Shingles and chimney

by brae  

I was able to find two packages of Desert Tan rectangular shingles at All Small Miniatures, a brick and mortar dollhouse shop about an hour from my home.  I had called local stores to see if anyone had them in stock, and the woman at All Small Miniatures had exactly what I needed.  She was gracious enough to hold them until the weekend when I could drive out to get them.  Meant to be!  :D

Of course, while I was there, I had to look around...and other minis jumped into my shopping bag before I left.  Anyway, on to shingling!

I used Quick Grip to attach these to the roof board.  Easy peasy.

The chimney is made from a spare piece from an aquarium filter and a button.  I had used a similar setup for Baslow Ranch.

I tried to attach the chimney in the same spot as the wood stove, lining up the two visually.

I super glued the chimney parts together and then spray painted it flat black.  Since the chimney is hollow, I added a crumpled bit of newspaper inside to increase the gluing surface.

I cut the shingles around the pipe.

It's a nice, seamless finish.  :]

The desert tan is a great color with the red and walnut base.

The skylights are perfectly set into the surrounding shingles.

I had a little left over in the end.

I want to offer a special thank you to Lori at Happily Ever After for taking the time to check if she could get the shingles for me.  Thank you to Lolly's for also being so helpful.  And, thank you to Fran for letting me know about a new product at miniatures.com - laser cut paper shingle strips that you paint with stone spray paint to get the color you want.  It would have been a great second choice!

6 comments

Comment from: Lori K. [Visitor]

You are more than welcome! I am glad you were able to find what you needed - that color does flow well with the rest of the house! You did a beautiful job cutting around the chimney and the sky lights! Incredible! Your work is amazing!

04/17/13 @ 19:06
Comment from: Kathi [Visitor]

Bravo! Job well done!

04/17/13 @ 19:30
Comment from: April [Visitor]

I adore this filter chimney, finding innovative ways to use non-minis to make excellent looking mins always impresses me :)

Those shingles are going to be very popular!

04/17/13 @ 20:59
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]

It looks great Brae. I really like those shingles.

04/17/13 @ 22:10
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]

Beautiful finish, Brae!

04/18/13 @ 09:49
Comment from: Janice [Visitor]

I love the sky lights Brae and the whole project is coming together so beautifully. I want one of these buildings at the bottom of my garden please!

04/18/13 @ 13:57


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