My 1st Model!

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by ViperPilot, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. ViperPilot

    ViperPilot New Member

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    Well, after spending some time perusing the Threads, reading and practicing a LOT,
    I decided to dive in and try a Model... it's the Hudson Class Runabout USS Packard.
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    I noticed that there are parts (2A-C), that are splitting images of what's printed on the Model; I take it these are 'greebles', or Layering to add Texture... sort of like Verlinden for Paper?

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    The Build continues...

    Alan [​IMG]
  2. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Wow, that looks very good! I guess you are right, the parts seem to be relief parts. :)
  3. ViperPilot

    ViperPilot New Member

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    Thanks! Engines installed, with the greeble of the Phaser bank showing...
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    More greeble on the ventral side...
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    And a Side View...
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    Will continue with the Build, after the conclusion of the Broncos and Rockies games!

    Cheers!

    Alan :sticktongue:
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    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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  5. ViperPilot

    ViperPilot New Member

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    Broncos & Rockies won, so back to the Packard! Lots of greeble to cut out...

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    Impulse Engine base done & installed...

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    And the finished product...

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    Enjoy!

    Alan :sticktongue:
  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    That looks really good! I can see where you could add even more greebles (if you wished).
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  7. ViperPilot

    ViperPilot New Member

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    Everywhere there's a printed Texture, except for Windows and the Doors! I realized that the greebles make the Model 'pop' and give it more Depth! Also, using CA on the Tabs definitely lowers the stress factor when building; just a drop spread thin does the trick!

    Alan :sticktongue:
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  8. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    This looks fabulous! This model can be greebled out extensively. :)
  9. zathros

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

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    Try to get into making your own tabs, and cutting any tabs that came with the model. This will allow the edges to line up perfectly, and you can glue pone side of the tab in first, using a piece of stock paper to make sure it is set back exactly the right amount.

    I also would recommend ZIP DRY or UHU Glue (Micheal's Craft Stores has these, if you are in the U.S.). If you are using a Cyanoacrylate, will become very sick from it. There is no way around that, as the effect is accumulative. The two glues have a longer set up time, allowing for adjustment, and are non toxic. It would be horrible to get sick from a hobby you have just found. Crazy Glue has it uses, but with paper models, it should be used sparingly if at all. Especially with the U.V. activated glue pens readily available.

    Your model came out great. It's nice to know that you can continue, stop, go back to it, or leave it as it is. One of the great things about paper modeling. :)
  10. Sky Seeker

    Sky Seeker Well Established Member

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    Alan / Viper Pilot,

    Your model has turned out very well!:Bravo: It looks fantastic!:King: You can never over greeble!

    Check out this example of geebling if you like.

    http://zealot.com/threads/bsg-defender.178617/

    Have a good night!

    Sky Seeker
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  11. zathros

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

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    Be careful where you place it. I was looking at one of my early models (playing with it) and left it on the sofa. It met it's doom when a light sheet had somehow been thrown over it and my wife crushed it back into flat paper as she sat on it. :)
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    Z - I guess it ran into an AS*teroid!;)

    Sky Seeker
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    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    ...Very Nice...( Pssst..beats the hell out of my first model I can tell you!! )
    Yes you will find that if designers are consistent that any part that has a, b etc after it somehow glues to the corresponding numbered part...and it is always nice to have good directions ( though not always the case )! Like you say " just about every where there is a texture you can Greeble!! but don't discount windows and doors! with some more under your belt, you could add an interior one day!! and to paraphrase Zathros adding my own 2 cents..If you are not adding wire/plastic/leather beefing up parts for hinges of that will take stress for some reason or have to be drilled for holes etc....stay away from CA glue... there really is no need for it..and as time goes by the others such as Zathros mentioned, are far superior for the purpose. When you get into complicated stuff you are GOING to WANT a slower grab and Set time on your seams!! Trust Us!!

    My next suggestion? 1) I would suggest adding a layer of .5mm card ( poster board thickness ) to the inside of this version ( it doesn't call for it, but you can drastically strengthen your model as well as learn how to do it on something you already have put together once!) or
    2) Upgrade to something like the Danube Class
    Star-Trek-Runabout-Starship-Papercraft.jpg

    Runabout https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8UOlofpvoMtU1pqZjI0UDkzU1U/view?usp=sharing and start a slightly more complicated profect!! it is a 33 page PDF....
    Just make sure to HAVE FUN!!!
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  14. zathros

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

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    More like a Planetoid. Relatively speaking. :)
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  15. Famous Dave

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    Really came out great. Nice and clean. Thanks for sharing.
    I think you're off to a fine start in a fabulous hobby with some of the most helpful people in the world (literally).
    Keep it up and enjoy new friends and a world of great models.
    Dave
  16. zathros

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

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    There are quite a few shuttle models out there. even the shuttle used in Firefly, and it is extremely detailed. You can get an excellent model that has a full interior. It's quite a model. ;)

    Link= http://papercraftsquare.tumblr.com/post/40293907430

    This picture shows the model in white, but the actual model is fully colored. It's quite a model, especially if you are a Firefly fan. ;)



    LS-7-Shuttle-Paper-Model.jpg
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  17. Sky Seeker

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    Oh Yeah!!!! That is just too cool!:Grin:

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