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  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
A house
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, August 27, 2017 5:21 PM

Hello!

I've just finished building a house. A paper model in 1/87 scale. I have built it for a colleague, who intends to give it to his friend as a wedding gift. I started with a simple paper model:

http://swiatzkartonu.eu/index.php/sklep/product/view/8/50

I have to correct this model to take the material thickness into account. After that it just went together fine. I used fine sandpaper for the tarmac and I applied the static grass using my freshly built high voltage generator - I think it is capable of roughly 4000 Volts.

And so here are the photos:

1:87 House by Pawel (Paper model)

1:87 House by Pawel (Paper model)

1:87 House by Pawel (Paper model)

1:87 House by Pawel (Paper model)

1:87 House by Pawel (Paper model)

1:87 House by Pawel (Paper model)

1:87 House by Pawel (Paper model)

If you haven't built paper models yet I'd like to enourage you to try - it helps a lot for developing model building and scratchbuilding skills. Thanks for looking and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Monday, August 28, 2017 10:37 AM

Hi, 

That came out great. It''s nice to see different type subjects and how they turned out . Thanks for sharing

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, August 28, 2017 12:21 PM

Very nice.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, August 28, 2017 3:57 PM

PFJN, Don - thanks a lot for your kind words! Have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Monday, August 28, 2017 4:17 PM

How did you manage to trap the sky inside?

 

Propeller

 

I built a few with my Dad, when I was a kid...for the RR layout. Moving companies are not kind to such things and most did not survive all the moves. Most were quite basic, but there were a few that were quite detailed and looked right at home alongside there plastic counterparts.

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 8:20 AM

Now that's a good one, Fermis!

Yup, moving definitely isn't good for models. Funny thing - I was looking for a model of a modern house and the only one I could find was this one, railroad scale and made of paper. All the plastic railroad scale models show houses at least 50 years old, judging by their design, or even older. This model is also quite big, so I suspect it's really 1/87 and not smaller, as they tend to do the models "space saving" = underscale to better fit them in tight spaces on the layout.

Thanks for your comment and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, August 31, 2017 8:10 AM

Okay Young Man !

  Now see here ! Are you gonna build those in my neighborhood ? If you are , I want one too . It's not often you see one with that beautiful blue Texas sky trapped inside . LOL.LOL. Nice job Pawel ! I started paper(card ) modeling , just this way .

 Card Modeling has so many facets even Mobiles and other stuff . I think more folks would enjoy it if they were willing to try ! I want to know this though . Is that a Modern European home ? Lotsa space isn't it , plus why the walkway all the way around ?

 Is that a requirement in Poland ? If so , it gives a neatness not seen in the U.S.A.  T.B.  P.S. I got my start , Scratch - Building when I attempted to super - detail a Rail-Road station .

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, August 31, 2017 4:12 PM

Hello T.B.!

Thanks a lot for your message!

What do you mean by "Mobiles"? In Poland we sure have lots of different subjects covered by paper models. We've got aircraft, ships, military vehicles - armored and softskin. We've got rockets and submarines. We have cars and trucks, we've got machines. There are also buildings and castles, and there are train engines and cars.

The house is a good representation of what you would build in Poland if you had some land and the bank would give you some credit for like 20 to 30 years. No cellar to make it a bit cheaper or if the ground water is a bit high. My pops have built a comparable house, too. You normally build it out of bricks, or better autoclaved aerated concrete blocks, and cover it with thick styrofoam to save on heating costs. The roof could be ceramic tiles or fancy corrugated sheet metal to look like tiles. The walkway is only a secondary function - the primary purpose of the border around the house is to keep the weeds from damaging the foundation and to lead the water away from the wall, keepeing the foundation dry. You usually build it out of gravel, or concrete tiles, or cocncrete bricks like here - and so it also doubles as walkway if needed. Plus it gives your lawn a nice border that you can mow down without changing the tool, with your regular mower.

Thanks for reading and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
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  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Thursday, August 31, 2017 5:53 PM

Reminds me...I was in Ireland for a couple weeks (just got back almost 2 weeks ago)...the vast majority of the homes had asphalt(tarmac) completely surrounding the house. This does not appeal to me, but makes sense, for drainage away from the foundation. Another thing that struck me as odd...the kitchen sink drains came right out of the wall, outside, under the sink, and openly drained into another "open" drain beside the house.

Back onto paper models. Back around 95-96, a local hobby shop (mostly gaming and crafts, very little in the way of kits) had various paper birds. I did a small falcon and an Osprey....they were awesome to look at, and could pass as real, from about ten feet away! I'd LOVE to do more of them, but they were pricey! That falcon was close to $30...my wife got me the osprey for x-mas, it was close to $60. Surprise That was 20+ years ago, I can't imagine what they'd be now, if they're even still available.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, September 07, 2017 9:15 AM

Hi Pawel !

 A mobile is an artistic structure of curves , orbs and whatever that hangs from the ceiling or in a supported stand on a table or desk . They became very popular here in the States when everyone wanted " Danish Modern " or  "Open Plan " Homes  . It helped liven up , to many Americans , what became big blank spaces in the home . T.B.

  • Member since
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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, September 07, 2017 9:23 AM

Hi Fermis !

 Hey ? How long has it been since you've been in a high quality Book Store ?

 There is a printer here in the U.S. that has paper bird models in book form . They also do castles and rail-road buildings . Sometimes you'll find one with model Whales , Dolphins and other air breathing marine critters .

 Although Schreiber and Wilemshaven tell you they're available in goog bookstores you won't find any of their stuff . Not even Modelarz or others .

 The mentality is , paper cutouts you build are for kids , And a small to negligent product line . .  T.B. 

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Thursday, September 07, 2017 11:07 AM

Tanker - Builder

Hi Fermis !

 Hey ? How long has it been since you've been in a high quality Book Store ?

 There is a printer here in the U.S. that has paper bird models in book form . They also do castles and rail-road buildings . Sometimes you'll find one with model Whales , Dolphins and other air breathing marine critters .

 Although Schreiber and Wilemshaven tell you they're available in goog bookstores you won't find any of their stuff . Not even Modelarz or others .

 The mentality is , paper cutouts you build are for kids , And a small to negligent product line . .  T.B. 

 

Book store???....but...I have a big ole TV!!!!Dunce

I know my brother got one of those "books" years ago. It had some whales and whatnot. The only one I can think of, off hand, was an Orca. I wouldn't mind having another go at the falcon and osprey. If I just happened across them, I'd probably get em. I don't want it bad enough to go searching though.

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, September 07, 2017 3:00 PM

TB - thanks a lot for the clarification! In that case I'd say Polish people made "mobiles" already centuries ago out of straw and tissue:

fermis - I don't know about that Osprey, but there are many 1:33 models of the Fighting Falcon by Polish publishers, such as Fly Model, Halinski and so on. Those models are very good quality and detail, and not so expensive - most of the time you can get them well under 25$ - although the shipping might be expensive. If you like, I can do a quick search for you and find you something to build - we have aircraft - old and modern, ships and vehicles, and also buildings. You can also look google up under "model kartonowy" to see what can be done. Good luck and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Thursday, September 07, 2017 3:37 PM

Pawel

 

fermis - I don't know about that Osprey, but there are many 1:33 models of the Fighting Falcon by Polish publishers, such as Fly Model, Halinski and so on. Those models are very good quality and detail, and not so expensive - most of the time you can get them well under 25$ - although the shipping might be expensive. If you like, I can do a quick search for you and find you something to build - we have aircraft - old and modern, ships and vehicles, and also buildings. You can also look google up under "model kartonowy" to see what can be done. Good luck and have a nice day

Paweł

 

The falcon and osprey models that I refer to were of the actual birds!

This is the osprey.

I had forgotten about the fish! I did a terrible job of it and left it out.

 

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, September 07, 2017 4:23 PM

Dang!

Now we don't have so many models of animals here in Poland... Of course I thought you were referring to war machines - just goes to show how biased I am!

Have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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