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  • It looks like you've been wrestling with some geometry problems. Looking good, Fred.

    George
    Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.

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    • Wow! Very impressive, both in size and in execution!

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      • Fred, on bottom of p. 9, no one mentioned the oval stained glass window. What did you use for that? I like it very much.

        Rich

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        • Thanks, Carl, George and Ray !!

          Rich, the window was made from a stained glass image I found on the internet. The frame was cut from styrene and the image resized and coated with a couple of coats of high gloss Mod Podge to give it a glassy look. Thanks for asking.

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          • Beautiful work! You’re doing splendid with all the Victorian details. The chimneys add a lot to an already marvelous structure.

            Mike
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            Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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            • This is looking super!

              The photo of the prototype on page one looks like asphalt imitation slate shingles.

              What kind of shingles are you going to make?

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              • You've performed a beautiful job on this build Fred'...It is coming to life'...


                Ted

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                • Come on now. How hard was that roof thing to figure out. A snip here and a tuck there.
                  Frank

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                  • Thanks, Mike!!

                    I don't know, Bill, I'm not really trying to match the prototype on this one. I don't think I can. Just something that looks like shingles when I'm done.

                    Thanks, Ted!!

                    I think I did in all in 2 weeks, Frank. It was a cinch. Before I started this project I went to the bank, one Sunday morning - so as to not alarm any bank employees while I took pictures and took photos all around. The only problem was I'm not tall enough to see up there. I did find a Google earth shot that is a little help, but not a whole lot.

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                    • wow, this keeps getting better and better.
                      diplomacy is the art of saying \'nice doggie\', until you can find a rock.

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                      • Fred, your Holt house is very impressive looking!

                        Perhaps you could make parts of the roof copper, so you don't have to do so many shingles.

                        Greg Shinnie

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                        • A standing seam ("tin") roof would be more prototypical, with copper used only over bays and other small areas. Copper, even back then, was expensive.

                          dave
                          Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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                          • Thanks, Kevin!!

                            Greg and Dave, thanks for the input. This is a quote from the "sister" house:

                            "The White House originally had nine rooms plus large front and back halls and porches. Later, another room was added on the south side, along with a balcony. The house was of wooden frame and clapboard siding. Rising four feet above the ground level, the foundation was of brick covered with stucco. The roof was slate except for the addition, which was copper."

                            However, I doubt the roofs I'm seeing now are the original roofs. And I've done the "additions" in metal.

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                            • " The good, the bad and the ugly".

                              The front two roofs are shingled and along with the chimneys are glued in place.





                              It only took four days to shingle those two roofs.

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                              • Fred, I don't see any ugly, just beauty!

                                Great job on all of the roofs for this stately home.

                                Greg Shinnie

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