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Posted: Monday, January 18, 2010 - 09:46 AM UTC
I was having the same problem on that jet I tried...rounded things were more faceted than round. I found an old article that stated some builds require added "tabs" and more rounding of the two pieces. Problem was my pieces were cone to round shaped and it just didn't want to go nicely. Maybe white or super glue via toothpick in the needed areas to tack them down.
How's the Peggy doing?
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Posted: Friday, December 04, 2009 - 06:27 AM UTC
I might as well keep this in the same thread. This is the Battlestar Valkyrie downloaded from the same page. This, so far, is two hours worth of fold, spindle, and mutilate. I have to say though, this one is going better than the Pegasus. As you can see, I haven't worked on it any further than last time. My only regret is that there are really no instructions. You have to kinda guess where to score and fold.







If anyone has some thoughts on getting tighter seams and what weight of paper that you use, (I used 90lb with this) I'm all ears. I'm always looking to improve with these.

Critical feedback is always welcome.
Steve
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Posted: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 - 11:34 AM UTC
Yeah, the last batch he loaded does load a new page for download, but when you hit it you get the same old "bandwidth" issue...the other groups won't even load a new page.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 - 08:39 AM UTC

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Cool, thanks Steve.
Tough call between the swine trek or the enterprise J....doesn't matter at the moment..."bandwidth exceeded - try again later".



Bob, the more I think about it, I think that the actual page is inactive and that the models themselves may be archived elsewhere. I have left a message on the paper modeling web site I belonged to inquiring about the archive location. I'll get you and Julian lined up somehow.

I downloaded the Swine Trek...Pigs In Space...I loved it!
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Posted: Monday, October 05, 2009 - 02:45 PM UTC
Cool, thanks Steve.
Tough call between the swine trek or the enterprise J....doesn't matter at the moment..."bandwidth exceeded - try again later".
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Posted: Monday, October 05, 2009 - 11:16 AM UTC
Ah Haaaaaaaa!

Here it tis:http://www.freewebs.com/jaybats/cardtrek.htm


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Posted: Monday, October 05, 2009 - 11:14 AM UTC
My mistake, it was Jay's and not Jacks ( and I couldn't come up with it that way either...I checked on the paper group page I belonged to where I'm pretty sure I found the link to the site in the first place, but it appears the link is now gone. I can go through my files and see if I still have the PDF that I downloaded and if I do, I could probably burn a copy for anyone who wants it. It was a free download and I'm reasonably sure his/ their design did not violate any copyright laws. I dunno.....
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Posted: Saturday, October 03, 2009 - 01:20 PM UTC
Google gave me nothing but winged horses...I tried for us all.
BTW - search title was "paper models pegasus" and battlestar galactica pegasus paper model"
An odd note..the nebula class I found last night never came up in my other searches under "star trek nebula class" so you guys may want to search under other titles...some sites won't let search engines in either.
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Posted: Saturday, October 03, 2009 - 01:08 PM UTC
I tried a 707 long ago...and it never really got off the ground...terrible pun I know! I just downloaded a star trek nebula class star ship last night for the pod dimensions for a build I started...we'll see if this one flies.
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Posted: Friday, October 02, 2009 - 09:46 AM UTC
If I recall correctly, it was on a page called "Jack's Boxes." The page has since been taken down, but you may be able to find it on the Wayback Machine.
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Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 08:14 PM UTC
Very cool..where did you get it? I was a key production assistant on BSG, I wouldn't mind picking one up as a memento....
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Posted: Friday, August 28, 2009 - 07:03 AM UTC
Almost. I have three of the smaller ones (Alfa class, Trafalgar class, Yushio class) built but needing to be painted. They have been like this for many years. I tried to hand paint the Yushio but the finish came out bumpy and looking horrible. I've removed a lot of it and will try to airbrush it someday. I am hoping to get them doen for the "Get It Done Again" campaign.

The Cassini parts are still around. I should look into where I left off with that one.
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Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 10:10 AM UTC

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Years ago to get out of my inability to complete a plastic kit, I decided to buy something real simple. I bought a bunch of Dragon 1/700 modern sub kits. I figured two hull pieces plus some fiddly bits, I could do this. Of course the kit I tried first, the hull halves (top, bottom) were different diameters.



It begs the question....that given, did you finish them?
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Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 08:26 AM UTC
Years ago to get out of my inability to complete a plastic kit, I decided to buy something real simple. I bought a bunch of Dragon 1/700 modern sub kits. I figured two hull pieces plus some fiddly bits, I could do this. Of course the kit I tried first, the hull halves (top, bottom) were different diameters.
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Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 06:04 AM UTC
It's amazing, the models you think should fall together with some ease are the ones that become the bane of your existence
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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 11:24 PM UTC
I feel your pain. I was trying to build a paper model of the Cassini spacecraft but never seemed to get the big dish right.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 12:25 PM UTC
This is one of those that is not for the faint of heart. It'll build into a impressive model, but the structural design requires considerable modification and reinforcement. I've built this bridge section 3 times now...and have since taken a break for "health reasons".