Road Markings – Making Road Markings With A Worn Look
Creating Worn Looking Road Markings
In this article we take a look at how to do worn looking road markings. We’ll be using the Scalemodelscenery.co.uk RX001-SET-OO UK Road Markings Stencil Pack. You can find the stencil pack in our shop here: https://www.scalemodelscenery.co.uk/shop/laser-cut-road-marking-stencils-oo4mm176/?v=79cba1185463
This Stencil pack covers most commonly used British road markings, made from a long lasting tough material will give the modeller many years of use. Making the job of adding road markings quick & easy to any layout or diorama.
Tools you’ll need
- The RX001-SET-OO UK Road Markings Set
- Make up artist sponge or kitchen scouring sponge
- Small paint brush
- Pencil & rubber
- Old cloth for wiping excess paint away
- Acrylic paint (cheap type from places like the ‘Works’ or Hobby Craft etc)
Lets get started….
The stencils are designed to be cut down & fit on model sized roads. You’ll notice that the sheets have perforated cutting line it’s that you need to cut the stencil sheets down into sections. Cut the sheets down into sections along these cutting lines as shown on the right.
The middle photo on the right shows the paint applied to the stencil.
The lower photo on the right shows the stencil being carefully lifted.
First line up the stencil & again the dry brushing method apply the yellow paint to the no parking stencils. Then leave to dry.
Next overlay the stencil over the double yellow lines you’ve painted. This time however place the stencil end sections between the bits already painted on the road. This leaves clear the bits that got missed as shown on the right.
Go over the gaps with the sponge to fill in. Repeat till all gaps are filled in.
Touch up any paint overspill.