Recently I was I asked by Joe from Zabadaks Zombie World to give a tutorial on how I did the roofs on the houses in my Urban Project. With one more roof to do I was happy to do it so here we go.
First of all I cut some 6mm thick blue insulation foam in to 2x rectangles to the required size in this case - 9x15.5cm.
I then took a large flat head screwdriver.
using the blade of the screwdriver at an angle, I pressed down and slightly toward the top of the roof
going down in columns to produce a look of overlapping roof tiles, then go along the row.
I then use a cheap emulsion - Rustic Red from Poundland to provide the main colour, weighting the roof sections down to avoid warping, I then "wash" it liberally with a homemade dark brown/black wash, before drybrushing the whole thing with Rustic Red.
While the paint is drying I cut two long pieces of card (cereal box card) the length of the roof (15.5cm) by 2cm, scored down the middle of each length of card. I then chopped one piece into 2cm chunks and added a 3cm chunk as well.
Glue the 2cm chunks to the long piece of card, shiny side to shiny side. Overlapping the "tiles" so they look like roof tiles make sure you start at both ends and meet in the middle.
Use the 3cm "tile" to cap the middle section
I had already made the next few pieces so my apologies. The chimneys are made from 1cm thick blue foam, in a 1x1x2cm piece. cut the base to the angle of the roof and cap the top with a small length of drinking straw. Score the foam to look like brickwork and paint the whole thing with Rustic Red and brown wash combo to match the roof. The TV ariel I made from a cocktail stick.
The satellite dish was a small cut off of blue foam and using my "not" dremel I scored the front so a concave surface was produced.
I then glued the foam to a cocktail stick and stuck an old wire from a set of headphones into the back before painting the whole lot black.
The whole lot get glued together (not to the walls) with PVA
So that's how I made the roofs for my houses, hope it wasn't too boring a post for those of you who didn't request it. Joe I hope you found it useful buddy!
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Finally, I've now completed all the requirements to be a practicing paramedic - degree, transition to practice, interview and registration with the HCPC. 5 years of hard work and commitment have paid off and here we are!
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