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Old 10-10-2021, 12:07 AM
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Not bad, not bad.
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Old 10-10-2021, 01:41 AM
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...however I am not satisfied with the semi-rectangular frames, they are too thick and they spoil the effect. Maybe I shall replace them with non-paper parts or improve my knife cutting technique...
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Old 10-11-2021, 01:06 AM
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Well, I found cutting U-shape in such a small scale too difficult (options A & B, phase 1). The result was less than acceptable. Much easier is to make the L-shapes (option D, phase 1). Of course one can cut only the straight rectangles (option C phase 1 - which is, again, much easier than to cut L-shapes), however the U-shape glued of three separate rectangles (option C, phase 2) is too weak (the area of a single gluing tab doesn't exceed 1/2 mm2). The option D is a good compromise.

The image #3 shows the comparison of the old U-frame and the new L-shapes, much more slender, neat and still rigid enough to be loaded with the "wires" later.
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Old 10-12-2021, 10:16 PM
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My electricians required few hours of additional training before they learned how to work with such thick cables (3 cm in scale!) but finally they started the assembly work.
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Old 10-13-2021, 11:35 AM
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Thanks for posting, I like all the Showa style buildings tucked in among the modern buildings.
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These small wooden houses of a very simple design could play a role of a season/summer houses or an alternative for the (previously shared in this thread) barracks for the survivors or people evacuated from the endangered area. They are not as big and comfortable as the traditional village wooden residential houses but they are quick to be built and relatively cheap.
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Old 10-21-2021, 03:11 PM
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As for the electrical grid poles, I have made few of them. I will add the lamps, traffic lights and road signs to some of them too. Perhaps I will need some 40 or 50 for my diorama, but now I will focus on the buildings again: first things first.
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Excellent. Our younger son, who has climbed a fair number of telephone poles in his life is impressed.

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Old 10-22-2021, 09:27 AM
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Thinking of the survivors and disasters, I scaled down another famous Papermau model, the Toyota Land Cruiser J70 ambulance, equipped for some humanitary mission.
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And now let me take you to the modern central district of Nekomura where the new shopping centre was built. I called it The Dream Girl project (and soon I will explain the reason).

The idea appeared once when I went to the KiK shop in the nearby town (KiK Textilien und Non-Food GmbH) and found an interesting gadgets there: glass sheets in a form of rectangles 10 by 15 cm (a postcard format, i.e. A6) cut into the small squares and available in few colours. And the idea of making an all-glass facade appeared. And when I found in addition the set of erasers in a shape of words ("dream", "power", "girl" and "magic") made of the non-vulcanized synthetic (thermoplastic) rubber, two of them in the colours corresponding with one of the sheets, the idea of a "Dream Girl" shopping centre emerged in an instant (together with a ready design - after all, I am a civil engineer myself). So, the Dream Girl is not an existing branch but a local Nekomura company (while all the other logotypes in the ground floor windows are the real Japanese -mostly clothing- companies).

I made a thick paper box with the recessed ground floor and a service floor on the roof, partially painted it white and covered with printed pieces (rear walls and the ground floor doors and windows) plus few small details (vending machines, waste bins and air conditioning units) and finally sticked the glass and glued in the "Dream Girl" logotype.

It is the most "kawaii" building in Nekomura (and perhaps will be forever), isn't it?
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