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#44638
Re:New set of roofs to transfrom Dwarven Forge in buildings 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
I tint my Hydro-Stone or DryStone (plaster) so if it does chip it will not stand out as much. Both the hydro-Stone and DryStone are much stronger than traditional plasters.
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#44639
Re:New set of roofs to transfrom Dwarven Forge in buildings 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
thebigteacher wrote:
I tint my Hydro-Stone or DryStone (plaster) so if it does chip it will not stand out as much. Both the hydro-Stone and DryStone are much stronger than traditional plasters.


What do you use to tint it?
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#44640
Re:New set of roofs to transfrom Dwarven Forge in buildings 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
Regular acrylic paint, add it to the water first, mix very well then slowly add in your casting medium. Follow the recommended mixing parameters fairly closely (I weigh mine)for best results and strength.
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#44641
Re:New set of roofs to transfrom Dwarven Forge in buildings 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
Here are some pics. Sorry about the resolution.
www.dwarvenforge.com/images/fbfiles/images/photo_1_.JPG[/img]
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#44642
Re:New set of roofs to transfrom Dwarven Forge in buildings 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
Getting an error on this...?
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#44643
Re:New set of roofs to transfrom Dwarven Forge in buildings 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
Yep, me too. Perhaps Jericho you could repost your image with a file name without underscores and making sure it is a jpg of no more then 500 kb?
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#44644
Re:New set of roofs to transfrom Dwarven Forge in buildings 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
Woops sorry. Here ya' go.

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#44646
Re:New set of roofs to transfrom Dwarven Forge in buildings 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
Not bad! Not bad at all! I like it. I also think your mold casting project will allow you to save a lot of time and have lots of roofs.

May I suggest that you make roofs with an angle that is a little less steep? Tom & Crioux will probably agree with me that this becomes especially important when you make very large roofs. They become very fast too voluminous. Also, on a personal note, I think it is esthetically more appealing if the roof is actually slightly bigger on all sides of the structure it sits upon.

I'm eager to see the rest of your project.
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#44649
Re:New set of roofs to transfrom Dwarven Forge in buildings 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
biowizard wrote:
Not bad! Not bad at all! I like it. I also think your mold casting project will allow you to save a lot of time and have lots of roofs.

May I suggest that you make roofs with an angle that is a little less steep? Tom & Crioux will probably agree with me that this becomes especially important when you make very large roofs. They become very fast too voluminous. Also, on a personal note, I think it is esthetically more appealing if the roof is actually slightly bigger on all sides of the structure it sits upon.

I'm eager to see the rest of your project.


Thanks! You are definitely right about the steepness. I followed the Hirst Art instructions and I thought while I was doing it that a large roof would really have a huge volume. Do you recommend an angle? Also, I meant to to have the roof be slightly bigger on all sides but it ended up not turning out that way (hey I am a theorist not an experimentalist!).
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#44650
Re:New set of roofs to transfrom Dwarven Forge in buildings 2 Years, 7 Months ago  
I realize now that I also did 45 degrees roofs with the shingle tiles. Perhaps 30 degrees would have been better. Regarding the clay tile roofs, I probably did just that (30 degrees) but I'm not sure since I'm physically separated from my roofs (in another country). I think that Crioux's modular roof system (www.dwarvenforge.com/forum?func=view&catid=3&id=34021) was based upon 2:1 ratio (width vs height) and they look good.
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#44684
Re:New set of roofs to transfrom Dwarven Forge in buildings 2 Years, 6 Months ago  
I tried 45 degrees at first too, and it was not good.

I did not use a specific angle, I just choose what was better to allow more mix and match possibilities, mine being modular.

Here is an old template I used, you can try it
www.crioux.ca/Scan10004.jpg

I did not make more roofs since I traded them. I'm currently working on another projet that I will propose the Stefan.
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