How to Improve Plastic Model Roofs

How to Improve Plastic Model Roofs

Model structure kits often come with moulded plastic roofs. They usually have enough detail to look good and with some simple techniques they can easily be improved.

This week, using the scale houses, we are looking at adding texture to the tar paper roof and then painting the roofs to look realistic.

Next week we’ll look at how to add more details to bring the roofs to life.

The Real World

There are more roof materials than I can name but my little scale house kit comes with two options – tiled or tar papered so that is what I am showing below.

Tiled Roofing
Tiled Roofing
Tiled Roofing
Tiled Roofing
Tar Paper Roofing
Tar Paper Roofing
Tar Paper Roofing
Tar Paper Roofing
Tar Paper Roofing
Tar Paper Roofing

Materials

  • Masking Tape (I used Frog Tape)
  • AK Interactive – Light Grey AK784
  • AK Interactive – Middle Grey AK785
  • Mig Dark Wash – P220
  • AK Interactive – Weathered Wood AK783
  • Vallejo – Black Grey 168
  • Mig Pigments – Industrial City Dirt P039

Index

  • 00:10 The Real World
  • 00:41 Method
  • 07:42 Final Result
  • 08:03 Mini Kathys
  • 09:58 Close

All the modelling scenery videos can be found by clicking here.

If you are enjoying the series then please subscribe to my blog for the next weekly instalment:

 

%d bloggers like this: