Patlabor Ingram

Discussion in 'Anime, Cartoons, Figurines & Paperdolls' started by mysteroid, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. mysteroid

    mysteroid Member

    Just finished Paper-Replika's Patlabor Ingram. Great model, practically puts itself together.

    Hard to find cardstock here, so I used photopaper. Not such a good idea. It doesn't fold well and delaminates easily. Still, the model turned out fine. Kudos to the designer!:thumb:


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  2. Tirick

    Tirick Member

    That is a brilliant build!

    Out of curiosity, how big does it stand? I've been interested in building one, but I'm uncertain of the scale.

    Thank you,
  3. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Damn! That's a cardmodel?

    I could have sworn it was pl***ic! Very slick, nice work!

    You know what? Picture of the Week for you! :thumb:
  4. mysteroid

    mysteroid Member

    Sean: 30cm to the top of the head. The antennas rise a little above that. I highly recommend this model. I mean if a noob like me can build it, anyone can!

    Sean and Ekuth: Thanks for the kind words. I'm surprised the pictures hide the (to me) glaring mistakes in my build. I must say the glossy finish of the photopaper is pretty hot. I haven't decided if it's worth the pain of using it though

    POTW!?! I'm speechless! (Humbled as well!)
  5. lightkyo

    lightkyo New Member

    very nice build. I did it myself some time ago but now it is destroyed
  6. Tirick

    Tirick Member

    Totally worth the POTW, the glossy finish (and the clean build) more than make this model!

    Now all I need to know is how tall the Patlabor is supposed to be. The only reference I can find states 8.2 meters; which would translate the model to about 1:27 scale? Does that sound right to anyone?

    Thank you,
  7. mysteroid

    mysteroid Member

    Hmmm, I was wondering about the scale also. This Ingram model is 33cm tall and is stated to be in 1/24th so it sounds like your figure is good.

  8. Tirick

    Tirick Member

    Awesome, thank you!

    ... now I can finally add it to the to-do list; I'm a bit of a stickler for scale, and I like to have all my models in the same scale range.
  9. Louis R

    Louis R Member

    Excellant build! So impressive.
  10. mysteroid

    mysteroid Member

    Thanks Louis! :wave:

  11. raulk000

    raulk000 New Member

    really cool! paper-replika has awesoem models
  12. Arsen NonLupin

    Arsen NonLupin New Member

    It is only the beginning - there is a maintenance facility for this mech on thepaper-replika (yes, IT suits robot ;^) ) and command unit (small police van) and model of helicopter from the anime - a lot things to do.
  13. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    Awesome build! Thank you for the scale info on this as well.
  14. mysteroid

    mysteroid Member

  15. arkon

    arkon Member

    WOW! it may have been a pain for you to use the photopaper but i think the result is well worth it! kudos to you.
  16. gila8gila

    gila8gila New Member

    from the pic it look good, so i don't see why not (photo paper).
    I thought it was a good build, awesome!
  17. mysteroid

    mysteroid Member

    Hey thanks for the nice comments!

    The problem with the photo paper is it doesn't crease well, the fold lines wander and along the crease the paper starts delaminating and giving off a fine powder. A real pain to work with. Now mind you, this is bought in China photo paper. Super cheap no-brand stuff or Kodak branded, it all turned out the same for me.

    It seems to me it's easier and faster to build the model with regular card stock then if the subject would respond to a glossy finish then give it a shot with a gloss coat. Full disclosure, I haven't tried this yet!


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