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brucet
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Posted - 09/02/2020 :  06:32:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I want/need to make some roofs made of spanish, barrel tiles, for a few buildings.
I've been scratching my head for sometime trying to figure out how to proceed.
Any ideas?

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Carl B
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Posted - 09/02/2020 :  07:42:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you're looking for a sheet product- these are quite good. I've used the HO version and was quite pleased.

https://www.modelrectifier.com/product-p/0597435.htm



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desertdrover
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Posted - 09/02/2020 :  08:00:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you are the scratch building type and want to make your own see this article: How to Make a Clay or Terracotta Tile Roof; Open website, scroll down, and read article: http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=376




Louis
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BigLars
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Posted - 09/02/2020 :  10:31:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the links. I also need to build one of these roofs, well banged up version.




Edited by - BigLars on 09/02/2020 10:32:24 AM

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brucet
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Posted - 09/02/2020 :  6:51:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys. I'll see how I go.


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brucet
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Posted - 09/02/2020 :  9:40:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Carl B. I'm building a diorama with everything way up close so I don't think the printed ones will pass.

Desertdrover I'm a scratch built guy so that's just what I was looking for. I have a large sheet of oversized corrugated card so I'll give it a go.

I would post a picture but I'm too lazy to go through the convoluted means of this site!!!

bruce



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desertdrover
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Posted - 09/03/2020 :  12:53:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by brucet

Thanks Carl B. I'm building a diorama with everything way up close so I don't think the printed ones will pass.

Desertdrover I'm a scratch built guy so that's just what I was looking for. I have a large sheet of oversized corrugated card so I'll give it a go.

I would post a picture but I'm too lazy to go through the convoluted means of this site!!!

bruce



I'm sure you'll be happy Bruce with the looks of the scratch built method.
Also, you aren't the only member that feels that way about picture posting on RR-Line.
I will however, be glad to post for you any completed picture you want shown here on the Forum, if you email me the picture you want posted.



Louis
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brucet
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Posted - 09/03/2020 :  6:02:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the offer Desertdrover. I know how to do it. I'm just lazy.

I've tried the corrugated method. First attempt wasn't impressive. I'm on the road for a few weeks now so I'll give it another go when I get home.

I cast a flat piece of plaster and carved it. It's coming up 'ok'. If that works I'll make a rubber mold. More than one way to skin a cat!!! Maybe if I can catch it first





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brucet
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Posted - 09/15/2020 :  01:40:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just an update.
I tried various methods. But none of them hit the mark. I guess I'm just fussy. But they just seemed to light. Tiles are heavy and I'm struggling to get that 'heavy' look.

So back to corrugated iron for the time being.



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desertdrover
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Posted - 09/15/2020 :  08:16:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by brucet

Just an update.
I tried various methods. But none of them hit the mark. I guess I'm just fussy. But they just seemed to light. Tiles are heavy and I'm struggling to get that 'heavy' look.

So back to corrugated iron for the time being.




The only other way for a heavy tile look is to cut styrene tubing in half, then painted tile color, and use that as tiles.



Louis
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brucet
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Posted - 09/15/2020 :  9:33:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I give up. I've been trying to upload an image. Everything I try I get an error.

'operation not allowed".

bah humbug.




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kyle creel
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Posted - 09/15/2020 :  10:05:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maybe the image is too big; I have to resize everything I do to 800 x 600. I hope it all works out...Kyle


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brucet
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Posted - 09/15/2020 :  11:24:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK been away and kicked the cat.
Back for another try.



This is an O Scale diorama I'm working on. (ON30). As can be seen it has a Mediterranean feel to it hence the desired to include the Spanish tiles. Not a lot of roof area but it's all in your face so I was keen to include them. But after several attempts I gave up and nailed on more corrugated iron!!!
I can get the look but it just doesn't work for me. Maybe I'm too fussy!

Thanks for all the help. And the picture??? Yes it was too big. The width was out by just [ . ] this much!!



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 09/16/2020 :  07:16:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The scene is looking good!


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brucet
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Posted - 09/16/2020 :  9:32:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's an overall shot to give a better perspective on the diorama.
Long way to go yet.

not a great photo but!!


bruce



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brucet
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Posted - 09/21/2020 :  9:40:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's an update. I gave up then thought $#%@ it, I will keep trying!!

You can see here 3 roof sections sitting roughly in place. They have been toned down but still need more toning down and weathering. Not perfect but I think passable. They are simply strips of corrugated cardboard. What does everyone think?





FWIW worth all the buildings are plaster. I've carved the details into them.

bruce



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