Materials for modelmaking

Physical models can be created out of anything from recycled cardboard to more sophisticated materials that need laser-cutting for precise results.

Most physical models need a base board that may be wood, such as plywood or particle board, or a lighter material such as plastic or card. More ambitious schemes may use other materials such as acrylic, metal, or plastic.

Urban models need quite a lot of thought to achieve differentiation between existing buildings and space and proposed buildings and space. Using different materials to highlight this distinction is helpful. A good solution is to have the main model made from a neutral material, such as white board, so it appears as a blank canvas, then to insert the proposed ...

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