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Old 10-22-2010, 05:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys,

I'm a newbie here. Just wanna share my self-designed and built 1:500 Airport Diorama. Except for the accessories (passengers, cars, etc), models, and carpark building, the rest was basically hand made from scratch.

Due to very limited space of my bedroom (size 110sqft!...anyway, that's pretty standard in a country like ours, Singapore) and the fact that I have to make space for my queen size bed and wardrobe...so here 'tis....enjoy! Do let me know your thoughts...thanks





















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Old 10-22-2010, 06:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Mind blowing!!! Amazing work done here! You should purchase some double jetways for those heavies!
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A great airport!
The model, the terminal building and the aircrafts-are all great.
The tarmac-is it printed or hand-made?
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Great Airport...... what it is made up of ? cardboard
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Beautiful model! i love the details you have here, the monorail is something else!
Are any parts designed on real world airports? Or is it all your own ideas?
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks guys for the compliments.

@C-FITL: I haven't been able to find double jetways in 1:500 scale. Any idea where to purchase them?

@TheCreater: the tarmac is made of 2mm mattboard and I drew up all the lines myself using coloured metallic pen

@singapore_air: the airport building is made up of combination between 1mm coloured acrylic and craft papers. I recycled most of abandoned items (or rubbish) that I came across, such as used AA batteries wrapped with plastic and later on decorated with printed sticker to make them into the airport tower. It wasn't easy to cut acrylic at all...therefore, be prepared to suffer from cuts and bruises if u decide to use acrylic as the main material for your airport diorama . However, on a plus point, it usually ends up in better detailing/finishing if u cut it correctly.

@Istari: it's all my own ideas...every single part and design was originally thought and planned by me.
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Outstanding!! Great work diecastdrool!!
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Old 10-23-2010, 04:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Very creative work. Nice to see a small but very detailed diorama. Lots of action going on there. Herpa used to sell a double jetway as an accessory some years back. I concentrate mostly in 1:400 now so I am not really current as to what is still offered in 1:500.
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Old 10-23-2010, 07:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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That looks incredible, the use of factory materials while adding realism with the foliage is amazing!
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Old 10-23-2010, 08:58 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm truly flattered here...hehe. I couldn't be happier myself with this diorama. Thanks again.

@Commuter: yep, I saw herpa's double jetway in one of the shops in Germany, unfortunately it was only for display. I do collect 1:400 models too...already thinking of building another airport to accommodate them...fingers crossed
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One of the best airports I had ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Very nice! Any plans to upgrade that ICE to a moving one in the near future? I know a company that is working on them in a scale very close to 1:500 (T-Gauge), and they already shown the prototype (though mind you, it's nowhere near done, it's more of a concept now, but will look much better when it hits the retailers, unfortunately, the vid is down, but as it looks now, it should only be another year or two away (unless you're very good at scratch building your own T-Gauge trains.)
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
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@LOT 737-300: wow, that is indeed a very welcoming news. Yes, moving ICE would be nice in addition to my diorama. However, that would mean I need a bigger space too..which is a big headache at this point in time. I'd love to see the vid when it's up again. Do let me know the link...thanks heaps
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A queen size bed and other amenities? No... Your room has to be spartan for a monster size airport. Great work!
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:01 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Very nice airport. Great detail, I like the tram!
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Very nice diorama there... Trees near gate might be a little too tall, but looks great!
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:49 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Haha...that's what i thought too originally...but those trees were from Herpa and they're indeed in 1:500scale....just treat them as giant pine trees then.

The tall coconut trees by the carpark building were handmade by me tho...and i think i produced better trees than Herpa
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:41 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I've got to sat that's pretty damn nice. Very clean. LOVE IT!
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Awesome diorama!!!! For such a small space, you did a great job!
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Old 11-21-2010, 02:02 AM   #20 (permalink)
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That is very impressive. I really like your terminal
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:13 AM   #21 (permalink)
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love it, but that steep incline for the train would make me sick if i was riding in it . jk it looks awesome.
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@LOT 737-300: wow, that is indeed a very welcoming news. Yes, moving ICE would be nice in addition to my diorama. However, that would mean I need a bigger space too..which is a big headache at this point in time. I'd love to see the vid when it's up again. Do let me know the link...thanks heaps
Right now, it's still in the prototype stage, she's not too pretty, but it's getting there:
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Old 11-24-2010, 06:38 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Very impressive-GREAT WORK! How long did it take you to create?
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OMG how did you motorize that little train? i also model in HO scale and its hard enough working on those.
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oh thats t scale (1:450)
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It's not mine, this is being done by the company that does T-Gauge right now. They post little things like this on Youtube for fun.

If you want something of similar flavor, you should see what this one German did, made QTT (Quarter of TT) using T-Gauge.
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I realy like the Terminal building very creative and I like the small model SkyTrain with it..Iwas wondering how long did it take you to create this temrinal?
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:45 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Pretty incredible! I love the detail in the civilian area of the airport! I am also like in love with the Air France in SkyTeam livery! Then again, I do have a soft spot for A340-600's!
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The tall coconut trees by the carpark building were handmade by me tho...and i think i produced better trees than Herpa
I'm interested in your palm trees. How did you make them and what materials did you use? Also how tall and wide are they in inches?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 12-23-2010, 04:23 AM   #30 (permalink)
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@Nathan.I: thanks dude. It took me a little over a month to build the whole thing

@cobbairport: that AF in Sky Team Livery is not a A340-600...it's a B777-300 hehe

@seadub: the palm trees stand at 5cm tall and about 0.8 - 1cm width. They're made of steel wires wrapped in green coloured handicraft tapes, and the leaves were cut using high precision laser cutting machinery available at the art workshop here in Singapore.
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Old 12-25-2010, 11:20 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Very Very Very Nice!!! although one thing i dont like about the airport are the trees in the airport by that i mean the ones near the planes and taxiways you should remove them and put them near the road, other that that VERY GOOD.
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:24 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Hi guys..thanks for all the compliments. Remember, if u like my airport, then VOTE for it pleaseeee. It has been entered into the Best Airport Model Award 2010 (under Best Fictional Airport category) at our sister's webbie at Wings900 - Home

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Thanks guys for the compliments.

@C-FITL: I haven't been able to find double jetways in 1:500 scale. Any idea where to purchase them?
Herpa makes some, just search on the internet, I don't know, sorry.

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Love the model. It looks amazing and the attention to little details makes it extremely realistic. Building from scratch is hard (as I am finding out at the moment) but at a glance it could quite easily be a professionally built model. Great Job. Keep it up!
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very nice for such limited area... Great work!
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