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Whatsa matta Fer You? You no like a da paper Models?

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Whatsa matta Fer You? You no like a da paper Models?
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, June 4, 2022 12:11 PM

          It's been a while.For sure.

  Now that time has passed I have to tell ya'll that the Car Models are now showing up and the ones that are will be of interest to you racing fans out there. Now, we are NOT talking Hollow printed boxes here. We are talking Windows , Suspension and Engines and Interiors! Very detailed. They look nice and I will try one and report back. I would really like to see some of you to try this Media.You will find You can safely do this with the Children. There are simple enough models they can Cut Fold and Glue with "Kiddie Scissors"!

           The other benefit is if you can cut, fold and curve paper, then it will be easier fo your first P.E. Venture! Really!!

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 9:54 PM

I made a paper FW189!   Not easy but it was interesting!     sawmill beach

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 8:22 AM

Gene!

    That particular one is harder than most anyway. Did you know they now make a clear canopy set and interior for that self-same model? Yup, Aftermarket is alive and well for " Card Models"!

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Thursday, June 16, 2022 7:40 PM

That would be cool!

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Thursday, June 16, 2022 7:49 PM

My first paper model was this Hampden .very difficult but I got it done .Dressed it up with props ,spinners and landing gear from a Revell 1/32 Beaufighter.    sawmill grill hampstead nc

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Thursday, June 16, 2022 7:49 PM

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, June 17, 2022 9:16 AM

Oh Boy!

         Yeah.  the twin engine ones are especially difficult. I keep Di-Hedral with a Balsa Support spar inside the wings.My last was a D.C.10, and boy those thin wings were the most brutal to construct! Ya did a pretty good job There! 

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, June 17, 2022 9:29 AM

I had no idea what I was doing ,the guys on the Paper Card modeling forum were surprised that I was able to build it as my first paper model!

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, June 17, 2022 3:48 PM

See!

       When I did my first one I thought I had won the Oscar. All kinds of Model card folks had to come to the display table at the show to see this "Newbies", model, I did the 1/200 Kronpriz battle ship from W.W.1. I had built enough Plastic and wanted a break, but Not Wood. This model was a challenge but I enjoyed it so much I got the Bug. My latest is the "Andrea Doria" and the "Stockholm" as well as The "Ciudad Del Rio"( Named shortened for brevity) Petroleum processing ship in 1/250, The Rio is not done yet. It is actually harder than either of the formerly named ships or any planes I have done! 

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, June 17, 2022 4:13 PM

I bet!

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Posted by Pawel on Friday, June 17, 2022 4:26 PM

That ship is an effin' monster!

Ciudad del Rio

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

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, June 17, 2022 5:13 PM

Complicated beastie!

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, June 18, 2022 8:32 AM

Hi Pawel!

 !           Yeah, and I thought a few improvements were in order. "Whatta Revoltin Developement" that turned out to be! All the bracing and support work you see, of course on paper wouldn't allow you to see through to the detail behind, Right? Well after some months and a lot of, .020 and.030 those parts are now ready to install. It's taken seven months to create the changes .But it looks great off the ship.We will see. All the elevated walkways were replaced with spare P.E. as well.

              I started her the same time I ordered the "Andrea Doria" and the "Stockholm" as well as the "Mellum" the Doria, Stockholm and the Mellum are at 95% and the Rio is at 75%. I like taking the printed detail and changing it to reflect what would look right in Plastic or Scratch. So far the biggest problem I have had with ships is the Lifeboats.The paper(or card) boats have a triangular cross-section which doesn't catch the eye of the observer just right. Soo, I took life boats off old ships that were on the shelf of doom and created litterally hundreds in different sizes. I now have about four left!

             I still say that Card modeling is fun. My D.C.10(KLM) turned out gorgeous and it was my first Card Plane! I have a few smaller fighters around with plastic cockpit interiors and the adjacent Vac-Formed canopies. It's just the way I do them. That ship pictured sure has a busy deck though. The Burn Off tower has at least 200 pieces! The Big reel on the bow was replaced with a 1/25  1900s Fire-Truck hose reel, wound with heavy fishing line. It looks right too! What's funny. Although you cannot see through the card, they supplied all the suspended walkways and ladders that were internally mounted to the structures! What was I supposed to do? Throw them away? No Way, Jose'! 

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Saturday, June 18, 2022 12:05 PM

Any pics of the DC-10!?Is that the jet airliner with engine on the tail?

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, June 19, 2022 8:51 AM

Hi Gene!

     Yes. That is the  Larger Tri Engine I believe,( I don't remember now) In Beautiful KLM livery and aluminized skin where it's supposed to be bare metal. It was heavy enough I hung it at the V.A.Rec.Room where I had my model building classes. It was too heavy to sit on it's landing Gear without Adding internal support to said gear! Heavy, Yup, 10 Ounces of weight between the Wings and Pit so it wouldn't be a tail sitter!

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Sunday, June 19, 2022 11:32 AM

Yep ! Always a concern!

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