For you who model buildings...I need advice on what materials to use and any tips in general. Let me explain... There are 2 buildings that I would like to model but I don't know exactly how to get started. 1st - The old (but still standing) "Sulligent Cotton Oil Company" building in Sulligent, AL. Photo at http://www.flickr.com/photos/auvet/2362813222/ (Sorry but I can't figure out how to attach photos to posts yet!?!) 2nd - The last Frisco depot in Sulligent, AL (Demolished before I can remember but the slab is still there for measurements). Photo at http://www.frisco.org/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=7603&d=1236284853 I tried to model the Sulligent Cotton Oil building. I took measurement with a 300' tape measure and devided them by 87 (I think that's how you come up with HO scale). I used 1/4" foam board from Walmart to build the form. I modeled the outer appearance with computer graphics, printed them, cut them out, and glued them to the form. It was pretty OK for my first attempt ever but it was still a disappointment that I eventually discarded. It just looked like a paper building and I was really wanting more of a plasticville-like product...something that actually looked like the real thing only in HO scale...not just a little fake-looking paper building. Anyone have any tips about materials and just general advice for someone who has never really modeled a building before (at least not one that pleased me)?