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Homemade terrain: hazard stripes

For my latest terrain update I have been working on just the two barriers, which as of the last time, were sprayed yellow:

That’s not their final form; what I want are some hazard stripes. I don’t trust my shaking paint hands to get this right, so it was off to the shop to get some masking tape. Time to spray!

Even though I have been painting models for 30 years now, I have never tried masking tape or to paint stripes in this way, so there was a bit of fumbling at first as I tried to line up the tape and leave even spaces between them. Then I hit on the genius ides of just covering the whole width of the barrier with tape and remove every second piece.

What could go wrong? Post spray, they look like this:

And now for the moment of truth…


Both sides sprayed look like this:

There are some blurs and overlaps, but nothing the weathering stage won’t fix – I hope. Next update coming soon!

8 comments on “Homemade terrain: hazard stripes

  1. Faust
    October 8, 2022

    That’s a nice little trick! I’m surprised there wasn’t a lot of bleeding under the tape, as that’s what’s happened to me in the past. Another way is to cut out a stencil, hold it against the object and spray.

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    • davekay
      October 8, 2022

      A stencil would definitely work on smaller items, it was a happy coincidence that those two pieces were large enough that stripes the width of my masking tape roll would be fine.

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      • Faust
        October 9, 2022

        You can also get Artists tape in various thicknesses. Though I’m not sure if they worse at seepage underneath the tape or no. Either way it was a nice idea and I’m glad it worked for you!

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  2. John@justneedsvarnish
    October 8, 2022

    Good thinking with the tape, Dave! 🙂 They’ve come out very well!

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  3. Kuribo
    October 9, 2022

    Very nice work on the hazard stripes and these will look great in future games as well!

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