Johnny's blog

Johnny's blog


Papermodels are models made of paper....I have been doing this papermodelling for a couple of years now.
So I will try to write about the buildprocess of my ongoing builds now and then.


PapermodellingPosted by Johnny Svensson Thu, September 20, 2007 19:13:19
Now all the major components on the ChiHa is done.Wheels are in place,tower is ready,suspension is done,and all the small details here and there are in place.Now I have 210 tracklinks to make.... See ya!!

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Continuing the ChiHa

PapermodellingPosted by Johnny Svensson Sat, September 15, 2007 17:16:25

Sad day......first snow arrived in the mountains today....a bit early isn't it??

A lot of traffic problems on the mountain crossing.

With a lot of quiet hours at work today I have done more work on the ChiHa.

I made the exhaust and the rear sidepanels.The exhaust was straight forward work.The parts had a 100% fit again.Most work is to paint all edges on the parts.I enhanced the covering net a bit by adding some gaz net that I stiffened with some white glue thinned in water.Cut out the top frame and glued it on the gaz.I'm not sure where to get metalnet so the gaz will have to do the job.

The sidepanels was also an easy task,just cut and do a bit of shaping and glue them in place.

Tomorrow I hope to get the last drivewheel done,and maybe do some more tracks...

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Still on vacation

PapermodellingPosted by Johnny Svensson Sun, September 02, 2007 00:47:00
My second week of vacation is over...just one week left. The work on the site continues with updating the construction reports and making gallery pics for the model I have made. The site is slowly getting where I want!

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PapermodellingPosted by Johnny Svensson Thu, August 23, 2007 10:11:15 3 kids are all at school,wife is working and weather is very nice. I'm going to varnish my frontal door today.Testerday I used some sanding machines to get rid of old varnish.It's perfect weather to do work like that with over 20deg C outside. Not much papermodelling so far,but next week......I just have to finish the SDKfz 250 now!!

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PapermodellingPosted by Johnny Svensson Mon, August 20, 2007 20:35:50

My last shift before my second vacation is almost over.I have not been able to work on the ChiHa this evening since it have been kind of busy at work.But I hope I will get some tracks done for the Greif during my 3 weeks vacation.

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Wheels are done

PapermodellingPosted by Johnny Svensson Sun, August 19, 2007 01:03:31
Nightshift again....quiet,listening to the radio,drinking cofee and working on the model. Finished the rest of the wheels tonight,and are now working on the suspension details.There are several parts to be connected to eachother,and I'm not sure about the way to do it.I have figured out that if I make all the parts and connect them to eachother,and glue it all in place when all springs and connectors are assembled might be the best soloution.

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PapermodellingPosted by Johnny Svensson Sat, August 18, 2007 03:30:48

Now I have been cutting parts for the remaining 12 wheels on the ChiHa,and that took several hours.....but now all wheelparts are ready for some edgepainting.Such repetative work can really get you fed up smiley The good thing though is that now it's just the assembly left,and I hope that will be done tomorrow.With all the wheels done I will continue the work on the suspension.

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All parts that will show white edges has to be painted,picky work but really worth the effort in the end.The finished model will look a lot better!!

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Back at work

PapermodellingPosted by Johnny Svensson Thu, August 16, 2007 22:39:57
Blog ImageWell now I'm back at work.....only a few days to my next vacation :) I have taken the Chi-Ha out of the closet and will continue the work on the wheels tonight.
Here is my office,and as you might can see,I'm making tracks....

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