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Old 04-13-2018, 12:43 PM
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I do not regret using the parts from the Revell Beaufighter for my Hamden.Really looks good.
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Old 04-13-2018, 01:09 PM
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Balsa reinforcement

I'm glad to see this thread, because I was just going to ask if this (attached) was a cheat

Don't know how those struts on a paper Bipe can stand up using only paper!
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Old 04-13-2018, 01:41 PM
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Yes do not hesitate to use wood iststructuraapapplications
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Old 04-13-2018, 02:20 PM
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Do whatever presses your button!
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Old 04-23-2018, 01:49 PM
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I'm going to jump on the "whatever floats your boat" bandwagon on this one. I am a modeler, I'm in it for the end result, however I get there. I got into paper modeling as a way to build models without having to pay the ridiculous costs of some of the plastic kits out there and fell in love with so many aspects of this medium.

I love the versatility of paper, the way it can be used to add detail, scratch build extra parts, re-do parts you got wrong but there's a learning curve, as there also is in plastic. Don't ever be afraid to try new things, new techniques, but also don't be afraid to mix your materials for the sake of the end result. I have the utmost respect for people who can do everything in paper, but there is no need to restrict yourself to a single modeling media, simply because a select few purists say you have to.

Using other media to complete your models isn't "cheating", however, as has already been mentioned, you need to be upfront and honest about your usage of extra materials if entering your model in a competition or posting on a forum such as this one, etc.
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Old 04-23-2018, 02:28 PM
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Even the Pirate Sites are Promoting Plastic

Even pirate sites are promoting plastic parts to get sales up. Why they've even stooped to promoting laser cut paper for better fits for your pirated model. What's worse is they've started selling Excel razor blades too! The nerve of such behavior goes way beyond what the average paper modeler can countenance. I say ban them all! Did you hear what I said? Ban them all!...,

Our next installment will focus on a most excellent 3D paper printer just announced by SpitBalls Inc. This cleverly contrived machine takes in raw waste paper shredding it into micro-fibers before forming them into micro spitballs that are then built up layer upon layer to form unbelievable 3D models. Be sure not to miss this episode it will change your entire life when you realize that making spitballs in school was great practice at your future as a 3D micro-spitball machine operator...,

Any sacrificial sarcasm detected in this post is due mainly to my personal fictions not being universally shared...,


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Old 04-23-2018, 02:28 PM
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If paper model companies produce lazer cut parts (tank tracks etc), then it must be OK to use pieces from a pstic model kit.
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Old 04-23-2018, 03:17 PM
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Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!
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Old 04-23-2018, 03:38 PM
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A referral

Originally Posted by Teamski View Post
Very belated, but I have yet to see a really good paper mast and guidelines!

I refer you here. 1/300 Santa Maria acabado (finished)

I, and some others, consider this "good". And there are
awards to confirm it.

Paper models can do well in any area.

Respect the Paper, RESPECT IT!
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:23 PM
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Chip said to do it.
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