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Discussion in 'General Card Modeling' started by NULLMOON, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. NULLMOON

    NULLMOON Member

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    does anyone remember the first cardmodel they ever did mine was about 17 years ago it was a titanic model with 3 different kits a x-section,and sinking diorama,and a wreak following that i had a big model of hampton court palace i got in the gift shop:mrgreen:wasnt until fairly recently i re-discovered card models again
  2. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

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    Back when I was 9 or so... I had a Schreiber's Constellation translated and re-published by a Chinese publisher. I suppose they later ran into trouble with this and stopped printing them, and so I left cardmodeling till about 2 years ago...
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    Wilhelmshaven F4 Phantom - in the mid 80's - I was like 15. It, like every model I built before I graduated high school (over 100, mostly plastic) got thrown in the garbage when I moved out to go to college.
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    Cláudio Dias Member

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    My first would probably have been a kit that came with a magazine called Quest, it was a part work thing that collected in Binders every 2 weeks, a poster and a model each time all about a particular subject, Bugs, the ocean space, flight…etc.

    Probably followed at age 8 with the Taschen Titanic, then the amazing Paper Model Airplanes by…I dunno the one with the Fokker Dr1 Red baron, spirit of St. Louis, 1st commercial was the Geli V-1 in 1:33, from Marcle in UK….

    Downhill from there eh?


    John John
  6. KCStephens

    KCStephens Member

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    Way back when I was about 10 years old I remember National Geographic World Magazine had an insert in the back that you could cut out and glue together to make a globe of the earth. Thirty years later I got hooked with the Fiddlers Green Piper Cub freebe.
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    Don't have to remember back very far! A year ago August, Ralph Currell's Concord.

    Rick
  8. OylPslyk

    OylPslyk Aspiring Usurper

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    do the paper dice, and airplanes (not regular fold delta's I used to get really creative), I used to make in high-school when I got bored count?
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    Maly's Putilow Garford armored truck. Built maybe 5 yrs ago. I KNEW I should have written the date on the underside of the base!
  10. Master-Bruce

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    My first ever build was the Dropship model from AliensPapercraft. The little one from the LV426 Colony set. I found it terribly difficult for my first model but I was in such awe that these kind of models were possible using paper that I became hooked and have been since!
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    Back in the 70's The Port Authprity of Allegheny Couty gave out paper models of trolleys and buses. Then I rediscovered paper models in 2000 when I stumbled upon Chip's free Gee Bee racer.
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    Mike Hungerford's Snoopy as the WWI pilot flying his plane (doghouse).
    About 5 1/2 years ago
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    Elliott
  13. Rick Thomson

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    Fiddlers Green's Cub in 1999.

    Rick
  14. cgutzmer

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    I dont recall which one it was specifically but I built a ton from here:
    Paper Toys - Paper Cut-Outs - Custom Paper Models at PaperToys.com

    sitting at my desk (used to do phone tech support) in between calls. Made some using tape and staples even before I knew to try glue :) trial and error I guess we call it! Gave all those away to coworkers. I then moved on to Yamaha's bikes and animals :)
    Chris
  15. NULLMOON

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    quest christ i forgot about that i rember building a those i think i still have all the binders:mrgreen: i remember a tank and an earth globe i know there were others
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    FiddlersGreen Cub two years ago.

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    Late 1960's I built the USS Macon navy airship. I did it so badly I gave up on paper. Fortunately I have found my way back into the fold.+++
  18. OylPslyk

    OylPslyk Aspiring Usurper

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    I did a lot of stuff before putting my first actual kit together.

    I used to pattern stuff this way to make tiny toys out of the sheet aluminum from coke cans, thats where my designin start was, then I used to make a lot of paper toys for my son, and once he found these cool dinosaur paper models and liked them so I copied the patterns an made several more for him.

    the first real cardmodel kit I put together though, was Ron C's TOS Enterprise!
  19. shrike

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    My first was a printed - might have been Schrieber - Coastal Patrol boat when I was about 10. I had no english instructions and no idea about laminating anything and it was quite frustrating.
    My brother had started a paper Zeppelin once an I recall the front 6 inches sitting around for years.

    I picked up a collection of Fiddler's Green postcards in London, but never built any of them

    Round about 2000 or so I started thinking about that Zeppelin kit and in looking online I found Ralph Currell's site, I downloaded and built the R-100 and the rest as they say is history
  20. CaptMike

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    My 1st was the 1/20 scale Alpha kit of the Harrier - bought it as a teenager back in the 80's. Not the best choice for a newbie, but the results came out okay. And most importantly, the card modeling addiction was irreversible.
    I still have it hanging from the ceiling where it is safe from the pets.

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