Needing some advices on start

Discussion in 'Off Topic Lounge' started by mms99br, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. mms99br

    mms99br New Member

    Hi People,

    I am not sure what kind of paper use, how it was the best tools, and will be very nice to have some feedback on this. To be honest I think there is a sticky post somewhere telling about the basics of the hobby, but after take a look aound I did not find it.

    Thanks in advance for all your help
  2. goodduck

    goodduck Active Member

    For 8.5"x11" I like Canon best. You can pick that up at Staples or Fry's Then you got 11.7"x16.5", 13"x19". For large size you need to go to Fry's, they got more options and stock. FYI, Canon paper are little more white then Epson.

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  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator


    Here is a diagram that lists all of the basic tools you will need to start building paper model.


    As you get better, you will find other things that you will want (or need) to help you make even better models.
    Not only that, but if you see something in a thread (i.e. a techniques, or a tool, or what ever) that sparks your interest, contact that person and ask him/her about what ever it is that you are interested in.

    I hope that this will help you.

    Good luck and I look forward to seeing some of your work.
  4. mms99br

    mms99br New Member

    Very thanks people, I will try to start. I need to wait 4 weeks to download (for what I understood), but I problably will upload some photos. I see that is a scenery section here, so problably will post photos of that too.

    UNluckly my house is not finished and I really do not have space for store much stuff, but when my tabletop game room is ready, I will have more things.
  5. mms99br

    mms99br New Member

    And a question regarding paper. You guys use photo paper ?? It is not difficult to fold ? I did not found this presentation paper near my house, so I will go to a large store, but the photo paper the guy showed me does not like to fit in folding (but, as I never did this kind of models, I can be wrong).
  6. goodduck

    goodduck Active Member

    Do not use glossy photo paper. The glossy photo paper will crack and ink will chip when fold. Matte presentation paper I posted above will fold just fine. Specially Canon 8.5"x11" matte photo paper is design for paper crafts. I use it a lot.

    FYI, use inkjet and avoid laser printing, laser will crack when fold.

    After printing, spay the templates with Krylon Crystal Clear(from art supply store NOT from auto parts store)with 3~4 coats to protect the surface for longevity.

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