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Old 06-11-2019, 07:38 PM
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Now available!

Well, it, "really took some doing", fifteen years since only 20 were produced, a collective effort came to FINALLY make the new, 1/100 U.S.S. Monitor Model available to the general public as a digital download.


This was, "no small task", long over due, as it is a large format print measuring 12" x 18", however, this new kit includes a scale on every part sheet to facilitate that it might be printed in segments or sections by a, "skilled modeler" in what ever scale they prefer.


This model was originally designed between 2000-2005 in direct consultation with project specialist with NOAA overseeing the recovery expeditions of the wreck of the U.S.S. Monitor and contains a number of exclusive features revealed during the recovery, back then, my, "job" (as I saw it) was to document the findings of the recovery expeditions in the form of a 3-D model (just happens to be paper)


Conceived as an, "educational tool", we strive then as now to make it as accurate as possible considering the scale and medium, many improvements have been made to accurately reflect the discoveries that have been made since the recovery expeditions, essentially, "bringing it up to date".



Glad to see that it is finally available, its been, "a long time in the making", my personal thanks to everyone who made this possible, it can be found here-> https://www.ecardmodels.com/product/...d-paper-model/



Thanks again guys! -Fred R. Dressler
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:54 AM
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Looks like a good deal.
There looks to be a mistake in the description. 12 x 18 in is closer to A3 size paper rather than A2 size paper. A3 is around 11.7 x 16.5 in, A2 is around 16.5 x 23.4 in in size.

I might eventually purchase that model. I have a large format printer and can print it at the designed size.
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:15 AM
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Yes, the page size IS an interesting choice?
I have an 11 X 17 capable printer and as Doug mentions, A3 is ~ 11.7 X 16.5 so it would have been more useful to aim for those sizes. But I don't know what the driving force was in the size you picked.
But having a highly detailed and accurate model is also a very noble goal and I certainly commend your dedication and hard work to making this model and making it available.

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Old 06-12-2019, 06:58 AM
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The size was originally dictated by Lou Dausse of PMI, "fame", Lou purposely wanted it to be difficult to reproduce, so the model was designed and scaled specifically to fit that 12 x 18 format.
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:12 AM
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This revised model contains 814 parts on 12 part sheets, accompanied by 21 pages of assembly illustrations, some of these illustrations have been described as, "suitable for framing".


Add another four pages of information for a total of 37 pages.



This is NOT your, "typical" card model, as a matter of fact, it was NEVER designed with the, "card modeler" in mind but rather, quite the opposite, it was designed to appeal to those who have NEVER seen a card model before, I know this sounds, "counter-intuitive", but there is logic behind it.


It was meant to, "bridge the gap" between the card modeling community and the general public at large.


If you've never seen this model, you really should, it's definitely not what the, "typical" card modeler would expect to see.
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:19 AM
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One of the printers I have can print 12 x 18 so that will not be a problem.
Thinking about it, the A2 size in the description probably is OK since 12 x 18 actually will not fit on a A3 size page unless you do some manipulating or if the margins are big enough.
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:35 AM
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Doug, Jim Nunn is the guy you might want to talk to, he has successfully printed it and is a lot more familiar with ink and paper weights etc. than I am. I do know that the original 20 were printed on 65 lb. card stock.. all that you would really need to print are the twelve part sheets. (leave the rest on your computer for reference)
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:36 AM
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Thanks for the clarification for the odd size.
Let me re-iterate that I am extremely impressed by the level of detail, dedication to historical accuracy and the amount of work this model must have taken.
I was only commenting on the odd size. But your explanation makes perfect sense now.
I have tackled some detailed models in my time. But only a few. I don't know if I'd take this challenge on, but thank you for your work and dedication to make this masterpiece available for those who will.

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Old 06-12-2019, 07:42 AM
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I have some good quality 12 x 18 stock that is around 65-67 lb that I can run through the printer. I have used it before when I was enlarging some animal models to get a larger size finished critter. Worked good and looked good. Those models found there way to someone as a gift (to keep said persons from stealing them) so who knows where they are now.
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:04 AM
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When you print to 11 X 17 what will be the new scale if we are starting at 1/100.
I have been using Neenah premium paper at 65lb-46.74g/m2 to convert CT's ironclads to 1/200 from 1/250 scale. Just a small increase in size make building much easier and simpler for those of us with fat, chubby fingers
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