How to Add Details to Model Roofs

How to Add Details to Model Roofs

Last week we looked at how to paint roofs to make them look realistic; this week, we’re looking at how to add details to your model roofs such as eaves and soffits.

One of the scale houses in the videos is tiled and the other is tar-papered.

Tiled roofs are supported by rafters and it is normal practice to cover the ends to prevent water seeping where it shouldn’t.

Tarpaper roofs are also faced around the edges in wood giving us another opportunity to add a detail.

The Real World

Mystic Seaport, MA, USA
Mystic Seaport, MA, USA
Old Sturbridge, MA, USA
Old Sturbridge, MA, USA
Montague Book Mill, MA, USA
Montague Book Mill, MA, USA
Statfold Barn, UK
Statfold Barn, UK
Mersea Island, UK
Mersea Island, UK
Mersea Island, UK
Mersea Island, UK
Stone Building, North Wales
Stone Building, North Wales

Materials

  • North Eastern or Kappler Scale Wood – 2″ x 4″
  • Isopropyl Alcohol and India Ink Stain (2-3 teaspoons ink per pint of 99% alcohol)
  • Vallejo White Acrylic Paint 001
  • White Glue

Index

  • 00:09 The Real World
  • 00:30 Method
  • 08:53 Final Result
  • 09:10 Mini Kathys
  • 12:15 Close

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

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