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Old April 19th, 2017, 10:25 PM   #661
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Damn, you're amazing! BTW What could be your next NYC model? Just curious
Not sure, perhaps Americas Tower and Postum Building. The rest of Rockefeller Center is also looking good.
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Old April 19th, 2017, 11:00 PM   #662
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Three lovely options! I have a picture by Miroslav Popovic of Park Ave with Postum Bldng in first term hung on my wall. If you have the time, check out his photos, he takes shots of skyscrapers all around New York which are really worth being seen
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Old April 22nd, 2017, 05:40 AM   #663
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ginseng, I have made the KBR Tower and Wedge International Tower today. I took a picture of the Wedge and can not believe how the 3D detail stands out on the photograph!
The vertical half-circular "humps" that are on the facade appear to actually be on the paper model! Great attention to the "shadowing" to make it appear legit!

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Old April 26th, 2017, 08:48 PM   #664
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Ginseng, or anyone else who knows the answer....quick question. What do the blue lines indicate on these paper models when constructing. Red is to fold inwards, black is outwards...but what is blue? Thanks!

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Old April 26th, 2017, 09:42 PM   #665
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Blue lines indicate where something should be glued from the other side. To allow greater accuracy I usually make small cuts in their place and then connect them with pencil (on the underside).
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Old April 26th, 2017, 09:57 PM   #666
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Blue lines indicate where something should be glued from the other side. To allow greater accuracy I usually make small cuts in their place and then connect them with pencil (on the underside).
Gotcha! Thanks, ginseng! Have a great day/night!
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Stupid question, but are all your NYC models' bases the same width?
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Old May 7th, 2017, 04:04 PM   #668
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They're very similar, but not exactly the same. Just like the real Midtown blocks, whose width can vary by about 3m
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Old May 17th, 2017, 07:43 PM   #669
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ginseng, impressive models! I wish I was as talente.
I want to make a model of Houston, but I'm wondering how do I print all the buildings to scale?
I went to print them at a FedEx office but they came out at different scales.
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Old May 18th, 2017, 08:30 PM   #670
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Hi there
Some of these model files are cropped so they aren't all same size, which seems to be causing trouble for some. Since the width is always same (1219 pixels), they need to be printed at either same precentage or same orientation (all Houston ones are vertical).
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Some of these model files are cropped so they aren't all same size, which seems to be causing trouble for some. Since the width is always same (1219 pixels), they need to be printed at either same precentage or same orientation (all Houston ones are vertical).
I was able to print all of them to scale! I just opened them in ms paint and in the properties section I made sure they were all the same size.

My other question was, do you use regular paper or a thicker one? I like using a slightly thicker paper, but that makes the smaller sections/folds harder to work with.
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Old May 19th, 2017, 07:10 PM   #672
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That's right, and the paper also shouldn't be too thin or it'll bulge. In my experience it's best to use 120 or 140g/m2 paper, which is something in between.
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I was able to print all of them to scale! I just opened them in ms paint and in the properties section I made sure they were all the same size.

My other question was, do you use regular paper or a thicker one? I like using a slightly thicker paper, but that makes the smaller sections/folds harder to work with.
Just to put my 2 cents worth in lol, I've been using white card stock, 110 lb at 199 g/m2 and it is pretty good even in the very tight folds. If you have a brand new X-acto blade, you don't have to use very much force to get the line in there to fold. Once the blade dulls, you may have to go over the line twice, lightly, to obtain a good fold. The thick card stock holds the ink good to prevent warping, as well as holding up to temperature extremes. Happy modeling!
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Just to put my 2 cents worth in lol, I've been using white card stock, 110 lb at 199 g/m2 and it is pretty good even in the very tight folds. If you have a brand new X-acto blade, you don't have to use very much force to get the line in there to fold. Once the blade dulls, you may have to go over the line twice, lightly, to obtain a good fold. The thick card stock holds the ink good to prevent warping, as well as holding up to temperature extremes. Happy modeling!
I used to use stock card, but had a hard time so now I use 32lb. I was thinking about maybe using card stock for the buildings and regular paper for the smaller sections.
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