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Author Topic: Pirate dwelling..most definitely a WIP.....crew update 16/12  (Read 15410 times)

Offline The Dozing Dragon

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Re: Pirate dwelling....most definitely a WIP...........
« Reply #30 on: June 24, 2014, 05:02:01 PM »
Well, I've just spent 20 minutes fiddling around attempting to make pantiled sections out of the plastic rod I bought......back to the drawing board.......the rods are over round and too thick. This is becoming an expensive build  :(

Offline The Dozing Dragon

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Re: Pirate dwelling....most definitely a WIP...........
« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2014, 02:07:09 PM »
Roofing tiles using plastic straws.....oh this is fiddly.... >:(


Offline Eric the Shed

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Re: Pirate dwelling....most definitely a WIP...........
« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2014, 02:24:17 PM »
you are a very brave man - how long did that roof take !

Just hope the paint sticks

Offline The Dozing Dragon

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Re: Pirate dwelling....most definitely a WIP...........
« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2014, 06:32:52 PM »
Too long! Only done 2 sides......just started the third. Very therapeutic I suppose..... I will probably give it a thinned pva coat eventually then rough up with fine emery board........if it works then I have all the other roofs to do.... unless they also captured a cargo of slate which would make it easier :D

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Re: Pirate dwelling....most definitely a WIP...........
« Reply #34 on: July 01, 2014, 10:47:39 PM »
Roofing tiles using plastic straws.....oh this is fiddly.... >:(

If it's easy, it ain't worth doing ;)

It'll be worth it when it's done  :)

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Re: Pirate dwelling....most definitely a WIP...........
« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2014, 10:52:55 PM »
Roofing tiles using plastic straws.....oh this is fiddly.... >:(


that look fabulous!

However, from my experience the paint simply doesn't stick on those! :( Probably with an aggresive primering that might work!

by the way, I'm currently planning to do some resin roofing with that style, using some more thick materials and casting them in rows!

Offline Burnin Coal

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Re: Pirate dwelling....most definitely a WIP...........
« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2014, 12:12:22 AM »
Roofing tiles using plastic straws.....oh this is fiddly....

Top points for ingenuity and round of applause for determination.....wouldn't bother with pva...personally would head off to local car paint emporium and get a can of spray etch primer for plastic - that should do it for you....however you decide to go colour me well and truly impressed
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Offline The Dozing Dragon

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Re: Pirate dwelling....most definitely a WIP...........
« Reply #37 on: July 02, 2014, 10:25:23 AM »
spray etch primer for plastic

Good idea.....off to the shops shortly anyway....


Offline white knight

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Re: Pirate dwelling....most definitely a WIP...........
« Reply #38 on: July 02, 2014, 12:07:18 PM »
If nothing else works, a gesso primer might be worth giving a try as well.

Offline Melnibonean

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Re: Pirate dwelling....most definitely a WIP...........
« Reply #39 on: July 07, 2014, 12:27:21 PM »
That's a damn fine looking building. Can't wait to see the end result.
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Offline The Dozing Dragon

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Re: Pirate dwelling....most definitely a WIP...........
« Reply #40 on: July 08, 2014, 08:12:01 AM »
Only looks like a small update but it's taken a lot of time and use of profanities.....one more edge ot do then the 'mortaring' can begin......



A couple of finished pirates for the time being though..............



I'd tried for piercing blue eyes for this one...not quite managed it  :-[


Offline northtroll

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Re: Pirate dwelling....most definitely a WIP...........
« Reply #41 on: July 08, 2014, 03:10:57 PM »
Why not use cardboard with one side of the backing removed? You can cut it into strips for the pantiles, and then use straws to hide the joints.

Offline The Dozing Dragon

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Re: Pirate dwelling....most definitely a WIP...........
« Reply #42 on: July 08, 2014, 03:14:50 PM »
I'd thought along those lines but wanted overlapping tiles.....this is a labor of love that has now become the 8th task of Hercules...........

Offline The Dozing Dragon

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Re: Pirate dwelling....most definitely a WIP...........
« Reply #43 on: July 11, 2014, 05:36:29 PM »
Well....the tower roof is just about finished. Problem is the plastic straw pieces do not adhere to the pva or the filler.....I have the etch primer and the gesso ready for once I've cleaned it up......the brass weather vane looks the part but I think will be too flimsy to last..I have the Thomarillon one on the way. Thanks to everyone so far for the ideas! The thought of a removable roof on the small slope has gone.....I certainly need a different method for the slopes. No corners will be a blessing though....





A quick shot of the latest additions to the crew....need to get them done before the Northstar ones arrive!


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Re: Pirate dwelling....most definitely a WIP...........
« Reply #44 on: July 11, 2014, 05:42:40 PM »
Some nice pirates there!

However, i strongly suggest you to do some experiments on some roofing samples before painting the big one. Considering the hours spent to make it, it would be a real pain to see the paint peeling off! :S

 

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