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04-15-2003, 09:37 PM
I have come to the conclusion that I need to provide roads for my troops to march along. I have considered using either brown coloured felt or corduroy as my material of choice. What do others use?
04-15-2003, 09:59 PM
I use pale yellow felt, pressed onto my green felt table cloth.
04-15-2003, 11:43 PM
You can buy very nice looking and quite durable "rubberized" roads suitable for DBA from such folk as Miniature Worldmakers, or create your own with latex chaulk or heavy card. Like most, however, I use strips of brown felt cut in 1/2 inch widths and random lengths.
04-16-2003, 04:39 AM
For my roads, I use strips of felt, but I can't help but decorate them with brown fabric paint/acrylic paint in 2 or three colors. while the paint is drying, I sprinkle green flocking or static grass in the center of the road. Looks great! smile.gif
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04-16-2003, 11:11 AM
I use variously colored RubberMaid rubber shelf liner cut into appropriate shapes and lengths for all my terrain templates (with the exception of hills). Works on a cloth or felt surface as well as on a regular table top - with no slipping.
04-16-2003, 11:15 AM
I use heavy black plastic sheet left over from lining a garden pond. Painted and with flocked edges. Flexible enough to go over hills.
imported_Miles the Green
04-19-2003, 12:32 AM
yeah i got hold of some model railway grass mat, it was a kind of felt (in a light field green) and by following the instructions you can wash of the felt to leave a brown paper road it really worked!!!
04-23-2003, 11:22 PM
Thanks to all for your suggestions. I think that I will start with brown felt. If I amunhappy with that I might mive to the Miniature World Maker product.
04-30-2003, 07:26 PM
For my groung cloth, I use a mottled felt sprayed with several light layers of stone-texture paint in two shades of green and light sand, as well as a few light sprays of regular spray paint in a variety of greens, browns, and even a bit of red.
The texture paint allows me to paint foam hills so they match the color and texture of the cloth.
For the roads, I use strips of felt sprayed in a pretty solid coat of sand colored stone-texture. Its still just as flexible. The roads also do double-duty as rivers. On the flip side, I painted the center with fabric paints -- a combination of pearlised blue and pearlised green, leaving an edging of the basic mottled felt for the banks. I've also done up some "wiggly" rivers that don't have a road on the flip side.
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