How to Paint Tarmac
We’re getting near the end of my series on tarmac/asphalt and now its time to paint tarmac!
I use a mix of brush paints and airbrushing to get the effect that I want followed by grout (in lieu of pigments) and some details such as cracks and water stains.
The “Real” World
- Craft Acrylics – I used artists’ tube acrylics in Payne’s Grey and Buff Titanium by Daler Rowney. Any brand will do.
- Black surface primer by Vallejo – any airbrush black will do or alternatively you can brush paint.
- Vallejo Thinner and Vallejo Flow Improver – if you are using different brand paints then use the appropriate thinner.
- Tracks primer by AK Interactive
- Grey surface primer by Vallejo
- Tamiya XF-55 Deck Tan (for cobbles)
- Grey permanent fine pens – I used Spectrum Noir but Promarker or any other brand will do (for cracks)
- Grey Unsanded Tile Grout (or sanded but strained through the end of an old pair of tights) or Pigments to add a dusty texture
- Vallejo Satin Varnish
Airbrush Paint Mix
- 30 drops paint
- 20 drops thinner
- 10 drops flow improver
- 00:11 Real World
- 01:13 Method
- 15:32 Final Result
- 16:23 Mini Kathys
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