After a big clean in June that resulted in a spare IKEA picture frame backing, I finally decided to try my Greenstuff World textured rolling pins (Dutch brick and cobblestones). Now in September I’ve decided to build more. More pics after the jump.
So I won’t show you the entire process for the first board, but enough if you want to make your own.
The last step was a few washes of brown and dark grey to muddy things up. Should do for 19th century onwards without looking weird.
Here’s my September builds: an old Group of Seven poster that was going to be dropped off for thrift (city block and park), and a spare bit of thick chipboard rescued from the inlaws (park to connect my original board and make for 2 full boards). The goal was modularity, and I can now do a 40×30 build side by side or a 60×20 build end to end. I can also have a centre park or a park surrounding a section of city, or consecutive streets and blocks like a garden city approximation.
Stay tuned for a follow up post when I actually set stuff up. Sometime this month, maybe? I still need to coat everything again with a cost of modgepodge. I want things durable and sealed.
So far not liking this blocks layout. Just gave me a shit ton of extra work re-doing stuff. May be good for lots, or even most users, but it sure doesn’t work for me.