Masochism at it's best

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  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Okay -- I know, there are on the market some Cambell shingles which will do the job just as well, but, Masochistic is my middle name :D
    Jus been shingling a roof one piece at a time. :rolleyes: Still ain't got it all finished yet, maybe by Friday night with a bit of luck.

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  2. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    But it looks sooooooo goooooooooooooooood! Those shingles can tie me up and spank me all day long!
  3. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

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    Shamus. That is looking great. I don't have the patience to work that long on anything exept my layout and that came to a stall lately as I have been in bed really sick.. Better now and going to try to go to work today.
  4. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Yeah Shamus, but when you're done, and see how good it looks, you change your middle name to Pleased As Punch!!:D :D :D
    The end result is more than worth the effort.
    Pete
  5. Casey Feedwater

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    Very nicely done, Shamus. :)

    Once again, you are an inspiration. I was thinking about making/applying individual shingles to a structure I'm currently working on. Now you've convinced me to. ;)
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    :) :) :) Unnn-reeeaaall!!!


    good looking building from any angle:) and the shingles just add the finishing touch.
  7. kettlestack

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    Shamus, you're acheiving a look of realism which is just fantastic!
    With your super quality close-up photos your "doing it the hard way" sure pays off. Top drawer modelling sir!

    Heck, I almost went crosseyed doing the roof of my wife's doll's house .. and that was 1/12th scale!!!

    Errol
  8. Vic

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    HI Shamus, Now you you darn'ed good and well there ain't no Cambell shingles that will do the job....:) :D If there ever was an item that will inflict self punishment its those Campbell Shingles 'cause the glue on them doesn't ever stick:eek: :D

    Absolutly fantastic my friend:)


    Clerk....Sorry to hear you're under the weather...get better soon :)
  9. Tyson Rayles

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    Clerk hope you feel better soon! :) Shamus that is fantastic my friend, well worth the effort! :cool:
  10. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

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    Very nice Shamus. What a task.. but what a look.:cool:

    Btw how 'bout doing my house??

    t.
  11. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Thanks guys for the comments,

    As for you Mr T, if it's a 1 to 1 house
    YOU can do it. If it's N-scale you can do that as well. But, if it's H0, ---------------- I still won't do it :D:D

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  12. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Noooooo Shamus, t. and I both need help roofin' And it's neither N nor HO, it's our 1:1 homes!
  13. YakkoWarner

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    If you are going to put a new roof on your house I recommend that you hire a company to complete the tear off and disposal. I re-roofed my house last fall, I saved about $4,000.00 US overall. For the tear off and disposal, I spent nearly $900.00 (dumpster rental, dump fees and laborers) and it took me almost two full days. I had two quotes for $1,100.00, and they would have had it done in four hours.

    The best quote I got for the whole job was $6,300.00 and We spent a total of $2,400.00.
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    YakkoWarner -

    Just so you don't think you had it too bad - the last (and only, I guess) time I was in the UK, one of the people I was seeing lived in a house with a thatched roof. He had to get his house declared a national historic site (or whatever is the UK equivalent) so he could get a grant to get his roof rethatched. Apparently there was only a handful of people in the whole country that knew how to do it, and he couldn't afford it without the grant.

    BTW, Shamus, any ideas how to model a thatched roof? Please don't tell me you would start out by getting some HO scale straw!