I particularly liked the medieval house by Michael Krein and decided to have a go as we need something to represent a village in Field of Glory. One of my efforts is shown on the right.
I’ve made three now and have a further three to do. It took 5-10 minutes to build each one and another 5-10 to paint the folds. It took far longer to do the basing than make the models.
Anyway here’s a few tips:
- Use the thickest card that your printer will allow. The roof is a bit weak in the middle; just where you want to pick them up.
- Score all folds lightly first before cutting out the main building. Obvious I know but much easier before any cutting than afterwards.
- The tabs provided with the model are fine but I experimented with larger tabs, needing fewer cuts, to speed up the whole process and strengthen the final model.
- Be prepared to paint the corners and roof folds as the white card shows through. I used dilute burnt umber.
- I also washed the roof with dilute burnt umber, and touched up the windows with black, as some of the ink rubbed off the card whilst I was cutting the model out.
- Use something weighty as a base. In my case I had some circular metal discs given to me my someone who works in washing machine factory where they are scrap.