Sunday, 31 December 2006

Remember where we parked...

Tas and I had a conversation online last night and I informed him of some of my new projects — one of which includes Aeronef-specific buildings. He indicated that he'd like to see some Dig sheds (we call them hangars over here) and I informed him that that was first on the list.

A few moments later, I found this:

http://64.233.179.104/translate_c?hl=en&langpair=de%7Cen&u=http://www.papiermodelle.de/component/option,com_remository/Itemid,81/func,fileinfo/id,142/

It took quite a bit longer to determine how to download this paper model. You'll notice the phrase, "British Airship Shed regard and to expressions." This is the link that will take you to an intermediate page. Scroll down to "To print your own model." and click "Go to the down load PAGE."

Here, you will finally find the images and instructions needed to assemble a paper model Dig shed. You will, of course, have to scale it properly. I recommend measuring your largest Dig and adding a few mm on either side. Hangar One in Lakehurst New Jersey, for example, would need to be scaled to about 80.5% of an inch for length.

When the cast versions are ready, of course they will differ from this representation. I plan to make the front and back ends as separate pieces with a sort of modular middle — allowing the structure to be extended. But for now, enjoy the paper models...

1 comment:

Tas said...

Cant wait to see what you will be doing model wise Zophiel.

This is a real area of interest to me. Not only sheds/hangars, but Dig mooring masts as well.

A Dig base would be an excellent target or objective for any VSF game!

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