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Old 01-06-2019, 05:38 PM
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Unidentified Flying Object @ papermodel.jp

there is an unidentified flying object @ papermodel.jp

scale is more or less 1/60, click here for the template

click here for the instructions



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Old 01-06-2019, 06:40 PM
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What is it with "designers" who can't make round circles?
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:38 PM
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Well, guess every designer cannot be as perfect as you.
I’m sure they tried there best and if a perfect round circle was above there abilities, so be it.
I for one cannot design anything so I can appreciate any and every attempt at designing without derogatory comments.
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:38 PM
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Hi All,

And Hi, Foute Man. Nice job on your build of the well-known Unidentified Flying Object. The model is based on the Adamski Photograph, taken by American George Adamski on December 13, 1952. I've included the famous photograph below. Largely debunked by ufologists, some say it is a surgical lamp, but I side with those who claim it is a chicken brooder lamp. Also included below are a couple of similar lamps, meant to keep young chicks warm in their cold barns.

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Old 01-06-2019, 11:25 PM
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What is it with designers who don't realise some other designers can only manage with/afford pepakura and that some builders are happy with the results.
Have they not taken their own pdf products up to 6400% and realised that they themselves have only achieved multi-faceted polygons rather than perfect circles. It is the way of computers and meshes and printers and things.

And a question for Foute Man.
How does he know it's about 1/60. After all it's unidentified and little green men might like very big windows by comparison with their body size.
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:42 AM
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The bigger question is why are aliens brooding chickens? And where do I get my hands on spherical paper?

Nice find, Foute Man.
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Old 01-07-2019, 04:49 AM
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What came first ? The chicken or the alien ?👽👽👽
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Old 01-07-2019, 06:16 AM
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And a question for Foute Man.
How does he know it's about 1/60. After all it's unidentified and little green men might like very big windows by comparison with their body size.
you're absolutely right
but as the text is in japanese and google translate is still not perfect, i based my assumption on this translation: "I made a mysterious disk "Adamski type UFO (unidentified flying object").
Because the size of the real thing is unknown, we assumed that the total length is 9 m, 1/60 scale (completion size 15 cm).".....

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Hi All,

And Hi, Foute Man. Nice job on your build of the well-known Unidentified Flying Object. The model is based on the Adamski Photograph, taken by American George Adamski on December 13, 1952. I've included the famous photograph below. Largely debunked by ufologists, some say it is a surgical lamp, but I side with those who claim it is a chicken brooder lamp. Also included below are a couple of similar lamps, meant to keep young chicks warm in their cold barns.

Score and fold,

Thumb Dog
the designer makes some interesting remarks about this type of ufo, calliing it the adamski type flying saucer.....





a 1/48 scale model, according to google for sale on amazon

here's an online article, with a theory about the origins of this adamski type flying saucer

and this is the lantern model Preway L 46 S:


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Old 01-07-2019, 07:22 AM
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Nice little funny item!

Thanks a lot for the link!

I love the cow silhouette. Very funny. Should be a nice simple build.
And I may even build it for a friend I know.

Now, despite acknowledging this is a cute interesting kit.....


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What is it with "designers" who can't make round circles?
Designing cylinders, cones and truncated cones is quite easy even by hand.
Even old, vintage paper kits have round complex shapes designed by hand.
So I'm also one of those who don't understand why designers who use computers
and software only rely on Pepakura's polygonal surfaces for such simple shapes.
Actually I hate that approach. Not only makes the final design look "toyish",
but it also adds lots and lots of unnecessary fold lines and cutting time.


But...
I can think that the reason for leaving the cones and round shapes
as polygonal developments is that the kits offered in that website
are aimed to a wider audience that may not have experience in building paper models.

In fact, their statement in the front page is:
"We are offering a paper craft which is easy to assemble even for beginners, with satisfactory design."

Many of the kits from there have the same design characteristic.
All polygonal, lack of real curved cuts.

This may well be the very first paper model for somebody.
In which case, a more precise development of cones would be problematic
if the person doesn't have experience cutting and building them.

So, to avoid frustration, get more interest, and help the novice or young builder,
the use of only-straight-cuts-in-all-the-parts is a good approach.
Not the one I particularly like. And not one would use myself.
But probably one I would consider specifically for children and starting builders.

Curiously, the cone of the yellow light lifting the cow is a properly
developed cone with curved lines. Not "a pepakura cone".
So yes, they can (and do) design circular and conic shapes properly too.
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Old 01-07-2019, 07:31 AM
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I like this one. The saucer is basic, but the elevating cow base is really clever. I've added it to my UFO folder. Thanks for the link.
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