Paul's Schreiber-Bogen 1/24 Frankfurt Fire Dept Mercedes 170V

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Just arrived from Marcle Models. This is a paper kit that makes up into three different versions of this classic Mercedes. I was going to make the ambulance, but I've chosen to build the Fire Dept panel van instead.

This should be a straightforward build (!) with no Contacta, Milliput or Vallejo involved. I will, however, be getting through a shedload of scalpel blades!

Enough - here are the 'sprue' shots.
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These are not one-sided. The reverse looks like this:
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The instructions, such as they are, are in German, but these models can be made by simply following the diagrams, which with Schreiber-Bogen are nearly always very clear and precise. The model can be made with or without interior detailing - I'll be going 'with'. This will be an OOE (out of the envelope) build - the only aftermarket extras might be the odd cocktail stick.
 

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I've seen one or two card models built, or at least attempted, I don't imagine they are easy. I look forward to following this.
 

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Wow Paul. this will be amazing when you are finished!!! Really interesting, but way over my head. Do you cut it out on a mat, or do you use something else to cut on?

Prost
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OK, so I've just started this. Score card, cut card, bend card, fold card, glue card - and you're done!
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Am I enjoying this? No, not really! I've interrupted another project (that was going really well) to do this. Terrible project management!

As a result, I quickly decided I wouldn't do the detailed interior, which simplifies things considerably, and means I can get back to the diorama more quickly!

Still, I'll do my best with this - promise!
 

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Paul, I've built - and yes, actually completed, a card model on here. (a car ferry)

I find them to be soul destroying and yet strangely addictive in equal measure. Accurate, and I mean accurate cutting, bending and gluing of the card is essential.

Just like me, you are finding out exactly what happens when you start these b****y things!

Persevere old lad. You can do it.........

Ron
 

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It looks to be going well but way too much accurate cutting for my old hands to be doing. Reasonably easy to cover mistakes working in plastic, with card not so much.

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Interested to see this unfold (or is that fold). Not a common medium. In fact, I think Ron is the only person I’ve seen attempt one. Good luck :thumb2:
 
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Am I enjoying this? No, not really!
A few years ago, on a non-modelling forum I’m on, somebody showed his hobby: card models of AFVs. Some of the pictures were of individual track links for a Panzer IV or something, built from I don’t know how many pieces each … I told him I was glad my track links at least come on a sprue :smiling3:
 

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For being a card model, that looks mighty fine Paul. You are doing a great job on this. A really great job!!! Keep it coming Sir...

Prost
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Can see what you mean about using up blades Paul ! You wont think plastic is hard at times after this.
 

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Can see what you mean about using up blades Paul ! You wont think plastic is hard at times after this.
Thing is, to get a controlled cut along the steel rule, you have to hold the blade at a slight angle towards the rule, to stop it wandering off. Get the angle even a little wrong and you either slice through the card you want to keep, or promptly blunt the blade against the rule - I've mucked up a new blade on its very first pass before - very frustrating. Increasingly, I cut freehand. You have to cut curves freehand anyway, so it's all good practice. Scoring curves accurately is trickiest, I find.
 
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