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Author Topic: Pantile roof materials suitable for 28mm Peninsular War buildings.  (Read 397 times)

Offline Nalwood

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Hi Folks.
first up, thanks for the chance to join this community.
I am wondering if anyone knows where I can source pantile roof materials suitable for 28mm scale Peninsular War buildings.
Thanks.

Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: Pantile roof materials suitable for 28mm Peninsular War buildings.
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2021, 07:58:43 PM »
Wills plastic sheets are probably your best bet.

Offline 2010sunburst

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Re: Pantile roof materials suitable for 28mm Peninsular War buildings.
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2021, 08:07:11 PM »
Peco also make them.  Don’t go for slaters sheet though, they’re too flat. 

Offline has.been

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Re: Pantile roof materials suitable for 28mm Peninsular War buildings.
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2021, 08:17:46 PM »
If you can get some ribbed rubber matting (the kind of thing
that used to be put under electric type-writers to reduce vibrations)
it can be easily cut & will bend so that you can get nice sagging roofs.
I got quite a bit when my office went over to computers. I'm down
to a few bits now.
When firmly glued in place:-
Paint it,
Dry brush it,
Use a ruler & black gel pen or 2b pencil to mark the horizontal lines'
Then pick out a few tiles in slightly different shades (replacement tiles).

Offline Nalwood

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Re: Pantile roof materials suitable for 28mm Peninsular War buildings.
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2021, 08:33:10 PM »
Thanks for that guys.

Offline olicana

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Re: Pantile roof materials suitable for 28mm Peninsular War buildings.
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2021, 01:22:40 PM »
I second Wills, for ease.

These are Wills. They are HO scale but look fine for 28mm, especially if using under scale buildings (as I do). Each sheet measures 80mm x 130mm, so for big roofs you'll need multiple sheets. The sheets (hard plastic) are easy to cut with a slice and snap technique along the tile edges.

Top tip: For the ridges, cut a strip of tile bumps 'down roof', bevel, and glue into the ridge gap. This works very well (see stilted granary below); it was years before I realised you could use the tiles like this.





« Last Edit: November 29, 2021, 01:27:01 PM by olicana »

Offline Warboss Nick

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Re: Pantile roof materials suitable for 28mm Peninsular War buildings.
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2021, 07:03:03 PM »
NOCH also has some excellent roof tile sheets that are even pre-coloured. I used it on my Peninsular church and houses. The most I’ll do is give it a little drybrush for added depth though you could do without.

https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=127079.msg1605076#msg1605076

https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=130988.0

 

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