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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Hi Gregbale.
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:05 AM

     This is to let you know I couldn't reply to your post for some reason. There was no reply box in the post. I have to say this though. You are right. paper( Or Card) Models cover a plethora of subjects including Trains and Weird aircraft and in sizes plastic modelers don't see. 

     I use the card model for a pattern when I really want a challenge. I use a fine ball burnishing tool and copy the model onto plastic using Carbon paper and going from there to .030 for the bottom and .020 for the frames. I use .010 for everything else. That way I don't mess up on the size.

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:30 AM

Tanker-Builder
This is to let you know I couldn't reply to your post for some reason. There was no reply box in the post.

Sorry for your difficulty in replying, TB. I occasionally have that same problem when working from my phone...but usually only when I need to edit one of my own posts. Tongue Tied

Tanker-Builder
I use the card model for a pattern when I really want a challenge. I use a fine ball burnishing tool and copy the model onto plastic using Carbon paper and going from there to .030 for the bottom and .020 for the frames. I use .010 for everything else. That way I don't mess up on the size.

Funny, I've built maybe a dozen full-tilt paper model ships over the years...but the only ones I've been tempted to use to scratcbuild in plastic, I was 'saved' by plastic manufacturers. The first was SMS Konig, which ICM released, and the other was the Schleswig-Holstein, which Trumpeter was good enough to release just recently.

Cheers

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 3:03 PM

Hi;

 I had already pretty much built the Konig this way. Then the Schleswig as well. Then the 1/350s come out and hit me with sticker shock!

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