“Follow the homemade caulk road, follow the homemade caulk road…”
December 31, 2008
So begins one of my summer terrain projects – making up lots of Russian roads for the Eastern Front.
This is following the techniques publicised by Mr Nikolas Lloyd, for whom I have great respect.
Sheet styrene; an Olfa cutting blade; measuring tape (not shown); caulk and caulk gun; some sprues of extra truck wheels, to inprint “realistic” tyre tracks in the surface.
I’ve used a Jagdpanther to get the widths correct. The roads around Leningrad during Operation Barbarossa seemed to be about 1.5 Tiger tanks wide, so making these roads about 1.5 Jagdpanthers wide should be fine.
I’ve ensured the maximum length still has at least 1cm clearance for the smallest size box I use for carrying/storing terrain (pictured on left, with those unfinished Tigers living in them). I’ve also done three different length…while fixing up and shaping the sides later, I made a fourth length. Not everything will fit on the table.
I also made two different crossroads, two different t-intersections and two different curves/bends.
Now I need lots of caulk, so it’s time to put this aside for a day or two.