BRITISH COMPANY Form-U-Lay has been providing modellers with vac-form bases, kits and moulds for almost 20 years, and is still going strong.

Its vac-formed moulds incorporate subjects in scales from 1/72 to 120mm (approximately 1/13), providing the means of creating roadways and buildings. While appearing similar to basic vac-form products, these are in fact intended to be filled with Plaster of Paris or a similar medium.

At first glance, the brick and cobblestone definition may appear slightly soft in places, but nothing that can’t be remedied with a swipe of a scribing tool.

Its 1/72 Cobbled and Tarmac Main Road (FL93, shown here sprayed for with paint for clarity) features tramlines, a side street, pavements and ruined building, and at the opposite end of the scale, there is a 120mm base and building mould for a figure vignette. Most products are in 1/35 scale, and include three bases that can be linked (FL01, 02 and 03) and offer extra features such as doors and frames; any of these could then be combined with the Bank/Building frontage (FL54). A smaller dual set (FL53 and 54) offers multiple options for base, vignette and buildings to fashion dioramas large or small. More details are at