Sagrada Familia (Canon)

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  1. gkots

    gkots New Member

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    Hello to everyone!
    I have joined "paperworld" 10 months ago. Everyday, I read the forum and I must mention that I have learned too many things until today.
    I've just finished the construction of Sagrada Familia model by Canon. This is my tenth model and the most difficult until now. So, I attach some photos from the construction time and from the final built. Sorry for the funny background of some photos...:eek:
    I am waiting for your comments!:wave:

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  2. gkots

    gkots New Member

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    more photos...

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    ...and...the final view...

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  4. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member

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    I'd say you have learned quite well. Beautiful build of a magnificent structure. I particularly like the last four pictures. :thumb::thumb:
  5. bulldogowner

    bulldogowner Destroyer of Spam Moderator

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    Excellent Job!! Wish I had the $$ for ink...this one looks fun!!
  6. Tirt

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    very clean and very nice build!
    excellent work!!
    how many hours does it take to finish the model?
  7. ekuth

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    Impressive! :thumb:
  8. gkots

    gkots New Member

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    I worked four months on this model. But I don't know exactly how many hours, I spent. Usually, I was working 10-15 hours per week, but not all the weeks.
    Thanks all of you for your comments :)
  9. ekuth

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    Chosen for Picture of The Week on the main page... sterling work! :thumb:
  10. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member

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    An excellent choice, well-deserved!! Congratulations!!
  11. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Active Member

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    Nice job on POTW, its an excellent build, especially for your 10th model only!
    Keep it up and there is more stellar work to come I am sure :) only suggestion I might have is a bit of edge coloring would really push it up another notch :)
    Chris
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    gkots New Member

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    thanks, thanks for your kind words... Now I am thinking of getting into aviation paper world... I have seen beautiful aviation models in this forum and I feel ready to make this new step.

    Chris, I have already painted the edges but the color was a little lighter and did not match exactly with the model color. Maybe I have missed some edges that are visible in photos...
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    AH! Thats why they werent really obvious then, I couldnt always tell they werent colored. It could just be the flash too - I noticed the flash tends to bring out the worst in some edge coloring techniques. May I ask how you colored them? I smidge darker is usually preferrable to a smidge lighter for overall effect. I tend to use just black cause I have never had much luck trying to match colors ;) but I am a bit lazy too!
    Chris
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    I think you are right. Using flash,the lighter colors are more "visible" than darker colors. In my photos, I used my desk light instead of the camera's flash.
    The color of the model (which depends on printer settings, inks and paper quality) is light brown (also it has a yellow tone). So I tried to create the same color tone using my watercolors. I believe that if I was more careful, I would have better results. I believe that it is very useful to be patient with the colors. Just paint on a draft paper, wait until it goes dry and after that compare with the model color. However, don't be afraid the color mixing. Besides, the coloring is a standard procedure of paper modelism. Coloring black, is not the best solution, because the edges will be visible again (with or without flash)...especially if model's colors are lighter.
  15. jmsantaclawzz

    jmsantaclawzz New Member

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    Fantastic. Great work.
  16. Hi-Torque

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    Beautiful work!
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    Nice. It looks much cleaner than mine...
  18. calotuc

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    hello friend wanted to leave you my congratulations for such a successful model, I also started this work and now I will be posting, thanks for the photos, I leave you my greetings
  19. MIIK900

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    Congrats on the great model, I hope I get as good by my 10th model. Keep up the great work!
  20. SrLuis

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    wow !!! by first time pic of the finish model !! great job, congrats !!!

    es la primera vez que lo veo terminado al modelo, felicitaciones !!!