What are the downloadable building kits? Scenerybuilder.com kits are in PDF format
and can be downloaded FREE. You then print the model and follow the instructions
to mount onto card and build the kit.
I have seen some not very realistic card kits, can card really be used to produce
a good model? Card is ideal for model buildings, take a look at the Pendon Museum
scenes for example. However, not many people can spend thousands of hours on each
building like their modellers do, so I have put the work in to produce good quality
realistic model building kits which you can build in a fraction of the time.
What kind of paper do the kits need to be printed on? Plain white 80gsm (grams per
square metre) for the building structure and textures (thicker paper is not as good
for corner folding), windows and doors are best printed on premium glossy photo paper
(220 - 250gsm).
What kind of card do I need? Scenerybuilder.com kits are specifically designed to
be used with cereal box card. This saves you money and is the best form of recycling
as it doesn’t even use any energy. Some thinner packaging card will also be needed
Is cereal box card strong enough? It is surprisingly good, in most cases the structure
comprises a double thickness laminated together, (approx. 1.2mm) sometimes before
cutting out and sometimes after so that the corners can be stepped to produce a strong
joint. There is also an internal structure to keep everything straight.
Scenerybuilder.com kits are created by a combination of CAD and photographs combined
and edited using Serif PhotoPlusX3. The building features are accurately assembled
to provide realistic textures, brick by brick, ensuring that they wrap around corners
and reveals. The images are then brought together with text and graphics in the desktop
publishing programme, Serif PagePlusX4
I will go into more detail about how the kits are designed and created in a future
No problem! All you have to do is reprint the sheet(s) affected, re-cut the part(s)
which went wrong and carry on. That’s another brilliant thing about Scenerybuilder.com
kits, mistakes cost next to nothing and you always learn by them and make a better
job next time.
Please do! And tell them about Scenerybuilder.com. Any private individual is authorised
to download, distribute and make as many prints of the files as required for personal
non-commercial use only. Any modification of Scenerybuilder.com files or any part
of them is strictly prohibited. Downloading, copying, and distribution for commercial
exploitation of Scenerybuilder.com files or any part of them is strictly prohibited.
The development of the initial kits, textures and website is completely out of my
own pocket and in my own time. I have added advertising which I hope will offset
costs as website traffic increases. I have also added a PayPal donate button at the
bottom of each page (including this one) where secure donations can be made. You
can also help by making use of the bookshop and amazon search feature.