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Scratch Building – Roof Tiles




19th April 2020

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I’m having my first proper stab at scratch building a building – and it’s a blend of two structures at Westport and Castlebar stations in County Mayo, Ireland. Still far from finished so not going to share photos of the whole building just yet…

But I’m making progress with the roof. The roof tiles were modelled by cutting strips of card and then engraving them with a cutting knife. The strips were then laid one by one overlapping each other to give the impression of separately laid tiles.

The cut was not cut too straight to keep it loose looking. They were then painted with a wash of various brown paints.  I take no credit for this method but it does seem to work relatively well…


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