TWE's Tiny Challenge

Discussion in 'General Card Modeling' started by thewoodengraver, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. hpept

    hpept Member

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    Another entry. This time i built a model of one of our best designers around here. It's an F-100 Super Sabre by Rob Carleen. I reduced to 1:200 to make a companion for my other small F-104 Starfighter.
    I actually must admit that building undersized models makes them look better than bigger scale. See yourself.

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  2. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

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    That's beautiful hpept!
  3. shoki2000

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  4. thewoodengraver

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    hpept, Looks good buddy!!!:wink: I, personally, think building them tiny is easier!
    shoki2000, GASP! That little gold tank is TINY!!! I don't think I could even see the parts to cut?? There is GOOD NEWS, I am getting a magnifying light for my Birthday soon!! I will be cranking out tinies!!!
  5. thewoodengraver

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    Here's my 'lil buddy at 20%, or 1:101, or 3/4". The larger of the two also qualifies at 75%
  6. Larry Marshall

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    That's a cutie, Phil...in both sizes :)

    Cheers --- Larry
  7. thewoodengraver

    thewoodengraver Active Member

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    Correction:

    Thanx Larry! I got him next to all my other tinies, and he still looks HUGE!
    My post of the tiny William Crooks Locomotive ( post #128 ) was incorrect and has been edited. The actual engine measures 50'-8" (50.66) the model engine measures 3/4" ( .75). I measured the engine AND tender.Measuring the engine makes the scale 1:811 not 1:500, sorry for the miscalculation. Not quite TY scale (1:900) but damn close!
  8. Amazyah

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    Fantastic job on that train Phil! And on your tiny Hako self!

    Amazing considering you built them without your birthday present, the magnifier.

    Still impressive if you had!

    Russell
  9. Larry Marshall

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    You should put him on a seat on the tender and he'll look like the live-steam modelers who dwarf the trains they ride one.

    Cheers --- Larry
  10. michik

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    Finally, I have finished my real entry: It's Fiddlersgreen's Grumman Avenger (well, actually it's a repaint as a Tarpon Mk II of the British Pacific Fleet) at 7.4%, which makes it 1/1250 scale.

    It's pretty much an out of the box build, I only omitted the cowling ring (because it was impossible to cut out) and I removed all clutter, including glueing tabs, before printing out. One sheet measures 0.78 by 0.56 inches, but of course I printed out several sheets to have enough spare parts.

    (The carrier is my venerable Airfix Ark Royal, completely wrong, but it's the only one I got)

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  11. michik

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    And another picture, together with the recognizable object.

    I have to admit that I really reached my limits with this model, but hey, that was the point of it, wasn't it?

    hpept,
    that hun looks great!

    Phil,
    whether it's 1/500 or 1/800, it's damn impressive! (And sorry for the aliens!)
    BTW, what is TY scale?

    Michi

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  12. Amazyah

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    TY = TinY

    I'm just guessing.
    Sounds good to me.

    Awesome plane Michi!
    I think that it falls in the RFT scale.
    Really Friggin Tiny! :grin:

    Russell
  13. thewoodengraver

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  14. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    VERY nicely done, Michi...but where did you get that table sized bottle cap?:grin:
    Thanks for sharing photos of your micro model Avenger.

    Cheers!
    Jim
  15. SCEtoAux

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    My attempt at getting small

    Here is my attempt at a tiny build. I think the original model is supposed to be HO scale. I wound up printing all four pages on one sheet somehow, so the model shown is 25% of the original. My big fingers and dim eyes did a job on the model, but it was kinda fun to put together. The US quarter coin is around 24mm in diameter.
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  16. thewoodengraver

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    Looks great Doug! Seems as though you've created your own Micromodel! Thanx!!
  17. spirtos

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    thiw thread is "quiet" for a couple of days now...am I the only one still building?

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  18. thewoodengraver

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    spirtos, Awesome cycle!!
    Don't worry, I'm sure someone else will WOW us soon...workin' on it myself...
  19. Rev

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    Did you finish the tiny motorcycle?

    Hey Spirtos, did you finish your motorcycle? I really wanted to see the finished version.
  20. spirtos

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    ...not yet , but it will be soon...all is left is the radiator , the exhaust pipe and the under cowl... :)