It all started in December 2017 when I decided to build a 28mm scale model of the compound assaulted by SEAL Team 6 in operation Neptune Spear.
Although there are articles online with detailed plans with dimensions, I noticed that some of these plans were contradictory and the best source of a scale plan available to me was the satellite view of the compound.
In Dec 2017 the view looked like this:
Today, the area has become more built up, whilst the compound itself has been flattened:
To create my 28mm model I scaled the satellite image to 1/56th scale on a 6′ x 4′ sized canvas in Corel Draw, the drawing application my chinese K40 Laser Cutter uses.
Once I had the bases of the walls and buildings drawn out, I then arranged the shapes onto A4 sized pages for my A4 laser cutter to cut the 2mm MDF sheet.
As the parts were cut I laid them out to get a better sense of the size of the model and I couldn’t resist putting a few figures out to see how the space would play.
I haven’t got an image of the main building and media building bases, so for now we’ll call the foundations complete!
Next time… The Jig is up!