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Getting roads to just ruddy lay flat

Getting roads to just ruddy lay flat

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Attempt 2

Tutoring 15
Skill 12
Idea 15
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Taking a look at my first disastrous attempt, I felt that the main problem was that the hair on the dead teddy bear skin was too long. I remedied this by taking my hair clippers to the fur and removing as much of it as I could down to the material. If I leave fur on either side of the where the road will be, I can then colour this green and it will help things blend in.

I once again went with the caulk and brown paint mix but this time added some sand into this mix rather than sprinkling it on top.

Here was the result:

The caulk mix after it had driedThe caulk mix after it had dried
Attempt 2

Now this looked promising. The fur on either side of the road is a little long, but this can be easily fixed with a little trim with the clippers. It’s also flexible, which is the main priority. Finally, it looks reasonably realistic as a dirt road, especially as an experiment – with more finesse in the application, a wash and a dry brush, it could look really good.

This, it seems, was the solution to my problem.

And then I spotted this:

Attempt 2

Going along the road in closer detail exposed some more cracks, albeit not as bad as the one above.

On inspection, it would seem that the little bit of fur that the clippers could not remove coupled with the very loose weave of the material used as the fur backing meant that the caulk didn’t really adhere fully to the material. It sits a little on top so doesn’t dry and flex with the material.

This is a show stopper but at least the fur down either side of the road looks good.

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