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I Feel Shingled Out - Fancy Victorian Shingles

by PharaohHound Posted 13th Mar 2017 at 3:09 AM - Updated 13th Mar 2017 at 4:40 AM by PharaohHound
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As a great lover of not only Victorian style architecture but also wooden shingles, the complete lack of fancy cut shingles in TS3 has been an utter disappointment to me. But I am disappointed no more! Introducing my set of 9 matching shingle patterns, which are sure to please any builder of historic homes.

This set offers all of the shingle styles you need to create any Victorian charmer you desire, including a matching square shingle. Every shingle pattern is fully CASTable with two separate channels.

All of the shingles have been created based on real life shingle patterns (some of which I've seen around my town!). All of the patterns offer realistic shading and texture details.

Technical details (all in set)
In-game category: Wood
Recolourable channels: 2

Download notes
I have provided two options for downloading depending on your preferences. The "all" zip contains a single merged package file with all of the patterns pictured here. If you only want certain patterns, you may instead download the individual zip files.

The house featured in my pictures is available for download! Check out Viola House

Credits and thanks
The shingle shapes and pattern combos were created by me from scratch, as I couldn't find sufficient texture photographs of real-life shingles.

Wood Light Staining texture by Mayang used on all the shingles.

Special thanks to everyone in MTS chat for offering their advice, critiques, and support while I was in the process of making this set.

In-Game Category: Wood

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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#2 Old 13th Mar 2017 at 7:28 AM
They look great, PH!
#3 Old 13th Mar 2017 at 1:27 PM
These are lovely, Thank you
Top Secret Researcher
#4 Old 13th Mar 2017 at 6:50 PM
Absolutely gorgeous.
Forum Resident
#5 Old 14th Mar 2017 at 12:14 AM
Oh my goodness!!! They are beautiful!!!! Thank you for these and for sharing them!!!!
Forum Resident
#6 Old 14th Mar 2017 at 5:28 AM
Fantastic ! Thank you so much. They add some very much needed variety.
Top Secret Researcher
#7 Old 14th Mar 2017 at 7:50 AM
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 15th Mar 2017 at 3:50 AM
Very nice!
#9 Old 16th Mar 2017 at 6:36 PM
I've been thinking about doing this for a while, but I'm really glad you did it first!
#10 Old 20th Mar 2017 at 4:28 PM
These are great, I can't wait to use them! And your building examples gave me some neat ideas to try out, too
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 12th May 2018 at 6:57 PM
I mostly build cabins and cottages, so there will come in handy. Love 'em! One of my favorite dog breeds is the Pharaoh hound, and I can't help but wonder if you share your life with one. Since I moved out of my parents' home in 1975, I've always had a sight hound in my family. I love their beauty and their dignified aloofness. Years ago one of my Afghan hounds had a crush on a Pharaoh hound, but she snubbed him and broke his heart, lol.
Test Subject
#12 Old 31st Jan 2019 at 7:05 PM
Thank you! love the diamond fish-scale <3<3<3
Test Subject
#13 Old 20th Jun 2019 at 5:41 AM
Dream come true for this Victorian homes fan. They are beautiful, and I can't wait to try them out!
Test Subject
#14 Old 10th Jan 2020 at 12:36 PM
Awesome!! I Adore Victorian Homes and thank you so much!! Now I can put a more interesting shingle on my homes.
Test Subject
#15 Old 29th Jun 2020 at 11:23 AM
I love these they are perfect they you for sharing.