ECardmodels contest: Nobi's C-130 Hercules / Builder: PaperRonin

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by PaperRonin, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. PaperRonin

    PaperRonin Member

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    Ok, here's my build thread for the contest on ECardmodels.com ;)

    Chosen model is the C-130 Hercules from Nobi at the original intended scale.

    My first time building an aircraft and also my first one that has "tabless edges". Below some shots from day 1... Little over an hour into the process, cut page 1 to pieces and assembled the Nose section. :mrgreen:

    No problems so far, the printing had to be scaled down, model seems to be made in US Letter format and I can only print International A4.

    This will not be a very fast thread, building when I can and also entertaining my daughter at the same time :)

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  2. cgutzmer

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    lookin good!
    Chris
  3. Nothing

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    oh this will be a nice treat!
  4. PaperRonin

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    And just when were any of you two going to tell me the massive scale on this one??? ;)
    Building the body now, just came up to the front part where the wings should go and am already over 20cm... :D
  5. cgutzmer

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    Well lets see some pics - the longest part I see now is about 5cm :p
  6. PaperRonin

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    Sure I will post more pics, this being a build thread and all :mrgreen::cool:

    Will do tonight, daughter kept us up most of the night coughing and stuff, she has a bad cold :-(
  7. Soaring

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    Looking great, Hope your daughter gets super well!
  8. PaperRonin

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    Hope so too... She's coughing and such... P*kes every now and then etc... No fever tho...
  9. PaperRonin

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    Some progress on the C-130...

    As you can see, the parts fit like a charm, the textures don't... Also, While fitting a part, the other end shot into the model, leaving glue stains. ARGH! wall1wall1wall1 May have to reprint those... Or, wait.. then I have to do the whole thing again... erm.... I'll sleep over it!

    Size is a little larger than A4 atm, 30-ish cm and the bodu is not even halfway done :eek:

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  10. col. kurtz

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    looks excellent !!!!! hope your daughter is feeling better :)
  11. PaperRonin

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    She is... a bit, she (and we) sleep a lot better now also! :thumb:
    Thanks for the comments AND the asking about my little one :cool:
  12. cgutzmer

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    good deal :) on both counts :)

    Careful trimming and you might be able to cut that piece out... or take this pics from the other side heh heh - been there done that! ;)
  13. cgutzmer

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    good deal :) on both counts :)

    Careful trimming and you might be able to cut that piece out... or take this pics from the other side heh heh - been there done that! ;)
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    Good stuff!
  15. PaperRonin

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    Actually finished the hull piece today, will post pics tomorrow...

    This damn thing is 1 meter from tip to tail!!! Can't wait to see the wingspan :)
  16. PaperRonin

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    Ok, finished hull pics :D

    Piece of Sleeping Beauty Castle behind it :p

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  17. cgutzmer

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    Lookin good!

    Is that the NEW sleeping beauty castle? I think it was retextured to look better :) I made the old version and the kids are still playing with it. Its in pretty rough shape but nothing that some glue can fix up on occasion!
    Chris
  18. PaperRonin

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    It's the new one indeed Chris :D
    You can check some WIP shots at www.freewebs.com/paperronin

    Be warned, site is under HEAVY construction, made a quick something for my friends to keep watch ;)
  19. exzealot

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    Looking good! That's a huge model. 1:48 scale?

    Ken
  20. PaperRonin

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    Thanks! :cool:

    And it's a huge model indeed!! Scale 1:48 also correct...
    Made the internal structure for the wings yesterday, wingspan will be just over 150cm :eek::eek::eek:

    (Didn't expect is to be so darn huge sign1)