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Author Topic: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley (updated April 30th)  (Read 4170 times)

Offline Codsticker

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2018, 12:44:44 AM »
Thank you guys. :)
whatís your storage solution for all of them?
Er... not ideal. Here they are stacked in an undignified fashion by the hot water tank in the basement:

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If only you'd made it for right hand drive. ;D
Not to worry, TSG: it's single lane so you can drive any which way you like ;D

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2018, 01:10:33 AM »
Cor, no wonder its abandoned,health and safety would have field day !

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #32 on: April 09, 2018, 06:39:52 AM »
Thatís wonderful, the cracking of the concrete looks the business but I really like the subtle little touches, likecthe crumbling of the concrete at the end.

This is what makes it for me too. The attention to detail is excellent.

Offline Andy in Germany

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #33 on: April 09, 2018, 07:03:23 AM »
Thank you guys. :)Er... not ideal. Here they are stacked in an undignified fashion by the hot water tank in the basement:
Not to worry, TSG: it's single lane so you can drive any which way you like ;D

I misunderstood you earlier reply and thought they were literally hanging on the wall in your living room. They would be a lot more interesting them the generic 'art' a lot of people use...

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2018, 03:59:07 PM »
I misunderstood you earlier reply and thought they were literally hanging on the wall in your living room. They would be a lot more interesting them the generic 'art' a lot of people use...
I would love to do that but I would want to hang all three pieces in the same room - they are a set after all- and I don't have one room in my house with the perfect wall space.

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2018, 06:22:39 PM »
Excellent and enviable work.
Cheers

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #36 on: April 11, 2018, 12:52:00 AM »
Will you be painting an weathered X at the start of the runway to denote it is closed? Lovely work btw :)
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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2018, 03:13:23 AM »
Will you be painting an weathered X at the start of the runway to denote it is closed? Lovely work btw :)
I was thinking about putting some markings on it; an X sounds like a good idea.  Where would I put the X-  right where the runway ends, where the runway exits the table or somewhere in between?

Offline Muzfish4

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #38 on: April 11, 2018, 06:09:20 AM »
Lovely wok.

Looks like a great setting for Pulp gaming.
« Last Edit: April 11, 2018, 12:01:59 PM by Muzfish4 »

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #39 on: April 11, 2018, 10:00:15 AM »
I was thinking about putting some markings on it; an X sounds like a good idea.  Where would I put the X-  right where the runway ends, where the runway exits the table or somewhere in between?

If a strip is out of order they are put at the ends and one in the middle.......on your table basically one should suffice I reckon.

Enjoy some insipration: http://www.airfields-freeman.com/index.htm

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #40 on: April 11, 2018, 03:53:45 PM »
If a strip is out of order they are put at the ends and one in the middle.......on your table basically one should suffice I reckon.

Enjoy some insipration: http://www.airfields-freeman.com/index.htm
Thanks Gunbird. I had actually found that site earlier.

Offline Andy in Germany

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #41 on: April 11, 2018, 04:57:10 PM »
If a strip is out of order they are put at the ends and one in the middle.......on your table basically one should suffice I reckon.

Enjoy some insipration: http://www.airfields-freeman.com/index.htm

Out of interest, is that "Out of order, but in an emergency you can use it" or Don't even think about it"?

If it's for emergencies, are the runways maintained occasionally, or do they just paint over the 'X' when the concrete breaks up too much?

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #42 on: April 11, 2018, 06:11:58 PM »
Playing devils advocate.

I'd say No ,( without further investigation and deliberation   ;))

Once you add markings you limit its flexibly.Both in terms of its age and location


 I  grew up on a disused airfield.(RAF Mamby in the Uk.) . They definitely didn't have X's on the runway Just large piles of earth and rubble,and in one case a dung heap.(more like a hill) The Hangers were used to store grain.
 
As an adult I've been on airstrips you'd have thought had been archaeology the day before we landed.

My point is Mark it as a disused airfield,and that's all it'll ever be.
As it stands its suitable for a third world-banana republic- drug barron-posta Apocalypse air strip,and so on.

If you want it to look abandoned just plonk scatter terrain pieces on top.
Much more effective and help set the period feel of the game,(burnt out car,oil drums, fallen tree trunks ,mattress (there's always one, I think they go feral before they die.) you get the point.)

Mark.

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #43 on: April 11, 2018, 07:09:24 PM »
I think that's a good point, it's very versatile as it is. I've seen the mounds of earth blocking runways too and they could be modelled pretty easily to turn it in to a disused airfield. Even piles of scrap and fly tipped junk would work.

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Re: Abandoned Airstrip for Pulp Alley
« Reply #44 on: April 11, 2018, 10:47:41 PM »
Lots of great suggestions.  The idea when I started this project was that it was a remote, unmaintained and infrequently used landing strip. Perhaps, initially built either just before or during WW2 but seeing continued but declining use in the years following. The perfect place to rendezvous with fugitives, exchanges gold or weapons for stolen idols, or stash a getaway plane.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2018, 02:47:03 AM by Codsticker »