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Author Topic: Blueprints for a air control tower? Or a card model that can be downscaled?  (Read 1682 times)

Offline Gunbird

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Anyone have any blueprints for one of these types? I'm looking for anything from the 30's up to the 80's types, like these:








If not, I'll have to grab the old pencil and ruler and do some architectural work myself. :) The tower or building isn't really the problem, but the glass house is.
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Offline Braz

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Looks like a straight forward build.
Step 1 cut out the base of your glass house; either a hex or octagon, or even a square of the desired size.
Step 2 cut out 6 or 8 or 4 identical isosceles trapezoids (whoa ...geometry timewarp there) depending on the style you choose out of stiff plastic, clear styrene, top loader card sleeves, etc of choice. They have to be identical. The length of the shorter parallel edge = the length of one of the sides of your chosen base.
Step 3 Start by attaching two isosceles trapezoids to the base next to each other and attach the angled sides together. Continue around the base until you have gone all around. Add some vertical support framing along where the angled sides attach; this will hide the messy joints.
Step 4 The roof is the same shape as your base but with the length of the edges equal to or greater than the length of the longer parallel edge of the isosceles trapezoid. Greater if you want a roof overhang.

Hope that helps.

Offline Constable Bertrand

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Ooh, some of those are nice.

I'm pondering a control tower myself at some point... if i make an airport... if its not a spaceport instead.  ;D
Id like to see what you come up with.

Cheers
Matt

Offline bandit86

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This might be of some help
 
 
Found lots of stuff here
http://ufgscriteria.tpub.com/4_141_10/index.htm
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