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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 14
Posted (14 years 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5814 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  Confused
Thanks in advance  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5759 times:

I think Herpa have something. Not sure as I don't collect the things  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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).

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User currently offlineMagicMan_841 From Canada, joined Jan 2002, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 days ago) and read 5737 times:

Herpa has those kind of mats but I personnally don't like them. If you go to a specialized model train shop you should find what you are looking for, like Jwenting said.


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5729 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  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently onlineAirontario From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 606 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5733 times:

Im not sure where you are but in toronto Aviation World has them mostly any aviation hobby store will have them

User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3813 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5723 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.

User currently offline737-8K5 From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 day ago) and read 5718 times:

or just go to http://www.herpa.de and look if you like what they have....

User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (14 years 17 hours ago) and read 5719 times:

Thanks everyone!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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