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Offline Story

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Non-standard Aircraft display bases and dioramas
« on: December 08, 2018, 01:54:43 AM »
I didn't find any pre-existing threads

Two decades ago, I had a 1/72nd scale Osprey (since given to a child to build) and thought an inverted trash can would be a great notional skyscraper for a civilian commuter build.

[Hmm. Maybe it was more than two decades ago - https://www.rotorandwing.com/2017/04/19/flashback-september-1990-civil-tiltrotor-politics-potential-prerequisites/ ]

My inspiration was rectangular and probably less than 18" high, but you can get the jist from this


I'm seeing this Metropolitan Building (from the Bachmann's Cityscenes series) as a potential host for a 1930's autogyro.



And this looks like someone kitbashed two-into-one, making a 15 story version. Note the roof adornments.


Discuss.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2018, 08:01:03 AM by Story »

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Re: Non-standard Aircraft display bases
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2018, 08:00:17 AM »


November 1939 -
WHAT the metropolitan skyport of tomorrow may look like, as conceived by Nicholas DeSantis, New York commercial artist, is shown in the illustration below. His remarkable proposal, embodied in a model that he has completed after five years’ study of the project, calls for a 200-story building capped by an airplane field eight city blocks long and three blocks wide. A lower level of his “aerotrop-olis,” as he has named it, offers a port for lighter-than-air craft. Hangars for planes and airships occupy the top fifty floors.
Two illustrations here
http://blog.modernmechanix.com/skyscraper-airport-for-city-of-tomorrow/

1949 London
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Re: Non-standard Aircraft display bases
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2018, 08:23:44 AM »
That's a great post and I can understand the difficulty in finding the right home for it.

I split off the part regarding Russell Case's plane and attached it to that topic.

I'm going to move the rest under Aerospace as it seems mostly related to the autogyro diorama, but if you prefer it somewhere else, just let me know.

Yours in moderation,

Brian da Basher
« Last Edit: December 09, 2018, 08:26:05 AM by Brian da Basher »

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Re: Non-standard Aircraft display bases and dioramas
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2018, 08:50:27 AM »
I just work on this planet, pal.


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Re: Non-standard Aircraft display bases and dioramas
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2018, 02:52:33 PM »
Whilst not Aircraft.
I did a resin 1/48 Bladerunner Spinner and scratchbuilt a base that sort of in the zone of the movie.
I used a cheap Photo frame with suitableish photos running as a slide show to to sort of set the scene

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Re: Non-standard Aircraft display bases and dioramas
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2018, 10:18:39 PM »
*THAT* is what I'm talking about.

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Re: Non-standard Aircraft display bases and dioramas
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Re: Non-standard Aircraft display bases and dioramas
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2019, 02:43:06 PM »
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