asphalt question...

08-03-2004, 03:25 PM
Im going to make a diorama and wonder what I can use as asphalt(tarmac)....I have seen that somebody use black sandpaper. but I want the light grey color. Someone who knows what I can use then?

08-03-2004, 04:09 PM
Paint it whatever color you want! A piece of unpainted sandpaper will look like sandpaper. Whatever you use to simulate tarmac, paint it! The weather it. A large grit sandpaper like 120 or 200, might look decent as tarmac. Anything much finer, the grit won't show, and you may as well use cardboard (excellent for simulating concrete). I personally loke fine model railroad balast, glued to a flat board, and painted/weathered.

08-03-2004, 04:27 PM
HI HKS_booster, I found the Asphalt Paving 4 Woodland Scenics in I still have tried it. Since it only costs about $4, why not give it a try. :smile:

08-03-2004, 06:53 PM
I don't remember the brand i used but i believe it was krylon. They make a texture spray paint called "Stone" that comes in 3 colors. If you stir the paint a lot the texture goes down, so what i did was I stirred it about 2 mins and sprayed that on thick cardboard. The texture came out great.
You can try the sand paper method first though; its cheaper.

08-03-2004, 11:59 PM
Try this.....

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