Flexible Cobblestone Roads

Flexible Cobblestone Roads

Postby Ryan_Davies » 07 Aug 2017

OK, so I wanted some more roads for our games. I have rolls of these model railroad adhesive cobblestone roads and I needed something to help turn them into gaming terrain. As it turns out, we had these old Ikea cork placemats. They still sell them, they are $6 for 4, which would give you twice as many roads as I made here. I made just over 4 feet, plus an intersection piece.

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I cut the road strips into 12" pieces and stuck them on the placemats. I cut the cork to size, leaving about 1cm on each side to add a curb and some groundwork.

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The curbs were sliced from the mats in thin strips.

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Using craft paints, I painted the strips a light beige-grey concrete colour I mixed and dry brushed with off-white. White glue was used to glue them in place. The white glue I used was some kind of snotty art glue that's acid free and archival. I'm sure that's not necessary!

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Then, flowering grasses and wild bushes were added to the roadsides. I just stuck them on with crazy glue as it's reasonably fast.

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Now it is time to make a mess with my home-made static grass applicator. It works great, but I made some of my wires too short marking it awkward to use in some cases. Nothing a little swearing and beer can't fix. There's many youtube how-to videos on making static grass applicators, check 'em out.

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There's the beaut all static-grassed up with concrete curbs. Not bad for something 50% made of junk. Some of the cork is showing through, but it just looks like dirt.

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. . . and look! Bloody flexible. In order go get it to bend over a hill, for example, you might have to double-sided tape it down to get it to bend.

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Here's the roads set up with other terrain, to get an idea how they look in a game. If it wasn't a long weekend, and if I gave more of a toss, I'd have arranged them so all the cobblestone was going the same direction. (mynameryan). Still, you get the point. . .

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Re: Flexible Cobblestone Roads

Postby SP> » 07 Aug 2017

They look great. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Flexible Cobblestone Roads

Postby Ray » 08 Aug 2017

:clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
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Re: Flexible Cobblestone Roads

Postby Olivier » 08 Aug 2017

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Re: Flexible Cobblestone Roads

Postby nickoftime45 » 11 Aug 2017

Awesome idea! :grin: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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