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France 1944 Gatehouse
G-man69
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2020 - 02:11 AM UTC
Hi Cheyenne,

I agree wholeheartedly with Jerry that the roofing was a great idea, I'm sure you'll be able to work in some wonderful patination in the same way you have with your masonry.

Cheers, ,

G
PolishBrigade12
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Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2020 - 05:28 AM UTC
Yep, I third that motion, roof tiles look great!
Golikell
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2020 - 09:50 PM UTC

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Yep, I third that motion, roof tiles look great!



May I fourth it, then?
Dioramartin
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New South Wales, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2020 - 03:13 PM UTC
Goin’ through the roof again
cheyenne
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Posted: Sunday, September 06, 2020 - 11:35 AM UTC
Thanks guys , yeah I'm pretty happy I got the metal roof molds .
Flash and tar the dormers and then I can start the paint up .

















G-man69
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2020 - 04:06 AM UTC
Hi Cheyenne,

Outstanding work on the roof and the dormers, .

Cheers, ,

G
PolishBrigade12
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2020 - 10:44 AM UTC
Ok, sorry Bro, no inet from last Monday till Fri pm, then finishing up our remod. Roof looks Great! Ruck On Bby!
cheyenne
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 08:14 AM UTC
Thanks G , Ski !!

Sorry for the multitude of basically the same/same pics , I'm trying different types of lighting .
To the naked eye the tarred dormers were painted using a medium grey/blue and showed a very slight hint of medium blue .
The camera decided tho to show it as a light grey with a heavy tint of blue , under all types of lighting ..... punt ....
Hey , ..... silver lining , solved the Godawful pink issue ....






This is the closest colors to the human eye ....


























Another true to real color pic.












deerstalker36
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 06:26 PM UTC
Does your camera have a manual white balance setting. If so, try and use this to take a photo of a piece of white card to set the proper white under different lighting conditions. That should sort out the different hues
Dioramartin
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 01:12 AM UTC
That roof’s fantastic! Your jardinier hasn’t wasted any time or did he raid the conservatory?
Golikell
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 01:14 AM UTC
The tack that seals the roof seems a bit rough?
jrutman
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 01:57 AM UTC
Your empire is growing!
The humble gatehouse will soon turn into a sprawling estate!
Great work man!
J
cheyenne
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 - 11:04 PM UTC
Thanks Colin , will do .
Thanks Tim, he'll be even busier when he ivies the building !!
JR thanks bro , yeah it's growing .
Erwin , this chateau gatehouse in real life was built in 1759 . I don't know what the original flashing was but represented here in 1944 it stands to reason the roof flashing has been repaired many times , almost two hundred years worth . Although not a roofers preferred medium , tar is the go too repair . Tar shrinks after a few seasons of heat and cold , ask me how I know , my brick chimney gets a flashing over coat every couple of years , so the build up can get ugly .

165thspc
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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 12:30 AM UTC
It hurts to look at your work - it is that good !
G-man69
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Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 01:18 AM UTC
Hi Cheyenne,

Brilliant build, I love the patination you've achieved on the roof, a work of 3D artistry, .

As for the tar I agree with you, I live in a property that is about 250yrs old, and you should see some of the sealing work around the dormers...makes yours look professional, .

Cheers, ,

G
PolishBrigade12
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Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 04:34 AM UTC
Colors look great Bro and your lighting experiments have worked out just fine. The only true light would be outside, but then that's a whole different ball game with the camera. I love the roof work, great detail, flowing nicely.

Ruck On Bby!
Golikell
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 04:31 AM UTC

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Thanks Colin , will do .
Thanks Tim, he'll be even busier when he ivies the building !!
JR thanks bro , yeah it's growing .
Erwin , this chateau gatehouse in real life was built in 1759 . I don't know what the original flashing was but represented here in 1944 it stands to reason the roof flashing has been repaired many times , almost two hundred years worth . Although not a roofers preferred medium , tar is the go too repair . Tar shrinks after a few seasons of heat and cold , ask me how I know , my brick chimney gets a flashing over coat every couple of years , so the build up can get ugly .





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Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 02:18 PM UTC
Hi Cheyenne,

Brilliant build, I love the patination you've achieved on the roof, a work of 3D artistry, .

As for the tar I agree with you, I live in a property that is about 250yrs old, and you should see some of the sealing work around the dormers...makes yours look professional, .

Cheers, ,

G



Well, allow me to stand corrected here