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Air Police radio room and workshop

Postby Frecks » 29 Aug 2017, 16:49

I am making a radio room and workshop for the Air Police. The idea is that they have partitioned off a small section of the hanger for this purpose.
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Re: Air Police radio room and workshop

Postby Frecks » 29 Aug 2017, 16:54

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This is the workshop. I feel it needs some more things in it but I am not sure what or indeed where to find anything suitable.

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This is a close up of the work bench which is quite full so I think that is OK.
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Re: Air Police radio room and workshop

Postby Frecks » 29 Aug 2017, 16:55

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This is the radio room.
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Re: Air Police radio room and workshop

Postby Spitfire666 » 29 Aug 2017, 17:07

I am fascinated by the Aviation Oil tin Frecks :!:
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Re: Air Police radio room and workshop

Postby Frecks » 29 Aug 2017, 17:10

It is an image from a vintage oil tin on the internet which I copied and reduced down in size and stuck on a dolls house tin. I have to say that is not my first attempt it was quite tricky to do.
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Re: Air Police radio room and workshop

Postby kylie_koyote » 29 Aug 2017, 18:06

What a great idea!
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Re: Air Police radio room and workshop

Postby Foolscap » 29 Aug 2017, 20:09

You have a nice variety of tools and bits and pieces there, Frecks:-)
Not sure what else you could add...you have been very thorough...something they are working on, perhaps?
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Re: Air Police radio room and workshop

Postby Frecks » 29 Aug 2017, 20:50

I have just added another table with more random things on it. Some of them do look a bit like parts of an engine. It is rather a work in progress at the moment but I like the idea.
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Re: Air Police radio room and workshop

Postby tiffinata » 30 Aug 2017, 01:43

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Don't know if this helps at all with some of the things that might have been in the hanger. It was taken at Shuttleworth last year. I think I have some closer pics on my computer.
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Re: Air Police radio room and workshop

Postby Tracer » 30 Aug 2017, 06:18

That really is amazing, Frecks.
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Re: Air Police radio room and workshop

Postby Spitfire666 » 30 Aug 2017, 07:55

Frecks wrote:It is an image from a vintage oil tin on the internet which I copied and reduced down in size and stuck on a dolls house tin. I have to say that is not my first attempt it was quite tricky to do.

You are learning a lot doing this that I bet you never thought you would be doing Frecks! So much thought and care goes into these rooms.
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Re: Air Police radio room and workshop

Postby Frecks » 30 Aug 2017, 08:15

Thanks Tiff - that photo is very useful. I am certainly learning a lot of things while I am making this workshop. I have found quite a few images of aircraft parts on the internet to put on the boxes of spare parts but my problem is that they are not to scale and I have no idea what they are or what size they would be.

The era I am aiming for is fairly early 1950s and I am thinking about the Auster aircraft they had in the Air Police. I have got a lovely diagram of an Auster aircraft but unfortunately I do not have anywhere to display it. I will post a couple of updated photos when I have made a bit more progress.
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Re: Air Police radio room and workshop

Postby Frecks » 30 Aug 2017, 15:42

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I have done some more work on the workshop/office.
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Re: Air Police radio room and workshop

Postby kylie_koyote » 30 Aug 2017, 19:16

That is the tidiest and cleanest workshop I have ever seen. :) It looks very nice! I am impressed with the level of detail and the thought that you have clearly put into it.
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Re: Air Police radio room and workshop

Postby Frecks » 30 Aug 2017, 19:39

Thanks KK.
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Re: Air Police radio room and workshop

Postby VickersVandal » 02 Sep 2017, 22:01

Looking great! With what you mentioned in my thread about 1/12 aircraft parts, you can get 1/12 flying (radio control) kits. If you could pick one up cheap on ebay you could use different parts of it, to place on the benches like the rudder or the wheels for example.

Guillows made a 1/12 Cessna that would give you parts that are vaguely Auster-ish....
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/721915- ... kyhawk-172

Or tho engine would be perfet - it even comes with its own work stand!
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Re: Air Police radio room and workshop

Postby VickersVandal » 02 Sep 2017, 22:11

Or I might be able to have a go at scratch building an Instrument panel or something similar for you ;)

I did an Auster-ish i/p in 1/72 once. 1/12 would be less fiddly that's for sure...
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Re: Air Police radio room and workshop

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 03 Sep 2017, 07:31

These are great, Frecks. You're doing a wonderful job. I just love the detail you're going to.
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Re: Air Police radio room and workshop

Postby Frecks » 03 Sep 2017, 08:43

Thanks for the advice VV. I will look out for a cheap kit on eBay. If I can find some better illustrations of spare parts I can print them out and stick them on little blocks of wood to make boxes of spare parts as I have done before.
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Re: Air Police radio room and workshop

Postby Frecks » 03 Sep 2017, 10:19

If I can find a cheap kit I might persuade Mr. Frecks to make it up and then they would have a real aeroplane to play with :D
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Re: Air Police radio room and workshop

Postby VickersVandal » 03 Sep 2017, 10:36

Frecks wrote:If I can find a cheap kit I might persuade Mr. Frecks to make it up and then they would have a real aeroplane to play with :D


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That radial engine I found on ebay is a winner I reckon, at the price it is and if the postage isn't too horrendous. Would look perfect in the workshop. Great idea regards printing out parts. You could do that with instruments - eg altimeter dials
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