28 May 2017

First Roof Done. . . Whew!

Finally nailed it and got the multiple pieces that comprise this roof glued into place.  Time for a break!

The angles on my first town building, featuring a type of mansard roof -- referred to in German as a 'mansardenwalmdach' -- with a couple of gables thrown in for good measure, were murder to figure out and trim correctly.  Considerable, um, trial and error (a pleasant euphemism for some blue language hissed beneath my breath) shall we say.  But I've got it now, and following roofs should come together somewhat more easily.  Two smaller roofs for a couple of modular wings a little later this afternoon, and then the University of Krankenstadt will be finished, and I can move onto the next one in the queue.

-- Stokes 


 And a short 90 minutes, or so, later, the roofs on the two wings were glued into place and more or less done.  Just chimneys to add now, but I'll come back and do those just before painting begins once the rest of the town buildings are finished.

7 comments:

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

Well done!

My poor attempts at this sort of thing are reflected in a lack of such homemade buildings on my table :)

The Good Soldier Svjek said...

Damn ! that looks a complicated roof !

Peter Douglas said...

Great looking structure. You've earned yourself a single malt!

Paul Robinson said...

Excellent. I like the way you started with a simple construction!

Fitz-Badger said...

I've had difficulties with somewhat simpler roofs, so I appreciate how hard that mansard with gables must've been. Looks like you did a great job!
What materials are you using? Cardboard, or maybe mdf?

Chris Gregg said...

Congratulations on your authentic and zealous approach to period house building, I am sure they will look great when finished. Hope the card buildings I sent you helped focus the mind.
Chris

Allan Tidmarsh said...

Nice work, roofs are tricky I usually end up having two or three got at the tricky bits

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