Card Models - Advice Please

Mikey_W_1980

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Hi Everyone,

I'm about to undertake my first card origami model. The subject will be the Colonial One cruiser from BSG
http://stevespaper.com/?page_id=66

It's a free download and really very well detailed.

Has any one had experience with card kits like this?

I want to be able to print out the kit on a desk jet printer, but was concerned if there was a particular weight of card that is best to use?

Also, the type of glue to use.....would a simple Prit-Stik be ok? or something more specialised?


Appreciate any and all advise please?

cheers

Mike
 

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Hi Mike, and welcome to the world of card modeling.
My standard card is 110lb card. For some structural details you sometimes have to use .5 to 1mm card and some very fine details i use 65lb normal printer paper for details that 110lb cannot handle.
For glue you can use white PVA glue. My standard is Aleene's clear tacky glue.
Now for tools make sure you have extra #11 blades for your knife, a metal straight edge and a scoring tool, " an empty ballpoint pen will work for starters".
Score all your fold lines first before you start to cut a piece out.
In my patlabor thread there are a couple of videos that give basic cut and fold techniques, around page 5.
I'm usually about so you can ask for help anytime.

Jim
 

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Hi Jim,

Thats a great help thanks.

My main issue was getting the correct weight of card for the structure that can also be easily printed on.

as this is my first venture into Card modelling. I'll be taking your pointed into effect.

Hoping to pick up the card from a local hobbycraft store tomorrow and pick up some new scalpel blades too.

I'll be starting a thread with a WIP, hope to get some pointers and any advice as I go.

BTW - your Patlabor model....simply awesome!! I've been keepin an eye on it for a while now.

Looking forward to seeing it complete
 

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