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Old 01-01-2011, 12:49 PM
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Micro Mini Contest OPEN Jan 1 2011 til April 1 2011

OK! Here is it is! All final builds get posted here - please ensure you have some kind of point of reference for size in the pic please remember to TRY and build as small as you can thats the point here! when you post your pic please note if this is a micro or mini build.

please post all questions and such to this thread
http://www.papermodelers.com/forum/c...test-idea.html

Rules are simple
Mini scale category builds that are a minimum 50% size reduction yet include ALL details in original kit

Micro scale category minimum 75% size reduction and final build size must be under 7cm in longest dimension. details can be left off but inclusion of details of course helps.

Builds must start on or after official start date.
Enter as often as you wish
for inclusion in voting a CLEAR picture is required fuzzy photos will be ignored

Prizes -

1st and 2nd in Micro are FG aircraft CD and FG building CD
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:35 PM
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Fifth Element Air Taxi (mini)

For a mini entry I'm going to build Dave Winfield's (aka airdave) air taxi from The Fifth Element. I'll post photos when I have something to show. Haven't decided on a micro entry yet.
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Old 01-01-2011, 07:08 PM
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please use the other thread for general questions and chatter - I will move this one over later - gotta take care of the kids for now. Would like to reserve this thread for people to say what they are building and final pic only

I will just be putting all the entries up for fan favorite voting then people can judge based on their own criteria
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Old 01-01-2011, 07:29 PM
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Well, I already started my build thread, but to make it an official entry.

I am building Grzegorz Nowak's F6F3 Hellcat in USS Saratoga markings. Original scale 1/200, my build's scale, as close as I can figure, around 1/700. I guess that qualifies as a Micro build.
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:08 AM
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My Entry = Micro Stomp Rocket Saturn V Build

Here is my build of the Saturn V Rocket. It is exactly 2.65" long [6.731cm]. (2.65" x 1643.77358491 = 4356" or 363 ft tall).

It is designed to be a Stomp Rocket. It fits inside of the PVC Launch Pipe. Flys straight and true when launched as a blow dart!

The nosecone capsule is not replaceable!

Notice that it fits very nicely on a "penny". Also one of the photos shows it next to the 28" tall big brother Stomp Rocket.

What's the only part that wasn't used from the 28" tall one? The inside PSI Tube.

Added the 5th engine cone/bell that is missing on the 28" version, however.

Stabilizer Fins were doubled, (folded in half and glued) before realizing that one side is black the other white, in other words it could of been built by just cutting the black of the fin and using the white back. Reason why I mention this?
-besides the engine cones the fins are the smallest parts on the whole rocket, folding them in half and gluing was a 3-try endeavor.

The small engine cones were the hardest parts to do. Lost 3-of them after building (somewhere on the floor, or in the trash bag located under work table)

One of the fins (very last part to get installed) is part of my keyboard. Saw it fall, but can't get at it! That is when I realized that the back works better than trying to fold the things in half again!

Whole project took 4-hours start to finish. Not bad for someone with 10-Thumbs (broke both hands during a mountain bike crash - hands have troubles doing the small stuff).

Looking forward to seeing the competition!

Best regards,
Mike Bauer
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:18 PM
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Ok heres my first entry. Its the Kei Craft AH-1S Cobra reduced in size by 75% and built with all parts. I did this build with 67lb card (lightest cardstock i have right now) and im pretty happy with it, MBauer I love the rocket :D lets get some more entries up here people!
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:51 PM
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Hi Sidewinder,

Thanks for the complement!

Been following your build, looks great!

Always wanted to fly a real one.

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Old 01-03-2011, 12:55 AM
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FG Nieuport 17 1/144 scale

Here's my entry, a FG Nieuport 17 scaled down to 1/144 scale.

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Old 01-03-2011, 05:25 AM
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WOW! great work on those guys! How do you do it so fast????
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Micro entry #2 :D Trotskiy-San's MiG-15 75% reduction
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