by: Stephen T. Lawson [ ]
HistoryWWI 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 contentsIn 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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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