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whitphoto24 Jun 2017 6:01 a.m. PST

I just ordered several MDF buildings from Gamecraft Miniatures for a large multiplayer Bolt Action event in a couple weeks after about a month of trying to make my own. I'm very satisfied with the price and the exterior detail,but I'd like to spruce up the roofs and the interior (the interior has no detail at all). I have some ideas but would love to look at any examples other people have or have come across.

Teppsta24 Jun 2017 6:54 a.m. PST

I play around with scaling roof images from and then paste those on – I don't like seeing the pdf locating pins sticking through the edges of the roof


At the scales we use these are free.

Random Die Roll Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2017 6:54 a.m. PST

I do not have any photos….but a quick and easy method for the roof is to drag a stiff bristle brush through a color and then drag your finger on the brush to texture the paint

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member24 Jun 2017 11:01 a.m. PST

Model RR shops sell sheet plastic representing various types of building walls, floors and roofs. Two of the more commonly known are:

Evergreen Sclae Models


There may well be more but these two are sold at my local shops.

Also, GameCraft Minis has a bunch of videos on texturing the outside of their buildings. They area good source for both "how to" info and product info.

Rob Richardson Inactive Member24 Jun 2017 1:40 p.m. PST

Yeah I checked out your blog before posting here. Black powder doesn't really interest me (its not a bad rule set just not my cup of tea).

I like the look of British Grenadier but, I'm not overly keen on all its multi sized basing. Saying that it looks about the right sort of detail.

Again Sharp Practice looks like a great set but it has (I believe)some card based elements in it which is not for me. Not a fan of cards in games sorry.

I will check Guns of Liberty out today

Thanks again everyone

Personal logo sillypoint Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2017 3:01 p.m. PST

Please indicate when you change lanes….😜

JMcCarroll Inactive Member24 Jun 2017 3:38 p.m. PST

May be the Bug.

Hlaven Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2017 7:43 p.m. PST

O scale model railroad stuff always works

olicana25 Jun 2017 3:47 a.m. PST

Model railway shops are your answer. I use Wills products like these sheets:


Cheap and easy to use, they are slightly our of scale but do things like roofs a treat:



Twoball Cane25 Jun 2017 6:42 a.m. PST

Go to BBS of your choice….get textured paint….add some sugar after grinding it….stir and paint on your building for adobe style.

I did this for my game craft 15mm buildings.

Codsticker25 Jun 2017 10:09 p.m. PST

Warbases make printed strips of shakes in 3 or 4 styles and slate roofing tiles:
I used some of the colonial shingle strips on this Sarissa Prrecision building:

Heisler27 Jun 2017 9:51 a.m. PST

Charlie Foxtrot Models also makes some very nice cardboard roofing strips. I use mostly model railroad materials though, there are at least half a dozen model railroad manufacturers that do some form of roofing material.

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