|This aerial view shows the basic layout of the streets in Stafford Mills|
The first step was cut away the area for the country store. Since I'd installed the store on its own rectangular base this was simply a matter of determining the stores final position (It's in a slightly different spot than in the previous blog post), marking the outline of the base, and sawing out the scenery.
Although I planned to use sheet styrene for the roads, I didn't have any larger sheets of plastic so I opted to use cardboard instead. The first step was to take the paper templates (see previous blog post) and cut them apart to arrange them on the large sheet of cardboard in order to minimize wasting any material. I ended up with four sections.
|I used a saw to create a smooth path for the roads.|
I did narrow the roads as they got closer to the wall.
|On the left side the road climbs to a slight crest before heading down towards the rear.|
|On the right side the road will disappear into the trees.|