Step 1 Cut artist grade cardboard into 1" x 12" strip and cut 1/2" x 12" non glossy sticky floor tile and stick them together. I game micro armour so this size works well for secondary roads. For full size roads I use 2" cardboard and 1" tile.
Step 2 Run a bead of latex paintable caulking along edge of cardboard and tile. Smooth in and rough up a bit. You can add some screening at this stage as it will stick to the caulking. Wait for caulking to dry.
Step 3 Prime with watered down black acrylic paint. Wipe the tie tile gently so you leave a trace of the paint. You can always add more.
Step 4 Paint the edge of the road your choice of brown (raw sienna for me) and then once it's dry you can dry brush it with lighter a shade of brown and add dabs of green or flocking.
Step 5 Make more. This is a collection I've started for 1/265th but you can vary the size depending on the scale. A Panther alongside to give you and idea of size. You'll be cranking out miles of scale road before you know it.
|Here's a sample of John's work in 1/72 scale. He made a whole pile of roads for my skirmish game. Looks great eh?|