TWE's Tiny Challenge

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  1. thewoodengraver

    thewoodengraver Active Member

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    Tiny Hamptons Apartments

    Does this count??? Yuk Yuk Yuk!
    Hamptons Apartments printed at 40% of origional.

    I may not always build them well...but I almost always build them tiny.

    My first boo-boo was gluing the base to cardboard. Naturally it warped. I made lots of boo-boos on this one but you want to know something?
    I LOVE IT ANYWAY!!!
    The flagpole and the pillars (17) were all made from 3 pieces of 110# laminated cardstock, cut into strips then cut to size. I did use thin wire for the umbrella stands (forgive me). I opted to not add the shrubbery.

    Lizzie, GREAT job on those engines!!!
  2. thewoodengraver

    thewoodengraver Active Member

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    One more pic...
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  4. Larry Marshall

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    Those Evinrudes are wonderful, Lizzie. Dare I say "cute"? I assume they are the powerplants for your new boat design. They'll look great on it.

    Phil, is the regular size version of that hotel a free model somewhere? In tiny-size it's awesome.

    Cheers --- Larry
  5. SCEtoAux

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    Lizzie, those are some small engines. Good work.

    TWE, how are your eyes holding out? Nice looking itty bitty apartments.:)

    Larry, the model can be downloaded from here Happy Llama. Click on Downloads, then Hampton's Apartments from SimCity 3000.
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    Phil, the pool side looks great! I mean... tiny but great.
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    Talk about a coincedence,
    I finished the Hampton Apartments a couple of weeks ago.
    Looks like we have made identical bases except that they are facing different ways!
    I'm not really posting this for the challenge just for it's high coincedence factor!
    It is a lot smaller than the picture makes it seem.
    Each of the pillars is about 1/3 of a toothpick, cut sanded and painted with exterior house trim paint.

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    And another one.

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    And just one more.

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    Russell
  8. thewoodengraver

    thewoodengraver Active Member

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    Thanx guys.

    Great minds think alike Russell!!!
    Wow! Your model looks way lots better than mine. I built the origional size one a couple years ago. I didn't even want to show a pic of it because it was built sloppily. In fact, everything I build is. That's why I build them tiny.

    This is one of my favorite free downloads. Goes together easily...with instructions...and looks handsome without a great deal of effort.

    I am considering building it even smaller...we will see...

    Doug, mine eyes are happy now that I have a magnifying light!!! Thanx for posting the link. I meant to...but I'm a dork!
  9. paper warrior

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    I'm going to make Jim Nunn's MG42 in 1/72 instead of the default 1/24.
    I'll get pics up as fast as i can.
  10. paper warrior

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    where do you get those?
  11. thewoodengraver

    thewoodengraver Active Member

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    If i'm not mistaken, Lizzie designed those sweet 'lil motors.
  12. paper warrior

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    wow,I could use a pair of those
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    almost forgot about these
    me262 and vought cutlass
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  14. sdk2knbk

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    Small Lakers

    My generic Laker (8 pages.) The 2 smaller test builds have single piece hull sides and take a page and a half.
    Scott K.

    Attached Files:

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    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    Really superb looking ships, Scott! The smaller ones look just as great as the larger scaled version. Great design work!

    I'd love to see more photos, if you could.

    Cheers!
    Jim
  16. RichBohlman

    RichBohlman Railroad Card Modaler

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    Are any of the Great Lakers available as downloads?

    THANKS - Rich
  17. hpept

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    Are you looking for a 1:87 model? :twisted:
  18. RichBohlman

    RichBohlman Railroad Card Modaler

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    Yes, Be great as an addon to my layout!
  19. sdk2knbk

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    Rich, I made a 1/700 scale variation of these available a while back on Smartgroups, but lack of response, and a couple of problems made me pull them. The larger one is only 1/400, so would need to be scaled up. Also, these might be a bit too modern, depending on what era you model. My Big Fitz might be more appropriate, but that one's not finished yet (and if I don't stop trying to add more "accuracy" and detail to it, it never will be:grin: )

    Jim, rather than hijack this thread any further, I'll post more pix elsewhere. I'll start a new thread in Ships after I take some better pictures. Thanks, BTW.

    Scott K.
  20. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    Thanks, Scott! I'll be looking for them, for sure!

    I don't recall seeing the models available on Smartgroups, though I do recall you posted photos of the beta build, but I thought it was here...my memory is not so good, so I could be confused...I do recall seeing your earlier builds of her somewhere, though. I would love to build one in 1/600 scale, an odd scale that I've taken to in the last year or so for various reasons.

    I have the JSC Edmund Fitzgerald kit but that's the only laker model I know of. A superb genre of merchant ship which has been neglected for the most part in the paper modeling world, and given limited attention even in the traditional ship modeling world, save for one or two kit makers I found on the web. I think it's fantastic that you have honored those sailors by tackling this project.

    Cheers!
    Jim