Taking a running stab at it wins out over the maths

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When it comes to sharing recent ‘learning experiences’ in the land of the mini, I know I tend to go off the deep end and splash about a good deal about the problems.  So imagine me at this very moment as I desperately hold myself back from diving in once more.

The front roof slope over the bay
(Sounds as though there must be a song in that)

Since reaching the bedroom level of the build, I’ve been worriting away at how to go about the roof, its slope, and particularly the fancy triangle over the bay window area.  Got out protractor, rulers, gauges, you name it I tried it and found each attempt based on the results was a disaster.  I couldn’t get the triangle to fit adequately in any shape or form into the general roof slope.

The triangle, its base sitting square to the front edge, has to have its angled sides fitted down and square to the side edges which protrude outwards to match the bay, while their long edge still needs to be set against the edges of the triangle.  The side pieces meet in a horizontal peak parallel with the ground.

I couldn’t get any two elements to work at the same time.
Enough said.

Started again

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With the front roof section now cut to allow the slice of house freedom to move, here we have what passes as a done deal alongside an image I’m trying to work from. Now if I can get the glues etc to hold as well as the masking tape does, we should be OK 😉

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Horrid and huge white slope so far

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Trying out a bit of colour to see if it makes for a more optimistic sight. Certainly looks a little better from down at almost street level

Ended up making the triangle stand by itself on a wooden skeleton underneath it, sloped more or less at the correct angle and with the base of the side sections firmly held out to reach the edge of the bay shaping, making their angle to the triangle way over 90°.  Then I bullied the slope to take it and taped it down.
Three different slopes have been cut to achieve something as near as possible as it’s going to get, would you believe?  I think the rest of the mess can be disguised under tiling and leading thank goodness.

 

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