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Product ID: D5030
Tarpaper Sheets
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Tarpaper Sheets
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Above animated photo shows the Tarpaper as applied to a model by Mike Chambers noted master modeler. Mike used the Black Tarpaper and an overspray of automotive grey primer on the larger area of the roof. The patches are the black Tarpaper with no coloring added. 

NOW Self-Adhesive backing for $1.00 extra. 

Just what you've been looking for, a realistic AGED Tarpaper sheet. These tarpaper sheets come in Black, Grey, Red or Green color and are laminated to a newsprint backer sheet to give them body. Works with any scale; HO, S or O scale.

Because they represent aged tarpaper there may be occassional holes, small wrinkles, etc. As these are made through the lamination of a fine tissue sheet to a thin newprint some blemishes creep in. All sheets are larger than dimensions give so there is ample material.

4 (approx.) 5" x 5" sheets come to a packet and are easily cut and applied to your sub-roofing.

If you desire a weathered appearance to the Tarpaper then :For the Black Tarpaper a light overspray of Gey Automotive Primer. Keep the coating just a fine mist, do not over spray the tarpaper sheet. For the Grey (silver) Tarpaper a light overspray of a Flat Black will work. Keep the coating just a fine mist, do not over spray the tarpaper sheet.

Proceed to cut the sheet to a 3 foot width in your chosen scale. Use a sharp X-Acto blade and a very low angle on the blade. Use a steel rule as a guide held down firmly on the tarpaper sheet. You can turn the sheets face down and draw pencil lines on the newsprint backer for easier cutting. Cutting the sheet in the face down postion can also lessen tearing.

Use Tacky Glue or 3M #465 Transfer Tape to apply your strips of Tarpaper to the sub-roof of your model. Carefully smooth the sheets down and overlap successive sheets a scale 3" as you move up the roof with each row of Tarpaper. Seams can be highlighted with Gloss Black Paint to simulate fresh tar sealant.

Weathering can be done with pastel chalks and fixative sprays. A light application of a wire brush or scratch brush can be used to feather edges or show worn spots.

 
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4 Product Reviews - Average rating 5 / 5 (Show All)

tarpaper sheets

- 4/10/2011

Outstanding tarpaper roofing. Brings my structure to life. Excellen enstructions included.

a great product

- 2/13/2011

This product was just what I needed and the service was outstanding. Much better than tissue paper and the instructions were excellent.

Much better then tissue paper "tarpaper"

- 2/10/2011

This tar paper looks great. It has the right texture and thickness. It looks great, and weathering chalks work very well for aging the surface.

Tarpaper Roofing for Logging Camp Cars

- 1/25/2011

This is the perfect roofing material for the new camp cars that I am building for my logging railroad. It cuts easily, installs easily, and weathers easily. The texture has some depth to it - just like the real stuff. Outstanding in my book.

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Aug. 1, 2015

Starting to gear up for the FALL model railroading season. We hope to have a number of new casting designs in all scales along with a number of new kits and also the re-release of some mothballed kits. Keep and eye out for these developments.

NEW Large Wall Mounted Dust Cyclone in HO, S & O Scales We just keep adding new castings to our line and now a nicely resin cast Large Dust Collecting Cyclone that would mount on the outside wall of a manufacturing plant.

NEW Blacksmith Anvil in HO, S & O Scales True to our promise we are starting to add a whole new line of highly detailed resin castings made from original 3D drawings printed here at Rusty Stumps, molded and cast. Check them out. You can use smaller scales as small anvils mounted on log ends easily.

NEW Open Coffins w/ Lids We have completed the installation of our new SLA 3D Printer and started producing highly detailed masters for making silicone molds for our detail products in HO, S and O scales. First it the Open Coffins offered in HO and S are currently available with O Scale version will follow soon after. Then we'll move on to a whole new set of quality resin castings mastered from our new 3D printer. Watch and see what's new.

 

 

 

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