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Tile detailing - Habitations

Step 1

Lightly sand the habitation. The base is thicker than the depth of the recess into which it fits. The top edge of the base should be sanded back to ensure a smooth transition with the tile (Fig 33).

Figure 33

fig 33.

Step 2

Glue a locator on the underside of the roof to centre it on the habitation (Fig 34). Two locators on adjacent sides provide better roof alignment and stability.

Figure 34

fig 34.

Step 3

Give the habitation a basic coat of buff and when fully dry, black wash each surface individually to avoid runoff (Fig 35) and (Fig 36).

Figure 35 Figure 36

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fig 36.

Step 4

Dry brush with the buff base colour (Fig 37) then paint the plaster. The amount of black left showing reflects the mouldiness of the plaster (Fig 38).

Figure 37 Figure 38

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fig 38.

Step 5

Dry-brush the thatched roof with a suitable colour (Fig 39).

Figure 39

fig 39.

Step 6

Paint matt black vertical lines on all of the doors and paint the base of the habitation with the earth base colour (Fig 40). Allow to dry fully.

Figure 40

fig 40.

Step 7

A light dry-brush of green on the doors brings out the paling-effect and an equally light dry-brush of grey highlights the stone work (Fig 41). Matt black in the window recesses sets it off (Fig 42).

Figure 41 Figure 42

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fig 42.

Step 8

Only thing left is to paint the sign (Fig 43)

Figure 43

fig 43.

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