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Red Beard Baron31 Jan 2017 1:00 p.m. PST

I give a brief tutorial over how you can use corrugated cardboard to create Mediterranean tiles for roofing. Hope you enjoy!

YouTube link

David Manley31 Jan 2017 1:18 p.m. PST

Thanks for posting, very useful

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2017 3:59 p.m. PST

Very nice. The painting tips alone were worth the time.

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JSchutt01 Feb 2017 4:07 a.m. PST

Thanks for the how-to…

Corrugated paper products from craft stores in support of scrap booking is a ready supply of roofing material at a near negligible cost (with couponing). Corrigated cardboard can also be found in many different sizes of corrugation. Corrigated packaging for light bulbs used to be, if not still, a great source for 15mm scale tile roofing.


davbenbak01 Feb 2017 7:58 a.m. PST

Thanks for your tips for color choice. Very timely as I'm about to start a project tomorrow. BTW, are you also the voice for Pink Sheep in the Minecraft videos? ;)

Red Beard Baron01 Feb 2017 8:27 a.m. PST

Thanks for the views, never thought to use light bulb packaging, might check that out for some smaller scale terrain I have in the works. If I am the voice for Pink Sheep I am going to demand royalties…I want in on that minecraft money.

gpruitt01 Feb 2017 9:01 a.m. PST

Nice vid Red Beard!

I did a very similar roofing technique in building this castle here:

We used Pizza boxes seems we always have an ample supply of them!


jwebster01 Feb 2017 10:58 a.m. PST

Nice tutorial, thanks

Red Beard Baron01 Feb 2017 11:06 a.m. PST

Wow, incredible job on that build gpruit! I don't think I could have those triangular roofing sections fit together so perfectly had I tried.

Marc at work02 Feb 2017 7:03 a.m. PST

I found that if I wet the top layer of the corrugated card with a damp cloth, the card peeled away without leaving rough bits on the "roof".

Dampened it, not soaked under the tap… grin

gpruitt02 Feb 2017 7:52 a.m. PST

Nice tip Marc, I'll try that next time I have to peel apart a pizza box!

One other tip worth mentioning, when I was ready to paint my roof sections I spray painted them with flat black paint first. Then heavy dry-brush with dark red, regular dry-brush with an adobe-clay red, and then another dry-brush with a pale red color. I think the black spray base coat makes the job really quick and easy.

Marc the plastics fan03 Feb 2017 9:27 a.m. PST

I use a dark chocolate brown as a base – finding g black a bit heavy personally

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