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At Last !
Posted by tankerbuilder on Monday, September 8, 2014 2:22 PM

 Darned ! !

Well , I wrote a lot and got kicked off the site by a power outage, Before I hit post ! Darned .Suffice it to say ." Paper "  models can be a ton of fun and a pleasant break from plastic .

     Just remember the basic list of tools and you'll see the difference .One - selected " Paper " model. One bottle Aleen's tacky glue ( thicker than Elmers ) ( which you can use ,but you have to be extra careful with Elmers ( higher water content ). No. one X-Acto handle and a container of no.11 blades .A sharp pair of very pointed scissors ( medium sized ) and a " self- Healing " cutting pad ( you need the largest light green one from the sewing department at Wal-Mart or Hobby Lobby .

 Get a good light ,stainless rule ( for cutting long straight and short lines where needed . Very good lighting and last but not least a sense of adventure .Why ? Well , you know all those nice round and oval parts you get in plastic .You have to make them from a flat piece of colored paper .Most " Paper " models are printed in the close proper colors and many are full hull ( ships ) models .Most are waterline .

 The planes are awesome ,as you've seen lately and the Armor ,well I don't know . I hope you have as much fun as I do .I do these to relax from building my plastic kits and scratch-building projects . Good Luck and Model On - - -T.B.

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  • From: Illinois: Hive of Scum and Villany
Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Monday, September 8, 2014 9:07 PM

Glad you mentioned those nice, round parts in paper airplane kits: 

I have wondered if anyone had tried using a clear coat sealer on the paper , then some sort of paper based "filler ' ( White Out ? ) to smooth out the curves prior to a final coat of paint? .

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 9:46 AM

I keep several handles of X-acto knives on bench.  I keep one with fresh blades, a second with the blades I take from the other handle, to use on things that don't require the sharpest.  Other handle is for other blade #.

I have also tried and now use one of those scalples. It does seem to be a little sharper than even a fresh #11 blade, so I use that one for really critical cuts.  Those handles are not that expensive, so having several, and a couple of different types, is not a financial problem.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 8:52 AM

Hey, Goose ;

    Yes you could use White-Out I guess .If I have a situation like that I just use more Aleens spread with a damp finger . this works along with the proper color marker pens, to smooth joints where they just didn't want to co-operate  .Other than that, Nothing but patience .    T.B.

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  • From: Illinois: Hive of Scum and Villany
Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 9:19 AM

tankerbuilder

Hey, Goose ;

    Yes you could use White-Out I guess .If I have a situation like that I just use more Aleens spread with a damp finger . this works along with the proper color marker pens, to smooth joints where they just didn't want to co-operate  .Other than that, Nothing but patience .    T.B.

Good idea about using  Aleens ..........I hadn't considered the sewing hobby contributing adhesive; will need to do a check next time I am near a fabric store.
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Posted by tankerbuilder on Sunday, September 14, 2014 9:21 AM

Hey Goose !

   The thing is ,I've known about Aleen's since I built my last " Free Flight " motorized Glider .Rubber Powered and stick frames covered with silk - span paper .Glue for All of it ? Aleen's . It makes great windows too !       T.B.      P.S. With a spritz bottle with a extra fine nozzle you can moisten parts and shape them on foam with some spoons .You would be surprised what I grabbed for doing my first true Paper plane kit .

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  • From: Illinois: Hive of Scum and Villany
Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Sunday, September 14, 2014 2:40 PM

tankerbuilder

Hey Goose !

   The thing is ,I've known about Aleen's since I built my last " Free Flight " motorized Glider .Rubber Powered and stick frames covered with silk - span paper .Glue for All of it ? Aleen's . It makes great windows too !       T.B.      P.S. With a spritz bottle with a extra fine nozzle you can moisten parts and shape them on foam with some spoons .You would be surprised what I grabbed for doing my first true Paper plane kit .

Thanks for the info, Tankerbuilder !
 
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Posted by tankerbuilder on Monday, February 2, 2015 9:33 AM

Hey Goose !

    Wanna scare the be-jeepers out of someone ? Build a 1/200 ship out of plastic , exactly like it's paper counterpart .You want one with a flat deck like a tanker .Then as you're talking ,take the completed hull and set it on the floor and stand on it .

    The egg-crate construction will guarantee strength of that nature . Don't do this to the paper one though ! Although strong , I've been reluctant to test one this way . I made this discovery years ago when building a tanker in plastic , in this manner, for a client .

     I had a T.V. fall on this model when a ski boat went by at full throttle in the marina . He got caught and his insurance had to pay for everyone's damage . My vessel rode up and clipped the power box where I got dock power .Sheared it clean off  ! Put a big arsed dent in my hull too . And blew the main dock breakers for the whole north side of the facility . Took three days for repairs .Mine , Well two weeks in the yard .Total cost four thousand bucks .Glad I didn't have to cough it up .Client's model ? No Harm Done .T.V. ?Toasted ! . Got my first " Flat Screen " ! All for a 17 degree roll and rise of four feet !

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  • From: Illinois: Hive of Scum and Villany
Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Monday, February 2, 2015 9:25 PM

tankerbuilder

Hey Goose !

     I had a T.V. fall on this model when a ski boat went by at full throttle in the marina . He got caught and his insurance had to pay for everyone's damage . My vessel rode up and clipped the power box where I got dock power .Sheared it clean off  ! Put a big arsed dent in my hull too . And blew the main dock breakers for the whole north side of the facility . Took three days for repairs .Mine , Well two weeks in the yard .Total cost four thousand bucks .Glad I didn't have to cough it up .Client's model ? No Harm Done .T.V. ?Toasted ! . Got my first " Flat Screen " ! All for a 17 degree roll and rise of four feet !

OUCH !
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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 7:09 PM

I use a brand of Tacky glue called Super Tacky Glue by Nicole. It is sold at A.C. Moore for 99 cents a bottle.  I also found a set of twenty different shades of gray pastels as well.  Paper modeling is a blast!

Bill

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 2:29 PM

I was trying to remember what I used on my first paper model.  May have been paste.

Anyone else remember the P-40 and the Zero that were premiums for Kix Cereal?  And they even flew!  They used a penny for nose weight!   Anyway, rhose were my first paper models- this was during WW2.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 11:49 AM

Hey Don !

     Now you're showing your age . I flew them things too . KIX cereal , Really ? Do they even still make it ? My uncle would Not let me use pennies ." Too dear " he'd say . So he' get out his washer jar and we'd dig till we found one of the right weight !

Speaking of cereal boxes . Do you remember the ships they used to print on the back ? Does the line from " Sink the Bismark " song come to mind ? " Guns on deck as big as steers  , and shells as big as trees " ?

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