What else do you make models from ?

Discussion in 'Extended Mediums' started by Mark_1984, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. 46rob

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    Paper is fine for card models--but sometmes other opportunities present themselves. Metal is great for locomotives and miniature steam engines. Wood lends itself best to sailing ships. I use plastic sheet, rods and structural shapes to build items for my N scale layout.
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    Paper is fine for card models--but sometmes other opportunities present themselves. Metal is great for locomotives and miniature steam engines. Wood lends itself best to sailing ships. I use plastic sheet, rods and structural shapes to build items for my N scale layout.
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    I used to do tons of plastic models. Now I have 2 that I started I don't even remember how long ago, waiting to be finished. Card just seems more fun, and cheaper
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    I used to do tons of plastic models. Now I have 2 that I started I don't even remember how long ago, waiting to be finished. Card just seems more fun, and cheaper
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    Mark - those poll options were hilarious! :D
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    Mark - those poll options were hilarious! :D
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    Plastic, paper, metal, wood, cloth, string, plaster, cement; you name it, I use it. My REAL hobby is making silly G-gauge trains;
    http://www.4largescale.com/chris/index.htm
    But paper models are my guilty pleasure!
    Chris
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    Plastic, paper, metal, wood, cloth, string, plaster, cement; you name it, I use it. My REAL hobby is making silly G-gauge trains;
    http://www.4largescale.com/chris/index.htm
    But paper models are my guilty pleasure!
    Chris
  9. cjd

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    Build anything, from anything - I prefer plastic/resin/vinyl for figures, wood for carving and building, metal for structural things, and whatever's appropriate for what I'm doing at the time - I'm proud to say I'm a sold artist!

    Chris
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    Build anything, from anything - I prefer plastic/resin/vinyl for figures, wood for carving and building, metal for structural things, and whatever's appropriate for what I'm doing at the time - I'm proud to say I'm a sold artist!

    Chris
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    Before my wife and I became full time RVers, I built lots of competition grade plastics (1/72). Since then (last 9 years) I've built two plastics (a 1930 Model A Sport Coupe [named Mehitabel -- my first car and complete with a down-loaded quilt for a seat cover!] and a 1/48 P-40C for a neighbor who I just learned had been a Flying Tiger). He turned 85 this month. No good paper 'hawks except that great 1/32 scale one --- looking at the instruct sheet, I didn't have time for that one.

    Now, its purely paper unless something else special comes along.

    Bob
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    Before my wife and I became full time RVers, I built lots of competition grade plastics (1/72). Since then (last 9 years) I've built two plastics (a 1930 Model A Sport Coupe [named Mehitabel -- my first car and complete with a down-loaded quilt for a seat cover!] and a 1/48 P-40C for a neighbor who I just learned had been a Flying Tiger). He turned 85 this month. No good paper 'hawks except that great 1/32 scale one --- looking at the instruct sheet, I didn't have time for that one.

    Now, its purely paper unless something else special comes along.

    Bob
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    I used to build in other forums now mostly card stock its cheap and and if I don,t like the way it,s heading on a build. I start that part over .try doing that in balsa and metal .but I do need some plastic and balsa work to cardstock RC.
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    I used to build in other forums now mostly card stock its cheap and and if I don,t like the way it,s heading on a build. I start that part over .try doing that in balsa and metal .but I do need some plastic and balsa work to cardstock RC.
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    Whatever it takes to get the job done. Paper is great, but sch40 PVC holds up much better in potato guns and wood works much better for siege engines. 99% of the things I take in for my son's 2nd grade class are paper. I get to put my time building things for his class down as volunteer time so his school gets paid for my time by my work. I build them everything I can.
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    Whatever it takes to get the job done. Paper is great, but sch40 PVC holds up much better in potato guns and wood works much better for siege engines. 99% of the things I take in for my son's 2nd grade class are paper. I get to put my time building things for his class down as volunteer time so his school gets paid for my time by my work. I build them everything I can.
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    Those G scale things are amazing. You've a wonderful imagination, and the skills to make 'em real.
    I've bookmarked your ebsite.
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    Those G scale things are amazing. You've a wonderful imagination, and the skills to make 'em real.
    I've bookmarked your ebsite.
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    Plastic modeler

    I voted "Mainly Plastic Model Builder", since that is what I usually build. I like the card models as a nice diversion. I'm actually contemplating scratch-building a plastic model, using the card model parts as patterns. I think that would be an interesting way to get a plastic model for the collection when there isn't one available. 1/32 scale planes are all the rage in the plastic world now. I'm thinking a 1/32 He-219 Uhu!

    Cheers!

    Rick
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    Plastic modeler

    I voted "Mainly Plastic Model Builder", since that is what I usually build. I like the card models as a nice diversion. I'm actually contemplating scratch-building a plastic model, using the card model parts as patterns. I think that would be an interesting way to get a plastic model for the collection when there isn't one available. 1/32 scale planes are all the rage in the plastic world now. I'm thinking a 1/32 He-219 Uhu!

    Cheers!

    Rick