Some occupations require your capability in doing practical work. There are few occupations mentioned such as architecture, painters or sculptures. In this case, an architect needs to make building models. This is a requirement for architects in every aspect for believing that they understand the concept and how the building is constructed. When they are in charge of a project, this models also needed for design and presentation needs for the clients. There might be a digital presentation to show yet the building models created make a real physical model piece. Therefore, an architect would understand the sense of mass and scale but also to imagine how light and shadow focus will be placed on the building.
In creating building models, you need to take attention to a few things. This is because the models itself are like a physical presentation of one idea. As the models are meant to create a sense of scale and mass, you need to make it as real as you can. You need to understand the building you are about to model. This is for an acceptable design and architectural elements that are suitable to project. Moreover, you need to choose the scale you need to make it. Then you are able to make a list of materials you need to prepare to build building models.
Building models might not be for everyone. It is not meant to underestimate anyone else, yet this means that this kind of thing requires focus and good scaling skills. As for starters, you need to look up for a model kit. This is the basic idea so you can follow the steps as the model and complete the part in order. You also need to take a look of costs for materials and kits. Having professional and complete kits might be a great feeling, yet it can also be a boomerang for yourself. You need to make sure, as beginners, you start with something simple and don't give any burden for you to go into further steps. The size and scale also need to reconsider. Start from the small one because it is faster to finish. The materials of these kind of models also have their own ideals. You can make it with plastic for trial and error and go for more details and proper materials with better quality. Then, a hobby started with one successful step will bring more excitement in the future.