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Old 03-17-2010, 11:29 AM
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cutting mat

I was in the local hobby store this morning and I bought a new cutting mat 18"x12". I was using my wifes old craft cutting mat that she used for her sowing stuff. It was pretty hard on my blades and the paper would always slide. Now I am pretty new to this hobby, only been doing this for not even a full year yet, started out with some free downloads and then on to buying some fiddlers green airplanes. I am having a blast. My first cut on my new cutting map was pure joy, I could tell during the cut that this is what I should have had at the start. Right now I am building the tommy biplane from fiddlers green, and so far every thing is going together fine. My thanks to all on this forum, the advice that I have read here is great and is a big help in my model building. So much so that my little six year old daughter wants to build something. My wife just shakes her head, but hey at least I"m not sitting in a bar somewhere!!!! Everbody, please have a great day. Eric Westfere
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:58 PM
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sounds good to me and yes a good mat and a bit of confidence is always a good thing in the equipment. I don't know what your wife is mad about letting the young child do something after all your not going to give the child the blade to use start with some small free kit that can be cut with them safety scissors


wow it got posted yesterday I seemed to be on a barring list or something for posts suppose it is the spam like thing i got as the default
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:38 PM
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she just sees the printer ink going down, and wants to know where I plan on putting the planes at when they are done. As to our daugher, she wants to build a fish. just have to surf the web for one, and yes she will be using her safty scissors and wearing her art smock.
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:54 PM
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I believe the Cannon paper models site has fish......... Goldfish to be exact......... let me check and not trust my ole memory storage unit.

john

OK just checked they have a manta ray, celeocanth <sp>, several sea mammals, killer whale, dolphin, and blue whale.

Now I've got to remember where I got the goldfish from...........hmmmm
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Old 03-17-2010, 02:07 PM
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Found it......... it was the Epson site. But I also found one on Yamaha's site too.

Goldfish | YAMAHA MOTOR

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The black goldfish turn out very nice.
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If your daughter is interested in trout, this site has some really good free kits.

Trouts and Seasons of The Mountain Village - Paper Trout of the World -1
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Old 03-17-2010, 03:36 PM
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but hey at least I"m not sitting in a bar somewhere!!!!
well what would it look like to sit in a bar doing paper modeling :D

there's not much light in the workspace
you face the risk of someone spilling out their beverage all over your model
after a few beers the risk of injury increases, mainly cutting wounds around the finger regions
and it will be very hard to concentrate on the small pieces

the optimum model would most likely be a B52 in 1/4 scale as even the small parts are easily found :D:D
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:53 PM
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paperinside.com also has a couple of fish. Bruce the Shark and Nemo to be exact.

Finding Nemo | FREE paper models
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Old 03-18-2010, 05:19 PM
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thanks for all of the links guys, she wants to do the gold fish. We are going to do this project this weekend. Again a big thank you to everyone!!
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Post up a pic! I hope she enjoys the build, those epson goldfish turn out very nice!

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