The idea is more of an inspiration for other broken houses, but you should build this one first as training.
Now, why would you want a broken house? So you can use it in a battle (or display) as a house that broke as a result of war.
In this hobby, a mistake blends itself in because the whole thing is a bombed mess.
You can drive your tank up onto this house and take pot shots on a tank in another house.
You can also buy "road", or long shingles (10 for 16$ at Rona).
The picture on the bottom is a certified plan (I'm not joking. my grandfather, blessed be he, certified it)
Step 1: Your Tools
tools not listed:
-anything that you deem necessary
Step 2: Supplies
-model tank (for measurements)
-foam board (optional)
Step 3: The Box
Step 4: The Roof
Step 5: The Stairs
-cut them out with the x-acto knife
Take the other short side of the box and cut off pieces for the stairs (these should match your steps stairs)
Put the stairs (one at a time) flat on the groove in the vice (make sure you put it on the gap), place the bolt on top of the gap, and hammer away until you brake them to the desired degree.
Then get the corners for the next step.
Step 6: Making the Staircase
Stick the stairs on (if they're broken glue on a popsicle stick to keep them together).
The result is shown in the second picture.
Step 7: Part of the House
glue the chopsticks to the corners, so it forms a rectangle.
Glue the cedar planking onto this rectangle. When it dries, cut 1 of the chopsticks away (where it stands out).
Step 8: The Ramp
Take popsickle sticks, toothpicks, chopsticks, broken sprue, and the two longest pieces of kindling wood and glue them together to make a ramp.
Step 9: The "garage"
Cut this square out. Take the pliers and twist pieces of of the hole.
Step 10: Other Stuff
Take a long box side and cut in a sort of wavy way. Take a piece of kindling and cut off 2 pieces for the side the tank will drive on from.
Then into the candle flame it goes.
note: the soot is caked on. It will come off if you wipe it
Step 11: Firing
Step 12: Constucting the Rest
Anyhow, I will still guide you through the construction.
there are two ways to continue:
(1): you can assemble the sides on your cutting mat, and then glue them onto the frame you can assemble with the skewers and wire (recomended).
(2): you can assemble the frame(as directed above), then you can build up from the floor (like i did).
Step 13: Details, Details
-flame your model(if you did it like me,first hold the entire model over the candel, and char the outsid, then use a mixture of black paint and sawdust for the inside
-take a piece of the floor tile and cut inward, but not creating any separate parts. then take the pliers and rip the pieces off.
-use the plastic sprue and broken pens as pipes
-use the foam board as extra walls
Step 14: The End
see, it's a whole mess, but it adds a lot of fun!!!!