1 February 2005, 05:20 PM
Join Date: Dec 2001
Greetings all; I have been a bit busy as of late. It seems a fellow in the Western USA is interested in me doing a diorama for his restauraunt. Here are some of the particulars. Just thought you might find it interesting.
As we spoke about recently there is a strong indication that I could
build the diorama we discussed for the restaurant owner you mentioned.
I have gone over the possibilities and have gathered the information for
To build a portion of 94th Aero Squadron's Rembercourt airfield as it
existed between late November 1918.
The limitations were;
A. 5-6 (1/48 scale) Spad XIII aircraft in relevant camouflage and
markings for one flight.
B. Several in scale hangars of the tent type.
C. 25-30 1/48 AEF figures appearing to be uniformed in relevant
D. Parameters are to do this on a base about four feet square with an
acrylic top of 5 sides .
E. To ultimately install this diorama in the purchaser's venue in the
A. This means the representations of aircraft rigging in monofilament,
85 % cockpit detail as provided buy the kit of choice (DML / Dragon Spad
XIII) , 5 colour French Camouflage (Kellner or late Bleriot patterns)
and AEF national and unit markings for the 94th Aero Sqdn. (Inclusive to
serials of represented aircraft.)
This does not mean complete or partial engines are to be installed or
displayed under maintenance. Unit transportation vehicles considered for
display were limited to one example. These can be done but is not part
of the original request and must be considered in addition to the prosed
work and not incidental.
B. These hangars will be made from formed styrene and glued with CA
(Cyanoacrylate Adhesives.) Then these assemblies will be painted and
detailed according to known general arrangement drawings.
No provision has been requested for their interior detailing of these
tents. (Work benches, tools, hoists and etc.)
C. Figures will be represented in typical uniforms of enlisted and
officer types and in particular the officer pilots and cadre. Since many
of these are not generally available they will have to be mastered and
cast in poly or dental resin. The figures are proposed to be in familiar
activities such as walking, in discussions, posing for photos and etc.
D. The base and it's cover are to be manufactured locally at the
contractor's venue under my specifications. This will require that
an appropriate pedestal of about 36 inches height be built at the venue
before base and cover installation. It is recommended that permanent
stanchions and detachable ropes be ultimately installed for the overall
perimeters. I will texture the base to represent ground work and
foliage appropriate to the fall / autumn season of 1918.
E. The ultimate installation will involve about 7-10 days of work
before completion. Ground work, and pinning objects to the base along
with any last minute repairs and curing before placement of the cover.
Additional details wanted 32 days before installation must be contracted
with me separately and are not bound to this basic agreement.
Parts and labor to completion $XX,XXX USD.
Complete payment be rec'd in full before beginning.
Time to completion;
One calendar year after payment rec'd.
While this is a preliminary estimate and I realize that the owner's
may want more details it is paramount that it be understood the time
frame for representation of the pieces must be altered before beginning
or adhered to its completion. If the owner's agree to the "War
Livery" or post war "Showbirds Livery"of the unit it must be
completed in this manner and will not be altered midstream. Also after
agreement is settled any additional details will cost additionally.