After the last build debacle heres my Sand Crawler progress

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  1. Jadriancz

    Jadriancz New Member

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    Printed out the pages on A4 cardstock
    Built the lower body
    connected 2 of the 3 upper body parts

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  2. Jadriancz

    Jadriancz New Member

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    Started the assembly of the tracks

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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    You are off to a good start!
    It does look like you can greeble it out.
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    bigpetr Designer/Master Modeler

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    Great, nice start. Holding my thumbs :).

    Where this model can be found to download?
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    Jadriancz New Member

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    Tonights progress, I got the tracks completed...
    Had to set aside and work on my Lindberg Russian T-80 while letting the glue dry.. Yep the T-80 is Styrene and not paper.. The joys and benefits of multiple hobbies.. :)

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    Jadriancz New Member

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    Need more xp under my belt to do that.. This is only the 5th paper model I have attempted to build but will get there soon.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    You are doing good. Just take your time and enjoy the build.
  10. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

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    Back on the Horse! Good for you! :)
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  11. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

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    everything is looking really good so far thumbsup
  12. Jadriancz

    Jadriancz New Member

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    Finally completed... Need to do a few touchups on some of the seams but done..

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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

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    It's coming out very well. This model can be "bumped out very easily. By taking a close work on how the track assemblies are made. Look at the track detail Pic, all you need to do is double up on the thickness of the tracks. Cut out the Black areas of the track, glue the triangles of the track onto the track. on the inside, double up on the drive wheels, for strength, and for the tracks, just cut on the edges so the look wide enough for the wheels to grab. Cut out rings, and lay them (with glue) over the rings, and cut open the oblong vertical openings. This will bring much life to your model. If you printer on regular printing paper, you can cut out body panels, and glue them onto the body, then instead of a box, it will "POP" to life. This is very easy to do, just takes a little time. Any questions, send me a P.M., to make sure I get it, I'd be more than happy to help you, if you wish. If the model had not come out so nice, I would not have made the suggestions! :)

    track detail .jpg sandcrawler .jpg
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    Jadriancz New Member

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    I will keep this in mind for the next time I build this (remember this is only the 5th paper model I have attempted building but only the 3rd completed after the Tie & AT-ST issues)... Will also probably use photo paper instead of regular paper to enhance the details.. Love the coloring on yours thumbsup Do you have any build pics of how the track mounts were done?
    The design I used (attached) seems to be a much simpler version of the one pictured above as well.

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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

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    You create the way the tracks, "whatever works"! I would advise against Photo quality paper, for many reasons. If you were to print on normal paper, you could glue those on each panel outlined on the crawler. It doesn't matter how few models you have made, this will bring your model to a new level, and once you start adding, it becomes addictive, because the results look so fine , you'll do the whole model, and it will be exceptional. I have the model, and will work on the new pieces tomorrow. You will see, this is an easy "Greebling" project. :) :)
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    Another thing I noticed is that the paper (staples brand) I use mutes the colors alot..
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

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    Get the "Bright" paper they sell, didn't forget about the crawler legs. I was able to extract the pages from the .pdf, but don't know if they are in the same scale. Could you measure the over all length of one of your track assembly outside plates, the over all length, to let me know? I need the measurement show like in the pic below:

    R1.jpg
  19. Jadriancz

    Jadriancz New Member

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    On my model those are 4cm
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

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    4 cms? Are you sure, that's awfully tiny!?! I extracted the page, you are right, boy that's small. In any event, you could glue these over your existing one. All the doubled parts are to be cut out, and added on top of the parts of the Crawler, to make it "POP". The drive sprockets are NOT supposed to be showing, this is an error on this model, from the drawings I have seen, they look more like this:
    Sand Cralwer.jpg


    My parts for you, to be printed on letter size paper (U.S.) if you can't get this size paper, let me know, and I will redo it in the size you use, use the extra parts and really make the model pop. :)

    SandCrawler New Track Pods.jpg
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