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Getting roads to just ruddy lay flat

Getting roads to just ruddy lay flat

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So that’s it. I’m calling this project finished now. I have several metres of flexible dirt and cobbled roads ready for my 15mm games. The steps to produce the roads are fairly quick and easy with the advantage of being very cheap! So should I need road for 28mm or another scale, I should be able to reproduce it quickly.

There are some improvements that could be made. My strips of road are 30cm in length as that was the length of the rubber sheeting. 30cm lies nicely over a hill but if the end of the road happens to be on the hill, it doesn’t lie perfectly flat. Longer strips might help avoid this problem and it is possible to purchase larger sheets of rubber or even rolls that would allow you to make strips as long as you want.

It’s also possible to make casts out of the roads and then reproduce them in latex or flexible silicon. These would almost certainly be higher quality than the solution that I have produced however I was always aiming for quick and easy. Casting your own roads would take a lot more time and effort.

Here are the finished products:

The dirt roads from aboveThe dirt roads from above
A Churchill from the North Irish Horse escorting a couple of supply trucksA Churchill from the North Irish Horse escorting a couple of supply trucks
Cobbled roadsCobbled roads
North Irish Horse advance through the rubble of a village squareNorth Irish Horse advance through the rubble of a village square
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