Some of my builds

Discussion in 'Gallery & Designs' started by jjsher, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. jjsher

    jjsher New Member

    I have not built a lot of paper models yet, but I thought I would share pictures of a couple of them.
    The first model I have pictures of is a fairly basic train engine. For such a simple model, my build has several issues.

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  2. jjsher

    jjsher New Member

    The second model I have to show is a mechwarrior, in particular a Madcat. I think it came out pretty good. I made two changes in the plan. I used a toothpick to allow the top part to rotate around the legs. I also glued a fairly large metal nut inside each foot also to make sure it wouldn't fall over.
    I have had to repair this model several times, because I put this model on display in the library of the school where I work and it got some rough handling from students.
    I would like to eventually find something I can coat my models with that will make them harder, stronger, and okay for repeated handling.

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  3. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

    good builds. Browse through the forum and check out the techniques others use to build and make their models stronger. There is a section here on techniques which may also be of help. One thing, on the models, use a felt color marker to color the edges. For strength, some of us use thick bulkheads or formers to strengthen the inside. Continue on and with every model that you build, the next will better. Thanks for sharing.
  4. johanvanacker

    johanvanacker Member

    The mechwarrior is a nice build.
    I always find it hard to make a model that stands on two feed standup straight.
    Looks like you hit the nail on the head with this one.
  5. jjsher

    jjsher New Member

    Thank you, johanvanacker, for the compliment. There is a slight problem with the leg section, which you could see if the two parts were separated, but fortunately it is not really noticable when they are together. This is the most complicated paper model I have built so far and I am pretty proud of how well I did on it.
  6. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Nice work. I am getting a new appreciation for these train models. I think some of the armored ones would be great rebodies for trains sets. :)

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