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Office building Sss
« on: October 06, 2013, 09:09:45 PM »

When I did my Valley Growers Association elevator kit, it came with a cute office building that would look good next to any industry or even in a yard. This versatility made it a prime candidate for scratch building, so here is a set of sketches, so you can build your own. I modified the design slightly, to make the walls butt joints, which makes it an easy build. By simply changing the colors you should be able to make it look good next to any industry you have.

Materials are .015, .030, .040, and .060 styrene. Trim is made from angle (see sketches). Door and window openings are sized for Rich’s (Rslaserkits), but you can adjust openings for your own. Window material is easily cut from clear blister pack plastic. Chimney is just a piece of nail painted silver or black. Paint parts before assembly, except where the edges glue to other parts.

The building directions are in the sketches, and to make your build easier you can enlarge them to full size and print them out.

As with my other scratch build projects, included are: Overview sketches, Parts template, Assembly sketches, and pdf.

To print the part templates actual size, use the PDF. Select best printer quality, set PDF zoom to 100%, and page scaling to "none" or actual size. Check your printed page to see that 3" lines are exactly 3" long. Once you have template printed, you can cut with scissors (leave a 1/8" border) and arrange on your material for maximum sheet usage. Part templates for siding are a mirror image, when needed, so that you can cut walls with siding side down (easier to cut). Be sure siding grooves are oriented correctly. Use rubber cement to glue paper templates to your material and then just cut on lines. No measuring ! Paper comes off easily.

Cut out parts carefully using a SERB and straight edge. It is important to follow assembly sketches IN SEQUENCE or some parts may not fit, especially for trim and roof sections.

Follow assembly sketch directions.

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