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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2018 9:27 a.m. PST

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I'm just now getting into laser cut mdf buildings. Any recommendations?

I'm also trying gluing extremely thin craft sticks to foam core. That's a lot of work! grin

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2018 9:57 a.m. PST

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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2018 10:10 a.m. PST

Ok.
Get it from the main article on Long Island.
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Pan Marek Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2018 10:40 a.m. PST

For me, there seems to be little choice but to build your own AWI buildings. Which means, unfortunately, craft stick clapboard on foam core.
BUT! Check Amazon for thin wood coffee stirrers with square ends. They are thinner than craft sticks, and cheaper too.

Also, go into the Model RR sites for various forms of shingles or shakes. Many early American buildings were entirely shakes
(see Tennent church, Wick House, etc). Also, various plastic sheeting molded as clapboard.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2018 4:51 p.m. PST

This is my go to Tavern it paints up nicely or you can order it painted.

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khanscom10 Jun 2018 7:06 p.m. PST

Evergreen has quite an extensive selection of building materials in plastic. This might be easier to work with than wood.

nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Jun 2018 10:26 p.m. PST

John, Forget craft sticks. Use some thicker balsa wood and just score it with a sharp # 2 pencil. If you want it to last build the shape with foam core and then glue the balsa to the outside. That's a simple project to do.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2018 11:16 p.m. PST

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Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2018 8:32 a.m. PST

That looks like it would be a great request to send to your favorite friendly mdf laser-cutter!

22ndFoot12 Jun 2018 9:18 a.m. PST

You can also buy balsa and plastic sheet with planks pressed/molded into them. The balsa comes both flat and clapboarded.

I use lasercut shingles from Warbases for roofs but these can be used on the walls of New England saltbox style houses too.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 11:52 a.m. PST

John, Forget craft sticks. Use some thicker balsa wood and just score it with a sharp # 2 pencil. If you want it to last build the shape with foam core and then glue the balsa to the outside.

Better idea!

You can also buy balsa and plastic sheet with planks pressed/molded into them.

Do you have a link for the balsa? Thanks.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 3:22 p.m. PST

Well, I'm 3/4 finished with one foam core house with craft sticks and have a few more to go. I also bought some bags of the really thin ones at Hobby Lobby. I actually like the crude look. With my skills, I had better like a crude look…

I haven't seen any of the pressed balsa wood blanks in years. I do remember them, now that you mention them.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2018 1:37 a.m. PST

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LINK to hobby retailer page listing basswood sheets including 5 different sizes of clapboard, towards bottom of the page:

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