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 Posted: Mon Oct 18th, 2010 09:34 am
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By clicking on the PDF file link below, you can download a printable version of this picture, ready scaled to reproduce it in 4mm - 1/76th scale.




The pictures of windows and doors are designed to be cut out around their white window frames and sills and stuck onto a suitable brick patterned texture paper, for my example below I have chosen Scalescenes TXO3 Cream Brick.






Have a close look at your sheet of texture paper, it may have a course of 'soldier' bricks, aline of bricks printed standing on their ends. Cut out and pasted to card as a separate layer they can add a subtle touch to your model, see below



You will need an 80mm wide strip of thin card, as long as your chosen size of building covered with texture paper. If you are using 'Cornoflako Paketo' then glue your paper to the dull side, the glossy printed side will help resist the tendency of the card to curl as the glue dries. I prefer to use 'Pritt-stik'. Allow to dry, preferably under a heavy flat weight.

Whilst your glue is drying, cut out as many doors and windows as you need, roughly cut out the blue roof strips and glue these to the same sort of thin card. If you choose to incorporate a soldier course underneath your roof overlays, cut and paste these at the same time and allow to dry thoroughly before you attempt to cut them out. If you try to cut the strips whilst the glue is damp there is a very good chance that you could tear and drag the soft paper.

Arrange your windows and doors in a pleasing fashion. Mark their positions lightly with a soft lead pencil, or, use Post-it notes to  mark the particular line of bricks they are to be placed on. Soft [2B-4B] pencil lines can be erased with a soft rubber. It is worth buying a Windsor and Newton Medium Kneaded Putty Rubber for this sort of job, it also cleans fingerprints and grubby marks off of paper without being too aggressive, and can be used to 'dull down' papers to help them regress into the background.

When all glue is dry, you may consider adding telephone wires on the face of the wall with a sharp grey/black pencil, burglar alarms etc and weathering the paper. Consider drawing a fine black line under each window sill to accentuate the shadow and add to the 3D effect.

Good Luck!

Doug


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 Posted: Mon Oct 18th, 2010 09:44 am
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OK, someone like to try the amended pdf file, it should print out onto a single sheet of A4, and the doorways should be 28mm high?



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Yet another one for the forum Index. Thanks Doug.



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dooferdog wrote: OK, someone like to try the amended pdf file, it should print out onto a single sheet of A4, and the doorways should be 28mm high?


It does and they are

Well the page is 8.5" x 11" ......we dont have A4 over here......but my steel rule is metric

As an aside have you any suggestions to date it a couple of decades?  I think its too modern for 1947. The windows are just about ok I think its the doors that give the game away..................I was thinking of printing a page from one of my other scalescene files (I have warehouse and shops)

Any suggestions appreciated.......I think its a neat project and I would like to take part

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John,

Thanks for testing out the download size for me.  I'll have a look at dong an 'older' version soon, especially as I will need one,

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With a bit of luck, this attached file should print out as elements to make an older fashioned building 'Flat-scene', exactly the same way as the one above.

It seems to work OK, I think this would look good pasted up onto Scalescenes TXO1 red brick or TXO6 aged red brick.

I'd cut out the opening for the roller doors to whatever size or height you fancy [or leave them this size], then cut out the doors to match, glue them to a separate piece of card and stick that behind the wall opening. The small doors and windows I'd stick straight on.

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I notice that the pages have been downloaded 10 times so far, does this mean that 10 of you are making this building ?

If so don't forget to show us all your progress :thumbs

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Here's my attempt...





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Now is beautifull mate, like the alarm system you have installed.

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Not much wrong with that, Stu.  :thumbs



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Stu,
     The only thing that gives it away as being a model is the fact that its sat on a table!!Superb work!

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Cheers,John.B.:thumbs

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A great resource for the forum, and a great result, Stu.
Thanks Doug - I've downloaded the pdf.

Mike

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A slightly tweaked version, with a better drain pipe feed.





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