Over the last week, I’ve been trying to create a system to create small Mordheim roof tiles that look good. Most scratch-built Mordheim buildings these days have 1/2″ to 1″ wide roof tiles which translates to 2.5 – 5 feet wide. Which, by the way, is completely ridiculous. After lots of fiddling with different types of material for my roof tiles, I tore off my old Mordheim Roof and created a new one from card stock.
This is the process I created to make the Mordheim roof tiles:
- Cut a strip of card stock 1.1 cm wide.
- Cut slits along one side to create the different tiles.
- Then I cut off the ends of most of the tiles to give each tile a different length.
- Then for to show wear, I bent the tiles and chipped the corners of every other tile.
Here’s an image of the different steps:
As you can see the completed strip has as much character as I could think of adding (without paint). So I went ahead and cut up almost an entire 8×11″ piece of paper and glued them down on the roof of my competition building:
Here’s the other side:
Note the two holes I added to create the leaky roof. I think this came out looking very well. I only have one row of tiles along the peak of the roof to add, and This section of roof should be done.
The only short-coming with using card stock is that it will soak up the paint and become wet. Hopefully it won’t “melt” together and loose it’s shape.
More to come,