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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
I Just Counted the Parts.
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, September 10, 2022 3:27 PM

Hello. Don't do this!

       If you do build  paper(Card)Models. Whatever you do, don't count the parts! I mean it! I just counted all the arts on Wilhelmshaven's Card(Paper) production of the Deep Sea Tug, "Oceanic/Arctic, This model is 1/250 scale. It's just that I thought I would compare it to a Plastic model of the Ocean going tug Model from Revell of Germany.

       Well, I mean if you like the  high parts count of some Plane and Ship models then this is the media you should pursue. I mean you have to even build the layers in the drum for the main towing winch! How about this 565 pieces, just in medium to large pieces and over 100 small pieces. Those of which may or may not be for two or three parts on deck. Yes, George, even a small winch for the deck will have the drum parts and The base parts as well.

       

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Saturday, September 10, 2022 5:59 PM

Yes and some you have to form into conic shapes!I used a deep well 10mm socket to form the smoke stacks on my Paper Titanic model! 

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Saturday, September 10, 2022 6:06 PM

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Posted by missileman2000 on Sunday, September 11, 2022 8:46 AM

(picture of Titanic model)

 

Super!  What brand is that?

 

 

 

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Sunday, September 11, 2022 9:27 AM

An outfit called Sterling Innovations,I picked the kit up at Barnes and Noble for 3 bucks in the bargain bin.When I started it I discovered that the port inner bulkhead part was missing so I made a new starboard part from heavy poster board .

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Sunday, September 11, 2022 9:30 AM

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Posted by gregbale on Sunday, September 11, 2022 2:23 PM

Just a fact of life with paper/card models. What a detailed plastic kit...particularly with modern production techniques like slide molding...can do in one or two parts, may require one or two dozen to approximate a 3-D shape with 2-D materials. If you're not a fan of 'component assemblies,' then it's doubtful that paper/card kits will be your cup of meat.

On the other hand...once you've produced your first really impressive-looking 3-D structure from those flat bits of cutout paper, then you'll begin to see the appeal of that variety of model building. Like eating snails or climbing mountains, it's not going to be everybodys' fancy...but when it really grabs you, it's got a powerful appeal.

Big Smile Stick out tongue Cool

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Sunday, September 11, 2022 2:57 PM

Indeed!

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Posted by DUSTER on Sunday, September 11, 2022 3:19 PM

But, but, are paper models REAL models?  

p.s. in case you didn't get it yet, that was a joke.  As you can see from the pictured model of the Titanic  they're REAL models alright.

 

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Sunday, September 11, 2022 3:35 PM

It took awhile to build ,not something you can throw together!

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, September 11, 2022 8:03 PM

Hey Gene!

 That's for sure! I have about four under construction. One is thee Lilly Veneda(Lilli Weneda). It's a larger scale small ferry with Interior seating, Snack bar, etc. Fully detailed Wheelhouse too. Plus she's full hull with beautifully shaped props. I make my own for my wood carved Ski Boats so I used a pair for her. Instead of the Two Bladed ones, I used some three's I made up for another larger service boat.

The others are 1/400 freighters(2) and of course the Fuel oil Processing ship which is coming along very slowly, Very slowly! Cone shapes, Ovals, Round tubes, Anguar house shapes, It's all there,  The reason I started using P.E. on the Ships? I am sorry, just like Revell's Grey or white walls you painted Silver, I just couldn't see Walls that have rails printed on them and stairs that looked like slides with rails printed on the sides!

       One thing I learned about P.E. on these ships. They lift their realism to a new High, If you've done your work right. Still don't like paper life-boats though! Thank Goodness for a Mattel Vac-U-Form! Yes, I do cheat and use the recommended dowels and such for masts and such!

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Sunday, September 11, 2022 8:53 PM

Where do you keep all of those ships,Tank?has to take up a lot of room!

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, September 12, 2022 7:52 AM

The Ships, Eugene?

      Oh ,You mean all those models that come to a point at one end!

 Well, let's see. You know those plastic cabinets they try to make look like furniture(Poorly I might Add). Well, one shelf area is devoted to keeping them( Card) out of harms way. The other shelf is for F.S.M. issues. All mixed up, but there! The Rest(Unassembled) are in a file cabinet sorted by Type and Printer.

     The Rest. Oh, you mean the done or almost done ones. Right now on top of all the cabinets in my Bedroom. After painting two more walls, A shelf goes around the room 24 inches from the ceiling-Ships only! Planes, Five of them, will grace the corners of the ceiling away from that darned Fan!

     I would put them lower, but out of harms way is best. My plastic models are in a Doctor's/Lawyers Bookcase( you know, the ones with Lift and Slide Glass front doors!) This way each has it's own display area. One shelf there is dedicated to Plastic, mainly in the form of those pointy things again!

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Monday, September 12, 2022 8:05 AM

Well looks like you have a storage/display system that works well for you!

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