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Tuesday, September 14, 2010


I am busy completing my row of townhouses roof and thought to share some photos of the process.

I start off with the frame of the roof. These are the roofs for the dormer windows which are on top of the main roof.

I then cut strips of cereal box to required size.

I then glue them to the base frame.

After all has dried I trim the edges.

The next photo shows the main roof, made in the same way with the dormer windows roofs attached.

Here is a front view.

Here is a front view of the townhouse with roof attached.

Here is the rear view.

The dormer window frames still need to be inserted and the roof needs to be sprayed black and then dry brushed with the various shades of grey.


  1. Nicely done - good details and polished as always.You make doors and shutters or laser cut.

  2. Mike, the doors and shutters are scratch build. Coffee stirring sticks you got to love 'em.

  3. Wow Greg!!
    This is simply terrific!!

    Are you going to sell them?

  4. Oh this is an old post you dug out there, but still that was great work!
    Would you still make single shingles?
    I made a strip of plasticard and cut it to shingles, but didn't cut it completely. They're still attached to the strip. Hell it's hard to explain :D
    Look here, somewhere in the middle:
    Cheers, Mojo

    1. I know what you mean, single is hard work so I tend to do two or three on a strip more tend to bend the strip.

  5. This looks wonderful. It does look like a lot of work doing the shingles but it seems worth it after seeing this post.

    I see you have quite a few tutorials and being new to all of this, I hope you don't mind if I go through your previous posts and get ideas.

    1. Anne welcome to my Blog, you are more than welcome that is why they are there.