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Author Topic: The Revenge of the Teddy Bear - Japanese thatched roof made of towels  (Read 579 times)

Offline Wellington

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After the recents mass killing of teddies bears I searched for a more teddy bear friendly solution fŁr thatched roofs. And I don't like the look of the teddy bear roofs.

I believe I was inspired by an article in the WSS, but I'm not sure.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2020, 09:15:39 AM by Wellington »
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Offline Wellington

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Re: The Revenge of the Teddy Bear - Japanese thatched roof made of towels
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2020, 09:09:36 AM »
1. Buy a towel in a fitting colour and structure
2. Cut the roof parts out of mdf (keep the original Sarissa roof for an alternative roof)
« Last Edit: September 03, 2020, 09:11:54 AM by Wellington »

Offline Wellington

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Re: The Revenge of the Teddy Bear - Japanese thatched roof made of towels
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2020, 09:19:34 AM »
3. Cut a piece out of the towel, large enough to fold it like in the pictures
4. Put glue on it
5. Fold it neatly to get some volume
6. Glue it on the mdf pieces

Offline Wellington

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Re: The Revenge of the Teddy Bear - Japanese thatched roof made of towels
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2020, 09:23:55 AM »
7. Let the roof dry but chekc from time to time the fitting and form
8. Glue some pieces of mdf to the roof to hold it late in place
9. Cut a strip of towel for the roof ridge, glue it, fold it
« Last Edit: September 03, 2020, 09:33:25 AM by Wellington »

Offline Wellington

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Re: The Revenge of the Teddy Bear - Japanese thatched roof made of towels
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2020, 09:58:15 AM »
10. Fold a nice roof ridge and glue it on the roof
11. Make a mix of water, glue and colour in way like a proper american coffee, aka brown water
12. Apply the mix with a brusch on the roof
13. From time to time use a fork to bring back some volume
14. Let it dry and control the form and fitting from time to time
« Last Edit: September 03, 2020, 11:29:55 AM by Wellington »

Offline Silent Invader

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Re: The Revenge of the Teddy Bear - Japanese thatched roof made of towels
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2020, 11:05:08 AM »
Useful tutorial: itís pretty much identical to how I made my thatch. The only real difference being that I used an old towel that had been chewed up by my dogs (and it was lurid pink!).  I canít remember what inspired me but it was I think 8 years ago that I made these:




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Offline Wellington

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Re: The Revenge of the Teddy Bear - Japanese thatched roof made of towels
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2020, 11:30:44 AM »
15. After successfull test run ... mass production

Offline flatpack

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Re: The Revenge of the Teddy Bear - Japanese thatched roof made of towels
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2020, 07:52:21 AM »
They look very professional, nice job.
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Re: The Revenge of the Teddy Bear - Japanese thatched roof made of towels
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2020, 08:11:04 AM »
Yes, thatís really rather good.  I may try that myself some time.
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Re: The Revenge of the Teddy Bear - Japanese thatched roof made of towels
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2020, 07:39:21 AM »
That's looking pretty darn good. In fact, I think this method is superior to using skinned teddy bears. Most RL thatched roofs I have seen have a much more groomed appearance that what you achieve with teddy fur and glue.

Some houses, especially those thatched with neatly cut reeds age to something which, from a distance, has a almost silvery, velvet like quality. I have considered using grey velvet sometime in the future.


Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: The Revenge of the Teddy Bear - Japanese thatched roof made of towels
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2020, 07:41:58 AM »
Stunning results!

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Offline carlos marighela

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Re: The Revenge of the Teddy Bear - Japanese thatched roof made of towels
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2020, 10:05:59 AM »
An oldie but an enduring goody. I agree, with the possible exception of really rough, primitive huts, towelling makes a much better thatch than teddy bear fur.
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