Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Arc de Triomphe

In the last days of my Christmas holiday I really wanted to build something other than tanks, ships, aircraft or figures to paint. So I took the opportunity to get a long-planned project into action. I have always wanted to build a paper craft model. I have to look for a model not so difficult because I don’t wanted to start a new life's work and then I've finally decided on the Arc de Triomphe. This is from Canon Creative Park available for free here.

I have omitted for the first assembly of the reinforcing parts and coloring of the edges, because I wanted to see first if I ever make it. Since the model is not very heavy and not too large, it is still stable. Nevertheless, I will print the next model on thicker cardboard paper.
    
Overall it was an interesting modeling experience  and I'm sure it will not be the last paper craft model that I assembled.
 
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In den letzten Tagen meines Weihnachtsurlaubs wollte ich wirklich mal was anderes  bauen als Panzer, Schiffe, Flugzeuge oder Figuren zu bemalen. Also nutzte ich die Gelegenheit, ein schon lange geplantes Vorhaben in die Tat umzusetzen. Ich wollte schon immer einmal ein Kartonmodell bauen. Ich habe dazu nach einem nicht so schwierigen Modell gesucht, da ich kein neues Lebenswerk beginnen wollte und habe mich dann letztlich für den Arc de Triomphe entschieden. Dieser ist bei Canon Creativ Park hier frei erhältlich.

Ich habe beim Zusammenbau erstmal auf das Verstärken der Teile und das Färben der Kanten verzichtet, da ich erst einmal sehen wollte, ob ich das überhaupt hinbekomme.

Da das Modell nicht sehr schwer und auch nicht zu groß ist, ist es trotzdem stabil. Trotzdem werde ich das nächste Kartonmodell auf dickeres Papier drucken.

Insgesamt war es eine interessante Bastelangelegenheit und ich bin mir sicher, das es nicht das letzte Kartonmodell bleiben wird, das ich zusammengebaut habe.


For special interest of scale....
The figur is in 1/72 scale.


  

  


  
Regards
Lonewolf


15 comments:

  1. It's quite beautiful, maybe a model beside it to show scale?

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  2. Beautiful! never do paper craft building... I had some (bigs!) but don't find time to do ....

    Your pictures are splendid!

    Congrats, my friend: you always have original works!

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  3. This is gorgeous. I've not seen anything like it on the other pages. And getting one of these is free? I'm going to click on the link to see if they ship to my country.

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  4. I see, these are free downloads and you then print them. They have all kinds of free paper art there. Thanks for the referral to the site.

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  5. @Anne: there are many free downloads papercraft!
    some of them:

    http://www.maquettes-papier.net/forumenpapier/ (french, sorry!)

    also french:
    http://kitcarton.free.fr/html/telechargtout.htm#tel_gueriteest

    http://www.brumbaer.de/Wm/Build/index.html (HO scale)

    and many OSBORNE models to buy:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_21?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=usborne+cutout+models&sprefix=usborne+cutout+models

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  6. Hello Angry, thanks for comment. I will post a new pic with a reference (maybe a figure or a coin) to show scale next weekend.
    Regards
    Lonewolf

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  7. Un grand merci à mon ami Pascal.
    Cordialement
    Lonewolf

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  8. Thank you very much Anne for your comments. Yes Canon Creativ Park is a good site to start if you're interested in paper craft. In addition to the Links from Sam's Blog, I have here another Link for you: http://paper-replika.com. Take time to go through this site and have a look in the model directory. There are really nice models. Have fun!
    Regards
    Lonewolf

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  9. I printed out this one and failed miserably. However I am working on Nagoya Castle, Japan at the moment and it is coming together nicely. I will post it next week if it comes out well. I think I will break it though...

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  10. Hello BragonDorn. Great that you are working on Nagoya Castle and great that you build paper craft! Waiting for the pictures of your work. Have a nice weekend!

    Regards
    Lonewolf

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  11. Thanks for the link Bruno! very nice models with a lot of buildings!!!
    But didn't see scales or sizes....

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  12. Yes Pascal, you're right. Sometimes you can find information about scale in the downloaded files.
    Regards
    Lonewolf

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  13. Hello Angry. As promised i've added a new picture with the dimensions and a 1/72 figure as scale reference. Have a nice weekend!
    Regards
    Lonewolf

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    1. Hi, the platform I'm using is blogger from google. Wish you a good start with your own blog and let me know if you start.
      Regards
      Bruno

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