Over the past months I chipped away at these so some progress has been made since I last posted on them. All of the boards have been sanded to give a more irregular surface. I really dislike the billiard table smooth look on my boards so I try to add some features to it. This is pretty easy with large boards or ones that can stand alone. Its a bit trickier with modular ones like this particularly at this scale.
|The boards at the start of the day.|
|I'll do some more fine carving work on the rock faces once I get some spackle on the boards.|
Unfortunately, at this stage I don't think I can replicate the integral use of molding for the edges. Plus I'm on a budget with this project so I decided to use some flooring material I had sitting around since we remodelled part of our house. This is 3/8" plywood that got ripped down to proper width and then cut to size. I then gang cut the proper notches out for the roads and the hill sides. All of these are getting glued onto the outside of the boards with Gorilla Glue to frame them out.
|Supervisor T inspects the makeshift workstation.|
|All glued together and off to the drying rack.|
So that's where they stand right now. Tomorrow we'll see what progress I can make around the rest of the holiday activities.