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HOW TO WORK WITH HYDROCAL
AND OTHER MODELING TIPS -

COLORING
CEDAR SHAKE ROOFS

Stone work on my little shingle mill.

Description of finishing techniques

Cedar Shake Roof - Shingles

Just like I finish my concrete walls, this doesn't have to be difficult. I simply use a light ink wash and some earth tone artist's dry-pigments (or ground chalks).

No sealer, stain with very thin ink wash. Put one or two drops of black India ink into about an ounce (like a 35 mm film canister-) of tap water.

Simply apply with a cheap 1" wide brush.

Weather with earth tone artist's dry-pigments. Dry-pigments are very powerful colorants added to binders (oil, gum, etc.) to make paints, chalks, etc. They are available at larger art supply stores. You only need a little. You can set them into the casting by applying more ink wash.

My Saltbox and Shingle House are both constructed out of my Cedar Shake Roof stock.

Bob Mitchell, a talented high school art teacher of Weston Connecticut, finished this model. He took a more painterly approach.

The roof of my White Stone Church is modeled with the Cedar Shake Roof stock. As is my Ridgway Brick Office Building, and German Colonial Farmhouse.

My Cedar Shake Roof panels are also available separately as scratch building stocks.


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