Continuing on with the construction of the JL&T module I had to come up with a repeatable method to make ordinary white sheet styrene into asphalt & concrete roads.
I experimented with several methods & colours to come up with the ideal look that I was trying achieve for the roads on my layout. Below are some of the different attempts.
The first series are a base coat of Polly Scale - SP Dark Grey with varying blends of CSX Grey over the top.
Next was a Polly Scale - CSX Grey base followed by India Ink Washes & weathering using Polly Scale - Grimy Black to simulate oil & tire marks.
The above methods ended up being the basis for the final asphalt & concrete roads. My weathering altered slighted along with the depth of blending the grey colour into the dark grey bases.
Below are the finished roads & concrete areas on the module. The photos were taken in natural daylight as the module had not been added to the layout at this stage.
I was extremely happy with the final look that was achieved with both the asphalt & concrete. The main aim of the module was to be able to find a method that was easily repeatable in the future.
Next in the JL&T Module Series is: Static Grass & Trees...