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Rustic Shaped Roof Tiles / Slate Strips x12 #1Rustic Shaped Roof Tiles / Slate Strips x12 #2
Product ID: BCT10R

Rustic Shaped Roof Tiles / Slate Strips x12

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Manufacturer Bromley Craft Products
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Price: £6.95
8.08 EUR 8.62 USD
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12x Rustic shaped roof tile strips measuring 440mm x 25mm x 1mm approx (1:12 scale).   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 DCA94 - Storm Cloud.

1:12 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 Shape
Choose rectangular tiles or scalloped edge tiles.

Tile Sizes
The tile strips are available with 20mm wide tiles suitable for slate roof effects or 16mm tiles suitable for clay tile effects. Dimensions quoted for 1:12 scale tiles ..1:24 scale tiles are proportionally smaller.

Tile Scale
Choose 1:12 or 1:24 scale tiles to match the scale of the dolls house.

Tile and a half
Larger 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 Method
Starting 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).

4 Product Reviews - Average rating 5 / 5 (Show All)
Roof Tiles
- 03rd July 2021
Excellent just what I wanted.
- 01st May 2020
So easy to use and by using the paint suggested have given a fabulous look to my roof.

Definitely recommend
Easy Roof Tiling
- 03rd March 2020
Simple to place roof tiles that once painted and varnished give a lovely authentic rustic finish - 5 star service
Perfect Dolls House Roof Tiles
- 27th February 2020
Very pleased with my dolls house roof tiles. They look way better than I expected and were easy to fit. Once painted the finish is just like real slate.
Poly10 Wood Glue (PVA) 125ml
A strong PVA glue ideal for MDF, wood etc.. Ideal for many craft and DIY applications.
Crafters Acrylic - 59ml Acrylic - Storm Cloud
Deco Art Crfters Acrylic Paint 59ml.
Crafters Acrylic - 59ml Acrylic - Orange Spice
Deco Art Crfters Acrylic Paint 59ml.
Crafters Acrylic Paint - 59ml - Slate
Deco Art Crfters Acrylic Paint 59ml.

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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.