In-Box Review
WWI airfield
Facades for ground and backdrops
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by: Stephen T. Lawson [ JACKFLASH ]

WWI airfields were usually developed from either available permanent buildings or temporary structures brought to the site by the occupying unit. These permanent hard structure hangars were of the type used for general / industrial maintenance and storage. Often these venues were near railroad lines and spurs to aid in delivery of supplies and materials. There were several designs.

Display and contents
In the past Noy's Miniatures has given us some great graphics that enhance our build displays from multiple eras. Through their generousity I recieved their set #48012. This depicts a hard structure permanent hangar of the type used for general maintenance and storage. The addition is that two backdrops are provided to depict Autumn / Winter (with background trees bare)or late Spring / Summer (with background trees fully green). The base plate is a combination of worn ground with sparse turf and brickyard that would be found near the base or perimeter of the structure.

Paper is a 300 grams quality cardstock (roughly .030 thou thick)with very little sheen (matt). Plates are 15.5 " X 11". The graphics are a combination of photo image (the backdrops) and computer generated image (the base). Everything appears historically accurate for this venue. It matches photo references I have seen. Noy's Miniatures does not maintain a website at this time. Items can be purchased directly by email address [email protected] .

They have an extensive product list for additional details and arestocked by several distributors the world over. Some of them are:

"Hannants" of the UK,
"Aviation Megastore" of the Netherlands
"Stevens International" of the US.

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Highs: Clear clean and well researched images on good card stock. Easy to assemble and use entirely or crop to your needs.
Lows: Two dimensional quality adds limited depth beyond the images.
Verdict: Well worth the price and easy to alter to fit your display. Can make a pleasing permanent display or one you use to photograph your builds for a virtual record.
Percentage Rating
  Scale: 1:48
  Mfg. ID: #NM48012
  Suggested Retail: $14.10 + shipping
  PUBLISHED: May 30, 2013

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About Stephen T. Lawson (JackFlash)

I was building Off topic jet age kits at the age of 7. I remember building my first WWI kit way back in 1964-5 at the age of 8-9. Hundreds of 1/72 scale Revell and Airfix kits later my eyes started to change and I wanted to do more detail. With the advent of DML / Dragon and Eduard I sold off my ...

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Interesting; in Europe paper models are popular on model railroads.
MAY 31, 2013 - 12:49 PM
As can be seen there is plenty of space in the unaltered set up for multiple displays.
JUN 01, 2013 - 08:02 AM

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