The first tall building I made came from a picture in a catalog I found. It is important to work off of reference material from the era in which you are building. I am lucky enough to live in an area where many of the buildings were built in the 1800's, so aside from catalogs I can drive around town and take pictures of interesting sites. This building is built in the same manner as the others. I made it large enough for one of the other buildings to fit inside for ease of transport. Since all the ceilings are removable, they can be used to transport scenery and models. The facade of the building was made slightly differently from the last. Instead of gluing on little bits of frame to make windows, I started with a sheet of paperboard (cereal box) and cut the window shapes out. I then sheathed the building with four of these. The paperboard gave a smoother finish than the cardboard and created some depth as well. The large bay window was constructed from some scrap pieces and sheathed in layers of thin card. This is where you can really add some detail. I laid out the basic shape of the windows with some 1/4" pieces and then glued some 1/8" pieces on top of them for a little more detail. A sharp knife will help here and exact measurements when making the basic shape. Keep the lines and corners neat and tidy.
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