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It was quick and easy to put together - well, would have been, if I hadn't "embellished it" (nothing wrong with the model 'as-is', but I just can't leave anything alone...) I printed up two copies. The first formed the base layer, then the second, I cut out bits and pieces, to allow certain details to be raised.
The folds and edges are not as crisp as in Dave's photos as I used corragated card (from a box of cat food sachets), for the base and "cereal box" type packaging card for the second/detail layer.
I printed it out at 75% to match gthe size of figures I use - The first batch of Gun-crawl Terraforce figures I printed up were about the same size as some GW Imperial Guard figures I had, so I stuck with that scale.
The APC is the M113 that appeared on the forum sometime last year. Though I thought it was a bit small for my figures, so I made it longer and wider (it has six road wheels and doors on the top and back are now "double-doors")
I will give the bare-card edges of the model a quick run over with some watery paint a bit later.
I think for the next one, I will use the thinner card for both layers, but add some re-enforcing bits made from the corragted stuff inside.
Last Edit: Jun 6, 2019 19:14:31 GMT -9 by alloydog
I had a bash at another building, this time I stuck two together. This time, I used thinner card (watercolour card) and a slightly different technique: I did only glued the top layer near the base of the model. It made it much easier to fold, though prone to breaking where the detail was narrow strips. But even then, once the main body was fixed, the loose ends glued down nicely. But, with the thinner card, the panels don't stand out so much.
I also had a go at the free cargo-pod. That was a disaster - the card ripped, because I didn't use the tabs, getting the end caps to stick on took about a day per edge (PVA glue dries reeeeeeeeeeeeeally slow) and when I tried super-glue, that was worse (dried too fast and dribbled everywhere.)
The end result looks like the thing broke from it's lifting chains and crashed to the ground, which makes it an excellent "objective marker"!
I'm now thinking that they would make great corridor walls and bulkheads for the interior of the Lev Davidovich Landau...
Very nicely done. BTW, AirDave's M113 is roughly Hot Wheels scale - 1/64, but was scaled further to take up available space on one letter-sized page. Not surprised it needed enlarging.
I kept the image at the original scale/size, but opted to lengthen and widen it, adding a wheel and doubling the rear doors. Here's the modded image:
The next incarnation will have the running gear recessed under the main body a bit and I was thinking of stealing the "Forest" colour-scheme from Dave's habitat to make the vehicles match. I think having "modular" type vehicles matches the idea of modular buildings, especially if resources and workshop space is limited.
Vermin King: It takes three weeks for a task to become a habit.
Sept 29, 2020 4:56:03 GMT -9
Toman: yes. though the kids need to be reminded to put them away when they are done. I've come home from work and they are all watching tv while the bikes are sitting in the front lawn. kids
Sept 25, 2020 17:47:26 GMT -9
Toman: the bikes now go in the fenced back yard now. after nine years never had an issue with bikes, we did end up with an extra scooter last summer that no one could identify. I think because it was kind of a piece of junk
Sept 14, 2020 13:09:23 GMT -9
Vermin King: The family down the street from me has lost four bikes this year.
Sept 14, 2020 8:57:13 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Apparently bike theft is rife. Covid makes people want to bike instead of bus so it is a sellers market in the bike world. :/
Sept 13, 2020 13:09:44 GMT -9
Toman: bummer. my sons bike is missing, my twin girls bikes are still in the yard but his isn't. guess I need to go bike shopping today.
Sept 13, 2020 6:20:34 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Well, I snoozed and I loozed. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone who participated. Maybe next year I'll . . .
Sept 7, 2020 15:31:29 GMT -9
squirmydad: They were open from the 1st to the 3rd, the Best of Show poll is open for another hour.
Sept 4, 2020 6:24:14 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Were the polls for Papercuts really open for just part of one day? They all seem closed now.
Sept 3, 2020 19:52:21 GMT -9
RHWorldbuilding: Beautiful work from all the participants, by the way!
Sept 2, 2020 19:58:10 GMT -9
squirmydad: Sorry about the delay, dealing with a massive failure at work of a contractor trying to integrate technology from 2020 with technology from 1953.
Sept 1, 2020 9:30:44 GMT -9
squirmydad: Papercuts is officially closed to new entries. I'm working on setting up the voting polls right now.
Sept 1, 2020 9:29:27 GMT -9
senkosmos: This is the first time I log in in a long while (been very busy with the workshop). I hope all of you are doing ok, I'll pray for a speedy recovery of all of you who's been having health issues and I'm very, very sorry to hear about Shep
Aug 31, 2020 20:58:18 GMT -9