[Modelik] German Light Cruiser Emden - 1:200

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by AbysmalPea, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. AbysmalPea

    AbysmalPea Hey! You with the face!

    This is my first real commercial model. I received it as a Christmas present from my sister after this fairly unsubtle conversation of what I wanted for a present:

    Me: "Hey! I want a paper model!"
    Sister: "Okay! What kind?"
    Me: "As long as its a plane, I'm easy."
    Sister: "Any particular type of plane?"
    Me: "Nope. I'll let you choose."

    Come Christmas day:
    Me: "Oh wow, a ship! I'm... um... slightly confused. What made you buy a ship?"
    Sister: "I bought it for you because it was complicated. :p "

    She's an art student, though, so I really can't blame her. :twisted:

    No matter. The only problem I had with getting a ship is that I have absolutely no clue where I'm going to fit it inside my dorm. I tried to scan the model so I could scale it down, but the scanners at my college would require three (3) scans per sheet, so I have to build the model full-size. The only shelves that can easily house the model are the same shelves on which food and dishes are stored, so to avoid any unnecessary food related accidents, I'm attempting to perfect telekinesis and have the ship float in an out of the way area.

    As for building the model, this is the first time I've worked with formers. They hurt. I'm taking my time and being careful, and as a result I only have the front half of the boat formers completed. I'll post pictures of what I have done later today.

  2. AbysmalPea

    AbysmalPea Hey! You with the face!

    As promised:

    Front half of the boat:



    The upper horizontal formers are fairly wavy (as seen in the pictures) because I accidentally made them a bit thick. Everything else is straight excluding two minor instances. Also, those upper horizontal formers were also the first formers I cut out. Calling them "ugly" would be an understatement.

    And what I have left to sand/fit/glue/etc:
  3. Nemesis7485

    Nemesis7485 Member

    Looking good so far. I'll be watching this thread with interest :)
  4. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    The Emden is a beautiful ship, I'll watch this one with interest too.

    --P: You should feel fortunate to have a sister who buys you cardmodels :D
  5. AbysmalPea

    AbysmalPea Hey! You with the face!


    Now I can get back to cutting and folding REAL and FLEXIBLE paper.

    Well, if I didn't give her any ideas for Christmas, the alternative she had in mind involved magazines containing rather taboo imagery. I wouldn't give her credit for being nice quite yet.



    Ignore the shirt under the table.
    It's used for polishing shoes (half of the people I live with are ROTC)
  6. dansls1

    dansls1 Member

    Good start on the frames!

    And a sister that'll buy you porn AND card models - it's just too bad she's related then ;)
  7. AbysmalPea

    AbysmalPea Hey! You with the face!

    I guess I should clarify that she was threatening to give me gay porn when she knows perfectly well that I'm straight.
  8. dansls1

    dansls1 Member

    Ah, that's a different story altogether...

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