Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by roryglasgow, Jan 6, 2003.

  1. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    I downloaded a paper lighthouse kit from Fiddlers Green ( and put it together as a Christmas present for my wife, Kristi. It was a fantastic kit! They have a bunch of lighthouses on their site, too. This one is the Yaquina (ya-quin-a) Head Lighthouse. I thought I'd share...

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  2. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    This is the side that faces the wall. I put the seams on the tower on this side, but didn't realize that this was actually the more interesting side to view until it was too late... Oh, well... Live and learn!

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  3. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    This is the "presentation" side of the model. The base is made of a piece of blue foam with curved sides carved into it. I used the standard techniques for the scenery...

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  4. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    Hi Rory, that is a great looking lighthouse.

  5. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Good greif Rory, if you hadn't sait it was paper I would never have guessed! It's great!!

    Show the "seam" side and just explain that it's the lightning conductor strip :)

  6. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Golly Rory...that is SUPER:) Everyone ought to try a paper model...done right like yours they are a very satisfying project:)
  7. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Very nice Rory. Thanks for the link. The lighthouse looks so real it could be an asset to any layout.
    How big is it?
  8. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Thanks for the compliments. But I can't take much of the credit. Most of the credit goes to the model itself. I just put the pieces together! :)

    This particular one is in N-scale. But when you buy them (I think they're all $2.95 apiece) you can download any or all of three scales (HO, N and Z). N-scale was the most practical for me. HO wouldn't have fit on the mantel as well, and Z would be way too small for me to assemble...

    I've done other paper models, and have even made some of my own; so this wasn't a first attempt. The lighthouse can be done as complex or as simple as you like. It's designed so that the more difficult details can be excluded and the model will still look good.

    The most difficult paper model I've ever assembled was one of Thomas the Tank Engine by Takahiro Kojima. Here is his web address:

    I'd suggest using Babel Fish, unless you can read Japanese...

    The Thomas models are at:

    These are really nice models. I intend to rebuild Thomas since he's gotten kinda worn (and I think I can do it better the second time). I plan on making all of them, eventually...

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