SafetyDude
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Airport Mats For Herpa

Sat Feb 09, 2002 6:21 am

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
-Will


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jwenting
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RE: Airport Mats For Herpa

Sat Feb 09, 2002 9:20 am

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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MagicMan_841
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RE: Airport Mats For Herpa

Mon Feb 11, 2002 1:19 am

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.

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jwenting
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RE: Airport Mats For Herpa

Mon Feb 11, 2002 6:59 am

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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Airontario
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RE: Airport Mats For Herpa

Mon Feb 11, 2002 7:47 am

Im not sure where you are but in toronto Aviation World has them mostly any aviation hobby store will have them
 
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RE: Airport Mats For Herpa

Mon Feb 11, 2002 1:45 pm

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.
 
737-8K5
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RE: Airport Mats For Herpa

Wed Feb 13, 2002 1:14 am


or just go to http://www.herpa.de and look if you like what they have....
 
SafetyDude
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RE: Airport Mats For Herpa

Wed Feb 13, 2002 7:58 am

Thanks everyone!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
-Will
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