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Friday, January 22, 2016

Shingle Time: Will it ever end?

 Hello Readers,

Well I was determined to try and finish shingling my house before the end of January and I'm not too far off achieving my goal.

They are split cedar shingles that came precut and ready to lay. As you can see there is quite a variation in their colour but I'm happy with the look.



















 Tips:

1. BOTTOM EDGE: Most miniaturist recomend you start by gluing a small (about 1/4) of a shingle long ways along the bottom edge of your roof. This enables the shingles to lay flatter. If you don't do this your shingles will stick out.

2. SCISSORS: The cedar shingles are easily cut with scissors (please don't use your best craft scissors for this project....hide them....hide them!!!!!)















3. DRAW LINES: Draw lines for shingles to line up to!!!!!! (I didn't do this so well in this project so its a little wobbly)  Take a look at my old post and you will see what I mean.
http://tailsofadventurewithindyandpoppy.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/the-roof-is-on-but-not-complete.html

4. GLUE: Choose your glue: I used wood glue....according to some miniaturist it's a big no no. But I had minimal problems using it. The main thing to remember is to take your time. Glue on a few...leave it for ten minutes...then do another section. Too much at one time will lead to shingles moving...falling off or drying crooked.

5. MIX IT: If your shingles came in separate bags. Mix them up before you start. The shingle colours very so much but if you don't mix them it will stand out.

I hope this helps: It is a bit of trial and error, but if you take your time you will be suprised by your results.

Well its time for more shingles

Talk soon, IndyPoppy

13 comments:

  1. It's looking great! I'm sure it must be good to see how much progress you've made, in such a painstaking task :-)

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    1. It is definitely painstaking. I have also redone a couple of parts that have anoyed me...but I like the look so glue on!

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  2. Great work. I also have to do it...

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    1. I hope to get some warmer weather again as it helps it dry quicker and I can get more done. Fingers crossed.

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  3. Proud of you for keeping your goal! It looks great!

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  4. Ese tejado se ve muy bonito,me gusta el cambio de tonos en las tejas,le da mayor realismo!! Estoy segura de que cumplirás tu objetivo,ánimo que ya queda poco!!!
    Besos.

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  5. Looks fantastic!!!
    Alsp hope for warmer weather. At the moment it is a prolbem to glue or paint. I hate to sit and wait for glue is dry!
    Greetings and a big hug
    Melanie

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  6. Me gusta el tejado.La variedad de colorido le da un bonito aspecto-

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  7. keep up the great work! It will be finished in no time, and the effort will be well worth it

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