Ok, so we’re back! I sold a bunch of crap on FeeBay and got some Woodland Scenics Smooth-It and Paving Tape. Here’s my first three experiments, mounted on 15cmx15cm MDF board. I still have a lot of dirt, dust and rocks to add, as well as yellow median stripes. At least I know how I’m going to do the rest of them now. I really like the potholes in the first one (stabbing the almost-dry Smooth-It with the butt end of a Bic pen) and future boards will have a lot more ‘missing chunks’ especially around the edges, as well as a lot more fine cracks now that I found my dental pick. I think I’m also going to spray the edges with a lighter sandy brown color, as the Wasteland is more desert than anything else. The base of GW’s Graveyard Earth and MIG’s Apocalypse Earth is a little too dark and I want it to blend in with the rest of the adjoining tiles.
Although #3 looks different, it’s the lighting. Dining Room vs. Garage. All three were painted the same. Straight over the Smooth-it went Dr. Ben’s ‘Worn Concrete’. I painted GW’s Graveyard earth on everything else and then experimented with MIG’s ‘Apocalypse Earth’ in the cracks, holes and sides. For my Residential streets, I’m going to try a 50/50 mix of Dr. Ben’s ‘Worn Concrete’ and ‘Instant Age’ to try to get a more asphalt appearance. I thought about buying a tube of Woodland Scenics ‘Asphalt Top Coat’, but I might as well just paint it Chaos Black if I’m going to do that.