1/2 scale shingle help?

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O.K. so I purchased the Buttercup in 1/2 scale (on a total impulse moment!!!)...now I forgot to add the shingles, so I'm shopping for shingles right now...PLEASE HELP!!!

The kit information says it needs 3 bags of shingles, the shingles that I want, (laser cut speedy strips hex shaped)...say there are 408 shingles...

The way that I read this is 408 shingles for 8.95, and I need three sets of these...so I need 1224 shingles...costing $26.85???

SERIOUSLY...a half scale Buttercup needs 1,224 shingles??? I'M FREAKING OUT....

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They don't come in bags, it's more of a bundle. Give me a minute and I will do a quick check since my roof is already on. BRB

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45 strips looks like it would cover the roof. There are 12 shingles to each strip.

You probably want a few more in case of oopsies and a possibility that I cannot count.

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O.K.!!! Thanks!!! I'll have to call GL on Monday to see if they can add it to my order...

There is interior window trim included right? I don't know why, but I started to worry about that... :lol:

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There looks to be interior trim for everything except the bay. I'm working on the trim now so I may yet find some, I just don't see it listed on the schematics. I'm about to shingle my house now, if you want I can give you a final count when I am done.

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The 1:12 Buttercup doesn't have interior trim for the door or the arched window, so for the subsequent Bettercups I built I traced around those trims onto heavy card. I was really hoping that the 1:24 kit came with interior trim for those areas.

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The 1:12 Buttercup doesn't have interior trim for the door or the arched window, so for the subsequent Bettercups I built I traced around those trims onto heavy card. I was really hoping that the 1:24 kit came with interior trim for those areas.

I just checked and you are correct, there is no interior trim for the door or that transom-like window. In addition, there is only interior trim for two of the thin curved windows, rather than enough for all four.

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If you're going to call them anyway, you might ask how the bags of shingle recommendation relates to their shingle strips (and if when they say 3 bags, they really do mean three packages of shingle strips). I was wondering about that myself. The 1/2" Rosedale says it needs three bags and that seems high when you look at the size of the roof being shingled.

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When I ordered my Buttercup, I bought three packs of the speed shingles and whatever the recommended amount of siding was. Two packs will be more than enough, I'm using the extras on my Victorianna. I didn't use the siding, so some of that was used on the other house as well with lots left over. I have 2/3rds of the roof done on the Buttercup and am fairly certain that I will be close to the estimate I made above.

I don't mind, I can always use extra siding and shingles.

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