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    Me too! I forgot the chimney too. I had to cut through a plastic roofing material and the wood sub-roof underneath. The hole I made is a little bigger than I wished, but the chimney is a tight fit. Left is the Laser Art kit, right is the Walthers plastic kit and the rear is a wooden kit by P3. The Walthers kit had pre-cut holes. The P3 kit had a chimney with a notch to match the pitch of the roof.The hole I cut doesn't look bad from normal viewing and only bothers me up close.
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    Notice the rear kit by P3 has battens which are part of the roof piece. The battens run from top to bottom to help channel the rain.
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    I am surprised your kit didn't include anything to simulate the rolled tar paper. One solution may be Evergreen plastic sheet with simulated battens. It comes in various sizes to simulate different scales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maurice View Post
    Me too! I forgot the chimney too. I had to cut through a plastic roofing material and the wood sub-roof underneath. The hole I made is a little bigger than I wished...
    Isn't that what Squadron/plastic putty is for???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maurice View Post
    Me too! I forgot the chimney too. I had to cut through a plastic roofing material and the wood sub-roof underneath. The hole I made is a little bigger than I wished, but the chimney is a tight fit. Left is the Laser Art kit, right is the Walthers plastic kit and the rear is a wooden kit by P3. The Walthers kit had pre-cut holes. The P3 kit had a chimney with a notch to match the pitch of the roof.The hole I cut doesn't look bad from normal viewing and only bothers me up close.
    20200401_170615.jpg
    Notice the rear kit by P3 has battens which are part of the roof piece. The battens run from top to bottom to help channel the rain.
    20200401_170639.jpg
    I am surprised your kit didn't include anything to simulate the rolled tar paper. One solution may be Evergreen plastic sheet with simulated battens. It comes in various sizes to simulate different scales.
    Good luck.
    Cheers.
    Maurice
    Not sure about your kits but there was one or two "ambiguous" parts of the instruction with mine. The instructions were good, just a little hard to interpret at times.

    I got my chimneys fixed and am glad you had the same results

    Considering the over all quality of the kit, your right - I wonder why it didn't come with rolled tar paper??

    Quote Originally Posted by kingmeow View Post
    Isn't that what Squadron/plastic putty is for???
    Yep and I have lots of it too!

    So as mentioned, I got my chimneys sorted out and this is the result. Um, ignore the slanting front steps in some of the pictures - they don't slant anymore









    Unless I have missed something, I think this kit is completed. It was fun, if not a tad frustrating at times, to build and am keen to start the Windsor Hotel.
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    Good save there Wombat!

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    Nice job Tony! The chimneys look great!
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    I just did the battens , don't remember if they were that hard to do.

    2 tips I have .

    1. I weigh down roof pieces with a plastic bag filled with sand or ballast, no fussing about to get your squares at the correct height and things like that.

    2. I use a mix of white glue with a bit of back acrylic paint to make tar for around the base of the chimney. Same way I did with the dormer on this build.









    With a chimney just take a toothpick and fill the gap between chimney and roof .
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    Thanks Gents appreciate it. Now to start the Windsor Hotel
    Cheers Tony

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