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||Posted - 04/01/2012 : 10:01:41 PM
I've decided to build Scale Scenes low profile warehouse kit. This is a free sample from this company that mainly makes UK style structures but a number of them could be used in north american prototypes. These include a container gantry and a coastal freighter. I should also mention that these are all paper kits that you download and print out at home. The ablity to download these kit means you can print out and build as many as you like with only the cost of ink and paper.
Here is the kit that I'm going to build:
After downloading I found that the kits are printed in either 'N' or OO scale. Since I'm in HO scale I had to change the scale from 1/76 to 1/87. Any good Adobe Acrobat reader should be able to do this and there is also a tutorial on the scalescenes website to walk you through.
the Kit prints out in 4 pages and the instructions are also 4 pages. Two of the pages have to be laminated onto card, Heavy, medium, light. The heavy card is the equivalent to two layers of cereal box cardboard, the medium is one layer of the same and the light is 200gsm, which I managed to find at Staples.
I used Elmers spray adheisive to laminate the two sheets of cereal box cardboard to amke the heavy card, as well as glue the printed sheets to the card. These I let dry overnight
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||Posted - 04/08/2012 : 11:14:55 AM
Thanks everyone (who's Chip?) After finishing off the warehouse a bought two small kits off scalescenes.
Furniture and line side junk:
and the interior elements:
I have a few buildings that I've build that could use some interior work in the future and these kits look like they'll fit the bill
I do have my eye on this one:
But I`ll have to find a more reliable source for cardstock before I attempt it.
||Posted - 04/08/2012 : 09:17:45 AM
Excellent work, Chip....having the same download, I followed along for some tips and techniques. Scalescenes makes some great stuff, which are mostly British prototype. I recently purchased their Industrial Building and hope to use it to "paper bash" another building. One tip I read of and tried that works very well is to rub chalk on the cut edges in lieu of the felt marker, which can sometimes bleed out to the printed surface.
||Posted - 04/08/2012 : 08:56:36 AM
An excellent tutorial and build, Glen.
I really like how you used it at the edge of your layout.
||Posted - 04/07/2012 : 8:51:18 PM
Glen, you've proven that paper is a viable building material. Building it in three dimensions makes it look very realistic.
||Posted - 04/07/2012 : 6:29:09 PM
very nice looking building. looks great, nice work
||Posted - 04/07/2012 : 11:28:57 AM
I finished off the building.
I added a black construction paper back to it and a concrete floor.
I used a sheet of card on the back of the black paper for some strength. The Concrete floor comes in the kit and I just cut it to size and glued it straight on without a card backing.The floor was included in the kit. I wanted a smooth transition from the exterior ashphalt to the interior floor so I didn't use a crad backing on it.
Even though this is supposed to be a background building I found another use for it.
I thought is would look better if I placed it on the edge of the layout to form an alley between it and My DPM building
A few more details like the pallet of crates and it will look right at home.
||Posted - 04/06/2012 : 6:50:00 PM
Thanks for the interesting tutorial and pics Glen. I've seen some of these kits on Rick's (Harso's) layout and I'm really impressed with them. Needless to say, since you are working with what amounts to be photographs, you can't beat the looks of the finished walls, windows, etc. And the assembly is reminicent of the old paper models! I'm going to give this a try.
||Posted - 04/06/2012 : 12:59:59 PM
Thanks everyone. I almost finished off the kit this morning.
I added the doors and window, and wall caps.
The kit also comes with a small office to install inside.
The office has an interior printed on the inside. Unfortunetly it would be almost impossible to see.
And with it placed inside the warehouse.
It also comes with a concrete floor which I'll be adding as well I'm going to add a black construction paper rear wall since I'm thinking of placing it on the edge of my layout instead of against the backdrop.
||Posted - 04/06/2012 : 12:36:14 PM
nice work, ive seen a large number of these and other scale scene on layouts in the uk. they come out great. from time to time i build the off cheap card building kit, reminds me of when i was young (ok younger) and i used to help my father build them for my layout
||Posted - 04/06/2012 : 10:26:08 AM
Very nice Glen, I like the methods that are used here, looks like a nice strong structure.
||Posted - 04/06/2012 : 09:47:02 AM
You use a mix of wrapping the edges around the card and felt markers to hide the edges. The kits are designed for the cover wraping.
||Posted - 04/06/2012 : 09:36:34 AM
Nice project, You can use markers to hide the edges rather than wrap them.Wrapping may cause the parts to be too large . BILL in Idaho
||Posted - 04/05/2012 : 8:18:06 PM
Progressing right along, I finished the roof:
It's a sort of peaked structure that is built off triangluar frames, then the main roof is added.
After the roof, then the corner wall caps, again they are paper covered card the add a 3-d effect.
There a a few choices when it comes to the large doors, you can used roll up doors, which they give you 2 styles to choose from, or you can use side rolling doors, which I dicided on. There are also two types of rolling doors, wood or steel. I figured wood would look better on my layout so I went with that.
First the door card (the roll up doors are on the same sheet)
Then the wood door covers:
Then using the glue stick and wraping the covers onto the card.
There is alot of wraping the printed parts to the card so that the edges are hidden in these kits it seems. Next I add the door tracks and the doors to the building.
||Posted - 04/03/2012 : 08:49:47 AM
I got the walls and the beginnings of the roof glued on last night. The roof was a little bit too long so I had to trim it up just a bit to fit. The roof is the medium card thickness and has an overlay on both sides. The top side is tar paper the wraps up the inside walls a bit.
I do like how there is interior detail like the brickwork in the flat, even though it's only 1' deep. Since you won't be able to see the backside of the front wall, there is no detail there.
||Posted - 04/03/2012 : 06:05:47 AM
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