How To Build Roads?

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How To Build Roads?

Joined: October 13th, 2003, 5:41 am

February 15th, 2004, 12:41 pm #1

As the title says... how do u make roads? Those flat, grey, tar roads.... The texture, wheathering and so on.
Is there actually and article on this too?

Thanks a lot in advance
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Mig Jimenez
Mig Jimenez

February 15th, 2004, 1:01 pm #2

Hi Mr Audi!

The easy way for to build a road in a diorama is using a sandpaper. The texture is close to the real one.
You can fix it with white glue over a polyfoam structure. You can make damege effects, and also you can paint easily with acrylics or enamels.
Try it please!

All the best

MIG
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Joined: October 13th, 2003, 5:41 am

February 16th, 2004, 9:37 am #3

HeY good idea!
I never thought of that... hmm... i'll give it a try soon... im sure it'll turn out splendid!...

Regards,
Audi
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Joined: February 3rd, 2002, 7:47 pm

February 16th, 2004, 3:21 pm #4

Hi Mr Audi!

The easy way for to build a road in a diorama is using a sandpaper. The texture is close to the real one.
You can fix it with white glue over a polyfoam structure. You can make damege effects, and also you can paint easily with acrylics or enamels.
Try it please!

All the best

MIG
Damn-

So simple-

Thanks Mig-

James
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Bob Pittenger
Bob Pittenger

February 19th, 2004, 1:57 am #5

As the title says... how do u make roads? Those flat, grey, tar roads.... The texture, wheathering and so on.
Is there actually and article on this too?

Thanks a lot in advance
I did a road recently using Hudson Allen Asphalt. I cut out a peice of cardboard and sort of bent it into shape to provide the proper slopes. Remember that a road isn't flat. The I covered it with Hudson Allen Asphalt mix. The result wasn't perfect (it was covered in rubble anyway), and I didn't really paint it well, but I think the texture would be better than using sandpaper. I would do it the same way again, but I recommend you do a practice run, or do two and pick the best one.
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