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  • Member since
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  • From: Springfield, Missouri
Paper models?
Posted by chriscarrollogre on Sunday, December 18, 2016 8:13 AM

Who likes paper models? There is a growing trend for the creation of, and the sharing and the selling of, paper models online these days. I just found a source of many GM, Ford and Mopar cars from the 60s and 70s on eBay; this seller offers many models that are rare and would be desireable if found in plastic, but they are full-color, high-resolution paper models instead. They're not to standard model car scale, but they'd look great as part of the backdrop of a street scene. Does this appeal to scale modelers, or is it sort of its own thing, not to be a part of the scale modeling scene?

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CCarroll

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Posted by TnT on Sunday, December 18, 2016 6:27 PM

Depends. How do they look?  Got any pics?

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  • From: Springfield, Missouri
Posted by chriscarrollogre on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 6:45 PM

The quality of paper models seems to vary hugely. Here's a pic of a typical, average model. Great subject matter, mediocre quality, if you ask me. In another post I'll show you a superb quality paper model.

paperplymouth

 

CCarroll

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  • From: Springfield, Missouri
Posted by chriscarrollogre on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 6:59 PM

Here's the higher quality model. Sorry I'm having trouble getting my pictures to post, but if you click on the failed image, it will take you to the file. Sorry about that, I'm still learning how to do things on the forums. If you like the Toyota, the website to download it is:

http://papermau.blogspot.com/2015/04/1972s-toyota-publica-1200-st-paper.html

toyotapapermodel

CCarroll

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Posted by chriscarrollogre on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 7:04 PM

Volvo Combi

Drat, I don't know why these images won't load. This is an example of another high-quality paper car model.

If you like this model, go to the following URL to get it:

https://papercraftsquare.wordpress.com/2016/02/15/new-paper-craft-volvo-240-combi-paper-car-free-vehicle-paper-model-download-at-papercraftsquare-com/

 

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CCarroll

  • Member since
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  • From: Springfield, Missouri
Posted by chriscarrollogre on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 7:29 PM

Last example(s): Here are the pursuit cop car, the interceptor, and the dirty interceptor seen in the movies Mad Max and The Road Warrior. Each of these links sends you to a page with the entire model, plus a fourth page with some diorama parts, that you can download a PDF of. I've given up trying to post pictures as I don't have the hang of it.

These paper models are of slightly above-average quality, and a good indication of what you can get (for free!) if you go hunting for paper models on The Internet.

http://longtailscafe.com/papermodelworld/bigbopper.pdf

http://longtailscafe.com/papermodelworld/interceptor.pdf

http://longtailscafe.com/papermodelworld/interceptor2_01.pdf

http://longtailscafe.com/papermodelworld/interceptor2_02.pdf

I hope this gives you guys some idea of what I meant by paper models. Does anyone like?

CCarroll

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