My first build (Jay's BSG Chief Tyrol Blackbird)

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by venom_82, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. venom_82

    venom_82 New Member

    Note: it's only a little experiment, without wishing to obtain a quality model, but in any case, is always my first building of an paper model.. and i am happy to look my first finished model. :)

    I did this test at home (on the kitchen table :mrgreen: ), where I had only a pair of scissors, a jar of vinylic based glue (the italian Vinavil) and the normal print paper, but for a test, it's ok.

    obviously, the next time i will use a more "professional" approach, working in my garage, where i have the right space to work, different types of cutters, glue etc. And i will use a more appropriate paper. ;)

    below, a couple of pictures:

    I know, the quality of the result is poor, but again, it was just an experiment done quickly :)

    (However the Dradis screen saver is very cool sign1)



  2. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

    Nice! If you're going to do a "serious" attempt next time, I would suggest picking up a decent set of markers to do some edge coloring. In a model like this one, which is mostly dark gray, it would really help. :cool:

    Great work, though. :thumb:
  3. venom_82

    venom_82 New Member

    thanks ;)

    i know, all that white point are very bad.. for sure i pick a set of markers ;)

  4. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Active Member

    That looks great venom82! A lot better than my first models. Congratulations and welcome to the world of paper! :D
  5. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

    Good choice for your first build. I have been meaning to build this bird for a while but I got side tracked with the Warhammer series. I will build this fighter eventually and yes, a darker matte black would have look nicer but the effects are great.
  6. DarkAntzMK-II

    DarkAntzMK-II Member

    indeed, a great effort!
  7. venom_82

    venom_82 New Member

    many thanks to all for these positive comments, honestly I was much more pessimistic about the final result :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

    anyway, certainly the next work will be better, both in the construction material/technique and final result.

    Surely the next one is still a model from BSG, another ship, or a better building of the blackbird.. I love Battlestar Galactica (and I think that here in Italy is not sufficiently considered wall1 ). I also really like the blackbird, unfortunately had a life too short in the tv series.
  8. DarkAntzMK-II

    DarkAntzMK-II Member

    i think i may give this model a crack aswell got any stock photos i can use to model one?
  9. iconicus

    iconicus New Member

    I've been at this a while, and your first build looks better than the Stealth I just built. As already mentioned, edging the piece would make it look a lot more dynamic. It's the only thing that saves my models. I tend to not use full on black when edging, I like to use a crayola gray marker to edge with (depending on the model) I think it helps the eye 'blend' the piece together.

    Nice job.

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