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Guard House Sss
« on: October 27, 2013, 09:33:14 PM »
Thanks to Marc(Midniteflyer) for suggesting that I do a sketch set for a Guard House, you can all now do one. Marc went a bit farther, by making his own, and it resembles the “Rix” style buildings. It would look great just behind a fenced in and gated complex, but you can put it anywhere. With the optional brick façade or fascia, it would look good for a gated condo community. This is my own design, based on Marc’s building and other Google images. The footprint is 1” x 1” and is an easy build. If you don’t like the pictured colors you can paint as desired.

I recommend using styrene as wood thicknesses can be too big and look out of scale. Also, recommended glue is a plastic solvent cement type, such as “Ambroid Pro-Weld”, for superior results compared to other glues. Paint parts before assembly, except where the edges glue to other parts.

The building directions and materials 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, Parts templates, Brick template, Assembly sketches,  and PDF's.

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.

Follow assembly sketch directions.

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