I’d like to construct a model airport, actually, just runways and/or taxiways, for my die-cast model aircraft.
What are the widths of typical runways and taxiways at major aiports?
What are the dimensions of the runway/taxiway markings in the real world?
At scale of 1/400, is it as simple as taking the real-world measurement and dividing by 400 to get the model size (e.g. 100 feet would equal 0.25 feet on the model)?
Would plywood or plastic be better to use?
What type of paint should I get? Lacquer? Model? Water-based?
I realize I could buy a model airport from Gemini in the 1/400 scale but, at the price - about $100 - they are charging, I could get some paint and plywood/plastic and have money left over for 2 or 3 more models.
Thanks in advance for any assistance.