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Sss 138 Brookelyn
« on: November 01, 2018, 02:18:47 PM »
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I've always hesitated to do modern designs because no one makes modern windows. To do a modern home justice, the windows need to be custom made.  I've found an easy way to modify existing windows to give them a great open modern look. In this set there are 16 custom windows and 2 sets of sliding glass doors. None of these are scratch built and are bashes of existing windows by Tichy and RSLaserkits. The only thing to scratch build is the chimney, but templates are provided. The footprint is 3 5/8 x 3 5/8.   It can be done in wood but sketches are based on styrene thicknesses. If you use another material adjust dimensions accordingly. Paint parts before assembly, except where the edges glue to other parts.  Always check ahead in assembly sketches to see which surfaces may need to have paint removed before assembly.

Angled groove siding sections give the front a unique appearance.  That and the numerous custom windows make this build a challenge and is only recommended for advanced modelers.  There are also 33 assembly step sketches, so it will take some time. Due to the complexity of this set I have decided to build it, just to prove it can be done, so watch for the build thread later.

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,  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.  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.

Cut out parts carefully using a SERB and straight edge. The best way to cut out window openings is with a corner punch. It is important to follow assembly sketches IN SEQUENCE or some parts may not fit.  If you do printable shingles or brick work, print them on tracing paper (you may have to manually feed this thin paper). Use thinned white glue to attach them.

With no interior walls, you may want to add some viewblocks.

















































































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Re: Sss 138 Brookelyn
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2018, 02:53:12 PM »
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Nice design as always Gary.  One thing I would point out is that the garage seems a little on the short side with respect to garaging cars of any length.
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Re: Sss 138 Brookelyn
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2018, 04:10:37 PM »
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True, but in todays society, in a modern home, more energy efficient, shorter compact cars are becoming the norm. This garage is 16' deep on the left side, however the right side is deep enough to park a 36' long dragster.
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Re: Sss 138 Brookelyn
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2018, 04:14:04 PM »
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True, but in todays society, more energy efficient shorter compact cars are becoming the norm.

While that is true, and my 2006 scion xB would likely fit in there, the car I would really want to garage is my 1985 Caddy Eldorado (which is around 17' long) and that is one of the smaller Cadillacs fom that era.  :)
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Re: Sss 138 Brookelyn
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2018, 01:09:38 PM »
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That is one long Caddy, and it will definitely fit on the right side.
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