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paper models.. thoughts / suggestions?
Posted by domer94 on Saturday, April 3, 2021 6:47 PM

i keep coming across these on ebay. kits of very interesting pre-dreadnought subjects and merchant vessels. as much as i wish these were offered in traditional plastic form , some of the photos of completed models look fantastic. has anybody tried out one of these 1/200 kits? how was your experience? would you recommend trying one?

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, April 3, 2021 6:53 PM

Pawel and tankerbuilder are the resident paper modelers.  Might drop each of them a PM.

At the bottom of this section is a page for paper models.  Might find a thread in there that would help.

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Posted by domer94 on Saturday, April 3, 2021 7:39 PM

thanks... just saw the section.  i may have a go at one.. why not. ive done a couple of n scale railroad buildings.  if it goes south , i guess its only 20 bucks at least!

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Posted by gregbale on Saturday, April 3, 2021 8:31 PM

Like any other kind of modeling, for a 'first go' it might be wise to choose a simpler design...but paper models are a great option, particularly as they cover numerous designs that plastic manufacturers will likely never touch.

I had a great time doing HMV's pre-Dreadnought paper cruiser USS Maine last year. Here's the thread, if you'd like to take a look:

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/52/t/184702.aspx

Greg

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Posted by Pawel on Sunday, April 4, 2021 12:26 PM

I'm honored to have my name mentioned here...

Here's a ship you might like:

1:50 Polish rescue tug "Halny" by Pawel

More on it here:

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/7/t/185280.aspx

As always I recommend papaer models from Polish brands, but those Russian kits are fine, too. If you need some help with them please PM me. Good luck with them babies and have a nice day

Paweł

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, April 4, 2021 5:01 PM

Yes, yes and Yes!

 If you think about an Existing Plastic kit. One "Firefighter" by Revell. That kit could be a base for a smaller version of the Nomadic-One of the "Titanic's" tenders! Using the Paper ship for patterns!

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, April 4, 2021 5:02 PM

Pawel:

      I have seen photos of the Halny. I did not know it was a Russian Kit. It's on Fenten's website!

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, April 4, 2021 5:06 PM

Hi Greg;

    Listen, I found one that while not perfectly easy is great looking is the " Lili Weneda". I don't know if it's pronounced " Veneda" or "Weneda" . But, it builds into quite a stunner with a full interior! She's a small Ferry.

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Posted by crackers on Sunday, April 4, 2021 5:09 PM

Card models can be on ther same level as kits, with more subjects to chose from. An example is the 1902 steam tug WARATAH, which a person would never see as a kit model. The price would be more kinder to one's wallet, as an added bonus.

Happy modeling    Crackers

Anthony V. Santos

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, April 4, 2021 5:11 PM

Domer;

 There are some Simple builds. Go to Fentens Papermodels and you'll find lots and they are qualified by complexity and suggested" Beginner","Intermediate "," Expert!". I think as far as Pawel and I, He is the "Expert" and I maybe am "High Intermediate". But he builds,like me, more than just paper and he is Great!

 I call myself " High Intermediate" because I already have the Stockholm and Andrea Doria under my belt and some others of " Expert level", Just to see if I could do them or how I could improve My Model. That's why on the " Rio" you've seen mentioned all the paper structures that should be open steel work has been replaced, not with Card, Wood or Wire but plastic rod and tube the right size.

         Then painted to match the ship's color. I am not finished with her by any means! But when I can get Stimulated where I will be able to get a Camera Large Enough for me to handle there will be a plethora of photos. All I will have to do is find a Helo in 1/400 scale!

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, April 4, 2021 5:21 PM

Anthony:

    She is a fun build. I have built four and given them away as gifts! The really hard part for a newby would be the hull! The curves around the stern would be harder than a normal waterline model although she is one!

     There used to be one on P.M.I.s website when they were open called the Two Friends( Or three Friends?) it was a model of a Tug that burned Anthracite coal. So one of her owners, Wm.P. Flagler of Florida Rail Fame painted her all white. What a beautiful kit. maybe she's available throught the Florida Visitors bureau?

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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Sunday, April 4, 2021 6:32 PM

I have enjoyed card model ships for years!  One thing I learned is that there are endless opportunity to detail these ships, and the companies usually offer the PE parts necessary.  Also, please check out www.papermodelers.com and you would be amazed at the possibilities.

I did run into difficulties on one kit.  Pawel helped me to overcome that issue.

One option that you have as the builder is that you can reprint the basic kit in any different scale you like.  1/200 and 1/250 scales can be huge.  Rescaling is simple. If the math concerns you, the above website offers a calculater to help. You simply enter the scale you want and the scale of the model. you will quickly get the calculation for how much to increase or decrease the print.

Bill

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Posted by Pawel on Sunday, April 4, 2021 6:51 PM

TB - to clarify: my Halny was built from a "Maly Modelarz" - Polish kit.

Bill - glad I could help! papermodellers.com looks promising - too bad they won't let you see the full size pictures if you are not logged in!

Have a nice day

Paweł

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Sunday, April 4, 2021 7:09 PM

Tanker-Builder

Hi Greg;

    Listen, I found one that while not perfectly easy is great looking is the " Lili Weneda". I don't know if it's pronounced " Veneda" or "Weneda" . But, it builds into quite a stunner with a full interior! She's a small Ferry.

Thanks, TB.

I've got both the Lilla Weneda and the 1903 cross-channel ferry Brighton as my probable next paper builds...and, I think, my first non-military paper builds as well. [And I keep finding myself eyeing the Nomadic to complete the 'ferry' trifecta.]

Greg

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"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
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