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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:44 am    Post subject: New article Reply with quote

Enjoy everyone. I've just posted the newest article about model building on the main page. Check it out!

Nate
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

good insight there. i want to venture into building some models myself, i think itd be good experience and to help me understand space better when im drawing something on paper, becase ive found before that things sometimes come out mis-sized and awkward looking when you build them than when they were in 2D. Id like to get some more information on model materials if someone could throw that out there.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Foam core, a straight edge, a scale, glue and a lot of exacto blades are what you need!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would've added patience and a steady hand.

You can also use any kind of household item you might have. Cores from paper towels and bathroom tissue can be used for columns.

I just can't get the scenes of Doc. Brown and his models in the Back to the Future films. They were just crude scale models, though, in his opinion.

I agree that the article is quite good. I think that all of the articles and insights are extremely valuable. Thanks for all that you do, Nate.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"I apologize for the crudity of this model. I didn't have time to paint it or put it to scale..."

- Doc Brown

ha!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great new articles, again!
I just got my old train stuff out last night, for inspiration from when I used to get extremely creative, a long, long time ago. I was surprised at how much things didn't really match to scale. Everything I had was standard HO scale, but the people are too big for most of the buildings, and the buildings don't match each other. I always thought they were better about that.
I made a lot of pieces from scratch, with what was around - signs made from product labels, fences from toothpicks, bushes from moss gathered on family vacation in Oregon... We used to "bomb" the city with bubbles. That made a sticky mess on everything. My train stuff all survived, but most of the other models I built (cars, planes...) were set on fire and blown up as I got older and had friends that liked to play with matches and fireworks. Good thing that didn't continue!
I decided to get it all out again after reading one of the essays in "The Imagineering Way". It talked about the freedom kids have in their play. It's sad how it can get lost and you have to really fight for it sometimes. I like having the reminders around me again - the trains, buildings, people, home-made pieces. Can't... let it... slip..... a..wayyy.....

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