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Scale model house

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In this instructable I will show you how to build a 1/64 scale model house. the way you cut the craft sticks determines how the house will look, I used wire cutters because thats all I had to cut it with so its crooked in some places.

What you will need:

wood glue
750+ craft sticks
foam board
cutting tool
patience
 
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Step 1: Draw Plans

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First you need to draw the plans on paper then scale it up to the foam board. I used 1 inch = 2 feet.

Step 2: First floor


After you have the floor plan drawn out on the foam board you can start making the walls for the first floor. I spaced the studs 1/2" apart and made the windows/doors 1" wide.

Step 6: Roof 2


Now we need a roof over the main house. I started with the roof trusses, I had to make a dozen of these to be able to put a decent roof on. If you need a reference look in your attic.
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rubyblaze14 months ago

so crateive

Could you post the blueprints to this house? or at least all the measurements?
heathbar642 years ago
Very cool! I've always meant to do something like this, but haven't got around to it yet. I wanted to build from an actual set of blueprints and cut the different lumber to scale sizes etc. Maybe you have given me the bump to get started.
tommy88472 years ago
Hi there,
Great project!
I find the scales when it comes to sourcing accessories for the build is the difficult bit! Peoples scales are different... What i mean is... for example....
Yours is 1/34 scale but your doors are 1" wide making them 34" wide in real terms when they would usually be 30" as standard ( 1/30)
haha.
As a complete novice... I started off buying a 1/12 model car (die cast) then realised..... the garage and house are going to be around 4 foot wide in total! haha. The model would take up most of my spare room... and I would'nt be able to get it through any doors! haha.

1/34 is the way to go... Good luck mate!
the poodleo3 years ago
can this be converted to 72th scale use? because im making a diorama with ww2 troops, in africa, and it would be helful, because i could make it into ruins.
sco_oter (author)  the poodleo3 years ago
Sure you can, you just have to convert feet to inches. This house is in 1/16 scale where 1 inch = 16 inches.
qolque sco_oter3 years ago
I'm a little turned about by all the different scales mentioned! If one inch is 2 feet (as the first page says), that is 1:24 scale. Most house blueprints that I have built are 1:48 scale, or 1/4" = 1 foot. I just wish I could find a 1:48 model of a Toyota truck that had the doors swing open, so I could see if the garage I designed is big enough!
okay. thanks for the help.
zeldafan3 years ago
Cool how long did it take youo to bild the entire house?
sco_oter (author)  zeldafan3 years ago
3 days
thanks
hegemann443 years ago
you should post measurements
Jon3163 years ago
Are you going to finish it like a real house or just leave it as a skeleton
sco_oter (author)  Jon3163 years ago
I just left it as a skeleton. I tried to make a finished house out of a project just like this I did in school and it cost $200+ and that house was half the size.
Jon3163 years ago
Amazing
DAV7063 years ago
i bought a mini-sack of craft sticks that contains 800 peices of craft sticks. is that enough?
sco_oter (author)  DAV7063 years ago
Depends on how big and detailed the model is.
DAV706 sco_oter3 years ago
but i buy 200 more.is that enough for 1/34 scale?
DAV7063 years ago
is making an elevator easier than making stairs?
sco_oter (author)  DAV7063 years ago
yes they are but people usually dont put elevators in a suburban home.
DAV7063 years ago
if i have two foam boards and the size is the same.can i use the one as background?
sco_oter (author)  DAV7063 years ago
I don't care what you do its your project
DAV7063 years ago
where can i buy the foam board?
sco_oter (author)  DAV7063 years ago
walmart, hobby lobby, or any other craft supply store
DAV706 sco_oter3 years ago
i can buy it on other bookstores that sell art materials?
DAV7063 years ago
if my house is a 1/34 scale model,i need 1/34 scale model car when i will put it a car?
sco_oter (author)  DAV7063 years ago
yes
DAV7063 years ago
this is my craft sticks.colored and is it ok when it is colored but if glued the color will not be removed?
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sco_oter (author)  DAV7063 years ago
as long as the color is dry before you glue them it should be fine.
DAV706 sco_oter3 years ago
i bought it the color is dry.
DAV7063 years ago
which scale model is bigger? 1/64 or 1/34?
sco_oter (author)  DAV7063 years ago
1/34 scale is bigger. The closer you get to 1/1 the bigger.
DAV7063 years ago
can i use long popsicle stick if craft stick is not available?
sco_oter (author)  DAV7063 years ago
sure as long as you cut them to the scale your using
DAV7063 years ago
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sco_oter (author)  DAV7063 years ago
sometimes the sticks don't stick together and they keep falling down. Especially on the roof.
DAV7063 years ago
cool.
Criket3 years ago
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sco_oter (author)  Criket3 years ago
I don't mean to be rude but ARE YOU BLIND!!! ITS THE BIG BOTTLE OF GLUE NEXT TO THE PLIERS!! why dont you look at ALL the pics before you comment.
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archer223 years ago
Very cool! It caused me to recall an early model I designed and constructed in school a few years ago.

Well done! I know how much time and effort goes into such a project. When I made mine, I poured plaster for foundations, (modeling form work in a similar fashion as the framing -only to be discarded later:P ugh) as the foundation detail is quite integral to the design. -also for chimney and bath elements. I used acrylic for planar elements so that the framing could still be seen. a threaded rod, steps and dowel spacers drilled in a jig proved a tedious solution for making a spiral staircase, but it turned out well I think.

I put up some images on flicker, http://www.flickr.com/photos/54120330@N03/ a It would be cool to share some techniques and materials!

I think that project qualifies me for an OCD diagnoses however, and sadly the construction was not documented well... -was before I knew of Instructables.
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