A lot of people have been wondering and asking how other modelers and I make paper models. We'll here's a tutorial on how!
Most of us use the program that Windows comes with called Paint. Here's the meter bar we use to measure our buildings. Click image below to enlarge it and copy and paste it into a Paint window.
Step 1: Look for building you wanna make on SkyscraperPage to see a diagram and get the height info. Im gonna use the 432 Park Avenue as an example.
Step 2: Draw an outline that is the height you got from SkyscraperPage. You can use the box tool to make a box so the lines are straight.
Step 3: Draw the cladding/facade. This depends on how you draw it. For example this is mine. google the building to see how the cladding looks like.
Step 4: Multiply it by the number of sides. In this case four sides.
Step 5: Draw the tabs. Simple rectangles along the sides. In this case only one on either the right or left. And on the top draw trapezoid shaped tabs and if you plan to make a base then also make trapezoid shaped tabs on the bottom as well. And for the roof draw a square if all the sides are the equal length as the rest. draw a diagonal line and Make sure the pixels(little squares) meet at the corners only like the circled squares. To see closer use the magnifying glass icon to zoom in. this will help you know if it's a perfect square or not.
Step 6: YOUR DONE! If you want to make a base, thats optional. Its usually the same shape as the roof if it's a box type of building.
Final product with my logo and base I made. Once you're done save the file as png.
Once you print the model, cut it out, and build it, it will look something like this.