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Offline J.L.

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Card Models
« on: August 06, 2017, 09:56:56 PM »
Three French models are sitting on my dining room table ready to be viewed by the head librarian of Trent University here in Peterborough. They are being donated to the university Bata Library. If accepted they will find an appropriate home.

Especially the Institute. It was willed two million books many years ago. Perhaps it will reside in a Canadian library.

Many of you will recall that it was the card model of the vertical steam engine that got me interested in model engineering with metal.

Many of the card models are just sitting in boxes downstairs. It is time to find them homes!  ;D

John

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Re: Card Models
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2017, 11:37:50 PM »
They are absolutely beautiful John. They definitely deserve a good home where they will be seen and enjoyed by many.

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Re: Card Models
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2017, 11:58:01 PM »
 :ThumbsUp:

Where did you get them?
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Re: Card Models
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2017, 12:52:05 AM »
John those look incredible  :whoohoo:
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Re: Card Models
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2017, 02:30:05 AM »
Thank you gentlemen.

Carl, the models are made by cutting and assembling paper. You can easily find on the internet publishers of card models; those in France, Germany and The Czech Republic being amongst the leaders. The scale models are either hand drawn by graphic artists or generated by computer.

These pictures will give you the flavour of the hobby...

A large body of my work can be found on a German card modelling site.

 

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Re: Card Models
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2017, 03:48:07 AM »
Thanks John.

A large body of my work can be found on a German card modelling site.

Would you mind posting a link? I'd like to visit that.
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Re: Card Models
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2017, 10:49:26 AM »
Hi Carl,
The site is here:

http://www.die-kartonmodellbauer.de/

You can spend hours looking at models of aircraft, ships, locomotives, whatever. Since I was into architecture, Iíve included some specific threads.

Like our site, this one encourages construction logs as well as gallery pictures of completed models. I wrote construction logs for every model. I realized that many of them would be gone over time, so I put some photos of completed models in the gallery.

The last construction log before buying the lathe and drill/mill and turning to metal was Lipnice Castle in The Czech Republic:

http://www.die-kartonmodellbauer.de/index.php?thread/331-lipnice-castle-richard-vyskovsky-1-250-erko/

 The pictures are only thumbnail size. You have to be a member to click on them and bring them up to their full size. Nevertheless, they explain the flow of the text.

Here are some models from my collection I placed in the Gallery Section.

http://www.die-kartonmodellbauer.de/index.php?thread/235-pardubice-richard-vy%C5%A1kovsk%C3%BD-erkotyp/

http://www.die-kartonmodellbauer.de/index.php?thread/3238-le-puy-cathedral-france/

http://www.die-kartonmodellbauer.de/index.php?thread/2789-chateau-pierrefonds-l-instant-durable-1-250/

Thanks for asking.

John

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Re: Card Models
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2017, 11:22:53 AM »
Thanks John!
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Re: Card Models
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2017, 12:01:50 PM »
After seeing these, it's easy to see how the engine dioramas come naturally to you.  Impressive.

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Re: Card Models
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2017, 12:18:51 PM »
Thank you Kirk. I appreciate your kind words.
John

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Re: Card Models
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2017, 01:55:11 PM »
Beautiful workmanship.

How do you display your models and keep the dust off? My father used to build plank on frame ship models from drawings, the challenge is still to keep them on display but dust free. Most are in glass/plexi cases but for a 3' tall ship model these get unwieldy.

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Re: Card Models
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2017, 02:54:20 PM »
Hi Gerrit,

You ask a very good question. From early on, I knew I could not display all the models I was making, so there had to be a way to store them and bring out just a few to display at a time.

I decided to archive the collection in cardboard boxes. But to keep the lids from slipping around and damaging the models, a dedicated rabbet was cut into each base.

The lids were kept on with velcro strips.

Finger holses allowed the lids on larger models to be lifted straight up to avoid damaging such things as spires and towers.

On some cases, a drawer was cut into the base (last picture)



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Re: Card Models
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2017, 03:00:50 PM »
Just gorgeous John. I always meant to ask you ... what did you use for glue on those builds?

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Re: Card Models
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2017, 04:26:05 PM »
Hi Tom.  Good to hear from you.

Another good question.

I simply use plain old white glue.It dries clear and will not mess up the printed finish if you are careful gluing with a syringe.


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Re: Card Models
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2017, 04:37:16 PM »
Thanks John ... I'm having another go with the paper.

Tom
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