USS Defiant help required

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  1. 22point8

    22point8 New Member

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    Hi, I'm new to model making, I've been making the redrawn Defiant model from the ninjatoes website and have all but one section of the model completed. I'm stuck on parts 20, 22, 26 and 29. 20 is the big semi circle, 22 is the bit that goes into the opened end of 20 and attaches to part 1 which is the nose, what I need help with is the order in which I glue these parts together.

    On a separate note what other Star Trek models are quite easy to make? I like the look of the Enterprise E on Zosho's site but there are no instructions, and any other ships seem to have really complicated warp nacelles. I've been using 160gsm paper, pva glue, a cocktail stick and a stanley knife if that helps.
  2. papermodeller

    papermodeller New Member

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    Ninjatoe's always numbers the parts in build order (at least the ones I built) so if Bill Perry didn't change the numbers you should first glue part 20, then 21, then 22, then 23 and so on. If he changed the numbers you should look at the original parts to see what the original numbers were and use that build order. Unless it doesn't make sense of course.

    I always liked the kits from SF Paper Craft Gallery and PaperAviation.de but I don't know if you will find them easy. You will have to search the names to find the websites because I can't post links because I haven't made 15 posts yet.
  3. 22point8

    22point8 New Member

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    Do I want 22 to stick out from 20 or do I puff out 20 to make it fit 22? I've tried this part several times now and I hate printing off 4 pageswall1

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  4. 22point8

    22point8 New Member

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    Bump.

    Can anyone who has built this model please help me with the original question? I've tried every way I can think of and it always comes out a mess, to clarify, I'm talking about the semi circle section that the nose attaches to. Parts 20, 21a/b, 22, 23, 24a/b, 25, 26, 27a/b, 28a/b and 29. I have the instructions but they aren't helping. I've noticed that 21a/b are shorter than 20, and that the triangle sections where 30a/b are supposed to go don't match up.
  5. cp1963

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    Don't feel bad. I am having some problems on this myself. I am relatively new to paper modeling, and I had to set this model aside and try something else. I hope to go back to this soon, and maybe we help each other with it.
  6. 22point8

    22point8 New Member

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    This is what I have so far, I've also been doing a baby defiant to use less paper while practicing, its actually not that difficult compared to the full size.

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  7. cp1963

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    You are farther along than I am, and it's looking good, too. How did you get the smaller version printed? I am not that good with computers yet. Also, I have 4 kids, which makes it difficult to get much time to work on any kind of models.
  8. 22point8

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    Thanks. Well I used Adobe Reader, then Print, Multiple Pages per Sheet, 2, Print Page Border, Auto Rotate, that makes the parts 25% or maybe less.

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  9. Millenniumfalsehood

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    If you use white glue/PVA glue to bond the parts, you can also use it as a lubricant to get the parts to slide into position easier. Just coat the flaps with glue, insert the part as far as it will go, and then use the back of the exacto blade or other flat, straight metal object to push the edges back until it's flush with the outer edge. Don't worry about crushing the former; its on the inside and won't be visible when construction is completed.