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Chris's models
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Author:  cdwheatley [ Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:11 pm ]
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Hello everyone,

I joined the forum today, having just completed my first ever card model - the Piper J-3 Cub. Here are a few pictures:-


I expect you've all seen pictures of this particular model many many times before, but as a newcomer I'd appreciate any comments from all you much more experienced card modellers out there. I may be new to card modelling, but not to aircraft modelling in general, as I usually build the traditional balsa 'stick & tissue' models. You can see my work here ... ser_id=203. Just click on an image of a model and you will then be shown more photos of that particular aircraft.

I will still probably continue to build this type of model, but I'm also looking forward to making LOTS more Fiddlers Green ones too!


Author:  WII [ Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:21 pm ]
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Welcom to the forum Chris!:D thats a good lookin' cub ya built, what did you use for wheels?

Author:  OldMan [ Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:30 pm ]
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Wecome aboard, Chris! I hope you enjoy this forum :D Nice and clear build, btw! :D

Author:  july1772 [ Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:34 pm ]
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Welcome Chris. Great job you did with the Cub. And those stick & tissue planes are awesome.

Author:  cdwheatley [ Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:58 pm ]
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Thanks :D

Author:  cdwheatley [ Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:59 pm ]
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WWII, the wheels are just the ones included on the Cub .pdf file, the edges painted over with acrylics using a small brush. What do you all use for colouring the edges of your card models?!

july1772, I'm glad you liked my stick & tissue models too :D.

Author:  possm_23 [ Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:59 pm ]
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once again...welcome to Fiddlers Green....that a great build on the cub....and yes we see alot of them here but never get tired of it....those are great balsa models......keep up the great models..... :D :D

Author:  willygoat [ Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:35 pm ]
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Welcome to the club and nice looking Cub :lol: We did things backward. I started building card models and just recently got into stick and tissue models. I like your F-6 hellcat stick model. I just built that one myself. Yours is much better by the way :D

Author:  cdwheatley [ Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:51 am ]
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I've just uploaded some pictures of my recently completed SE5a, here's one:-


more here ... reen/SE5a/.

It's only my second card model, but already I'm hooked!

Now, what to build next...

Author:  july1772 [ Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:30 pm ]
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Well, Chris, it appears you're a natural card modeler. That biplane looks great. I'm certainly looking forward to seeing your future builds.

Author:  OldMan [ Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:32 pm ]
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Great looking SE5a, Chris :) I love this plane! Nice to build and very atractive project. I did both colour versions before time in WSAM. What scale you use?

Author:  cdwheatley [ Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:56 am ]
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Thank you both :D.

OldMan, I'm not sure what scale my SE5a is, but it is the 'LARGE' version.

Author:  cdwheatley [ Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:01 am ]
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I've got another one to add to the collection - a North American F86 Sabre:-


more pictures here ... 6%20Sabre/.

I must say I was a little apprehensive as to how this one would go together as it's a fairly old model and somewhat less 'polished', at least compared to the SE5a I've just built (no disrespect at all intended to Chip or Fiddlers Green in general).

However, I was pleasantly surprised at how well everything fitted, and I was able to complete it in just a single afternoon/evening :D.

Author:  WII [ Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:47 am ]
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good job on the F-86!:D that plane is now on my to build list!

Author:  possm_23 [ Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:10 pm ]
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i like the way you take all the different pics from different angles....i think that will help other folks when they work on the same least i know it will help me....thanks....keep up the good work..... :D :D :D

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