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Old 05-06-2017, 12:47 PM
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New to forum and minitures. I am thinking of tiling the roof with slate tiles thought this would look better than the paper stick on version, but unfortunately I do not know were to begin.

Any advice or help would be much appreciated.

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sorry cannot help as I have not used real slates myself only the versi tiles.....personally I was put off using the real thing as weight apparently can be a problem (dependent on size of roof and type of wood/etc)
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I have never used real slate either. I too was told they added a lot of weight to the house. Have used versi tiles and also used the cardboard tiles from Bromley Crafts. Both very easy to apply and look good.
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Old 11-06-2017, 09:25 PM
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Thanks for the answers, I went and looked at the tiles, had worked out how many I needed, that's when I found out just how heavy they are, so won't be using real tiles going for the other ideas.

Yer I agree they look just as good. This is my first project so a big learning curve. Thank you all.

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Old 21-06-2017, 05:16 PM
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i have used cardboard tiles on a few of my houses,if you add a contrast colour to the painting of them and add green lichen here and there it can look quite good ..have a look at youtube for ips on dollshouses
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Thank you su1866

Will look at that, sounds a great idea

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Old 22-06-2017, 10:00 AM
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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
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you can also buy plastic roof sheets to save you all the manhours if you don't fancy sticking individual tiles on..
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I have also used these tiles and was very happy with them. It's fun to experiment with the finish too. I added some pollyfilla to my acrylic paint to give it some surface texture.
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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.
You've inspired me to have another look at Bromely Crafts and their cardboard tiles. Yours look great
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