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Black3sr ,The surface is painted with latex flat paint ,medium gray for the ashalt and a light stone gray for the concrete.I then airbrushed and spray bombed the concrete in a grid pattern to simulate the concrete pads of the runways,I also added runway lines and numbers.I then added cracks .The whole surface was coated with Parks Satin waterbased urethane.I also added some Woodland Scenic weeds to give it a neglected look. Thanks everyone for their compliments,Snakebit
 

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Wonderful concept... looks like a fun track to run, too.

Love the three 51D's sitting on the edge of the runway.


Okay, now it's time to plant some Woodland Scenics weeds in the cracks on the racing surface itself.
 

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Snakebit...you're certainly not living up to your handle with this track. I LOVE IT! What a great idea. The execution of the runway and taxiway paving is just fantastic. The water tower is perfect too. Are you going with a red and white checkerboard pattern on the tank; like so many of the old airports seemed to have? The Shell sign looks good too. Is it scratchbuilt as well? If not, who makes it? I think one would fit in well on my Prairie Ridge circuit.

It is plain to see that you have started in on what will become one of THE layouts to watch here on SlotForum. Nice work


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great original track. beautiful scenery and design. looks like you've got a lemans style start for six cars. i imagine that you've got plans for some sort of pit building? how does the lemans start work?
 

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Thanks again for the great comments.Brad ,the water tower is about 90% finished.I still have to make the top railing and (you are correct)paint the red checks.Also plan to weather it with rust.The Shell sign is a kit by Miller Engineering and is easy to build.The sign is lighted with trace lights that strobe upward through the shell emblem.The word SHELL lights up one letter at a time in sequence. Bill, there are nine starting positions on the LeMans start.Three for each lane.Each driver qualifies to pick starting lane color but draws from a hat for starting position just to add a little Sebring drama.I always loved those wild Sebring starts.I added a few pics of the strart in the early building process to get an idea of the start.Red cars represent the red lane potential starting positions ,the white for white and blue for the blue lane.And then there's the possibility of going digital in the future. Joe


 
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