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Requirements Last Revised: 1/1/04 Model Design & Building - Page 1 of 8
MODEL DESIGN AND
Merit Badge Requirements
1) Study and understand the requirements for personal safety when using such modelmaker hand tools as: knives handsaws, vices,
files, hammers, screwdrivers, hand drills and drill bits, pliers, and portable power tools, and when to use protective equipment such as
goggles when grinding and drilling. Know what precautions to take when using flammable or hazardous products such as: glue,
epoxy, paint, thinners. Discuss these with your counselor before you begin your model-making project and tell why they are
2) Explain the uses for each of the following types of models: architectural, structural, process, mechanical, and industrial. Do
research into the different types of materials that could be used in making these models.
3) With your counselor’s advice, select a subject from requirement 4 for your model project (no kits). Prepare the necessary plans to
the proper scale, a list of materials to be used, and a list of the required tools. This model should be your own original work. Tell why
you selected this subject.
4) Do ONE of the following:
A) Make an architectural model. Build a model of a house to a scale of ¼”=1’0” (50: 1 Metric). Discuss with your counselor
the materials you intend to use, the amount of detail required, outside treatment (finish, shrubbery, walks, etc.) and color
selections. After completion of the model, present it to your counselor for approval.
B) Build a structural model. Construct a model showing corner construction of a wood frame building to a scale of 1
1/2”=1’0” (8:1 Metric). All structures shown must be to scale. Cardboard or flat sheet wood stock may be used for sheeting