Architectural Model Making – Tools – An Architect’s Guide (part 3)



An inside look and an ‘unboxing’ of my studio tool chest, a compendium of tips and tricks for getting the most out of your toolset, and my six essential tools. Although there are numerous specialty tools used in model making, the reality is, you need very few technical implements to get started so rather than investing in an expensive list of gear and gadgets.

Once you begin making models you can supplement with the upgraded items I point out along the way. In order of relative importance, I think you should spend a little on tools, slightly more on materials and invest heavily – mostly your time – into developing your model building skillset and making things.

I discuss among other things: measuring, cutting, adhesives, poking, sculpting, prodding, soldering, clamping, gluing, tweezing (is that word?), scaling, sanding, shaping and many other tool related topics.

I’d love to hear from you in the comments; what are your favorites?

// GEAR I USE //

DSLR CAMERA:
* Canon 70D: http://amzn.to/29klz7k

LENSES:
* Canon 24mm f2.8 Lens: http://amzn.to/29l7ac5
* Canon 40mm f2.8 Lens: http://amzn.to/29x2QcI

AUDIO:
* Rode VideoMic Pro (hotshoe mtd.): http://amzn.to/29qlNM3
* ATR-2100 USB (dynamic mic): http://amzn.to/2dFDaKp

ARCHITECTURE GEAR:
* Prismacolor Markers: http://thirtybyforty.com/markers
* Timelapse Camera: http://thirtybyforty.com/brinno
* AutoCAD LT: http://amzn.to/2dxjMDH
* SketchUp PRO: http://amzn.to/2cRcojz
* HP T120 Plotter: http://amzn.to/2dBGf1O
* Adobe CC Photography (Photoshop/Lightroom) Plan: http://amzn.to/2dhq5ap

STARTUP TOOLKIT:
* Architect + Entrepreneur Startup Toolkit: http://thirtybyforty.com/SPL

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Please watch: “Inside My Sketchbook + An Architect’s Sketching Tools”

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