After much prevarication and futile thoughts of 'I could make that myself one day', I got round to acquiring some desert road pieces from Fat Frank, which you see being used a lot for various wargaming purposes. These are homemade from black plastic material coated in glue and sand then dry-brushed in a suitably arid shade of what looks like magnolia emulsion. As such, they are pretty simple but no less effective, plugging an obvious gap in my 28mm scaled desert terrain. I chose the 70mm wide version which works as a single lane track in 28mm and a double lane roadway in 15mm, so pretty handy for skirmish games in both scales. I'm quite pleased with these as long as they don't curl up or fall to bits, but I may do a little bit more painting and decorating with some tufts to blend them with my existing terrain. Now, where did I put that stagecoach.....?
Welcome to my blog. I have upwards of 100 projects in various stages of incompletion or total abandonment, so you may well find something of interest if you rummage about a bit. I concentrate on solo air and naval wargaming but other 'skirmishy' things quite often pop up out of nowhere, only to disappear again after something else grabs my attention. I even finish the occasional project now and again!
Friday, 27 January 2023
Fat Frank's Desert Roads
Posted by Jim Jackaman at 17:02
Labels: Back of Beyond, Fistful of Lead, Old West, Sandbox Skirmish
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I really like Fat Frank's stuff. Good quality (my roads and hedges have lasted for a few years now) and a great price. I do recommend 'tarting' the pieces up a little. As you are doing, I find adding my own flock and tufts in places blends them into my existing scenery and also helps with that 'pop' aspect.ReplyDelete
That's what I was thinking. Good to know they are able to stand up to some punishmentReplyDelete