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Old 06-17-2008, 05:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, I am finally settled in my new place, have a permanent place for my layout, so I have been working on finishing it for the last few days. When I first set it up though, the sun had began to set so a grabbed some planes and GSE and let the natural light (not the beer that is usually in my shots) do the rest

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Old 06-17-2008, 06:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Dylan, I have always felt that the two finest airports constructed from scratch by collectors are Perth, Australia and yours.

When guys come on here posting pictures of their hybrid Lego/Herpa abominations replete with mascara whore-like guide lines and toupee tufts of Serengetti grass, I cringe and reach for the straight razor.

Way to go, hats off - you must really enjoy owning this.

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Very NICE! I see that nice The Hawaiian Express DC-10 in the background
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I don't see any pictures!
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they look so real
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WOW! Dylan, great work!
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Now I see them, very nice work there Dylan. I remember seeing this one before but you seem to have picked up one or two more pieces of GSE to jazz it up a little. Super is about all I can say, just let me look at it a little more here.............Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....... .........
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Now I see them, very nice work there Dylan. I remember seeing this one before but you seem to have picked up one or two more pieces of GSE to jazz it up a little. Super is about all I can say, just let me look at it a little more here.............Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....... .........
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Thats the best airport ever Dylan, great job!!!!
That could be my dad in that AAMD80!
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Doesn't get any better.
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very nice dylan!!
what materials did you use to terminal building?
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These are great shots of a great model layout. But somebody needs to do something about the trash along the airport perimeter...it's getting ridiculous. Could be a real FOD problem...
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These are great shots of a great model layout. But somebody needs to do something about the trash along the airport perimeter...it's getting ridiculous. Could be a real FOD problem...
I think the Dude picked his nose. Let's zoom in and have a closer look. Yup, the Dude picked his nose.
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These are great shots of a great model layout. But somebody needs to do something about the trash along the airport perimeter...it's getting ridiculous. Could be a real FOD problem...
Steve, that's a cloud. Sheesh...of all people YOU should know San Diego gets the fast-moving broken layers that move in off the coast. I pull out all the stops.
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Steve, that's a cloud. Sheesh...of all people YOU should know San Diego gets the fast-moving broken layers that move in off the coast. I pull out all the stops.
Oh, yeeeah, now I see...clouds DO tend to pile up around Pt Loma there (Hint: it's too green, and the sub base is missing....)
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Beautiful airport, Dylan.

Excellent attention to detail. Was just there yesterday and it looks EXACTLY like the real thing.
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This diorama represents KSAN at it's best. Your work has brought back an era to many who have travelled through to San Diego. I can still remember walking around this airport in the mid 90's with terminal 1 and 2 not connected (along with no terminal 3 as of yet). With this, I remember the large amount of unique aircrafts that would frequent it by airlines... i.e. L-1011's, DC-10's, 747's... Great job, and props to you for doing such great work.
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im speechless! wow!
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I recognize that airport. The year was 1984 and a PSA 727 took me from GEG-SAN so I could 'visit' the Marine Corps recruit depot. Thanks for bringing up such scarring memories Dylan.

On a side note, nice job!
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Impressive diorama...
I would like to know what materials did you use for the buildings...
This airport display is really a show stopper...
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wow, really looks nice
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WOW, Dylan.
Very sharp.The natural light
makes it look real.
Can we see updated pics,please.
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awsume layout Dylan! one of the best that i have seen!
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Ace diorama Dylan. If you were a Tom Waits fan, you could have called the thread San Diego Serenade. Oh well.
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thats beautiful man!

How did u do the tarmac?
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I love this, just looking at the photos, looking at all the components of the terminals and ground help show that you can use material that can be easily attained to make something that can outdo all of these GJports/herports that we have been seeing in the last few months.

I hope that all members take a look at this and learn from the photos of what could be used to make a top grade diorama, and by that, I mean look at beyond the GSE and planes and look at the materials used. I learned a lot more looking at this than I had possibly learned in all my years on the forums.

Thank you for sharing with us, dylan, this is truly one of my favorite dioramas around.
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Congratulations !!! Perfect job !!!
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you sir, are amazing. and yes, i will get you your images ASAP school happened and i got caught up
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what was used in building this terminal? how are the buildings so perfect?
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One word: SKILL. Dylan is a master at creating model airports.
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If you put your ear up to the screen, you can hear the whine of the engines. Stunning work!
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Some pictures looks like real, I wish I had that much space for my airport.
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This is one of those threads worthy of revisiting. My favorite shot: #4, if you crop the very top of the picture, looks stunning with the light of sunset...just add some Herpa people, and it would be perfect. The last pictures in the series look just like shots taken from an aircraft.
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I think you may need a new monitor....
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Hmm.. I need to take those landside pictures for you, I'm flying out twice in the next month so I'll be on that side of the airport and snap the pics you need.
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oh come on, dylan why are you so good at this?!?! I wish i had the talent, time, and money to do this. It looks sooo good. And may I ask where you got the AA-MD-80?
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This got to be the BEST of the BEST airport model I have ever seen. Dylan, and that came straight from the heart. I as a airport model maker myself are so fascinated about the details put into this airport model.

It's one of those times where I cannot complain for some individuals reopening an old thread. This sure needed to be resurrected and GLAD someone reopened it. Thank you Dylan for sharing this magnificent airport. I'm smiling here right now, knowing that someone can make such a fine work. I'm speechless, Dylan. Really I am !!!!
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From another San Diego resident who was around at the time your diorama represents,...excellent...very professionally done. I am still in San Diego and we probably live next door to each other! [email protected]
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They were made from Evergreen Sheet Styrene, Tamiya and Testors Paint, and an x-acto blade.

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This got to be the BEST of the BEST airport model I have ever seen. Dylan, and that came straight from the heart. I as a airport model maker myself are so fascinated about the details put into this airport model.

It's one of those times where I cannot complain for some individuals reopening an old thread. This sure needed to be resurrected and GLAD someone reopened it. Thank you Dylan for sharing this magnificent airport. I'm smiling here right now, knowing that someone can make such a fine work. I'm speechless, Dylan. Really I am !!!!
Hey, thanks Jon! All of us who build these airports like to share our work, and we like it when others share their work as well....unfortunately, the last couple of years has seen a sharp decline in both scratch-built airports, and PARTICIPATION! I miss the days of seeing what seemed like weekly updates from STEVEJ, or Trevor, or alot of the other great scratch-builders.

Your work is nothing short of superb as well Jon....we need to get a REVIVAL of this Model Airport Forum going!

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From another San Diego resident who was around at the time your diorama represents,...excellent...very professionally done. I am still in San Diego and we probably live next door to each other! [email protected]
Nah, I was born and raised and still live in Salt Lake City, Utah. My family would always tak a trip to SoCal in June every year to go to Disneyland, Seaworld, and all the theme parks. I remember being 4 years old (1981) at SeaWorld and watching the PSA's take off all day over at KSAN. After we left the park, I would make my dad drive the family over to the viewing area and being totally blown away at the approach and all the beautiful PSA smiles! Up in LA, same thing: drive around LAX and SNA....watch planes land. This is where I developed my love for SoCal (and NorCal) airports. They all had a great, unique style, and the airline and aircraft variety!!! Man those were some good days!
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They were made from Evergreen Sheet Styrene, Tamiya and Testors Paint, and an x-acto blade.

Hey, thanks Jon! All of us who build these airports like to share our work, and we like it when others share their work as well....unfortunately, the last couple of years has seen a sharp decline in both scratch-built airports, and PARTICIPATION! I miss the days of seeing what seemed like weekly updates from STEVEJ, or Trevor, or alot of the other great scratch-builders.

Your work is nothing short of superb as well Jon....we need to get a REVIVAL of this Model Airport Forum going!

Nah, I was born and raised and still live in Salt Lake City, Utah. My family would always tak a trip to SoCal in June every year to go to Disneyland, Seaworld, and all the theme parks. I remember being 4 years old (1981) at SeaWorld and watching the PSA's take off all day over at KSAN. After we left the park, I would make my dad drive the family over to the viewing area and being totally blown away at the approach and all the beautiful PSA smiles! Up in LA, same thing: drive around LAX and SNA....watch planes land. This is where I developed my love for SoCal (and NorCal) airports. They all had a great, unique style, and the airline and aircraft variety!!! Man those were some good days!
The best was the resteraunt "the runway" right on the runway I miss it.
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Everytime I revisit this thread I get all sentimental for this airport. It was my hometown airport for most of my life and my parents used to fly PSA all the time. I remember the PSA tower (later the US Air tower) at Sea World. I was at Sea World and looked up at the skytower and commented to my wife that I miss when it was PSA. She thinks I am crazy at times when I talk about airlines but they just resonate within me and help me identify with a time in my life when things were much more simpler. It still pisses me off that the PSA brand is with an eastern airlines. Thanks Dylan.

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Everytime I revisit this thread I get all sentimental for this airport. It was my hometown airport for most of my life and my parents used to fly PSA all the time. I remember the PSA tower (later the US Air tower) at Sea World. I was at Sea World and looked up at the skytower and commented to my wife that I miss when it was PSA. She thinks I am crazy at times when I talk about airlines but they just resonate within me and help me identify with a time in my life when things were much more simpler. It still pisses me off that the PSA brand is with an eastern airlines. Thanks Dylan.
I remember the PSA Tower well! It had mock airplane windows on the backside with various shots of PSA aircraft. Seeing 3 shades of orange and a black smile everywhere you looked, well, it makes me echo your seniments above. This tower is also where I learned PSA operated L-1011's as the had what seemed to be a whole section dedicated to the A/C.

Do you remember to GIANT PSA MD-80 and BAe-146 models under glass at the entrance to Disneyland back in 1984-85? My parents were pissed when we had to spend 1 hour walking round-and-round those displays instead of going into the park!
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