The more I think about the V1 rocket scenario, the more I like it.
I have been doing a bit of research in to the rockets so that I can make the appropriate scenery to go with it.
I can't start building the launch site yet, as I need to know the size of the V1 rocket I am eagerly waiting.
But, here are some images I have found on the net I am using for ideas:
|Diagram of a 'typical' launch site|
|Walls that protected the launch ramp, which has been removed|
|V1 on launch partial ramp|
|Ramp as see from the rear|
Depending on the size of the V1 model, I am thinking of using HO/OO railway track for the top of the ramp itself, with foam card plus embellishments for the body of the ramp.
I will have a crack at cutting out the struts for the ramp as seen at the front of the ramp on the last photo, but failing that I will 'cheat' and just make a solid support.
The blast walls I will make with foam card, and I might tackle making buildings 'R', 'Q' & 'K' as shown in the top diagram.
I am hoping I will be able to get away with a shorter ramp and mount it on an A4 sized piece of MDF I have, but failing that I will find a board I can use.
A lot does depend on the size of the model!
The launch sites also had a bit of variation of how they were built, so I can get away with not being 100% accurate should I need to be flexible.
For a bit of inspiration I found this on you tube: