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Old 06-28-2016, 04:42 PM
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here is a Sherman based tank destroyer built out of sheet plastic in the manner of a card model.
Interesting thing. I haven't a clue what its name really would be, but for some reason "Shetzer" comes to mind as a candidate.
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Old 06-28-2016, 04:45 PM
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It's your model: you build it however you like...while some artists get great results from a purely purist paper philosophy, I think that most modellers get the the best results with a combination multi-media approach...I often use expanding foam and foam board to reinforce the internal structure of a paper model...
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Old 06-28-2016, 04:58 PM
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Thanks I will use the parts.I just do not think the paper props and wheels would work very well.
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Old 06-28-2016, 06:29 PM
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Dear Philo:
As in any hobby there are the purest ones and then there are the rest of the unwashed masses. Having said that there are some threads on making paper wheels that can't be told from the real thing, then also look for Lief O's Props use the search function.
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Old 06-29-2016, 01:45 AM
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Thanks I will use the parts.I just do not think the paper props and wheels would work very well.
Paper wheels can be made to look amazing.
Here's a small example of paper wheels.
(Special thanks to Igor Shatohin for providing the pictures.)



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Old 06-29-2016, 02:31 AM
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If you're not entering a paper model competition*, then the goal is to have the (finished) model, not to have it built only from paper, right?
It's fair to mention the non-paper parts when you're presenting it on a forum though - if they're not obvious; mainly to prevent confusion and misunderstandings.

* iirc here in competitions you get reduced points for non-paper model parts
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Old 06-29-2016, 05:00 AM
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Well this is my first paper model so I do not know all of the aspects yet.I still have a lot to learn!
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That's okay! I've been building models since the late 1960s - and haven't yet run out of things to learn
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I echo my pard Texman- it's your model; if re-purposing the plastic parts make the model come out the way you want, then do it.

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Old 06-29-2016, 08:47 AM
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The answer is completely subjective. You should do what is right for you.

I switch hit and occasionally use card modeling techniques on plastic models. For example, here is a Sherman based tank destroyer built out of sheet plastic in the manner of a card model.

And here is a card model midget submarine airbrushed and weathered like a plastic model.
These are both really great models.

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