Discussion in 'General Card Modeling' started by thewoodengraver, Sep 9, 2006.
where do you get those?
If i'm not mistaken, Lizzie designed those sweet 'lil motors.
wow,I could use a pair of those
almost forgot about these
me262 and vought cutlass
My generic Laker (8 pages.) The 2 smaller test builds have single piece hull sides and take a page and a half.
Really superb looking ships, Scott! The smaller ones look just as great as the larger scaled version. Great design work!
I'd love to see more photos, if you could.
Are any of the Great Lakers available as downloads?
THANKS - Rich
Are you looking for a 1:87 model? :twisted:
Yes, Be great as an addon to my layout!
Rich, I made a 1/700 scale variation of these available a while back on Smartgroups, but lack of response, and a couple of problems made me pull them. The larger one is only 1/400, so would need to be scaled up. Also, these might be a bit too modern, depending on what era you model. My Big Fitz might be more appropriate, but that one's not finished yet (and if I don't stop trying to add more "accuracy" and detail to it, it never will be:grin: )
Jim, rather than hijack this thread any further, I'll post more pix elsewhere. I'll start a new thread in Ships after I take some better pictures. Thanks, BTW.
Thanks, Scott! I'll be looking for them, for sure!
I don't recall seeing the models available on Smartgroups, though I do recall you posted photos of the beta build, but I thought it was here...my memory is not so good, so I could be confused...I do recall seeing your earlier builds of her somewhere, though. I would love to build one in 1/600 scale, an odd scale that I've taken to in the last year or so for various reasons.
I have the JSC Edmund Fitzgerald kit but that's the only laker model I know of. A superb genre of merchant ship which has been neglected for the most part in the paper modeling world, and given limited attention even in the traditional ship modeling world, save for one or two kit makers I found on the web. I think it's fantastic that you have honored those sailors by tackling this project.
My layout is in the modern early 1980's period. That was when the Milwaukee Road was taken over by the SOO Lines.
Looking for a Great Laker to use part of it in my harbor area.
THANKS - Rich
I find it amazing that one can build a model tiny and it still appears HUGE!!!
Great job Scott! Nice to see the hull in one piece.
Rich, are you using cardmodels for your trains or a working model?
I have a layout in mind...tiny of course...which will be all cardmodels...and small enough to fit on a tabletop. I have all the elements...just have to scale them down.
So why not sharing them? Do you want to keep the pleasure all for yourself? :grin::grin::grin:
You can save me alot work in searching for interesting subjects...can you send some pictures or tell the subject of your railway?
I'm trying to integrate plastic and paper models of building and structures and my aim is to make the difference unnoticeable.
Up to now I've built a goods shed and a small line hut which look quite nice, but plastic buildings are still better due to the 3D surface detail.
I'm doing as much of my backdrop and facilities in card models as possible.
My rolling stock and power will be working HO Milwaukee Road equipment.
Here is a great site for information about small/micro layouts:
hpept, The buildings were free downloads but I do not remember from where. There are a couple different sets...one of which is a seaside town, bait & tackle, seafood resteraunt etc, I can include a lighthouse and a couple of boats. The period, 1970's.
Another idea is the old west...got the locomotive and a couple buildings so far..
and finally, the future, with monorails and buildings completely scratchbuilt.
I do not really know which one will come together first but I will absolutely share any pics that I have because the entire layout will qualify for this challenge.
Yamaha M1 in TWE's Tiny Challenge
...this one was waiting on my bench for some time now , so I decided to finish it... it is the Yamaha's Papercraft M1 , printed four times smaller , so I just printed a page for it...well the original kit has 18 pages and only 16(four times smaller) fit in one page...I did not print the wheels and rims , since they are scratchbuilt (papier-mache and cardstock)...
the die-cast models are 1/24 scale
Spirtos, I am REALLY impressed with your tiny Yamaha...WOW!!!
I may have to re-think my signature!
Question for all you "Tiny" builders as I'm also very interested in miniature models. Do you use a regular X-acto blade when cutting such intricately small pieces?
I use the x-acto #1 handle with the #11 blade(regular x-acto), the x-acto #2 handle with the #24 blade, tiny scissors, and an occasional "drink me" potion...lol
For inside diameter cuts, the #1/#11 combination,
for outside diameter cuts, tiny scissors,
everything else, the #2/#24 combination.
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