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As promised ill be starting the

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ok im using a Tamiya Modellers Knife, Metal Ruler, adhesive lacquer, syringe w/ blunt needle, Cutting Mat, tweezers, cyanoacrylate Thin (Super glue), a dull needle or similar, and a pair of scissors for rough cutting.

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the syringe is for easy application and dosage of the glue

of cause it doesnt have to Tamiya any model knife can be used, in the end its what you feel most comfortable with.

now the super glue is not a must... but i find it very useful in certain situations!

the needle is for bevel the paper on foldlines...(if u have absolute no clue as to what i just wrote, tell me and ill post a video of it)

now first up, a little fun fact:

These are in scale!!

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and remember:

to those of you out there who is also building this model, ask me if u have any trouble with this build... or if you feel that i havent explained a troublesome part, thoroughly enough!

what i did firstly was to scan the pages from the original magazine and scale them up from A4 to A3 which changes the size from 50 cm in length to 75 cm

thats why it seems so big on my cutting mat, just an info so you dont get confused :huh:

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Ok here we go!

First some simple parts should be straight foreward

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now this bigger piece, its important to start glueing the big flaps first, to make sure they lineup with the panelines.

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a friend of mine could not figure out how the next big piece would fit together, it actually to me a couple of glances..

the need to be seperated first

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this is it for today.....

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Definitely will be following this with great interest! I've got the book as well, but I've never done papercraft before. Probably won't tackle it until next winter when it gets too cold to paint.

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just edited first post with more images of my tools and added some that i forgot

also a size comparison

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Looking interesting already. I'll be following this thread as well. Curious to see how it turns out.

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Looking good!-MT

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now lets continue!

a bit more progress...

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what i mean about buffer is having put both sides on first then glue the front last to make sure everything is in level

cause it can easily twist....

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i managed to correct my mistake...

cause my front did skew abit... nothing a knife and superglue couldn't fix though :p

but dang this is gonna be big :o

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It's great that you are doing this! I only wish I had the time to build mine along with you! But it's good that your guide will be available for anyone attempting this build in the future.

BTW, will you be modifying this to transform? I guess now that you have made copies of all the pieces you can probably do so. Otherwise, it seems that you can only build it in either cruiser or attacker modes...but not both.... ;)

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It's great that you are doing this! I only wish I had the time to build mine along with you! But it's good that your guide will be available for anyone attempting this build in the future.

BTW, will you be modifying this to transform? I guess now that you have made copies of all the pieces you can probably do so. Otherwise, it seems that you can only build it in either cruiser or attacker modes...but not both.... ;)

i need to see the finished parts before i decide on anything like that.... now i did learn alot from my previous build...

and can be even smarter about it with a possible transformation, however this is a big fella, so ill need to have the insides filled with something which is easy to

work with... so ill be trying some different solutions.... perhaps expanding foam... but only if i can figure out how to control it somewhat!

ill definitely us magnets again for various parts.... however they are gonna be alot bigger!!! :rolleyes:

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I bought two copies of the book.

Still.. considered making a photocopy onto some decent paper and going along with your tutorial with a 'mockup' build. The mockup will be black and white, but as i have never done a papercraft.. I'd feel less bad when i make all the little first-timer mistakes.

Is there a weight of paper you'd recommend that will behave nicely? Looking for more specific than just 'cardstock' as those can vary a LOT

Thanks..

its looking great already.

the attention you put into each step is both impressive and a little daunting. :)

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I bought two copies of the book.

Still.. considered making a photocopy onto some decent paper and going along with your tutorial with a 'mockup' build. The mockup will be black and white, but as i have never done a papercraft.. I'd feel less bad when i make all the little first-timer mistakes.

Is there a weight of paper you'd recommend that will behave nicely? Looking for more specific than just 'cardstock' as those can vary a LOT

Thanks..

its looking great already.

the attention you put into each step is both impressive and a little daunting. :)

Well for The "cardstock" hmmm The paper i buy is

Called 250 gram paper... Now this is European measurement... Hope that helps

Later when I get home from work, I could go into more detail about strength and weaknesses of different paper thickness

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Still.. considered making a photocopy onto some decent paper and going along with your tutorial with a 'mockup' build. The mockup will be black and white, but as i have never done a papercraft.. I'd feel less bad when i make all the little first-timer mistakes.

Is there a weight of paper you'd recommend that will behave nicely? Looking for more specific than just 'cardstock' as those can vary a LOT

...

This Starship Modeler link might prove useful in addressing some of your questions.

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Thanks for sharing...I'll be following this thread with great interest.

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Thanks for going through this build-it's looking great.

I've used styrofoam block for support with projects like this. Expanding foam will litterally blow out your work as it expands-found that out the hard way!

A good cheap razor knife will make quick work of the foam.

Uhu "Creativ" will glue the foam to the paper.-MT

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Get expanding foam on your hand once. You will never go near it again. ever. ;)

*This comment is useless, i apologize.. i just hate that stuff.

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Thanks for going through this build-it's looking great.

I've used styrofoam block for support with projects like this. Expanding foam will litterally blow out your work as it expands-found that out the hard way!

A good cheap razor knife will make quick work of the foam.

Uhu "Creativ" will glue the foam to the paper.-MT

Get expanding foam on your hand once. You will never go near it again. ever. ;)

*This comment is useless, i apologize.. i just hate that stuff.

i will take these into account!

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dang i really hate that i used a Laser printer for this....

now these are pretty strait forward too...

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now the Gunsight 1 or Bridge im not to fond of, my preference would be a bit slimmer bridge...

the parts though are pretty easy to assemble...

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now the Battlefield scanner disc is just easy to add some more "flesh" too just add some cardboard in between the 2 disc pieces...

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ok yet another update ^_^

now again these next parts shouldnt pose ant problems...

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these next parts could be trouble for you guys.... :unsure:

the problem is in the paper.... especially thick paper!

when you bevel the paper before a fold you actually add a little width to the piece you are folding,

and the bottom piece (white part) has more folds and several parts in the width than the top part (blue)

it boils down to the two parts dont fit together in the width!!!

Remember to compensate for that!!! :ph34r:

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now the front of the macross cannon is pretty straight forward....

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next ones also shouldnt pose any problems...

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more to come soon!

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Lookin good buddy!! Looking forward to the completed SDF-1! B))

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more parts are done...

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i can hardly contain myself with all the detail im gonna add to this one.... :ph34r::p

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wow, wow... Impressive..!!

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at last i have some more time to work on this....

and a little update!!

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Decided to make the front "spikes" in styrene as part of my "upgrade" for this ship!

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hi again!

this time im gonna show you a simple change!

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didnt like the looks on these!!

so this is what i did!!

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those of you who is building this ship or have plans to build it

are welcome to use what changes i make!

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now not much left before assembly!!

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i devided the glue flaps into smaller ones for better roundness on the keel..

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Nice job whipping that paper into shape!-MT

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Why did you regret using a laser printer? If it's cuz the ink is rubbing off? It actually looks weathered.

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a little progress

with some already made alterations and some planned ones!

the thrust exhaust is made more wider...

in total, with room for verniers 2.6 cm

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and some size comparison!

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Nice job whipping that paper into shape!-MT

thx learned a lot from my previous build....

the more narrow you make glue flaps, the more round you can make a object.

Why did you regret using a laser printer? If it's cuz the ink is rubbing off? It actually looks weathered.

well its not so much because it looks weathered, gonna paint it anyway...

The fold lines are missing in some places... which makes it kinda hard to figure out where exactly i need to fold...

the larger the piece the more precise the folds and cuts need to be...

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back again!

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Ready for some glue xD

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made them a bit thicker to have them look like my old SDF-1, also made the holes deeper.

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and adding more depth and details...

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heavily modfied Keel...

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Made a minor change here aswell!!

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the reason for this change is to widen the main cannon a bit...

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finished the Thruster trays and added the extra width to the main gun....

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