Tau Empire Codex 2013 | Army Builder Program
Dark Angels Codex 2013
Chaos Daemons Codex 2013
Chaos Space Marines Codex 2012

Warhammer 40k Forum Tau Online

 

Warhammer 40K Forum

Paper/Card models: where to find some?
Reply
Old 29 Jan 2009, 06:11   #1 (permalink)
Shas'O
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,926
Default Paper/Card models: where to find some?

Anyone know a good place/website to find some paper models or card stock kind? I've only found one website and it was through a blog (a neat one,"download munkey"). I go searching with google, yahoo, every search engine I can think of (slight exaggeration) and I find nothing but those homemade sites (which are pretty good but not quite what I'm searching for.)


Quote:
Originally Posted by D'oh, Wikipedia
Paper models, also sometimes called card models, are models of real-world objects made usually of heavy paper or card stock as a hobby, or sometimes as a craft for children. They are generally more popular in Europe and Japan than in the United States.
Printed card models became common in magazines in the early part of the 20th century. The popularity of card modeling boomed during World War II, when paper was one of the few items whose use and production was not heavily regulated. Micromodels, designed and published in England from 1941 were very popular with 100 different models of architecture, ships, aircraft... But as plastic model kits became more commonly available, interest in paper decreased. The availability of numerous models on the Internet at little or no cost, which can then be downloaded and printed on inexpensive inkjet printers has caused its popularity to increase worldwide. Home printing also allows models to be scaled up or down easily (for example, in order to make two models from different authors, in different scales, match each other in size), although the paper weight must also be adjusted in the same rati.
Kits can also be purchased inexpensively, and experienced hobbyists often scratchbuild, either by drawing their models by hand, or, increasingly, with software such as Adobe Illustrator. Software also exists to convert 3D computer models into two-dimensional printable models that can then be cut out and assembled. Because of this, there is no practical limit to the variety of models available. Automobiles, aircraft, spacecraft (both real and fictional), buildings, and animals are common.

Sometimes the models can be punched out, but more frequently must be cut out with a hobby knife. Experienced hobbyists recommend cutting models out on a cutting mat and guiding the knife with a cork-backed ruler, scoring any edges to be folded with a blunt instrument such as the non-cutting edge of the hobby knife, and then gluing the pieces together with a thin coat of polyvinyl acetate glue ("white glue" "PVA") applied with a small paint brush. One of the features of this kind of modeling is that the models are usually pre-painted. When you have finished assembling the model, it is displayable, without the need for painting, although many people do customize their models with paint and added detailing.

To combat paper's tendency to warp, card modelers may seal the finished model. Reinforcing corners and long straight edges with pieces of wood is also common practice.

So yeah, anyone got anything?
__________________
*Doh!-Nuts DarkWand3r3r Msg Player 04-08-2009 17:51:32
Moral of this story... in real life or in a pen and paper game... do not piss off Delpheus or he will OMGWTFBBQPWN your face with a uber hit.
DELPHEUS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 Jan 2009, 09:14   #2 (permalink)
Shas'O
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 9,814
Default Re: Paper/Card models: where to find some?

I remember finding some Armored Core paper model designs one time. :P
__________________


Seventh Sanctum signature oddities.
Alignment: Neutral Pessimistic
Area of Magical Study: Practical Chronomancy
Favorite Spells: Divine Spell of the Cotton Candy Golem and Field of Bacon.

Proud supporter of Joe Wood!

Makes this your one good deed a day.
http://www.thehungersite.com/
enderwiggin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 Jan 2009, 17:00   #3 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 1,106
Default Re: Paper/Card models: where to find some?

If you fancy giving this a try with 40k, try searching for "Paperhammer".

Edit - Here is a page full of sites. The Golden Bolter Society (first link) had some good stuff there the last time I went.
__________________
IcyCool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 Jan 2009, 22:31   #4 (permalink)
Shas'O
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,926
Default Re: Paper/Card models: where to find some?

Quote:
Originally Posted by IcyCool
If you fancy giving this a try with 40k, try searching for "Paperhammer".

Edit - Here is a page full of sites. The Golden Bolter Society (first link) had some good stuff there the last time I went.
Well, that was certainly an option, not what I had in mind exactly, but certainly a GREAT idea!
__________________
*Doh!-Nuts DarkWand3r3r Msg Player 04-08-2009 17:51:32
Moral of this story... in real life or in a pen and paper game... do not piss off Delpheus or he will OMGWTFBBQPWN your face with a uber hit.
DELPHEUS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 Jan 2009, 03:29   #5 (permalink)
Shas'El
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3,141
Default Re: Paper/Card models: where to find some?

http://www.ericksmodels.com/paper/paper.html

This is good. The guy's got a lot of Homeworld models, with almost every ship from every game.
__________________
Daienden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 Jan 2009, 03:39   #6 (permalink)
Shas'O
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 6,130
Default Re: Paper/Card models: where to find some?

Wow...Im tempted to try to make some patterns/build some tanks, just for giggles.
__________________
Latest Project: Game Design Forums. Register now to get a low user ID, or reserve a forum for your own project.

My various opinions and tacticas, in article form: Ad clicks always appreciated.

Latest article topic: Video game design

Best free webhost Ive found yet: http://www.ultrawebsitehosting.com/2353.html
Tyndmyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to paint old paper Slind Painting 1 27 Feb 2009 10:27
Anyone know where to find wh40 3d models? AussieLauren Artwork 5 12 Jun 2008 17:09
Hard to find songs: What song and how long does it take for you to find it and ? crisis_vyper Enclave Talk 71 05 Mar 2008 21:01
Paper Tau Models Joeyeti Tau 8 26 Mar 2007 05:57
Where can I find alternate regiment models? schaeffer Imperial Guard 3 10 May 2006 14:41