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So been messing around on my day off with an idea I had for run off areas on my very simple track, I don't have the time or skills to go to some of the inspirational lengths that many of you guys go to on here but I wanted more than just be limited to the standard barrier selection from the big manufacturers.

So here's my afternoons tinkering work. Nothing is glued, nothing is final so any tips welcome.



direction here is bottom right of photo to top left as would be logical.



here I've put the red run off right up to the kerb strips and am not actually sure whether this will looks better rather than the next photo with a small black painted gap.



IN this last one the beige part of the standard border between track and run off area will be painted black, as will all of the standard borders be once I've settled on a good match as I don't fancy painting the track.

I like then idea of complimenting these with a few tyre barriers and maybe even the F1 style fencing that I seen in the bay.

Nothing is glued, nothing is final so any tips welcome.

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I like the red right up to the track, on a real circuit after the kerbs its grass or gravel as a rule, IMHO
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I was going to ask "why Red?" following on Mike's comment above.
Is it some kind of "material" that you are using or just painted that colour?
I would have thought as well of doing it in green sheet "grass" like the real tracks.

Just my 2 cents.

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you could try a nortene moss look hanging basket liner, about £2 for a 14" size, you can just cut it into sections and shape of choice and stick them together, no joins will show..you can stretch it out aswell, if you want to see what it looks like down, check out my quickly made 3 piece take down setup, there is a video of it, you can see how it would look against the track ... quick and easy to do not to mention it looks like real grass..i explain how i did it all.. your red looks fine, there are no rules what to use as scenery, as long as you like it
ive also seen a red coloured surface on a f1 race track run off, cant remember what track it was now lol
 

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I quite like the look of the red. Gives it a modern look/feel, along the lines of the Yas Marina (yes I know they use blue).

QUOTE (Capt_S @ 20 Sep 2011, 01:37) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>here I've put the red run off right up to the kerb strips and am not actually sure whether this will looks better rather than the next photo with a small black painted gap.


If you're going to paint the Scaley borders black, I'd go for black behind the 'kitty litter' too. Go back to black behind the armco here and into the corner.

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Thanks people, as Ember has said I wanted more of a modern feel than grass run of areas, inspired by tracks where the paint the sand or indeed the tarmac, I'll have some grass but more in the centre of the track. I have indeed seen your track Pinhead.

The material is actually textured wallpaper.

Melbourne has red run off areas and I'm sure one or two other circuits, many like Yas Marina have been very bold with their us of colour.

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I always thought it odd when they went for red sand traps at Albert Park. Given that it's an old track (original used in the early 50s I think) the bold modern look was a shock. Not, saying it doesn't work. 'Sides, there is a huge population of Ferrari fans in Melbourne, maybe that's got something to do with the choice of red. But it does look mighty sharp on race day.

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