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I am uncovering so much stuff I bought a couple of years ago that I had forgotten I had. Today I found several packets of 1/24 scale laser cut scalloped shingles made out of thin card. They are very neat and well made but I know nothing about them. Can they be painted, stained ??  Thay are actually wood colored as is but may need sealing or something.They are meant to be layed in sheets.

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I'm not sure how card takes stain, I guess it depends on the wood/s and process that went into producing the card.  If you want them another color I'd recommend practicing on any scrap or a selected "volunteer".  I would work in strips from the roof's edge up (which I didn't do when I shingled my Fairfields and have been kicking myself for ever since), gluing a row down and then painting/ washing. staining; then the next row, etc.

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Gypsy Soul uses a brown craft board. It’s like a heavy card stock. It does take stain well, but as Holly said, try it on a small scrap. I’ve used several of their products bought through Alpha Stamps, and they take paint well too.

I always paint or stain my shingle strips ahead of time. They curl, but are easily flattened out later. It makes application go more quickly. I also paint the roof surface first. I use E6000 to apply the strips. Water based glues cause all kinds of warping. If you use E6000 just be sure to do so in a well ventilated area.

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Thank you, I mus have bought them when collecting Fairfield stuff, would you use them on that house.I am not committed, so if there is something you would specifically suggest I would be grateful. I just located all the Victorian trims I bought from your link, some went in my Gypsy caravan but thanks to the new info I connected with the maker and have bought more.

 

Now if I can just get that kitchen color scheme sorted out in my head I will be well on my way. My brain is still stuck with the plan I had round a white kitchen which I couldn't get and it won't move on because the pieces are dark..I wanted a  pale blues, creams and  white floor with tiles which was the colors of my first kitchen,but that won;t go now.I am thinking  traracotta, dark blue and some white,  but my brain will not cooperate..

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I also used the shingles that came with the Fairfield, they're nice quality. If your laser cut shingles are fishscales they might look good on the side of the house.

I made these out of cardstock so they're not exactly the same, but to give you an idea:

fishscales06.jpg

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Yes that is what they look like. I lke them there but I do like the regulat shingles better on the roof..thank you for the help

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