Concrete Airstrip Base
|Kit # 72021||Preview by Rob Haelterman|
Clearly meant for aircraft modelers, this simple, one-piece base plate could have its uses for AFV modelers.
The plate represents a section of an airfield, covered with concrete slabs, bordered with grass (for which a separate section of ground cover matting is provided).
quality is good, but sufficient of warping was present to pose a problem.
Part of the warping was solved after heating and straightening, but
some remained at the edges. As a concrete slab is supposed to be more
or less perfectly flat, sanding down these edges straightened the
slab, but ruined the rough texture of the concrete. I ended up re-texturing
all but two of the slabs by applying a very liberal amount of automotive
primer which was generously sprinkled with baking powder when still
wet. After drying, this was sanded down slightly, resulting in a texture
that I was pleased with, although it meant I might made done the whole
base plate from scratch without much extra effort.
(A wooden border was also added.)
Sample kit kindly purchased by author