I’ve gone for 300mm square tiles and loose buildings to try and maximise the layout potential and modularity. There will also be a sewer system and docks/wharves but more on those later when I get round to them.
The tiles won’t line up perfectly with each other but there will be access between most of the joints of the tiles; this should make sense later. Typically I’ve gone down the more difficult route and have decided to stamp the cobbles/setts using some simple brass tools that I quickly made for the purpose. The road and pavement surface is the soft ‘play foam’ sheets that can be found in art shops for a couple of quid. The colours don’t matter obviously as they get painted over and I must say, they do take paint rather well.
The initial photos below show the first stages of the imprinting of the setts. It’s quite a tedious process but the end result is worth it. It was sprayed a basic grey and then ‘speckled’ with other colours to help give the impression of granite or some other road worthy stone. The whole lots was inked, dry brushed and then weathered with pastels. The man hole cover was lasered and painted by hand.
There will be more on the buildings shortly.