thank you for your pictures Tirick, I also got a land raider and am scanning the parts.
the one I built out of paper was actually a bit smaller...so i'm resizing again
I also got a leman russ and compared to the other paper models it matches the size pretty well!!!
Not much time these days but i'll add a few more pictures soon
back with an update.
the land raider that i had done had many issues when compared to the real thing. elements size where wrong and in some cases even the shape itself.
I got one and scanned the parts before assembling and painting(first time ever so i messed up a bit...) and the new prototype looks much better.
All textures are back to just white and lines, it is much easier to change colors and much better for texture placement. i'll release this version first then eventually the metal texture for those who want it.
this version can be colored even with paint in windows so it is much better for those with no experience in photoshop or image editing programs
Looking great! That is a very faithful rendition, from what I can see. Wow! I look forward to your release; a B/W one is a great idea; can pop into GIMP, pull the outline up and colour/touchup in another layer.
How thick is the cardstock you are using? I was just thinking of the usual 110 lb paper. From what I can see yours looks more like matboard. If that's the case, you've got some seriously good cutting skills!
i'm using bristol 250 g/m2(110lbs) paper for the main shape and 1mm cardboard for the two layers on top of it.
Bristol paper is rather expensive but really good quality, if you want your models to last then I recomend it.
cutting it is really that not complicated, the parts are pretty big and easy to manipulate
I'll get a few pics next time before assembling the parts
Actually those are just to compare with the real thing, i will not be using any pastic parts at all.
the plan is to have full land raider in paper.
You can, however, use pastic parts on the paper model, if i'm not mistaken they even officially accept paper models if you have a certain amount of plastic parts.
If anyone knows more about that rule can you post a reply here?
that looks brilliant. i recognise the parts you're using as a base: i got the paper model some time ago, but a lot of it made no sense and i had no materials to use. this looks like it will be a lot simpler for me. look forward to final model. would i be able to pm a request for a personal texture when it's done?
a local hobbycraft opened the other week. they should sell all the materials i need, even the straws for the lascannons lol