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Papermodels

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.

The P51D

PapermodellingPosted by Johnny Svensson Wed, December 17, 2008 02:08:20
I finally managed to finish the Mustang P51D "Petie"
See the pictures in the gallery!!

I'm very satisfied with that build. It's my second plane and it was really fun to build it.
The Halinski models are known as top of the notch when it comes to detailing,print and partsfit.

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Lousy weather

PapermodellingPosted by Johnny Svensson Thu, October 23, 2008 15:05:54
Darker evenings....lousy weather....perfect for papermodeling!!

At this time I have several projects going on.
I'm building the 10TP 1:25 from WAK, The LeFh18/40 1:16 from DrafModel, and the P51D 1:32 from Halinski.

The present stages on the different models presented below smiley



Will be updating the builds regularly!!

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Another year is coming...

PapermodellingPosted by Johnny Svensson Mon, December 31, 2007 12:38:04
On this last day of 2007 it's time to look back and see what was done in one year.My goals was not achieved sine the time spent on each model took way longer than expected. In 2007 I managed to finish the Pak40,the T40,the ChiHa,the Nsu Kettenkrad,the putilow and the Greif. I also started to work on the bristol beaufighter and the Luchs. My goal for 2008 will be to finish the two ongoing models,and build another two aircraft and two tanks. I have not decided yet what the two tanks will be,but the aircraft will be the BF109 G2 and the Mosquito.

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The Chi-ha is done

PapermodellingPosted by Johnny Svensson Sun, November 04, 2007 15:38:04

Finishing the Chi-Ha was ending an amazing build.The kit is just outstanding with absolutely no errors at all found in the kit.All parts just fitted a 100%.It was the most fun build I have done and it equals the Pak40 from DrafModel in quality.

So if you ever want to buy a kit that suits the rookie and the more advanced builder, this is the kit you should get!!

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The luchs takes shape.

LuchsPosted by Johnny Svensson Sun, November 04, 2007 15:33:59

When the frame was done,with not much surprises.

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It was time to start on the outside details.Since this model doesn't have any interior,the work is a bit more easy.The next task was to make the two airvents on the rear sides.

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The mesh is a nylon grid I got from Rai-Ro.de and is an enhancement over my earlier bandage gaz....

When those details was in place,it was time to start to cover the framing with the outside skin.

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The skins fitted almost perfect,but some trimming was neccesary.No major errors found so far.Jusy minor things that easily can be fixed.

The rear air vent.It has some internal framing viewable through the mesh.

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I then started on the turret.Parts fitted ok here also.Not perfect,but good enough if you know what to do and how to cover the mistakes in the kit.A lot of fixing can be done with some glue and paint....

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The rear part of the turret is done.The front part have to wait for a week,until I'm back at work.

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Starting the Luchs!

LuchsPosted by Johnny Svensson Wed, October 31, 2007 20:47:08
So the build is on!! I have started to do the framework which is to make the hull of the tank.It came together quite easy.Only thin was that I messed up the hull sides.....and had to make new ones.

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One side done...

PapermodellingPosted by Johnny Svensson Wed, October 24, 2007 14:16:24

Yesterday I finished the tracks on the left side of the ChiHa! 99 links completed.The tracks from DrafModel was just perfect!!

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Making tracks for the Chiha

PapermodellingPosted by Johnny Svensson Tue, October 23, 2007 00:59:43
Making tracks is not the easiest task...to stay focused all the time assembling one link after the other...just makes you want to start a new model.Now I have almost completed one side with 97 links and in a week I might have the ChiHa done.

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