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Red Beard Baron21 Oct 2016 8:30 a.m. PST

Quick, easy, and cheap method for making quality thatch roofs using latex caulk.

YouTube link

Schogun21 Oct 2016 9:10 a.m. PST

Nice idea. Thanks!

skipper John21 Oct 2016 10:24 a.m. PST

Inexpensive yet SWEET! Perfect!

Sloppypainter21 Oct 2016 11:34 a.m. PST


JimDuncanUK21 Oct 2016 11:54 a.m. PST

Well done Red Beard.

Must give that a go sometime.

Legends In Time Skip Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2016 2:19 p.m. PST

Very creative with a nice effect.

Dynaman878921 Oct 2016 6:29 p.m. PST

Excellent video!

BigDan Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2016 7:11 p.m. PST

Nice work Matt, the finished product looks really good!

gavandjosh0222 Oct 2016 2:06 a.m. PST

very neat

CeruLucifus22 Oct 2016 7:38 a.m. PST

Nice result hiding those end joins; those always turn me off to laser cut buildings.

For sculpting the caulk would it go quicker to use a tool with multiple prongs? A fork or comb?

jwebster Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2016 1:13 p.m. PST

Excellent tutorial thank you

I'm impressed how fast your hands move :)

I would seriously recommend never getting caulk on your hands, however.

Have you tried colouring the caulk when making roofs ?



Come In Nighthawk27 Apr 2019 1:11 p.m. PST

Wow: clever!! Just trying to visualize but I think glueing the "layered" effect on with strips of card first is a very good idea! Am put off myself by teddy bear fur, so must try this!!

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