Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sooooo many shingles (sigh)

Well, things in 1:1 life are getting busier, so I haven't had much time for the 1:12 fun one. However I'm determined to get the house finished, so I can relax and do the little bits and pieces here and there for the interior without each of them being such a big project. So, back to the exterior for the final steps.

My electrical plan went hay-"wire" in the building process, so alot of the wiring ended up through the roof, literally. I  had to make an extension of the tower to cover up the outlets on the back of it. It's not perfect but I think it'll do. I can pop it open any time I need to make adjustments.

Now I need to cover the top of the roof with something - any ideas? I'd like it to be all one piece, flexible enough to lay flat over the wires and be removeable as well. Now on to the shingle cutting: I didn't really like the fishscale shape - too "gingerbready" - so I'm cutting thim all in a hexagonal shape before I dye them gray.

Have a great day!


Norma Bennett said...

The exterior is looking fabulous! Clever 'work around' for your electrical problem :)

Is mount board an option to cover the roof?

Cynthia's Minilife said...

Mount board just might work - I'll have to check that out. Thanks, Norma!

Ascension said...

A mi me parece que la iluminacion te ha quedado genial!!!!!!
Se ve una casa preciosa, muy señorial, enhorabuena!!!!
besitos ascension

dora said...

Felicidades, le ha quedado una iluminación perfecta.
si las tejas, es armarse de paciencia.

The Dangerous Mezzo said...

I think lighting a dolls house is one of the most exciting and rewarding parts of the whole process -- thank you so much for sharing your fix for concealing your outlets!

Roelie said...

It is great to see that the outside of your house is almost finished. It is a house that I like very mutch.

The roof will by perfect with the singles !

Greetings, Roelie

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