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    That's looking good
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    My gosh that is truly huge!
    And that's not a joke with some underlying context heh

    I can't even really fathom the amount of work that must have gone into this up to this point already - due to the sheer size of this thing I'd say it's fit for a museum!
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    Fantastic work! Very detailed looking lay out so far.

    Thank you for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBL View Post
    That's looking good
    Thanks so much.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Cruiser View Post
    My gosh that is truly huge!
    And that's not a joke with some underlying context heh

    I can't even really fathom the amount of work that must have gone into this up to this point already - due to the sheer size of this thing I'd say it's fit for a museum!
    Thanks so much for your appreciation. The real problem is when i have to work on four adjacent wood panels, having no space it is really difficult.

    Quote Originally Posted by Juneau_Flyer View Post
    Fantastic work! Very detailed looking lay out so far.

    Thank you for sharing
    Thanks so much for your nice words.

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    Coming together nicely

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    yes. it is very good
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    Thanks friends.
    Very difficult indeed.

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    Hi Charter,

    Fantastic work! I know exactly the phenomenal amount of research, time and effort this must have taken for such a huge project! Amazing.

    I've been busy myself on and off for a year now prepare for a similar project (preparation paper layout for now), but from the early 1990's era (as opposed to your more current-looking LGW layout).

    Look forward to seeing more of your updates as you progress towards the finish line!

    Cheers, Paul

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    What kind of wood boards are you using charter - MDF? Plywood? - thanks

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    Utterly fantastic! Your attention to detail is beautiful. I too am interested in what material you used for the flat boards and also for the terminal construction? May I also ask how long this project has been under construction? When it is finally assembled and lit, it truly will be a museum piece. I too am planning a 1/400 project but nowhere near the grand scale of yours and also will be free lance, not prototypical. Your photo's are most helpful. Thx for posting. 7274EVER

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRM View Post
    Hi Charter,

    Fantastic work! I know exactly the phenomenal amount of research, time and effort this must have taken for such a huge project! Amazing.

    I've been busy myself on and off for a year now prepare for a similar project (preparation paper layout for now), but from the early 1990's era (as opposed to your more current-looking LGW layout).

    Look forward to seeing more of your updates as you progress towards the finish line!

    Cheers, Paul
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    What kind of wood boards are you using charter - MDF? Plywood? - thanks
    Hi Paul, apologize for the late answer.
    Thanks so much for your kind words and appreciation. I use plywood, usually 8 mm thick, the best one despite some bending effects.
    I am nearly to finish the project, i will post more pics soon.
    Good luck for your airport.

    Quote Originally Posted by 7274EVER View Post
    Utterly fantastic! Your attention to detail is beautiful. I too am interested in what material you used for the flat boards and also for the terminal construction? May I also ask how long this project has been under construction? When it is finally assembled and lit, it truly will be a museum piece. I too am planning a 1/400 project but nowhere near the grand scale of yours and also will be free lance, not prototypical. Your photo's are most helpful. Thx for posting. 7274EVER
    Hi and thanks so much for your appreciation.
    As said plywood is the best wood because, once worked with many coats of paint, it dosen't bend so much and it is able to keep thepaint and the various colors for eternity.
    I am working to this airport since the first months of 2020, i am finishing the project with a remote stands area on the upper side of the Round Terminal.
    Right now i am finishing the remote stands area around the ATC Tower.
    Good luck for your project.

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    Some more pics: i placed the wood panels on the chairs to keep them, creating a general view of almost 1/3 of the total airport.
    So you don't see bending but a crude attempt to place four large wood panels...












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    Wow, this is looking really good Charter - excellent to see this latest update. Looking forward to see how the South Terminal Satellite comes together (''Round terminal''). Will you be working on the North Terminal and Cargo area - or is that out of scope for your project?

    Thanks so much for the info on the base boards - will try Plywood 8mm (or a little thicker perhaps) when i get onto that stage later in the year.

    Looking forward to seeing more updates

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    That's big!
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