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Large Scale Tarmac base!
Topic Started: May 10 2012, 06:23 PM (277 Views)
Mark M
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Lt Gen Mark 'Hawk Man' M
ive finally sussed it

ok what do you think! (the how 2 is at the bottom)

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ok what you need

1. a canvas at the appropriate size for the model, i got mine for the works for 5, (40 x 50)

2. grey rattle can - halfords grey primer

3. a blunt soft pencil

4. a long ruler

5. yellow paint - games workshop for me

6. some grey tone pastels - again from the works


how too....

step 1 - very simple, spray the canvas grey

2 - when dry draw squares on the canvas in pencil, 15cm square is approx correct for 1/32

3. using cheapo masking tape, mask lines approx 1cm wide, for the curve i used the esge of a plate, then paint it yellow - the games workshop stuff is thick so only uses one coat

4. when dry, use ramdom grey - black pastles to add a bit of dirt and hey presto
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davedubya
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Airbrush master
That's a good idea. Might try this for 1/72 scale.
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RayS
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Lt. Ray 'Sharpshooter' Seppala
Nice job Mark, straight forward and simple which is what I like.
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Mark M
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Lt Gen Mark 'Hawk Man' M
i bought 4 more canvases in differing sizes today, so ill do some more for some of my other builds, i may hava a go at a carrier deck too
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benskipper
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LCDR Ben 'NITRO' Skipper
Mark after looking at this maybe you should be master of Hard Landscaping and I'll stick with soft. :whistle
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Mark M
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Lt Gen Mark 'Hawk Man' M
lol

i have found a problem with it, it sags! i need to reenforce the back
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davedubya
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Airbrush master
See my Sabre and Mig threads in the gallery for my smaller scale version of this (using a 20x20cm canvas and a can of Poundworld grey spray)

I'm going to attempt a turn one into a rocket launch site.
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jleq
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Filler and Sander
I've always wondered if a canvas would work as a base. I've always used foam board.
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davedubya
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Airbrush master
FYI - if you have a Poundworld near you, they currently have 30x40cm canvas.

...and they're 1. Obviously.
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Mark M
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Lt Gen Mark 'Hawk Man' M
home bargins have them at 99p perfect for a 1/48 jet

squares are 10cm x 10cm

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