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jonatan47 06-19-2009 10:02 PM

I know this has been discused before, but can someone give me some tips on how to do taxiways. I have tried, special color pens, pencil colors, oil pastels, permanente markers and none work. anyone?

Shanghai 06-19-2009 10:48 PM

Re: taxiways
I made my airport by painting a simple sheet of plywood with paint, then used some colored pencils for the lines/details. For the tire marks, I drew a a few thin lines, then smudged it with a finger.


jonatan47 06-20-2009 01:54 AM

Re: taxiways
nice, pencil colors work on you because your work is over wood, my base is a plastic table.

Commuter 06-20-2009 03:15 AM

Re: taxiways
Try using auto stripes in yellow. They can be purchased at an auto supply store or online. They come thin enough for good looking taxiway markings. They are also flexible enough to use with any curved taxiway lines. It does take a little practice to make them straight and not tear them. They work well on plastic.

jonatan47 06-20-2009 03:16 AM

Re: taxiways
auto stripes? like the stripes you put on your car, decals?

lespaulordeath 06-20-2009 09:35 AM

Re: taxiways

oliJFK 06-20-2009 10:12 AM

Re: taxiways
Painting the surface and using pin stripe is the best way if you're not photoshop or illustrator savvy. I might add that applying a clear gel medium over the pin stripe helps to keep them in place since they have a tendency to lift over time.

jonatan47 06-20-2009 09:05 PM

Re: taxiways
problem resolved, found yellow electrical tape and cut into thinner pieces using a cutter.

adammoore 08-27-2010 05:51 AM

Re: taxiways
i know this thread maybe old, but im not sure what colour to do my taxiway. i currently have paper on a baseboard for my airport, but im not sure whether to shade in with a 2b pencil or something else???

jonatan47 08-28-2010 04:09 PM

Re: taxiways
taxiways are yellow

adammoore 08-29-2010 06:20 AM

Re: taxiways
you must have misunderstood me. what i mean is the tarmac?

Antesyd 10-27-2010 07:14 AM

Re: taxiways
Use a computer...
Paint, pens, tape or other things can never be really good (if you are not a professional artist) as a computer made foil. Even if you can't use a computer.


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