Finally got round to making a start on a generic city board.
I have just place the buildings there to get an idea of where to place the roads. I am not planning on fixing any buildings to it just have the roads on it so I can change what building etc I have on it
LoL, I've that same playmat under your work on the left side. So what is the material you're using for the board and streets?? I take it the streets are drying from application, thus the bottles holding them down?? Looks really good, nice setup.
Unfortunately I did not seal the base board properly before glueing on the polystyrene so it has warped slightly. I am also not convinced about a separate board and in the future will make separate roads and building bases thats I can place onto the table to make it more modular
Hmmm, your final point is the key. I'm going to stick to either Paper Terrain roads and buildings or some sort of premade roads in gel or resin format. Much more flexible and better able to conform to odd terrain (bending rivers for example).
Thanks very much for posting the picture. Your terrain looks great!
I think I will go with a generic city board, but with some inset pieces so that I can change the layout a bit and make it semi-modular. I can then keep buildings in clusters of 2-3 to change the layout of the city board.
I have a lot of 1.5mm HIPS (styrene) that I can scribe as sidewalk, which will give me some depth between the level of the road and the sidewalk.
Of course, scribing that amount of sidewalk is going to take some time. Luckily, I am a patient fellow
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