- So far, I just have build two brick buildings in 1:45 scale, but those were
timber-framed, and I did cut out the brick portions between the timber from
printed cardboard and from brick sheets made of extruded polystyrene (now
produced by Noch). Talking of extruded polystyrene (or styrofoam, marketed
under brand names such as "Roofmate" et al.), I remember seeing H0 buildings
made of this material with the bricks scribed carefully with a pencil.
For scribing polystyrene, I use a tool developed years ago by Dave Rowe
which consist of two steel rulers mounted one over the other at an angle of
90° on a piece of plywood. You simply push the material along one ruler and
under the other, using the latter as a guide for the scribing tool. For
scribing, I found it easiest to use a cheap cutter from the DIY store with
the tip of the blade cut off.