Saturday, 15 April 2017

The town of MDF Part 2

Have spent this afternoon on the next stages of town house number one....
So next stage is to Sand the walls, I use a fairly fine sand pit type sand which gives an even texture over the whole wall. Paint on carefully PVA glue then sprinkle with nice dry sand. Once this has dried you can fill any gaps. This is a great way to cover the ends of the tabs which can be seen on the front walls.
Next up the roof, a thin strip on card to represent the eaves under the roof, more sand and then tiling. Simply cut the tiles from cereal packet. Do lots at a time you 'll need them. Then run a line of glue along the bottom of the roof. Using the point of a sharp knife pick up and stick the tiles. I try to get them to broadly overlap but don't worry too much, as they represent slates which aren't all exactly the same size. You don't tend to notice them when it is on the table. 
Chimnies don't come with the buildings, but a piece of balsa wood cut to shape,grey card and some thin plastic pipe look reasonably effective. 
Finally stage some more sand to cover the chimney breast so it matches the walls. 
You could of course add lots more detail, some more corner stone along the chimney but I think it depends on the status of the house you are building, again variety is good in my mind.

This is ready for painting now. I plan a range of couloirs and as a couple come as shops I will make the shop fronts look a bit more fancy we'll see what it looks like painted.

15 comments:

  1. nice, i mixed my sand with the paint, worked ok. painted the 1st roof, less well as the black i used as undercoat mixed with the grey slate cover. should finish and post 1st 1 tomorrow

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    1. Hope to complete to first one today but has taken a bit longer than I had hoped 😩

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  2. A fantastic transformation Matt.

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    1. All simple stuff really cardboard and glue and time.......

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  3. Interesting couple of posts Matt. If only I could be bothered myself...

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    1. I am already regretting buying so many !πŸ˜€ They will be great when done and hopefully make a nice town scape but it is quite a lot of work !

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    1. Thanks Roger hopefully post finished house soon πŸ™‚

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    1. Not meant to look too perfect πŸ˜€

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  6. Bookmarking all these as I shall use them when I come to do mine. Thanks.

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    1. Everything just takes time have just finished the first house will post soon πŸ™‚

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  7. Im going to throw mine in a bin :) i usually just slap paint all over and think that will do, or not even paint them, too lazy by far i am.

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    1. Variety is good but the MDF buildings always look a bit 'new' to me ?

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  8. Coming along nicely.
    Best Iain

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