Work continues on Baghdad Int’l Airport

The northwest corner of Baghdad International Airport in 1/285th scale. Work in progress. ¬†Tonight I just started the application of the desert sand texture, this is a process that takes several applications before it’s done, this is just the first base layer.

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This last photo shows the area being modeled. The satellite image on the left shows the area that I’m modeling. I’ve taken a little bit of artistic license especially in ground scale, I tried to keep the widths of all runways and taxiways real close to scale but the distances between things is seriously reduced.

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New Aircraft Models

I just picked up a few new models from Armaments In Miniature. I got an IL-76, a C-130 and a pair of C-17s. These planes will be very handy when I get my airport boards done.

I have not had much time to work on these planes but I can tell already that they are fine models. I’m very happy with their quality and the customer service from the owner Dave was great. In my own business I try to make customer service my #1 priority and I really appreciate it when I deal with a company that does the same.

Here it is assembled. I added some landing gear since the plane will be sitting in my airport.
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