Again I put aside the lantern pieces as I am waiting till I have all of them to paint at the same time. I thought there were only four but actually there are six so the next chapter I will be making some lanterns finally.
Next was working again on more eave decorating - cutting up the 10 strips into 55mm pieces to be placed 18mm apart. As I worked on gluing these pieces on, I realized that it would have been smarter to apply these pieces before putting on the black paper roof covering simply because the underside wood was so thin and flexible, it didn’t allow some of the strips to lie flat against it. I used little clamps but with the black paper on the other side interfered with trying to flatten out the sticks onto the underside of the eaves. There was really not much I could do at this point. So since this would be the back underside of the roof (so far the most obvious gaps were there) I’d just have to be happy with the way it looked.
|The bowing of the underside of the eaves.|
Next up was back to the tiling.
|Adding more strips and painting the tips white.|
|Gluing the rows on the left roof peak.|
|Just the last few rows will be fitted later.|
|Left side tiles in place. Starting on the right side tiles.|