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SS Ltd. Dorothy’s House, Part 5:  Begining the Roof
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Once I had all of the brick paper glued into place, and the windows and door openings had been cut out, I started working on the roof.   I made sure to test the fit of each piece before gluing it in place using the Elmer’s wood glue. Going back to cutting out the windows, I found that the easiest way to do this was...

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SS Ltd. Dorothy’s House: Part 2, Walls and Floors
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I continued the construction of Dorothy’s house, using the Micro-Mark magnetic gluing jig to hold the bottom of the walls while they were being glued.  At the top of the walls I used the the blue painter’s tape to hold the walls until the glue dried.  I found that using Elmer’s wood glue works very well on the cardstock walls, and that you usually...

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SS Ltd. Dorothy’s House: Part 1, Cardstock Walls
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As a Christmas present my wife gave a the Scale Structures Limited model, Dorothy’s House.  This is a cardstock and cast metal craftsman model of a brick house with all of the fancy “gingerbread” decorations. Upon first opening the box it was slightly intimidating to see the sheer amount of parts, which were separated into different bags. I read the instructions completely and then...

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Union Ice Company: completion of Ice dock
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After installing the final section of the dock I cut out and assembled the railings on the cork board.  Once these had dried I glued them onto the edge of the dock using Elmer’s wood glue.  I then assembled the ramp leading down from the opening in the wall by using the provided scale lumber. The next step was to fabricate the rest of...

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Using a Cork Board in building models
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In previous posts I have talked about using a cork board when building certain model parts, especially docks and things of that nature.  I decided that I should share some of the things that I have learned in using this. The chief advantage of using a cork board is that you can place the templates included in the model (or drawn by you as...

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