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  • Evie Air Base: Reboot

    Its been 5 years since I built the old base starting very humble beginnings with Maistos!!! It started out like this
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    Now it currently looks like this
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    ...and finally this
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    Stripped bare. I will post updates on the rebuild progress

  • #2
    So this build is still progressing steadily and I expect to finish very soon. Here are a few earlier shots of what I have been doing with the base. A combination of scratch materials, card kits and other plastic kits for the tarmac and structures
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    Control Tower balcony railings and interior underway
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    The Apron was laid tile by painstaking tile
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    • #3
      Okay so I've been busy building since the last post. I can say that my small airfield is now pretty much completed. I will post ongoing updates of events as they unfold on the base. Keep watching


      Early dawn was breaking over Evie. The base had been evacuated during the renovations. But today was opening day as the sky brightened

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      By mid morning large lorries delivering goods and supplies for the base drove past the main gates
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      They cleared security at the Secondary gates and were flagged through
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      More to follow...







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      • #4
        Okay people with the worldwide lockdown I've found a little time on my hands to produce a different variety of updates to Evie Air Base.
        It's been nearly 3 years since my last update but I will pick up from where I left off and provide a view of the progress made with there. In my usual unique 'Supermodelnation' style, I have created several short stories that accompany each update. The short stories are not always linked together but each provides an imaginative view of activities on the Base and hopefully breathe life into an otherwise inanimate creation. The remaining posts will all be images converted into short 'films'. Feel free to enjoy the videos and follow the stories.
        Whilst the stories were created some time ago the video compilations are all brand new.
        I appreciate these may not be every model enthusiasts cup of tea, so if not please look away now.
        I hope you appreciate the different form of creativity this brings to this forum (as well as the back breaking hours that were taken to create.


        Prologue: Evie AIr Base- The Upgrade



        SUPERMODELNATION:
        The Art of Bringing Models to Life!

        Visit our new Website:

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        • #5
          It is 2017... Construction work is now complete and the long awaited opening day has arrived. The re-opening of Evie Air Base promises to be a grand affair. All the arrangements on the base are set. British regal pomp and pageantry is about to roll in and excitement fills the air. It is around mid-morning when sirens suddenly echo all around the base.

          Part 1- Evie Air Base 2.0: A Royal Re-opening

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          • #6
            We are still in 2017 and in the months of August and September when untold havoc and destruction was wrought upon the Caribbean Islands and parts of the USA by three major hurricane systems- Harvey, Irma and Maria. Millions are left homeless. Thousands have died. Evie Air Base is part of the global humanitarian relief effort underway to provide help and support for those that desperately need it

            Part 2- Evie Air Base 2.0: Hurricane Relief

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            • #7
              It is now 2018 and at the time Bashar Al Assad was reported to have dropped chemical weapons on his own citizens. The Western condemnation was swift and definitive. This was backed with a decision for a short, sharp military response to send a clear message to the Syrian regime on what was and was not acceptable cause. Of course Evie Air Base was part of the military operation.

              Part 3- Evie Air Base 2.0: Syrian Strike

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              • #8
                After almost 40 years of continuous UK military air service on both peacetime and combat missions the RAF Tornado return home to the UK for the very last time. Evie Air Base saw the arrival of the last three Tornado jets and they were arriving in true style flying a close formation approach and landing for the very last time. It was a day of mixed emotions. With this we pay tribute.

                Part 4- Evie Air Base 2.0 Farewell Tornado

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                • #9
                  Okay so we're back and this one is quite unlike anything you'll ever see on an airport diorama. We are still back in April 2019 and it's NATO's 70th anniversary of the alliance. NATO bases globally mark the occasion with special events and ceremonies. At Evie the first of its kind event on the base was being set up. The event was a tribute to the 70 years of service for all the men and women that have served the Alliance with valour and honour. This is how they marked it.

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                  • #10
                    Part 6 - Evie Air Base 2.0: A Day in the Life of
                    We pause here in light of current global events at the start of 2022 to consider the daily activities on NATO Bases. Personnel at Evie work round the clock to remain busy and ready for action. This short episode just provides a brief glimpse of the comings and goings on the base.

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                    • #11
                      Okay so this particular post truly dares to be different. I'd say this has never been done before- Full scale active dogfight scenes using multiple models. Each dogfight pic was physically set up and as it involved multiple aircraft "in flight" it was a real painstaking challenge to get them all to align for this to work visually. Hopefully the arrangement conveys the action intended.
                      With ever increasing tension between Russia and the West this storyline plays out nicely against the real life events we are all witnessing. The next few posts will be a continuation of the same and yes...it gets more interesting! Enjoy.

                      Part 7 - Evie Air Base 2.0: The Russians Are Here...



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                      • #12
                        So with the heightened tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine, the previous post and the next two really reflect the current mood. Russia is continually testing western capabilities and in this episode we see the radar detection and defence capability put to the test. The QRA sites in the UK - Coningsby and Lossiemouth are supported by a third location at Evie (obviously) and here we get to see up close and first hand what that response activity looks like when triggered. These next two posts will be issued in quick succession as this is a two part episode so sit back and enjoy

                        Part 8 - Evie Air Base 2.0: The Russians Are Back Pt.1

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                        • #13
                          In my opinion, this post happens to be my very best work to date! The scenes were tedious to set up but the results were very satisfying and enjoyable to create. I hope you enjoy it.
                          We saw the deployment of 2 QRA jets from Evie to seek and intercept the rogue Russian MiG tracked on Radar. With real world events between NATO and Russia mounting, the next few posts could not be more timely. We join the scene as the Eurofighter jets catch up with the MiG

                          Part 9 - Evie Air Base 2.0: The Russians Are Back Pt.2

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