.: Easy Concrete.

Heres one of the easiest ways to achieve a realistic looking concrete runway. This effect best suits scales of 1/48 and larger.

.: What you'll need.

  1. Cement Sheeting / Tile Underlay this can be purchased from a Tile Shop or some Hardware Stores.
  2. Something to cut the Sheeting (a sturdy "Stanley" knife.)
  3. A Dental Pick / Scriber
  4. A Rule
  5. A Wide Bristle Brush
  6. Black Water Colour Paint
  7. A Handful of Dry Soil / Earth
  8. A Rag
  9. A Facemask - as cement sheet fibres can be hazardous to your health !

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Ok here we have our wide bristled brush, rule , black water colour & dental pick.


Next we have our cement sheeting and cutting tool.

Please note the fibres from cement sheeting can be dangerous, make certain you wear a face mask...

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Cut the sheet to your desired size.

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Then scribe lines on your base, this replicates real concrete joints.

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Mix a fairly heavy wash of black water colour.

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And start to flood coat the cement sheet all over. If the colour looks too dark, please dont panic as most will be absorbed by the sheet.

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As you can see below the sheet is starting to absorb the colour, so a few coats may be desired. But that's totally up to you.

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Once dry, here's what your cement sheet will look like.

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Ok now grab a fistful of dry soil, here I'm using a fairly rich colour.


Simply sprinkle the soil all over your base.

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And with the palm of you hand rub in the soil all over.

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With that done shake and brush away excess soil

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Now with an old cloth vigoursly rub the soil into the base, this will even the soil out and remove any excess.

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Ok, step back and admire your handy work.

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Just add a few weeds and oil stains , and the base will instantly come to life.

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