It’s gone dark in ‘ere

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Just a little bit of roof

There’s atmosphere and then there’s dark that wants ‘seeing to’.  Still thinking about it.  Depends on what the other two attic spaces look like when roofed and lit, then I think one over murky area might be OK, otherwise I’ll have to conjure up a further light source.  Thinking of possibilities.

But for the moment this is what we’ve got.

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It started with prep for adding the roof base for the slice of house.
Before the slope went in I needed to fix the edge of the dratted triangular piece in place.

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Capped off, surfaces of foamboard re-inforced and beams in.
Battery ceiling light which came in gold, now painted dark brown and its bulb giving an interesting blue glow.
Stuck an LED wall light in the back of the radio to give an exaggerated glow of what you get from the back of that type of set. Though I don’t like the way the shine off the side of the electric fire on the wardrobe catches the eye.

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Not quite a duplicate.
Taken down the shine with a streak or two of grey and angled the mirror behind the radio to bounce off a little of both the blue and the red lights.
Slightly better but will reassess later

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Through that doorway on the left of the above pics is the way to the back attic space and here we’re looking back thro it into the dark workroom.
You can just hear the cry of a falling body as they rush from out here into the semi-dark and encounter that trap door – open. As it opens with the flap towards the door it will be more of a trip and swearing job, unless you’re given to somersaults over lowish objects.

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As the view backs off there’s the wall, covered in strong uprights as this is the ridge wall. Damp getting in here too on the plastered brick.

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This is where we are: the back of the slice of house, with the young children’s bedroom and the dining room below.
And if it looks twisted to you it’s because the ceiling of the bedroom below is in order to square off the outer walls and to firmly dock with the main part of the cake 🙂

It’s a pity that this style of house isn’t given to having roof lights in the loft space, but here it is for the moment – dark.

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