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Simple house Sss
« on: October 17, 2013, 09:26:08 AM »
I decided to get back to basics with this set of sketches, and had the beginning scratch builder in mind. It is a very simple build. The footprint is 1 ¾” by 1 ¾”. I scaled this from the Walthers ad pic and made a few modifications.

Choice of materials is up to you. It can be done in wood but sketches are based on styrene thicknesses. If you use another material adjust dimensions accordingly. I used .030 styrene, and .040 Evergreen #4031 clapboard siding. Window openings are sized for Rich’s(Rslaserkits) #3980. Door opening works with his #3988. If you get those sheets, you will have enough for at least 10 more builds. You can also adjust openings for your own windows. Window material is easily cut from clear blister pack plastic. 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. Read directions in assembly sketches before cutting out parts as you may want to change some sizes or cut fewer, or additional, openings.

Included sketches are: Overview sketches, Part templates, Assembly sketches, and PDF.

To print the part templates actual size, use the PDF's. 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 or Krylon Easy Tack Repositionable Adhesive to glue paper templates to your material and then just cut on lines. No measuring ! Paper comes off easily.

The hardest part of this build is beveling the roof sections, but that can be done with a sanding block and some patience.

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

Follow assembly sketch directions.

Roofing material is up to you and Rich has some good choices for a 3d effect. Unless you bevel the roof pieces there will be a 1/32” gap. Overlapping roofing material will cover this gap.

Chimney from an old kit can be used.

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