Friday, 24 February 2012

I have often walked down this street before

Our original plan for pavements for Victorian city terrain was to use a paving pattern printed on card.  However as an experiment I've printed some onto ordinary paper and stuck it to the back of a cheap-as-chips vinyl floor tile.  What do you think?

(Special Aether Service trooper by Black Pyramid.  Victorian pillar box in historically accurate
green livery by Langley Models.)
I think it just needs something around the outer edge to represent kerbstones and we may have a winner.

This week I've been bringing up the Warbases laser-cut MDF buildings to at least a basic table-ready state of completion, that is to say assembled and mostly painted so that they don't  look out of place on the tabletop,  but leaving the option open to come back later and add further detailing.  The two terraced houses and corner tenement are ready, while I have the roof tiles to add and many, many windows to paint on the second tenement building.


  1. I looks good to me. Your use of the vinyl tiles has me again thinking about useing them. My previous thoughts didn't include the back so a "new" idea instead of a "been there".


  2. Hi Dave

    Cheap vinyl self-adhesive tiles are my current favourite material for any sort of terrain that needs to lie flat and doesn't need to support any great weight. I've also used them for roads, broken terrain and even a cricket pitch. The self-adhesive side doesn't grip instantly enough to hold flock or sand properly, but it was quite strong enough to hold on to the paper I used for the pavement. It cuts easily with a craft knife or even ordinary scissors, and any warping can generally be flexed out.