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Tudor House Card Cut-Out Model

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Introduction

Tudor Houses can be modelled by creating scaled drawings on card which is cut, folded and glued together to assemble a 3D model. The scaled drawing can be produced using a variety of techniques including:


The parts needed to assemble models at approximately 1/50th full-size can be organised to fit on to A4 size thin card. It is possible therefore to research a real building of interest, draw it to scale on computer, include all colours and textures, add glue tabs, then print out directly on to thin card to create the model as described through the example given below. To add reality, the colours and textures could be obtained from actual photographs of the building in question and, if required, an entire street scene or townscape could be created in this way.

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Creating the Design

Sides and front views of the Tudor House can be researched, estimated or scaled from a photograph and drawn out as accurately as possible. It is important to check that the heights in each view are the same. Colours and textures can be added.


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Windows may be added as an illustration or left blank and, after assembly, filled with cellophane or similar, on to which typical criss-cross lattice window panes have been drawn using a CD Marker Pen.

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To complete the design, consideration needs to be given to how the various pieces will be assembled together and glue tabs added as required.


If the Tudor House is to have a Jetty then extra material has to be added between floors to allow for the overhangs.


The floor and roof sections are simple rectangles, the sizes of which can be can be measured off the other two views.


Download a PDF containing full-size drawings for the example as described above

Download a PDF containing full-size drawings for the example as described above. Print out directly on to thin card, cut, fold and glue together a Tudor House model as shown. Click to Download then click again to open a Print Version. (Ensure the Printer Layout is set to Landscape).


Adding Timber Detail
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With some minor modification, the design can be modified to enable lengths of Stripwood to be added to the exterior of the cut-out model to add realism.


Glue tabs can be omitted from the design since the edges of the timber strips will provide the necessary gluing surface.


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If the Tudor House is to have a Jetty the front of the Tudor House should be considered in three sections: Ground Floor, First Floor, and Attic. These can be 'timbered' separately on their front sides and extra timbers added to their reverse sides as they are assembled to create overhangs for the Attic and the Jetty. (Note: the strips to create the Jetty stop short of the edge to allow for the thickness of the sides).


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The floor and roof sections could be simple rectangles of thicker card, the sizes of which are measured off the other two views. For extra detail, Stripwood can be added to the underside of the roof sheets to simulate Rafters.


The floor and roof sections are simple rectangles, the sizes of which can be can be measured off the other two views.


Download a PDF containing full-size drawings for the example as described above

Download a PDF containing full-size drawings for the example as described above. Print out directly on to thin card, cut, fold and glue together a Tudor House model as shown. Click to Download then click again to open a Print Version. (Ensure the Printer Layout is set to Landscape).


Activity: Card cut-out models have at times been a promotional feature on packaging such as Cereal Boxes. A set of Tudor Houses to create an historic street scene coud be a suitable theme for such models. Design a card cut-out Tudor House at a scale suitable for this purpose. In addition to identifying house designs and types, selection of an appropriate scale should be researched to leave open the option of integrating the house with other scale models which are commercially available (e.g. model railway scales, Brio, Hornby, Airfix, Dinky, Corgi, Duplo, Lego, Playmobile)


See also: Tudor House Box Model and Tudor Street Scene



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