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rocket ron
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posted 07-09-2003 01:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rocket ron   Click Here to Email rocket ron     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My mail arrived today with a catalog from Paper Models International. In the aircraft section they now have paper models of the Mercury and Gemini capsules in 1:24 scale. I have built a few aircraft from their kits with good results.

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posted 07-16-2003 05:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for andrewcarson   Click Here to Email andrewcarson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was intrigued by these paper models. I have had a look at the site and these pieces look really nice. I am going to give the free Redstone a try and who knows.

Look at Delata 7 Studios for more Gemini paper models.

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posted 02-13-2004 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jleslie48   Click Here to Email jleslie48     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
New 1/48 Saturn V available, cost is $0.00.

Glint
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posted 02-13-2004 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glint   Click Here to Email Glint     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll take it! Are you sure that's not a misprint? Thank goodness for the 9' ceilings.

How much for a completed one?

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posted 02-14-2004 10:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jleslie48   Click Here to Email jleslie48     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Price is right (you build it yourself). For me to build it for you, figure on 150 hours X ($???) = a lot, so if you want to pay me the rather low income rate of $20 and hour, you're looking at $3000. Ah, the life of a poor, starving artist...

By the way, it fits fine in a 8' ceiling space, (7 feet 7 inches,) but with the corresponding 1/48 LUT I'm working on...

Philip
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posted 02-15-2004 06:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How did you make those parts? Was it a pre-constructed model box or so? I know Saturn V models exist for scale-model rocketry with parachutes so the launcher can be retrieved.

Okay, checked out the website: paper-work. Amazing, I'll never have the nerves nor patience for that kind of work!

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posted 02-17-2004 07:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jleslie48   Click Here to Email jleslie48     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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How did you make those parts?
Started with the Boeing blueprint for proper scale, a cone is just part of a circle, a cylinder is just a rolled up rectangle...
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I'll never have the nerves not patience for that kind of work!
That's the beauty of paper, if you mess up a part, it becomes part of the origami boulder collection, and you just reprint another sheet, try again until your happy.

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posted 03-11-2004 10:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tfetner   Click Here to Email tfetner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know of spacecraft/rocket paper models suitable for young children? My son is taking an interest in his father's obsession and wishes to build rocket models, etc. I thought the paper ones might be a good place for us to start as a team.

DavidH
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posted 03-11-2004 04:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidH   Click Here to Email DavidH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are some and more can be found here and here are some more.

I'm sure there's more out there, but maybe this will be enough to help you get started. Good luck!

andthekids
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posted 03-15-2004 09:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for andthekids   Click Here to Email andthekids     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are a few nice web sites for paper models.

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posted 03-17-2004 10:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jleslie48   Click Here to Email jleslie48     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a few, including several Saturn V's in different scales.

There is also a simple 1/200 shuttle that comes out nice. Other harder ones, too.

All are free to download.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-13-2005 10:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA has several free paper models of Deep Impact available for download (versions are based on age of the model builder).

spaceuk
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posted 01-29-2005 07:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Several PDF documents for several ESA spacecraft.

GoesTo11
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posted 02-01-2006 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm considering a couple of these paper models (probably HST and Voyager), and I was wondering if anyone out there has any experience with these or similar kits. I'm interested in display replicas of each craft, but I don't have the $$ to spend on traditional "desk" models. (Nick Proach's 1/48 HST model is beautiful, but it's also $1,995!)

If anyone has any feedback or advice on assembly, quality, and care of "paper" kits, I would appreciate hearing from you. At about $20 each, the kits hardly represent a major investment, but I would still like to have a better idea of what I'm getting. If it helps, I was a decent modeler as a kid, but it's been over 20 years since I attempted to build a traditional plastic kit. Thanks for the input!

tegwilym
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posted 02-02-2006 12:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are some more - if you don't mind a bit of tedious cutting.

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posted 03-05-2006 05:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cyana   Click Here to Email cyana     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We have an ongoing 1/96 Apollo/Saturn paper model project. The first part of the project, the Crawler Transporter is available soon (second quarter 2006). It took about 3 years of careful investigations and studying thousands of original drawings and photographs. The kit will be entirely laser cutted and consists of about 7000 parts.

A preview of the model is available here.

Philip
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posted 01-25-2008 05:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazing aren't these?

teopze
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posted 03-01-2009 09:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for teopze   Click Here to Email teopze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For the past few days I was having fun building one of the paper models designed by Alfonso Moreno.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-21-2010 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Niels Paper Models (via the AAS History Committee):
Mark Lardas has created a 1:32 scale model of Robert Goddard's L-13 rocket, which he flew on March 26, 1937. Mark has designed the model in scale 1:32 to go with Currels V-2 rocket and mine Hermes.

NASA Glenn
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posted 12-18-2013 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NASA Glenn   Click Here to Email NASA Glenn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone had any experience with Apollonia paper models?

I have not seen Saturn V S1 transporter or Apollo 13 splashdown and transport cradle kits.

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