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Old 04-21-2018, 07:08 AM
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Hello modelers

Hi everyone!
My name is Gab, I live in sunny southern Spain and I'm joining this forum looking for some information/suggestions about how to create things with paper.

I'm a total newbie and I hope you won't mind very basic questions coming from me!

I'm excited to get started!
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Old 04-21-2018, 11:33 AM
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Welcome. I'm one of the longer-term newbies here

What types of things do you want to model?
A fine is a tax when you do wrong.
A tax is a fine when you do well.
Please check out OnThisDate at the CutandFold Forum
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Old 04-21-2018, 11:55 AM
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Welcome Gab, I joined the forum a few months ago, I have been modeling for 8 years on paper and what I learned in these months and another forum is fantastic, my way of building improved notably thanks to everything that is shared here. what you want and always someone will respond. Hush the tutorials, the threads of construction, take a look and comment your concerns, there are people very friendly and willing to help. And I assure you that you will have fun like never in this fabulous hobby. Argentina

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Old 04-21-2018, 02:02 PM
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Hello gabric098!
Give me a pigfoot and a bottle of beer
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Old 04-21-2018, 02:39 PM
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Hi Gab

A welcome from a fellow newbie.
In the short time I've been on here, I've found you won't get a better bunch of card/paper model nuts anywhere else. The knowledge base of it's members is amazing and I have found that all will help in anyway they can.

Take care
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Old 04-21-2018, 05:01 PM
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Welcome Gab!

I'm about the same level as Gibbo and he's right. This site will inspire you to really get into this great type of modelling.

Regards, Garry G.
''Oh, stop whining! Can't you just print off another one?''- my wife ca 2018
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Old 04-21-2018, 05:16 PM
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Hello Gab, and welcome. As your a newbie this is the best place to learn. Donít be afraid to ask questions, everyone has questions.
Take your time to learn the basics, then go with it.
Always remember, this is a hobby, a hobby to enjoy, not to stressed out by. So sit back and enjoy.
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Old 04-22-2018, 01:45 PM
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Thanks everyone.
As I explained in another post, the main reason I'm here is a bit out of the modelling topic and I apologize for that.
What I'm trying to do is creating small enclosures for electronics toys for my 1.5 yo kid and some friends. The circuitry are quite simple, some LED lights, some buttons, some buzzers... kids at that age loves this kind of things but I found myself many times struggling to create proper enclosures for them.
I tried with plastic or metal but they are hard to model and not very flexible in terms of colors/decorations. So I decided to go with cardboard and I've been looking around the web for weeks searching a good forum where to learn the basic techniques for creating models with paper.
Your forum is by far the best resource I've found online and the knowledge is absolutely amazing so, even if I'll be building mainly boxes for now I hope not to be too OT and who knows, maybe reading the various posts I'll find some inspiration to start modelling something more complex!

For now, I just thanks everyone for the great forum you've put together!

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Old 04-23-2018, 02:04 AM
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Hi Gab,
believe me, the variety and the quality of the billion things that you can do with paper and cardboard is very surprising! If you had a look around here you already noticed it, I'm sure. So don't be afraid to be OT and start to take inspiration, I think this is a perfect place to do.
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Old 04-23-2018, 03:32 AM
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Hello Gab. Welcome to PM DOT COM Good to have you with us. There is a plethora of paper/card related items here, you will find something to suit your needs for sure. We offer help and advice to newbies and oldbies There is no such thing as a dumb question here, so get stuck in and enjoy our hobby. All the very best to you. Regards. Pete Forum Help
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