The HC - roof finishing

by brae  

Continuing work on the roof.  I used 3/8" corner molding to finish off the ridges.

Time for paint! :D I masked the roof trims and mixed a large tub of paint from the below grouping.  There's a Tudor house near my office with a green grey roof that I just adore, hence the color selection.

Once I had the roof painted with a thin base layer of the mixed paint, I used the unmixed and undiluted colors to paint individual shingles at random.


I took some of the mixed paint and added Staining Medium by Americana.  I brushed this over the roof to blend the individual shingles.  Light coats mean you can stop when you get the right shading. just ended up way too bright blue in real life, though it looks fine in the photos.

I spread Slate Green by Americana over the entire surface.  It toned down the color and unfortunately negated the need to have individually painted shingles. :\  Then it was too bright, so I used Neutral Grey by Folk Art mixed with Staining Medium to add some light aging and depth.  Better.  :D

Since the wood was too thick for the one roof hip, I cut a piece of cardboard to cover the join. I painted this Liquitex Antique Bronze and gave it a light patina.

With the painting complete, I could also add the remaining fancy gable trims, glue in the dovecote and add the final trims.


Comment from: Debora L. [Visitor]
It looks beautiful!
11/24/18 @ 10:37
Comment from: Nancy Enge [Visitor]
I dunno, Brae. I’m kind of loving the crazy of the multi-hued shingles. Perhaps some other build :) Also, for realism, do you plan to add some scale dove poo below their cote? All jesting aside, the final green-gray is wonderful :D
11/24/18 @ 12:37
Comment from: Wendy [Visitor]
As usual, I am awestruck by your dedication! Keep it up, Brae.
11/24/18 @ 13:45
Comment from: Sheila [Visitor]
Love how it looks. Gorgeous color!
11/24/18 @ 17:15
Comment from: Bill [Visitor]
Obviously you don't the meaning of the words "compromise" and "shortcut"! The end result of all the steps certainly justifies all the work that went into the roof. I am in complete agreement with Wendy's comment above.
11/25/18 @ 08:54
Comment from: Elizabeth S [Visitor]
A soft and subdude roof colour which works beautifully with your dove cote!
11/26/18 @ 00:25
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you!!! :>>

Yeah, that dotted roof has its appeal for sure. Perhaps an old barn. I do still have Milo Valley Farm in process and in need of a roof. :yes: As for the bird poo, I just dunno. I probably should, but perhaps it was just cleaned and repainted. :))
11/27/18 @ 20:05

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