MODE L MAK I NG D IARY The material that I chose to work in order to create my model was the Mountboard with the 1.25mm thickness. The method in which I produced the model is by designing the template on Rhino then laser cutting it. The reason I chose to produce my models with this method is mainly due to the high accuracy that can be obtained using the laser cutter. This precision can ensure that the model be built precisely to scale. Also working with a digital trail would allow me to keep track of changes made to the design in order to track progress and avoid repeating the same mistakes. FIRST ATTEMPT ON THE MODEL My first attempt was unsuccessful for the following reasons. I executed this method initially by cutting all the pieces separately. This means that all the walls and floors and roofs were separated and to be attached through finger-joints. Also, there was little attention to the buildings’ fenestrations, rather than showing the window hights, just merely an indication as to where the windows would be which is something I intended to make clearer on the following models. Another problem I came across was some of the joints where not perfectly aligned between the walls as I didn’t consider the thickness of the mountboard, therefore making it difficult to piece together. SECOND ATTEMPT ON THE MODEL On the second attempt, the mountboard was coloured on only one side and so when laser cutting, I should have mirrored some of the pieces in order to ensure the exterior faces had the colour and so the model would be more uniform in terms of aesthetics and colour. Also, I still had complications with trying to align the joints which again made it difficult to piece together the model.