One of the small side projects I had on my list recently was to finish off some cobbled/paved roads for use in Song of Blades and Heroes and any other of the larger scale games I have waiting to hit the table. A little while ago I bought some Gale Force Nine static grass to use on the hills I was making, and decided to add a pack of ABS Plastic sheets in as well - these are moulded with a brick or stone pattern, and come in a variety of styles. I think the one I ended up getting was 1mm by 4mm sized bricks.
Really this one was simple - I wasn't planning on doing too much detail - cut the sheets into strips, undercoat them black, then drybrush 3 layers of gray over the top - from darker to lighter and heavily to lightly.
I wan't wowed by the result, the key reason being I used rather an old and stiff brush for the drybrushing, which left streaks indicating the direction of the brush strokes. In retrospect I would have used a softer bristle brush - but oh well - they don't look too bad and are certainly serviceable!
|Ready to cut.|
|Sliced at a width of about 48mm.|
|Undercoated and ready for the final drybrushing.|
|Drybrushing completed, roads done. I could give them a dark wash before varnishing - but I think this will do.|