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1/400 scale Kona International Airport Build

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  • 1/400 scale Kona International Airport Build

    Hello Everyone,

    I started this project about a month ago and wanted to start a build thread for everyone to follow if they are interested. This airport is based in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; also known as Kona International Airport (KOA). I started with a 20"x30" foam core poster board. I cut the poster board in half to create two 20"x15" boards and laid them side by side. I designed the hut like buildings using Sketchup and had them 3d printed on Shapeways. Terminals 1 and 2 will have the buildings laid out in the exact same way. I also grabbed some z scale palm trees from a local hobby shop that carries them, I will need a lot more. I drew the taxi line with a yellow paint pen using google maps as a template to get a start. I also used many of my models to get the spacing correct.

    This is still very much a work in progress. I still have lots to paint and build till it is completed.

    Hopefully will have another update soon.

  • #2
    Looking good Maurice. The stairs are interesting - do they use unusual stairs like those in Hawaii?


    • Maurice Bollhorn
      Maurice Bollhorn commented
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      Thank you. At Kona they use a ramp system rather than stairs or gates, from the research I have done. It is adjustable so it works for almost all airplanes.

  • #3
    Very nice, I do like the livery.


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