Progress on inner and outer


The homemade roof

Story so far

I’m using the Dolls House Emporium Market Cross Kit as the basis for this build.  It started with the firm intention of using most of the kit and just replacing the trim with various widths of wood strip for a bit of variety.

I struggled badly with the sandwich that had to be built with the pillars, base and office floor, but once secured it already felt slightly top heavy.

Once the kit roof sections were dry taped in place I knew that they had to go – at least for my peace of mind as they added so much more weight at the top it felt rather unstable.

A redesign of the roof (that went through many test stages) has resulted in sections of roof made from a sandwich of 2 mm card as inner fill, wood strip flooring as lining running across the triangles and a tiling outer as the other side of the sandwich structure with an addition of a lantern section on the top built the same way.

The weight distribution feels much more stable and the model is very easy to carry around without having to brace a hand to the top to steady it.

I foresee a week’s worth of tiling to do …

2 responses »

  1. Your obvious skills in math and geometry have stood you in good stead. The lantern roof and window look Exactly Right for this Medieval structure!

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