Part 2 of the construction of my All Things Zombie Outbreak City gaming table.
Once I had three identical 2' by 4' battened boards. I lay them side by side and marked the roads and sidewalks.
|Measure twice. Draw once. Check, correct and re-draw.|
To accommodate tollerances (and my shoddy woodworking) I swapped the boards around as I went, to check that they lined up on every side.
A note on road sizes. I opted for a four inch (10.2 cm) road width, the same approximate size as World Works Games roads, as it strikes a good balance between aesthetics and playability when trying to retain a city-block feel to the table.
Once I was comfortable the measurements I cut to size the second layer sections in 3mm MDF. Being above the level of the roads, this level would represent the sidewalks and hard-standing of the city.
|Note: No round corners yets.|
I laid out all the sections to check everything was going to fit ok and once I was sure it was within acceptable limits, I cut curves of the top layer into the corners with a jigsaw.
Finally I fixed the curbs to the base-boards with PVA and, after leaving it to dry for a few days, marked two inch sidewalks onto these sections.
To be continued...
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