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One of the things I learned at Salute 2010 is that all scratch builders hate cutting shingles.
I had numerous requests for sheets of just shingles or slates.
So, hows this ?
Click on the image for a bigger picture. These are scaled at about 1:50 but will suit anything from 1:35 up to around 1:72 at a push. There simply aren't standard sizes for slates and shingles.
The shingles would come in strips 285mm long, the upper edge remains continuous, and the bottom edge is cut through to give a random 'feathered' edge. When overlapped the continuous section of the shingles is hidden by the layer above, thus allowing whole rows of shingles to be cut to length and placed in one go.
This is an A4 sheet which holds 14 x 285mm lengths of shingles. That's 3.99m strip of shingles. Allowing for overlap, that's enough to fully cover 15x15 cm. (6" x 6") square roof.
To make shingles for roof ridges simply cut away the continuous top section of a strip of shingles and apply the shingles individually.
This is the same shingle/slate pattern used on the PrynGul tower prototype, its just straight rather than curved.