Trying some new colors

Most of my Middle East buildings have a pretty boring concrete color to them or some variation of concrete, I thought I’d try some different colors today.

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Airship Hangar in 285th Scale

This kit was inspired by the airship hangars at NAS Lakhurst NJ.Some artistic license had to be taken regarding accuracy of scale, if this was a true to scale model at 1/285th scale it would be approximately twice as large as it already is and we thought that was a little too big for gaming.

The overall size of the model with the doors closed is 20″ x 8.37″ x 5.2″ tall(508mm x 212mm x 132mm)

This model kit is made from .060″ (1.5mm) Acrylic (also know as Plexiglass or Persplex) for maximum durability.

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Coming Soon – Airship Hangar in 1/285th Scale

This kit was inspired by the airship hangars at NAS Lakhurst NJ.  Some artistic license had to be taken regarding accuracy of scale, if this was a true to scale model at 1/285th scale it would be approximately twice as large as it already is and I just thought that was way too big for gaming.

The overall size of the model with the doors closed is 20″ x 8.37″ x 5.2″ tall  (508mm x 212mm x 132mm)

New subcategories for 1/285th Middle East Buildings

The 1/285th scale Middle Eastern buildings category includes resin cast buildings, acrylic building kits and matboard building kits.  As the category grew to hundreds of items it started become difficult to tell which items were resin, which were acrylic and which were matboard … so we’ve added sub-categories for the three different types of kits.

Now you have a choice.  If you want to see all items, regardless of material you can scroll through all the 1/285th scale Middle East structures, just like it was before or you can select any of the sub-categories if you only interesting one type of kit.

In addition to the three material types we’ve also added specific categories for Mosques, Ruined Buildings, and Middle East Accessories.

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285th Scale Middle East

New sub-categories for the 285th scale middle east series

Design and manufacturing of a 285th scale ship model

Recently I started working on a 1/285th scale (6mm) version of the US Navy LCS2 Independence.

This project utilizes rapid prototyping (3D Printing), Laser Cutting, Laser Engraving, and good old fashioned scratchbuilding by hand.

The following are some of the steps in the process.

The first step is the research phase, this involves downloading every available photo that can be found on the internet and researching dimensions and other details about the craft.

After all the research is done it’s time to generate 2D CAD drawings of the ship.


Included in the CAD drawing process is creating flat views of some of the parts that will be laser cut and engraved from flat stock.

Next, 3D solid CAD models are created for some of the parts that will be made using rapid prototyping technology (3D Printing).

Once all the CAD work  is done it’s time to start building the model.  Below you see some of the laser cut and engraved parts as well as some hand made scratchbuilt parts.

More to come soon….