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Building Kit Instructions
PLEASE READ THESE GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS THEN SELECT THE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR
YOUR KIT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE
Thank you for downloading a kit from Scenerybuilder.com Having downloaded it you
can now make as many prints as you like and construct as many buildings as you need.
The kit is designed to be constructed from laminated cereal box card so costs are
kept to a minimum and you can help the environment by recycling.
Please follow the kit’s instructions carefully. Anyone should be able to construct
a good quality card model building from a Scenerybuilder.com kit provided care and
patience is exercised during construction, after all, we want to enjoy our hobby,
not rush it.
There are a number of options to consider before proceeding:
Models can be constructed in alternative scales by scaling the print, please refer
to the page on model railway scales for more information.
The buildings are designed to be either embedded into the scenery (similar to Pendon
Museum practice) thus avoiding a black gap between the building and baseboard, or
traditionally sat on the baseboard just below ground level. The walls have a ‘foundation’
below ground level for embedment. However, part of this can be cut off to suit your
requirements (‘marked optional’). The most that can be cut off is indicated by a
dotted green line one course below maximum ground level, this allows for ground textures.
Choose how much ‘foundation’ to include before cutting out.
There are optional methods of window construction to suit your needs, please refer
to the kit’s specific instructions.
The following materials are required for construction of Scenerybuilder.com kits,
you may choose to add proprietary detailing elements (e.g. Gutters, downpipes, chimney
pots etc) but these are not essential.
Supply of cereal box card (0.5 - 0.6mm thick)
A4 plain paper 80gsm
Matt Black acrylic or enamel model paint
A4 glossy photo paper 220 - 250gsm (for windows & doors)
Model filler (Milliput or Das)
Optional for best results:
A4 plain paper 120gsm (for recessed lower sashes)
Plastic rod, 2mm or thinner (for chimney pot cores)
Clear film from packaging or OHP acetate (if glazing windows)
The following tools are needed for the construction of Scenerybuilder.com kits, if
you are new to the hobby these tools are not expensive and are needed for most aspects
of scenery and diorama modelling so they are a worthwhile investment:
Modelling knife or scalpel and plenty of new blades (always use a sharp blade to
ensure a clean cut)
Cutting mat (minimum size A4)
Steel rule or straight edge
Fibre tipped pens
Adhesives (see separate section)
Damp cloth or kitchen roll (to wipe glue off fingers & spreader)
Artists’ clear matt spray varnish
Pre-mounting cutting lines Pre-folding cutting
lines Final cutting lines Optional cutting
lines Alignment lines Deep Score and fold (cut
about 2/3 of the thickness) Score with the back of a modelling
knife blade and fold Straight edge guide lines
Refer to the table at the top of each sheet for quantity of prints and type of paper.
Print on A4 paper unless scaling up to larger than 4mm/ft in which case A3 paper
may be required. Ensure that the correct printing scale is selected,
Refer to the table at the top of each sheet for mounting instructions, cut sheets
to be mounted to the black dotted lines, mount to single or double thicknesses of
cereal box card (0.5 - 0.6mm thick) as stated and allow to dry before cutting out.
The texture sheets should be protected with artists’ clear matt spray varnish and
allowed to dry thoroughly before cutting out (these sheets are not mounted)
As in all aspects of model construction, the use of sharp modelling knives and adhesives
are necessary. Please take great care in the use of these tools and materials. scenerybuilder.com
are not responsible for any injury or illness incurred during this kit’s construction.
When all sheets have been printed, mounted and protected as specified construction
can commence. It may be easier to cut out parts as they are needed as they will be
easier to find. If you are an experienced modeller, use the instructions as a guide,
you may have alternative techniques you prefer to use.
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