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Old 12-25-2019, 07:23 AM
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Ways to practice skills

Hey all,


So, I have an interesting starting point. I did the 1/200 Bogen of the Titanic in memory of my father last year, and while there were some issues I'm overall very satisfied with the result.


I've moved on to the 1/250 HMW of the Bismarck and although everyone else is really impressed the further I advance, the more unhappy I am with the result. I think it's clear that I was overambitious. It looks fine from a distance but up close I'm not satisfied.


So, I was wondering if there's any website or book out there where you can teach yourself the skills to be a better paper modeller, or alternately a kit available digitally that would be good to practice skills again and again.


Thanks!
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Old 12-25-2019, 12:49 PM
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stay on here and check out many of the fine build that are on here.its one hell of a jump from schreiber to HMV.
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Old 12-25-2019, 01:06 PM
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Just model on.

A whole lot of small models and quick builds will quickly put you a good learning curve!

It will come.
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Old 12-25-2019, 01:38 PM
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If you like planes S&P has a whole thread with free digital models. They look simple but will stretch your imagination and are a good workout for hands.

Bruno also has a bunch of ships on his list,those are a buck each.
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Old 12-25-2019, 01:45 PM
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Just take some time to observe here tutorials and the threads of construction of the teachers that are here and in a short time your skills will have an important change. You are in a place where extraordinary modelers gently show their techniques, tools, tricks, tips and everything that you have to know about this extraordinary hobby. What you learn here is incredible and something new appears constantly that helps you improve.
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:36 PM
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stay on here and check out many of the fine build that are on here.its one hell of a jump from schreiber to HMV.
Yeah, I think I learned that the hard way. The Titanic looks great despite some mistakes where as the Bismarck just looks... off and sloppy. Well, I wasn't aware of that jump, I'm afraid...


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Just model on.

A whole lot of small models and quick builds will quickly put you a good learning curve!

It will come.
That's fine. Can you recommend some models and quick builds?


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If you like planes S&P has a whole thread with free digital models. They look simple but will stretch your imagination and are a good workout for hands.

Bruno also has a bunch of ships on his list,those are a buck each.
I prefer ships, buildings and sci-fi/space but I'm willing to try planes. Where can I find S&P and Bruno?


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Just take some time to observe here tutorials and the threads of construction of the teachers that are here and in a short time your skills will have an important change. You are in a place where extraordinary modelers gently show their techniques, tools, tricks, tips and everything that you have to know about this extraordinary hobby. What you learn here is incredible and something new appears constantly that helps you improve.
Where are the tutorials you mention?
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Yeah, I think I learned that the hard way. The Titanic looks great despite some mistakes where as the Bismarck just looks... off and sloppy. Well, I wasn't aware of that jump, I'm afraid...



That's fine. Can you recommend some models and quick builds?



I prefer ships, buildings and sci-fi/space but I'm willing to try planes. Where can I find S&P and Bruno?

canon have a couple of free ship to download and also,then you can progress to purchased models,some nice ones at ecardmodels. im a great fan of JSC,WHM,SCALDIS and MDK for ships.HMV are for when you are feeling masocistic ,beautifull but a challengeg

Where are the tutorials you mention?
https://papermodel.jp/otona.html
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By all means consult manuals and ask for advice where you can find it. You'll learn a lot that way. But experience is the best teacher, and developing skills needs practice. Just keep modeling and you'll work out ways of doing things which suit you. And keep smiling|
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Free digital ships Free Cardstock Paper Model World War 2/II Warships

I think publisher/designer of those is or was present here but I'm not into it so I might be wrong.I often am

Links on this page include tutorials-perfect way of learning something useful.
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check out our download section, lots of models, ships, sci-fi, and buildings
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