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Tiny Steamer

Postby maximus2012 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:18 pm

19 century steamer all made from paper, nearly done but perhaps not tiny enough. 180 mm long.
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Re: Tiny Steamer

Postby Mark » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:01 pm

Looks fairly tiny, especially for a paper model, what scale is she ? Got an OXO or sugar cube handy ?
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Re: Tiny Steamer

Postby maximus2012 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:14 pm

1/600 scale, finished now.
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Got another 2 to do a Trawler and a survey vessel. , will keep me busy until wednesday when I get 114 hoody.
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Re: Tiny Steamer

Postby Mark » Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:29 am

Blimey, that didn't take you long ! Looks brilliant !
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Re: Tiny Steamer

Postby maximus2012 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:02 am

Will Start the 1893 survey vessel next 11 cm long, will scan the bits to 1/100 for later use (If the printer let me do it. Should invest in a better printer because I do a lot of scanning, I know it is naughty but it is only for my own use. I always take a scan of the original card model just in case I make a mistake, then I built them in larger scale.) I am in starting position, new blades in the scalpel and eager to go. :dance:
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Re: Tiny Steamer

Postby maximus2012 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:59 pm

Done another one, :dance: took a bit longer because it is halve the size of the other one. Have scanned the same one to 2,5 time the size. Will do that after the trawler.
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Re: Tiny Steamer

Postby number1 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:28 pm

They look great maximus, I've tried doing these card models before with little success. Any tips? You could share?
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Re: Tiny Steamer

Postby maximus2012 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:10 pm

Patience,good eyes and a steady hand. Do a scan first and print it out, If you happy with the assembly then do it with the original part. Don't use pva glue which contains water it will discolor the paper and it shrinks when it is dry. Uhu is best but it is a bit stringy. Get a bit of high density foam, to roll the bits like mast or so. You put the paper on the foam and use a bit of tubing to roll it on top of the foam until you got a nice little tube. Also use tooth picks or wire for mast and derricks. Get a metal plate and some small magnets to hold the frame straight. Some of the models you get 1/1200 scale I think is a bit to much even for me. Frames you can stiffen up with superglue or spray them with varnish or lacquer. When the whole model is finished give it a couple coats with Hair spray to protect it. Just have fun, no mess no smell and you can do them on the kitchen table.
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Re: Tiny Steamer

Postby number1 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:50 pm

Thanks for the tips maximus, I have tried a couple of small warships in the past but they've ended up in the bin, still got a gloster gladiator in the drawer which I started and then gave up, might give it another go :think:
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Re: Tiny Steamer

Postby Mark » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:08 am

Or even at work in your lunch break. Just need a small box to keep a cutting mat, scalpel, steel rule and glue. That's about all you need, although you can use a felt tip to colour the edges of the card if you want.
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Re: Tiny Steamer

Postby maximus2012 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:21 am

Done the bigger version with some modifications of the Survey vessel. :laughing-rolling:
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One of my cats MOMO (2 are my cats and 3 strays)think I am funny. Probably want me to build a paper mice.
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The last one for the time being, its a modern (1960) Trawler. Will be fun. :dance:

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The Trawler is taking shape.
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Re: Tiny Steamer

Postby maximus2012 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:09 pm

That is the last one now.

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Will have a break now until next week.
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Re: Tiny Steamer

Postby maximus2012 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:37 pm

Made that old steamer a bit bigger and changed it in to a WWI neutral Norwegian tramp steamer with there flag and country painted on the ship`s hull so the German U-Boats will not sink her. All done, need a new challenge. Fancy a Diorama with those small SKYWAVE or Tamya models, Harbors,Buildings,Vehicles and Ships, I think the are 1/700. :think:
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Re: Tiny Steamer

Postby maximus2012 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:23 pm

Not exactly Tiny, 1/350 Trumpeter Liberty ship with added extras and deck cargo. It will be fun to paint it.
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Re: Tiny Steamer

Postby Mark » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:55 am

That's going o be fun ! :o
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