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 Post subject: Need a Hardstand
PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:24 pm 
Does anyone know of a concrete hardstand I can download? I'm building a diorama and am stumped. BTW here's a site that has EVERYTHING else.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:42 pm 
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Does anything here work for you?

There is also a couple of concrete-like pads for some Sci-Fi models found here (they are around halfway down the list of paper models):

Can't think of anything else I've seen, off hand.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:54 pm 
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If this is for a diorama, buy a sheet of foam core board from an art supply place or WalMart (somewhere around school and office supplies). You also need a spray can of cheap gray (concrete color) enamel (it needs to be slow drying), and some baking soda.

Use a dull pencil or scribing tool and lay out your pattern for the individual slabs. Try drawing in some cracks, especially at corners. Spray a heavy coat of gray paint over the area, and IMMEDIATELY dust a heavy coat of the soda on the paint. After it completely dries, shake off the excess soda.

Now, using your choice of color (dark gray or black is my choice) of extra-fine point marker or drawing pen, go over all the scribed lines. You might even use a bottle of fabric paint (the thick kind for raised designs) to make the joints look more like the asphalt they seal the seams with. Add some dripped and spilled oil (thinned black model paint or water color) at appropriate spaces.

You can also add details like tie-downs etc.


I'm not an old fool, but I'm taking a correspondence course to become one.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:22 pm 
Tim and Bob,
Thanks, Guys! Bob, I had disremembered that old method, I'll surely use it in the future.
Tim, the site you sent me to has exactly what my lazy tail was looking for.
Outstanding, this group is!
Thanks again,
Tom :D :D

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:52 am 
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Wow! Those sites are awesome, thanks Tim. Bob, that is a seriously cool idea, thanks as well.


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