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 Posted: Thu Nov 26th, 2009 12:23 pm
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Lynn wrote:

Any chance of a run down on how you finished the shingling weathering, I'm kinda at a standstill on my Wicked wandas roofing weathering.

Sure Lynn.

This is how I did the roofing shingles, and exactly what I used.

First, these shingles are cut from what looks like card stock.

So, to keep warping down, the first thing I did was to lay 4 strips of 3M double sided tape vertically, on a piece of pink foam.

You can use cardboard, or anything that has a flat surface you don't mind getting over spray on.

This tape is the cheap stuff in the little plastic dispenser, not to be confused with transfer tape.

This stuff is much weaker than transfer tape, and I use it to hold bits in place while I spray paint them, and they release very easily when I am finished.




When the tape is down, I lay the shingle sheet on top of them.

Then, I spray the whole sheet lightly with Krylon Camouflage spray paint in the kacki color. Lightly......not a heavy spray...lightly...you don't want a huge buildup of paint...lightly...you just want to stain the sheet with color...did I say lightly??? Yes I did.





When that is dry...it dries very fast, you pull out your little fan brush.


From here out, I use acrylic craft paints.

First, I wanted some darker blotches.

So, I used Ceramcoat Mudstone.


 

Squeeze some out on whatever you use as a pallet, I use little discarded pieces of foam, dip the fan brush in and then stroke the brush next to the paint to cover the bristles more evenly and to remove a lot of the paint...you want paint on the bristles, but not gobs of it

You will see in the last photo what I mean, I was not expecting to post a how too, so I did not shoot photos as I went along...sorry.

Okay, so the brush is lightly loaded.

Now, in a very random fashion, just kind of touch the brush onto the shingle sheet here and there, leaving behind smatterings of the color....like I said you will see what I mean in the last photo.

When that is finished, go to a lighter color than the spray Kaki color.

Here I used Ceramcoat in the Sandstone color.





Repeat as you did with the Mudstone color, leaving smatterings of color on the sheet.

After that, I used some straight black...very lightly loaded...and very sparingly I made a few streaks of black color here and there on the sheet.

Here is that end result on a few of the remaining shingles on the sheet.






After everything dries...which is a short time, made even shorter by using a hand held hair dryer....you just cut the tabs on either end of the shingle rows, and pop them off for use.

These shingles do not have an adhesive backing on them.

You can use any method you like to attach them...Elmer's White glue, Yellow Carpenters Glue, Power Grab Construction adhesive..whatever floats your boat.

I have adopted the use of the 3M Transfer tape.

After using all the aforementioned methods, the Transfer tape as far and away the best way to go....it's quick, easy, and far less messy.

Lay down a strip of the tape..trim to the edge, remove the backing, and apply the shingles in rows, offsetting the slits and letting the strips over run the edges slightly.

I go back and press the top edge of the shingle row with the back end of my Exacto knife handle, rolling it along to get a nice bond between the tape and the shingle row.

Then trim the row at the edge with a scissors. ( After a few trimmings, the scissors blades will get sticky with the adhesive...just wipe them with a cloth dipped in mineral spirits to clean them up. Be careful, the blade edges on scissors are a lot sharper than you might think...I learned the hard way. )

Then just repeat adding rows up the roof substrate, until you reach the top.

After that you can dry brush the edges lightly or not..individual choice, and install the roof.

After the roof is on, I take out my small powder brush, and I dip it into the Bragdons weathering powders Dustbowl brown color.

Then, I tap the brush over the shingles, so the powder falls off the bristles onto them.

After the shingles are lightly coated, I use another brush, that looks like a makeup brush. I drag this brush from the roof peak to the lower edge.

If I am happy with the coverage, I am done.

If not, I repeat applications of the powder until I am...THEN I am done.

I don't lock the powder on with anything as the Bragdons powders have their own adhesive quality built in.

That's it!

Have at it Lynn!!  Git er done, so you can say you Gotter did! :dt:  :bg:

FYI the Transfer tape is, 3M 465.

They now carry it at my LHS but prior to that I would pick it up at the local Granger's supply store.

You can get it on-line as well of course.



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 Posted: Thu Nov 26th, 2009 02:26 pm
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Not a lot of time for modeling today, as it is Thanksgiving in the U.S.

Which means a lot of tackling.

First tackling a roasted bird....mmmmMMMMmmmm.

Then watching a lot of it being done on the football fields...Go Pack!!!!


I did however get down to the shop to cut and install shingle pieces for the roof cap.






Happy Thanksgiving to all in the U.S. and a belated Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian brethren.



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 Posted: Thu Nov 26th, 2009 02:59 pm
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Terrific how to Dave! Did you ever have art training?

Everyone should get some 3M 465 tape - it's a little expensive - but worth the cost.




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 Posted: Fri Nov 27th, 2009 04:59 am
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Thanks Dave I'm off to wally world , go cheese heads:glad:

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 Posted: Fri Nov 27th, 2009 10:23 am
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ebtm3 wrote: Terrific how to Dave! Did you ever have art training?

Everyone should get some 3M 465 tape - it's a little expensive - but worth the cost.




Herbie  :old dude:

Naw Herbie no art training.

Everything I do was learned from other modelers, through how to's on forums, or books and magazines.

Forums are my favorite by far.

No where else, can you ask a question on something someone has done, and get such an in depth, and fast answer.

That's why I like to post so many pictures, I really like the threads where you can see the small changes as they progress, it's like watching a time lapsed film come together if it is done right.

Not a lot of hobbies out there, where folks are so eager to share their discoveries freely....I learned that the hard way when I was a carver....that's one of the many many things I love about this one.



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 Posted: Mon Nov 30th, 2009 12:19 am
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I installed the roof gables and trim this afternoon.












I am not ready to install the stairs just yet, I still need to add the railing, but I wanted to shoot a picture with them sitting in place, just to get an idea of how they will look installed.












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 Posted: Mon Nov 30th, 2009 01:42 am
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Looks great dave.

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 Posted: Mon Nov 30th, 2009 03:08 pm
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Thanks Lynn!


I painted and installed a few of the roof details this morning.

























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 Posted: Mon Nov 30th, 2009 03:13 pm
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At the risk of sounding like a stuck record, great work Dave, really atmospheric. Love the gable ends...

:moose::moose::moose::moose:

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 Posted: Mon Nov 30th, 2009 06:48 pm
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Some real nice weathering and the water proffing tar is a nice touch.

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