I've been building paper models for quite a few years, and have noticed that (generally speaking) Photo paper does not hold up well when making 3D models. Now that I'm trying my hand at 2D flats, I thought I'd experiment with photo paper instead of 100 lbs cardstock. Anyone else here tried photo paper for "flats"?
Thanks, squirmydad! I'm trying Printworks Ultra Premium glossy paper (10 mil), and to be honest, it ain't working out so very well. After I fold the figures in half, there are glaring differences between the two outlines. Can't seem to get them to match up as well as when I use cardstock. I'll try the Canon Matte and see how that holds up. Thanks again...btw, it's really great seeing people from the Ebbles Miniatures forum over here...
Could just be me and my "less than ideal" printer, but I noticed that on my cardstock printouts of the TAO Pathfinders there seem to be some discrepencies with the black edges...they don't seem to want to line up quite right. So maybe it's not the paper???
Last Edit: Jan 25, 2010 12:43:32 GMT -9 by docharvey
I'm feeling pretty confident that the Tau models don't actually match up front to back...can post some pics of what I mean if needed...
Uhm, you do know the front and back borders are different widths?
Just in case you haven't made One-Monk paper miniatures before; 1-bubble cut the whole mini 2-score and fold on the center red line 3-glue front and back together (glue-stick works well here) 4-cut out mini using the black border on the front as a guide
The type of paper used shouldn't have an effect on the alignment. If that's not it then a pic would certainly help.
Yup...made a bunch of the Terra Force minis...the Tau minis defninitely do not match up front to back...Additionally, I made all of the Alien Hunters and the Sentinels...It seems that its just the TAO models that dont come out right
Last Edit: Jan 25, 2010 12:44:29 GMT -9 by docharvey
Post by old squirmydad on Jan 24, 2010 13:47:05 GMT -9
Sorry, I had to ask. I haven't looked at the TOA (not the Tau (tm)) in a while, and you're right; the backs are just a tiny bit smaller in the Pathfinder and Stealth team miniatures I'm looking at. Measuring it in Photoshop I see the back height on one mini to be 33.7mm and the front to be 34mm, this is measuring inside the black border. That tiny scaling shrinkage is evident in all of the minis I measured, peculiar. These minis also don't have the characteristic thick black back border that exists to help fudge alignment issues.
Not really sure what you can do, select all the back sides and increase by 1%?
I doubt seriously Jim will be revisiting these minis, best of luck!
When I cut OneMonks out, I keep a sharpie handy. If there is a mismatch on one side and I think cutting it would weaken the firgure or make the fold go weird, I just sharpie in the back side that is too big - black is black.
For figures I print onto either general art paper, like 180 or 200 gramme or onto normal paper and glue it to thinnish card, such as cereal box card. For models, where there is a box structure, I stick paper onto corragated card. Makes for a nice solid model:
Yes,it's Airdave's M113.
My boy felt one of them neededs some spikes and a gun, so he modded it
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