

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How on earth did you get the measurements for this model?! I'm currently making one, drawing out the ground today. Can you send me some pictures of the (full) assembly of the terminal? Thanks!
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Your architectural work doesn't need background. The terminal is stunningly beautiful by itself.
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Lovely.. I wish I have this diecast airport
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Very impressive. I love the side by side shots of the real airport and the model. Nicely done!
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OUTSTANDING!!! Looks REALLY GOOD! Most impressive... WOW!

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