As you can see, I still need to paint them.
To imitate shake shingles, I use randomly sized paper shingles that come on a roll. Although they have adhesive backing, I ignore that and use white glue so I can be sure they will stay in place over time. The shingles are really HO scale (1:84), which is too large for 1:144; so I trim them down a bit and apply them so the rows are closer together. The fact that they come in a strip is convenient, but in a number of areas I had to cut them apart and put on one shingle at a time.
I had a bit of a scare a while ago when the manufacturer, Campbell Scale Models, stopped making these shingles. I couldn't find a substitute, and thought I was going to have to start making my own from brown paper. Not a happy prospect. Fortunately, I'm now able to order them again, so I must not be the only one who uses them!
I also finished the chimney and put the remaining colors on all the stone. Next I will finish furnishing the interior. I leave final exterior finish till after that, when I won't have to handle the building so much. I'm hoping to have these done this weekend.
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