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Old 22-06-2017, 06:16 PM
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well worth a look janice....i used a few packets of uhu glue to stick them on and matchpot paints to colour them

i bet they look great with polyfiller on them bazz,great idea!
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Old 22-06-2017, 07:34 PM
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I like the cardboard tiles from Bromley. Easy to cut with scissors and I stick them on with PVA glue.
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Hi and welcome :-) I'm just returning to the forum after a long absence. I used Richard Stacey real slates for my shop. They do make the building heavy, although I also used real brick slips and stone paving which didn't help! But they are amazing and I think worth the additional cost and weight. That said - the pics of the card tiles look amazing and I would certainly consider them for my next project.

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Old 14-07-2017, 09:19 PM
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Thank you all

Off to Bromley Crafts I go, do a bit of experimenting.

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Old 28-08-2017, 12:17 AM
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Hi, Just wondering if you were really happy with your cardboard tiles as I am thinking of using them because of the weight factor. My house is very large 30" wide x 41" long x40" high. It is L shaped and I can see a real weight problem. Have also thought of using wooden shingles but I think these would also be reasonably heavy if we need to move it. Diadem.
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Old 28-08-2017, 03:44 PM
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Hi Diadem

The cardboard roof tiles are great there not heavy and you can paint them for the effect you want. Well worth it.


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Old 28-08-2017, 07:12 PM
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here are the cardboard tiles from bromley crafts a bag is less than £7..i bent,scored and shaped the tiles for my gatehouse roof and you can get cardboard embellishments from £shops that can be used for edging etc...worth a look
Hi Su1866

Your roof is inspirational , I have the paper tile sheet on my house and have never been happy but after looking at your pictures I'll be taking myself off to get some cardboard tiles.

Mind you I'll probably get myself in a right mess with the glue
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The cardboard tile s are very good Suzan. Easy to fit. If you look on YouTube you will find tutorials on the best way to fix them.
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Hi, I made up a 1:24th dollhouse kit and I used cardboard price tags (with the string on them) for tiles they turned out great. I used the straight/curved corners edge for the bottom of the tiles and turned them upside down for the ridge. It gave the ridge a curved pattern with a indented circle. My first house, but it looked good when I sprayed it with dark grey paint. I will have to try to do some lichen on it . Thanks for the tip it sounds really good. Diadem
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Hi Su, I think your roof looks really great. I would love to see more pictures. I have tried to send photos of mine via the computer and my message went through but the pictures are floating around space. Ha Ha Ha. Diadem
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