HO Scale House


#1

Here’s what I’ve been up to today:

(Urrrrr…I need to fix that roof line).

I bought the cut files from MakeCNC. This one is the Milton Villa, and it came in several formats and scales. I used the 1/16th inch (HO scale) svg files, with Canson Plein Air Watercolor Board which is pretty close to that thickness. If you buy these files, there is a small error: one of the doors is the wrong size and needs to be carved down to fit. I colored the cut pieces with watercolors, and used white glue to assemble.

I had a plan for this house to go inside a scene for a gift but it turns out that it’s too big to fit, so I guess I’ll just have to keep it for myself.


#2

Ugh! That is so squee it hurts! Look at the little railings! :grinning::squeeee::squeeee::squeeee:


#3

They’d survive for about 30 seconds in my hands. :slight_smile:


#4

Same here… Fantastic work though. Roof line looks like mine after the Hurricane. :sunglasses:


#5

Pfffft I’d build a whole town/city out of buildings like that just so I could pretend to be Godzilla.


#6

This is absolutely spectacular! What a perfect example of a great Glowforge project. I’m so happy that you did this and shared it with us.


#7

Very cool. At one time I made architectural models for a living and my hands are itching to go back there again. But I don’t have any idea what I would do with one once I finished it.


#8

Great detail on that! Another change I would make to the file is to cut the side trim a bit larger to cover the edge of the other side, if that makes sense.

I think any model railroad guys would be proud to put that on display. Next step - holiday lighting for seasonal occasions!


#9

very nice


#10

Yep, that makes sense! Actually, I’m working on some significant changes to the files that should allow me to scale it down without worrying about material thickness too much. So I could still maybe use it in my original application. Or at least slice the whole thing in half and still use it.


#11

So adorable!! I’m with @mpipes…make a town and let Godzilla have fun…lol


#12

Some smoke. Some laser. A little UFO costume for the head. Tilt-shift camera effect. Sounds like a short film in the making.


#13

Great job, Christmas village coming next?


#14

That’s very neat, your colouring is cool too. I’ve been working on the artwork for some high street shops to sell into the HO/OO railworld modelling community.


#15

This is amazing!
I am currently working on the rules for a skirmish wargame and I am using 15mm miniatures while doing prototypes. Pretty much all of my stuff fits really well with HO scale so its super fun to see something like this!


#16

@kellyandrewsands and @Dunfee, I’d love to see what you’re working on. What materials are you using for the scale models?


#17

So a little background first! My game I want the rules to be able to be used with any models no matter if they are scifi or fantasy. I want the players to be able to buy the models they think are cool (Like I often do) and assign stats and play the game based on what they want that model to have.

I finished a bunch of scifi terrain:
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And now I am working on fantasy buildings so I can match that style:
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Bonus picture of the 2x2 terrain boards I’m currently working on. They are all textured up and painted espresso brown and now they need a drybrush and to add the grass flock

Everything is made from pink insulation foam, balsa and wood glue! Sometimes with a little sand for gritty areas


#18

Impressive!


#19

That’s some serious artistry. :grinning:


#20

Your terrain is amazing! You are quite a miniature artist.