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Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2013 9:15 p.m. PST

Looks like a lovely model !

I don't understand how I could easily get both sides of each wall panel glued-on properly so they line up with one another.

Also, is there a trick to accurately and neatly 'beveling' the corners of 5mm foamcore?

Stoelzels Structures Inactive Member05 Jan 2013 9:31 p.m. PST

Hi Chicklewis, I'm the guy whose name is on the top, and thanks for the interest.

To answer your first question, it isn't really that hard to align the sides. There are different types of spray glue, and some permit re-mounting. If your just starting out, it might be worth trying some small sections with that. The basic idea is to mount one side on the foam fist, cut it out, and then you have the edges as a reference to align the other side.

As to the second question on corners, I would steer you towards our forum.


This message describes the common "rabbeting" technique that is used in my projects. In short, you will cut through one layer card, and the foam, while leaving the other layer of card intact, and make a 5mm wide channel that will act as a pocket for the other wall. All sections needed to make such a pocket are marked on the images in the project.

Cheers, I hope that helps you.


CorpCommander06 Jan 2013 10:43 a.m. PST

I've got Carl's Modular Urban Center which has some curved and angled pieces. The file size is quite large, in no small part because not only is the model in the PDF but extensive instructions with pictures. I was really happy with the level of detail that goes into the description of techniques used in building models of this type.

The big thing I want to get good at this year is Papercraft. I need extensive built up terrain for several projects and I am just taken by how well these types of models work on the gaming table. While I expect my first few models to possibly not be great, I do know that anything I put time into doing repeatedly I get better at. So I expect the same here.

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 6:57 p.m. PST

thanks, Genji4, both of those clarifications sound like they will work easily.

Stoelzels Structures Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 11:18 a.m. PST

Glad to help. The other thing I might suggest (request) is that we have a free demo product (CD display base) that might might helpful in practicing and see a sample of what I make before buying anything. Hopefully you'll like it, if not, it's only a few sheets of paper, a small amount of foam core and about an hour of your time. Again, glad to help. -Carl

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