TWE's Tiny Challenge

Discussion in 'General Card Modeling' started by thewoodengraver, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. michik

    michik Member

    Finally, I have finished my real entry: It's Fiddlersgreen's Grumman Avenger (well, actually it's a repaint as a Tarpon Mk II of the British Pacific Fleet) at 7.4%, which makes it 1/1250 scale.

    It's pretty much an out of the box build, I only omitted the cowling ring (because it was impossible to cut out) and I removed all clutter, including glueing tabs, before printing out. One sheet measures 0.78 by 0.56 inches, but of course I printed out several sheets to have enough spare parts.

    (The carrier is my venerable Airfix Ark Royal, completely wrong, but it's the only one I got)

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  2. michik

    michik Member

    And another picture, together with the recognizable object.

    I have to admit that I really reached my limits with this model, but hey, that was the point of it, wasn't it?

    that hun looks great!

    whether it's 1/500 or 1/800, it's damn impressive! (And sorry for the aliens!)
    BTW, what is TY scale?


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  3. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

    TY = TinY

    I'm just guessing.
    Sounds good to me.

    Awesome plane Michi!
    I think that it falls in the RFT scale.
    Really Friggin Tiny! :grin:

  4. thewoodengraver

    thewoodengraver Active Member

  5. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    VERY nicely done, Michi...but where did you get that table sized bottle cap?:grin:
    Thanks for sharing photos of your micro model Avenger.

  6. SCEtoAux

    SCEtoAux Member

    My attempt at getting small

    Here is my attempt at a tiny build. I think the original model is supposed to be HO scale. I wound up printing all four pages on one sheet somehow, so the model shown is 25% of the original. My big fingers and dim eyes did a job on the model, but it was kinda fun to put together. The US quarter coin is around 24mm in diameter.

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  7. thewoodengraver

    thewoodengraver Active Member

    Looks great Doug! Seems as though you've created your own Micromodel! Thanx!!
  8. spirtos

    spirtos Member

    thiw thread is "quiet" for a couple of days I the only one still building?

  9. thewoodengraver

    thewoodengraver Active Member

    spirtos, Awesome cycle!!
    Don't worry, I'm sure someone else will WOW us soon...workin' on it myself...
  10. Rev

    Rev Member

    Did you finish the tiny motorcycle?

    Hey Spirtos, did you finish your motorcycle? I really wanted to see the finished version.
  11. spirtos

    spirtos Member

    ...not yet , but it will be soon...all is left is the radiator , the exhaust pipe and the under cowl... :)
  12. thewoodengraver

    thewoodengraver Active Member

    Barnacle beak!

    The little guy on yhe right was built by my Wife Catherine, it was printed at 50% (I think). The little guy on the left was built by me. The parts fit on a business card.
  13. SteveM

    SteveM Member

    The larger Bob on the right is the intended size, so is actually 100%. Bob is designed to be printed on a 5x3.75" card so that he will be "in scale" with the large Pineapple House.

    Nice work on the tiny one, very impressive!
  14. thewoodengraver

    thewoodengraver Active Member

    Thanx SteveM! I wasn't sure of his scale as I usually print everything smaller than intended. Now I know he will be in scale with the jumbo Pineapple!!!
    As for the little guy...Thanks! AND a big THANKS for giving us these little critters!!! Homespun Magixx ROCKS!!!
  15. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    I just love the many awesome builds ya'll have posted! Really excellent stuff!

    I had been thinking about a project for a while now and figured I'd try it out to see it might work out. I have been admiring the various space launcher builds I've seen around the web and just had to try one myself. The one I figured I'd play around with is the Mercury Redstone designed by Eric te Groen on his Lansbergen site...I just love his designs and figured it was about time to try one out. The original can be found at

    I reduced the original 1/96 scale sheets to 1/144. I just had to play around with the lattice work on the escape rocket to try and model a slightly different way. The results are below...clearly not as nice as many builds shown here but it was fun to try something different.



    Here's a little better view of the capsule and escape rocket thingie:


    As I said, it didn't come out as well as I had hoped, but I had fun playing around with it. Some day I'll have to build a stand for it too.
    Hope you enjoy seeing it.

    (I really have to get back to the USS Constitution some day...:oops: )
  16. hpept

    hpept Member

    Great model Jim!!! Your escape tower structure came out better on your reduced model than in my standard size model :wink: . I had to to do the structure without cutting the lattice to make it look decent, because i couldn't manage to keep it straight, as the paper cut so thin was warping all the time.
    Fine job. :-D
  17. Texman

    Texman Guest


    That's got me beat. How did you do the lattice tower? This looks like
    a technique I am going to have to try on some of the smaller frameworks.


  18. rlwhitt

    rlwhitt Active Member

    Wow, Jim, that's just insane! And that's what I'd be if I tried something like that! Great job!

  19. Rockets are really cool when they're small :) The lattice on the escape towar is amazing. How did you keep it stiff enough to support itself?

    Cheers --- Larry
  20. july1772

    july1772 Member

    Terrific job, Jim. Very impressive work.

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