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Old 04-19-2009, 04:10 PM   #1
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1:200 Scale Airport

Is there a pre-built airport in 1:200? And how much would it cost?

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Old 04-19-2009, 06:23 PM   #2
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Re: 1:200 Scale Airport

No, no prebuilts that I am aware of. Maybe a few Fighter Jet Hangars by herpa, but that should be all I know of. Using the Scale->Price conversion to guess it, I would guess it would possibly cost 500 dollars for a complete set resembling the GJ terminal.

But I do ask, why do you want to go prebuilt? I mean, you can end up with something very impressive only spending a fraction of the cost. Even if it doesn't come out perfect, you can always use that to see your current skills, then you know where to improve, and who knows, you can end up at a great skill level after a year or two of seeing what works and what doesn't.
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:16 PM   #3
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So you're saying to make my own?

Well, I could buy some wood and plastic...

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Old 04-19-2009, 07:33 PM   #4
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Oh no, Going the prebuilt way is the easiest way to burn money for something you might think wasn't what you wanted, but if you want it personal as in "I made this the way I really want it to look like" doing it custom way is the only way. And if you do have a budget, stay with that. Buy the things you need. Set up a plan on what to get and so on. Check out your local model store. I found out the first time about the Evergreen sheets. An item that I find very useful to have when one is making custom works. You should check out the Evergreen Plastic Products. Next thing is your creativity. I wouldn't call it cheating if you took a look at JP or Anet and check out the photos there. I'd say it's a good source to get inspirations. All you now need to do is to put your hands to work in small scale. In the end, you look at your finished diorama and have this utter pleasant feeling, thinking "I made this" Plus having your diorama shown to your visiting friends, engages into quite stunning conversations. Believe me, they will like it, whether they are into aviation or not. They will think it's cool. I know that from my own experience ! Hey Good luck with everything. If you need help, all you got to do is ask. A wings900 member asking such a delicate question in need is a friend indeed !

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Oh no, Going the prebuilt way is the easiest way to burn money for something you might think wasn't what you wanted, but if you want it personal as in "I made this the way I really want it to look like" doing it custom way is the only way. And if you do have a budget, stay with that. Buy the things you need. Set up a plan on what to get and so on. Check out your local model store. I found out the first time about the Evergreen sheets. An item that I find very useful to have when one is making custom works. You should check out the Evergreen Plastic Products. Next thing is your creativity. I wouldn't call it cheating if you took a look at JP or Anet and check out the photos there. I'd say it's a good source to get inspirations. All you now need to do is to put your hands to work in small scale. In the end, you look at your finished diorama and have this utter pleasant feeling, thinking "I made this" Plus having your diorama shown to your visiting friends, engages into quite stunning conversations. Believe me, they will like it, whether they are into aviation or not. They will think it's cool. I know that from my own experience ! Hey Good luck with everything. If you need help, all you got to do is ask. A wings900 member asking such a delicate question in need is a friend indeed !

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This is great advice. You would be shocked at all of the positive reactions you get when people see YOUR airport that YOU made when they come over to your house for a visit, not to mention the personal satisfaction that John mentioned. The compliments come from the most unexpected people; plus, everyone seems to have an aviation story that they want to tell. However, my main concern wouldn't be the cost for a 1/200 airport, but the size!!
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Re: 1:200 Scale Airport

Well, I'm starting with 27 gates for the following airlines:

AirTran
American
Contiental
Delta
Easyjet
Eastern
Frontier
jetBlue
Northwest
Ryanair
Southwest
United
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This is great advice. You would be shocked at all of the positive reactions you get when people see YOUR airport that YOU made when they come over to your house for a visit, not to mention the personal satisfaction that John mentioned. The compliments come from the most unexpected people; plus, everyone seems to have an aviation story that they want to tell. However, my main concern wouldn't be the cost for a 1/200 airport, but the size!!
Thank Uncle Beat ! Exactly. Even your aunt that suffer the fear of flying think that is a cool model airport.

Oh yes.. Here we go. The size is and will always be an issue... Simple. You make the diorama that fits into your room. But hey, remember your "spouse" or your partner might think that's a very stupid idea that your model airport is taking 2/3 of the available space in the living room.
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Well, I'm starting with 27 gates for the following airlines:

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Oh boy Oh boy.. You might just as well starting saving up for a castle, my friend.
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Yes I know. And even each gate will have logos.
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Oh boy Oh boy.. You might just as well starting saving up for a castle, my friend.
Not a castle, too small. What about one of those hangars they used to hold massive airships from the 1930s? That seems to be just enough space. I think in scales larger than 1:1000, it's best to do a terminal. I just looked at KCGX (Meigs Field) and if you try to make the runway it would be like 19.5 ft long (which is pretty big, considering that the runway is only 3900 feet long).

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Don't know why that's illogical, I've seen it done with 1:500 scale.
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Re: 1:200 Scale Airport

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Well, I'm starting with 27 gates for the following airlines:

AirTran
American
Contiental
Delta
Easyjet
Eastern
Frontier
jetBlue
Northwest
Ryanair
Southwest
United
USAirways
Frontier
And 27 gates? Will it include a runway? I can only imagine the room you must have in order to build a 1/200. I wish you the best of luck!
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Re: 1:200 Scale Airport

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Is there a pre-built airport in 1:200? And how much would it cost?

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On the back of the 1:400 gemini jets mat is a 1:250 layout. If your just planning to use narrowbody aircraft this shouldn't be a problem in 1:200!

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