Bandua Small Building Detailed

Continuing on with the modification of the Bandua small building, I first laid out where the Adobe blocks would show through the stucco. My blocks were 10mm by 5mm. I found this ruler that makes the layout quite quick!
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Once laid out, it was off to the dremel. The dremel chews up mdf pretty quickly (and aggressively if you’re not a little careful!).
Always wear safety glasses and slide the work toward the rotation of the bit you’re using. If you try to slide the piece in the same direction as the rotation, it bit will bite and skip and possibly launch the piece. Whatever happens will not be the result you are looking for.
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Shutters and doors on my buildings are not functional. The are simply cut strips of wood (and sometimes card) glued in place to look like doors and shutters. They’re both pretty simple to do…image

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After the surface details are carved in and glued on, it’s time to assemble the structure. White or PVA glue works great for this. Clamps of various sorts are a great time saver but they’re kind of fiddly at times.
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Once the glue has dried I stucco over the remaining surfaces. I use Liquitex Ceramic Stucco. It’s gritty and sticky and it gives a nice finish to the mdf. I apply this with a small sculpting palette knife of some sort that I have from who knows where. I apply the stucco up to the carved block areas going slightly over the carved area but being careful not to go to far as to cover the blocks I had carved earlier. The end result hopefully looks like a stucco building that has patches where the stucco has broken away and the underlying block construction is showing through.
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Now all that is required is some paint. And some roofing… And a forge… Possibly some landscaping… Further details…
Darn! This project will never end.
Until next time…