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  • From: Australia
Fifth Element Taxi
Posted by OctaneOrange on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 10:13 PM

paper model of the Taxi from Fifth Element movie. Not finding any kits of this subject except for a rare resin kit that's long oop, i decided to build this paper version. although it lacks the curves, the roofline required a lot of tabs just to get this basic shape.

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I don't think i'll be build more paper models. Maybe it'll inspire me to scratchbuild my own car.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, November 27, 2014 8:35 AM

That car doesn't look like it would be too hard to scratch.  No wheels, anyway, which are the hardest things usually in scratching a car.  You could use the paper to get drawing for profile and plan views, need something else to come up with sections.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Phoenix, AZ
Posted by Fly-n-hi on Thursday, November 27, 2014 9:49 AM

Cool!  I thought that was a great movie.  My wife named her Miniature Pinscher "Lilu."

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Posted by Richkat on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 7:53 PM

Hey I think it came out looking great.....Rich

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  • From: Australia
Posted by OctaneOrange on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 10:29 PM

Don Stauffer

That car doesn't look like it would be too hard to scratch. 

the real car is a lot more curvy than the paper model

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  • From: Toronto
Posted by Rob S. on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 8:21 PM

Very good movie and a cool paper model to boot!!

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, December 18, 2014 9:32 AM

OctaneOrange

Don Stauffer

That car doesn't look like it would be too hard to scratch. 

the real car is a lot more curvy than the paper model

Carving wood allows you to make any curves necessary.  Since the windows are very dark, you don't need a hollow interior, so you could probably carve it from a single block, sawn to profile and planform.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Jason21 on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 3:12 PM

Woow it look great

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    July, 2015
Posted by airdave on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 8:39 PM

Thats my model.

Hope you enjoyed it.

Its designed to be a simple one-sheet model with few parts.

Its also very small scale.

And its free.

I also did a model of the Police Car (Hover).

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    July, 2015
Posted by airdave on Thursday, July 16, 2015 7:21 AM

Please keep in mind, this paper model is part of my KoolWheelz Collection. These are meant to be small, simplified and usually stylized versions of the real thing. The whole idea is a one-sheet free download model

using as few parts as possible. Some models are more complicated than others.

Check out the Police (Hover) Cruiser as well!

 http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l588/cutandfold/KoolWheelz/screencap5thelempaper.jpg

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