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Red Beard Baron07 Mar 2017 7:18 a.m. PST

I made a quick and easy tutorial on how to make flexible dirt roads. If interested check it out at:

YouTube link

Thanks for watching!

acctingman186907 Mar 2017 7:47 a.m. PST

Great stuff!

Terrement07 Mar 2017 10:39 a.m. PST


Personal logo rampantlion Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2017 12:45 p.m. PST

Very nice. I had a curling problem with mine, like the duct tape idea.

John Leahy07 Mar 2017 1:15 p.m. PST

That was really a helpful video!


WarWizard07 Mar 2017 2:12 p.m. PST

Wow that looks great. I am going to have to give that a try.

tshryock Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Mar 2017 8:28 p.m. PST

Yes, the duct tape idea is a really good one. I tried a water section on canvas (which I think may have been your video as well), but I did a narrow section and it curled so much on my test piece that I abandoned the idea. Will have to revisit the method.

Red Beard Baron08 Mar 2017 5:51 a.m. PST

Thanks for watching guys! Yeah the duct tape is a game changer for dealing with the curling or you can place a thin line of caulk on the backside of the canvas and stick it to some wax paper to dry…but I find the tape to be easier.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Mar 2017 7:18 a.m. PST

When I use fabric for terrain bases (I use ordinary cotton) I give it a very heavy spray with cheap hair spray on the edges. Prevents fraying and curling.

piper90908 Mar 2017 11:23 a.m. PST

It looks great! I wish I had the patience and time to do this myself, but I'm too lazy to spend this much time on roads (I'd need a lot, too) when I'd rather be painting figures or, in a pinch, buildings. I have to recognize my limitations and try to buy stuff similar to this when I can find it.

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