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Old 03-26-2019, 06:14 PM
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My first aircraft models

Hello my fellow modelers. I present my first two models, the second of which I completed yesterday. The first is a 144 scale Concorde by Aries Paper Models and the second is a 1/33 scale model of the Rafale naval fighter by Hobby Model. They were fun projects and it amazes me how detailed these models can be. The Concorde...
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Old 03-26-2019, 07:52 PM
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Super effort for a first effort JoeMon. You obviously have THE skill. Looking forward to the Rafale.
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Old 03-26-2019, 08:01 PM
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Very nice, this Concord is a very clean build.
Keep doing your models!

But sometimes, it happens to the best, if it is a bit crocked there are plenty of options:
a) Keep it and no one will notice except you.
b) scrap it (I never like this option)
c) give it to a kid
e) as Mrs Rata sais, print another one
e) do an improved version
f) no one will die
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Old 03-26-2019, 08:24 PM
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Very well done, Joe! Anyone would be proud of that model, and for a first paper model, it is outstanding. I look forward to seeing many more of your models in the future.

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Old 03-27-2019, 05:42 AM
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Great first effort. My first models were a bit simpler.
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Old 03-27-2019, 05:49 AM
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Thumbs up

Looks good. Part of the learning curve is to complete a first model of a certain kind.
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Old 03-27-2019, 09:06 AM
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Thanks gentlemen for the kind comments. I've been building plastic models since I was a kid and have obviously found that this takes a whole different effort and technique. I learned from some mistakes on this Concorde and applied that to my second model, in particular the forming and attachment of conical sections. Most importantly, there is a wealth of knowledge from guys like you on this forum that is super valuable to us beginners.
Here's some photos of the Rafale I completed a few days ago. I found it to be pretty difficult and had to do some do-overs to get it right
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Old 03-27-2019, 11:04 AM
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If these are your first models, then I'd say you're off to a very good start.
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Old 03-27-2019, 01:09 PM
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The Rafale looks great! It contains some challenging aspects, like compound curves and missile noses shaped from petals, which you have clearly mastered.

Onward and upward (starting from a very high level)!

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Old 03-27-2019, 03:38 PM
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Echoing Don's comments.
When I first started out I found the biggest hurdles were printing on the correct paper thickness for a given size model and which adhesives to use.
You are obviously at a far more advanced result stage than I was on my second model!
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