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How to make asphalt pavement.
Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:52 PM

I place my models on what looks like asphalt pavement before I photograph them.

I purchased a foam core board with black foam and paper. I removed the paper and then applied some paint to the foam. Click on this link to see how it is done.

http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/17438

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:54 PM

Oh I like that, better than the cardboard I use. What scale is that? (sorry I didn't look at the link if it was in there)

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Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 5:08 PM

The board in 20"x30". The plane is 1/48 scale. The most difficult part of making the board is removing the face paper. 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 5:11 PM

Looks good. I might suggest a gray concrete color for aircraft ramps though. Concrete for airfields is more common than asphalt.

 

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Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 5:17 PM

stikpusher

Looks good. I might suggest a gray concrete color for aircraft ramps though. Concrete for airfields is more common than asphalt.

 

I think that is a great idea. Initially I made the asphalt boards for photographing my model cars. You are correct, aircraft ramps are concrete. I think I'll make a concrete board.

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Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 5:24 PM

One more thing. I glued the foam board to plywood. The foam board warped after is was painted.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 16, 2017 2:24 AM

I have a reall useful link for painting concrete ramps. I will post it when i get to my comp tonight.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:24 AM

Bish

I have a reall useful link for painting concrete ramps. I will post it when i get to my comp tonight.

 

That would be great Bish. I really need to work on my concrete.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:36 PM

Here is the link. I have only tried this once so far, on a Do 24 base. Most of mine aircrfat are on grass fields. I only used the painting part, which starts about a third of the way down. First time out i got a result that i was really pleased with and far better than my previous ones.

http://bowemodels.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/technique-building-basic-wwii-era.html

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:59 PM

Thank you Bish. between your link and the OP's process I can't lose! Your Do 24 base was superb Yes.

Now I can't wait to give it a try...wait, that means I won't be using water Crying

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 16, 2017 3:16 PM

modelcrazy

Thank you Bish. between your link and the OP's process I can't lose! Your Do 24 base was superb Yes.

Now I can't wait to give it a try...wait, that means I won't be using water Crying

 

 

Your welcome. But who says you can't.

Just sayin Wink

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, February 16, 2017 3:21 PM

well there you have it. Problem solved.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, February 17, 2017 9:13 AM

Some small civil airports do have asphalt ramps, so an asphalt ramp is not completely out of the question.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, February 17, 2017 9:29 AM

Don Stauffer

Some small civil airports do have asphalt ramps, so an asphalt ramp is not completely out of the question.

 

 

While that may be true but not on Military bases.

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