Claudio's Bumblebee Build Gallery

Discussion in 'General Card Modeling' started by CK Styles, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. CK Styles

    CK Styles Senior Member

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    Thought I would post my pics here rather than on Claudio's thread as it fealt like I was Hijacking (sry !). This is not a build thread, just photos of my progress. Any questions are welcome, of course! Hope you enjoy the pics!!



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  2. CK Styles

    CK Styles Senior Member

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    OK, more images for you .....

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    Some more .....

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    CK Styles Senior Member

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    The torso. Still have some bits left on this (doors, wheels and some minor parts here and there.

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    wow! your doing a much much better job than im doing!! i may have to redo some stuff now! keep it up:)
  6. CK Styles

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    Thanks Nothing. Your build is looking great as well. There are some pretty fiddly parts in there! FYI, on the tail lights, headlights and fog lights, I printed these parts on clear acetate to get a nice shiny look. I cut them out and glued them over the existing paper lenses. It gives a nice realistic look to them with a lot of depth. I skipped the LED lights as I thought the eyes were enough and I didn't want to detract from them.
  7. Biroka

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    Hy! Its looking really great. I'm almost at the same stage whit the build as you are...there are just a few steps (large steps :p) and we're done (waiting that moment from long ago) :-D
  8. CK Styles

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    Hi Biroka, Yes, it is hard to find the time some days to work on it. I am hoping to have it complete by the end of this week (go me).
  9. Biroka

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    Keep up the good work! I want to finish it before school starts too (sep. 15). So I'm running out of time wall1
  10. mauther

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    Hi, CK Styles

    Great model, great build. Very good photos. Congratulations!!!
  11. CK Styles

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    Thank you mauther! I am glad you like the photos! I have been thinking about ways to take Bumblebee's picture once I have completed the model. Hmm, it will be fun ...
  12. CK Styles

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    Bumblebee is complete! Hooray for me. This was a very rewarding model. I highly recommend it to any one looking for a very nicely detailed model. I took a few liberties here and there to make some of the parts easier to make, but other than that, I stuck to the plans. Once again Claudio has not failed to amaze all with this one. I will have some new pics up (better ones than these) in a few days. He is standing in a box as he is on his way to be displayed in my office.

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  13. julescrafter

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    Wow

    Wow, Chris... that's a very very neat job, awesome, bravo! good work, what else? :thumb:

    and for Claudio, if you read this.. you are a master designer :inw: :inw:
    :thumb: hooray for chris and claudio (sounds familiar,...umm. it's like pocoyo's narrator.. lol )

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  14. Biroka

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    Wow!!! Nothing else to say...not because it doesn't worth it...just not getting words! Awesome....hope mine will look close to this one.
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    One more question...how thick paper did you use and mat /semi mat / glossy ?
  16. CK Styles

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    Hey thanks guys for all the kind words. I really try to be as neat as possible on my builds. I have a lot of room for improvement (don't we all), but I am getting better!

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    I pretty much always use 84# card stock. In certain areas (leg tubes, some foot sections) I used 110# for a little extra support. I do not use glossy paper as it is difficult for me to work with and I don't always like the end result. So, mat all the way. Another thing I don't like to do is paint or conceal the fold lines / edges. For me, leaving those visible re-enforces the idea that you are indeed looking at a true paper model. Cheers to those that cover up the edges, but it's not my preference. If I can offer some pointers down the road, let me know.
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    Hmmm I'm not really sure what that means....84# and as I looked here and there I'm not even sure if xy gsm paper is what I knew it was. Isn't 80 gsm paper the same with 80 g/m [FONT=&quot]2 [/FONT]or there is a difference just like at cm-inch? Sorry for the dumb question.[FONT=&quot] [/FONT]
  18. Cláudio Dias

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    Chris, hooray for you!!!:thumb:

    You did an excellent job!!! Congratulations and thank you for building Bumblebee
  19. Cláudio Dias

    Cláudio Dias Member

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    Thank you for your compliments! And Jules, I've once told you that: You are the Master!!!
  20. zealousy

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    I've got one word for youWOW!