Herb Kephart wrote:
Was the photo of the real building reversed?
I'm wondering why the model is the opposite ''hand''
The building was "mirrored' because it is located at the front edge of the layout,
and it was the only way to increase the track radius so a covered wagon can get inside the brewery.
The 2nd reason is that a brewery vessel will be visible from a large window located at the side of the building.
The edges of the openings look a bit fuzzy, as if cut by a blunt knife, as do the windows ' and door frames.
This look is a bit in contrary to what I've read abut the Silhouette's performance so far.
Did you use the heaviest paper possible?
I had the pleasure of talking to the late Mr. Ireland about his techniques.
A very informative talk that was.
With the Silhouette, one can transfer the painstaking steps into the program's care.
First thank for the link to that great Pendon Museum layout.
I agree, on the "pencil drawn" version the edges looks fuzzy.
I cut the same building drawn using Model Builder software ( see Page-1 ) and the edges look better.
I'll post a picture tomorrow.
And of course the close-up exaggerates the defects.
So as you, I suspect a blunt knife because I was able to cut cleanly 0.010" styrene.
I'll post another pic tomorrow.
I start to like the Silhouette Portrait and to learn how to use it.
It is very accurate the double-cut is perfect.
It does a better job than my 67 years old eyesight, my Optovisor and my no. 11 Exacto knife
Lee B wrote:
Paper modeling is a big thing in the UK.
I often read British model magazines for 'out of the box thinking' as they do things you never see in US magazines.
I've seen some amazing work with paper siding for stone and brick done in those cases.
I am waiting to see what you accomplish here.
It looks good so far!
Thank you Lee for the kind words.
I agree, for whatever reason paper modelling is underestimated in North and South America.
( I have some railroad modelers friends in Brazil )