After much pillocking about I thought it time to actually do a couple of display bases for my completed efforts to stand upon during photography. So without further ado you will need the following:
A couple of old table mats
PVA GlueModelling GrassTarmacadam surface
Brown poster paint
Simple enough. Cover the topside (with the pattern) with PVA glue, place the sheet of Tarmacadam printed board on it, flip it UPSIDE down (To prevent wrinkles appearing during drying) on a clean surface, then place a heavyish book (put inside a plastic carrier bag to protect from any overspill of glue) and leave until glue drys, about 3 hours. Trim off excess and you have a modern platform upon which to photo your completed a/c's, cars etc upon.
This time cover the top with a good thick layer of brown poster paint. Pour on the flocking and spread it about with a dry brush, look to build up a good few mills of thickness. Gently tap off any excess so you still have a good depth, then give it a good covering with hairspray (this fixes it in place). Again leave for a couple of hours, respray with hairspray and you've got a field on which to display a/c's, AFV etc
Hope this has helped...more to come.