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#1 Allok

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 10:21 AM

I realise that there is a whole website dedicated to these paper models but the original idea was to copy this plane to plastic. However, it looks like someone is going to release it in an injection kit...
So I'm just going to make it as it is.
(Keep the laughter to a minimum please)

Here's what you get:

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Looks pretty complicated, instructions in Polish (I think) That's not going to help much!
But it's only paper and I'm not scared of paper.

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The model includes an engine and a fully detailed interior!!!
Not too shabby.
Don't you wish some people would use glue...
Instead of lipstick?

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 10:32 AM

Allok,
there is nothing laughable about paper models - if anything, they take more skill than plastic models. I have some paper models, and someday I will build them all. :)
I like what you are doing so far.
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Posted 01 April 2007 - 10:37 AM

Spent a bit of my youth making toys from paper and card, lots of imagination and very little money. So this shouldn't really be a problem. Still, there's lots of bits that need to be cut, shaped and glued together (carefully)

One thing is for sure, there won't be any aftermarket bits here!
Wish me luck.
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Posted 01 April 2007 - 11:13 AM

This is one build I'll be watching with real interest.
I've seen paper models advertised before, but until I looked at your photos just then I hadn't realized the detail. Looks very challenging.
A good choice, if a brave one!
Cheers

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 08:07 AM

Allok,
there is nothing laughable about paper models - if anything, they take more skill than plastic models.
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Yup.

Been there, done that. Had a 1/32 Ju-88, and I thought, "How hard could it be?" and then found out by trying to build it. The masters of the genre can make the tires look like they are from an injection kit. Can paper be vac-formed? That's the only way I can figure how they do things like that. I'll try again someday, but woe to the modeler who underestimates these little buggers-

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 12:00 PM

Indeed, the paper model builder are a bunch of guys I have very much respect for. Nice to see something completely different ;)

There's nothing like bad fit, there is just not enough putty...

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Posted 02 April 2007 - 07:21 PM

No problems so far. Here's the front cockpit:

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 02:03 AM

Definitely no laughing, this looks like a great project and I will be watching with much interest. I picked up a couple (besides downloading a bunch of free ones) and one was greatly simplified, one looks pretty complicated, they also sent a free one, an Me 410 that I want to try once I finish up a couple projects that I have close to painting stage.

Is this your first one?
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Posted 03 April 2007 - 02:05 AM

Yup.

Been there, done that. Had a 1/32 Ju-88, and I thought, "How hard could it be?" and then found out by trying to build it. The masters of the genre can make the tires look like they are from an injection kit. Can paper be vac-formed? That's the only way I can figure how they do things like that. I'll try again someday, but woe to the modeler who underestimates these little buggers-

Lee :)

It’s absolutely amazing what some of these guys do with paper! I discovered by going to bunch of boards dedicated to paper models that a lot of them get rid of the tabs that come with a model and glue on their own tabs so the parts butt join. They also do an excellent job with burnishing making some parts very realistic like this Zero cowl.

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#10 Allok

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 04:56 AM

Holy Cr@p!!!!

Mine's not gonna look that good! (You show off)
Yes, it is my first one and I will be removing the tabs and butt joining, but without extra tabs. It'll be tricky for sure.

Thanks for the encouragement guys... you know I need it.
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Instead of lipstick?

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 03:40 PM

Very interesting project.

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 02:11 AM

Holy Cr@p!!!!

Mine's not gonna look that good! (You show off)
Yes, it is my first one and I will be removing the tabs and butt joining, but without extra tabs. It'll be tricky for sure.

Thanks for the encouragement guys... you know I need it.

Here’s the link to the Zero model
http://www.konradus....=101141&t=80721

And here’s one to a Ju 88
http://www.konradus....993#reply_64050

Both are in I believe Polish but the photos gave me some good ideas for when I try mine. I just ran across a Japanese site that has some short but good how to videos on building paper models, if you want, I will look for the link again and post it.
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Posted 04 April 2007 - 02:36 AM

Allok,
Just a quick question as to the type of glue u'er using.It just help me as to do one myself.Always on the outlook for stepping up a notch or two from vac.Larry

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 04:40 AM

Here’s the link to the Zero model
http://www.konradus....=101141&t=80721

And here’s one to a Ju 88
http://www.konradus....993#reply_64050

Both are in I believe Polish but the photos gave me some good ideas for when I try mine. I just ran across a Japanese site that has some short but good how to videos on building paper models, if you want, I will look for the link again and post it.

My head is spinning.
Paper!
Amazing stuff.

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 07:53 AM

Allok,
Just a quick question as to the type of glue u'er using.It just help me as to do one myself.Always on the outlook for stepping up a notch or two from vac.Larry


Hi Larry.

I'm using good old PVA! You know, the stuff kids use in craft.
Actually, it's called Poly vinyl acetate, which is a water based woodworking glue. It's more or less the same thing. I also use it for making small windows, instrument dials and glueing on canopies.

Wait a sec... did you just say "up a notch from vac"???

Somebody must have slipped a pill into my coffee.
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Instead of lipstick?




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