It is a pleasure to see and now also follow "YAFFLE HILL" in your words.
The roof tiles look just superb.
I am glad I didn't suggest laser cut ones!
Since we both know already (don't you?) that more buildings will come...
Why do you use white instead of black card?
It would still need some paint/weathering but would ensure a great base...
Regarding the plastic roof: well...(sorry) ... I don't like it. It is far behind the one you made.
The a bit damaged tiles and for sure that falling one are really B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L.
If the point for the plastic option is creating an evident difference between both roofs,
I would better make one the same way but in a 'much older and weathered' look.
For example with a broken area where the underlaying wooden frame shows a bit...
Or, why not? a thatched roof...
(Sorry again, the plastic one looks much too neat, as a toy in comparison with your own delightful tiles!)
____________________ Extract from "THE FOUR STEPS METHOD" by Ching Pang Tsè:
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3) Calm down.
4) First calm down.
Thanks for the kind words Daniel.
I used white card as I have a big pad of it and no black card.
I could be patient and order some but....
No need to be sorry about your opinions, I want feedback not just kind words (though they make me ).
I agree with all your points about the roof.
I’ve thought about how to make those tiles...perhaps laying card over cocktail sticks but decided it would probably end up looking like corrugated iron.
Thatch - I’ve seen several thatches made in this scale and never been fully convinced, but it’s just the sort of ancillary building that would have been thatched.
Anyway, blah, blah, I’ll put it to the back of my mind and see what it comes up with.
Today I made the gutter that the photos shows...
...soldered up using a rod from a metal framed umbrella and some brass strip and tube. Simples.
The downpipe doesn’t reach the ground but I don’t think it’s broken, more likely there would have been a water trough.
And a nice stain on the wall