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Re: General advice on my start of landscaping my layout
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2020, 09:04:37 PM »
Hopefully, you’ll end up with something like this for the road :


I love the way the AA box is just propped up on a paving slab  :D

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Re: General advice on my start of landscaping my layout
« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2020, 09:16:34 PM »
And that well known German sat on the bench  :D

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Re: General advice on my start of landscaping my layout
« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2020, 09:19:01 PM »
And that well known German sat on the bench  :D

Nah, no 'tache  :D

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Re: General advice on my start of landscaping my layout
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2020, 04:07:28 PM »
Hi Gavin,

I have just discovered this thread, and just loving how you are getting on  :thumbsup: :D :thumbsup:

I have learnt so much from this forum and it's generous members, and one of those things was modelling roads. ;)

My first effort was using filler, textured a bit and painted, and it looked  :poop:



Then Martin (Port Perrin) showed me how to do the roads with sandpaer. I sanded the filler flat, and glued the sandpaper down with pva. In other areas I glued the sandpaper down on a card base.  It can be weighted down. or pinned, but the edges MUST be well secured to stop them curling up. It is also a good idea to cut the sandpaper to go over the edges. I used 180 grit paper which gave a nice surface.



I then masked everything off, and used halfords grey primer as a base coat, and thin mists of black, brown, and white until I got it looking right.



For the pavements I used embossed plastic with a strip glued on for the curbs



Here is how the town road looks ....



And completed .....



Here you can see the speckled effect of the misting with spray cans, and how the pavements must be weighted down after gluing so there is no gap between pavement and road.

Here is a more country road ....



I used a slightly rougher grade of sandpaper, and laid it down wider than the road, so when I put down the grass for the verge it went over the sandpaper so once again there were no nasty gaps showing the edge of the sandpaper.

I hope this is useful, and thanks Martin for showing me the technique. :D :thumbsup: :D

All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: General advice on my start of landscaping my layout
« Reply #34 on: February 26, 2020, 02:21:22 PM »
@Phoenix that looks amazing. Thanks for the input and inspiration.
Will gvie something simular a go when I get a chance. 

 

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