There are many enthusiasts of wood model making in all over the world. They can make the balsa wood aircraft, wood bridge, wood animals and so forth by themseleves. Also, you can find various kinds of wood crafts in boutiques easily. There are really many materials that should be prepared if you want to make balsa woodmodel.
Generally speaking, the materials of model decide how the model feel like. Taking the balsa wood for an example, there are balsa wood in different grains. Choosing which kind of wood may decide the quality of your model. There are many materials, like balsa wood, paper wood, foam, knife, glue and so forth. You should select model materials carefully.
Taking selecting wood for an example, wood is one of the most important materials that is used to make architectural models. Generally speaking, bass and balsa wood are the most common wood types for making models. Compared with bass, balsa wood is cheaper and more soft and easy to work with. It is especially true when you are working with dowels and small balsa strips. What's more, balsa wood also has natural spotted appearance.
As to choosing paperboard, there are many choices for you. Generally, paperboard is widely used in architecture models. There are bristol board, and other boards for your selection. The bristol board is uncoated, machine finished board which provides two working surfaces and has a homogeneous color throughout. So, it can provide a uniformly color to your model. The bristol board is various in thickness.
Also, you may need foam, acrylic, glue and so forth.