Rafa's Cardboard experience

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    rafaelgonzalez65 New Member

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    Hi, Guys and Gals!!!

    I'm Rafa, from Caracas, Venezuela, and this is part of my work:

    A coupla LAVs:
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    A trio of Brazilian Urutus:
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    An unfinished eggbeater thingy:
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    Mean looking HMMWVs:
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    Two FCS (Future Combat Systems) concepts from the early 90's:
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    Aircraft-wise, with a twist of sci-fi:

    A "design" of my own, inspired on a Stavatti concept:
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    My rendition of what a JSF F-35 looks like:
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    Accompanied with a hypothetical Japanese F-3 Stealth
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    Modified EDI from the movie "Stealth", and another invented contraption:
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    A ChickenHawk Dropship from toposolitario.com in Spain:
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    A "Russian" inspired thing:
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    My rendition of a Chinese JX-X. By the time I built it, I only had a top view, the rest is speculation:
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    WoW!!!!!!! :eek: Very nice!!! Especially your original designs....

    I'd love to know either where you got the hummers, or if you'd be willing to share your originals!!
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    A couple Gunships. I intended to build a couple AH-56 Cheyennes, but thigs went awry. I intend to convert them into X-wing, stopped rotor VTOL craft:
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    A couple Classics....out of my league, but build them, I did!!!
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    Oooold Fiddlers Green F-19s I inherited from a Friend, Modified to suit my taste and my Ham-Hands:
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    My babies, a trio of F-22s two are from Fiddles Green and the more colorful one, a completely scratchbuilt model of the current Raptor, clipped wings and all....
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    And, finally, a couple X-32s. These ones were made when the Boeing aircraft was only a paper and ink concept
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    Hi, mi amigo!!!
    Those Hummers are free from www.streepaper.de, only, heavily modified to build them faaaast, in a hurry, without attention to detail.

    If you look closely, they're no more than a couple side views glued to thick cardboard for stiffness and the top views wrapped around them.

    Glad you liked them. I should have the powerpoint file somewhere. if you're interested, I can send 'em to you.

    Rafa
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    WOW! Thats a lot of nice lookin models :) thanks a ton for sharing!
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    Rafael,

    Very nice. Where did you get the LAVs? I also liked the FCS models. Very nicely done.

    Clark
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    Hola, Clark!!!
    My models are almost all scratchbuilt.

    The LAVs are a 3-view disected in photoeditor and then put together in Powerpoint, the software I use the most to store my models. It is useful to resize them to a scale suitable for my scarce space needs. I mostly do 1/72.

    The FCSs are from a 3-view i found in an old ARMOR MAGAZINE, using the same procedure as above.

    I have the Powerpoints, in case you're interested.

    My current project is the fictional Selene Submarine, a heavily modified Dutch Walrus Class which is going to be made as a scifi-ish subject. The profile, and cross sections, and the planking (Skinning) are all cardboard, backed by styrofoam for stiffness:
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    Yours truly, posing with the Sub, to give an idea of size:
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