How to make cardboard model kits?
Cardboard model kits are built to visualize an architectural project.
Everything you need to know about the design of a cardboard model kit
What are the different types of cardboard model kits?
There are several types of cardboard model kits. The first of these is the architectural model. Many architects and architectural modelers choose cardboard to build miniature construction models. In this case, balsa and featherboard are the most used materials. In order to strengthen harmony in the model, it is recommended to choose featherboard for the manufacture of walls, and transparent PVC for the openings. Then come the letterpress and the hybrid letterpress model kits. With these ones, it is possible to design two types of realistic model kits. First, a white model that represents the exterior environment and then, the interior architectural model representing the interior of a building.
How to proceed to correctly create a typographic model kit?
For the realization of a 1:100 scale typographic model kit, it is necessary to have precision and skill. Indeed, an error of handling can distort the whole work. First of all, you have to transfer the plan of the model on a cardboard plate with the help of a tracing paper. However, you should not press too hard so that the featherboard is not damaged. If you want the reproduction to be more resistant, the use of gray cardboard is recommended. Next, you need to put the partitions on the plan, place the stairs and finally you will have to define the thickness of the walls. In addition, you will have to draw the elements placed inside, the pillars and the exterior walls. Here are the last steps to follow to finalize your creation:
● 1. Cut out the cardboard with a stylus ;
● 2. Glue the walls and pillars with clear glue;
● 3. Use PVC to make the windows and partitions;
● 4. Make the plate roof by defining its slope beforehand;
● 5. Use a green sponge to represent the lawn;
● 6. Add elements such as cars, trees, and characters as to make the model more realistic.
What are the leading brands of cardboard model kits?
There are several brands dealing with cardboard modeling.
These brands offer different range of cardboard model kits, the most famous of which are:
● A cardboard Ho model;
● A cardboard model of a boat;
● A cardboard city model;
● A cardboard house model ;
● A cardboard model airplane;
● A car model made of cardboard.
What are the different scales for a cardboard model kit?
It is essential that the model is as realistic as possible. Therefore, the choice of the scale is crucial. For the realization of a cardboard model, you can choose between 1:20 and 1:10. Thus, it is either typo or realistic.