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Architectural Modelmaking by Nick Dunn

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STEP BY STEP MAKING AN ACRYLIC MODEL

Acrylic has several advantages and therefore allows a number of design opportunities when making models. Because it is available in transparent or translucent varieties it can be placed over printed images to enable layering of further information in a model. This layering may be further enhanced by CNC cutting and etching (to which the material responds well), thereby allowing greater detail and intricacy in the modelmaking process. Different effects may also be achieved by careful sanding with a fine grade of sandpaper, or with colour applied to the newly textured surface using ink or paint as appropriate.

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A block of transparent acrylic is cut to the dimensions required.

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Masking tape is carefully applied ...

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