This page gives a step by step photo guide to the building of one of the Kingsway range of card kits.
You will need to use a sharp knife and a steel rule on a cutting mat. The mat will protect the table and also enable the blade to run straight. ↓
The blade must be sharp to cut accurately!
↑ Use clear adhesive tape to 'glaze' the printed windows.
← Any cut edges that will show need to be coloured although often all that is required is to run a soft lead pencil along the edge.
Use a black pen to continue any markings around the cut edge. →
← Glue the window card behind the wall lining up the windows carefully with openings.
Build up the porches by adding first the floors → and then the walls, and finally the printed doors. ↓
The end and intermediate walls need to have a printed brickpaper label stuck to the rear, → and after two card layers are added to build up the chimney thickness, a paper wrapper is glued around the stack. ↓
← This will produce a neat brick finish around the chimney stack.
The terrace will have a double central chimney→
and single chimneys at either end. There will also be intermediate brick walls.
← Roof sections need a small piece cut out to fit around the chimney stacks.
The roof is quickly built up in sections.→
Pull the printed chimney pots under and upwards from the ruler to impart a curve to the paper. →
← Roll up the chimney pots, and secure with a run of glue along the edge of the paper.
When dry, cut the individual pots and use a black pen to darken the ends. →
← Window sills and other details are best added using tweezers.
The model is complete ↓
With the addition of some paving (from the Kingsway PAV kit), stand back and enjoy!