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Old 05-19-2019, 09:35 PM   #1
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How to correctly scale your model airport buildings?

The thing that is giving me most difficult with model airport building is getting the buildings to be the right size compared to the real thing. How do you guys generally do it without having access to building data such as height or width? This gets more and more difficult the further down the detail rabbit hole you go. How big do you make windows or text for example?
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Re: How to correctly scale your model airport buildings?

Do you plan to create a fictitious airport, or a model of an existing one?
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Re: How to correctly scale your model airport buildings?

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Do you plan to create a fictitious airport, or a model of an existing one?
I plan to do Seatacs South Satellite (It's been almost ten years since I said I'd do it lol)
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Re: How to correctly scale your model airport buildings?

If there's no measurements available, not even a general scale from a Google Maps, then I'd go about it by trial and error. Try a size, see how you like it compared to the real thing, then adjust accordingly. It's a long process, but it keeps you off the streets right..
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Re: How to correctly scale your model airport buildings?

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If there's no measurements available, not even a general scale from a Google Maps, then I'd go about it by trial and error. Try a size, see how you like it compared to the real thing, then adjust accordingly. It's a long process, but it keeps you off the streets right..
Google maps is certainly available. I suppose I just eye ball it?
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Google maps is certainly available. I suppose I just eye ball it?
There's a ruler with the scale in the bottom right corner, which will give you a good idea of the dimensions of the building, except for the height. It's a nice point to start from, it's how I designed my gatehouses.
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Re: How to correctly scale your model airport buildings?

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The thing that is giving me most difficult with model airport building is getting the buildings to be the right size compared to the real thing. How do you guys generally do it without having access to building data such as height or width? This gets more and more difficult the further down the detail rabbit hole you go. How big do you make windows or text for example?
Without Google Maps or Bing Maps help, consider the height of the airplane and moltiply by two: usually the terminal building have two floors, just the giant terminal buildings can have more floors.
Considering the model height is a good hint to realize a realistic true-to-scale terminal building.
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