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Maxim C Gatling Inactive Member11 May 2017 12:23 p.m. PST

Gents and Ladies,

I find myself at a conundrum. As shown by the picture below, I've solved my broken span model engineering problem. I have a removable broken end, and the large broken span will be propped up on a big-rig trailer (and probably a lot of rubble) with the fire-escape connecting the two.

I know it will look great just like that, but I found the F-16 in my college kid's old toys, and with my handy Dremel and cut-off wheel, I can make it look like the jet crashed into the freeway and is 1/4 buried.

But I have to destroy the jet…should I do it? Any other suggestions for permanent residence on this board? I plan on graffiti, more rubble, some foliage as well as purpose-made but removable scatter terrain like a junk wall/fortress etc.

Love to hear what you have to say about it.

McWong7311 May 2017 3:35 p.m. PST

If your son okays it, go for it.
If not, don't.

Louie N Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2017 4:47 p.m. PST

Whose money brought the toy.

Is that a Dremel sound I hear?

Maxim C Gatling Inactive Member11 May 2017 5:01 p.m. PST

Hee hee!

Well, the son lives in Oregon now, he's a minimalist SJW (not my fault, I swear), I paid for it, I'm sure, and he'll never know it's missing. He's into his girlfriend, hugging trees and is using his expensive college education in the beverage industry (he pours coffee…).

I tried so hard to make a gamer out of him. Such a disappointment…

Can't really tell from the picture, but it's lovely. Very "played with" and lots of aging stains… I'm really not going to have to do a whole lot of painting to it.

I'm going for it! Check tomorrow for the results!

Mako11 Inactive Member11 May 2017 5:30 p.m. PST

Aluminum aircraft frequently turn into just a scorched spot on the ground, and lots of metal foil bits, so perhaps you could use that instead, without destroying the jet.

cloudcaptain12 May 2017 5:31 a.m. PST

That looks kinda like an New Ray F-16. They aren't worth much if that helps….ABOUT $6. USD I say use it.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2017 6:10 a.m. PST

I actually think he's asking a) would it limit the use of the terrain, b) would it look as kewl as he's imagining.

I got from the get go he wasn't worried about the jet itself. ;->=

The first question you'll have to answer yourself with your plans, the second, TOTALLY, and you've already answered that yourself as well.

Keep us informed!

Mako: Augering in, fully loaded, yes, spent ordnance and flying on fumes into forlorn hope landing, not so much.

Still, if one puts in the effort, a debris trail is worth the thought.


Darkest Star Games Sponsoring Member of TMP12 May 2017 9:49 a.m. PST

Wreck it!!!!

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART12 May 2017 10:11 a.m. PST

If limiting the terrain is a problem, mount it on a base just like any other terrain piece.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2017 10:18 a.m. PST

My vote would be wreck.
Some of my favorite P/A scenes are crashed aircraft on the highway etc.

Mako11 Inactive Member12 May 2017 5:39 p.m. PST

Your call, but a couple of hand-scribed, styrene fins sticking out of the scorched, aluminum-filled crater would work just fine for me.

Maxim C Gatling Inactive Member15 May 2017 9:03 a.m. PST

Maxim C Gatling Inactive Member15 May 2017 9:04 a.m. PST

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2017 10:07 a.m. PST


Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP15 May 2017 6:28 p.m. PST


Maxim C Gatling Inactive Member17 May 2017 8:53 a.m. PST

Maxim C Gatling Inactive Member19 May 2017 8:30 a.m. PST

Maxim C Gatling Inactive Member22 May 2017 9:07 a.m. PST
Maxim C Gatling Inactive Member22 May 2017 9:11 a.m. PST

Look! A SAFE!

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2017 9:40 a.m. PST

If anything, that plane is still too pretty, but I know I'd be satisfied. VERY satisfied.


Maxim C Gatling Inactive Member22 May 2017 9:56 a.m. PST

Thanks, Doug!

I'm close to the point where I'm going to call it "done" for this 30x30 piece, otherwise I'll never get working on anything else.

Here's another good angle:

Darkest Star Games Sponsoring Member of TMP23 May 2017 9:14 a.m. PST

That's looking fantastic!

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2017 2:00 p.m. PST


Maxim C Gatling Inactive Member27 May 2017 9:39 p.m. PST

Maxim C Gatling Inactive Member27 May 2017 9:42 p.m. PST

Weird. On my PC the signs look pixelated. On the real thing it looks a lot better. Needs more rust. Next pic will be the backside, which will look a lot cooler when I add a few details like ammo cans, etc.

Kid is playing New Vegas right now so I'll keep an eye out for ideas.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2017 8:33 a.m. PST

"Warning: Cannabis Zone"

LOL. Is that code for really really hungry cannibals, with a really serious case of the munchies?


Maxim C Gatling Inactive Member30 May 2017 2:29 p.m. PST


I did an image search for "rusty signs" and that came up.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2017 6:55 a.m. PST

Sorry if someone already commented, but I really love the way the plane carcass has been used 'by the locals' as part of the stairs up.

Real 'organic' feel, though, if in that good shape, you'd expect to be 'stripped.'


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