How to Model Tarmac using Grit
This week’s video uses a fine grit to provide the tarmac or asphalt texture. It’s easy to apply and can be sanded if you don’t quite get it right. It literally sands itself!
I would normally paint the 220 grit (which is slightly larger) as I find it has the odd sparkle that just looks a little unreal. The very fine 400 grit is probably ok without though and is really suited to those who don’t want to paint or N or Z scale modellers. If you don’t want to paint then consider a matt varnish. A video on how to paint it all will be up shortly just as soon as I finish painting!
The “Real” World
Grits and Scatters:
- Silicon Carbide or Carborundum grit – 400 grade is very fine and good for N, 220 is great for HO.
- Chinchilla Dust
- Craft Acrylic – Payne’s Grey
- Slow Drying Acrylic Medium (I used Windsor & Newton)
About a third of each but thin enough that the paint mix self levels on a surface.
- 00:17 Real World
- 00:59 Method
- 09:15 Final Result
- 10:32 Mini Kathys
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