Model Home

A model home is a great way to store memories of a house you love, or a project your entire family can participate in. There are many ways in which a model home can be acquired. You can buy a readymade model home from toy stores or the Internet, make one out of model home making kits, or even build a model home from scratch.

Model homes are available in a wide range of styles and scales. The scale of a model home is its most important aspect. 1:50 is the standard scale used for model homes, which are kept on display, or built on commission on special requests. Architectural model homes come in scales of 1:12, 1:24 till 1:500 as well. Deciding on the scale of the model home is your first important decision.

Once you have decided on the scale, browse through numerous toy stores and hobby stores to see if you can find a model home of your choice. The Internet is also a great option, with many websites available, which sell model homes of all scales and styles. It is best to conduct some research about the different styles of model homes available, before making a purchase. There are several professional model home makers on the Internet, as well, who not only sell their products online, but also provide tips and tutorials on how to build a model home of your own.

If you wish to build your own model home, you can either make use of model home making kits, or build one from scratch. Kits can be found at all the places you can find readymade model homes. The internet is the best source, due to the wide variety it offers. In case you are looking to build a model home from scratch you will need to first gather the materials you will need.

The materials include a tape measure, Balsa wood sheets, a calculator, a large paper, X-acto type knife, pencils, a ruler and super glue. Once this is done, you will then need to get the model house plan for your model home, in the right scale. Make sure the plans are perfect as this will bear heavily on how your final model home will look. The next step is to cut out the parts of the model home from the Balsa wood sheets. Be sure to cut out exact measurements, especially with doors and windows.

Complete the floor section first and then move onto the roof section. Be careful with your tools, and make sure little kids and pets are kept away from the work area. An important aspect of building a model home of your own is to make sure it is built on a sturdy board. After you done, choosing the right display case, and display space is important to show your model home in best light.

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