3D Model: Scale Figures
1. OLFA Mat Knife or Exacto Knife (I prefer an Exacto for smaller objects like this.)
2. Paper,Chipboard, Foam-core (paper and lower ply chipboard is easy to make a group of scale models. But if your looking to emphasize a more personal space, I recommend foam-core)
This is a nice little effect for any architectural model to really show your space represented on a human scale. To make a group, fold up a piece of paper five or six times that of your models height. So if you are making your model on a 0'-1/4"=1'-0 scale, consider making your strip of paper 1-1/2" tall and around 3" long. Fold the paper into sections lengthwise that look proportionate to the width of a humans shoulders. For instance, using a 1/4"=1' scale, you could possibly make the shoulders 6/8" folds, what is more important here is to use your judgement. Once you are done folding, cut out spaces for the head, waist, and legs remembering not to cut to much of the folded edges (this is what keeps them together as a group!) Once you are done, you will have a self standing scale figure group to place in your model. Use the same cutting and measuring technique for a single figure, applying a thicker medium like chipboard or foam-core.