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This is a range of buildings and fortifications suitable for Aegean (Minoan, Mycenean, etc.), Turkish (Hittite, Trojan), Cypriot and Coastal Palestinean warfare of the late Bronze Age. The buildings are also suitable for Archaic Greece and Rome and Ancient Egypt.

Considering the time at which they were built, the structures were remarkably sophisticated. The houses, with their resilient timber foundations, were designed to resist earthquake shocks and, if subjected to large earth tremors, would collapse outwards to minimise the risk of burying their occupants.

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Two methods can be used. For both methods, first undercoat the models with white primer and allow to dry.

Method 1: Paint on a thinned layer of raw sienna oil paint then, while it is still wet, wipe it oft with a clean, dry sponge. Repeat until the desired effect is achieved, then allow to dry thoroughly. For mud brick buildings (or areas of exposed mud brick) this gives quick and effective results. To create more depth, dry-brush with a mixture of raw sienna and white, then again with white. For whitewashed buildings, wet-brush (drybrushing with a fully-charged brush) the required area with acrylic or enamel raw sienna and white. When dry, repeat with white. It a stonework finish is desired, after the first "wipe off" of raw sienna has dried, repeat the process with burnt sienna.

Clean the sponges with fresh thinner and put in a warm, dry, well-ventilated area to dry out thoroughly.

Method 2: Using enamel or acrylic, undercoat the model with raw sienna and leave to dry. Next, using vertical, even strokes, wet-brush a mixture of raw sienna and white, then leave to dry. Finish off by wetbrushing white.

Any exposed woodwork is undercoated with acrylic or enamel burnt sienna and allowed to dry. Finish by drybrushing with white then raw sienna then white again.

External decorative borders around buildings and around doors and windows are known to have been used by, among others, the Bronze Age Egyptians, Minoans and Mycenians, so it is not unreasonable to assume that buildings in adjacent areas would be any different. Allow the model to thoroughly dry then lightly mark the edges of the borders with a pencil and ruler. Carefully paint to the line with thinned acrylic or oil paint. If desired, a second layer can be added to deepen the colour. Alternatively, mask with smooth masking tape or frisket and airbrush the coloured lines. If using ink, apply several Very light coats to avoid blobbing and to ensure proper coverage. If the spraying has been correctly done, the paint should be almost immediately touch-dry and the masking tape can be removed immediately.

Set aside to dry. To give a weathered effect to the decorative paintwork, lightly dry-brush over it with white paint.

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