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#26 Merkal

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 05:44 PM

Using regular bricks in v shape
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#27 Dark Wanderer

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 07:21 PM

Partially-fastened tiles don't only work on sloped roofs-- they also work to create a very shallow slope, and can add some nice texture:

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 02:07 PM

View PostSlyOwl, on 02 November 2009 - 05:17 PM, said:

The "prong" on the lid fits into a 1x1 cone (does need a bit of rotating to get the max friction point), and these are just built onto some tilted plates.

Underneath each vertical row of flippers, there is a 1x10 plate. The flippers fit into the underside of the plate, alternating between on the "pin" (between the studs on the other side) and the "hole" (directly beneath the studs on the other side). And this is repeated, but with a different offset for each vertical row.
For the curved roof, I used horizontal flex tubing with 1x1 clips.

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I'm pretty sure I've seen someone using bars, flex tubing and string to make a roof, but that may have been a table scrap of mine :blush:
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Posted 17 November 2013 - 03:51 PM

Lots of great techniques here! I'll remember this thread if I ever need tips.
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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:24 PM

Wow, what an old topic. I still think it's worth to share "my" roof technique:


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hint: You'll need a ton of 1x2 tiles for it :laugh:.

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 07:04 PM

Great Topic, should be fixed  along all those other nice tutorials!
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Posted 19 November 2013 - 12:55 AM

2 x 2 tiles stacked diagonally looks pretty awesome for a lot of roofing.
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Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:58 PM

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here are some of my most recent roofs.
and a small guide I made some time ago and never posted
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first up make a (preferably brown) "base" for your roof.
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I have put together a small one. please note this will only be half a roof

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at the back I have these parts that will clip onto the interior when the roof is done and hold it in place

the first I will show you how to do is using CMF plates for your roof

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you could cover the entire thing with plates if you wish. I like to add some "damaged" plates for texture.

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next I will add gables. these can be as complicated or simple as you want. my ones pretty basic.

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this can be done not only with CMF plates but regular tiles in any colour

next up a wooden roof

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more plates applied
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then tiled. note how some tiles are a little misplaced, it gives a nicer look. you can get away with no gables for this technique.

last a thatched roof.
start by laying down dk/tan plates (the hole is not necessary)

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next we add some plate variation, rising in the corners specifically, this gives the impression of a sagging roof.

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lastly add some tiles

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 06:52 PM

Very nice. Thanks for the tutorial Legonardo. Some great techniques in there.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:31 PM

using round 1x1s has been shown before here, but this is my technique for attaching them to a house:

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@Z: it'd be really cool if you could fix this along with the other tutorials!

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 12:41 AM

I like the 2 x 2 round tiles stacked diagonally. I can't say I do a lot of building with actual bricks and I don't actually own any of said pieces, but I could post a picture of an LDraw model.
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Posted 22 November 2013 - 05:04 PM

View PostPalathadric, on 22 November 2013 - 12:41 AM, said:

I like the 2 x 2 round tiles stacked diagonally. I can't say I do a lot of building with actual bricks and I don't actually own any of said pieces, but I could post a picture of an LDraw model.

i'm quite interested in seeing this.. Ldraw would be just fine :)

@ Kabel : thanks for showing.. I can make nice looking roofs..but have a hard time getting them connected to the houses >_<

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 06:16 AM

@synbiote: Is it this technique?


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Posted 26 November 2013 - 01:17 AM

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Sorry, the colours turned out all wrong on the roof. I just realized that I didn't have a newer render of this MOC, but I will have to do it overnight sometime.
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Posted 26 November 2013 - 09:06 AM

that's what i'm talking..Thanks guys :)

now i'm sure to try something different soon :)

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 11:13 PM

I seem to remember someone posting an interesting design for terra cotta roof tiles using plates and technic connectors if I remember correctly. I haven't seen it posted here yet, though I believe it should be.

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 12:16 PM

This is my 2x2 round tile roof:

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And my round roofs:

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And one ornamented roof:

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 08:47 AM

great roof techniques.
Thanks subix

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:11 AM

Thanks for this inspirations!

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:14 PM

Subix, how do you connect that round roof? the tall red one?  thanks

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 03:50 PM

Here's a four sided roof technique:
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   This is how I built the roof on my latest MOC, Imperial barracks. The 1x2 and 1x4 tiles are held on by 1x1 cones that slide into the gap that the tiles cover.
This is how it looks in action:
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Posted 23 January 2014 - 03:17 AM

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This is how it looks in action:
Roof techniques aside, I love the look of your window frames on the tower, I'll definitely be borrowing it soon.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 09:57 AM

Here is inside od the roof:
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Posted 24 January 2014 - 10:01 AM

I really love this tutorial, we should make more of those!
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Posted 03 February 2014 - 05:46 PM

This is a great topic! The roof techniques are all interesting, but I'm still wondering how some of those roofs connect to the rest of the build. I'd love to see some "interior" shots or construction shots of some MOCs that clearly show how the roof is attached. Do you use those 1x2 hinge bricks? Or clips? Or does the roof just 'sit' on the structure without any connection at all? Enlighten me, please! :sweet:

It's not a question aimed at one person, but rather a general question fitting with the topic :classic: . I just always struggle when I get to the phase where I have to add the roof to the rest of the MOC. Seems kind of silly, I know, but still.. :tongue:

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