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In this entry, I am going to cover the 3d printing of the middle unit in my row house diorama build for the kitforums build challenge. This is HO scale, and the final diorama will have some railroad track, as that is required for this build challenge. I like build challenges, they give me a deadline, and I actually have some chance of finishing something.
|This is the original concept drawing. I made several changes, but I did stay with the same general style.|
|Here is the roof as it looks when it is removed from the printer. Note the support material for the door area, but also note there is none needed for the roof slope.|
|Here I have added the roof section to the building and also printed paper shingles. Also the windows and door have been solvent welded in place.|
|Here is a view with the window glass and window coverings installed. Some of the coverings are printed on paper, and glued behind the glass, and some are printed on the glass. The glass, in all cases, is transparency film.|
The next entry will cover the third, and last building in this diorama.