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Paper Models and I.P.M.S.
Posted by tankerbuilder on Thursday, February 04, 2016 6:16 AM

Hi !

 I am pleased that our I.P.M.S. chapter is now using a category for Paper Models . I will have two ships at the show on the 20th of this month .

 I will keep you posted on the size of the category and how many actually entered something .   T.B.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, February 04, 2016 9:23 AM

I've seen paper models do well at shows/meets even without a seperate category.  I have been aced by them several times.  I remember a cruiser that people just did not believe was paper/card.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, February 04, 2016 3:32 PM

Yes, there is a guy in our Chapter who is a paperhead. He brings in all sorts of fantastic paper builds.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    August, 2008
Posted by tankerbuilder on Sunday, February 07, 2016 2:17 PM

For both you and Don ;

   We paperheads do have one advantage . When I was doing an inventory for insurance I learned something amazing . I have 764 ships and 44 planes . All in two desk drawers !

     Most of the ships are in 1/250 and many in 1/200 . The planes are about1/50 or 1/24 !

 I could get rid of all my plastic and still have plenty to build . That is except for Cars  and Armor . Most of the good Cars and Armor are either plastic or Resin .Not much to crow about in paper in those categories .    T.B.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, February 08, 2016 8:57 AM

I really appreciated the change, a number of years ago, when IPMS dropped the plastic content rule.  I do a lot of scratch building, and always chose my materials based on what material was best for each part, so all my scratch models were multi-media.

My favorite scratch material is wood.  I began modeling in the BP days (before plastic) when solid models (the term at that time for non-flying scale models) were made of wood.  The kits usually included the fuselage sawn to profile, and some even sawn to planform too.  Only a few really deluxe kits had machine carved fuselages carved to section also.

As far as paper, anyone remember the Joe Ott kits, that had pine stripwood, with die-cut cardboard for ribs and fuselage formers?  There was another line of kits, forget the brand, where you laminated fuselage and wings from die-cut thick cardboard.  You then painted it with several coats of thinned shellac to harden surfaces so you could sand the steps away.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, February 08, 2016 11:06 AM

TB - right, the paper models are really compact when unbuilt :-) But I can't agree with you on the armor builds - the Polish companies such as GPM, Fly model, and others can get you beautiful tanks in 1:25, some of them even with intrerior!

Don - In the eighties in Poland we have had a shortage of almost everything, plastic models included. That's when paper modelling developed, too, but in my school there was a modelling club where people made aircraft models from wood. Somehow I didn't take part then, but in the late nineties the school made an exhibition of those old builds, and they were impressive. Most of them unpainted - shortage of everything - but the amount of work and skill that went in those models was really something!

Thanks for reading and have a nice day

Paweł

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

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    August, 2008
Posted by tankerbuilder on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 12:14 PM

Well , Hello Young Fella !

     I don't know if you are aware .There is No jobber ( Wholesaler ) of paper-kits in the U.S. anymore , that I know of  . So news of these big fellas never reached me . Must be pricy too !

    I can't imagine a " Paper'  (sic )" King Tiger " that size .    T.B.

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    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 3:21 PM

Hello TB!

You can check this out:

http://www.halinski.com.pl/indexgb.php?link=3

That Bergepanther has interior, under sets there is a Tiger with interior, and you definitely might want to check under ships!

Good luck with your builds and have a nice day

Paweł

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

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    March, 2009
  • From: Yorkville, IL
Posted by wolfhammer1 on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 9:17 PM

Two years ago a 1:200, I think, IJN Fuso out of paper won best in show at the Butch O'Hare show.  It was unbelievable, detailed, inside and out.  I had the honor to judge it, and it was loose on the stand.  I bumped the table and it shifted and without thinking, I set it straight.  It weighed absolutely nothing.  It only took about 5000 hours according to the modeler.  Wow.  Pictures below.

John

  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:03 PM

Whoa. That is seriously impressive. I had no idea this could be done. I need to rethink my world a little.

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, March 17, 2016 4:06 PM

Yeah!

Polish paper models at their best! :-)

Good luck with your builds and have a nice day

Paweł

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

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