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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #180 on: January 18, 2017, 08:52:43 pm »
I did the retaining wall with fair success. I didn't have the right thickness card really though. however, as an experience it was good. Compared to the metcalfe kits where all the materials fit together correctly as they have the right sizes/thicknesses etc and therefore the instructions work better.

However, I think you'll agree it doesn't look terribly shabby. (Except for the graffiti, but that's intentional :P)


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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #181 on: February 18, 2017, 01:24:38 am »
I just bought, downloaded and printed my first scalescenes (after the delivery of A4 paper today) and... :goggleeyes:  I'm terrified!! 4 very full pages of instructions and tiny little everythings. I've been reading this thread to get pumped up. Many, many posts end with..."but it's worth it"...so I'm hoping that's true.

Anyhow, kudos and thanks to those who've gone ahead. I've seen some incredible looking buildings on this thread.
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« Reply #182 on: February 18, 2017, 02:17:05 am »
the instructions are...thorough...

whilst they can be daunting they are very good, I used the wrong sized card which didn't help the instructions.
That's where metcalfe are good, their kits have the right size card as part of it :D4

Otherwise, very well thought out kits... They could be simplified but would lose a lot of what makes them so good.

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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #183 on: February 18, 2017, 06:58:36 am »
Once you get the first one under your belt and build up your confidence you'll love them. Dont expect a quick build, take your time. I'm currently building the school and I'm already into week two.

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« Reply #184 on: February 18, 2017, 05:15:34 pm »
So when the instructions as for light/medium/heavy card...how do I determine that? If I'm using cereal box, oatmeal box, or something else? Is there an easy way to figure this out? Thanks!   :thankyousign: :NGaugersRule:
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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #185 on: February 18, 2017, 05:24:02 pm »
So when the instructions as for light/medium/heavy card...how do I determine that? If I'm using cereal box, oatmeal box, or something else? Is there an easy way to figure this out? Thanks!   :thankyousign: :NGaugersRule:
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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #186 on: February 18, 2017, 05:24:02 pm »
It should say on the front sheet what weight or mm card to use.

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« Reply #187 on: February 18, 2017, 05:43:35 pm »
What I mean is...how do I know what thickness the card I have is? Or do I just need to break down and buy it, so I'll know?
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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #188 on: February 18, 2017, 05:50:33 pm »
I grabbed some pads of different weight paper from hobby craft and for the thickest card I use gray board from eBay. It lasts for ages.

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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #189 on: February 18, 2017, 05:54:00 pm »
What I mean is...how do I know what thickness the card I have is? Or do I just need to break down and buy it, so I'll know?

You could visit a craft/art store to get hands-on with some card stock, so you get some knowledge that you can then translate to your cereal cartons.
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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #190 on: April 02, 2017, 08:30:30 pm »
Concerning all the little interior details...are these visible at the end? Does everyone do all of the interior details? Are they integral to the structural integrity of the building? Thanks!
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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #191 on: April 02, 2017, 08:35:59 pm »
I made a whole lot of furniture for one of my rows of houses. You can't really see them but I know they are there. I even made a miniature model railway for one of the rooms.

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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #192 on: April 02, 2017, 08:52:56 pm »
Concerning all the little interior details...are these visible at the end? Does everyone do all of the interior details? Are they integral to the structural integrity of the building? Thanks!

Having built rows of scalescenes and Smart models downloads I would not bother about interiors as they are not visible unless you are going to fit interior lighting.
I have just started on a new model of "Glasgow style" tenament buildings. Having followed the instructions to the letter I will build the next version without many of the interior walls / finishes as they will never be seen.

Build one, then have a look and decide if you need interior details.

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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #193 on: April 02, 2017, 10:47:42 pm »
I made a whole lot of furniture for one of my rows of houses. You can't really see them but I know they are there. I even made a miniature model railway for one of the rooms.

Was it n gauge?

N gauge of n gauge ... now that WOULD be small!  :laugh:
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Re: Scalescene models
« Reply #194 on: April 03, 2017, 06:14:54 am »
It was in N scale yes. I took a top down photo of my layout and scaled it down and mounted it on staples for legs. I've got a photo somewhere I'll try and find it.

 

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