I think the scene composition is pretty well pinned down with the exception of the back corner where I am toying with the idea of a stand of bamboo - nothing says Asia to me quite like bamboo so this will depend on how well I can pull off the bamboo. The name plates have been finalized and are off to the engraver and I should have them in hand next week.
Here are a couple more studies for the ground work - I've settled on a mixture of Durham's water putty and acrylic craft paints to tint it to a rich grey/brown/green turf color. The paint really slows the drying time but that is a plus as it gives more working time. Left overnight in the closet with our heat system bakes it very nicely. I plan to have a chalked flight line/ propeller warning stripe on the grass and this can be seen in one study . A simple acetate stencil and airbrushed white paint seems to do it -
Here is the final choice for the static grass adhesive - acrylic matte medium tinted to medium green/brown with Vallejo Model Air-
I'll be working on the fuel drums some more as well as some wheel chocks and other details while I sort out the bamboo thicket method .
Thanks for looking in ! Richard