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miniature clay roof tiles (spanish tiles) - scale 1:12

by:Xingfa      2019-11-09
This tutorial explains how to create traditional Spanish roof tiles at 1: 12.
I have listed the required materials and some examples of where and how these tiles are used.
For clarity, this tutorial will help you to create Spanish roof tiles that can be used on a 1: 12 scale mini doll house. (
We will not create roof tiles of real life size! )
You can find pictures of the materials used in this step, but I will list them below as a list to help you guys: 1.
220 grit2 sandpaper. Cutter and X-acto knife3.
12 \"metal Rule 4.
2 boards (12\" x 6\")5. Plastic sheet (
The paper protector used in the binder will work.
Plastic wrapping paper in kitchen is too soft to work)6.
Plastic or wood roll pins can be found in any craft shop.
Clay modeling (air-
Not the oven, but the hard one. hardened)8.
4 or 5 smoothies or thick silicon rods (
These will stick to the chips, so the number of sticks or straws depends on the size of the chips)9.
UHU glue or similar (
Do not use water-based glue)10.
Small self-sealing bag (
Prevent drying of unused clay)11.
Optional: wood sticks used to roll sand paper or straw onto one of the boards, leaving about 1/3/8 between each stick or straw, depending on the size of the tile you want to make.
This size piece of wood is suitable for about 4 sticks, each of which can help you make about 6 to 7 tiles.
This type of tool is called a clothes rack.
We start with this step because you need to get the glue dry before using the rack.
Place the plastic sheet on the remaining pieces of wood to prevent the clay from sticking to the wood.
Now, cut a piece of clay and knead the clay with a rolling pin until it is about 1/16 inch thick \"(approx. 2mm).
Place the remaining pieces of terracotta warriors in a self-sealing bag to keep the clay moist.
* If you are using a paper protector, cut the sides that fit the adhesive in order to finally get two plastic plates (
Kind of like an open book).
Professional tip: always cover the clay with plastic sheets to prevent the clay from drying!
You need to use the life size tile divided by the measured value of 12 to make the tile mold with cardboard (
Because that\'s the scale we\'re using).
You can refer to the chart in the attachment.
Tile Size :-Height: 17. 5\" (44. 5cm)-
Narrow part of the tile (TOP): 6. 5\" (16. 5cm)-
Wide part of the tile (BOTTOM): 8\" (20cm)
Micro tile mold size :-Height: 1. 46\" (3. 71cm)-Top: 0. 54\" (1. 38cm)-Bottom: 0. 66\" (1. 67cm)
Use ruler and x-
Acto knife, cut excess clay on the boundary to evenly level the clay.
Place the tile mold horizontally on the clay and cut the first strip.
Continue to cut additional strips from the remaining clay.
* Don\'t worry if the last piece of clay gets a little shorter!
We will use it to make shorter tiles that are usually used on the roof.
Once the strip is made, place the mold on the first strip and mark its boundary on the clay.
To avoid existing materials, flip the mold to match the border of the initial tile and continue to mark and flip to create a series of flat tiles.
Repeat this step on other bars.
Now we will continue to give the tile their usual curve shape.
Separate the clay strips because we will work with a clay strip, so cover the renovated clay strips to keep moisture.
Separate each clay tile and give it the initial shape with your finger.
Each prefabricated tile is then placed on a stick on the drying rack.
Repeat it until you run out of all the tiles.
Let them dry for about 24 hours or about 12 hours in the sun.
Let\'s make a sand block and a sand stick first.
The grinding block is any wooden part used to support sandpaper, regardless of its size.
To make it, just cut a piece of sandpaper that matches the size of the block and stick it to the wood surface.
The sanding stick is made by cutting another piece of sandpaper and rolling over the cocktail stick.
To prevent the sandpaper from moving, place a small amount of glue at one end before rolling the sandpaper onto the stick.
Now that the tiles are completely dry, use all the edges of the sand tiles evenly.
Remove any rough patches or Thinner tiles using a sanding stick on the inside of the tile.
The usual way to build a Spanish tile roof is to first place a layer of tiles from top to bottom.
First of all, cover the upper part of any surface you are dealing with by sticking a row of tiles (
Best roof).
Now slightly overlap the next line to get this line about 3/8 more tile than the previous one.
Do this over and over until you cover the surface of the entire roof.
* In order to accommodate overlapping tiles, you may need to polish each tile a little (
Use sand Mill).
Now that we have finished the lower layer, we will build the upper layer from the bottom up.
Starting with the lower row of tiles, paste a new tile on the seams formed between each column of tiles.
Repeat the process to cover the entire lower part of the roof.
Now, continue to glue a new layer, slightly overlapping the previous layer, similar to the practice of the upper tile at the bottom.
Once this upper level is completed, the roof is ready now.
We will use any remaining tiles (
It is best short
Cover the top row.
* Please consult the image for this step as it can be very confusing to read only the instructions.
Pro tip: This is how real roof tiles are built to prevent moisture and moisture from damaging the roof base.
We can continue to build the upper layer when we build the miniatures, because our house will not rain. :)
Quick steps to view images to check-by-
Steps on how to make roof tiles.
In future tutorials, we will learn how to make more terracotta warriors for micro-applications such as floors, wall tiles, flower pots and bases.
In the final tutorial, we will learn how to age all of these pieces and give them a full-weather look.
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