Hello from a newbie

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  1. angevine

    angevine Member

    Hello to you all,

    I thought it only polite to say hello and tell you about myself.

    My name is Robert and I come from Dorset in the UK. I am new to the art of paper modelling and I am really enjoying this new hobby.

    I have only made a couple of models so far. Space 1999 Comm-lock & Phaser, Rens Head Robot (very, very hard model for a newbie :grin: and I am now in the process of building a version of R2D2 I found on the net. It was originally supposed to be 70cm high but I scaled it down to A4 and, although I say so myself, coming on very nicely!

    I work in a Media Department of a very large company so have access to some really cool toys to print etc (Canon iR3220 laser photocopier, hot press and vinyl cutter to name but a few!). I have access to various grades of paper but I am unsure what is the best to use for modeling!

    Should I use 80g, 100g, 160g, 200g or 250g? I've scanned many sites but still no answer! any advice would be really appreciated.

    Anyway, thank you to the creators of this site and also to you, the experts, for you knowledge and wisdom... I salute you all :grin:

    Speak to you all soon,


    GEEDUBBYA Active Member

    Howdy and welcome Robert,

    We are glad to have ya here. Personally, I use photo paper for most of my models, usually 7mm, 8mm or 9mm. I am not real sure about the various paper sizes myself, I just know that you need lighter paper for the "skin" and heavier paper for the "formers" or internal parts. I am sure someone else can more easily answer your questions, I just wanted to welcome ya and tell ya you have just become the newest member of a forum with 2000+ members and we are glad to have ya.
    What types of models are you interested in?

    the below sites offer links to free downloads:



    http://www.3dpapermodel.com.tw/ (you dont have to d/l the chinese font to view this site).

    Anyway, hope to see alot more of you around and again, welcome,

    have a good day,

    Greg aka GW
  3. angevine

    angevine Member

    hi GEEDUBYA and thank you for your welcome, tips and links.

    You asked what models I am into. My tastes are varied and I like to have a go at anything. My main interests would most likely be Sci-Fi, Armour and Mech's.

    Being new is a bit scarry but I am enjoying it and look forward to putting some pics up of my R2 unit when done, mostly because it's the only one i've done that looks any good!

    Thanks again,

  4. possm_23

    possm_23 Guest

    Welcome robert...glad to have u in the group...i too am fairly new at this...but enjoy it alot...but i also enjoy the comaradre of my friends i have met in here.....you will find some real nice folks here......especially the rednecks....lol


  5. dimas Karabas

    dimas Karabas Member

    I use Georgia- Pacific paper white, 17grams per m2, or 67 lb.
    Seems fine.

    GEEDUBBYA Active Member

    Howdy again Robert,

    Well, I know of links to star wars models such as the trydium shuttle, tie fighters, tie interceptors, etc...etc.. and I know of links to star trek models such as the "Voyager" from the show by the same name. below are a few links to some of the free downloads:

    http://www.repapstudios.com/model_voyager.htm voyager model

    http://community.webshots.com/album/386205872wtMMNs klingon bird of prey

    http://community.webshots.com/album/320047026NSjIuy klingon D7 (old style)

    there are two versions of the USS ENTERPRISE (the origianl and the "D" model) and other star trek related models as well as the colonial viper and cylon raider from the old battlestar gallactica series and many other models, all free at: http://lhvcc.rustproductions.com/egiftshop/gallery_models.html .

    I am sure others here can help you with mech models. Hope these sites help ya,

    have a good evening,

  7. Kaz

    Kaz Member

  8. angevine

    angevine Member

    Thank you

    Thanks one and all,

    Have bookmarked some of the sites and will take a closer look over the weekend.

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