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Snow slopes?

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Going for a frilly look

I’m do admire the frilly look of the roof of the Yarn Market at Dunster and have indulged in a number of changes in height over this roof in an attempt to achieve a little bit of movement up there.

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I’m not considering taking apart  the bad uprights but may adjust some bits where possible.  Lots of roof level gaps to be made good before tiling can start.

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Bit top heavy? Certainly makes the legs below look sadly light-weight and lacking …

theinfill blog – Dolls House Emporium Market Cross kit - adding a lantern roof

Painted it up to give me a very rough idea of what it might be like when tiled.
Gone a little Italianate?

Over the top

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Wood beams still to go in and a finish on the cardboard roofing areas pre tiling still to do.  Red tiles I think.

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Gothic a-go-go.
Got a wee bit carried away, perhaps; a little ecclesiastical? 
But, as long as the birds don’t get in too much it makes for a grand working area?

Whole roof is still loose at the moment as need to remove and invert to add the beams and generally finish off the edges in there.  Will take more pics when lantern roof sections are dry; then I can remove the tonne of masking tape holding it all in place and the mock gothic panels will become visible from the outside 🙂

Mock gothic-ing

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I’m now having to take so many pills that I definitely rattle but I’m still working through the puzzle of the roof and lantern addition on the Market Cross building, all in the vague belief that something useful might come out of it 🙂

theinfill blog – Dolls House Emporium Market Cross kit - adding a lantern roof

They will sit at the top of each of the sections of the eight panelled main roof

Seven more windows to work on and then there will be the dormer sides needed where the smaller lantern roof sections meet up with the two larger ones; their windows are set lower down in the hope that they will throw more light in the room below.  Got a rough idea of how that should work – the fun is, of course, in having a go!

(Sorry about that last link but couldn’t resist the pull of nostalgia)

Dry-build roof part II

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Dolls House Emporium Market Hall Kit
with self-build alterations

Note to self:  may need to rebuild roof sections longer and reduce the proposed lantern size?

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Meanwhile, under the huge lantern hole, a try out of a single LED candlestick low down.
Well, we can safely say that it shows up the dirt nicely

About the ‘lid’

Started to work out the size of the pointy bit to sit on top.
Probabilities are that it will either look, once more, like a pixie hat or a drum shaped pimple.  One way to find out …