thanks folks for the praise and help.....nice to feel i'm not going crazy in a vacuum here!
ok so i've been putting some time into the web here trying to get measurements of kits, availability and fuselage dimensions.
the 1:48 superfortress is actually quite small in the fuselage (from plans i calculated 6cm diametre) not enough for a tunnel.
the hercules has a fatter belly but i really can't imagine cutting the fuselage in half, its a really classic plane and it would look better just slumped into the ground rather than chopped up. (in my opinion)
i've been using hobbylinc for the model information ron, the others were good but no dimensionmodel kits
and masmojo, thanks a lot for the link, which gave me hope for a while but i managed to get to an actual pic of the kit and it really was a cheap plastic chinese thing, nothing like the advert.....i would prefer to scratch build something then i can concentrate on the detailing more.
so heres the plan at the mo.
in my shopping cart so far i've got a catalina (beautiful, elegant seaplane will look great half buried), an a10 warthog(i want the planes not to be all ww2 stuff and one of my favourites from when i was little)
a flying fortress (has to be done!)and a black widow (interesting shape for disembowelment)
i would really like a couple of migs too, but not many available at the mo, plus they can be fit in later when the big stuff is set and the track layout defined.
so now knowing the sizes of the wrecks i need to do sketches of their placement (with or without wings etc) and figure out a cool route for the car.
the fusesage tunnel is by no means out of the window, and i've persuaded myself it shouldnt be that difficult (the superfortress is quite straight forward) but that needsto be the next stage after the actual models are placed....by the way all the models are 1:48 i dont see any problem with then looking small, when modeling the church of the plaza here it had to be reduced considerably, and still looks believable.
i also need to invent a reason why these p[lanes are all sat around rotting and not in a museum (maybe a museum that went bust!) and futhermore why they allow rally drivers to do donuts around them!
ah! also i need a bit of old runway with weeds growing through the concrete and some form of steel shed would be great too yes. ramps?? the jury is out on that, cars do jumps too fast in my opinion, if slot cars automatically jumped in slow motion then we'd all be putting jumps on our tracks (think dukes of hazzard), we'll see
all opinions more than welcome.
cheers and i'm off to the monster trucks......yeah baby!