Here we go, another in the series of "Paper to Plastic" how to threads , on how to take your favorite paper models and turn them into fiberglass, resin, or plastic models! Whoot! I'm going to start this off by going back to the original examples, before the model was crushed. I will however be starting a brand new model using the very same techniques. There are two primary ways that I do this and often I use both methods to check the other. The first is to trace out parts from an existing model and resize to my favorite size and start working out the construction. The second is to actually scan the parts of the model and resize them in photoshop, print up templates and start working out the construction. There is a third way, which is how I started the Enterprise and that's to use available blueprints to create some of the parts and use a paper model, if one exists to work out some of the compound curves. Of course if there are no prints and there is no paper model, or existing *accurate* model to trace parts from, you have to go by what is available and work these things up yourself. This, it seems, it what a lot of guys do around here. Take what is available and work it up as best you can. Any way, here are some of the shots of the original work up. Scanning method.... http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f63/6242amu/AK1F.jpg http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f63/6242amu/AK2Fboom.jpg http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f63/6242amu/AK2Fbridge.jpg Tracing original parts and making templates... http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f63/6242amu/AKwork1.jpg http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f63/6242amu/AKwork2.jpg http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f63/6242amu/AKwork3.jpg Preliminary assembly. As you can see, the primary hull is almost an exact duplicate of the original only larger.