Tuesday, August 10, 2010
The Rocky Road to Whiteville
The small, fictional town of Whiteville is finally coming into existence. Yeah, I know, there are several real Whitevilles out there, but this Whiteville is not on a Map. It's a peaceful place, probably somewhere near Pleasantville and it is the home of the Whiteface family. As you may have guessed all characters appearing in this blog are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living, dead or undead, is purely coincidental.
The last days I've been working on my road system. They are made from black 3mm PVC hard foam. Maybe 2mm would have been better, but 3mm was available in my local DIY store and they are easy to cut and won't warp after spray painting.
Pic. #1: T-Intersection, 40cm (about 16") long and 18cm (about 7") wide.
Pic. #2: A can of textured spray paint (do I have to translate Granit-Effekt?) from the DIY store. I expected that I would have to paint and dry-brush the roads afterwards, but they came out perfect.
Pic. #3: A sheet of rubber foam. I will need this in picture #4.
Pic. #4: I've glued a continous strip of 3mm wide rubber foam on a 40cm piece of wood (right side). This wasn't my best idea, because there was an annoying amount of warping. Afterwards I glued the next strip of rubber foam onto pieces of PVC hard foam and cut it until I had a full road length of 4cm rubber - 4cm gap - 4cm rubber etc. (left side).
As visible in this (pretty dark) picture I used yellow and white paints (GW / Citadel) with these newly created stencils.
Pic. #5: Et voilà! A finished road. I could have never painted these road markings so perfectly un-perfect.
Pic. #6: A part of Whiteville. The crossroad is still without road markings. I've yet to work on a stencil for this.