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CONCRETE PAVING MATERIAL

10 OZ. OF DRY ROCK POWDER THAT IS MIXED WITH WHITE OR CARPENTERS GLUE AND WATER to THE CONSISTENCY OF TOOTHPASTE.
Spread it out with a bread knife and/or palate knife just like a real concrete finisher would.

Breaking away from that sterile plastic look for streets and sidewalks
This three-building set came in from Downtown Deco last month and I started putting it together lately. An extra plastic building was placed into the scene so there could be an alley in the middle of the block. The street and sidewalks are in place with my #1290 Concrete Paving material. This is my first attempt at having a track in a paved street.

1/8″ Foam core was used for the sidewalk and thin cardboard for the base between the rails. Our paving material powder is mixed into glue (carpenters) and water to a consistency of toothpaste.

The creative part is adding details like the original brick street exposed through the broken pavement.

A similar theme of streets and sidewalks will carry through with the new block of buildings. This requires a jog in the streets that adds interest to the scene. Notice that the scenery is at an angle to the wall and bench work to keep the viewer’s eye from following those straight lines.

The street traffic can keep flowing with this half-block jog worked into the narrow limitations of bench work.

 

The area at left will be transformed into a representation of my favourite junkyard on Water Works Street.

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