Are you ready for another instalment of Air Strip One? So this particular episode is all about the bulk fuel storage that will be in the centre of the air field. Surprisingly it was quite easy to make. It was simply a 15omm diameter piece of PVC pipe used for plumbing. The tricky bit was cutting it so that it sat flat. I accomplished this by wrapping a large piece of plastic card around the circumference of the tube, making sure the two ends lined up and the sheet was flat on the surface of the tube. I then just scribed a line on the tube with a pencil. I then just grabbed my Dremel and attached a cutting wheel. It was fiddly, however worth it. The piece looks good and was pretty straight forward to make.
If anyone has ever seen any sort of bulk hazardous chemical storage they always have a spill barrier around them. For this I used the excellent barricaded from Quantum Gothic. I don’t know exactly the story with this company, however they’ve not been open for business for what feels like 2yrs now. Its very sad, as they have amazing products. As you can see from the pictures, the detailing of the container was pretty straight forward. I once again used the cut off bolt heads as a final piece of detail. Other items used were the grab handles off the Leman Russ kit, and some FW brass etched Imperial Eagles. If you’re into making scenery, grab a few of these, they’re fantastic.
The final picture is roughly how the layout of the base will look. Two landing pads, the fuel storage and the ground control. If you remember from the first post of on this table, this is basically a small section of a much larger air field. Hence why its symmetrical.
Thats it for now. Thanks for dropping in. The next post on this base will be of the finished product! I’m very pleased with how its turned out, and I’m sure you will be too.