in 1/32 scale
Dutch AF: Koninklijke Luchtmacht 323 squadron "Diane" in Year 2001
For this model completed (see previous pages), a scratch made diorama to 1/32 scale was made.
A maintenance setting was thought to be nice and as F-16 aircraft are well taken care off in a very clean and modern environment, it was decided to create a hangar.
To add depth
to the diorama, a mirror is used at one of the walls. Positioning the model
and sizing the base is important here, as to allow as much details to be
seen to this heavily modified F-16 model. As noted, various panels are
set open, the radar nose opened up and the engine bay opened up with removed
The walls were made form thick palstic card and wood. The base floor was made of thick paper carton, with squares cut out. In the base, some depth was to be added by carving open some rectangular holes.
Also a transparant hangar door was made with transparant plastic (from a gift package) with a p0lastic strut frame.
The overall base was given a very light grey coat with the walls darker grey. On the outside, the walls were camouflaged and some vegetation (grass etc, bought in a model train store) fixed with white glue.
- The figures were modified figures from an Airfix soldier set in 1/32 scale. The helmets were not used/ removed and body straps sanded off.
lines, made from electric wire;
The diorama takes quite some effort to create, but is well worth it. It's something different!
The tale behind it is...
"it's lunch time, so finish up Jan! Everybody is waiting for you!"
Jan is the guy
sitting on top at the ammo bay...
The diorama at IPMS Netherlands event Euro Scale Modelling 2007 took a "Commended".
Hope you enjoy it seeing Diane being taken well care off!
Years later, I got some additional old 1/32 Hasegawa F-16 kits.....
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