Idiot proof model needed

Discussion in 'General Card Modeling' started by BSGMutha, May 8, 2016.

  1. BSGMutha

    BSGMutha New Member

    Ok so i crashed starbucks viper, then i sank the Cornelia Marie, i seem to be unable to fold a consistent straight line. If i do get one moderately straight, i hose it during glue-up. Any suggestions for a nice easy simple model? Something a retarded monkey could put together would be great.
    What gets me is im an experienced woodworker and modeler but I've always used wood and bits of this and that for models. Thinking i can salvage jaybats viper if i shape wood for the engines then cover them with the printed paper but paint the ends. The same with the rudder snd wings, use very thin wood strips to get a uniform wing. But if im spending time cutting and using wood, i may as well carve a bang on replica
    from oak and be done with it.
    In anycase,
    Thanks in advance
  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    I would suggest building this model a few times. Not only that, but I would strongly suggest that you score the fold lines first before you cut the parts out (that goes with all models). It will make folding easier (especially when you have a long fold lines).


    Best of luck with it!!!
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  3. BSGMutha

    BSGMutha New Member

    Thank you. I will dl this and give it a try. Have some nice stainless that i may use to build something similar to a metal break. Saw one that was used for something called phototech or something similar in i think the tools forums.
  4. spaceagent-9

    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant

    you are only interested in battlestar galactica models?
  5. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Good luck with it. I look forward to seeing your work.
  6. BSGMutha

    BSGMutha New Member

    Nah mr spaceagent9, anything is good. Especially now as im a nub and need to learn technique. So i would welcome any suggestion in any catagory.
  7. spaceagent-9

    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant

    try looking at mine in resources section, the voyager cmdf and a few saucers are very easy and satisfying.
  8. BSGMutha

    BSGMutha New Member

    Thanks Kolchak im looking at those now and will print one out and have a go. Might just pop up an episode of night stalker on youtube to listen to while i try one out.
    Thanks for the help everyone
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  9. nero_on_fire

    nero_on_fire New Member

    Try to use a bone folder. It's just a tool to compress the paper at a specific line so it will fold at it's weakest point. Put the bone folder against a plastic ruler (never use a metal ruler!), and score the paper. You will get perfect straight folds.

    Also, the bone folder works best with stronger papers above 110 gsm, with lower gsm, you might go easy on the scoring as it can break through the paper.
  10. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Get a ruler with a metal edge, or find a table with a sharp edge. Put a mark at the ends you need to fold. Gently rub with your finger before you fold, making sure you have the marks you made firmly aligned with the edge. As you increase pressure, you can then remove it, and it will fold on that line. You can do the same thing with a wooden ruler that has a metal edge. I do that stuff now holding the parts in my hands. You should breathe out slowly when you do that, as you will get a better fold, or line. Personally, I never sore, as I don't use paper that thick. Some do, some don't. I like to do things once. Stick with 110 lb. card stock and 67 lb. card stock for these models. You can always laminate. ;)
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  11. BSGMutha

    BSGMutha New Member

    Thanks for the tips everyone. The paper i have is the 110 and then whatever regulay printer paper is. Will be experimenting today and hopefully will have positive progress to report.
  12. blake7

    blake7 Member

    I suggest taking a look at ******* ********* collection. They are free, and each model is only one page long. My first model was his ********* van.

    ...........edited by ZATHROS
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