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    Tactical Painter
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    Recently put the finishing touches to one of Sarissa’s small houses for North America for my AWI collection. As with all MDF buildings a little bit of embellishment goes a long way to break away from that distinctive MDF ‘look’ and give a building a unique character. I’ve made use of a few extras such as laser cut roof tiles and brick embossed wallpaper. There’s a tutorial here if you want to follow the build in more detail https://thetacticalpainter.blogspot.com/2021/10/28mm-house-with-stone-chimney-for-awi.html

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    #162621
    Patrice
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    Very inspiring, thanks for sharing.

    Embellishing MDF houses becomes an often discussed subject on forums and all ideas are welcome.

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    #162630
    Andrew Beasley
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    Very nice – love the colour. The brick work around the base is a nice touch and I do not think I’ve seen that done before.

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    I’ve found wood filler very handy – it sticks to the MDF fine and is a bit rougher that plaster filler. With time, you could cover the chimney stack and carve the brick work into it (thought it would be more stone like) but I mainly used it for wattle and daub buildings where the gritty texture works fine!

    #162634
    willz
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    Very nice.

    #162650
    Tactical Painter
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    Very nice – love the colour. The brick work around the base is a nice touch and I do not think I’ve seen that done before.

    … Embellishing MDF houses becomes an often discussed subject on forums and all ideas are welcome.<noscript><noscript></noscript></noscript><noscript></noscript>

    I’ve found wood filler very handy – it sticks to the MDF fine and is a bit rougher that plaster filler. With time, you could cover the chimney stack and carve the brick work into it (thought it would be more stone like) but I mainly used it for wattle and daub buildings where the gritty texture works fine!

    Nice idea. Before using the wallpaper I did contemplate sticking small aquarium pebbles on the chimney and then filling with plaster. The good thing about the wallpaper is how much easier it is (and less messy!).

    The Tactical Painter - painting miniature armies for battles on the table top.
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    #162673
    Andrew Beasley
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    … The good thing about the wallpaper is how much easier it is (and less messy!).

    Have to agree 100% and it works well.

    #162856
    Cacique Caribe
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    Stunning.  Absolutely beautiful.

    Dan
    Loads of WIPs: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/with/72157710630529376

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