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Re: RFC RNAS RAF ...Somewhere on the Western Front
« Reply #30 on: January 19, 2016, 06:51:39 AM »
Outstanding work, Squiffy!  Those new figures are marvelous!
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: RFC RNAS RAF ...Somewhere on the Western Front
« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2016, 12:51:12 PM »
 Absolutely Outstanding figures Squiffy my old friend. Extra cudo's to you for the excellent photos too.
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Re: RFC RNAS RAF ...Somewhere on the Western Front
« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2016, 12:55:38 PM »
Beautiful job with the new figures Squiffy, they certainly add a lot of character to the scene.

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Re: RFC RNAS RAF ...Somewhere on the Western Front
« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2016, 08:29:40 PM »
Outstanding work, Squiffy!  Those new figures are marvelous!
Cheers,
Bud

I agree with Bud! Outstanding figures. They really add to the feel of the scene!
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Re: RFC RNAS RAF ...Somewhere on the Western Front
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2016, 08:04:30 AM »
Nice pics,Squiffy!How tall are the gunthwaite guys? 24mm ?

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Re: RFC RNAS RAF ...Somewhere on the Western Front
« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2016, 08:19:26 AM »
Thanks, chaps.

Nice pics,Squiffy!How tall are the gunthwaite guys? 24mm ?

I'll measure them tomorrow and let you know.

Chickens added to the farm area.


The extra foliage and the dogs. Better not let the CO see the one that's cocking it's leg up the flagpole!


The overall view.

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Re: RFC RNAS RAF ...Somewhere on the Western Front
« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2016, 08:36:26 AM »
You have done a fantastic job with your dio Squiffy, each addition you incorporate makes it so much more realistic, I like the chickens  :)
What are the overall dimensions of this diorama?

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Re: RFC RNAS RAF ...Somewhere on the Western Front
« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2016, 05:21:33 PM »
Very nice, Squiffy. Where do you manage to keep all of your dioramas?

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Re: RFC RNAS RAF ...Somewhere on the Western Front
« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2016, 11:44:12 PM »
I too like the addition of the chickens. (Especially since we keep a backyard flock.)

Squiffy, you may have posted it before, but I didn't see it: did you scratchbuild your Bess. hangar?

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Re: RFC RNAS RAF ...Somewhere on the Western Front
« Reply #39 on: January 28, 2016, 02:04:44 AM »
Your period photos look so realistic. The poses of the figures are very good too and I like the idea of the farmyard with chickens, but I expect that their life expectancy next to an RFC/RNAS aerodrome would have been rather less than that of a BE 2c aircrew in April 1917. Brilliant work.

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Re: RFC RNAS RAF ...Somewhere on the Western Front
« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2016, 11:06:48 PM »
Sorry that it's taken so long to reply.

Matz - The figures are between 23 and 25mm tall.

Nigel - I keep the in the shed, under the model railway.

I'm considering rebuilding this one. At the moment the base and backgrounds are on mounting card. The Mark II version will be on 2-inch thick foamboard with mounting card background. The foamboard will not only be larger in length but will allow sub-surface detail to be added. Maybe a sunken lane, a bomb crater and slit trenches for use in case of enemy air attack. I will lay it out so that a part hangar can be positioned on the edge so that photos can be taken from the viewpoint of looking out of a hangar.