Build: 16c European Armour

Discussion in 'Anime, Cartoons, Figurines & Paperdolls' started by Mark_1984, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. Mark_1984

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    I'm just starting the 3dpaper's model of the 16 century European Armour (a bit of light relief from Aru :wink: ) but where to post pictures of the build ? Here, or under Armour ?????? Oh, life is full of such tough decisions...... Or maybe, just maybe, if I asked really really nicely, could a very considerate administrator give us a 'Real People' section ?

    Uh ?

    Please

    Pretty pretty please......... :)

    Oh, here is the link to the product. It's quite big (Sorry Phil ;) ) at 2 ft tall, die cut but not scored. Looks like a nice model, and not too difficult.

    http://3dpaper.com/eng/02_3DPCon/Contents_View.asp?ContentsCateID=1006&ContentsCode=1025
  2. MOS95B

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    Wow... This is gonna be cool.......
  3. thewoodengraver

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    What makes you think I do not like them big?
    Waiting patiently...
  4. Clashster

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    Definately looks cool! Can't wait to see the pics!!

    Chris
  5. ulious

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    Ok, I want to make an off color comment but I'll pass! LOL
  6. cgutzmer

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    I like the tongue in cheek placement in armor :)
    Chris
  7. Mark_1984

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    Start, we must

    This came in quite a big box. The sheets are all well printed, on both sides. They are all (annoyingly) too big to go in my scanner, so no chance to make a back-up copy. I'll just have to be carefull. Most of the sheets have colour on one side, with score lines on the backs. This is great :grin: Some sheets, notably the armour plates that can be seen on both sides are pronted colour both sides. A few of the lines have been scores, but most haven't. Don't quite understand this - but it's probably better not scored as I can do a better score with an empty biro. Tabs everywhere, and I'll use them. On a model this big there seems little to be gained by using backing tabs.
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    Here are some of the sheets - there are 12 in all.
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    The instructions are simply a sheet showing the order which the parts go together. Perfectly adequate. The fold lines are marked with a circle if they are a backward fold (mountain instead of valley). One of the tabs on each part has a shaped symbol which lines up with a similar shape on the adjacent part. An easy way of making sure you dont get the elbow joint the wqrong way round ;)
  8. Mark_1984

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    Together - glue the parts - progress we make

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    Start with a foot, since that's where the instructions start.

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    And progress with a shin.
    It all goes together very well. I've simply used black or brown felt tip to colour the edges. The parts are either black, or many shades of brown, so a medium brown disguses the edges nicely.

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    Finally a leg is made. It's big - that leg is a foot ;)
    The top part of the leg was a bit of a game.

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    I'm so pleased with myself I gave myself a big hand :oops: The thumb was a bit of a so-n-so to get right, but right it went.


    All in all this is making into a nice model (at the moment.... touch wood)
  9. Clashster

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    Looks great, Mark! Such a cool model! Thanks for the update!

    Chris
  10. cgutzmer

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    That is awesome!

    It would not have scanned well anyway - metallic never scans better than a dull grey....
    Chris
  11. Mark_1984

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    Thanks guys

    It's not actually metallic, just very well textured.
  12. Mark_1984

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    Every brave warrior must be armed ;)

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    The tabs over the glove are for fixing some of the armour.
  13. ulious

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    This is one of the untouched models that I have on my shelf, maybe I should break it out and play.
  14. ekuth

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    Good gods! How tall is this thing completed?
  15. Mark_1984

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    It's supposed to be about 2 feet tall. I have no idea where to display it when it's finished :-?
  16. Mark_1984

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    More progress. Here are the left-overs from a Monty Python sketch ;)
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    The next step is to join the legs and fit the lower torso. (Can I say bum here :roll: )
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    i reaply only to move the spam nude massege to the end

    we have some kids here
  18. Mark_1984

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    I've joined the legs together now. This was a bit of a game and the front didn't go perfectly. However, the mis-match is hidden behind the skirt, so it doesn't show.
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    On to the helmet. Here are the parts that form the top of the helmet
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    And here they are joined together.
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    There is an eye slot in the helmet. so I think I will need to colour the inside black to avoid having the white interior visible.
  19. Clashster

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    Very cool! The legs by themselves kinda reminds me of the Black Knight... "come back here, I'll bite both your legs off!" :grin:
  20. gippolot

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    That's going to be a pretty flash looking suit of armour Mark.:) I look forward to seeing the finished article.

    Andrew