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sgtbob
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Posted - 06/26/2019 :  10:51:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's the cover of the pack, ain't she beautiful ??



This is a typical sheet of printed parts.


This is a typical sheet of laser cut parts;


My first thoughts were to build a hull only model, I have enough fully rigged sailing
ship models, but, and that's a big but, she sure does look wonderful fully rigged. I
guess I'll leave that decision for later on, for now I am shooting for a hull only model.

Bob


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Ensign
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Posted - 06/26/2019 :  10:58:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, wow the "Enterprize" looks amazing in the photo!
Hard to believe it's all made from paper products.
Are all of the pieces laser cut, or do you have to cut out by hand most of the parts?

Greg Shinnie



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sgtbob
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Posted - 06/26/2019 :  11:03:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a work box I have made to work on paper models. The cutting mat is glued to the box so
it will not move while you are working on it.

Let me first say this, those three tools on the mat are ALL YOU NEED TO MAKE A PAPER
MODEL, a metal straight edge for cutting straight lines, a sharp hobby knife, and some
sort of scoring tool. I use an old leather working tool but anything, even an old pen
that the ink has dried up in. You want to be able to score a line so that your paper will
fold exactly where you want it to fold. You simply cannot do a good model by trying to
fold without first scoring the paper. That goes for straight lines and freehand curves.



That being said, like all other kinds of model building, the modeler soon gathers many
other tools to his or her liking.



Bob



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sgtbob
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Posted - 06/26/2019 :  11:09:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg,

From what I read, this same kit is available with either some of all parts laser cut for a
higher price but that is very unusual. In this set only the parts on the heavy sheets are laser
cut and again, even that is unusual but most welcome.

Bob


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 06/26/2019 :  2:03:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Iím looking forward to your construction. Iím obviously behind the times, not being familiar at all with paper ship models. Looks like itíll be a beautiful model.

Mike




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Orionvp17
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Posted - 06/26/2019 :  2:42:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

I'm looking forward to this one! Where are Hornblower, Ramage and Bolitho when we need them?

This should be fun to build and fun to watch being built! If anyone asks or has "something to say" about whether or not this build belongs in a Railroads forum, tell them that there are a lot of paper buildings available as kits, particularly in the UK, and besides, you were Railroaded into the build!

Pete
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BurleyJim
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Posted - 06/26/2019 :  3:14:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Are the masts and yardarms rolled up paper as well? Rrrgh, she'd be lookin' good with the skull and bones at de top o' dat mast!

Jim



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JeffB
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Posted - 06/26/2019 :  4:22:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ahoy, Bob!
This oughta be good!

Jeff



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sgtbob
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Posted - 06/26/2019 :  4:58:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys, The masts can be built from paper but there is enough info included so that you
could make them from wood. There is also a kit available to make wooden masts if you want it.
Since at this time I do not intend to have the masts at all it matters not. Should I change my
mind I would make them from wood. It's not so much the thought of paper masts, I see that as a
nightmare when you want to tighten up the rigging.

There are a few other items that I would change from paper even though the paper parts
are included. That includes the weapons, the blocks and dead-eyes, and the sculpted
decorations.

Bob


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sgtbob
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Posted - 06/27/2019 :  09:07:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The instruction are mostly a series of photographs to explain the building process.
This is to eliminate having to learn and to read Polish.
So far, they have done a wonderful job of it.
Here are some shots of all the parts used up in the first photo. You can already see she
has sweet lines.

I know, those little tabs are all crooked. I will straighten them out in the next step.

Bob










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Guff
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Posted - 06/27/2019 :  09:39:25 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Impressive start!!

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Ensign
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Posted - 06/27/2019 :  09:58:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, looks like you've already done a hull of a job!

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 06/27/2019 :  10:15:36 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

You can expect Greg to be keeling us with his puns.

The hull looks fantastic. The paper looks a lot like the material used in a laser kit I built a couple of months ago.

Mike


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George D
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Posted - 06/27/2019 :  11:01:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice. Interesting how all the hull pieces fit together.

George



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slimrails
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Posted - 06/27/2019 :  11:57:29 AM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That's a very interesting and different type of build. You've made good progress, Bob, and I'll be following right along.


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