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1:48 Aircraft Hangar Diorama


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Following a thread on model hangars on the Britmodeller website I spotted this cardboard kit fro sale on eBay. The kit is available in 1:144, 1:72 and 1:48 scales and is also available direct from an EU supplier.

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I decided to "found" the model on a hardboard base with some external hardstanding area.

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The roof trusses are provided in separate left and right halves. The rather weak butt joint needs to be reinforced - I used plasticard splices to strengthen it. I used white (Resin W) wood glue to fix the cardboard parts together and to the base and cyano glue to attach the plastic card strengthening. Cyano was alos used to further sterngthen some of the glued joints and to fix any delaminations in the card parts.

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The kit supplied roof struss assembly is missing the longitudinal and diagonal bracing that would be present in a real roof structure. I added the bracing using card strips cut from the plentiful supply of card offcuts from the kit.

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The kit provides three roof cladding thin card sheets although only two are needed to cover the roof area. I applied the spare third sheet to the centre of the roof to reinforce the overall structure and the central joint between the two outer cladding sheets.

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The GPM's "Modele Kartonowe" products (Hangar, shelter, control tower etc.) are readily available - see website:

1/72 - http://www.gpm.pl/eng/index.php?akcja=kategorie&poziom=4&kat=243

1/48 - http://www.gpm.pl/eng/index.php?akcja=produkt&edycja=3217

1/144 - http://www.gpm.pl/eng/index.php?akcja=kategorie&poziom=4&kat=337

See here for the Hangar:

1/48 - ref. GPM-H48-1 - http://www.gpm.pl/eng/index.php?akcja=produkt&edycja=3214

1/72 - ref. GPM-H72-1 - http://www.gpm.pl/eng/index.php?akcja=produkt&edycja=3217

1/144 - ref. GPM-1/144-H144-1 - http://www.gpm.pl/eng/index.php?akcja=produkt&edycja=5936

HANGAR 1/48 - cut with laser model

Ref: GPM-H48-1

Producer: GPM

Size: L-60cm , B 42 cm , H 24 cm

Scale: 1:48

Degree of difficulty: moderately difficult

Unit price: € 16.25 , 19.12 $

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V.P.

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Outstanding!!

:jaw-dropping:

I want 1, but the shipping is a killer!.. I hope luckymodel would bring it in closer to asia

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I have made a start by making some storage racking using plasticard and more card offcuts. Ditto for some cupboards and the tables. The spares box gave me something to place on the racking and even more card offcuts made the crates.

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:cheers:

Darius

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Now, this some good find. I like the card-model hanger. I have though about doing a model of a hanger but was not sure where to star looking, but now thanks to you I have a starting point. Thanks for sharing your build.

Mike

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Has anyone tried ordering from GPM? I went to their web site to order the 1/48 hangar and their on-line ordering doesn't work.

Thanks!

Never tried ordering from GPM but the 1:48 and 1:144 versions are on eBay from a seller in Poland at the moment (the one that I bought my hangar kit from). Search "Aircaft Hangars" in the "Toys and Games" category with the search set to worldwide.

:cheers:

Darius

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