SafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 16 Posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2856 times:
I have the Herpa model airport and I want a mat for it to be make it come alive (currently it's on black foam core.). Basically I want the main round airport (maybe 10 or so) with with "pods that go out and on each pod there is the hexagon departure hall. My question is, where could I get some sort of background/mat for this
Thanks in advance
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 21 Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2801 times:
I think Herpa have something. Not sure as I don't collect the things
If not, you could try a store selling model trains. There are all kinds of backdrops and mats for those, including modular systems.
Basic thing is a green stuff that looks remarkable like a grassy field (in some versions you even get small flowers). You can put roads and stuff onto that. With a bit of luck you can make those look like taxiways and runways (might need a bit of paint to make correct taxiway and runway lines).
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 21 Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2771 times:
I got the idea when looking to make backdrops for models I built. You can buy those but they are of course limited to what someone else wants, plus very expensive.
I built me an entire battlefield including roads, vegitation, shot out buildings (did buy those) etc.
Looked marvellous at a fraction of the cost a 1.5x1.5 meter pre-build diorama would have been
Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3725 posts, RR: 31 Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2765 times:
For airport diorama ideas, including a base on which to build, I would recommend paying a visit to www.airlinemuseum.com; from their home page click on "Airport Workshop." Lots of practical ideas, some including pictures, from enthusiasts who have built 1:500 airport dioramas.