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12x Roof tile strips measuring 440mm x 25mm x 1mm approx (1:12 scale) with 16mm wide rectangular tiles. Decorative shaped tiles shown are not included (available separately).
These tile strips are made from compressed fibre card board and are quick and easy to apply. The tile strips are precisely cut with a slight gap berween each tile and slightly irregular front edge giving a very good impression of individual roof tiles when fitted. The tile strips should be glued into position on the dolls house roof using PVA adhesive and then painted a slate or terracotta clay tile colour using suitable matt emulsion or acrylic paints. The finished tiles can be further enhanced by adding shading to the individual tiles and finishing with a clear matt varnish.
The product image shows the tile strips after painting with Crafters Acrylic Paint DCA119 - Orange Spice. Additional shading has been added.Coverage1:12 scale tile strips measures 444mm x 25mm (17.5" x 1") approx and are designed to be overlapped by around 5mm. The coverage for 12x 1:12 scale tile strips is therefore 1056cm sq. (165 in sq.). Coverage figures specified for 1:12 scale tile strips.1:24 scale tile strips measures 222mm x 12.5mm (8.75" x 0.5") approx and are designed to be overlapped by around 2.5mm. The coverage for 12x 1:24 scale tile strips is therefore 266cm sq. (41.1 in sq.).Tile ShapeChoose rectangular tiles or scalloped edge tiles.Tile SizesThe tile strips with 16mm tiles suitable for clay tile effects. Dimensions quoted for 1:12 scale tiles ..1:24 scale tiles are proportionally smaller.Tile ScaleChoose 1:12 or 1:24 scale tiles to match the scale of the dolls house.Tile and a halfLarger Tile and a Half size tiles are available separately to match these roof tiles. These are used to finish the end of a row of tiles.Decorative shaped tiles are also available to match these tiles.
- Fast and easy to apply - Simply stick the tiles into position with PVA adhesive or double sided tape.
- Light-weight and economical product making them a very practical option compared to real slate or plaster alternatives.
- Easily cut to size using scissors or a craft knife.
- Ridge tiles, tile and a half tiles, decorative shaped tiles and lead flashing available.
- Choice of finish - Paint with a colour of your choice and add as much shading and detail as you wish.
Recommended Application and Finishing MethodStarting at the bottom edge of the roof glue the first tile strips into position. Separately available 'tile and a half' tiles can be used to finish the ends of alternate rows in a straight line. Working up towards the ridge glue further strips into position ensuring that each row is overlapped by about 5mm and the tiles are aligned / staggered correctly. Tip: Draw several horizontal lines along the roof to help ensure the tile strips are aligned correctly..
Once all the tile strips have been glued into position they can be painted using a suitable colour matt emulsion paint (small sample pots from DIY stores are ideal) or acrylic paints. When dry shading can be added if required using acrylic paints. Using this method it is quite easy to create tiles of varying shades and even add weathering effects which will greatly enhance the finished roof tile effect. Finally a coat of clear matt varnish can be added if required to protect and seal the finished roof tiles.
Note: Paint should be applied sparingly to avoid clogging the grooves in between the tiles and losing thi individual roof tile detail effect. If necessary use a knife blade or similar to remove excess paint from the grooves before it dries.
Further tools and materials recommended include: A suitable wood / cardboard adhesive (PVA) or double sided tape, a sharp craft knife or scissors, Paint / Matt Varnish. (Not supplied).
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Unless otherwise stated all dolls house items are
1:12 scale.Items are not CE marked so are not suitable for children under 14 years of age.