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WayneR

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Hi I’m from Essex in the UK, I’ve not done any modelling for a number of years, a model I just bought is a JSC card model of the German surface raider Atlantis.

I’ve never done a card model before and look for some tips to help me, later on I would like to try some of the bigger ones so just learning on this one. 
Thanks Wayne. 

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Hi Wayne.

Welcome.

Have a look here, there's a lot of pinned info that will help you.   card-and-paper-models

Cheers,

Bob

Bob

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50 minutes ago, WayneR said:

Hi I’m from Essex in the UK, I’ve not done any modelling for a number of years, a model I just bought is a JSC card model of the German surface raider Atlantis.

I’ve never done a card model before and look for some tips to help me, later on I would like to try some of the bigger ones so just learning on this one. 
Thanks Wayne. 

Wayne, first of all, a warm :722972270:,

As for card models, they are great as you don't need much of tools.
Just make sure the scissor and knife are super-sharp, because it will be necessary.

Start a build log - with pictures and text.

She will be an interesting build I like to follow.
I placed an order the other day from JSC and their communication service is outstanding. 

My order was shipped out today, Tuesday 30. 
Am looking forward to do some "carding".

 

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Respectfully

 

Per aka Dr. Per@Therapy for Shipaholics 
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Most JSC models are in 1/400 scale, though some are 1/250. 1/400 can be a real challenge to work with. Because there is a learning curve for card, I suggest you start out with one of the various free models that are available. There should be links in the tutorial mentioned above -- some staffer here of middling ability wrote it.

Chris Coyle
Greer, South Carolina

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Welcome to MSW, Wayne! I can't help with card models - never made one - but the link above should be of great help (Chris is far too modest :imNotWorthy:).

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Welcome. Definitely check our paper section mentioned above.  Lots of great examples there

Michael

Shipwrights of Central Ohio

 

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Completed Builds: Queen Anne Barge - SyrenPinnace - MSHalifax 1768 - LSSMurrelet - PygmySwift 1805 - AL 

Future Builds: Surly (because i'm definitely not so Cheerful), Echo cross-section.....

 

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Welcome to Model Ship World Wayne.  I am always impressed by the card builds on MSW and look forward to seeing your work.

Ryland

 

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Welcome!

 

Preshape everything and use PVA craft glue, those are my 2 cents worth of advice.

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