Starting Out

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by enigma, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. enigma

    enigma New Member

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    Hi, I've always been a fan of aircraft paper models, but recently I've took interest in building ships. However, I'm not sure of how to start out. Perhaps some of you could give me advice and point out some free paper models of ships to try out? I'm quite eager to try out DN's V-108, but I'm not used to building parts without tabs. I hope someone will guide me on this.
  2. GT5500

    GT5500 Member

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    Perhaps you should check out the paper shipwrights site they have some simple monitor boats that will ease you in gently then you can have a crack at the V108
  3. RichBohlman

    RichBohlman Railroad Card Modaler

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    Yes, check out some of the free internet ship models and pick the one that you want to start with.

    The most important thing!

    HAVE FUN!

    :)
  4. Winky

    Winky New Member

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    You can always add your own tabs to the parts when you cut them out.

    You may also want to check out the following links for other free ships:

    http://www.geocities.com/cutelo02/

    http://home.kimo.com.tw/yukiyuji/downl1.htm

    If you like your stint in ships and want to move to commercial kits, the JSC line is generally pretty good as a starting point. They are fairly nice and modestly priced. However, their instructional diagrams are a bit lacking and you will need to figure out how some things fit togehter on your own.
  5. Prowler901

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    I downloaded the CVN75 and the two aircraft packages from Kimo. But, there appears to be a problem with the Aircraft1.zip package. Does anyone have a good copy of it?

    Regards,
    Todd
  6. Alcides

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  7. Dave Treby

    Dave Treby Member

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    Digital Navy's Ambrose is a nice straightforward model. Not too fiddly a good strong hull.
    www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/nhl/ltship87.htm gives a good history and photos so you can add extra detail if you get ambitious. It's a free model after all!
  8. Dnlgtr

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    Prowler901, I have the CVN75. and the 2 sets of planes. If you want I can look for the set on my DVD. Let me know.
  9. Prowler901

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    Hi Dan,

    Yes, please :) She just won't look right without a full aircraft complement.

    Regards,
    Todd