Modelmaking: A Basic Guide

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A primer for everyone interested in building models.Model Making is an introduction to the craft for students of architecture; landscape architecture; urban, interior, and theatrical design; or anyone who has the need or desire to make the large small. In concise instructions and nearly 200 charming, easy-to-follow drawings the book details the construction of both study and presentation models in common materials such as paper, chipboard, illustration board, foamcore, and balsa. It also covers topics such as ...

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A primer for everyone interested in building models.Model Making is an introduction to the craft for students of architecture; landscape architecture; urban, interior, and theatrical design; or anyone who has the need or desire to make the large small. In concise instructions and nearly 200 charming, easy-to-follow drawings the book details the construction of both study and presentation models in common materials such as paper, chipboard, illustration board, foamcore, and balsa. It also covers topics such as choosing the right materials for the job, rendering contoured sites, and fashioning entourage.

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An introduction to the craft of modelmaking that shows how to construct both study and presentation models using common materials such as paper, chipboard, illustration board, foamcore, balsa, and basswood. About 200 drawings supplement concise instructions. Topics include choosing the right materials, making a base to support the model, rendering contoured sites, and fashioning models of trees, people, and other entourage. Sutherland, the author of , is associate professor emerita at the U. of Arkansas. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Martha Sutherland, associate professor emerita at the University of Arkansas, is the author of the classic Lettering for Architects and Designers. She lives in Fayetteville.

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Table of Contents

Credits 8
Introduction 9
1. Getting Started 12
Important Equipment 12
Materials 15
Guidelines and Tips 16
Simple Bases 16
2. Chipboard and Cardboard Models 19
Chipboard Models 19
Cardboard Models 20
3. Paper Models 22
Boxes 23
Pitched Roofs 25
Hip Roofs 26
Chimneys 30
Gables 31
Dormer Windows 32
Geometric and Nontraditional Shapes 34
Facades 52
4. Illustration Board Models 53
Straight Cuts 53
Corners 54
Walls 56
Windows and Doors 57
Cylinders 58
Domes 62
Vaults 65
Stairways 66
Classic Details 68
Other Details 73
5. Contour Bases 74
Level Sites 74
Simple Contours 75
Complex Contours 76
Adding the Model to the Base 82
6. Foamcore Models 83
7. Balsa and Basswood Models 86
Trusses 88
Space Frames 89
8. Tents 92
Materials 94
Center-Supported Tents 94
Saddle-Shaped Tents 96
Arch-Supported Tents 96
Additional Shapes 97
External-Skeleton Tents 99
9. Entourage 100
Trees 101
Shrubbery 107
Texture 108
Figures 108
Conclusion 111
Index 112
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