Well find a board suitable for mounting a number of shelters - my choice was to recycle an old thick card calendar backing (420mm x 330mm) that has already been utilised by my 8 year son for a school project, waste not, want not.
|HAS layout revised|
|Most topography painted up|
I then embarked upon painting up the board with grey concrete hard standings and green 'natural' areas. The main taxi way is still unpainted at this stage
Taxi ways and hard standings
I had two choices for the how to proceed, either to paint markings or to use a graphic package and print them out. The downside of painting is probably my ability especially when it comes to circles. The advantages of using a computer is that of consistency, correctability and repeatability so it is this direction that I went.
I have used standard Microsoft drawing tools in the past for anything from house plans and furniture layout of my home through to creating shop frontages for my scratch built 1:600 buildings. So I turned to MS word and generated the markings for the hard standing area in front of the HAS.
|Board with hard standings in place|
I then took these markings and placed them on the board in conjunction with the HAS prototypes as another check that every thing fitted OK.
|Board with final taxiways and hard standings|
|Both hard standing and taxiways were then printed in colour and permanently stuck down|
|Painted HAS added to Board for final fitting check|