I want the roofs to be as interesting as I can make them without detracting from the overall scene. From a gaming point of view everything is seen mostly from above so I really want to have interesting rooflines that will help draw the players into the game.
The shingles I'm using for this roof are a bit on the fancy side as they have that neat hexagonal cut to them, These are the Laser-Art paper shingles from Branchline Trains. I have really come to like these shingles a lot and some of it has to do with the amount of material you get in the package. I have plenty left to do the second row house if I want to, but I have two packs of Truewood shingles from Builders in Scale that I might use to make that row house stand out as different.
|I was almost done laying the shingles on the first side before I remembered to take a picture|
|Its Elmers Glue (PVA) gluing paper to plastic I figured it wouldn't hurt to let it sit under some weight.|
|Finished the shingles on the other side|
|While the second side had a turn under the weights I went ahead and trimmed up the first side. Nice and neat now!|
|I figured I had the weights it may as well go ahead and give the first side some more time under the weights as well.|
|Roof sides trimmed and ready for the next step.|
|I love my square blocks. I went with the 1mm foamed pvc for the braces.|
|Added some stringers to strengthen the joint and added the fifth, thicker and shorter, brace.|
|So far so good! I kept the edge braces pretty tight to the walls to insure a reasonably tight fit.|
|Gluing the other side of the roof in place.|
|Added stringers and the basic form of the roof is complete|
|Looking good. Just need to deal with that gap on the peak between the two sides|
|I had just the right piece of dimensional styrene for that job.|
|Added the roof cap which forms the basic roof. I could finish it off with some plain edge trim but I think I'm going to go for something a bit fancier. They do have those fancy shingles after all.|